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Sedlmayr at a performance to celebrate the release of his first solo record, last week at Club Congress.

Anyone who follows the local music scene knows all too well the tribulations of poet-author-singer-songwriter Billy Sedlmayr’s life. We know of the wasted years and poor choices. One could easily become bitter and hardened after enduring such trials as drug addiction and incarceration, but not Sedlmayr. He still has much to give. Read more»

Released this week, "Luz de Vida" is a music compilation benefiting the Tucson Together Fund, which provides support for the Jan. 8 victims and their families. 37 local and national acts participated, and several will play a benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday. Read more»

Access Tucson will hold a telethon Wednesday night to celebrate community media. The public access agency, which has seen its budget cut by 60 percent over the last several years, will raise money and awareness from 6-9:30 p.m. 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»

The Fremonts

If you haven’t celebrated the pleasures of springtime in the desert yet, its time to crawl out from under that rock before the sun starts blasting us. This Saturday’s Club Crawl is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a balmy night and to savor the best of Tucson’s music scene. Read more»

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»

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»

Live from 09/09

Local blues duo Tom Walbank and Arthur Migliazza represent Tucson blues at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, to much acclaim. Read more» 3