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TailWaggers of the week: Hayley & Trixie

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Hayley and Trixie. This week's TucsonSentinel.com TailWaggers are from Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary.... Read more»

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Weekend music

The lonesome country blues of Hank Topless

Hank Topless sings "hard country blues" with a touch of Merle, a snarl of Jerry Lee, a dash of Leon Russell and a little bit of punk rock give-no-fucks abandon. Meanwhile, Tucson seems to be "singing the blues" this week, with several live blues-tinged gigs coming up, and some good, solid Old Pueblo psych and indie rock news. It's your weekend music update!... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Whisper & Fini

Meet a couple of great companions from local rescue In the Arms of Angels: Whisper and Fini.... Read more»

Hunger persists in Cochise County

Hunger gnaws at Cochise County citizens more than for average Americans.... Read more»1

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Hoping against hope for the Tucson Benedictine Monastery

There are nuns in Tucson who have been praying for us for 77 years. And they have provided a beautiful place of peace, open to all people of all faiths to find solace and mercy. But now a real estate deal has them leaving the Benedictine Monastery of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on Country Club Road.... Read more»1

Weekend music

New kids in town: Cool Funeral

Tucson indie shoegaze band Cool Funeral is so new that they don't yet have an online presence or any official recordings, much less a back catalog. Plus, a little dose of late onset Halloween and some stellar live gigs lined up for the week ahead, in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Jaxson & Koobe

Meet a couple of the many great companions available from one of our local animal rescue groups, RAD Rescue: Jaxson and Koobe.... Read more»

Weekend music

Best Of Beef 2017 & Return of the Night of the Living Fest

In which noted local punk scene cynic Mark Beef says a bunch of nice things about Tucson folks while probably still managing to offend someone — we all embrace the yearly Return Of The Night Of The Living Fest! And more in your weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Maricopa sheriff to inmates on hunger strike: Food is nutritious, not delicious

Maricopa County jail inmates went on a three-day hunger strike over the quality of meals served behind bars, but Sheriff Paul Penzone said Wednesday that taste is not the point.... Read more»

Halloween sadism: History behind myth of poisoned treats

What a seasonal fear reveals about our changing relationship to food: Everybody’s heard the unsettling bit about the razorblade-spiked Halloween apple. ... Read more»

Weekend music

All in the family with Tucson bands Gaza Strip and the Unday

Gaza Strip and the Unday are like siblings. Unday is the sister: Elegant, beautiful, very intelligent, and complicated. Gaza is more of the brother: a little angsty, kinda rough around the edges, and sophomoric at times. But a friendship that has lasted about 15 years will bring out the best in you, especially when music is a common love.... Read more»

Deep & Provocative: 'Two Plays for Lost Souls' at the Scoundrel and Scamp

Two intelligently conceived and professionally mounted one-act plays mark the opening of a new theatre company here in Tucson: the Scoundrel and Scamp. One is a truly dramatic monologue, the other a weird and compelling piece of theatre.... Read more»

Infiltrating L.A.: A Tucson writer's debut in Angeltown's critics' circle

Newly posted on the Los Angeles Review of Books website is a critique I just did of a writer-on-the-go's eyewitness account of a political upheaval. I wasn't as cool to the author as he was to me. ... Read more»

Weekend music

Beyond the Motown sound: Asian Fred's musical evolution

With a stellar reputation and distinct Motown/Stax sound, Tucson band Asian Fred is stronger and tighter than ever, although they gig rarely and have been slow to release recordings. But an EP is coming out soon. Plus: check your local listings in the TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

The vote came first: Pima to allow more backyard chickens

Pima County residents in more residential areas will be allowed to keep chickens for eggs beginning next month, after the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to loosen restrictions on backyard poultry.... Read more»2

TailWaggers of the week: Maple & Tess

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Maple and Tess.... Read more»

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