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On the heels of his newest and finest release to date, "Saint Judas," musician Mark Growden arrived in Tucson to practice new songs with a Tucson ensemble, and to play a pair of shows at The Screening Room this weekend. They are simply not to be missed, by longtime fans or uninitiated music buffs. Read more»

Amor in Paris

In a land where he arrived in the mid 90s without a complete command of the language, Naim Amor has always found it easiest to express himself through music, even now, when his English is terrific and he is an official American. Read more»

Poet Sonya Renee

The 28th Tucson Poetry Festival will be held this weekend at Club Congress and Casa Libre, with four featured poet/performers and poetry slam events. Read more»

Kraftwerk Orange at Congress Thursday

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

The UA's University Activities Board will host a lecture by filmmaker, activist and New York Yankees fan Spike Lee this Wednesday at Centennial Hall. Read more»

'Paris One Takes' cover

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»


You probably know about Powhaus' "Trash" and Ted Leo, but here are seven more weekend events you won't want to miss. Read more»

Friday's show features Howe Gelb performing Johnny Cash's "Live at San Quentin", new punk band Cadillac Steakhouse, bluesman Tom Walbank, Sonoran gypsies Bajo Turbato, and Jazz Telephone with Mr. Tidypaws. Read more»

This Thursday and Saturday, MOCA begins a new lecture/performance series. MOCA Sounds/Defining Music starts with the Postcommodity collective, a multi-disciplinary art and performance group. Read more»

How karate is done: Dan Shapiro in action

On Friday, the Powhaus crew will host "Trash: 70s Punk Rock Show." DJ Dan Shapiro will spin punk, protopunk and post-punk from both sides of the pond. 5 local bands will round out the evening's entertainment. Read more»

A hot mic and a sweet something cause Joe Biden trouble

While introducing President Obama this morning at a health care press conference, Joe Biden forgot the mic was on and uttered the F-word (with video). Read more» 4

Alexie gets last.

Sherman Alexie's "War Dances" has been selected as the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, beating out finalists including former Tucsonan Barbara Kingsolver's "The Lacuna." Read more» 1

On Sunday, I met with Leila Lopez in her childhood home off of 4th Avenue. Lopez is celebrating the release of her second CD, "Fault Lines," at Solar Culture Gallery on Saturday with an early, all-ages show. Read more»

This Friday at 10 a.m. the 4th Avenue Street fair kicks off for families, spring breakers and downtown denizens. We at the Sentinel are filled with the usual excitement, anticipatory queasiness and parking anxiety as the rest of you, and have decided that this spring's fair merits a liveblog preview. Read more» 3

Looking to avoid the street fair in favor of some culture? We have some ideas. Read more»

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