Some college seniors write thesis papers; others assemble a portfolio or complete a research project. Each major has some sort of senior capstone that requires students to utilize the skills they’ve learned over their past four years, and for those completing their Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in film and television, that capstone takes the form of a short film.
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LGBT students and allies get that second chance to have the prom they always wanted this Saturday, April 22, at Second Chance Prom. Hosted by the ASUA Pride Alliance here on campus, Second Chance Prom is an annual event and one of the biggest the organization hosts each year for the UA LGBT community.
There are 196 countries in the world. Each has a culture of its own, made up of music, art, clothing, traditions and food of the people who call that country home. Tucson has a more diverse selection of cultures than many cities in the United States, boasting restaurants and shops from all over the world, but not all cultures are celebrated as widely or often. Bring on the Flavours of Malaysia.
The school of dance at the UA is one of the top in the nation and has been developing an international name for itself thanks to the talent of both its students and faculty. This year’s “Spring Collection” showcase will close out the 2016-17 season with a variety of performances, displaying what the UA School of Dance is all about.
Among the bars, shops and restaurants lining the short, crowded University Boulevard at Main Gate Square, a new take on fast, healthy food has opened its doors to the community. Cup It Up American Grill held its grand opening on Saturday, April 1, and presents a new take on build-your-own-entrée.
Animated Arizona Film Festival is holding its premiere weekend this Friday and Saturday at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. The festival is a celebration of all sorts of animation and will shine the spotlight on those dedicated and passionate enough to tell stories through this medium.
Film lovers of all ages and cultures unite. Tucson Cine Mexico is bringing some of our southern neighbor’s best contemporary films to town.Tucson Cine Mexico has been a staple of the city’s film festival lineup since 2004 and is the longest-running showcase of contemporary Mexican films in the country.
The Peace Corps is bringing the world to the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom this Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for the 2017 Peace Corps Fair. According to their mission statement, the Peace Corps endeavor to accomplish three goals in order to promote world peace and friendship and with this fair, they are working towards the third: “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.”
There’s nothing more Tucson than La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, otherwise known as the Tucson Rodeo. It is a staple of life in this Southern Arizona city that has been the home to cowboys and cowgirls for over a hundred years. The event began back in 1925 and has since brought thousands of spectators from all over the world to Tucson every February.
Igor Stravinsky is widely known as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and one of his revolutionary ballets is coming to Tucson to honor the 100 year anniversary of its creation. The UA School of Dance and Fred Fox School of Music are collaborating to perform “Les Noces,” a story of marriage told through dance and music.
Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Fourth Avenue sits a one-room dance studio. The place is right off of Hoff Street, which is more of an alleyway than a street. A painted wooden sign directs patrons to the studio known as Floor Polish.From Zumba to Jazzercise, dance fitness has become immensely popular over the last five years or so. Floor Polish is an independent studio bringing this fun activity to the Tucson community.
Get ready to be scared silly. The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama is returning to The Loft Cinema this Saturday, Jan. 28. From 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the theater will marathon seven specially chosen horror movies to chill the audience’s blood and make their skin crawl.
For some, February means Valentine’s Day. For others, the Super Bowl is the month's exciting holiday. But for cinephiles, February is the time to award some of the best films and filmmakers of the year. That’s right: as of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's nominations announcement Tuesday morning, Oscar season is in full swing.
Students of the Fred Fox School of Music are taking their skills outside the practice rooms and performing across the Southwest as part of the UA Musicians on Tour program. From local Tucson schools all the way to Mexico, student musicians are traveling to perform for eager and encouraging audiences.
Arts Express gives local talent an opportunity to tell the story of Christmas past, present, future in 'A Christmas Carol'
Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are coming to Tucson this holiday season in Arts Express’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” Beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, Arts Express will perform the musical adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story about a man’s journey to rediscover the holiday spirit.
Some viewers hate it, some love it and others consider it a guilty pleasure, but there’s no denying the popularity of reality TV.
Independent filmmaker Alex Cox's "Tombstone Rashomon" to screen at the Loft Film Fest as a work-in-progress this Friday
What would happen if the witnesses of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral were able to tell us their stories? Who would we believe and how would we know the truth? “Tombstone Rashomon” might help find these answers.
Everybody loves a bad scary movie, whether intentional or not. Among the many bad scary movies, we asked students what their favorite is.
The dead are remembered and celebrated in different ways in all places and cultures. Día de los Muertos was first cited in the 16th century, celebrated by Aztecs every summer. The holiday was eventually pushed back to coincide with All Souls Day, picking up elements of Christianity throughout the centuries and moving north from Mexico.
For those still looking to get in the Halloween spirit but tired of running from zombies and seeing terrifying clown videos online, the spooky melodies of “Little Shop of Horrors” just might be the perfect treat.