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Tucson Sounds: Catching up with the elusive Limes; Keeping Tucson DIY alive

Your friendly neighborhood music reporter finally tracks down the elusive band known as the Limes; plus words of wisdom from a seasoned vet of Tucson's DIY tradition, local music news, weekly gig listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

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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»

Local blues

Tucson bluesmen take their award-winning duo to Memphis

Local blues duo Tom Walbank and Arthur Migliazza represent Tucson blues at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, to much acclaim.... Read more»3

Comic: Conan O'Brien

Just call me Dick: Ebersol on Tonight Show follies

Too much has been written about NBC's ridiculous move pushing Conan out of the Tonight Show chair to bring back Leno.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

The more sand that has escaped

In these trying economic times, real estate moguls will tell you that it's very important to hold onto whatever land you've got.... Read more»

Sonic Youth throws down musical gauntlet for 2010

What's your prediction for the best upcoming 2010 concert in Tucson? Read ours here and let us know in the comments.... Read more»2

Red Room

Amy Rude: Bringing it all back home

Amy Rude has assumed the alias of Auntie Boots and is bringing her monthly Low Down Blues Revue downtown to energize the local music scene.... Read more»

Liveblog

Golden Globes: Because actors are the most important people on the planet

TucsonSentinel.com is pleased to bring you the first in a series of television liveblogs. Stay tuned for liveblogs of the State of the Union, an American Idol episode or two, the Oscars, the Lost premiere and any other random television offerings we see fit.... Read more»4

A touch of blarney in Mexico

With pints of thick black Guinness passing over a dark wooden bar, the Pogues’ Christmas melody blasting out of speakers and revelers noshing on bangers and mash, the pub feels like it could be in downtown Dublin — or even Southie in Boston. But this drinking hole sits in the heart of Mexico City; it is one of dozens of European-style bars and pubs that have sprung up in the capital in recent years. ... Read more»

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