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Tribute to jazz great Mingus swings into Nogales hometown

Did you know that one of the most important figures in 20th century American music was born in Nogales? A festival this weekend will honor innovative jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. ... Read more»

Win: Tickets to 'Miles Ahead' film portrait

Trumpeter and bandleader Mile Davis almost single-handedly changed the direction jazz at least once per decade for nearly 50 years. Rather than producing a conventional biopic, actor and director Don Cheadle has released a fictional look at the musical genius's late '70s seclusion. Win tickets to see "Miles Ahead" at the Loft!... Read more»

'Shadows of the Dreamers' dance performance recalls Holocaust liberation

A Sunday dance performance will reprise a piece choreographed last year by a University of Arizona professor to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Cheeto & Bunny

Meet Cheeto and Bunny, a couple of the many great companions available from our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

Poetry to fill the air at weekend festival

April is National Poetry Month and that means it’s time for the Tucson Poetry Festival. This weekend's event will include readings, workshops, a youth poetry competition, a panel discussion, and even a chance to dine with the guest poets. ... Read more»

Win: Tickets to foodie documentary 'City of Gold'

If you like movies, and enjoy great food, you'll want to take in culinary critic Jonathan Gold's look at the rich ethnic cooking he seeks out in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The film plays through next week, but Friday's opening will include food trucks and craft beer — and we just might have a pair of tickets with your name on them.... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Bailey & Jake

Meet Bailey and Jake, a couple of the many great companions available from our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

Appeals court says Navajo can sue Park Service over remains

A divided federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a Navajo Nation lawsuit seeking to force the National Park Service to return more than 300 remains and relics that are “among the most sacred” of the tribe’s property.... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Scruff McGruff & Eros

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Scruff McGruff and Eros.... Read more»

Win 'Young Frankenstein' movie tickets

One of the funniest films by Hollywood's finest comic directors will be screening this weekend at the Loft, and we've got a pair of tickets that just might have your name on 'em. "Young Frankenstein" by the legendary Mel Brooks will play on Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»

Obituary

Arizona poet, 'Legends of the Fall' author Jim Harrison dies at 78

Jim Harrison, a writer whose "voice came from the American heartland," died Saturday at his home in Patagonia, south of Tucson. Often likened to Hemingway and Faulkner for his personality and prose alike, Harrison wrote vividly of the outdoors and sharply of man's interaction with the land. ... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Bella and Dallas

Meet a couple of the many great companions available from our local animal rescue groups: Bella and Dallas.... Read more»

Hit the bunny trail for Easter weekend fun

The Easter bunny has been busy this year, as there will be a egg hunts all over Tucson this Saturday.... Read more»

Obituary

Tucson-raised Garry Shandling dead at 66

Comedian and actor Garry Shandling died Thursday at age 66. Born in Chicago, he spent much of his childhood in Tucson and studied electrical engineering at the University of Arizona before breaking into the entertainment business as a writer.... Read more»1

Win: Tickets to sold-out Greenwald screening of 'Citizenfour'

The Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour" is sold out Thursday night at the Loft. The film will be followed by an onstage discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, and you could win a pair of free tickets!... Read more»

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