Arts and Culture Guy

December 1, 2012 |

Jane Austen’s “Emma”

A lavish new musical production of one of Jane Austen’s most beloved heroines, Emma, comes to life on stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company, the production, with music, lyrics and book by Tony award-winner Paul Gordon, runs through December 22. The classic tale of a woman who plays at being a matchmaker, and yet remains clueless to the own desires of her heart has been a favorite since its publication in 1815. Many will remember the popular culture film version entitled “Clueless” in 1995, which updated the story. Don’t miss a chance to see a new and exciting version of this classic on stage. A perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

Davis Dominguez Gallery

Three unique and powerful artistic talents are on display through December 29 at the Davis Dominguez Gallery. Abstract Expressionist paintings by Josh Goldberg are joined with bronze sculptures by Marc Rossi and paintings of Sabino Canyon by James Cook, creating a riot of color and a startling portrait of the natural world as seen by three Tucson artists. The gallery, located at 154 E. 6th St. is free and open to the public and has ample, adjacent and free parking.

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

One of Tucson’s most beloved and longest running cultural traditions, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present their annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 15 at Crowder Hall on the University of Arizona campus. The two performances are scheduled for 3:00pm and at 7:30pm. With a legacy of performance and tours that spans over 65 years, this group has a legacy like no other of celebrating music and song with a unique connection to the desert southwest. Visit for tickets and more information.

A Jazzy New Year’s Eve

For the seventh time in as many years, the Tucson Jazz Society is hosting a gala New Year’s Eve Jazz concert at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This year the line up includes a triple bill of headliners who each have a new CD about to be released. Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Pete White will help Tucson Jazz fans ring in the new year in style. Joining the bill is the Tucson Jazz Institute’s award winning Ellington Band which features many up and coming musicians who promise to impress. A five-course gourmet meal, silent auction and champagne toast at midnight will round out the evening which will also be raising funds to support the Tucson Alliance for Autism, The National Autism Society and the Tucson Jazz Society’s Youth Music Education Program. For tickets and more information visit



Category: Arts