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POPS IN THE PARK. She's entertained audiences from New York to Europe and you can catch her act for free.

Clarissa Quinlan, who's been successful in her many travels, will perform a range of Broadway hits, including "Home" from The Wiz and "Can't Stop Lovin' That Man of Mine" from Showboat.

The show is part of the Tucson Pops Orchestra's 47th season of Music Under the Stars.

The free concert starts at 7 p.m., Sunday, in the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park. Parking is available at the Randolph Park Golf Course parking lot on Alvernon, just north of 22nd Street. Shuttle service to the band shell starts at 5:30 p.m.


DEEP SPACE. So maybe you're one of those people who's wandered into your bathroom or kitchen and thought, "Hey, just what the hell is going on here?"

Yours/Mine/and the Spaces in Between, an exhibition of oil paintings by Theresa Redinger and mixed media installations by S.J. Gibson, may be right up your alley.

The exhibition explores the relationship between everyday objects and the spaces in which they exist.

Are these objects really necessary?

Redinger examines the essentiality of such objects mainly in the kitchen and bathroom due to the fact that those rooms are the most functional rooms in a house. Throughout her exploration of objects she uses Polaroids to attain images that she later uses in her paintings.

In distancing herself from these objects she is able to examine their roles in her life and her desire to accumulate them.

Redinger is currently a candidate for a master's of fine arts at the UA.

Gibson is currently a bachelor of fine arts student at the UA pursuing a degree in combined media. Gibson primarily works with installation pieces often combining alternative process printmaking and new genre installations.

Gibson has been working with everyday objects and the spaces where they exist as well. She has also been exploring the idea of the space in-between couples in relationships, physically and emotionally.

The show runs through July 8 at Lionel Rombach Gallery, located across from the UA Museum of Art at the corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 626-4215.


RISING STAR: Prodigal son Mark Jude Poirier returns to Tucson to read from his new collection, Unsung Heroes of American Industry. Poirier's dry wit and fluid prose have won him critical acclaim from The New York Times and beyond. In his new book, Poirier has expanded his fictional cast of Tucson pot heads and mountain bikers to include lonely eccentrics and their capitalist schemes. Worm farming, anyone? Also reading: Stacey Richter, award-winning author of My Date With Satan, which is one hell of good read as well. It all starts at 7 p.m. on May 17 at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. For more info call 792-3715.

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