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Living on the Fringe

Living on the Fringe

September 1, 2014 |

Being an average middle class, culturally enriched, baby boomer (formerly a euphemism for middle aged but now just a way to say older) white male, I like theater as much as the next guy of similar background and demographic. When I was a kid, my parents took me to see Hello Dolly on Broadway (sans […]

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Music Sept 2014

Music Sept 2014

August 31, 2014 |

Schedules accurate as of press time. Visit the websites or call for current/detailed information. 2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN  Congress Street, 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com Sat 13: The Vexmen, Belly Dance Tucson, Domingo Degrazia, Kevin Pakulis Band ARMITAGE WINE LOUNGE AND CAFE 2905 E. Skyline Dr #168. 682-9740, ArmitageWine.com Tue 2: Tommy Tucker Sun 7: Carlie & Cameron Tue 9: […]

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Comedic Improv on the Ave

Comedic Improv on the Ave

August 31, 2014 |

Ever seen someone hit in the face by an imaginary pie or chased through an imaginary forest by an invisible flying purple people-eater? Well, neither have I, but if this sounds like something that could be your cup of, er, imaginary tea, a comedy show at the Tucson Improv Movement (TIM) is your perfect prescription. […]

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Brats on Wheels

Brats on Wheels

August 31, 2014 |

Skates. Pads. Helmet. Friends. What more could a 15-year-old feminist need? For Ayanna “Ayannic Storm” Ravia of the Tucson Derby Brats, the answer is not much. With practice three days a week during the school year, and having ruled out other sports (“I did soccer and softball, but I quit them,”) she’s found her calling […]

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Films Sept 2014

Films Sept 2014

August 30, 2014 |

Arizona Underground Film Festival The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., AZUFF.org Sept. 19-27: Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, and one of the biggest underground film festivals in the country. See the website for the schedule. Fox Theatre  17 W. Congress St. Admission is $6-$8. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org Sun 7: Fiddler On The Roof […]

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Galleries Sept 2014

Galleries Sept 2014

August 30, 2014 |

ART HOUSE CENTRO From Tucson, With Love by Gavin Troy opens Sat, Sept 6 with a reception from 7pm-9pm.  Old Town Artisans Complex, 201 N. Court Ave. 620-1725, OldTownArtisans.com BORDERLANDS BREWING COMPANY Pueblo de Colores by Dan Chavez continues through Sun, Sept 14. 119 E. Toole Ave. Wed- Sat, 4pm-9pm. 261-8773, BorderlandsBrewing.com CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY […]

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In Memoriam: Howie Salmon

In Memoriam: Howie Salmon

August 27, 2014 |

Howard Salmon was an integral part of Tucson’s burgeoning arts and music scene since he started championing local punk and new wave bands through his SLIT fanzine back in the early 80s. I was lucky enough to get to know Howie when I wrote about him for the August 2007 Downtown Tucsonan, documenting the extraordinary life he […]

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Events Sept 2014

Events Sept 2014

August 25, 2014 |

Fri 5-Sat 6 VIBRATIONS MUSIC FESTIVAL A DJ festival presented by Digital Vibe Entertainment. 6pm-1am. $25-$35. The Slaughter House, 1102 W.  Grant Rd. VibrationsMusicFestival.com Sat 6 GOTTA GLOW! GALA Get into your best GLOW! costume for a costume ball, artists, special performances and dancing to live music by Michael P. and the Gully Washers in […]

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Summer in the City Beach Party

Summer in the City Beach Party

August 25, 2014 |

As summer wends to an end, the Downtown Tucson Partnership is hosting its last beach party at Downtown’s ephemeral beach, 45 N. 5th Ave. Enjoy beer and wine on the sand and turf and say goodbye to summer on Saturday, Aug. 30. Featuring kids activities, beginning at 4 p.m., including: carnival games, sand castle competition, […]

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To the Seas!

To the Seas!

August 22, 2014 |

The Autumn Fest combines modern dance and historic facts with mythological elements. Tucson just may be the world’s only desert city to have giant giraffes, martial artists and modern dancers all show up en force for a community party about a sea journey. This unusual fête happens Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6, when the […]

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