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Comment Archives: Events: 5 Stars

Re: “Tesoro and Special guests with Radio La Chusma

Don't miss this!!!

Posted by Robert M Duffy on 05/19/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “CDSS Centennial Celebration Tucson Tour Stop

Among the FREE workshops being offered are:

Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam

Exploring the basics of providing music for a contra dance. How to select appropriate repertoire; understanding the musical structure and how it relates to the dance; interacting with the caller; and learning the language of contra dance choreography. Bring your instruments!

Appalachian Flatfooting w/ Matthew

Part of a broad spectrum of overlapping traditions which includes tap, swing, and Charleston, Appalachian flatfooting and clogging are a blend of European, West African, and American Indian dances. While tap is often associated with jazz, clogging and flatfooting have close ties to Appalachian old time music. Exploring the highly improvisational nature of these traditions, we will draw from both clogging and flatfooting vocabulary and examine the places where these forms intersect and overlap. We will explore phrasing, musicality and economy of motion to acquire a solid foundation of rhythmic building blocks. A great class for students of any level; from beginners who want fast-paced steps and improv drills, to advanced dancers who want to hone their technique, facility and repertoire. No previous experience necessary. Leather-soled shoes are recommended but not required.

Body Rhythms w/ Matthew

Many vernacular dance forms have a tradition in which the human body is the primary instrument. Matthew’s style of body percussion is inspired by hambone, new “body music” ensembles like Stomp and Brazil-based Barbatuques, African-American stepping and other dance traditions. Students will explore polyrhythmic patterns of clapping, snapping, and stepping, in which a focus on musicality makes for a delicious musical movement-experience. A great class for students of any level from beginners to advanced dancers.

Melody Playing for Dances w/ Jaige & Adam

Discover why some tunes work better for contra than others and learn how to reconstruct melodies to make them dance-friendly. The scope of this workshop also includes creating “sets”, evaluating how well two tunes go together in a medley and navigating segues; the responsibilities of a melody player; counter-melodies and harmonies. All instruments welcome.

Laying the Groove w/ Adam and Matthew

Every instrument is a rhythm instrument. This workshop presents exercises and examples to develop solid foundational support for dance music. Topics include matching the pulse to the characteristics of the dance choreography, “swinging” the beat, considering tempo, and discovering the “groove” in both melody and back-up patterns. All instruments welcome!

Allowing Movement w/ Jaige

This workshop presents an opportunity to explore habitual movement and response patterns in a fun and enlightening way... learn how to undo unnecessary tension and encourage a lightness of being that allows movement to happen without the effort, fatigue or pain we so commonly become accustomed to. Discover a graceful ease of mobility and experience greater freedom.


Posted by Nerra on 04/10/2015 at 2:47 PM

Re: “UA Student Union Kachina Lounge and Gallery

Excellent show.

Posted by anonomous on 03/31/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Tour of the Mission Garden at Tucson's Birthplace

The Mission Garden is fabulous. Check it out!

Winter hours (December through March) are 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays; summer hours (April through November) are 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tucson History Buff on 03/28/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “The Lowell Americana Music Fest


Posted by Bret Austin on 03/27/2015 at 3:11 PM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Happening in Vail tomorrow!!!!

Posted by Allison Richardson on 03/27/2015 at 5:59 AM

Re: “JAWS: Juniors Active in Wheelchair Sports Practice

They are amazing and great with kids. I wish I knew about this program sooner

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ashley on 02/28/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Phil Davis

The perfect way to improve on a Monday. Kick back with a great cocktail, munch on a few appetizers and listen to the unbelievable talent of Phil Davis

Posted by Royal Sun on 02/16/2015 at 2:09 PM

Re: “The Death Monologues come to Tucson

I have experienced Death Monologues several times and it's an amazing blend: life-engaged and death-centric simultaneously. Whether you want to address your fears, work through end of life issues, get in touch with your grief or just have a new view of death, you will find yourself in a more enlightened state afterward.

In this beautiful performance, Death shines without diminishing Life's glow in the least.

Fill the auditoriums! Tell your friends! Start the conversations!

Forward-thinkers, the merely curious and death simply must not miss it.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Darby on 02/16/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

My girls will love it!

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Posted by AZnessa on 02/12/2015 at 12:25 PM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Should be fun!

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Posted by Stacey Roberts on 02/11/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Woo Hoo!

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Posted by Alexis Moyer on 02/10/2015 at 9:01 PM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

So excited! My three kids will LOVE this!

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Posted by Melissa Young Monholland on 02/10/2015 at 2:02 PM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Family fun! We will be there.!

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Posted by Angie White Bracey on 02/10/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Something for everyone!

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Posted by dthrelfall on 02/10/2015 at 8:10 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

So excited!

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Posted by Jessica Berry on 02/10/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Posted by Jenee Mittenzwei on 02/10/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

Great family fun and FREE ADMISSION!

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Posted by jlaw12 on 02/10/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “CLV MOPS Spring Fling Carnival!

So much fun!

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Posted by Liz Mulvey Kanon on 02/10/2015 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Recycling Centers

And Himmel Park.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/02/2015 at 3:51 PM

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