El Casino Doc visits KXCI

Carol Anderson tracking her Ruby's Roadhouse El Casino Ballroom tribute show at KXCI.

Carol Anderson tracking her Ruby's Roadhouse El Casino Ballroom tribute show at KXCI.


 Have an El Casino Ballroom story or photos to share? Contact Daniel Buckley by clicking HERE to be interviewed for the film.

El Casino Ballroom documentary producer Daniel Buckley joined Carol Anderson on her popular KXCI radio show Ruby’s Roadhouse on March 24.





Anderson, who was highly active in the station back when it held frequent House Rockin’ Concerts at El Casino Ballroom, put together a set of favorites from a long list of artists KXCI had sponsored at the South Tucson club in the 1980s and early 1990s.

In between Buckley and the host talked about the El Casino Ballroom documentary being shot now. The film will premier June 10 at the Fox Theatre, 17 West Congress Street i Tucson, Arizona. It will be the fifth in the popular Cine Plaza at the Fox documentary series. The film is being funded in part by a Tucson Pima Arts Council PLACE Initiative grant.

During the visit to the station Buckley shared contact info, including the new Facebook page,  so that KXCI listeners with stories and photos from El Casino Ballroom could share them and become part of the film. He and Anderson also recalled favorite concerts and shows from the ballroom’s 65 years serving Tucson, and spoke of its special place serving multicultural communities since its start.

Tucson’s venerable El Casino Ballroom celebrates its 65th birthday this year, along with the 80th anniversary of the non-profit organization that runs it – the Latin American Social Club.

You can view the whole playlist from the special El Casino Ballroom edition of KXCI’s Ruby’s Roadhouse by clicking HERE.




~ by Daniel Buckley on March 25, 2012.

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