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Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Downtown a home for creative class

Downtown is creating a home for the creative class. Co-working spaces such as Gangplank, Connect, Xerocraft and Maker House are popping up across the city center, laying the groundwork for a high-tech hub in the heart of the city, helping to retain those educated young people that were so eager to flee Tucson a few years ago.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

Downtown heats up for weekend

As summer heat increases, so does downtown activity. Here’s a lineup of weekend events.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

What's cookin' Downtown?

Two new restaurants open Downtown with more on the way, plus 2nd Saturdays and many other events this weekend. Plus, Downtown’s population is also poised to increase with new housing projects.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

George Jones, admired country music superstar, dies at 81

Country music superstar George Jones, who was best known for his hit classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” died Friday. He was 81.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson real estate picture brightens

An interview with Dr. Gary Auerbach, founding president of World Federation of Chiropractic. Also, Benson City Councilman Chris Moncada on this weekend’s 8th Annual Bluegrass in the Park Festival, and Tucson Association of Realtors CEO Philip Tedesco. Plus, Tom Collier, Buckmaster contributor on consumer affairs.... Read more»

Broadway In Tucson

Check out postmodern shades of Blue Man Group

There’s something funny about Blue Man Group – both funny ha-ha and funny peculiar. Created as performance art by Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman in New York City in 1987, their concept literally has taken on a life of its own. Yes, there’s plenty to laugh about and enjoy, but there’s also something deeper, something primal and surreal.... Read more»

World’s oldest record store rocks on

Founded in 1894 as a purveyor of gramophones and wax cylinders, Spillers has been selling music for nearly 120 years. It’s the world’s oldest record store, a feat of longevity listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and celebrated by no small number of devoted customers who have come here to thumb the racks.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

Weekend events, new restaurants cookin' Downtown

New restaurants moving in - and a weekend roundup of Downtown events. In the new Downtown Lowdown column, the Downtown Tucson Partnership’s Caitlin Jensen keeps you up to date with the latest business moves and things to do in Tucson’s city center.... Read more»

Only label Hayes Carll wants is 'songwriter'

When Hayes Carll plays Club Congress next week, it will be a more formal affair than his last appearance, even by the t-shirt and jeans standard of both his brand of music and that historic music venue. Carll’s website describes him as “wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic.” He admits that his music is “outside the box for mainstream country.”... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

The Bastard (Theatre)

Christopher Johnson: Hedwig’s anger manager

Bastard (Theatre)‘s production is something of a reprise of Johnson’s wildly popular 2009 production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for Live Theatre Workshop’s late night Etcetera series.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Big asteroid will give us a close call

In honor of Heart Health Month, we talked with Gordon Ewy, M.D., director of the University of Arizona’s Sarver Heart Center. Also, Herschel Kreloff and Alisha Nichols of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, and Mark Sykes, head of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Same as it ever was

Every Feb. 2, it’s time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Here in the Sentinel newsroom, we’d rather watch the same old Youtube videos than check whether some rodent is having a bad hair day. Enjoy!... Read more»

Fox Tucson Theatre

Desert Rose Band brings acoustic hits to town

Former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Chris Hillman, the featured headliner at the 2010 Tucson Folk Festival, will bring the Desert Rose Band in its acoustic quartet version to the Fox Theatre on Saturday.... Read more»

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