Students in the School of Theatre, Film and Television like to say that musical theatre is the “ultimate team sport.” As the cast rehearses, their classmates design and build sets, hang lights, sew costumes and practice parts for the orchestra. When the curtain goes up on this semester’s musical production, <i>Into the Woods</i>, on April 13, more than 200 students will have had a hand in bringing the show to the stage.
Luis Carlos Davis, UA alumnus and award-winning director of the film “389 Miles: Living the Border,” was recently named Tucson’s “40 Under 40 Man of the Year.” Raised in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Davis dedicates his voice to putting a human face on border issues and improving the lives of the region’s at-risk youth.
Edgar Dryden has been called one of the most important literary scholars in American literature. On December 9, 2010, he was inducted as a Regents’ Professor, joining the ranks of those who have earned the highest honor that the Arizona Board of Regents bestows for academic achievement.
A vibrant blue CD cover caught his eye in the 7th grade and Keitaro Harada was hooked on the sound of the saxophone. A rising star on the podium, he’s a conducting fellow at the UA School of Music.
Tommy Dorsey’s trombone... Nelson Riddle’s Oscar for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby... Lyrics written by hand for Frank Sinatra... Ten thousand original music arrangements... Rare recordings and photographs... They’re all in the UA’s Jazz and Popular Music Collection. Learn about American’s golden age of music.