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Mt. Lemmon center to be dedicated Saturday to late author Chuck Bowden

A much-heralded reporter and author who spent much of his life chronicling the people and places of the Southwestern Desert will be honored Saturday as a community center on Mt. Lemmon is named for Chuck Bowden, who died last August.... Read more»

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MegaMania!! comic conference set to draw crowds Saturday

Do you love anime, manga, and cosplay? MegaMania!!, the Pima County Public Library's fourth annual comics convention, returns Saturday at the Downtown Campus of Pima Community College.... Read more»

Win tickets to Hippiefest at the Fox

The Grateful Dead wound up 50 years of music this past weekend, but echos of the '60s will continue Thursday night at the Fox Theatre as the Family Stone, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Badfinger with Joey Molland hit the stage. Here's your chance to win tickets!... Read more»12

Auditions: Shakespeare's linguistic labor of love

Tucson actors could find themselves parked onstage, performing one of the Bard's most densely worded plays, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a Shakespeare in the Park production. Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.... Read more»

July 4 roundup: Where to celebrate Independence Day

Independence Day is almost here and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»3

Meat and Steele at Smokin' Showdown fundraiser

Barbecue brisket, beer and live music on the plaza of Hotel Congress on Saturday will be the attractions at a fundraiser for the Steele Children's Research Center. Seven local chefs will vie for the title of the Old Pueblo’s Pitmaster, and support the search for effective treatments for pediatric cancer and diabetes.... Read more»

Marathon concert to boost 'Mariachi Miracle' documentary

A concert Saturday will trumpet the need to raise money to complete "The Mariachi Miracle" documentary, which will tell the story of Tucson's historic role in the youth mariachi movement. Mariachi Luz de Luna,Vox Urbana, will perform.... Read more»

Taking a hike: Arizonans work out longer than people in most states

People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app. Arizona ranked fifth among states, with an average weekly workout of 79 minutes. California was first, at 87.4 minutes per week on average, followed by Colorado, Washington and Oregon.... Read more»

Swoon for monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

After a brief teasing rain two weeks ago, Tucson's June heat has hit hard. But as the humidity also rises, there's relief in sight. And that means it's time to celebrate the monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta on Wednesday evening.... Read more»

Reina de la Noche

Night-blooming cereus cactus to flower at Tohono Chul on Friday

The onset of the monsoon has brought one of Tucson's grandest sights: the flowering of the night-blooming cereus. Friday night, the flower is finally set to show its once-a-year beauty at Tohono Chul Park.... Read more»

Club Congress wants your memories

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the rock venue's debut, the folks at Club Congress will set up a "Tucson's Rock n' Roll Museum" exhibit in September. They're asking for copies of old show posters and flyers, photos, fanzines, videos and other artifacts from three decades of strum and twang. ... Read more»

Pima Writers' Workshop kicks off Thursday

Whether you’re a tyro (and if you have to look it up, you are) or a pro, the 27th annual Pima Writers Workshop has something to offer you. The weekend program begins Thursday night with an informal “Meet the Authors” get-together.... Read more»

Weekend music

The thrill remains the same: Honor BB King and go listen to live music

Like most music lovers, I'm listening to some sweet old B.B. King cuts on Friday. But, recalling the magic of the three times I was lucky enough to see him play, here are a few recommendations for Tucson spots to catch the fleeting magic that is live music this week, including blues, chamber music, and Latin fusion.... Read more»

Tombstone banks on history to attract visitors

In Tombstone, history is a part of the fabric of everyday life, one that draws visitors from all over the world. Reenactments, museums, and tours are big business here. The “Town Too Tough To Die” survives on its history.... Read more»

Multinational Celtic band RUNA makes Tucson debut

RUNA, one of the hottest young bands in Celtic music, will make its Tucson debut at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Friday. Their performances feature a kaleidoscope of instruments by the multi-talented musicians, as well as intricate Irish step-dancing.... Read more»

Famous psychic Coffey finds joy in the paranormal

Psychic Chip Coffey's talking tour "Coffey Talk" will be in Tucson on Saturday. Coffey starred in A&E's shows "Psychic Kids" and "Paranormal State." ... Read more»

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