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Tucson sounds: September Boy (for Mario)

In which your humble narrator puts aside the usual clever puns and esoteric bits of rock trivia and tells you about the person she got the chance to love: Mario Cordova.... Read more»

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PACC to host "Howling at the Moon' party, adoption event

Pima County Animal Care Center will hold “Howling at the Moon” from 5 - 10 p.m. on May 13, with staff decorating each section of the shelter in a different holiday theme for the events that were skipped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

Pima County and TMC team to provide free swim lessons

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, along with the TMC Vest It UP! program, will team up to provide 800 free swim lessons to children at three county locations, along with a free lifejacket for all participants. ... Read more»

Tucson Parks & Rec hours returning to normal as COVID wanes

Operating hours for Tucson park centers will return to their pre-pandemic schedules on Monday due to spring drop in COVID cases. ... Read more»

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The Whole Enchilada... minus a side of nuts

In which your trusty scribe muses on the origins of desert rock and the fact that some things suck way worse than disco. Especially Nazis. It's your local music column at TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Tucsonans organize Take Back the Night to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Held to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the annual Take Back the Night Tucson event will be held on Tuesday, April 19.... Read more»

Celebration of Tucson's desert rock dumps Holocaust denier who spreads Nazi memes

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.... Read more»

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Spring listening party: Localism begins in your earbuds

Our prodigal music columnist returns to offer up a choice selection of cruelty-free, organic, locally sourced indie music selections including stuff from Freezing Hands, Weekend Lovers, Hank Topless, Annie Jump Cannon, Watercolor and Marianne Dissard.... Read more»

El Festival del Renacimiento de Arizona está de vuelta junto a sus trabajadores

El Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace ha regresado a su hogar justo al sur de Gold Canyon después de una pausa causada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Con él vienen los elementos básicos del festival: juegos divertidos, grandes multitudes y novedades anacrónicas.... Read more»

Renaissance festival returns, and with it, workers who depend on 'the circuit'

The Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace has returned to its home just south of Gold Canyon after a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With it comes the long-running festival’s staples: fun games, big crowds and anachronistic novelties. ... Read more»

Janis Ian's 'LAST TOUR' comes to Tucson on Thursday

The retirement of a folk singer may not be much cause for a hullabaloo. But Janis Ian has always been one of a kind. She’s been speaking truth to power since she was a teenager, across 23 albums. Now at 70, the Grammy-winner is throwing herself a long goodbye party.... Read more»

Tucson's Yume Japanese Gardens hopes for COVID recovery with spring events

The Yume Japenese Gardens is starting their spring events soon and have opened more of its spaces to the public. Founder Patricia Derrider said that she's excited but expects financial support to be "more difficult" to come by since the start of the pandemic. ... Read more»

Rick Wakeman to play 'grumpy' solo show at Rialto

Wakeman, whose credits include several classic albums with Yes, solo records, soundtracks and backing up artists from Chaka Khan to Black Sabbath, will be playing at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre. The cape and bank of keyboards will be missing in the stripped-down solo show.... Read more»

Tucson lowrider bike film 'Low y Cool' will show on big screen again 25 years later

The 1996 documentary "Low y Cool" about a lowrider bicycle club from Tucson's South Side will play on a big screen again in a 25th anniversary showing, which will include a discussion about Chicano history in Tucson.... Read more»

Tucson sounds: 2021 year in review, with hopes & lamentations

JJP's four-sentence year in review, a tribute to Mike Nesmith and a memento mori for local music icons Stuart Kupers and Betsy Scarinzi. Plus this year's New Year's Eve Guide — it's your local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Tucson is putting on the holidays

From Winterhaven to the Historic Canoa Ranch, the Tucson area is preparing for a Yuletide celebration.... Read more»

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