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* SUSSANE LASSETER: Ranch FamilySUSSANE LASSETER: Ranch Family

Time: 7:00 pm

Portrait of an Arizona Ranch Family Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at door Susanne Lasseter, wife of CPAC veteran Jack Lasseter, returns this year to tell her family’s tale of ranching in Arizona. It is the story of her mother’s aunt and her husband as they established and ran the G-H ranch near Williams, AZ in the 1930’s. The family has continued to run the operation for almost a century. There’s romance, drama, and a little bit of nostalgia in this tale handed down over generations.

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* JOHNNY RAWLS w/ BAD NEWS BLUEsJOHNNY RAWLS w/ BAD NEWS BLUEs

Time: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door Johnny Rawls is a soul blues legend. In fact, the term “soul blues” was invented to describe his music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he’s done it all. He’s an internationally recognized recording artist, music producer, and songwriter who tours extensively throughout North America and overseas. The Blues Music Awards, Blues Blast Awards, Living Blues Awards, and the W. C. Handy Awards have all acknowledged Johnny with multiple awards and nominations, including Soul Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Artist of the Year. Living Blues Magazine described him as a “soul-blues renaissance man” when he was featured on the cover in 2002. Johnny is honored to be mentioned on two markers along the Mississippi Blues Trail – one in Hattiesburg, MS marking the Hi-Hat Club, and another in Rocklin ME marking the migration of blues from Mississippi to Maine.

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* THE JAZZ THIEVESTHE JAZZ THIEVES

Time: 7:00 pm

Brooklyn Elegy Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door The Jazz Thieves have broken into the art museum that is Jazz, then "stolen" styles and aesthetics to construct a unique palette of evocative lyrics, soulful improvisation, and wide-ranging originals. With a kaleidoscopic array of influences - from classic antiquities like Duke Ellington, to rich canvasses by old masters such as Bill Withers and Tom Waits, to genre-breaking modern art like Kamasi Washington and Thundercat, The Jazz Thieves paint their musical pictures in the gritty, hustling studio that is NYC's jazz and independent music scene. Their sole mission: to inspire themselves, and their audiences. The Jazz Thieves are led by bassist / composer / lyricist John Gray. The band also features Matt Robbins on vocals and keyboard, Ayumi Ishito on saxophone, and Tim Ford on drums. In late 2016, they released their first full length album, "Brooklyn Elegy". Recorded and mixed at Room 17 Studios in Bushwick by engineers Joe Rogers and the Grammy Award-winner Ted Young, Brooklyn Elegy was met with critical acclaim from AllAboutJazz.com and Jazziz magazine, in addition to radio interviews and international radio airplay. Outside of playing together, the individual members of the Jazz Thieves have played and collaborated with jazz masters such as James Moody, Vincent Herring, David "Happy" Williams, John McNeil, and John Stetch to name a few.

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* ALL AMERICAN GIRLSALL AMERICAN GIRLS

Time: 3:00 pm

A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN COUNTRY TAD Management Friday, December 4th at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM Tickets: $25 in advance - $30 at door Three incredible singers join an all-star group of musicians to celebrate some awesome country music in three-part harmony! You’ll hear songs like Before He Cheats, Down to the River to Pray, Travelin’ Soldier, How Great Thou Art and many more great hits by female country stars. Get your tickets before they hop on their “Sin Wagon” out of town! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=VbkcyKd9XfE&feature=emb_logo

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* LOVE LETTERSLOVE LETTERS

Time: 4:00 pm

A Play by A.R. Gurney (The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players) Admission is free (tickets required) *90 minutes with no intermission Oct. 30-31 at 4pm Nov. 6-7 at 4pm Dec. 5-6 at 4pm Jan. 9-10 at 4pm Feb. 14 at 4pm and 7pm Mar. 12-13 at 4pm Love Letters by A.R. Gurney was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. During the course of the play, Andrew and Melissa read the notes, letters and cards they have written to each other over the course of 50 years. The letters provide a heartfelt account of their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their two very different lives. This production is directed by Regina Ford and is donated to the community by the Santa Cruz Shoestring Players as a gift to the community. Capacity is limited to 50 people per performance and is general admission. Freewill offering will be collected to help support the operation of the Community Performance and Art Center. This production is 90 minutes without intermission and will be presented on the CPAC patio, weather permitting, and in CPAC theater during inclement weather.

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* LOVE LETTERSLOVE LETTERS

Time: 4:00 pm

A Play by A.R. Gurney (The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players) Admission is free (tickets required) *90 minutes with no intermission Oct. 30-31 at 4pm Nov. 6-7 at 4pm Dec. 5-6 at 4pm Jan. 9-10 at 4pm Feb. 14 at 4pm and 7pm Mar. 12-13 at 4pm Love Letters by A.R. Gurney was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. During the course of the play, Andrew and Melissa read the notes, letters and cards they have written to each other over the course of 50 years. The letters provide a heartfelt account of their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their two very different lives. This production is directed by Regina Ford and is donated to the community by the Santa Cruz Shoestring Players as a gift to the community. Capacity is limited to 50 people per performance and is general admission. Freewill offering will be collected to help support the operation of the Community Performance and Art Center. This production is 90 minutes without intermission and will be presented on the CPAC patio, weather permitting, and in CPAC theater during inclement weather.

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* Janet Thompson Art WorkshopJanet Thompson Art Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

INTO THE LIGHT Instructor: Janet R. Thompson Dates: December 7 and 8, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch). Fee: $250, Early Bird Special $225 if paid in full by November 9, 2020 "Into the Light" describes my technique for this representational art workshop. We will begin with our hardest, darks using dark sanded paper or alcohol washes toned with pastel. Then we will progress to the light using softer, lighter pastels. There will be a short discussion of what pastels are for the novice and I will do a demo as well. You will work from your own photos, which hopefully, will have good contrast, color and composition and be meaningful to you. we will learn how to observe our beautiful world (grass, trees, sky, rocks, clouds, sunrises and sunsets) and then express it on paper for our viewer. What a fabulous feeling when someone "connects" with your artwork!

* DIANE VAN DEURZEN & LISA OTEYDIANE VAN DEURZEN & LISA OTEY

Time: 7:00 pm

Monday, December 7th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at door International touring artists Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and boogie-woogie. They take their act to festivals, clubs and theatres around the world and are known for creating an atmosphere of intimacy with their humor and joyful interactions with the audience. Performances include the Thredbo Blues Festival in Australia; Box Factory for the Arts, Michigan; Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Le Bilboquet and Le Caveau de la Huchette in Paris; Blues in Bisbee and Tucson Folk Festivals, Arizona; Yoshi's in California; Silver City Blues Festival, New Mexico; and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey have been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. Lisa has also been inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame and appeared on the Grammy-nominated CD, "Ladies Man" with Pinetop Perkins. Diane and Lisa have co-produced several CDs on their label, Owl's Nest Productions, including Diane's "I Never Knew", Lisa's "Trio", "Bring Your Own Boa" for Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas, and Diane & Lisa's duo CDs, "You Got What I Want", "Wild Women" and their Christmas hit, "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe".

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* Janet Thompson Art WorkshopJanet Thompson Art Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

INTO THE LIGHT Instructor: Janet R. Thompson Dates: December 7 and 8, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch). Fee: $250, Early Bird Special $225 if paid in full by November 9, 2020 "Into the Light" describes my technique for this representational art workshop. We will begin with our hardest, darks using dark sanded paper or alcohol washes toned with pastel. Then we will progress to the light using softer, lighter pastels. There will be a short discussion of what pastels are for the novice and I will do a demo as well. You will work from your own photos, which hopefully, will have good contrast, color and composition and be meaningful to you. we will learn how to observe our beautiful world (grass, trees, sky, rocks, clouds, sunrises and sunsets) and then express it on paper for our viewer. What a fabulous feeling when someone "connects" with your artwork!

* JACK LASSETER: Dodge CityJACK LASSETER: Dodge City

Time: 7:00 pm

The Taming of Dodge City Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at door This is the epic and true story of the deadliest town in the West……..Dodge City, Kansas. This is where buffalo hunters and Texas trail drives came together at that railroad terminus on the Santa Fe Trail. You will learn how two lawmen, young Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, brought law and order to this wild place. In addition to the story of these two men and their famous families, we shall also meet Doc Holliday, Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and even Teddy Roosevelt. It is a fascinating story you won’t want to miss.

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* Fran Sutherland Art WorkshopFran Sutherland Art Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

WHERE DO I START? Instructor: Fran Sutherland Dates: December 9, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch). Fee: $135, Early Bird Special $120 if paid in full by November 11, 2020 Supplies: Some materials provided (see web-site for details). Learn how to find your artistic vision and to choose the painting style that’s most appropriate for your ideas/subjects. Fran, who has over 40 years of art teaching experience, will have you work through a series of exercises to determine possible areas of interest for your paintings. Then she will aid you in selecting the appropriate medium (pastels, acrylics, watercolors or water based oils) to achieve the best results. Fran will discuss unique qualities of each brush (or pastels) for each media and how to hold each tool. In addition, she will demonstrate how to create the best strokes for each of medium. In the afternoon, each student will practice the appropriate strokes with their medium of choice to create your composition.

* BUTCH DIGGS AND FRIENDSBUTCH DIGGS AND FRIENDS

Time: 7:00 pm

Presented by the Tucson Jazz Society Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at door CPAC is pleased to enter the fourth year of partnership with the Tucson Jazz Society. Since 1977 it has been the Society’s mission to present and promote America’s own original music – jazz. Saxophonist and flutist Butch Diggs has worked with Jules Broussard (Santana), Chaka Khan, Gary Bias ( Earth, Wind and Fire), Paul Jackson, Jr., Stanley Smith (“The Bernie Mac Show” and "Let's Stay Together") and many others. He co-founded the pop-alternative group 'Question Men" that recorded the best-selling single "I Could Be Wrong" and enjoyed video appearances on MTV and Showtime. Butch is originally from Compton, CA and continues to perform across the southwest.

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* COUNTRY CHRISTMASCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Time: 7:00 pm

with LACY J DALTON Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $30 in advance - $35 at door Country legend Lacy J Dalton returns to CPAC for a little bit of Country Christmas. Born Jill Lynne Byrem on October 13, 1946 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Lacy J. Dalton is an American country singer and songwriter with a career that has spanned many decades and touched the hearts of millions of music fans. In March 2017 Lacy J Dalton was inducted into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame.

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* DESERT TENORS CHRISTMASDESERT TENORS CHRISTMAS

Time: 3:00 pm

Khris Dodge and Every Era Entertainment Wednesday, December 16th at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM Tickets: $20 in advance - $25 at door Three stars come together for this high-energy performance, featuring your favorite classical tunes as well as gorgeous arrangements from other musical genres. Enjoy holiday favorites with classically trained tenors Dennis Tamblyn, Matt Holter, and Chach Snook along with soprano, Heather Stricker. This will be a show to remember!

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* SANTA CRUZ HOLIDAY WINDSSANTA CRUZ HOLIDAY WINDS

Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 19th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15 in advance - $20 at door You know this group as The Santa Cruz Summer Winds. They return to CPAC for their ninth season and first winter installment with this delightful program of holiday music. The Santa Cruz Summer (Holiday) Winds is a 50-member concert band, composed primarily of musicians from the various concert bands throughout the Tucson and Green Valley area, as well as several members from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. The ensemble is operated by managers and founders, April and Zack Brennan, and their Lead Musical Director Taylor Mitchell. This concert is brought to you by The Santa Cruz Music Groups, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to musical excellence in southern Arizona.

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