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Thursday April 22 - 28, 1999

Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 22, 1999
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Keola Beamer beams with his guitar.

Thursday April 22

Break out the hula skirt, lei and coconut shells for Keola Beamer, master of the slack key guitar. Good ol' Keola will appear with his Hawaiian Dancers at Berger Performing Arts Center, 2700 W. Speedway, at 7:30 p.m. All reserved seats are $15 and available if you hula over to the phone and call 327-4809.

Hear Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" performed by The UA Wind Ensemble and the Arizona Choir, at Crowder Hall for a 7:30 p.m. show. The program will also include Moncayo's "Huapango" and Alfred Reed's "Armenian Dances (Part I)." Get your $6 general admission or $3 student tickets by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162.

Friday April 23

Maybe it's just really windy where they practice at. Shaking Tree, from Lawrence, Kan., makes their way to the UA Mall for Groovin' on the Grass at noon. This free concert is a part of UAB's Eat to the Beat Concert Series throughout the spring semester.

Strap on your dancing shoes and go to the Arizona Ballroom Company, Grant Road and Craycroft, to see The Kings of Pleasure. The Kings, Arizona's top swing band, will hit the stage at 9 p.m. and for swing dance instruction call Lucinda at 326-2315, and for details on the event check out

Saturday April 24

Teen angst and infatuation with a teacher turn utterly hilarious in "Rushmore" Friday through Monday at Gallagher Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. and tickets are $2.50. Call 621-3102 to see Bill Murray's latest.

Time is a really huge concept, and the Rachel Rosenthal Company's newest creation, called "Timepiece," explores it through music, video and spoken word. See it tonight at Centennial Hall at 8. Tickets are $20; call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341.

Sunday April 25

Who knew jazz was so universal? Israeli-born bassist Avishai Cohen blends jazz and world music at Jazz Under the Stars at St. Philip's Plaza, Campbell and River, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets to this event sponsored by the Tucson Jazz Society are $11 for the general public. Enjoy sweet tunes and the open air before the heat of summer kills ya.

If you missed most of it last week catch the Best of Arizona International Film Festival today at 4 p.m. at Gallagher Theatre. See a plethora of peliculas for only $5 and call 621-3102 for the cinematic skinny.


photo by Richard Hines
Arizona Daily Wildcat

The members of the Rachel Rosenthal Company shadowplay as part of their new production, "Timepiece." See it Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Monday April 26

Stop using that fake ID to buy cheap beer at the Circle K. Go hear home brewing guru Charlie Papazian share his wisdom at Pusch Ridge Brewery, 5861 N. Oracle Rd. This free event could make you the most popular guy in the dorm, so call 888-7547 for all the info on sampling.

Even though the easy-going days of high school are over, you can still attend the UA High School Outreach Choir Spring Concert, tonight at 7:30 at Crowder Hall. The free concert will feature great music, but sorry, no lockers and P.E. class. Call the Music Department at 621-2998 in case you missed first period.

Tuesday April 27

One of the country's most important Native American authors, Simon Ortiz, makes his way to MLNG Auditorium at 8 p.m. for a free reading. The Poetry Center sponsors this essay and poetry writer who is committed to Native American oral tradition. Call Richard Shelton at 621-3221 for more prose.

So what if their name sounds like something Frank Baum came up with? Ozomatli will play a very special early show tonight at 8 at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress. For only $7 you can share in this exciting show. Call the Club at 622-8848 for more info.

Wednesday April 28

Did you know there is an undergraduate magazine of literature and art? Well, there is, it's called Persona, and several contributors will be reading from the forthcoming issue in the MLNG Auditorium at 8 p.m. So go and hear these young authors, because it's free. Call 321-7760 for more information.