Bruce Hardt

Horoscope

November 20, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT   Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re always on a high horse, Sagittarius. You tend to be a freedom fighter, launching flaming arrows of vengeance upon totalitarian powers, igniting hope in all who see you.   Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You do the devil’s work with such practical methods of ritual sacrifice, Capricorn. […]

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“Star Wars” has a new hope

November 20, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT   “Star Wars” is the king of nerdy franchises. The problem is that it wasn’t always such. There was a point 15 or so years ago when the glory, fun and otherworldly feel of the beloved “original trilogy” still existed, untouched by George Lucas’s tinkering and unfulfilling prequels. I was 8 years […]

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Concert celebrates 20 years of performances

November 8, 2012

To commemorate 20 years of playing together, musicians Michael Keepe and Allen Rodriguez will perform at the Pima Community College West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. The duo features Pima instructor Keepe on saxophone and Rodriguez on piano. The performance will include world premiere pieces written […]

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Tucson celebrates Modernism Week Nov. 9-11

November 8, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT Pima Community College will sponsor Tucson Modernism Week with 23 events Nov. 9-11. Events, lectures and tours organized by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation will focus on the modernist buildings on Broadway Boulevard between Country Club Road and Campbell Avenue. Some events require tickets and reservations. “We are honored to be able […]

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Cello, art combine for Nov. 8 recital

October 25, 2012

Music with art is the theme for a Pima Community College interdisciplinary faculty concert on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Theodore Buchholz will perform cello selections including: “Suite 1” by J.S. Bach featuring the photography of Kate Breakey “Fantasy on Two Klee Studies” by Augusta […]

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‘Prometheus’ ideas catch fire

October 25, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT   This summer saw film director Ridley Scott’s return to science-fiction genre, which he helped define with his films “Alien” and “Blade Runner.” His visions of bleak, corrosive and morally corrupt futures have become legendary. His latest movie, “Prometheus,” is a heavy film full of ideals and visual allusions. It’s a prequel […]

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Best Bets: Halloween events

October 25, 2012

‘Halloween’ stabs back into Tucson theaters Compiled by Bruce Hardt The bogeyman is back this Halloween. Horror classic “Halloween” will play at select theaters across the country, including three theaters in Tucson on Oct. 25 and 30. “Halloween” is the king of all slasher flicks — an atmospheric, bleak masterpiece that birthed many a horror […]

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By the numbers

October 25, 2012

Compiled by Bruce Hardt   41 million Estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14 across the United States in 2010.   116.7 million Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2010 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.   92% Percentage of households with residents who consider their neighborhood safe.   1.1 […]

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ARTS BRIEFS: Wind Ensemble to play American tunes

October 11, 2012

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will play a mix of mostly American compositions on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Under the direction of Mark Nelson, the Wind Ensemble will perform Claude T. Smith’s “Emperata Overture,” Robert Smith’s “Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba” and Harry […]

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Top 10: ‘80s cult movies

October 11, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT There is an odd timelessness about films from the 1980s, a bygone era when movies just seemed to be a hell of a lot more fun. Love and care went into these adventures. The stories often pit normalcy against the supernatural, or loners finding their way in fantasy. Quotable, kitschy and wondrous, […]

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Jacob Bannon creates dark, emotive works

September 27, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT Jacob Bannon has been making a name for himself in the underground music scene for more than 20 years. His prominent endeavor is his work with Converge, a Salem, Mass., metallic hardcore punk band. In addition to his musical work, he is also famous for his work as a visual artist. “I […]

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BEST BETS: Geeks flock to Congress Nintendo Party; beer and wine tasting

September 13, 2012

LIVE MUSIC Compiled by Bruce Hardt Sept. 15: Nintendo Party featuring Minibosses at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 9 p.m. $3. 21 and up. Details: hotelcongress.com/2012/08/20/nintendo-party-w-the-minibosses-special-guests. Engage in some wholesome, affordable nerdiness at a Nintendo Party at Club Congress. In celebration of 1980s and ‘90s culture, this event will tickle your nostalgia with an […]

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Dark day shines on a good knight

September 13, 2012

By BRUCE HARDT This summer saw the release of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the swan song to director Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed trilogy that not only reinvented Batman but also the notion of what a superhero film could be. First-entry “Batman Begins” was a spectacular reboot whose grit and realism have since found their way into […]

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