Music

Opinion: Listening to music creates timeless vibes

Music has evolved rapidly in many ways, from its dawn to the present day. I’ve learned about this evolution in an online class on music history, specifically Rock n’ Roll. The class focused on both the consumption of music throughout time as well as how music has changed for certain age groups at different times. Read more

OPINION: Improving your social skills, one concert at a time

With summer halfway through its course, Tucson night life is just beginning. A new concert season is upon us, so with that as an excuse, go out with friends and have a great time.  As young adults try to find their place in this world, it is most important for us to go out and try new things, while also living life to the fullest. The phrase “YOLO” — or “You Only Live Once” — became popular in 2011 with pop artist and rapper Drake, and the youth caught on soon after. Read more

Opinion: Listening to music creates timeless vibes

Music has evolved rapidly in many ways, from its dawn to the present day. I’ve learned about this evolution in an online class on music history, specifically Rock n’ Roll. The class focused on both the consumption of music throughout time as well as how music has changed for certain age groups at different times. Read more

SAACA celebrates Mexican food, fun and flavor

The Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance (SAACA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the arts, hosts several events throughout the year that highlight Tucson culture, from music to food. It held the third annual Tucson 23 Miles of Mexican Food festival at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on June 16 which featured food, live music, art and drinks. This event celebrates the best 23 miles of Mexican food, which is one of Visit Tucson’s main campaigns for the tourism industry according to Shelby Scheer, the operations manager of SAACA. Visit Tucson partnered with SAACA to help represent Mexican culture in an interdisciplinary format. Read more

A new Wildcat's guide to campus events

The University of Arizona prides itself on being a leader in the arts and student engagement, and as a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is home to many awards and programs that are globally recognized for their diversity and inclusion.  UA is home to many events and programs that call for student engagement and participation. From theater and dance shows to club events and campus activities, UA faculty, staff and students encourage new Wildcats to get involved and partake in these initiatives. Read more

Taking music and making it his own

Combining music-integrated studies and business administration, Nat Anderson found his passion in the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts. Although Anderson was born in Glendale, Arizona, he lived almost all of his life in Texas. He decided to make the move back to Arizona after being offered a scholarship and direct admission to Eller College of Management.   Read more

Spring Fling artists taking the stage

The University of Arizona will be hosting its 44th annual Spring Fling festival starting Friday, April 13 and running through Sunday, April 15. The event will feature artists such as Austin Kelly, Sophia Rankin and Quinn XCII. Marketing director for the event, Josler Tudisco, said that the concert will showcase student performers, as well as other musicians. The combination of student and professional performances is essential in the talent selection process, Tudisco said.  Read more

Finding your voice; Fred Fox School of Music hosts annual opera competition

The Fred Fox School of Music hosted the annual Amelia Rieman Opera Competition Sun. March 19  which featured students from the UA voice studios. This competition serves as a chance for undergraduate and graduate students to earn scholarships for their vocal performances. Amelia Tataronis-Rieman was the original founder of this competition, wanting to spread her love of Opera to the younger generation and encouraging the continuation of a seemly unrecognized vocal art.  Read more

Tucson Hip Hop Festival returns to the downtown scene

“From the heart cause if you wanna start to move up the chart, then expression is a big part of it,” Dr. Dre raps from the hit song, “Express Yourself” by rap group N.W.A.  Hip-hop; a cultural phenomenon that captured the minds of many people, being all rooted from one place: Africana traditions and culture.  The Tucson Hip-Hop Festival, that has run for three years, brings together the love of music with the educational component coming from students, faculty, and alumni from the department of Africana Studies College, bringing their expertise of hip-hop to the festival. Read more

Punk, the lost music in Tucson

The show was well done as far as punk shows go. The music was loud, players were yelling at the audience and the crowd was moshing and screaming right back. Read more