MUSICPerformances This Week
BLUE PRAIRIE DOGS. Tucson Greyhound Park Clubhouse and Hana Eagle Productions host this local country, cowboy, and Southwestern music group, performing before and between races on Friday, August 28, at Tucson Greyhound Park. The Dogs also play the downtown Stillwell-Twiggs House, at the corner of 12th Street and Fifth Avenue, on Saturday, August 29. Tickets are $12 per person, $20 per couple, and include two drinks and light refreshments. CDs will be on sale at a discount at both performances. Advance tickets are available at Hear's Music.
THE BOBS. Outrageous a cappella group The Bobs perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 29, at the Temple of Music and Art Holsclaw Theatre, 330 S. Scott Ave. Known for incredible live shows combining witty originals with covers of rock-and-roll classics, The Bobs mix performance art, body percussion, and musical adventure with their own, four-part vocal accompaniment. All seating is reserved. Tickets are $14 and $16, with a $2 In Concert member and student discount. Get them in advance at Hear's Music, 2508 N. Campbell Ave., Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave., and Zip's University, 946 E. University Blvd. Order by phone at 327-4809, for an additional $1 service fee. Call 327-4809 for information.
NORTEÑO FESTIVAL. The annual Norteño street fair and battle of the bands offer hours of dancing and celebration from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29. There are special guest performers and a free evening concert on Friday, with the traditional battle of the bands competition featured on Saturday. More than 40 restaurants compete for bragging rights to Tucson's most popular salsa. This annual celebration is created by volunteers to benefit Pio Decimo Center, a non-profit agency serving the Barrio Santa Rosa and South Tucson communities since 1946. The 11th Annual Norteño Music Festival is centered at South Fourth Avenue and East 36th Street, and kicks off a week of Norteño celebrations. Call 622-2801 for information.
Out Of Town
LOOSE CANNONS BLUES BAND. Bisbee, Arizona. The Loose Cannons Blues Band performs with Luther Jackson from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, at St. Elmo's. Also featured is Bisbee Harp Master Scott Muhlman. Call (520) 432-5578 for information.
BAND CLASSES. Desert Cove Christian Church. 6163 S. Midvale Road. Desert Cove School of Music offers band, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, voice and preschool music and movement classes for all ages. Cost ranges from $25 to $40 per month, plus enrollment and materials. Private instruction on piano, strings, guitar and band instruments is available. Call 888-3352 or 887-4266 for information.
FOOTHILLS WOMEN'S CHORUS. A group of women who love to sing, no auditions required, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road. Spring programs include Broadway tunes, pop music and old favorites, performed in front of various organizations and retirement communities. For more information, call 888-1737 or 299-1449.
MALE SINGERS WANTED. The Sons of Orpheus all-male choir needs new singers for the 1998-'99 season. No audition required. Call Grayson Hirst at 621-1649 for information.
MUSICIANS WANTED. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra seeks experienced orchestral musicians for the 1998-'99 season. Call 624-0170 to schedule an audition.
PERFORMERS WANTED. Acoustic, instrumental, and vocal performers are needed for a new talent showcase premiering in September. Interested performers can call Jeffrey Scotland at 578-3763.
VOICE LESSONS. The Tucson Horizon Chorus, in conjunction with Pima Community College, offers Vocal Development for Women at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, September 8 through 29. Call 206-6468 to register.
STRING PLAYERS WANTED. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson, a 60-piece volunteer symphony orchestra starting its 24th season, needs the following string players: violins, violas, cellos, and especially basses. Come to a rehearsal and get aquainted at Tucson Jewish Community Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call the director, Dr. Herschel Kreloff, at 325-3002 for information or to audition.
TUNE CATCHERS. The Tune Catchers, an a cappella women's chorus, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the music room of the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road. New members are welcome. Call 325-0655 for more information.
WEST AFRICAN DRUM. Learn the rhythms of Guinea and Mali in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginning and intermediate classes are now forming. Hour-and-a-half classes meet once each week. Cost is $40 per four-week session, or $12 per class. Registration is ongoing. Contact Martin Klabunde (206-9250) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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