February is for lovers, gem show enthusiasts, rodeo fans and great shows at the Fox for everyone. Spanning the decades and genres from Jazz and Country to Global Journeys to International film and Outburst Comedy, the best in entertainment can be found this month at the Crown Jewel of Tucson.
Feb 3, 7:30pm - Jesse Cook (Global Journeys)
Cook has sold out concert halls the world over, produced five PBS specials, and five live CD’s. The Canadian born guitarist has over his twenty-five-year career received multiple accolades including a coveted Acoustic Guitar Magazine ‘Player’s Choice Silver Award’, eleven Juno Award nominations (he won for 2001’s ‘Free Fall’), a Gemini Award and, and, most impressively, ten platinum and gold studio albums.
Feb 4, 7:30pm - Peter Sagal (Outburst Comedy)
Peter Sagal is, has been, and perhaps someday will be again, a husband, father, playwright, screenwriter, author, journalist, columnist, marathoner, Jeopardy contestant, dramaturg, podcast host, documentary host, foreign correspondent, wedding officiant, and magician’s assistant. He provides a colorful & insightful show full of commentary on current events & a behind the scenes look on the funniest show on radio. His screenwriting career began and pretty much ended with Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, which he wrote without meaning to.
Feb 6, 6:30pm - National Geographic Live: Nizar Ibrahim · Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous (Global Journeys)
National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and Fox Tucson Theatre are proud to present “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous” with Nizar Ibrahim, a National Geographic Explorer and paleontologist. With an amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique. Discussion groups will be offered prior to and following each National Geographic Live show -open to interested ticket holders.
Feb 12, 7:30pm – Mardi Gras Mambo: Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Nathan Zydeco Cha Chas (Jazz)
Formed in 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine whose name is synonymous with genre bending romps and high-octane performances. They have been featured guests both in the studio and on stage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes and many others.
Feb 13, 4pm – Cinema Tucson – Identifying Features/Sin Sena Particulares, a Film by Fernanda Valadez, Mexico, 2020, 94 min. In Spanish with English subtitles with Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Juan Jesús Varela.
The most lauded Mexican film of the year, winner of the Gotham Award for Best International Film, the Audience Award and Best Screenplay prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and nine Ariel Awards, Identifying Features tells the story of middle-aged Magdalena, who has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether he’s even alive— she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion.
Feb 17, 7:30pm – Storm Large & Le Bonheur (Listening Room- Singer/Songwriter)
Singer/songwriter Storm Large made a name for herself touring with Pink Martini but she and her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, continue to grab audiences by the lapels and refuse to let go. Ms. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems and some of her own gorgeous originals. “Because it has to be said Storm Large is an astounding presence on the stage. And that voice. She can smolder like a chanteuse and then she lets fly with one of the most powerful rock voices I have ever heard in my life and have you pinned to the back wall with its intensity.” Short Back & Sides (Australia)
Feb 19, 7:30pm – The Oak Ridge Boys Front Porch Singin’ Tour (Country & Americana)
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.
Feb 22, 7:30pm – One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen & The Works (Fine Vintages)
If you loved the Award Winning, Oscar Nominated Film Bohemian Rhapsody, you won’t want to miss this incredible re-creation of Freddie Mercury and Queen in Concert – a spectacular performance by Gary Mullen & The Works in a two-hour Concert! Experience Gary Mullen, winner of the British TV Talent show “Stars in Your Eyes” with more than 800,000 votes for his Freddie Mercury performance. Gary will be performing all the Queen Classic Hits live with his impressive band ‘The Works’ – Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Somebody to Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and much more! This Show Will Rock You!
Feb 24, 7:30pm – Don McLean with Special Guest Al Stewart (Legends)
Legendary American singer-songwriter Don Mclean, one of the most revered and respected songwriters in America, is best known for “American Pie,” an RIAA number 5 “Song of the Century,” which skyrocketed to #1 in 1972. The album of the same name also topped the Billboard Charts. Additionally, both the song and the album shot up the charts in the UK, establishing Don as an international star. Other notable hit records among his many recordings include “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” “And I Love You So,” “Castles in the Air” and “Crying.” Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Joining Don is his very special guest, AL Stewart, multi-platinum British Folk-Rock Singer-Songwriter. Stewart came to stardom as part of the legendary British folk revival in the sixties and seventies and developed his own unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of great characters and events from history. He is perhaps best known for his hit “Year of the Cat” from the platinum album of the same name and the platinum follow-up album, “Time Passages” with both titles reaching #1 on the singles charts.
Feb 25, 7:30pm – Michael Martin Murphey and the Rio Grande Band with Special Guests (Country & Americana)
Cowboy Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awardee Michael Martin Murphey launched his solo recording career from Austin in the early 70s with the classic album Geronimo’s Cadillac. He went on to release multiple albums in the 70s culminating with his seminal certified Gold Album, Blue Sky-Night Thunder which included the Certified Platinum classic single “Wildfire,” selling more than two-million copies in the USA. In the 80s, his career shifted to Country music, and he won an Academy of Country Music Award for Best New Male Vocalist of the Year. He has had multiple Grammy nominations, 3 gold albums and 1 certified Platinum album.
Feb 26, 7:30pm– The Choir of Man (Fine Vintages)
The runaway international hit is coming to Tucson! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up one hour of indisputable joy for all ages! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, THE CHOIR OF MAN has something for everyone. A multi-talented cast of nine handsome guys combines hair-raising harmonies, foot-stomping singalongs, world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community in this riotously enjoyable homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: your local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round's on us. Cheers!
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The Fox Tucson Theatre enlivens Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” makes memories, makes connections, and makes Tucson proud. Programming includes exciting year-round live entertainment from the top entertainers in the US, as well as community produced events, classic movies, family programming, and more. Beautifully restored, the historic 1930’s Art Deco theatre Fox has become an important symbol of the resurgence of a thriving city center and continues to contribute to the economic growth in the region. The Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W Congress. For additional information visit www.foxtucson.com or call the Box Office at 520-547-3030.