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Tucson,AZ--- With world class talents bringing laughter, music, movies, cabaret, and more, there’s a lot to be thankful for in November– along with cool weather, football and holiday feasting, it’s a stellar month of entertainment at the Fox Tucson Theatre!  Tickets and additional information can be found at https://foxtucson.com/events/ .

 

November Shows

 

November 3, 7:30pm - The Mighty Wurlitzer accompanies “Metropolis” featuring Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter’s appearance at the Fox is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic experience not to be missed. Performing on the Fox's Mighty Wurlitzer organ, he will create a glorious sonic environment for every frame and image throughout the 1927 science fiction, silent-film masterpiece METROPOLIS. Carpenter is the world’s most visible organist, the first ever to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award for a solo album. He holds the 2012 Leonard Bernstein Award, and in 2014, launched his International Touring Organ (ITO)- a first-of-its kind digital organ built to his own design. He is a virtuoso composer/performer who is smashing the stereotypes of organ and classical music. Cameron’s latest album, recorded at the Berlin Konzerthaus includes his own rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as well as Hanson’s Symphony #2, and was released by Universal / DECCA in the fall of 2021. One of his previous releases, ‘All You Need is Bach’ debuted at #1 on the traditional classical charts.

November 5, 7pm -Into the Spider-Verse World Tour: Live in Concert

Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs a screening of the Academy Award®-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage. Emmy® winner Daniel Pemberton composed a sprawling score of boundary-pushing original music that is complemented with song contributions by Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, and Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop based score results in a sonic universe that is woven throughout the fabric of the film, supporting its themes of resilience and universal heroism.

November 6, 7:30pm - St. Paul & The Broken Bones: The Angels in Science Fiction Tour

Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 2011, St. Paul & the Broken Bones consists of Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone). The eight-piece ensemble burst into the world with their 2014 debut Half the City, establishing a sound that quickly became a calling card and landing the band at a slew of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury. Critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN and NPR followed, leading to shared stages with some of the world;s biggest artists including Elton John and the Rolling Stones, and launched an impressive run of headlining tours behind what Esquire touted as a “Potent live show that knocks audiences on their ass.”

November 8, 7:30pm - Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories.  Now, they’ve joined forces in song.  Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales titled “Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret”.  Musical direction by Henry Koperski.

In a statement, Cumming said, “I’ve gotten to know Ari over the last few years, both socially and when he interviewed me for a couple of events.  The last time was an evening in D.C., and by the end of it I realized our chemistry and the unusual combo of us, as well as the fact that Ari has an amazing voice, would make for a great cabaret show.  And kapow!  We’re doing it!  What I love most is it’s fresh and ever-changing. Shapiro added, “When Alan first suggested that we create a show together, I didn’t quite believe him.  Then as we started to dig into this collaboration, I realized how much our professional lives complement each other.  We’re both storytellers who try to help audiences better understand themselves and the world around them.  This show lets us explore those shared ideals on stage together, through stories and songs.”

November 11, 7:30pm - As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

The first-time banjo legend Béla Fleck, tabla master Zakir Hussain, and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer got together to make an album, it was to write, not to play. When Fleck and Meyer were looking for a third partner for a triple concerto, they had been commissioned to write to mark the opening of Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they thought of Hussain, who was quite interested in orchestral writing. “We thought we could learn a whole lot from this guy!” says Béla. The result was The Melody of Rhythm (2009), recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin.

It wasn’t until the three began touring to promote the album that the trio’s true potential became apparent. Although each had a base in a different musical realm — bluegrass for Fleck, Indian classical music for Hussain, and Western classical music for Meyer — they shared a gift for improvisation as well as an ability to reach across musical genres as casually as neighbors might chat over a backyard fence.” When we are performing on stage, in composing mode or creating mode, we are basically having a conversation,” says Hussain. “So, the music emerges as we speak.”

November 12, 7pm - An Evening with Amy Sedaris Moderated by Mark McLemore

laugh-out-loud evening of moderated conversation with Amy Sedaris, followed by an audience Q&A. Amy is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her Emmy-nominated series, the hilarious and slightly deranged world of At Home with Amy Sedaris. She played the endearingly eccentric Jerri Blank in her hit comedy series Strangers with Candy and can currently be seen on Disney+ in The Mandalorian.

Emmy award-winning producer Mark McLemore has been the host of Arizona Public Media’s “Arizona Spotlight” since 2007. It is a weekly public affairs, culture, and arts show with a very wide beat. Mark has done stories about topics ranging from wildfires to deep sea research, from global refugees to Arizona’s centenarian population, and from dinosaur fossil finds to the proper care of urban chickens.

November 25, 2pm and 6pm - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (with a Wurlitzer pre-film concert ½ hour before each showing)

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination. 

A Holiday Movie Bundle is available for this film! Purchase "Planes, Trains & Automobiles", "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (December 2), and "White Christmas Sing-a-Long" (December 22)together, and receive $1 off each movie PLUS a free popcorn at each visit! (Please pick up popcorn vouchers at the box office). When logged into your Fox account, you'll be able to redeem your ticket vouchers for tickets to the individual holiday movies in the bundle.

 

November 26, 7pm - An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro Christmas in Hawai'i

Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, Jake Shimabukuro will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2022 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, With only four strings, Jake is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical, and transcendent.  In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as We Three Kings, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and selections from his “Jake & Friends” released in November 2021 (Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more).

November 28, 1pm -Curious Conversations, Inspired by the Gospel Music at the Fox

There’s a magnetic power to gospel music, making it no surprise that it has influenced a wide range of different types of music. The Kings Return, who will perform at the Fox on December 8, are part of this tradition—singing music from a number of different genres while drawing deep inspiration from gospel.  Join this conversation—in person or on zoom— to discover more about the significant impact of gospel music, including here in Tucson. 

In this Curious Conversation, Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton demonstrate how Gospel music has been the bedrock of American music. As founders of Southwest Soul Circuit, they’ve shared their love of singing with music icons like Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle, and Lyle Lovett, to name a few. They’ve also stayed connected to the Southwest church community from Dallas to San Diego, and Kevin actively leads music as music director for two churches.  He has produced over a dozen albums and has continually been a community teacher and performer. Staying true to their gospel music roots through vocalizations, rhythms, and themes, Kevin & Tanishia express themselves in their particular brand of modern Soul Musi

November 29, 7pm – Hurricane Season (Temporada de Huracanes, presented by Cinema Tucsón. Elisa Miller, Mexico, 2023, 112 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) 

Hurricane season is coming on strong. Four souls in search of redemption confront the relentless storm of their destiny in a world where violence fills a space that should belong to love. From the Cannes Palme d'Or winner Elisa Miller and based on the brilliant and intense homonymous novel by Fernanda Melchor, Hurricane Season is a powerful and stunning film, with an impressive ensemble cast and impeccable cinematography by María Secco. https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2245969689/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk

Nov 30, 7:30pm – Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his crack four piece group will perform that night, Selecting songs from the glory days of rock and roll, guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs – everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits,  Max Weinberg’s Jukebox is the ultimate in fun! 

 

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