Author: Erik Medina

Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia!’

November 15, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA “Mamma Mia!” is a musical about a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle.  Pima Community College Center for the Arts will perform “Mamma Mia!” in the Proscenium Theatre in the spring, with tickets already on sale. The cast still needs to be determined, however. The Center […]

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All that jazz

November 15, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Under the direction of Mike Kuhn and presented by Pima Community College Music, the Jazz Ensemble concert will spotlight a variety of styles in an upcoming performance. Featured pieces will include “The Heat’s On” by Sammy Nestico and the Quincy Jones arrangement of “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”  Trombonist Roger Wallace will […]

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Worming your way through Pima’s library

November 15, 2018

Interview and photo by ERIK MEDINA Dani Stuchel is an interim librarian for this semester at Pima Community College’s West Campus.  We recently sat down with Stuchel to talk about his job at the library. Q: Why this job? A: “I really like working with students. That was my favorite thing about working in archives […]

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Wind Ensemble will blow you away

October 23, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Pima Community College Music presents the Wind Ensemble, performing their first concert of the season and under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The concert features selections with only single movement compositions. The newly formed woodwind ensemble class make s its first appearance at this concert. The program includes a medley of […]

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Be sure to Shrek out this play

October 18, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA CYT Tucson will be bringing the Tony award-winning performance “Shrek the Musical” to the stage at Proscenium theater at Pima Community College Center for the Arts.  The show will run from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28.  Tickets cost $15 if purchased online at least one hour before curtain; $17 at the door; […]

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Groups perform in concert at Pima West

October 18, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA The Chorale and College Singers will perform its first concert of the Fall semester at 3 p.m. Oct. 21.  The concert will be presented by Pima Community College Music and will be under the direction of Jonathan Ng and accompanied by Shuo Pan.  The program will feature the Chorale singing “Stars Tonight” […]

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Strum here to eternity

October 4, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA   The Pima Community College Music Department will present a faculty recital with Michael Lich, a classical guitarist, banjo-player, arranger and composer. The performance will include pieces by Bach, Brouwer, Dyens, Lich and Piazzolla. Lich is also an instructor at PCC, where he teaches classroom and studio guitar. Along with performing solo […]

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Social media or social isolation

April 12, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Technology is advancing, and with its advancement comes new forms of communications. Letters turned to phone calls and phone calls turned to text. Yes, I know that’s not the precise order it went, but you get what I mean. We’re always improving how things are done. The current trend of communication is […]

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#MeToo movement gives survivors strength to go on after sexual assault

February 21, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA In today’s society, we have a fear of being alienated if we speak out. Those who are survivors of abuse are treated as if they were the abuser, if they decide to go public.  I believe that in the last few years those who have gone public about sexual abuse have either […]

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Trans-Atlantic opens Bernal 2018

February 8, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the first exhibit of 2018: “The Trans-Atlantic Fusion” exhibit, curated by David Andres. Hosted at the Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College’s West Campus, the exhibit runs through March 9. The gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

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