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Weekend music: DIY sunshine pops up

All around town, your weekend music forecast is clear: Mullarkey's Run-On Sunshine at 191 Toole, Vannessa Lundon and Jillian & The Giants at Club Congress, and a host of other shows all over town.... Read more»

As Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

Arizona's wine industry has grown exponentially since 2001. More than 90 locations have farm winery licenses, most of them clustered in three areas in the state. But as wine industry growth slows across the nation, will Arizona's growth continue to mature? ... 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»

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»

Guest opinion

We have a love/hate relationship with violence

“It’s the most perfect feeling in the world to know you’ve hit a guy just right, that you’ve maximized the physical pain he can feel . . . . You feel the life just go out of him.” No, these aren’t the words of a hit man or a serial killer. This celebration of savagery was offered by former NFL star Michael Strahan, now a TV commentator known for his smiling, affable ways. ... Read more»1

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