Arizona Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the Arizona premiere of the hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson.

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I had the pleasure of attending the Inaugural Gala, presented by the Rialto Theatre Foundation and sponsored by Jim Click, Saturday, Feb. 9.

The holiday season is all about getting together with family and friends. Have guests over for a no-fuss, no-stress cocktail party. For a memorable party for you and your guests, serve a festive cocktail and a couple of elegant but easy-to-make appetizers.

Kicking off the Independence Day festivities this Friday, June 29, The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain will be hosting a whole weekend of dining and entertainment for guests big and small. Friday evening features a CORE Wine Experience for adults, and a Cosmic Slide Party at the pool for all ages.

The animated film,“The Secret World of Arrietty,” is one more in a long list of masterpieces created by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and his animation team at Studio Ghibli. It is a vibrant, colorful work of art with three dimensional characters with unique personalities and quirks. More…

This week, instead of a newer DVD, I chose to watch "What's your Number." Really, none of this week's new releases looked good, and I was in the mood for an easy movie, and you can't really go wrong with a chick flick for that.

I have to admit when "Drive" first came out in theaters, I really wanted to go see it. After all, it stars Ryan Gosling who couldn't seem to go wrong this year with hits like "Crazy, Stupid Love," and "Ides of March."

In the movie "50/50" there's a 50/50 chance you will like it. Some expected the movie to be funnier, and others found it to be the perfect balance between drama and humor.

If, at the beginning of the year, one were to take a look at my list of the most anticipated film releases of 2011, they would find films such as Thor, Captain America, Rango, and Super 8. Now, 11 months later, almost all of the films on my list have been released and the most recent of thes…

Dove of Peace Lutheran Church’s free series of classical music concerts kicks off its eighth season with a New Year’s concert, featuring the music of Mozart on Sunday, Jan. 1, starting at 2 p.m. 

Good old-fashioned barbecue was one category that I realized was missing from the food reviews I’ve done so far. So this week, my mom and I trekked across town to Mr. K’s Barbeque at its new location on the corner of N. Stone Ave. and River Road.

Make bowls to donate to food bank fundraiser

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has named David Serus executive chef for the resort, following an extensive international search to fill the sought-after leadership position. Serus’ role will encompass all hotel culinary activities, including those at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, Cayton’s Re…

With the limited number of Christmas films in theaters this holiday season, families will likely find themselves watching reruns of their favorite holiday movies at home. Since I had already run through a few of my own favorites (“A Christmas Story”, “Elf”, and “Scrooged”), I decided to stop…

Film director Sande Zeig knew she had to make a movie about the Native American women before she even spoke to them. She was walking through Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport in 2006 when the bright yellow shirts in which they were all clad caught her eye. But it was the vibe they c…

One of the world’s most renowned directors is Steven Spielberg, the man behind such films as the “Indiana Jones” movies, “Jurassic Park,” “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial,” “Schindler’s List,” and many others.

“Breaking Dawn”, the fourth film in the popular “Twilight” saga, has already grossed $140 million since it opened on Friday.

“Who Shot Rock & Roll” is the first major museum exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the foreground, acknowledging their creative and collaborative role in the history of rock music.

The University of Arizona School of Music presents the chamber ensemble, the Arianna String Quartet, in concert on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall. The post-concert reception will be hosted by the School of Music Advisory Board.

A sharp and biting script well acted by a talented cast help make “Fat Pig” a must-see experience for people who like to be challenged as well as entertained.

Green Fields students to perform Neil Simon play

Playwright and filmmaker Neil Labute is known for creating stories that can be difficult to watch, but equally difficult to ignore, such as "In the Company of Men" and "The Shape of Things."

The Arizona Graduate Winds will introduce its new members this month in their debut recital presented by the School of Music at the University of Arizona.

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage at Fox Tucson Theatre in downtown Tucson on Saturday at 7 p.m., audience members should find something for every musical taste and interest.

Blues veterans Sparky and Rhonda Rucker from Tennessee, make a rare appearance out West this Saturday as part of the Ronstadt Generations concert at Plaza Palomino. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the plaza courtyard at 2970 N. Swan Road in Tucson. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at th…

As a rule, I don’t give many performances a standing ovation. Most are received as kind gestures from an audience filled with the relatives of the people on stage, who usually possess more enthusiasm than talent.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The documentary, "Mitchell 20," has its national premiere on Nov. 4 in New York. The film is named for 20 teachers at Mitchell School in the Isaac district of inner-city Phoenix. It tracks the efforts of teacher Daniela Robles to inspire her colleagues to achieve National Bo…

“Outside of the Bachs” will provide the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks audience with a wide-ranging listening experience from the amazing J.S. Bach, as well as that of other composers’ music based upon his works. A challenge is made to the supposed “orderliness” of classical music. 

Your home may be your castle, but it can also be your money pit if you’re not careful. Between home repairs and the rising cost of fuel, food, and electricity, many Americans are feeling the pinch.