TUCSON, ARIZ., February 1, 2023---February at the Fox – a feast for the senses. Thrill to the thundering sounds of the Taiko drums, revel in the cutting-edge photographic works of a top National Geographic photographer, move to the rhythm of Queen and Elvis, get creative with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical and so much more.
And since February is made for love, the Fox Valentine’s Day special: is the ideal opportunity to get a jump on tickets to show favorites. Beginning on February 1, get 20% off tickets to most shows scheduled February through April. Offer ends on February 14.
Fox Fan seats – a limited number of $20 seats available at most concerts. First come – first served as they do sell out fast!
FEBRUARY SHOW SCHEDULE
February 2, 7:30pm - San Jose Taiko
Since 1973, San Jose Taiko has captivated global audiences and critics alike with the powerful sounds of the taiko, or Japanese drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese stylings and techniques, company performers express the beauty of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko, creating a vibrant, contemporary art form as they strive to connect people through cultural understanding, creative expression, and a collective rhythmic heartbeat. Performances are high-energy fun for all ages that gets hearts pounding and expands cultural understanding in an unforgettable way. Experience San Jose Taiko’s rich repertoire in a 90-minute concert set with creative staging and lighting design. San Jose Taiko has become a world-class ensemble, performing extensively both nationally and internationally, reaching more than 75,000 audience members each year. By studying with masters of other traditions and cultures, San Jose Taiko has broadened and embellished this historical art form into a distinct performance style that blends the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin and Jazz and is often described as “dancing with drums.” Known for synchronized choreography, eclectic musicality, and joyful spirit, San Jose Taiko performances and instruction are sought throughout the world by taiko fans and practitioners alike. San Jose Video
February 11, 7:30pm - Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people. The hilarious Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others. Broadway Hit Video
February 17, 7:30pm - Hot Club of Cowtown & Tyler Hilton: Celebrate Elvis Presley's Records from Sun Studio
The popular American hot Jazz and Western Swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown is joined by Tyler Hilton, who played the role of Elvis in the 2005 Golden Globe-winning biopic Walk the Line, for a must-see concert featuring hits Presley recorded at the legendary Sun Studios. Hot Club of Cowtown will open the evening with its own set of Western swing, original songs, and European hot jazz. Memphis’s Sun Studios earned the nickname of “The Birthplace of Rock’n’roll,” in part because it was the home of at least 24 of Elvis’s earliest recordings made between 1955 and 1957. Now, more than 70 years after the initial debut of those recordings, Hot Club of Cowtown and Tyler Hilton unite to bring some of these timeless tunes including That’s All Right, Mama, Blue Moon of Kentucky, and I Got a Woman to life on stage. Hot Club of Cowtown features Elana James (fiddle and vocals), Whit Smith (guitar and vocals) and Zack Sapunor (bass and vocals). The band has delighted audiences worldwide, opening for musicians such as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. “This Austin-based western swing/jazz trio–violin, guitar and upright bass–will bring even the tamest audience to its feet,” the Chicago Tribune writes. And The Toronto Globe & Mail says, “This young band distinguishes itself by its technical musicianship and vast acreage of diverse styles alone, but it seals the deal on stage, subtly and methodically casting aside the audience’s daily worries and levitating the room into a dreamy salon of carefree abandon.” Hot Club of Cowtown Video
February 18, 7:30pm – “Still the One” Pablo Cruise & Orleans
From 1975 to 1985 the band toured the United States, Canada, and Japan extensively, welcoming fans to “Climb Aboard the Good Ship Pablo Cruise.” Reaching the top 10 with multiple mega hits the band went on to sell several million albums and singles. They appeared on numerous TV shows, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record at the Sahara Tahoe. They also became the first rock band to grace the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, but by 1985 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 studio albums in all, the band decided to take a hiatus. Fast forward 20 years…In 2005 a reunited Pablo Cruise picked up where they left off and today the band performs all over the U.S. and Canada and they’re enjoying it more than ever…Since getting back together, they have released two live CD’s and a DVD all through Sony Music documenting their exceptional live shows. “One of the great things about playing shows after all these years is that the core band, David, Steve and myself are still here and lovin’ it, says Cory! Going out and playing shows these days gives us the opportunity to not only pay tribute to our timeless repertoire, but it also gives us a chance to see old friends and fans from back in the day, as well as, gaining a whole new audience!” Pablo Cruise Video
Platinum hit-makers Orleans are now celebrating 50 YEARS of live performances! Since their humble beginnings in Woodstock NY and throughout countless worldwide tours, Orleans have set some very high standards. Here in 2022 and beyond, Orleans continues to meet and exceed those standards at every show, to the delight of audiences everywhere. Praised by their peers for their songwriting skills, instrumental prowess and classic trademark harmonies, their iconic radio hits, including Still the One, Dance With Me and Love Takes Time, still resonate with audiences of all ages thanks to continued airplay on Classic Rock radio, television, film and streaming services.
February 22, 7pm – Cinema Tucsón -Users (Natalia Almada, USA/Mexico, 2022, 88 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles)
The most recent film by acclaimed director Natalia Almada (El General), winner of the Documentary Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is a poignant and critical essay on technology and its effects on our everyday lives. The film begins with a mother’s question–will my children love the perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? She pushes the button, and a smart crib lulls her crying baby to sleep, flawlessly every time. This question guides her inquiry into the intimate relationship we have with technology that is increasingly driving all aspects of our society. With impeccable cinematography and a score performed by Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet, Users explores the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity. Cinema Tucson Video
February 23, 7:30pm -Home Free: Road Sweet Road Tour
All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 500+ million views and over 1.5 million Subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country). The band will be bringing new music from an all-original recording project, So Long Dixie, November 4, 2022. The acclaimed group lit up the 2021 holiday season by hitting the road on their Warmest Winter Holiday Tour – showcasing songs off their most recent studio album, Warmest Winter (2020, Home Free Records), which features 12 festive staples, memorable collaborations, and Home Free originals – all guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. This new project follows the acclaimed group’s Dive Bar Saints album, which arrived at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart. Home Free’s extensive catalog spotlights six Top 10 albums, including Timeless Full of (even more) Cheer, Full of Cheer, Country Evolution and their breakout debut Crazy Life (2014). Home Free Video
February 25, 7:30pm - Coco Montoya & Ronnie Baker Brooks: Celebrate Albert Collins
World-Renowned, Chart-Topping & Blues Music Award-Winning Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter Coco Montoya has gone from drumming for blues icon Albert Collins to holding the lead guitar spot in John Mayell’s Bluesbreakers to leading his own band & touring worldwide. Montoya is revered for his ability to move from subtly melodic guitar playing to slash-and-burn pyrotechnics. Equally forceful are his deep, soul-baring vocals. When Montoya launched his solo career in 1993, he already had an instantly recognizable burning-hot sound and style all his own. Over the course of 11 albums, Montoya has consistently delivered piping hot blues, rock & soul. 6x-Blues Music Award Nominated Guitarist & Singer Ronnie Baker Brooks has been performing the blues since he was 12 years old sharing the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor. This is two (2) one hour sets where the Coco Montoya Band (including Ronnie Baker Brooks) celebrate Blues Legend Albert Collins.
Coco Montoya is a chart-topping, blues music award-winning guitarist, singer & songwriter. “In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. He exudes power and authenticity. Be prepared to get scorched by the real thing.
February 26, 3pm - National Geographic Live: Wild Hope with Ami Vitale
Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey – from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect our wildlife and find harmony in our natural world. Hear her awe-inspiring stories of the reintroduction of northern white rhinos and giant pandas to the wild, as well as Kenya’s first indigenous-owned and run elephant sanctuary. Ami Vitale Video
February 28, 7:30pm - One Night of Queen –performed by Gary Mullen & The Works
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! They have performed “One Night of Queen” around the world, including Sold Out engagements in the UK, France, Belgium, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, including twice rocking the prestigious BBC Broadcast Proms In The Park concert series to a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. This Show Will Rock You! ONOQ Video
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