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Arts & Life

The perfect dance illusion

Imagine being on stage with dancers during a performance, experiencing the artform up close and personal. Mixing optical science and dance, University of Arizona graduate student Gregory Taylor has created a project that is the first of its kind to grace the UA dance stage: a virtual reality ballet piece. Read more

Q&A: Musician Kalidas on his new EP

Kalidas is a contemporary recording artist with six new songs recently released on his EP called Don’t Vote 4 Trump and other love songs. The Daily Wildcat talked with Kalidas about his EP released on Nov. 15. Kalidas gives The Daily Wildcat a glimpse behind his music as well as the music industry as a whole. Read more

After oboe recital, senior aims for music accessibility

After four years of discipline and dedication, University of Arizona senior Maya Griswold is on her way to completing her undergraduate in music and is looking towards the future. Following her final senior recital, Griswold sees herself making a difference in children’s lives through music — particularly through the oboe. Read more

Documentary follows stories of the undocumented

Dilan Pedraza, a middle school teacher in California, came to the United States when he was two months old. Pedraza hadn’t seen his father in 14 years. James and John Sena, 22-year-old twins, dreamed of being in the U.S. military, but their DACA status and changes to a military program stood in the way of them serving their country.  Rossy was completing graduate school at the University of Houston with a PhD in linguistics, but she wasn’t allowed to share her special moment with her mom.  Each of these stories are explored in the film, “Waking Dream.” DocScapes film series will be showing “Waking Dream” at the University of Arizona Gallagher Theater on Nov. 20, making it the film’s first time premiering in Arizona.  Read more

English and creative writing majors finding jobs at event

English and creative writing majors have long been posed the terrifying question of “What are you going to do with that major?” In response, the University of Arizona invited English and creative writing majors to attend the Professions for the Poetic event, where alumni and professors could help answer that dreaded question. The event was held at the Student Union's Kachina Lounge on Nov. 14. Read more

UA Eller student brings Mexican culture to life with new business

Alexa Rodriguez is a full-time student at the University of Arizona, has a full-time job and runs her own business — a business making a difference. In March 2019, Rodriguez started Adela Artisan Made, through which she sells products inspired by traditional Mexican culture — dresses, purses and jewelry — which are handmade by local artisans from Guadalajara, Mexico. Read more

New female forward "Charlie’s Angels" falls flat

If you’ve been looking for something to numb your brain for two hours, “Charlie’s Angels” might be for you.  “Charlie’s Angels” is one of those movies that quite obviously has an agenda. Director Elizabeth Banks’ attempted to reinvent the misogynistic and stereotypical classic from the ‘70s into a more inclusive 2019 piece that was definitely not something to sneeze at.  Read more

Art and music rock out at first Old Factory Scumfest

Arriving at the Old Factory & Scheme Scumfest, attendees saw that, despite the fact that Scumfest was held in a residential neighborhood, youth art and music in Tucson are thriving. The immersive art and music event was held on Nov. 16 at 3534 E. Edison St. and was founded by Dante Vuke Fernandez, a local Pima Community College student. After recent venue challenges, Vuke Fernandez aimed to reinvigorate the Tucson youth music scene. Read more

"Ford v Ferrari" accelerates and never slows down

Headlined by two of today’s best working actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari” was destined to be great, and it certainly was. Set in the 1960s, “Ford v Ferrari” follows car designer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles as they team up with Ford to build a car to try and beat Ferrari at the 24 hours of Le Mans in France. Read more

Vegan foodies unite at Tucson Vegan Food Festival

Last Sunday, Tucson locals attended the 3rd annual VegOut! Tucson Vegan Food Festival to celebrate everything vegan. According to their website, VegOut! is a celebration of veganism, local businesses, and locally sourced food that serves as an educational experience for all who attend. Read more

Don't sleep on "Doctor Sleep"

“Doctor Sleep,” based on the best selling novel by Stephen King, re-enters us into the universe of the widely celebrated horror, “The Shining.”  Taking place years after the events of its predecessor, “Doctor Sleep” follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) after he meets a young girl who has similar abilities to his. He now must protect her from a cult called The True Knot, who look to prey on children who shine as they search for immortality. Read more