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It may not be as mainstream a form of expression these days as, say, Instagram, but poetry, that old-fashioned art of arranging language to create an emotional response through meaning, sound and rhythm, is alive and well.
A new three-day music fest featuring more than a dozen Southern Gospel artists comes to the Valley. Performers include The Martins (pictured), The Booth Brothers, The Liberty Quartet and The Allen Family.
Enjoy a free concert from this young, up-and-coming quartet composed of faculty associates at Arizona State University. Pre-concert coffee service starts at 9 a.m.
TORONTO — At least Dustin Hoffman is honest when asked why it took him so long to make his directing debut.
Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course great music.
In this Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, Dustin Hoffman, director of the film "Quartet," poses for a portrait at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, in Toronto. The 75-year-old Hoffman went behind the camera for “Quartet,” starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins as aging British opera divas at a retirement home for musicians who put aside past differences for a reunion concert. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Pauline Collins in a scene from "Quartet." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Kerry Brown)
This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Maggie Smith, left, and Pauline Collins in a scene from "Quartet." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company)
This story follows a 1950s male quartet killed in an untimely accident who return from the afterlife for one last performance, singing songs such as “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons” and “Heart and Soul.”
Whether you like it or not, awards season has been thrust upon us. Oscar nominations will be announced bright and early on Jan. 10., with the Golden Globes ceremony only a few days later on the 13th (hosted by no less than the incomparable Tina Fey and Amy Poehler).
Mesa High advanced to the championship game of the Mesa Jackrabbit Invitational with a 2-1 victory over Queen Creek on Tuesday.
Just because we haven’t had snow doesn’t mean we don’t see our share of flurries.
Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year-round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.
Seeking gift ideas for that music lover this holiday season, check out the following box set reviews from The Associated Press:
Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.
December will soon be descending upon us. For a lot of people this month will entail building snowmen, sledding down hills of snow, making snow angles and getting tongues stuck to icy poles. Of course those stuck in Ahwatukee won’t be able to appreciate any of these traditional winter activities. But who needs snow when you can spend your Christmas break in a cozy movie theater. Here are several films to look out for this holiday season.
The heralded holiday movie season is marked by big-budget extravaganzas, Oscar hopefuls and family films suitable for post-Thanksgiving or early Christmas viewing and for filling that luxuriously open week (for some lucky workers and students) before New Year’s Day.
Last week, “A Late Quartet” star Imogen Poots accepted the “Rising Star” award at the Napa Valley Film Festival – and for good reason. Making a name for herself in hit films like “V for Vendetta” and “28 Weeks Later,” Poots has tackled everything from horror flicks to period pieces to high-profile indies in her short but illustrious career.
The Red Priest quartet, named after Antonio Vivaldi, a red-headed priest and baroque composer, combine musicianship with edgy theatricality, well-suited for Halloween entertainment.
Gilbert’s X Factor contestant, Josh Metzler, has seen a number of ups and downs — dismissed as a soloist, reintroduced as a five-boy band and ultimately voted off again.
Known for their classical-Americana blend, the Turtle Island Quartet performs alongside Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton.
The Encore Quartet will perform a Halloween-themed concert to kick off the Sonoran Sunset Series 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Chandler’s Veterans Oasis Park.
The renowned Julliard String Quartet, in residence at Arizona State University, performs works by Mozart and Beethoven.