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TailWaggers of the week: Milo & Aslan

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

Weekend music

The musical odyssey of Hannah Yeun

Hannah Yeun and her band weave dark, majestic, otherworldly indie pop laced with traces of dark psych, angsty no wave and '60s French yeye. Plus, check your local listings in TucsonSentinel.com's weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Same as it ever was

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Here in the Sentinel newsroom, we'd rather watch the same old Youtube videos than check whether some rodent is having a bad hair day. Enjoy!... Read more»

Weekend music

Miss Olivia and the Interlopers find their voice

Miss Olivia and the Interlopers play diverse rock and roll that bridges styles - like a good mix tape that's more B-sides than A-sides. Plus, the return of the Monitors, Jillian and the Giants, and Laura and the Killed Men, Baby Gas Mask records gets a new home and new stuff from Katie Haverly in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

Border program brings American musicians & Mexican children together

If you travel to the small border town of Naco, the first thing to catch your eye is a small, gloriously colored building that sits fewer than 500 feet from the port of entry. It’s called Studio Mariposa, an idea that began with Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer’s desire to provide a place of free expression through art and music for Mexican children here... Read more»

Weekend music

Swampy, smart harmonic rock & roll with Black Medicine

Black Medicine's swampy, harmonic rock. New stuff from Bisbee's Exbats! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com.... Read more»

Tucson's El Guero Canelo wins James Beard award for Sonoran hot dogs

Tucson restaurant El Guero Canelo's unpretentious cross-border fusion — a hot dog wrapped in bacon and laden with beans and condiments — has been given a national honor: one of five 2018 America's Classics from the James Beard Foundation.... Read more»

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Concept rock with Tucson's Lowlife

Lowlife's "Concept Rock," a Saturday filled with rock and roll adventure, and metal...for the kids! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com.... Read more»

Rogue Theatre's 'Grapes of Wrath' an ensemble epic

The Rogue is the only theatre company in Tucson — and, I would guess, one of the few in the country — with the aesthetic sensibility, technical proficiency, resident ensemble and dramatic chops to undertake an earnest production the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel.... Read more»

Weekend music

Josh Ritter, Sloths, Sheila E. grace Tucson stages

One of the liveliest gigs I've ever seen in this town was a Sunday-night show back in 2007 at the former Plush (now Flycatcher) on Fourth Avenue. I'd first become aware of Josh Ritter hearing tracks off his 2006 album The Animal Years, but this was the first time I'd seen him and his band in person.... Read more»

Jazz Festival swings, bops, taps and rolls back to Tucson

This year's 10-day Tucson Jazz Festival will feature performances from Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Hypnotic Brass, Diane Schuur, along with a free 12-hour-long music showcase Downtown on Monday.... Read more»

Tucson's favorite daughter returns: Linda Ronstadt at the Fox

Folk-pop ingenue. Country rock pioneer. Chart-topping '70s rock and roll goddess. Retro torch singer. Mariachi bandleader. A little Gilbert and Sullivan thrown in for good measure. A Tucson legend will be back for an appearance at the Fox Theatre in April, though she won't be bursting into song. ... Read more»

The languid ferocity of Giant Sand's Howe Gelb

When I walked into the Giant Sand show on Boxing Day, I was taken aback. Howe Gelb, the group’s sole permanent member, is a man of many moods, with performances that vary accordingly. But this time he seemed more interested in playing guitar than in playing himself. It felt like Gelb was out to prove a point.... Read more»

Tucson music: JJP's Best of 2017

"Best of" lists are ridiculously subjective. But I made one anyway. Plus, 2018 in local music and this week's live gig listings. It's your weekend roundup from Tucson Sentinel.com!... Read more»

Auld Lang what now? The story of a New Year's song

The history, meaning and lyrics of "Auld Lang Syne" — just in time to impress your friends this holiday.... Read more»

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