It was a real joy to read all that is happening in the world of museums, galleries and theaters as the team at TW World Headquarters put together the Fall Arts preview in the edition. from this week. It’s been far too long since COVID first shut down so many of our cultural touchstones, so it’s wonderful to see them bounce back. Longtime artistic writer Margaret Regan tells us what’s happening in the visual arts and dance world, while Calendar Editor-in-Chief Emily Dieckman tells us what to expect in the world of theater this fall. .
In the related news, we are also delighted to announce the return of Xavier Omar
Otero’s much-missed XOXO column, rounding off the coming week in rock ‘n’ roll. This week we have Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Gogol Bordello, James McMurtry and more in town along with local artists returning to the stage.
Warning: The Delta Wave continues to wreak havoc in Pima County and the rest of Arizona, so be careful if you’re heading to a large indoor event. Places such as the Rialto, Fox and Hotel Congress require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend a show, but many local theaters do not. The smartest game, of course, is to get vaccinated, but you should also wear a mask inside to do your part in the fight against this virus on the ground.
Elsewhere in the book this week: reporter Alex Pere brings us the latest news on the spread of COVID; contributor Austin Counts gives insight into next weekend’s boxing match between Oscar Valdez and Robson Conceicao at Casino del Sol; columnist Tom Danehy remembers Charlie Watts; movie critic Bob Grimm has a good (and horrible) time in the movies with Candy; Tucson Weedly columnist David Abbott examines how recreational cannabis sales are evolving along with the medicinal market; and we have our regular schedule, cartoons, a sex advice column and all the other stuff.
Jim Nintzel, Executive editor
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