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Low-key legend: Remembering guitarist Gene Ruley

Tucson mourns the passing of guitarist and friend to many Gene Ruley. Over the years, his influence on our local music scene and signature style of low-key guitar prowess were the stuff local legends are made of.... Read more»

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Tucson's favorite daughter returns: Linda Ronstadt at the Fox

Folk-pop ingenue. Country rock pioneer. Chart-topping '70s rock and roll goddess. Retro torch singer. Mariachi bandleader. A little Gilbert and Sullivan thrown in for good measure. A Tucson legend will be back for an appearance at the Fox Theatre in April, though she won't be bursting into song. ... Read more»

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos) — Let us know which of his songs are your favorites.... Read more»

Old West history helps corral Az tourists — and not just in Tombstone

The history of railroads, miners, outlaws and cowboys have made Arizona emblematic of the American West. But the state’s Old West history is not just a romantic tale; it's a history that’s been preserved in a variety of ways, some more authentic than others, and a legacy that continues to help many cities and towns prosper.... Read more»

Az benefits from pop culture phenomenon as cosplay industry grows

What started mainly as a hobby popular in Japan has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry that has surged in popularity in the U.S. In Arizona, people can spend thousands of dollars on things like convention tickets, hotel stays, custom-made costumes and props.... Read more»

Public service announcement: Int'l Clash Day observed in Tucson

Honoring the inspiring and inclusive spirit of the ground-breaking punk band, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has declared Tuesday to be "International Clash Day" in Tucson.... Read more»

Win tickets: Iggy & Stooges documentary 'Gimme Danger'

"I think I helped wipe out the '60s," singer Iggy Pop says in an archival talk-show clip included in Jim Jarmusch's documentary on the Stooges, "Gimme Danger." Iggy and his bandmates didn't just do that; they helped change the course of music history with their impudent high-decibel churn of heavy rock, free jazz and wild stage antics.... Read more»

Get your free freak on at Loft's 'Rocky Horror' Halloween show

Get all dressed up — you've got someplace to go Saturday night: it's time to get warped at the Rocky Horror Halloween Bash at the Loft. And you could win a pair of tickets to what's billed as a show with "prizes, surprises, and freaks of all sizes."... Read more»2

Phil Chess, founder of storied blues record label, dies in Tucson at 95

The man who distributed such ground-breaking classics as "Roll Over Beethoven," "I'm a Man" and "Smokestack Lightning" died at his Tucson home Wednesday. Phil Chess, who brought the world Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Etta James and other blue and R&B stars who paved the way for rock'n'roll, was 95.... Read more»

Win tickets: Godzilla roars back to big screen

The biggest, baddest Japanese monster is back, and he's still pissed. "Shin Godzilla" stomps back onto movie screens in a special limited engagement, and you could win a pair of tickets.... Read more»

Free tickets: 'Blazing Saddles' rides onto Loft's big screen

The Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder comedy classic "Blazing Saddles" will play Friday and Saturday nights at the Loft, and we've got a pair of tickets that just might have your name on 'em. Join Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and the rest for some whip-crackin' laughs.... Read more»

Free tickets: 'Spotlight' screens with talk from Globe publisher

See the Oscar-winning 2015 drama "Spotlight" at the Loft on Sunday, followed by an onstage discussion with former Boston Globe publisher Richard Gilman, who was at the helm of the newspaper during the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation depicted in the film.... Read more»

Johnny Depp's ex-wife drops defamation suit vs. Doug Stanhope

Johnny Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard, has dropped her lawsuit against an Arizona comedian she accused of defaming her. The complaint against Doug Stanhope, Depp's friend, was dismissed without prejudice.... Read more»

Free tickets: Remember Gene Wilder with 'Willy Wonka' screening Sunday

Legendary comic actor Gene Wilder died last week. He'll be remembered in Tucson at a special screening of one of his funniest films: "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." And you could win a pair of tickets.... Read more»

Win tickets to 'West Side Story' at the Loft

This weekend, you can see one of the classics of American movie musicals — the tale of Tony and Maria in "West Side Story" — at the Loft. And we're giving away a pair of tickets!... Read more»1

Win tickets to Loft's 12-hr Sci-Fi Slumber Party

You can spend Friday night at the movies — watching 12 straight hours of classic science fiction films, to be precise. And you can win a pair of free tickets to the "Sci-Fi Slumber Party" at the Loft!... Read more»

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