SHAKIN' THE RAFTERS: Bible-belters Robert Robinson and
Henry Wiens strut their vocal stuff locally from Friday evening
through Sunday afternoon in the Gospel Music Weekend.
A riveting and regularly featured singer in Lorie Line's Pop Chamber Orchestra, Robinson boasts "a diaphragm to die for." He's also director of the acclaimed Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir in Minneapolis, and has recorded four albums with Wiens, an eclectic pianist whose stylings range from gospel and jazz to R&B.
The celebration begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February
12, in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Broadway. Various
workshops will continue from
GILDED GHOST: She took the world by a well-heeled storm and departed in an inelegant flurry, leaving many bleak, aimless and bereft lives behind. But now you can get a glimpse of faded glory when the Tucson Botanical Gardens displays a pair of Princess Diana's venerable gowns. A Tribute to a Princess is part of a fund-raiser for the Botanical Gardens and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson.
Both gowns were purchased at the 1997 Christie's auction in New York: One is a Victor Edelstein creation, and is rumored to rank among Diana's favorites. (She'd originally pulled it from the auction, but put it back on the block for charity, which led to the dress' moniker, "Sequins Save Lives.") The second dress was inspired by Grace Kelly's elegant evening gown in the movie To Catch a Thief.
The display runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, February 12, in the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Admission is $6. Call 326-9686 for information.
DRAMATIC TIME TRAVEL: Step through double-doors into the past during one of Arizona Theatre Company's guided tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art.
Dedicated in 1927, the charming downtown gem featured virtuoso violinist Jasche Heifetz at its grand opening ceremony, and went through endless incarnations prior to its 1990 renovation, when it became permanent home to the Arizona Theatre Company.
Docents give the inside scoop on this behind-the-scenes peek, providing tidbits about the building's history and rebirth.
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