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Biggers abdicates from Bisbee Royale

Doug Biggers, former Rialto Theatre honcho and the driving force behind the ongoing transformation of the Bisbee Royale, has stepped down as managing director of that project. Biggers said the commute between Tucson and Bisbee made impossible his continuing involvement in the million-dollar renovation.... Read more»1

Arizona Onstage Productions

'Marvelous Wonderettes' is youthful energy

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is not a re-creation of '50s and '60s girl group pop, but an interpretation. This Arizona Onstage production has its own internal logic, more rooted in youthful energy and theatrical performance than in old-timey authenticity. ... Read more»

Bisbee's Rialto-like nightspot gets Royale moniker

"Now we've got a name and we're ready to rock 'n' roll!" was the word this afternoon on the Facebook page of the newly dubbed Bisbee Royale, a nightclub-in-the-making that's helmed by Rialto Theatre head Doug Biggers.... Read more»

Happy birthday, MTV. Wish you still played music

It's been 30 years since MTV changed the music business, bringing us the Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star," along with a second British Invasion, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and making it okay for white suburban kids to listen to rap.... Read more»

Why Amy Winehouse matters

As the news filtered across the social media sphere about the death of singer Amy Winehouse I found myself strangely saddened by this loss. After all, wasn't this just another celebrity whose life had run amok in a very predictable fashion?... Read more»1

Amy Winehouse found dead

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London home Saturday, reports said. In recent years, Winehouse's struggles with alcohol and drugs have overshadowed her musical career. (with videos)... Read more»

'Hello, Athens!' Amy Winehouse gives 'worst concert in history of Belgrade'

Amy Winehouse has canceled the next leg of her European tour, after an opening gig described as "the worst concert in the history of Belgrade." (with video)... Read more»1

Songwriters abound downtown Thursday

Thursday night brings two double bills to downtown. Los Angeles-based chanteuse Jessica Fichot will play with Gabriel Sullivan at Solar Culture, and Band of Annuals members support songwriter David Williams, who will be joined by Amy Rude at the Red Room.... Read more»

'Glee' tour embroiled in gay/straight debate

While the young stars of "Glee Live! In Concert" prepare to open their tour with a two-night stand in Phoenix, show creator Ryan Murphy published an open letter today calling for a boycott of Newsweek magazine.... Read more»

Arts preview

Weekend preview: Easter weekend

Plan your three-day weekend with the Sentinel. In addition to the KXCI Festival en el Barrio Viejo and the 28th Tucson Poetry Festival, there is plenty to do in Tucson this weekend.... Read more»1

Music download

Local singer Marianne Dissard offers free album online

When a prominent local voice offers our readers a free 15-song download, we at the Sentinel are thrilled to tell you all about it. Thus, we present Marianne Dissard's "Paris One Takes"... Read more»

Michael Jackson estate licenses catalog, unheard songs to Sony

The New York Times reported March 15 that Sony has licensed Jackson's back catalog and what is rumored to be more than two full-length albums' worth of unheard music. The deal is one of the biggest in music history.... Read more»1

Weekend preview

Capital Vices: Seven deadly awesome weekend events

It would be a sin to miss this weekend's events in Tucson. Below find seven promising options.... Read more»1

Music review

Haiti relief good for Haiti, bad for ears

Like the best laid schemes of mice and men, hipsters and hangers-on have decided to unite to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. This is a good thing, right?... Read more»1