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Music on the Mountain in Summerhaven

Escape the heat in Tucson, and drive up to Summerhaven for some “Music on the Mountain” on Sunday, August 21rst. presents Top Dead Center – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an acoustic jam session starting at 11 and band starting at noon – Outdoor concert in a festival setting in Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon.

“Musical Compositions of Ted DeGrazia” – CD release party on Jan 21rst in Tucson

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“Musical Compositions of Ted DeGrazia” – CD release party on Jan 21rst in TucsonFriday, January 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia’s dual passions for art and music are celebrated in this special collection of original paintings, drawings, and musical scores the artist composed for his big-band orchestra in the 1930s.

The newly recorded CD, “Please Remember Me,” features the first recordings of these original scores, produced and arranged by faculty at the Tucson Community Music School and Tucson Jazz Institute, joined by the artist’s son, Spanish-guitarist Domingo DeGrazia. The musicians will perform the songs live at the opening reception.

For more information, visit

Domingo DeGrazia Flamenco Ensemble performs on Saturday April 24th in Tucson

The CD-Release Concert of “The Bluest Sky” by Domingo DeGrazia and Beth Daunis was held today at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. Once again, “Outstanding!” If you missed the concert today, you have another chance this month.

Rythum and Roots Concert Series at Plaza Palomino Courtyard Concerts will be presenting the Domingo DeGrazia Flamenco Ensemble on Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 PM. The concert will be located at Plaza Palomino at Swan and Fort Lowell.

Tickets are $20 advance and $23 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Antigone Books at 411 N. 4th Avenue, Grey Dog Trading Company in Plaza Palomino, and all Bookman locations. More information can be found online at Rythum and Roots, or by calling toll-free 800-594-8499 or 319-9966.

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Domingo DeGrazia and Beth Dauni Concert in Tucson – April 10th

On Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 1PM – 4PM, at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, there will be an outdoor concert celebrating the CD release of “The Bluest Sky” by Spanish-guitarist Domingo DeGrazia and violinist Beth Daunis.

This amazing Tucson duo has created a collection of diverse and captivating songs, from haunting Celtic melodies to spicy Latin rhythms performed with passion and prowess.

Enjoy the performance, meet the musicians, and stroll through the Gallery in the Sun to see the art and architecture of Domingo’s father, the late Ted DeGrazia.

Older couple tickles the ivories of the Mayo Clinic atrium piano

We were emailed this Youtube video and it is worth a watch.

“An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he turned 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance.”

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band perfoms for Tucsonans at Tohono Chul

DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

As part of Tohono Chul Park’s 2009 Fall Concert Series, the DeGrazia Guitar Band performed for Tucsonans on a beautiful fall evening last night. The concert area was covered by a canopy of  slightly illuminated trees, and it seemed as though the crickets were brought in to compliment the atmosphere. They too made wonderul music in between songs.

Domingo DeGrazia, and the DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band were outstanding. They all have great passion for their music and the crowd loved it. We will be back to see them play again and you can too, as their local performance schedule is listed on their site. Domingo’s  Spanish, Latin and Flamenco guitar style is fantastic. He is also a very good story teller, and we enjoyed the story of how the band came to know Violinist, Beth Daunis. She makes beautiful empassioned music, dancing with the violin as she plays. The crowd really loved it. We know we did.

One of our favorite parts of the concert was Domingo talking about his father, and visiting the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun each year and his father’s gravesite where he composes a song. He played one of those songs he wrote as a tribute to his father, Ted DeGrazia. He would have loved to hear him last night, and we think he did.

Sedona Fiesta del Tlaquepaque on September 12

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona

Head up to beautiful Sedona, Arizona and enjoy Fiesta del Tlaquepaque on September 12th from 10AM to 5PM. It is held at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village and admission is free.

Watch Mexican folk dancers and Ballet Amistad Folklorico. Listen to the music of Mosaico Flamenco, Spanish guitarist Miguel de Maria, Flamenco Fusion guitarist Greg Reiter, and the Mariachis that play throughout the Village. There will be lots of great art, entertainment, and food.

For more information on Sedona – To find a  vacation rental or B&B see SedonaRental.US, and favorite restaurants can be found at

Great food and music in Albuquerque, New Mexico

About six hours from Flagstaff, AZ is beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have great food in Albuquerque and on you will find some local favorites.

Youtube video below is from Los Equipales Restaurant, who serves delicious food and has wonderful entertainment. They serve acclaimed recipe preparations of Coastal and Central Mexico Cuisine.

Tohono Chul Park Concert Series July 17th – DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band

Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Chul Park, in Tucson, wraps up Summer Concert Series July 17th at 7PM. The DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band (click for a listen) will be performing.

Tickets are $18/$12 for members. You can order tickets online by CLICKING HERE.

 Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar styles with the passion and flair of Flamenco guitar technique. His playing is as rhythmic as it is percussive, often coupling dynamic Spanish rhythms with vibrant Latin, Salsa and rock drum beats.

The DeGrazia Spanish Guitar band boasts professionalism and 20 + years of playing and performing experience for each member. Domingo DeGrazia carries the role of front-man and band leader while Grammy nominated artist Jim Pavett brings percussion and live drums. Lead guitarist Dustin Jones rounds out the core of the band with guitar playing Spanish guitar that easily moves between exotic and soulful. DeGrazia is proud to announce the addition of violinist, Beth Daunis to the band line-up for truly captivating performances.”

Travel and Leisure Magazine has listed Tohono Chul Park and one of the Ten Great Botanical Gardens in the world. A spectacular place to visit. Desert plants, flowers, birds, art gallery, and spend the day and eat at The Tea Room.

See our SLIDESHOW of Tohono Chul Park.

hdr – high dynamic range in st david, arizona

Photomatix is  program that program that creates and processes HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. Worth every penny, and really fun in our opinion. We have not used it that much, though everytime we do it exceeds our expectations. You can use it to make photo images look realistic and rich, or maybe give them a surreal look, like this banjo player in St David, Arizona. There are NO RULES! So, enjoy it and have fun! Here is one of our Photomatix HDR images of a banjo player in St. David, Arizona.


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