OSBI Winter’s Eve of Comedy Event

The Winter’s Eve of Comedy Event is a fun family event guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The virtual comedy show will feature entertaining acts from OSBI participants and Fine Arts program director Kristy Bullock as well as stand-up routines from world famous comedians Clara Bijl, Brooke Heinichen and Alexandra Love.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the OSBI annual Help Us Glow (HUG) fundraising campaign focused on shining a light on abilities, inclusion and opportunity for individuals who have intellectual disabilities.

Tickets are $25 and available via the One Step Beyond website at https://osbi.org/events/.

Photo courtesy of OSBI

Posted on Leave a comment

New radio station comes to Tucson

radio microphone

Tucson radio listeners now have a new station, 101.7-FM (also 830-AM KDRI) The Drive, which will focus on entertainment targeting listeners from ages 45 to 64.

Owners Fletcher McCusker, Bobby Rich and Jim Arnold purchased the radio frequencies with the opportunity in mind to serve an underserved population that is often ignored nationwide by radio.

The Drive will feature music from the 1960s through the 1980s, providing entertainment and information that its listeners will care about.

The station begins on air without advertising but has plans to hire staff to reach advertisers wanting to target this audience.

– Bobby Rich, The Drive

Posted on Leave a comment

Violins of Hope coming to Arizona in 2019


Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein has devoted 20 years to locating and restoring the violins of the Holocaust as a tribute to those who were lost, including 400 of his relatives. He calls them Violins of Hope.

From Feb. 3 to March 26 via lectures, concerts, exhibits and more statewide, these Violins of Hope will tell the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

The events will transcend religious and other barriers to facilitate a community-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice and expression and the importance of cooperation and collaboration to achieve common goals.

– Julee Landau Shahon, Violins of Hope Phoenix

Posted on Leave a comment

Marriott brings Reel Savings to Arizona

Reel Savings

Arizona Film & Digital Media, which is a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced a sponsorship with Marriott Hotels & Resorts to offer discounts to those in the entertainment industry producing projects in Arizona. The sponsorship allows those registered with the Reel Savings program to stay in designated Arizona Marriott properties at reduced rates.

The Marriott sponsorship package includes room discounts, rebates, reward points and other amenities. The package is available at participating locations.

Reel Savings is a private-sector program that supports Arizona’s film and digital media industry by creating immediate savings for filmmakers with no delays or paperwork.

– Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority