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My Favorite Martian
In his guidebook to the Red Planet, Tucson's William K. Hartmann writes like a native.
The corporate owner of Cirque du Soleil sues Tucson's Flam Chen for using the word 'cirque' in a performance title.
An Italian family cooks, fights, eats and makes up in "Saturday, Sunday, Monday."
Digging Through What's Left
Homeowners return to the Summerhaven area to see what the fire destroyed--and spared.
Irene's latest dinner theater production features powerful words--but it's not a play.
Live Theatre Workshop does A.R. Gurney's "The Fourth Wall" justice.
Fun for the Soul
Gaslight Theatre continues its tradition of over-the-top and purposefully hokey entertainment.
In predominantly Mormon community St. David sits an eclectic, open-to-the-public Catholic library.
Arizona Onstage Productions' "Falsettoland" exudes professionalism and a lot of heart.
Live Action Cartoonists' multi-media show comes together before your eyes.
Up in Smoke
What's in store for Summerhaven and Mount Lemmon?
The Inn Crowd
Invisible Theatre crams an ambitious lineup into a cabaret series at the Arizona Inn.
UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre offers a Neil Simon play worth talking about.
There's Moor than meets the eye in Paula Vogel's 'Othello' spin-off.
Irene's Dinner Theater treads into the darkness of black comedy "Ruffian on the Stair."
Jamie Smith's evolving one-woman show explores current events in a burlesque way.
A Pox Upon Thee
Tucson author Jennifer Lee Carrell revives smallpox.
Invisible Theatre valiantly tries to close the gaps in an empty-headed murder mystery.
Jewel of a Season
The TSO is not letting economic doldrums ruin its diamond anniversary.
A Good Match
Live Theatre Workshop's "The Matchmaker" pairs the audience with a quality play.
After some obstacles, Irene's Dinner Theater admirably presents its first production.
Strings of Gold
Violinist Robert McDuffie plays his million-dollar instrument with verve and appreciation.
Catalina Players' production of "Crimes of the Heart" highlights comedy over troubled emotions.
KUAZ radio changes to a news format, causing a stir among some jazz fans.
The Joy of Sax
Tucson-based Michael Hester is one of the finest classical saxophonists around.
Arizona Theatre Company's "Copenhagen" looks into the minds of scientists.
UA students work together smoothly in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Arizona Theatre Company offers three plays that examine the truth through storytelling.
Two writers vie for the last word in IT's compelling "Collected Stories."
Lonely Wives Club
"A Coupla White Chicks" exposes the dark side of love.
Fancy footwork gets characters off the ropes in Elaine Romero's 'Barrio Hollywood.'
D. R. Ransdell blends musical talent and humor in a new CD.
Way Out West
Mae West provides over-the-top inspiration for lovesick geeks in "Dirty Blonde."
"The Cider House Rules, Part 2" squeezes out fine performances from a compelling script.
Love, orphans and abortion rule John Irving's Dickensian "Cider House."
Can a writer steal the souls of black folk?
The Catalina Players prove that dinner theater isn't dead.
Love's Labor's Last
The brain rests while the heart frolics in Live Theatre Workshop's version of "As You Like It."
The party's not over for Polly Bergen, who brings her cabaret show to Tucson.
The Tucson Symphony devotes February to the Bernstein legacy.
Eugene O'Neill's tragicomic "Moon for the Misbegotten" illuminates a love unfulfilled.
Anne-Marie McDermott surveys Prokofiev's nine piano sonatas.
Grappling with the Issues
"The Wrestling Season" takes a look at life through the eyes of teen-agers.
Moscow on the Hudson
Vladimir Feltsman and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society explore the Soviet underground.
Live Theatre Workshop asks, "Who's your daddy?"
An American Melody
Pianist James Tocco performs works of U.S. composers in addition to European masters.
Red Hot Yiddische Mama
Sophie Tucker returns to life at Invisible Theatre.
NAThalia Stage Ensemble debuts with "Six Windows, One House."
Dressed for Success
Gayle Castañeda has everything she needs for her museum of ethnic costume, except a building.
All For the Good
'A Tucson Pastorela' shows goodness is possible among imperfect people in a troubled world.
Daniel Asia's approach to the voice is lyrical, if not tuneful.
Beating the Odds
Fine performances save 'The Fantasticks' despite nonsensical material.
Home on the Range
You can't say no to the UA's production of "Oklahoma!"
Can equal portions of food and love keep this loud family together?
"The Miss Firecracker Contest" explodes with a full array of humor and colorful performances.
Ale and Spirits
An Irish pub serves up haunting tales in "The Weir."
In With The Old
Lutenist Paul O'Dette adopts a Spanish accent.
Colorful family members veer from the harmonic path in ATC's "Blue."
Percussionist Evelyn Glennie drums up enthusiasm for new music.
Tucson is a station of the cross-country tour of "La Pasión según San Marcos."
Arizona Opera's "La Traviata" loses its way at the end.
Waiting to Exhale
After 26 years, Scott Carter returns to Invisible Theatre for "Heavy Breathing."
Call Me Bwana
African music is boss for John Williams and friends.
Leave It to Biber
Violinist John Holloway seeks the modern along Baroque byways.
Best of Tucson
ATC puts Shakespeare in a place worth being, and seeing.
It's never too late for the right kind of love at Invisible Theatre.
'The Sins of Sor Juana' highlights the life of an intellect before her time.
Live Theatre Workshop has an inviting production.
The Stories We Tell
Arizona Theatre Company's Samantha Wyer prefers plays where people confront life honestly.
Elements of Style
The Sonoran Consort mingles many genres in music all its own.
Truth Be Told
Ana Consuelo Matiella talks fact and fiction about Nogales, Sonorans and Mexican-Americans.
Three local documentaries zoom in on workers' struggles.
Rooks and Pawns
'Endgame' plays at the chess-game swindle that is life.
Two's a Crowd
The lead actors carry the show in Live Theatre Workshop's "Odd Couple."
Kaija Saariaho's "L'Amour de loin" is the object of desire this summer in Santa Fe.
'As Bees in Honey Drown' satirizes America's love of fame without achievement.
The UA Poetry Center's new director nurtures the voice of creativity.
German traditions now shape George Hanson's conducting.
Live Theatre Workshop provides a stiff breeze for a limp Neil Simon comedy.
"Elijah" holds forth at the UA.
Arizona Repertory Theatre serves up food for thought.
Members of Humane Borders carry out a mission to provide water to migrants on a deadly trek.
Flying on the Edge
Thomas Bowen's book chronicles the exhilarating flights of pilot Ike Russell.
Beowulf Alley comes out swinging with two sharp comedies.
Invisible Theatre charms with an imperfect musical about couples.
Budget crunch may prompt UA freshmen to take required courses at Pima Community College.
Kim Lowry recovers from a severe head injury with help from Bloodhut.
The Tucson Symphony learns the musical language of Latin America.
The Master Builder
"Work Song" shows that Frank Lloyd Wright was his own most controversial creation.
The Beat Goes On
Ghosts of the Beat generation crash a poetry slam.
Cockpit recordings inspire a terrifying air-disaster play.
The University of Arizona's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" puts Shakespeare in the disco era.
Don't think too hard about the deeper meanings of the Arizona International Film Festival; that way madness lies.
A hot Gen-X quartet plays new music by Tucsonans Daniel Asia and Dan Coleman.
Full of Mystery
Live Theatre Workshop has a funny way of filling in Agatha Christie's "The Hollow."
Good to the Last Drop
But nobody's likely to fall down when UA dancers present 'Premium Blend.'
No good deed goes unpunished in 'Visiting Mr. Green.'
One Flute over the Cuckoo's Nest
In the crazy world of jazz, Holly Hofmann is flying high.
Poetry slams into Tucson.
Bob Sorenson takes reservations, but no prisoners, at ATC.
Flamenco in the Pink
Antonio Márquez keeps flamenco dance healthy, although its habitat is changing.
Voices in Her Head
Ann Hampton Callaway performs classic songs with a flourish.
This time, the Winter Chamber Festival trades unity for diversity.
Habits of Thought
An operatic convent confronts grace, idealism and the French Revolution.
Sons and Losers
Arthur Miller's first triumph is the latest success at Live Theatre Workshop.
Between the Sheets
Demetria Martínez' greatest love affair is with language.
Slaves of Love
Revolution and ardor share the stage as the Grigorovich Ballet presents "Spartacus."
ATC enters the math-and-madness race with confident "Proof."
All in a Day's Work
Old Pueblo Playwrights stages a frantic festival.
In her new show at Invisible Theatre, Susan Claassen successfully creates a complicated, balanced, living character.
Web of Intrigue
Borderlands Theater warmly embraces "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
Susan Classen fills Edith Head's shoes.
A sobering experience for local teens.
Next year's concert stages may be much less colorful.
Arizona Theatre Company takes on transformation with "My Fair Lady."
Author John Bret-Harte paints a portrait of Tucson.
Nuts to You
Ballet Arizona brings the season's first Nutcracker to town.
Invisible Theatre presents a comedy about dynastic disruption.
Live Theatre Workshop's stripped-down production of "Twelfth Night" lustily emphasizes the play's frivolity.
Remembering John Denman.
Our history gets potted.
The UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre reminds us the future ain't what it used to be.
Diane Schuur wakes up the Reveille Gay Men's Chorus.
Chew on This
Rube Goldberg meets Pilobolus on the Food Network.
Bloodhut Productions experiments with a new 'Recipe.'
Arizona Theatre Company presents a merry melody.
And Baby Makes Trouble
Invisible Theatre follows in the footsteps of young parenthood.
Mightier Than the Sword
Pens and brushes combat violence in a program for homeless kids.
Ex Marks the Spot
Local playwright Stuart Bousel pens a sexy comedy about romantic entanglements.
Chamber of Horrors
Discordant times for a local orchestra.
Green Thursday's tale of sin and salvation falls flat.
Comedy of Manners
Live Theatre Workshop sticks a quivering fork into gelatinous middle-class English values.
You've Got Male
Borderlands Theater explores the men's movement.
With Invisible Theatre, life's a cabaret.
Juan for the Road
To hell with George Bernard Shaw.
The UA pops the cork on two festive concerts this weekend.
UA Opera tackles Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Mikado'.
The University of Arizona highlights sopranos with a pair of one-act Puccini operas this weekend at Crowder Hall.
Painting by Numbers
Playwright Steven Dietz wields a brilliant technique, but fails to make an emotional connection in "Inventing Van Gogh."
Borderlands Theater presents a dreamy production of "Sueño."
Arizona Repertory Theatre takes flight with "Angels in America."
Invisible Theatre's latest comedy isn't just another Southern Gothic tale of hell's belles.
Music Theatre Arizona makes its debut with Sondheim, sans helicopters.
A Gray-Day Monologue
Has Spalding Gray turned into a family man?
Clothes Make the Woman
Linda Andresano showcases her versatility in 'Dressing the Part.'
ATC's "Wit" explores the last days of a scholar of sonnets.
Wild at Heart
Maurice Sendak's creatures are on the loose.
With the New Year come a few very subtle cosmetic changes in the Tucson Weekly.
Mano a Mandolin
A celebration of somewhat obscure strings.
Invisible Theatre opens its doors to the immigrant experience.
Magical Mystery Tour
Exploring the invisible world at Invisible Theatre.
Arizona Theatre Company launches a ship-shape production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."
Songs Of The Season
The hills are alive with the sound of holiday music.
In The Air
Adriel Heisey captures the beauty of the Sonoran Desert with flying colors.
Decisions, Decisions, 2000
Our brain trust doles out advice on ballot propositions facing local voters.
Hunger And Heaven
Arizona Theatre Company's latest is a work of love and integrity.
The Fox Theatre opens its doors this weekend for a sneak preview.
Luca Ciarla's "Sister Classican And Brother Jazz"
Chance To Dance
NEW ARTiculations samples wine and work.
Swine take flight at Invisible Theatre.
Arizona Theatre Company deftly renders Art.
Live Theatre Workshop revives Noel Coward's triple play.
Looks like smooth sailing for the UA Opera's summer crowd pleaser, "H.M.S. Pinafore."
Playwright Of Passage
ATC artist-in-residence Elaine Romero brings stories and communities to life.
Leaps And Bounds
Orts, UA Dance and ZUZI! Move It stage concerts this weekend.
Hughes And Cries
Four performance artists come together for Voices From The Margins.
Centennial Hall invokes a higher power with Joyful Noise and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
A recap of this year's Winter Chamber Music Festival.
World On A String
Latin composers enjoy prominence in this year's Winter Chamber Music Festival.
Grand New Opera
The company's season-opening performance of "Turandot" should illustrate what contemporary opera presentation is all about.
Composer Daniel Asia is getting a lot of local attention these days.
ATC opens the season with mixed results.
Violinist Luca Ciarla and pianist Sean Schulze, artists-in-residence in Chamber Music America's Rural Residence Program, bring both the finer and fun points of chamber music to Safford.
Delivering The Dirt
Grievously flawed, boring, infuriating, this may be one of the century's great novels.