November 10, 2005
Neko Case to Perform Sunday at Rialto;
Saturday and Sunday, Wavelab Recording Studio will present a benefit for Habitat For Humanity entitled "Wavelab vs. The Weather".
In a recent interview with the Tucson Weekly, Wavelab principal Craig Schumacher describes his interest in the flood-ravaged city and why he choose Habitat for Humanity as the best recipient for the funds that this event will raise. You can read the article by clicking here.
The lineup is as follows for the benefit:
Saturday, 11/12 -- doors at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Sunday, 11/13 -- doors at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm
We hope to see you down here to support this excellent cause.
Pat Robertson and the City Council Elections
We're a little worried that the recent City Council elections may leave Tucson vulnerable to God's wrath.
Here's why: On a recent 700 Club broadcast, evangelist Pat Robertson warned the town of Dover, Pennsylvania that not only might they be subject to some sort of disaster in the immediate future, their appeals to the Higher Power might fall on deaf ears.
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city," Robertson intoned on the program.
Robertson was suggesting that since Dover's citizens just voted out the entire school board responsible for pushing the teaching of "Intelligent Design" in Dover schools, God himself was quite pissed, and likely to lash out, or at the very least, ignore pleas for help.
We hope that God will contain his anger about the fact that Tucson's City Council now comprises only Democrats (with the exception of Mayor Bob Walkup). We'd hate for there to be some kind of Sonoran hurricane or desert earthquake just because Republicans were voted out of office.
Robertson seems uniquely informed on God's wrath -- he warned the city of Orlando in similar fashion in 1998 due to Disneyworld's tolerance of homosexuality. But unless God is still planning to decimate Orlando and just hasn't gotten around to it yet, they can rest easy there, since they've survived almost eight years since Robertson's previous warning.
Perhaps you're wondering "What's this have to do with the Rialto?" A valid query, indeed. We really have no idea.
Just Added: Great Big Sea and Cowboy Junkies
Our February lineup at the Rialto Theatre is shaping up to be a blockbuster. Seriously, blocks WILL be busted by February 31st (you'll note that we're giving ourselves an out, see, 'cuz there's no 2/31 except in Xanadu).
First up is an evening with Great Big Sea, Newfoundland's finest purveyors of traditional sea chanty-influenced rock music, on Thursday, February 16th. This will be a reserved seating show.
Then on Tuesday, February 21st, the Cowboy Junkies will be making a triumphant return to Tucson, which is appropriate enough since we can lay claim to being "home of the cowboy" as much as anyone else (you heard that right, Texas!). This will be the Cowboy Junkies' first Tucson appearance in, well, forever, so the anticipation is boundless. This show is a seated general admission show.
Both shows go onsale on Saturday, November 19th at 10 a.m.
Great Big Sea tickets must be purchased via our website, box office, or by phone at 740-1000, due to the reserved seating setup.
Cowboy Junkies tickets will be available via this website, our box office, and by phone, and also at all Zia and Bookman's stores.
So rest up -- February's going to be busy!