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Community gardens take root in Arizona

The number of community gardens in Tucson has doubled since 2010.... Read more»

Al Di Meola: A return to the forever elegant gypsy

The seminal jazz fusion guitarist reclaims the thundering music of his youth: “I feel like a rock 'n' roll guy! When we started out, there were three pioneering bands of that whole era and I was one the guys that emerged.” Di Meola will perform Tuesday at the Fox Theatre.... Read more»

A walk through Wooden Tooth Records

In the back room of Cafe Passe on 4th Avenue, two local entrepreneurs are setting out to prove that selling music in physical form — LPs, cassettes and CDs — isn't outmoded. Wooden Tooth Records opens Saturday, which is Record Store Day across the country. Here's why Kellan Fortier and Jake Sullivan are bringing back vinyl.... Read more»

Saturday’s Record Store Day may add to vinyl resurgence

Vinyl sales in the U.S. grew by an estimated 52 percent in 2014 to 9.2 million copies, according to a Nielsen Report. Arizona record-store owners said they’ve experienced the surge and some say Record Store Day has helped drive growth. ... Read more»

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A weekend of musical trips

Whether you want to travel into the psychedelic recesses of your mind or just cruise southward to catch some blues, we've got you covered. ... Read more»

Tucson playwright wins $10k Yale Drama prize

Barbara Seyda, a Tucson writer and photographer, was awarded the 2015 Yale Drama Series Prize for her play "Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify." Her work, which the prize's judge said prompted "a thick lump of pain .. that I carried around for day," is based on transcripts of the trial of Missouri young slave who killed her master in 1855.... Read more»

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Steppin' out: Solo takes from Tucson bandmembers

If there's a common thread between some of the upcoming week's most notable shows, it's the solo showcasing of musicians best known for their work with their primary bands. On the list: Best Dog Award, Sun Bones, Katie Haverly and Ryan Chavira.... Read more»

All Souls documentary launches Az film festival Thursday

“Many Bones, One Heart,” a documentary based on Tucson’s All Souls Procession, will launch the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival at The Rialto Theatre on Thursday night. ... Read more»

Chicago hot dogs find 2nd home in Az along with Cubs, White Sox

When Chicagoans use Cubs and White Sox spring training as an excuse to escape the city’s bone-chilling winters, Phoenix restaurants are ready to greet them with home-style hot dogs. ... Read more»

Composer Robert Rich floats into Tucson

Avant-garde classical composer Robert Rich is one of America's proverbial buried treasures. His work — completely outside the pop music realm and often challenging — ensures that the 51-year-old's immense canon is largely overlooked, except for the most curious fans of modern classical music, as well as the outer fringes of IDM listeners.... Read more»

Arizona craft breweries embracing new beer law

One of the owners of Tempe-based Four Peaks Brewery said they plan hire more people and expand their brand, which includes releasing more specialty beer. Randy Schultz and the other co-owners said they were thrilled when Gov. Doug Ducey signed the "Arizona Beer Bill." ... Read more»

Tucson music: Let's get into trouble

While Tucson's music landscape is as rich, vast and rife with possibility as the city itself, fans of local acts — the best of which stand up to any act in any locale you care to name — have seen coverage of it shrinking at an alarming rate recently. With this new column, TucsonSentinel.com is your solid source for serious coverage of our weird and wonderful homegrown monster of a music scene. ... Read more»

Tucson's Garden of Gethsemane park closed by vandalism

A popular local landmark, the Garden of Gethsemane, has been forced to close due to vandalism, authorities said. ... Read more»

Cathy Rivers dialed in as new KXCI head

After two months as the interim general manager of KXCI, Cathy Rivers has been unanimously picked by the nonprofit's board as the head of the radio station. "The folks who started this station really came up with a radical concept of this community station and here we are, 31 years later, and it's still a radical concept."... Read more»

Jig it up: St. Patrick's Day playlist

Whether it's the lilting strains of a classic folk song or the pounding of three-chord punk rock — or the omnipresent U2 — the music of the small island of Ireland has influenced artists throughout the world. So raise a glass of Guinness, tap your toe or even get up and dance a bit as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with song.... Read more»1

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