Arts & Life

'Grande Dame' of UA passes the baton

 In 1954, Shirlee Bertolini — already a twirling champion — travelled by train from Detroit, Mich. to Tucson, Ariz. The band director at the time, Jack Lee, had plans for the Pride of Arizona and personally asked Bertolini to become the University of Arizona’s first featured twirler.  Read more

‘Second Assault’ to be featured at Loft Film Fest

 Imagine being an 18-year-old, out-of-state freshman at The University of Arizona. It is your first month in college, and no one believes you. This narrative was true for 2010 UA alumna Jillian Corsie, a sexual assault survivor, documentary filmmaker and film editor. Corsie, 12 years after the assault, turned her experience into a documentary called Second Assault, which will be featured at the 2018 Loft Film Fest.  Read more

DUSK 2018 Artists Guide

In this Daily Wildcat special edition, we give you the information you need to know about the 2018 DUSK Music Festival in Tucson on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Look inside to see the festival lineup, map, policies and get to know the artists.  Read more

The power of music on culture

The University of Arizona’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosted their 6th annual lecture series in downtown. This year’s theme was on “Music, Place, and Identity.”  Read more

UA alum debuts new single

University of Arizona Alumn, Brett Lashley, released his first rock single on Friday, Oct. 26th. Lashley, originally from Illinois, graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Music in guitar performance in 2013.  Read more

Album Review: Phantogram’s latest is masterful

  Ten songs but only 36 minutes long, Phantogram’s Three is a punchy offering from the classic indie pop duo and continues to serve up more of Phantogram’s fusion between indie rock and electronica.  While the record doesn’t shake up their formula too much, the 10 songs it provides fit nicely with the rest of their discography. It isn’t amazing, but it’s certainly par for the course. Read more

DUSK festival regulations

 DUSK Music Festival brings in artists from a range of genres, fans from all across the nation and a set of rules that everyone in attendance should follow. The full list of allowed and prohibited items can be found on the DUSK website, but here is a quick outline of the big things to look out for.   Read more

Three years of DUSK, first year downtown

  A variety of music genres, local food, live art and a venue right in the heart of Tucson are what you can expect this year at DUSK music festival Nov. 10 and 11. 2018 marks the third year of DUSK but the first year that the festival will be downtown.   “This year is unique, because we’re moving downtown, so to be in a dense urban environment is a unique set of challenges, but the result is gonna be pretty breathtaking. It’s going to be really cool,” said Page Repp, the festival director. Read more

Album Review: Dillon Francis electrifies with Wut Wut

  The realm of EDM has been opening international bridges for unprecedented talent and works of eccentric art.  The multitalented artist Dillon Francis released his latest full album Wut Wut close to a month ago, with a head-banging collection of 11 different songs that introduce Francis’ fanbase to the Latin-pop music scene.  Read more