Saturday, August 14, 2010

Celebrate Tucson Concert At The Fox Theatre Honoring Cele Peterson

Photos by Denyse Leventman

From left to right, concert organizer Mia Hansen, Katya Peterson, Hon. Richard Elias, Hope Cramer

Full House at the Fox for Tucson's Birthday Concert

Photos by Dave Fisher; Blog Post by Ambassador Ruth

Second Saturdays event at the Fox Theatre proved to be a great concert and a special tribute to Cele Peterson, with a range of acts representing some of our town's many cultures.

Above right, classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala. Above left, Gospel Music Workshop of America. Below left, Caribbean troupe Sticks and Fingers. Below
right, Salvador Duran.

Below right, the packed Fox lobby during intermission:
Below left, "Big Jim" Griffith and Supervisor Richard Elias talk about Cele's devotion to Tucson's diversity and to Tucson Meet Yourself.

Blog post by Ambassador Ruth

Photos by Dave Fisher

2nd Saturday at The Fox Theatre Celebrating Tucson's Birthday

Photos by Jon Scanlon

Ambassador Ruth welcoming concert goers who turn out to have been long lost friends

Ambassador Sallye, far left, and Ambassador Ruth, far right, welcome one of Cele Peterson's granddaughters, Grace Peterson, and her family. Grace made a Danish Kransekage, a special cake for Tucson's Birthday guests.

The Seven Pipers played traditional bagpipe music, and the Happy Birthday song.

The Gospel Music Workshop of America, below.

Master of ceremonies for the evening, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, introduces a film tribute to Cele Peterson, created by Dan Buckley

Ted Ramirez, right, and Michael Ronstadt, center, sing their original "La Dona del Pueblo" to Cele Peterson, left, at her 100th Birthday party, March, 2009.

"Big Jim" Griffith, founder of Tucson Meet Yourself and Guest of Honor at the Los Descendientes Birthday Gala at the Doubletree Inn on August 21.

Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala performed at the invitation of Mrs. Peterson's family.

Sticks & Fingers

Chinese Lion Dancers of the Tucson Chinese School.

Salvador Duran

Los Gallegos

Los Gallegos, Mariachi Sonido de Mexico with Special Guest Olga Flores.

Celebrate Tucson Concert Honoring Cele Peterson Reception

Photos by Denyse Leventman

Celebrate Tucson Concert At The Fox Theatre Honoring Cele Peterson

Photos by Denyse Leventman