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Video: Flash mob dances 'Overcomer' to mark Jan. 8

A group of about three dozen people danced to celebrate overcoming obstacles and mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings as a part of a flash mob Downtown on Wednesday. They danced in unison, to choreography set to the song “Overcomer” by Mandisa.... Read more»

Singing silenced, Ronstadt elected to Hall of Fame

Just months after she told the world that her renowned singing voice has been silenced by Parkinson’s disease, Tucson native Linda Ronstadt has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although Ronstadt has been eligible since 1992, she recently said she never considered herself a rock singer and didn’t give much thought to ever be so honored.... Read more»2

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos)... Read more»

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»

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»

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»

Rhythm & Roots at Club Congress

Butch Hancock: Songwriter as West Texas mystic

Butch Hancock songs have the timeless qualities of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie: honest, direct, imaginative, astonishingly simple, yet profoundly deep. He may not be well known among the general public, but Hancock is recognized by his peers as one of our finest singer-songwriters. He will perform at Club Congress on Thursday.... Read more»

Tannahill Weavers bringing fiery Celtic music to Tucson

The Tannahill Weavers’ resonant instrumentation and ringing three-part vocal harmonies are immediately distinguishable from the decades-worth of other bands from Ireland and Scotland.... Read more»

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