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Weekend music

Tucson sounds: Rough Draft turns in their homework

Tucson DIY musical stalwarts Rough Draft turn in a worthy final exam with their self-titled debut album. MonSwoon aims to sweep you off your feet, an over-the-moon celebration at Sky Bar and more in this week's local music roundup.... Read more»

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Film review

Pop goes the Loft!

"Pop Goes the Loft! The Films of Andy Warhol" begins tonight with a screening of "Lonesome Cowboys." The screening will also feature a Warhol costume contest. The Loft will show a different slate of Warhol films every Thursday in March.... Read more»

Theatre review

Beckett á trois at Rogue Theatre

Rogue Theatre is currently presenting three of Beckett’s short works: "Act Without Words I," "Not I," and the better known "Krapp’s Last Tape." Each features different aspects of Beckett’s spare and controversial style.... Read more»1


Friki Tiki festival hits 4th Ave. on Friday

Friki Tiki is a three-day event featuring group rides, meetups and a six band bill Saturday at The Hut. It's time to embrace your inner 60s mod, freak or beatnik.... Read more»

Music review

Haiti relief good for Haiti, bad for ears

Like the best laid schemes of mice and men, hipsters and hangers-on have decided to unite to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. This is a good thing, right?... Read more»1

Theatre review

The Cowboy Way, indeed

While the 85th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo was celebrating cowboy culture, down the road Beowulf Alley Theatre was lampooning the ethos of the cowboy way with "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage."... Read more»1


Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival starts March 7

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music's 17th winter festival, running March 7-14, proffers music that truly runs the gamut of chamber works.... Read more»

Gotta have it: Spike Lee tickets $5 this week

Tickets for a March lecture by Spike Lee will be available to UA students at a presale rate of $5 Thursday and Friday.... Read more»

Film review

Classic horror film 'The Crazies' gets a remake

With some inspired moments and a strong cast, "The Crazies" is a fun night out at the movies. All in all, it’s one of the better horror remakes of recent years though the bar as been set very low.... Read more»


Victoria's big secret: Retailers caught with used panties down

Ratcheting up the 'ew' factor for today, NBC reports that several well-known national retailers return used undies to the sales floor.... Read more»2


Budget cuts force schools to shelve libraries

As the state Legislature cuts public education funding, some Arizona schools are taking a hit in their libraries with less-qualified staff or even relying on volunteers to keep them functional – a move experts warn could hurt kids in the long run.... Read more»

Elsa's Eats

Le Delice: A very French bakery

Le Delice is lovely little French bakery and restaurant located at 7245 E Tanque Verde. It has a small dining room with saffron colored walls and a large south-facing bay window. I enjoy my lunch there at least once a week.... Read more»

Slate: Feds killed 10,000 by poisoning alcohol during Prohibition

A federal program to curb illegal drinking during Prohibition may have killed as many as 10,000 people. The federal government was so frustrated that people continued to drink during Prohibition, that it poisoned ingredients it knew would be used by bootleggers, reports Slate.com's Deborah Blum.... Read more»

Book festival

Cuba: Home to one of the world's biggest book parties

Each February, Cuba’s International Book Fair transforms the old Spanish fortifications that overlook the Havana harbor into one of the biggest book parties in the world. The fair is Cuba’s largest cultural event, and as such, it brings out the best and worst elements of a one-party socialist system that celebrates reading but practices careful censorship.... Read more»

Film review

'The White Ribbon' proves beautiful and haunting

Memories of Academy Award Best Foreign Film nominee, "The White Ribbon," are bound to trouble your sight long after you’ve left the theater. Some are beautiful; others terrifying.... Read more»

Concert preview

Midlake brings moody 70s sound to Plush

On the heels of their recent release, "The Courage of Others," Denton quintet Midlake digs deeper into the dense territory of 2006's "The Trials of Van Occupanther." Midlake plays Plush on Monday with Matthew & the Arrogant Sea... Read more»1

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