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Downtown Lowdown

The DL: All Souls set to roll, walk, dance through 24th procession

The All Souls Procession enters its 24th year on Sunday. This grassroots event that started with just a few participants has grown into one of Tucson’s most popular events, attracting tens of thousands of people each year.... Read more»

Wisps of hauntings at Hotel Congress

When hip-hop artist performed at the Hotel Congress a few years back, he stayed in one of the rooms that is purported to be haunted. I say “purported” because I am a bit of a skeptic about such things, even though my Mexican grandmother regularly spoke to relatives who had passed on.... Read more»

Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dead at 71

Rolling Stone magazine reported that American rock legend Lou Reed died Sunday at the age of 71. The cause of his death is not yet known, but Reed was a heavy drinker and drug user for years, and had a liver transplant in May.... Read more»

French author gets graphic about Tucson musicians

For most, thinking of Tucson’s music scene and a “foreign” language would bring to mind Spanish. But local rockers have a long and deep connection with France, as well.  Some of those connections are celebrated in the graphic novel “Retour a Sonora” (Back to Sonora) by author Nicolas Moog, of Metz, France.... Read more»

Remodeling, computer expansion to close El Pueblo Library next week

The El Pueblo Library, 101 W. Irvington Rd., will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 1, for remodeling. The library will re-open Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.... Read more»

Guest opinion

'Til death don't they part: Nowhere Man, Whiskey Girl leave us, together

There’s nothing special or unique about death. People die all the time. This doesn’t make it any less painful, of course. I met Amy and Derrick — Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl — 10 years ago in a dimly lit bar in Tucson. I’d actually gone there because I didn’t have a lot of cash and I saw that there was no cover charge, but I was divorced from 10 hard-earned dollars anyway because I just had to have that album.... Read more»

Guest opinion

A view from afar: Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl

Jerry DeMarco, the publisher of a New Jersey independent news site and a notorious music hound, hadn’t heard of Amy and Derrick Ross before this week. He learned of the impact their music and lives had on friends and fans during an evening that was ostensibly dedicated to laughter, in a small town thousands of miles from Bisbee. Their landlord, comedian Doug Stanhope, told a comedy club audience about the duo.... Read more»

Nowhere Man won't carry on alone after Whiskey Girl's death

Updated: Amy and Derrick Ross, the Bisbee husband and wife duo who performed as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, will wander musically no more. Amy died Monday just before undergoing surgery, and Derrick committed suicide overnight.... Read more»19

Antigones marking 40 years with Saturday party

One of Tucson’s last remaining independent bookstores will mark its 40th year in business with a party on Saturday. Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave., will celebrate with an afternoon of fun and sales, including a 2 p.m. cake cutting by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, Councilwoman Karin Uhlich, and store founder Barbara Atwood.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Tucson meets itself on weekend packed with events

Tucson has often found its self with an identity crisis. We’ve looked to cities like Portland and Austin and tried to find some tips and tricks to follow. There’s nothing wrong with that. But we may have overlooked what has always made us great. We don’t need to be like any other place in order to thrive. We’re finding that being Tucson, as quirky as we can be, is good enough.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Downtown a hub of good works

Downtown comes together for good causes.... Read more»

Arizona Repertory Theatre

UA’s 'Boeing, Boeing' takes off with successful slapstick

The University of Arizona production of “Boeing, Boeing” demonstrates how significantly our values and perceptions have shifted in 50 years, as well as how timeless good physical comedy is.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: A conversation with best-selling writer JA Jance

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Then, Samantha Esquivel of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Saturday’s Mosey For Mutts event at Reid Park. Also, New York Times best-selling author JA Jance discussed her new novel, “Second Watch.” Plus, Dr. Kevin Bonine, Biosphere 2’s director of education and outreach, talked about the new Discovery Nights and extended hours at the science center.... Read more»

Rhythm & Roots at Club Congress

Butch Hancock: Songwriter as West Texas mystic

Butch Hancock songs have the timeless qualities of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie: honest, direct, imaginative, astonishingly simple, yet profoundly deep. He may not be well known among the general public, but Hancock is recognized by his peers as one of our finest singer-songwriters. He will perform at Club Congress on Thursday.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Previewing Tucson's Modernist Week

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then, we had a preview of Tucson Modernist Week with Demion Clinco, who heads the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Plus, Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

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