Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Red Baraat Hype Night at Tap & Bottle Tonight!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM


The party band Red Baraat is having a Red Baraat Hype Night at Tap & Bottle, 403 N. Sixth Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The party comes complete with a DJ spinning Red Baraat tunes, Tap & Bottle's beer and wine selection and vittles from the Twisted Tandoor. You will also have a chance to win tickets to the Red Baraat show on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Rialto. Go out and party with the band described as "a hybrid of Indian bhangra and New Orleans big-band music," enjoy some libations and chow down on some good food. What else could you want?

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Monday, September 30, 2013

We Have a Federal Government Shutdown

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Congressman Ron Barber was one of nine Democrats who joined with Republicans to support a continuing resolution that would have kept the federal government open while delaying for one year the Affordable Care Act's mandate requiring individuals to buy health insurance and blocking the Obama administration's effort to help congressional staffers to purchase health insurance on the health-insurance exchanges.

The legislation was rejected by the U.S. Senate, leading to a federal government shutdown about an hour ago.

Barber's statement:

Tonight I voted to keep the government from shutting down. A government shutdown would hurt the economies of Arizona and our nation. The American people deserve a government that can work together even when they disagree. This was not a perfect bill, but I voted for a reasonable solution to get things done. That's why the people of Southern Arizona sent me to Congress.

Beginning tomorrow, under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans will begin purchasing health insurance for the first time. Giving them an extra year before charging them penalties is the right thing to do. Tonight my vote to delay the individual mandate for one year did just that.

America deserves better. My wife Nancy and I couldn't run a small business this way, and it’s no way to run a country. I call on my colleagues to stop this cycle of brinkmanship and come together for common-sense solutions.

Don't Miss Carla Morrison at The Rialto Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

  • Rialto Theatre Facebook Page

Carla Morrison is gracing us with her presence tonight at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress Street. I can't resist this show even though I won't understand everything she's saying because all her music is in español.

GRAMMY nominated album Mientras Tu Dormias- Dejenme Llorar (Out On Carla Morrison Musica/Cosmica Records OUT NOW) Her most personal and fully realized record to date. It has been nominated for FOUR Latin GRAMMY Awards including RECORD OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR, AND ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR (winning ALTERNATIVE ALBUM AND SONG OF THE YEAR respectfully). The album has also been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album category.

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Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM


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Heist Pizza Parlour Opens Today

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM


From Aaron May, the man who brought you May's Kitchen Counter and Lodge Sasquatch, comes a new artisan pizza joint, Heist Pizza Parlour. The Grand Opening is today starting at 11 a.m. Heist is located in the old Big Fat Expensive Chain Greek Restaurant, 7131 E. Broadway.

In browsing the menu, I got both hungry and thirsty while looking at the signature pies and beer selection. May always has a funny, quirky, menu (see Everyday I'm Brusselin'), so the thought of this being applied to the pizza scene, especially on my side of town, is exciting.

Cardboard Ball Fund Raiser for All Souls

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Attendees enjoy the Cardboard Ball revelries at the restored Steinfeld Warehouse to help raise funds for this years All Souls Procession.
  • Photograph by John de Dios
  • Attendees enjoy the Cardboard Ball revelries at the restored Steinfeld Warehouse to help raise funds for this year's All Souls Procession.

The second annual Cardboard Ball was held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the restored Steinfeld Warehouse on the outskirts of Downtown Tucson. Hosted by artist Mykl Wells, the event showcased 2D and 3D works by local artists, and a cardboard themed dance party.

The event, which led well into the early hours of Sunday, was held to help fundraise for the All Souls Procession in November. Listen to Robert Alcaraz's report below.

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After Rooftop Accident, Artist Moises Orozco Needs Our Help

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM


The Range talked with Moises Orozco's partner yesterday about an accident the Tucson artist had this week on Friday, Sept. 27, falling off the roof of the two-story Sculptors Resource Center and landing on a jagged metal sculpture below.

Phoebe Jenkins told us Orozco was in serious condition when he first arrived at UMC, but is expected to do well despite the serious nature of his injuries. Orozco had to have titanium rods placed in his face because when he fell on the sculpture he landed face first and he had to have a second surgery on his leg.

To help pay for his medical expenses (Orozco does not have health insurance) and expenses during what Jenkins said will be about a two-month recovery, she and other friends launched an indiegogo campaign to raise $5,000 and more. There remain 46 days on the campaign, and so far, as of this writing, more than $7,000 is pledged.

Jenkins said she was "thrilled" by the response to the campaign.

"Right now the focus is on the surgery and healing," she said. "But of course, I feel blessed."

Jenkins said there are some short-term memory issues and Orozco was having difficulty speaking and does not remember the fall. But the prognosis so far is good, despite the injuries from the fall to his upper body and head. He's expected to be out of the hospital in the next day or two, and then head home to heal.

"He's super healthy and positive," Jenkins said. "His spirit now is very strong as well, and he's even managed to crack a joke."

Here's the most recent update from the campaign's indiegogo page:

[UPDATE (9/29): We have almost reached our goal!!!! (OMG thank you!) But we will NOT STOP THERE! The reason the goal was set so low ($5,000) was to ensure that we would reach it (IdieGogo takes a higher percentage of the proceeds if we do not reach the goal than if we reach it). In reality, OUR GOAL IS $25,000 or more. Moises is getting intense surgery, titanium implants and many days in a hospital plus is going to need major oral surgery/work at a later date. We cannot stop at $5,000. Even $25,000 will be a small contribution. Please reach out to everyone who know in any way who can help donate, auction, raise funds, etc, etc,. ] Thank you from our hearts.

Jenkins said a benefit in the works at Hotel Congress with a lot of local bands. A date will be announced soon. The Range will keep you posted.

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Check Out The Streetcar in Action, Finally.

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

  • Tucson Modern Streetcar Facebook Page

Love it or hate it, the streetcar is coming. The Sun Link website says that the project is currently 85% complete, so don't expect a joy ride until midsummer of next year.

Sunday night party animals caught a glimpse of a unicorn, or AKA the modern streetcar. Allan Sturm gave us permission to use his footage of the taxpayer nightmare chugging along Congress Street.

Hopefully this thing moves faster than the Sun Tran on a holiday schedule, but it does look cooler than the 3D animated clips Sun Link fed us in the beginning.

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