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Jun 13, 2013 8:16 PM by Faye DeHoff

Arts & Culture Guy: From guitars to the Man of Steel

TUCSON - A guitar festival, several new art exhibits and a look at what's showing in theaters. Herb Stratford has it all in this week's Arts and Culture segment.

A new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the unique artwork of two artists; Photographer/performance artist Ken Shorr and sculpture by Chico MacMurtie.

The exhibitions will be on display until September 30th at MOCA, which is located downtown across from the TCC on Church Avenue.

If you are a fan of guitars, this weekend the Park Place Mall is the place for you. A Guitar Festival will take place Friday and Saturday which features food and wine, performances and displays along with an air guitar competition on Saturday. The event is presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural alliance and is free and open to the public.

A new exhibit of artwork by Claire Harlan entitled "Grandscapes" is on display at the Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona. The work, photographs that depict the intersection of the built environment and natural world, are all shot at night, and are hauntingly beautiful. The show is on display through August 30.

And now here's a look at this week's new movies...

The comedy "This Is The End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

The film stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. The film is rated R.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.


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