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Tucson sounds: Meet your local sound tech #1: Ted Riviera

Musician/sound guy Ted Riviera tells you how to go live at your local dive in the first of our guide to local sound techs, plus, a few dispatches from the local music scene to come, weekly listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music update.... Read more»

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Music profile

Taiwan rocks: Chthonic is loud. They're angry. They hate the Chinese government.

Chthonic has played Taiwan since the mid-1990s, mixing an "extreme metal" sound, derived from Scandinavian bands, with Asian flavors and a strong pro-Taiwan political stance.... Read more»

Concert preview

'Haiti Reborn' concert to raise relief funds

Looking do more to help victims of the Haitian earthquake? Come out to see some great local music at the Benefit for Haiti Reborn at Club Congress on Sunday.... Read more»

'You're all a bunch of phonies'

J.D. Salinger dies: A sad day for bananafish

Reclusive author and literary legend J.D. Salinger died of natural causes Wednesday at his Cornish, N.H. home. He was 91 years old.... Read more»2

Analysis

Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man' defines a people, an era

The latest picture from brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, "A Serious Man," tenaciously insists on the specificity of its setting, a Jewish home during the Summer of Love.... Read more»

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Arts council awarded $200k for grassroots arts & culture

The Kresge Foundation announced that Tucson will be among cities to receive a $200,000 grant over the next 2 years for a new community arts project. The grant will be administered by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

Music profile

Bajo Turbato: Musician Chris Black debuts endeavor with Gabriel Sullivan

Self-proclaimed "Latin-gypsy party band" Bajo Turbato will open for one-man-band and curiosity That 1 Guy Thursday at Plush. The band is actually a duo: Chris Black, local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, on violin, and Tucson mariachi/punk icon Gabriel Sullivan on bajo sexto.... Read more»2

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen words for snow

The dangers of snakes and tobacco

Some estimates put the annual number of humans bit by venomous snakes at 5.4 million, resulting in perhaps 125,000 deaths. The CDC reports that in the United States alone, 440,000 annual deaths are smoking-associated. It is unclear at this time how many of the snakebite-related fatalities are caused by smoking serpents.... Read more»

Concert preview

Megadeth to rock Rialto with 'Rust in Peace' show

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of their thrash classic "Rust In Peace," Megadeth will spend the month of March touring the country playing the album in its entirety. Tucson was announced yesterday as one of the lucky cities to host the landmark concert, on March 30.... Read more»1

Interfaith Community Services

Northwest Side food bank to open Saturdays

Interfaith Community Services announced that it will open its food bank on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

Rock & roll dance party

Powhaus arts collective catalyzes Tucson dance scene

Local artists the Powhaus collective saw an opportunity to bring together all the talented people they knew to throw a series of rock and roll dance parties at various venues. What followed was the hottest ticket Tucson has seen in years.... Read more»1

Michael Chabon essays

Book Review: Chabon's 'Manhood for Amateurs'

Michael Chabon is renowned as a premier prose stylist, and in "Manhood for Amateurs" he manages to foster that reputation while maintaining a largely self-deprecating tone. ... Read more»

Haggis import ban to be lifted by U.S.

Haggis, the traditional Scottish dish made from minced sheep offal, oatmeal and spices, may soon be allowed back into the U.S. after a 21-year ban based on mad cow disease worries.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Life's but a walking shadow

Why feel the need to invest in an expensive mp3 player when you can pick up a talking, singing, footstep-measuring minstrel at most major retailers? And if you find one that speaks in an Elizabethan dialect, all the better!... Read more»

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