Hot Coffee Lecture Series


Goodyear Total Wine & More: 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395

Date & Time: July 25th, 2017 at 7:00pm

Details: Gregory McNamee- Arizona Food

 Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join Gregory McNamee, the author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food, in exploring these many traditions.

 Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of forty books and of more than five thousand articles and other publications. He is a contributing editor to the Encyclopedia Britannica, a research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and a lecturer in the Eller School of Management, also at the University of Arizona. 

Date & Time: August 28th at 7:00pm

Details: Joseph Cavanaugh - Ballet Arizona

Joseph Cavanaugh pursued his professional training at the Virginia School of the Arts, and later graduated with honors from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. He has worked with and performed for such choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Jordan Morris, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Alexei Ratmansky.  Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2001, Mr. Cavanaugh has originated featured roles in Ib Andersen’sElevations, Mosaik, 2B, Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Interplays by Vladimir Angelov. He has danced soloist and principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle (Hilarion), Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night,and Polyphonia by Christopher Wheeldon. His Balanchine repertoire includes principle roles in Agon, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Mr. Cavanaugh has been teaching around the United States and Canada for the past 15 years.  Joseph also helped create The Artist Relief Fund (501c3) in 2013, which helps support the dancers of Ballet Arizona in times of extended injury, personal hardship, and imminent career transition. 

Joseph develops and implements educational and community programming for the ballet. During the lecture Joseph will share his story and the history of Ballet as well as share a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Ballet Under the Stars program scheduled for September 30, 2017 lakeside in Estrella.