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Local band Beautiful Bird releases debut CD

Here’s a band with no real rules except those imposed by the instruments they choose to play with – and we mean play in every sense, as this experimental Tucson trio creates everything from abstract sound collages to songs offering up melodies you can hook into.

Noah Thomas, a former member of local bands including Giant Sand and Fashionistas, wields trumpet, theremin, melodica, keys and turntables; Kelly Michaelis sings (sometimes, as Beautiful Bird does instrumentals as well) and incorporates samples; and Vicki Brown plays violin and viola. Beautiful Bird presents its new songs in Plush’s lounge. When: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Monday Where: Plush, 340 E. Sixth St Price: free Info: 798-1298 plushtucson.com

Local actor receives Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

Actor Brendan Guy Murphy is the recipient of the 2008 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award.

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona earlier this month awarded the $10,000 prize at a reception at Davis Dominguez Gallery.

Murphy, a graduate of the University of Arizona, also directs and writes in theater and film. He recently founded his own film production company, Murphy Speaking, and is producing its third film, according to a news release.

Murphy earned high praise from the selection committee.

He is “making films which are imaginative and inventive, creating opportunities for many Tucson actors and production personnel,” judge Cynthia Meier said. “Instead of leaving town to join a corps of actors and filmmakers in Los Angeles or New York, Brendan is attempting to create art here in Tucson, the place (where) he grew up.”

Buffalo Exchange owners Kerstin and Spencer Block established the award in 1994 to encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in the arts.

Author Slauson tries her hand at romance novel

Tucson author Eula Slauson’s latest book is a romance novel set in the Old Pueblo.

Released by PublishAmerica, “Love at First Fight” is about what happens when two real estate brokers from Tucson are forced to share a hotel room for a week while attending a franchise real estate convention for member brokers.

“Love at First Fight” is Slauson’s follow-up to “Memoirs of a Woman: a Portrait in Poetry,” which was published last year.

Send submissions to calendar@tucsoncitizen.com.

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