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Photos: All Souls Procession winds through Downtown

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans joined in the 24th All Souls Procession on Sunday night, many donning costumes and elaborate Dia de los Muertos facepaint.... Read more»2

Photos: 'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson festival

Caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skirted dancers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend’s Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry continues through Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park.... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 24th Annual All Souls Procession this Sunday

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, talk show host Emil Franzi, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans... Read more»

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»

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»

Hydra to raise head in Bisbee

One of Tucson’s Downtown institutions is set to raise another head — and perhaps some eyebrows — in Bisbee.  Hydra Leather and More, known for their window displays featuring their selection of Goth clothing, club wear, and sexy fetish outfits, is set to open a second shop on Subway Street.... Read more»1

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»

Spanish band Delorean falls victim to 'virtual kidnapping' in Mexico

Spain is urging its citizens to take extra precautions when visiting Mexico following the “virtual” kidnappings of Spaniards traveling here, including indie music band Delorean. Virtual kidnapping? It’s exactly that — a case of ransom being demanded when no one has actually been abducted.... Read more»

Willcox celebrates hometown hero with 62nd annual Rex Allen Days

Rex Allen, dubbed the “Last of the Singing Cowboys,” is celebrated by his hometown of Willcox with an annual festival that brings the town together with numerous events including sports tournaments, a rodeo, a car show, and a parade.... Read more»

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