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From Tucson photographer Taylor Graham's 'Connected.' Graham is one of the artists featured in '16.'

There is a definite air of civic engagement in the programming offerings of clubs and arts organizations this week, as well as a commitment to the unique cultural hybrid that is Tucson. If the 24-hour news cycle portrayal of your community has made you despair of late, the perfect remedy is a visit to some of these choice weekend events. Boycott your television and embrace some local culture. Read more»

Dunn's 'Pleroma' series installation for live computer music systems1999- 2000

The MOCA Sounds/ Defining Music season will end Thursday with a lecture and performance by composer and sound artist David Dunn. Read more»

French-Chinese-American songstress Jessica Fichot

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' cast will take the stage at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix this weekend

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»

Conan the Barbarian as rendered by Frazetta.

llustrator and comic book artist Frank Frazella, best known as the illustrator of the covers for Robert E. Howard's series of Conan the Barbarian adventure novels, died Monday. Read more»

Latino hip-hop group Cypress Hill has canceled their May 21 concert at Tucson's Rialto Theatre. Read more» 5

Voices Inc., a local nonprofit community media project, celebrates another successful academic year with a "free fundraiser" at the Temple of Music and Art on Wednesday. Read more»

Rogue Theatre's 'Othello' cast Avis Judd (Desdemona), Nathan Crocker (Othello), and Joseph McGrath (Iago)

Perhaps you are the sort for whom a hike in this heat sounds like a fate worse than death. If so, here are three options for each weekend day to keep you cool. Read more»

Gabriel Sullivan is one of the hardest-working musicians in Tucson. If you have seen local live music in the last year or so, chances are good you have seen Sullivan onstage. Now, he prepares to debut his composition for string quartet at Chamberlab I. Read more»

On Thursday at 7:30, the outdoor Cinema La Placita film screening series begins its 11th year with a classic, 1934's "The Thin Man." Read more»

Tommy Lee Jones in 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

For Arizonans whose will to spend the weekend out and about has been taxed by the recent immigration kerfuffle, but who nevertheless have border issues on the mind, the following films are excellent choices for weekend viewing, whether one needs a good laugh, a good cry or some food for thought. Read more» 2

Here at the Sentinel, we would like to commemorate National Poetry Month's end by invoking Baudelaire's poetic imperative to "Get Drunk." Not that this necessitates the imbibing of potent potables; Baudelaire goes on to direct readers to intoxicate themselves "On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!" Read more»

The UA Poetry Center

The University of Arizona Poetry Center announced today that it received a $49,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to further develop its extensive audio/video collection. Read more»

2008 festival at the Pima County Courthouse

This weekend, to celebrate its 25th year, the Tucson Folk Festival will feature approximately 115 acts on four stages, workshops, a New Artists’ Stage at the Tucson Museum of Art, featuring short, impromptu sets by festival players and others, and food and craft vendors, in addition to the headliners. Read more»

In a preview video for We TV's newest reality show, "Sunset Daze," Jack, or "Mr. Romeo," adjusts his combover to the strains of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." Meanwhile, former nun Ann goes skydiving, and a flash mob of older women break into choreography in the middle of a department store. These aren't your stereotypical grandparents, despite their stereotypical lifestyle as residents of an Arizona retirement community. Read more»

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