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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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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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Tucson B-Day Fun @ Southern AZ Transportation Museum

Tucson B-Day Fun @ Southern AZ Transportation Museum

August 19, 2014 |

On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum (SATM) hosts a bevy of activity to commemorate our locale’s establishment as the Presidio de Tucson – when this valley was the northern most outpost of Spain’s New World territories – on Aug. 20, 1775. For the 239th birthday, the museum and the Historic Train Depot is hosting: […]

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The Loft celebrates the cinematic legacy of Robin Williams

The Loft celebrates the cinematic legacy of Robin Williams

August 19, 2014 |

The Loft Cinema is celebrating the cinematic legacy of the late, great actor/comedian/Oscar-winner Robin Williams with special Labor Day holiday weekend screenings of three of his most beloved films, all showcasing his range, versatility and one-of-a-kind talent. Net proceeds from all three screenings will benefit the local organization, COPE Community Services, Inc., providing best practice-based, […]

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Tucson Hot Rod Restoration

Tucson Hot Rod Restoration

July 30, 2014 |

“People remember what their grandfather drove and they want that car. That’s what it’s all about and that’s what we do. Ninety percent of the people who come in here, it’s because of their emotional ties and memories,” said John Sewell, one of the three co-owners/partners of Hi Speed Rods & Customs. Stepping inside Hi […]

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Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

July 26, 2014 |

Lead barkeep Luke Anable has thought carefully about everything on the menu at Sidecar, the newest 900 square-foot concept bar by Tucson restaurateur Ari Shapiro. Working with fellow Wilko mixologist, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Anable custom-crafted each house recipe and hand-selected every bottle on display behind the bar in the newly renovated space in the Broadway Village […]

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Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

July 25, 2014 |

There is no place like home and no shortage of gorgeous lakes, rivers and creeks right here in Arizona. With just a five hour scenic drive through Arizona’s highways, you can escape from the city heat to a serene high country lake in the White Mountains this summer. Its a majestic place where you can […]

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First Ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar

First Ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar

July 23, 2014 |

First ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar (Sun Link) on Monday, July 21, 2014. A segmented time-lapse showing portions of the route through downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue, Main Gate Square, and the University of Arizona.

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Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

July 22, 2014 |

Forget about Ringling Brothers’ “Greatest Show On Earth!” Peter Frampton’ Circus — his Guitar Circus, to be precise — is much more bad-ass with its guitar-shredding virtuosos like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph on board. Now in its second year, Frampton says the concept for the tour-in-three-parts grew simply out of “woodshedding on […]

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