Casa Grande theater preparing for art show and concert

June 5, 2013 by  

Casa Grande residents will soon be gathering to admire the work of an acclaimed Arizona artist and enjoy a sampling of Latin music.

In just over one week’s time, the city’s Paramount Theatre will be hosting the DeGrazia Celebration. The services of a printing company are likely being used to create flyers, posters, and brochures for this cultural event.

The highlight of the evening will be a showcasing of paintings and sculptures by the late Ted DeGrazia, who remains famous in the Southwest for his watercolors, oils, and pottery. Most of DeGrazia’s pieces depict life in the desert, with many paying homage to Native American culture. The artwork will be transported to Casa Grande from its usual home at the Gallery in the Sun in Tucson.

After they have had a chance to peruse the art show, attendees will sit down for dinner and hear a concert from DeGrazia’s son, Domingo. The younger DeGrazia is the lead guitarist for his own musical group, which combines Spanish flamenco music with elements of salsa and rock and roll. His band members include drummer Jim Pavett, who has received Grammy nominations.

The festivities will take place on Friday, June 14. The art show will kick off at 5:00 pm, while the meal and concert will begin at 6:30 pm. Those who are interested in attending may call (520) 836-4200 to purchase tickets in advance for $20. Tickets will also be available for $27 at the door.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 420 North Florence Street.