Arts & Entertainment

The Beat Report: How I learned to stop worrying and love The Roots

March 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY In case you didn’t know by now (or haven’t been paying attention, which, I mean, fair enough), The Beat Report is a bi-weekly music report on some of my favorite new stuff music has to offer. It will also will feature retrospectives on great albums celebrating anniversaries this year. No genre is […]

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The sound of the woodwinds comes to Pima

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Mark Nelson isn’t just the acting dean of Arts at Pima Community College, he’s also an accomplished tuba player, teacher, band director and musical historian. Nelson’s office, located near the entrance of the Center for the Arts building at West Campus, is adorned with stacks of CDs, old recording equipment and assorted […]

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Five great albums snubbed at the Grammys

February 28, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY February’s no fun. Football season is over. Arizona has yet to reach peak surfing weather. There isn’t much new music. Oh, and the Grammys happened. That’s bad, too.  1. Pusha T – “Daytona” (Hip-hop) Boomers will deride it as everything that’s wrong with hip-hop culture. I’ll praise it as a pugnacious poem […]

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5 great albums you probably missed from 2018

February 19, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Car Seat Headrest – “Twin Fantasy” Will Toledo’s reimagined masterwork on romantic teenage angst is stunning in its sheer scope. To think that Toledo crafted this hour-long indie-rock behemoth at only 19 is absurd, let alone that he had this vision all along – simply without the tools to make it a […]

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Bernal Gallery illustrates life on and beyond the border

February 18, 2019

BY PARKER BROCK  The Pima Community College Bernal Gallery is presenting SEPARADOS POR FRONTERA – SEPARATED BY BORDERS, an art gallery featuring works from Sonoran artists. The Bernal gallery is located at PCC West Campus and will displaying the exhibit from February fourth through March eighth. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. […]

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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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‘Sustained Visions’ features 5 artists

November 1, 2018

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Bernal Gallery chronicles the lives and works of: Fred Borcherdt, Bailey Doogan, Tom Philabaum, Barbara Rogers and Jim Waid in the new exhibit “Sustained Visions.” All five artists have taught at the college level while holding fast to their concepts and quality of craftsmanship. according to Andres. Sustained Visions was created behind […]

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‘Tartuffe’: Love, lies and a pious disguise

November 1, 2018

BY PARKER BROCK Pima Community College Theatre will present “Tartuffe,” a classic tale with romance and sardonic humor. The production, which will run Nov. 8-18, is directed by Pima’s new theater arts faculty, Chris Will. “Tartuffe” presents the tale set during the life of King Louis XVI with a modern message. The story is set […]

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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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