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Public Enemy No. 1 still lurks at Hotel Congress during Dillinger Days

The 1934 capture of outlaw John Dillinger following a fire at Hotel Congress is highlighted every year by the downtown hotel and club. This year’s reenactment takes place Saturday, with a speakeasy fundraiser for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation on Friday night.... Read more»

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Tucson Jazz Festival

J.D. Souther jazzes it up with Billy Childs

At first glance, ‘70s singer/songwriter J.D. Souther might seem an odd choice to play a jazz festival. But the secret ingredient in Saturday’s gig will be world-class jazz pianist Billy Childs and a sextet setting.... Read more»

Tucson Jazz Festival

All that jazz about to hit Downtown

A free concert on Martin Luther King Day will be one highlight of the inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival. The 12-day event will cover a wide range of the jazz spectrum and also showcase local jazz artists. Featured performers include Burt Bacharach, Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper and Joey DeFrancesco.... Read more»

Classical music flowers at Desert Song Festival

The third annual event features collaboration by local groups with national guest artists in a celebration of opera & art song, including concerts by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, UA Presents, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson Guitar Society and the UA School of Music.... Read more»

Sun Link streetcar to roll late for New Year's Eve

As revelers ring in the new year at Downtown and 4th Avenue establishments Wednesday night, their singing and noisemaking will be joined by another sound: the electronic bell of Tucson’s streetcar. City officials are extending Sun Link operating hours until 2 a.m.... Read more»1

From the editor

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Come celebrate the holiday season with some good food, a few drinks and lots of healthy conversation, Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Shanty. Join us for a celebration of whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 223rd birthday of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15), or the impending fifth birthday of TucsonSentinel.com (Jan. 22).... Read more»

Library book sale this weekend

A used book sale is being hosted this weekend by Friends of the Pima County Public Library.... Read more»

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Casino cancels Bill Cosby show as rape allegations garner attention

Following questions raised by TucsonSentinel.com about whether a performance by Bill Cosby would be held as scheduled, Desert Diamond Casino said that the Feb. 15 show has been cancelled. Allegations by multiple women that Cosby sexually assaulted them, including statements that he drugged and molested or raped some, have gained increasing attention over the past week.... Read more»5

Rogue proclaims, 'Let England shake, rattle and roll'

Rogue Theatre’s latest, “Jerusalem,” focuses on Johnny “Rooster” Byron, a hard-drinking, profane but lovable ne’er-do-well and lady’s man. Rooster’s main redeeming quality is his drug dealing, reviled by proper town folk, but also quietly relied upon by the villagers. Inspired by William Blake and a life-loving Gypsy, the play explores life in the vanishing wilds of Britain.... Read more»

PCC Center for the Arts

Pima offers free performance of Vietnam War tribute for vets

Based on true stories, “A Piece of My Heart” by playwright Shirley Lauro, follows six women serving in the chaos of combat. Veterans are invited to attend a free special performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, before the show’s official opening night.... Read more»

All Souls: A walk to remember the departed

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Tucson dressed in costumes and sugar skull make-up on Sunday for the 25th annual All Souls Procession.... Read more»

All Souls train: Streetcar to run late for Day of the Dead procession

The Sun Link streetcar system will run later into the night for the All Souls Procession this weekend, with cars moving until 11 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, the streetcar will run until 2 a.m., city officials said.... Read more»1

'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson Highland games

Highland dancing, caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, 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 takes place this Friday—Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.... Read more»

Arizona Theatre Company

'Wait Until Dark' redone in gnarly noir

Years of police procedural TV shows have enlightened audiences to the ways of criminals, evidence and investigation. As a result, “Wait Until Dark” — about a blind woman in a cat-and-mouse struggle with ne’er-do-well — today requires ever larger doses of willing suspension of disbelief to make sense.... Read more»

Arizona Repertory Theatre

Frankenstein: Monster production saves UA monster play

Director Brent Gibbs brings his A game to this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein.” The show’s vibrant bells and whistles fortunately overshadow the weaknesses of its text and create a showcase for the UA’s faculty and student talent, both on stage and behind the scenes.... Read more»

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