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The Shondes

In Yiddish, a "shonde" is a harm, a shame, a disgrace. In indie rock, The Shondes are a queer folk/punk quartet from Brooklyn, and their second full-length effort, "My Dear One," is nothing to be ashamed of. Read more»

Songstress Pepi Ginsberg

Singer/songwriter Pepi Ginsberg has found her sound on her new full-length "East Is East," as the audience at Hotel Congress can discover Wednesday night, when she brings her quartet to the patio for an early show. Read more»

Self-portrait: extreme close-up

Andrew Gardner is the singer and lead guitarist of local indie pop veterans, La Cerca. The band plays twice this weekend, opening for Spindrift at the Red Room on Thursday, and for Hairsprayfireandgirls at Plush on Saturday. Read more»

The Local Natives' debut album "Gorilla Manor" (Frenchkiss Records) is in most music snobs' highest rotation lately, and tonight, the band will grace the smallest, best-sounding venue they are likely to encounter for a very long time. Read more»

Gabe Nagy and Clark Ray in 'Last of the Boys'

Spring is in full force, and despite all the blooming and birth around you, perhaps you feel a bit uninspired. Never fear. These ten weekend events are at least as likely to locate your inner muse as your GPS is. Read more» 4

Fanning as Currie and Stewart as Jett in 'The Runaways'

The long-awaited 70s biopic "The Runaways," starring child actress Dakota Fanning, who is now 16, as Cherie Currie and "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, landed with a thud in Tucson Friday. Read more» 1

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism categories and arts and letters were announced today.The most surprising recipient was Sheri Fink, a writer for nonprofit online news site and Sentinel wire service ProPublica.org, who won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting for her series of articles about a hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Read more»

Jevetta Steele plays Ma Rainey in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Tickets are now on sale for the Arizona Theatre Company's 2010-11 fall season, featuring a world premiere, some big shows and some perennial favorites. Read more»

Michael W. Kaiser, president of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts told Tucson arts leaders Monday that groups that all arts nonprofits, and particularly ethnically diverse groups, need to increase private funding. Read more»

On Sunday, Tucson alt-rock FM kings, 92.1 KFMA host their yearly festival at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Read more»

Malcolm McLaren, the man behind punk legends the Sex Pistols, died Thursday in New York City. Read more»

Salvador Duran opening Friday at MAST

Before you slather yourself in sunblock and head out to Spring Fling this weekend, or Sunday's KFMA Day at the Pima County Fairgrounds, why not give yourself a nice dose of culture? It'll only hurt a bit. Read more»

London's Daily Mail reported yesterday that Bob Dylan's planned tour of Southeast Asia has been scrapped because Chinese authorities canceled planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. Read more»

Weyant's machinery

Tucson-based sound artist Glenn Weyant will present "Noise Where Prohibited," a sound installation in MOCA Tucson's great hall Thursday. Described as "immersive sonic meditation on the ghettoization of noise/sound/music" the event will fill the hall with various "sound stations" and challenge assumptions about music and art. Read more»

Singer Elton John announced a Tucson date on his upcoming summer tour this week. Tickets for his July 21 concert at the Tucson Convention Center go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., and are expected to sell out quickly. Read more»

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