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  • 2017 School and Camp Fair
    All day
    02/12/2017

    ARTS EXPRESS will have a booth at the upcoming # This is Tucson School & Camp Fair at the the Jewish Community Center. Come by and see us to learn more about the Arts Express Arts Education Programs.

    More than 50 local schools and camps will be at the #ThisIsTucson School and Camp Fair on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For More Information: CLICK HERE

     

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Peking Acrobats
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    02/12/2017

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Experience the power of the arts with the Behind the Scenes – Broadway and More program.  Learn first-hand how Broadway actors and other world-class artists made it to the top, what life is like on the road or how the production team creates “magic” on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents, this day-long package includes a theatre workshop with a standout professional artist, lunch/dinner, a behind the scenes look at the show’s production and admission to the show!

    Sunday, February 12th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Grades 4-12

    Register Here!

    Workshop Description

    Step into the shoes of this world-renowned acrobatics troupe and learn the basic skills behind their gravity defying feats of strength and skill. You’ll be swept off your feet!

    Show Description

    “Stunning and breathtaking and wow!” Seattle Times
    Embracing 2,000 year old athletic disciplines, The Peking Acrobats are ambassadors of China’s folk arts. Carefully selected from the country’s top acrobatic schools, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers have entranced the world for almost 50 years with their grace and precision, offering a performance that will mystify the whole family. Utilizing contortion, balancing acts and a variety of feats of strength and poise, they put on a show that audiences of all ages will love. After all, wonderment and appreciation know no age!

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Peking Acrobats
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    02/12/2017

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Experience the power of the arts with the Behind the Scenes – Broadway and More program.  Learn first-hand how Broadway actors and other world-class artists made it to the top, what life is like on the road or how the production team creates “magic” on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents, this day-long package includes a theatre workshop with a standout professional artist, lunch/dinner, a behind the scenes look at the show’s production and admission to the show!

    Sunday, February 12th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Grades 4-12

    Register Here!

    Workshop Description

    Can you walk a tightrope?  As a mime, you CAN – without even leaving the ground!  Learn basic miming skills –climb a ladder, swim underwater, walk a tightrope, ride a bike and more.  Sounds like fun? It is! Please bring a sense of humor and your imagination.

    Show Description

    “Stunning and breathtaking and wow!” Seattle Times
    Embracing 2,000 year old athletic disciplines, The Peking Acrobats are ambassadors of China’s folk arts. Carefully selected from the country’s top acrobatic schools, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers have entranced the world for almost 50 years with their grace and precision, offering a performance that will mystify the whole family. Utilizing contortion, balancing acts and a variety of feats of strength and poise, they put on a show that audiences of all ages will love. After all, wonderment and appreciation know no age!

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  • FEBRUARY: MEET & MINGLE
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    02/16/2017

    Want to make a difference in our community? Come by the Arts Express Meet & Mingle event! Meet and mingle with fun people and find out how Arts Express is building a better community through the arts! Join the movement as a volunteer! Sponsor a child to attend summer camp!  Tell us more about YOUR organization and discuss ways to collaborate! These are some of the ways that YOU can make a HUGE difference in the lives of Southern Arizona youth.

    ARTS EXPRESS: MEET & MINGLE

    WHEN: Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    WHERE: Madden Media, 345 E Toole Ave in the Historic MacArthur Building – Downtown Tucson (On East Toole across from the Historic Train Depot). Please enter at the East Toole Ave door entrance through the iron gates.

    DRINKS AND TAPAS

    FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
    Janice Deardorff, Western Heritage Singer/Songwriter/Educator and Program Coordinator of the Arts Express Arts Arizona Rodeo Day Program
    Cast Members of the Arts Express musical theatre production of Cats!

    Parking: There are several parking structures including, for a fee, (1) underground Depot Garage off of 5th Ave and Toole; (2) Pennington Street Garage, above Café Poca Cosa on Pennington and Scott, and (3) El Centro Garage off of the Broadway underpass west. Of course all the metered parking is free after 5:00 pm and is all around the area.

    PLEASE RSVP BELOW OR CALL (520) 319-0400

    Name:*

    Phone:*

    How many are in your party?*
    E-mail:*

  • FEBRUARY: MEET & MINGLE
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    02/16/2017

    Want to make a difference in our community? Come by the Arts Express Meet & Mingle event! Meet and mingle with fun people and find out how Arts Express is building a better community through the arts! Join the movement as a volunteer! Sponsor a child to attend summer camp!  Tell us more about YOUR organization and discuss ways to collaborate! These are some of the ways that YOU can make a HUGE difference in the lives of Southern Arizona youth.

    ARTS EXPRESS: MEET & MINGLE

    WHEN: Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    WHERE: Madden Media, 345 E Toole Ave in the Historic MacArthur Building – Downtown Tucson (On East Toole across from the Historic Train Depot). Please enter at the East Toole Ave door entrance through the iron gates.

    DRINKS AND TAPAS

    FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
    Janice Deardorff, Western Heritage Singer/Songwriter/Educator and Program Coordinator of the Arts Express Arts Arizona Rodeo Day Program
    Cast Members of the Arts Express musical theatre production of Cats!

    Parking: There are several parking structures including, for a fee, (1) underground Depot Garage off of 5th Ave and Toole; (2) Pennington Street Garage, above Café Poca Cosa on Pennington and Scott, and (3) El Centro Garage off of the Broadway underpass west. Of course all the metered parking is free after 5:00 pm and is all around the area.

    PLEASE RSVP BELOW OR CALL (520) 319-0400

    Name:*

    Phone:*

    How many are in your party?*
    E-mail:*

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  • ARTS ARIZONA 2017
    All day
    02/23/2017-02/24/2017

    949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    ARTS ARIZONA 2017: RODEO DAYS ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM

    February 23-24, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Learn about the WEST – and the ARTS that made it THE BEST!

    Provided in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society

    Janice Deardorff, Western Heritage Singer/Songwriter (www.janicedeardorff.com) and Arts Arizona Program Coordinator

    REGISTER NOW

    Western Heritage singer/song-writer Janice Deardorff is the Arts Arizona Program Coordinator and music educator.  The depth and quality of this program is reflected in its other faculty, which include Lee Anderson (and his horse Concho), Ted Ramirez: Tucson’s Official Balladeer, as well as John Scott from the Arizona Ghostriders, and Folklorico expert Andrea Parber!  Through this interactive, multi-genre arts education program, students will learn about western heritage music, corrido poetry, storytelling, Folklorico dancing, visual arts, and much more!

    For Students Grades 2 – 5

    Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. 2nd Street (NW Corner of Park & 2nd)

    Tuition:  $100 (What a DEAL!  This is $5.50 an hour!) – Includes 18 hours of programming and LUNCH both days

    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE (based on the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program Guidelines) – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    SEE ARTS ARIZONA FEATURE STORY IN THE SUMMER 2016 WESTERN WAY MAGAZINE

     

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  • ARTS ARIZONA 2017
    All day
    02/23/2017-02/24/2017

    949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    ARTS ARIZONA 2017: RODEO DAYS ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM

    February 23-24, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Learn about the WEST – and the ARTS that made it THE BEST!

    Provided in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society

    Janice Deardorff, Western Heritage Singer/Songwriter (www.janicedeardorff.com) and Arts Arizona Program Coordinator

    REGISTER NOW

    Western Heritage singer/song-writer Janice Deardorff is the Arts Arizona Program Coordinator and music educator.  The depth and quality of this program is reflected in its other faculty, which include Lee Anderson (and his horse Concho), Ted Ramirez: Tucson’s Official Balladeer, as well as John Scott from the Arizona Ghostriders, and Folklorico expert Andrea Parber!  Through this interactive, multi-genre arts education program, students will learn about western heritage music, corrido poetry, storytelling, Folklorico dancing, visual arts, and much more!

    For Students Grades 2 – 5

    Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. 2nd Street (NW Corner of Park & 2nd)

    Tuition:  $100 (What a DEAL!  This is $5.50 an hour!) – Includes 18 hours of programming and LUNCH both days

    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE (based on the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program Guidelines) – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    SEE ARTS ARIZONA FEATURE STORY IN THE SUMMER 2016 WESTERN WAY MAGAZINE

     

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  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Motown the Musical
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    02/25/2017

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

    Experience the power of the arts with the Behind the Scenes – Broadway and More program.  Learn first-hand how Broadway actors and other world-class artists made it to the top, what life is like on the road or how the production team creates “magic” on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents, this day-long package includes a theatre workshop with a standout professional artist, lunch/dinner, a behind the scenes look at the show’s production and admission to the show!

    Saturday, February 25th – 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

    Grades 8-12

    Register Here!

    Workshop Description

    Step into the funky sounds that dominated the airwaves of the ’60s with a unique combination of soul and pop influences. Learn about the significance of this break-through musical style and perform a medley of Motown classics!

    Show Description

    It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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