Little White Lie

Opening night of the 2015 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival! Featuring a post-film Q&A with director Lacey Schwartz.

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz has always known that she looked different from the rest of her family, but accepted her parents’ explanation. In this engrossing and deeply personal documentary, she shares the intense yet delicate process of peeling away the layers of denial that, for years, clouded her true identity.
January 15th 7pm at The Loft Cinemas

Tucson Jazz Festival

A 12-day festival of jazz, with locations at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre, The Rialto Theatre and the Hotel Congress. The Festival also includes a free outdoor event on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 19, 2015 in downtown Tucson, and festival artists will also hold master classes and educational activities for local schools and academies.
The festival begins on January 16th and runs through the 28th.  For a full schedule of performances and event packages visit the festival website at http://www.tucsonjazzfestival.org/

A tribute to the Beatles

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”
The Fab Four perform at the Fox Theatre, Saturday January 17th. The Show starts at 8pm.

The Point

The Point is Michael O’Neill (MEN, Ladybug Transistor) and Sammy Tunis (The Lisps). The first time Sammy Tunis saw Michael O’Neill, he was singing R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt” with a live karaoke band at Otto’s Shrunken Head, a tiki bar in the East Village. He didn’t even look at the lyrics once, and she fell in love at first sight. About six years later they fell in love for real and moved to Portland, Maine for the summer of 2013. They combined their musical backgrounds (O’Neill, of JD Samson and MEN/The Ladybug Transistor and Tunis, of the experimental folk band, The Lisps) as well as their love of ’90s alternative rock and R&B, and along with their friend Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts/The Ladybug Transistor), ended up writing a collection of mostly down-tempo ethereal break-up songs, probably about 3-5 years unconsciously in the making.
The Point will be performing at Solar Culture, Tuesday January 13th.
Show starts at 9pm.

Zoppe Family Circus

Zoppé returns to Tucson! Founded in 1842 by a French street clown and a Hungarian equestrienne ballerina, the sixth generation of Zoppé family performers welcomes us into an intimate 500-seat tent. Nino the Clown leads you on a journey that includes acrobatic feats, canine capers, clowning, and plenty of audience participation.

Performances will Begin on Friday at Reid Park, and continue thru Sunday.  Check UApresents for tickets & performance schedule

King Tuff

the following is the artist’s current internet bio-
K
ing Tuff’s new record is called Black Moon Spell.

It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California, in the hot winter of 2014.

No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The Devil.

God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.

There were many strange occurrences during the recording session- Dracula landlords, flashes of mysterious light, haunted microphones, songs that mixed themselves, demonic vortexes swirling in coffee cups, etc.

Under the Black Moon Spell you may experience euphoria, demented visions, wet dreams, bouts of backwards laughter, and dazed confusion resulting in primordial dancing.

Fire played a very important role in the making of this album. King Tuff loves fire.

King Tuff will play the stage at Flycatcher, Thursday January 8th