By Lisa Lucas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002
Dance department celebrates new complex's ground breaking
UA's dance department plays host to "Dirt, Dessert and Dance" Friday evening in celebration of the ground breaking of a new dance complex.
Michael Williams, associate professor of dance, said the new complex is intended to expand the department's current space in the Ina E. Gittings building.
"Right now we don't have any fly space; we're really limited theatrically," Williams said.
He added that the new complex includes additional studio space as well as a somatics lab that opens up to a wellness garden - applications meant to promote wellness of the body and of the mind.
"We're hoping to help the dance advisory board (raise money)," Williams said. "They have committed to raise $100,000 over the next 14 months (to go) towards the building, so the proceeds (from "Dirt, Dessert and Dance") will help with their efforts."
The anticipated completion date of the dance complex is the spring of 2003.
ATC hits record sales with 'My Fair Lady'
The Arizona Theatre Company's recent production of the well-known musical "My Fair Lady" proved quite the success.
The musical not only brought in more than 17,000 Tucson viewers, but has also gained rank as ATC's highest-grossing production in the company's 35-year history.
Bob McLaughlin, ATC's box office manager, said the success of "My Fair Lady" could be due to its being a classic - or it could be due to the theatrical interests of local Tucsonans.
"Tucson is a very cultural city," he said. "(Tucsonans are) very in tune with the arts."
He added that the Tony-award winning "Proof" is currently showing at ATC and said ATC is the first regional theater in the Southwest to get the rights to the performance. For ticket prices and show times, call 622-2823.
Harrison tops British singles chart with 'My Sweet Lord'
George Harrison's hit single "My Sweet Lord" has returned to the top of the British pop charts 31 years after its first release and nearly two months after the former-Beatle's death.
The song, reissued after Harrison's Nov. 29 death from cancer, is raising funds for charities around the world.
"We are very happy that the reissue of 'My Sweet Lord' continues to spread George Harrison's music and message around the world," EMI said Sunday.
Harrison takes over the top spot from another recently deceased artist, Aaliyah, whose "More Than A Woman" was No. 1 last week.