Alexander Cardier: Popular Piano

November 2, 2017

PCC Music Faculty members George Cardier, Mark Nelson and José Luis Sandoval will perform in the faculty recital, “Alexander Cardier: Popular Piano” at 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The recital will take place in the Recital Hall  at the Center for the Arts at West Campus and admission costs $8. Music includes popular American songs from […]

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Music major keeping time

May 4, 2017

By MADDY STEVENSON Eventually, Pima Community College student Anessa Dominique Quijada Rivera wants a career working behind the scenes in the music industry. For now, the 20-year-old voice major is taking 19 credits and working part time at Starbucks. “I have to take piano, music theory, oral perception, choir and my voice lessons,” Rivera says. […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: March 23 – April 5

March 23, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS April 5: Poetry literary slam, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by the Student Center to show off your poetry skills and share them with other students. Details: Student Life, 206-2121 April 5: Traciana Graves, “Don’t Call Me a Bitch,” 11:25 a.m.-noon, East Campus center courtyard. Interactive event for men […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: College encourages arts’ excellence

March 2, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Music. Art. Theater. Dance. Before I worked on the Aztec Press, I was oblivious to these programs at Pima Community College. Because I’ve been interested in the arts from a young age, however, I was naturally drawn to writing about arts and entertainment. When I take a trip down memory lane, I […]

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Alt-rock band honors genre

November 22, 2016

Alternative rock has been stuck in a rut, falling more into the mainstream radio world and less into the “I want to write something that means something to someone” sphere. It’s been quite some time since an alternative rock band made me feel hopeful for the genre. Beware of Darkness is different. “Rock is so […]

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Two bands deliver unique mix of underground rock and metal

April 21, 2016

By TRAVIS BRAASCH While many tours feature lineups of musicians playing within the same genre, Napalm Death and the Melvins have decided to challenge each other’s fan bases by touring together around the world. “We have all been friends for a long time,” Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover said. “We are fans of each other’s music […]

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Downtown Radio: station with a purpose

January 28, 2016

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Downtown Tucson has expanded in every direction the past few years, and East Toole Avenue is no exception. In addition to art galleries, studios and small retail stores, the artsy avenue also houses Tucson’s new underground radio station. Downtown Radio, 99.1 FM KDTD, was established Sept. 13, 2015 with the mission to […]

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THE WORD: Which music genre motivates you the most?

December 10, 2015

“When I’m studying, I listen to symphonies by Schubert because they have no lyrics in them.” Anmol Jain Major: Computer Science “I grew up listening to jazz. It helps me focus and relax myself.” Ariela Edelman Major: Medical Lab Tech “Anything hardcore or heavy, like hip-hop or metal.”  Jonathan Vasquez Major: Dental Hygiene “It varies. […]

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Top 10: Jazz albums for beginners

October 29, 2015

by BRYAN OROZCO Jazz. It’s as American as apple pie, baseball and war. With a long and complex history, from ragtime to big band swing and bebop to modern hard bob, knowing where to start might seem intimidating.  Here are ten albums that anyone interested in jazz will enjoy. Make sure to take your time […]

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PCC alive with music

April 9, 2015

Three Pima Community College music instructors will perform in concert between April 12-19 in the Recital Hall at the West Campus Center for the Arts. Admission for each concert is $8, with discounts available. For additional information, call the CFA box office at 206-6986 or visit online at Alex Cardieri & Friends: April 12 […]

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Hip-hop lyrics have lost meaning

March 12, 2015

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III In today’s world, we can access a vast  variety of music. With the click of a button, we can choose country, rock, pop, classical, dubstep or someone just banging on drums in his basement. However, the juggernauts of the music business remain rap and hip-hop. If you’re at a club, switching […]

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Chezale blazes path for future mavericks

February 12, 2015

By SHANA ROSE Pima Community College has been a stepping stone for students who want to influence their community and follow their dreams. Chezale Rodriguez, a 2003 PCC alumnus, is one of those students. The local singer, dancer, actor and model is also known as Lady Maverick but now goes by Chezale. “Lady Mav is […]

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Blues Festival has Pima connection

October 16, 2014

By JAMIE VERWYS The sounds of harmonicas and slide guitars will fill the air at the Blues and Heritage Festival of the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation. The nonprofit group works to keep Tucson’s blues scene vibrant by spreading music and culture. The foundation plays an active role within the community, sponsoring Blues in Schools […]

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Sun Bones seeks ‘truest possible sound’

November 26, 2013

By KATIE STEWART The Tucson-based band Sun Bones calls their upcoming performance at the Rialto Theatre their biggest performance to date. The group, which plays a variety of genres from folk and hip-hop to rock and classical, continues to evolve from humble beginnings as high school musicians. Sun Bones consists of: Evan Casler – guitar, […]

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Monstrosity ‘an explosion of music’

October 3, 2013

By MICHAEL ANDERSON When people think of rappers, they tend to think mainly of New York and Los Angeles. That is a mistake, since vibrant rap scenes have developed around the country. One act representing Tucson is Monstrosity. Monstrosity is a duo consisting of Tucson native Rickey Barrow, 23, and Nathan Billings, 24, from Carson […]

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