SUSAN CLAASSEN, artistic director of Invisible Theatre, will tour in “A Conversation with Edith Head” this fall. As “Edie,” the legendary Hollywood costume designer, Claassen also will emcee Tucson Fashion Week’s runway presentation on Oct. 18 at the Tucson Museum of Art, appearing with fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
FRANK MARCUS, M.D., professor emeritus in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and researcher with the UA Sarver Heart Center, has received a $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant for a multicenter, five-year study on newly diagnosed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a significant cause of death in people under age 35. Julia Indik. M.D., Ph.D., is collaborating on part of the clinical core. Marcus, a world authority on ARVC, was the recipient of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011. That same year, he received the Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Award from the Heart Rhythm Society.
A new novel by Tucson author GERMAINE SHAMES, written under the pseudonym Casper Silk, will be published by Pale Fire Press in November. “Echo Year” tells the story of David Crown, a Jewish electronics magnate from England whose idyll in the French countryside ends when he witnesses the firebombing of a synagogue. Shames’ previous book as Casper Silk is “Hotel Noir.”
JANOS WILDER will be guest chef at a fundraising dinner benefiting Café 54 on Sunday, Oct. 6. For more information, see www.cafe54.org.
Eight MESCH, CLARK & ROTHSCHILD, P.C. lawyers were selected as Best Lawyers for 2014 by U.S. News & Best Lawyers: Emery Barker, Douglas Clark, Mel Cohen, Richard Davis, Scott Gan, Michael McGrath, Fred Petersen and Lowell Rothschild.