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Friday, October 11, 2019

Adoptable Pets: Wampa Needs a Home

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Wampa - HSSA
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  • Wampa
“Hi there, My name is Wampa and I’m a shy 1-year-old boy. If you are patient with me and give me plenty of time to adjust, I promise you won’t be disappointed! Once I get comfortable I am a sweet, wiggly, goofy boy.” Wampa (876823)

Bring your family to meet me at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. Have questions? Give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Archive of Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Acquired by UA

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM

DAVID HUME KENNERLY / UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • David Hume Kennerly / University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography
The work of Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly is coming to Tucson after The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography acquired the archive of his work.

Kennerly’s images have appeared in hundreds of publications around the world, including on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Life. He has photographed 10 U.S. presidents, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Donald Trump, and leading world figures including Queen Elizabeth II, Mikhail Gorbachev, Anwar El Sadat, Fidel Castro, Deng Xioping and many others.

Spanning more than 50 years of history dating from 1965, the David Hume Kennerly archive features nearly one million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. It includes iconic portraits of U.S. presidents, world leaders, celebrities and individuals, as well as personal correspondence and mementos such as the helmet and cameras that Kennerly used while photographing the Vietnam War.

"The extraordinary archive of photos by David Hume Kennerly is an asset for scholars, students and visitors to campus. His visual legacy will be an integral part of our curriculum," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins in a statement. "He is already working with the Center for Creative Photography to create programming that will draw on his experience and expertise and will spark conversations throughout our campus and broader community."

In conjunction with the acquisition of the archive, the Center for Creative Photography opened a year-long exhibition, David Hume Kennerly: Witness to History, Wednesday, Oct. 11. A talk with Kennerly and fellow Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will be held at 7 p.m. at the University of Arizona. They will introduce the university's In the Room series, which shares firsthand accounts of being "in the room" where history was being made. The event takes place at Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

"The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is the pinnacle of photographic institutions. Their dynamic leadership values the importance of images, and they are committed to incorporating them into the wider curriculum at the university," Kennerly said, in a release.

"Having my archive join the work of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and so many other great photographers at the CCP is hands-down one of the most exciting and satisfying moments of my life."

The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography is located at 1030 N. Olive Road. Find more information online at kennerly.ccp.arizona.edu or over the phone at 621-7968.

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XOXO: Where to Rock, this weekend, Oct. 11 - 13

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Hatebreed
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Friday, Oct. 11

One of country music's biggest DIY success stories, neo-traditional singer Aaron Watson dons his Red Bandana (Big Label, 2019). At the Rialto Theatre. Singer Stephanie Quayle—who Rolling Stone Country hailed as a "Top 10 Artist You Need to Know"—opens the show...

Celebrating 25 years of metallic-tinged mayhem, "Looking Down the Barrel of Today," these veteran metalcorists truly "Live For This." Hatebreed enter The Concrete Confessional at EncoreTucson...

Brasshouse? Huh. Forged in the depths of NYC's dank subway system—powered by saxophone, trumpet, synthesizer and samples all backed by wicked street beats—Too Many Zooz is accessible, yet, unlike anything you've ever heard. At 191 Toole. Thumpasaurus adds a deep wallop to the night's affairs...

Tucson Meet Yourself 2019: A three day celebration of cultural diversity, heritage and gastronomy features live performances by conjunto Pedro y Los Liricos, traditional Apache violinist Anthony Belvado, roots reggae artist General Tchefary, Japanese drumming ensemble Odaiko Sonora, Yellow Bird Indian dancers, Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo, Norteño with Las Trillizas Y Dulce, cultural critic/food writer Gustavo Arellano y mucho más. At Jácome Plaza-Downtown. See TucsonMeetYourself.org for details...

"I feel right at home in either." Born in Texas, with roots in Chihuahua, Mexico, this Mexican-American Norteño/Tejano singer/accordionist's sound spans borders. Yes, it's a life of "Honky Tonks & Cantinas" for Michael Salgado. At Club 4th Avenue...

Filling the existential void with melody, groove and that intangible something, The Unday and Heroes Reunion reunite at the Surly Wench Pub...

Giving soul to the universe, wings to the mind, Still Life Telescope, Saint Augustine and Peppermint Hippo peer through the donut hole. At Irene's Holy Donuts...

Featuring flatpicking champion Peter McLaughlin, multi-instrumentalist Alvin Blaine and Lex Browning (Poco and The Decemberists), Canyon Currents make their debut on the stage at Monterey Court for an evening of bluegrass and traditional music. North Carolina based duo Flatbridge open the show...

Black Renaissance presents Cash Lansky, Teré Fowler-Chapman and Shekinah. This year's TENWEST Impact Festival kicks off on the Hotel Congress plaza...

Followed by the return of Super Gay Party Machine. DJ Shorty, Manny B, Häus of Kunt, Bianca Difonsi and Na-il Ali Emmert preside over this LGBTQA dance extravaganza. At Hotel Congress...

Saturday, Oct. 12

X-Rated
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Out of Tucson, "Boss Talk[in'] (ALPHA)," hip-hop and rap up-and-comer J. Reece spits rhymes at Encore Tucson. With special guest/notorious gangsta rapper X-Raided, who managed to release more than 20 recordings—some were recorded over the telephone and others using a DAT recorder which puzzled prison officials because "inmates are not allowed to have tape recorders"—while serving 26 years of a 31-year sentence for murder...

Folk/rock singer-songwriter Cass McCombs is an acclaimed transient storyteller with a penchant for words, music and exploring dreams. At the Rialto Theatre. Sound healer Farmer Dave opens...

Attracting more than 15,000 visitors to this lovely tree-shaded park in the center of the high desert. Jarabe Mexicano, FebboFuentes, Zach Farley, Jam Pak Blues 'n' Grass Band, Mr. Boogie Woogie, Incidental Bluegrass, Bayou Seco and others are set to perform at The 31st Annual Patagonia Fall Festival. Runs Oct 12-13. At Patagonia Town Park...

Performing on harp and viola, enigmatic netherworld enchantresses, The Hatpin Duo answer The Call of the Faeries when they take over downtown...

Guitar chugging away, his stories tell of a hardscrabble life while the wallop of his kick drum sets an energetic pace. Rockabilly raconteur Al Foul is in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin...

It's been a Crazy Road Trip for Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers. They bring that freewheeling madness to La Cocina when they perform acoustic sets of folk, Americana and a smidgen of country... Rhythm & Roots presents the distinct bluegrass stylings of The Sonoran Dogs Big Band. On the plaza at Hotel Congress...

Singer-songwriter Joe Peña's distinctive blues songs bear enough heart to prompt St. Peter to give this sinner a pass. He performs as part of Glow! A Nighttime Art Experience at the Triangle L Ranch... Whet your appetite with the aromas and sounds— funk, jazz and blues—of The French Quarter. The Muffulettas dish up at Monterey Court...

From Portland, Boygirlboy promise a night of saccharine sweet indie-pop. At Club Congress Flanked by Night Weather and Bogan Via...

"His Words, My Music, My Way." Paul Anka Sings Sinatra. At the Desert Diamond Casino...

Broadway to the Sunset Strip: An evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winning songs performed by three of Broadway's best vocalists: Susan Egan, Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra dazzles at the Tucson Convention Center. Christopher Confessore is at the podium... "El Muchacho," Roberto Tapia and Conjunto Primavera bring regional Norteña music to the AVA Amphitheater...

Sunday, Oct. 13

RazaFest
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Mexican Institute Of Sound, Orkesta Mendoza, Vetusta Morla, Chetes (of Mexrissey), Mesquite and DJ Buttafly round out the lineup for RazaFest. On the plaza at Hotel Congress. With an after-party—featuring cumbias from Tlalpan, Marco Carrión y amigos. And a DJ set by Camilo Lara and Joey Burns—at R Bar. Proceeds to benefit No Mas Muertes...

Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern's hit single "Drinkee" is sung in Portuguese. Hawley-Weld clarifies, "It doesn't matter whether or not you can understand Portuguese. The point of "Drinkee" isn't the meaning; The point is the nonsense." EDM artists Sofi Tukker "Swing" into the Rialto Theatre for a lil' sip. With Haiku Hands and LP Giobbi...

On "LOUD (Fuck It)," from Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner Records), Chris "Motionless" Cerulli offers up self-help advice with Goth-metal 'tude. "You gotta be loud/You gotta be rude/So the world can hear you/Say 'fuck it'/Make the best of it." Motionless In White brings the Trick 'r Treat Tour to EncoreTucson. With Twiztid, We Came As Romans, and After the Burial...

Like "Dust In A Baggie." Imbuing sugarcubes of psychedelia into a traditional art form, virtuoso Billy Strings applies the intensity and fretboard histrionics of heavy metal to bluegrass. At 191 Toole...

With a heavy focus on Arizona-based female/femme/non-binary musicians Tucson Benefest: A One Day Music & Art Festival features performances by Taco Sauce, Katie Haverly, Black Medicine, Michelle Sparks, Weekend Lovers, Fairy Bones, Mudpuppy, Just Najima, Moontrax, Little Cloud and more. At The Whistle Stop Depot. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood Arizona. See tucsonbenefest.com for all the details...

Singer-songwriter Sutton James brings his "high-country rock 'n' roll" to Che's Lounge...

Chaparral Kirtan celebrate the full moon through an offering of devotional music and mantra. At Tucson Yoga...

Rufus Wainwright has been hailed as "one of the great male vocalists, composers and songwriters of his generation." The Fox Theatre is the site of Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening With Rufus. The 21st-century country of Robert Ellis warms the crowd...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Thursday, Oct. 10

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM

The Bouncing Czechs
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Abraham Laguna recently tweeted, "Sex is cool. But have you ever put on a brand new pair of jeans?" DJ/EDM producer Ookay chases rainbows when the 30 Days 'Til Dusk Pre-Party pops off at the Rialto Theatre. Phoenix musician/producer Ekonovah blasts bass/house beforehand...

A fundraiser for People's Defense Initiative takes place at Club Congress. The indie/emo/punk and glorious whatever of The Trees, Rough Draft, Alien Jacket, Sad Reptilian and Them & I will spill forth from the stage...

Referencing '80s mistress of dream pop Julee Cruise (best known for collaborations with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti on Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks), singer-songwriter Hannah Yeun excavates the same noir to emerge with a sound that is witchy and somber, with a '60s vibe all her own. At Tap + Bottle-Downtown...

Drawing from a repertoire of acoustic originals and covers, Mark Insley with guitarist Damon Barnaby are Americana's Most Wanted. At Iron John's Brewing Company-Congress...

Taking you Deeper into the vaults of EDM, DJs Atom Energy and LunarFluxx tap into a motherlode of house. At Bar Passé...

Drawing primarily from flamenco's distinct rasgueados and rhythmic patterns, Lookout Tucson Jazz Concert Series sees guitarist Nathaniel Burnside Duo performing Latin jazz with Arabic undertones. In the Lookout Bar & Grille at Westward Look Resort...

The upbeat polkas and waltzes of Oktoberfest are what's on tap. The Oro Valley Concert Series features The Bouncing Czechs. At the Oro Valley Marketplace...

Led by an award-winning fiddler, the Billy Shaw Jr. Band performs Southwestern country rock for Boots & Balls Thursday [use your imagination]. At The Maverick King of Clubs...

Trouble in the Wind has been labeled as folk, Americana, surf rock, alternative, country, but this Southern California quartet simply call themselves "rock and roll." At Monterey Court...

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Adoptable Pets: Minx Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Minx (852293) is just adorable. You might be thinking that we're talking about her cute-as-a-button good looks - which she has in abundance, or her big, wide eyes, or even her bobtail. Yes, she's definitely a cutie. But it's her personality that we're really talking about. Talk to her for a few seconds and you'll be greeted with warmth and affection, and probably an outstretched paw signaling her request for more pets and snuggles.

She's also a celebrity around these parts. She was featured in our Super Bowl commercial earlier this year! Watch Minx get her snuggle on in our Super Bowl ad by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKDYTAywjH8

For a cat as cute as Minx, it's a shame that she has not been adopted yet. Come by HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Road to meet Minx and see for yourself why she's such a terrific kitty, or give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173 for more information.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, Oct. 5-6

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Smokey Robinson
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This Motown titan has amassed 37 Top 40 Hits—like "My Girl," "Cruisin'" "and "Being With You"—over the course of a storied career. UA Presents the legendary Smokey Robinson. At Centennial Hall...

EDM heads recognize. From Tel Aviv, DJ/producer Borgore drops mad dubstep at Gentle Ben's. RΛRE, Billy Gatt and G!O and Tunez go B2B...

Formed by Peter Gierlach (aka Petey Mesquitey), George Hawke, Woody Janda and Bill Lackey, the Dusty Chaps brought their honky-tonk sound to now-infamous local watering holes such as the Stumble Inn and Poco Loco. They went onto sign with Capitol Records, released two albums, and toured throughout the country. "The greatest band to have ever come out of Tucson" will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the Hotel Congress Plaza Stage. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is proclaiming Oct. 5 as Dusty Chaps Day and awarding the band a key to the city...

Ice Cube, Blueface, Kurupt, Ying Yang Twins and Luniz headline this year's West Coast Music Festival. At Mercado San Agustin Annex.See westcoastmusicfest.com for full lineup...

The El Chivo Tour sees rapper Berner roll into the Rialto Theatre with the "Top Down"...

Some of the featured artists scheduled to perform at Tucson Kitchen Musicians Fundraiser include Heather Hardy, Alvin Blaine, John Coinman, Mitzi Cowell, Gary Mackender, Taza Guthrie, Marx Loeb, Danny Krieger, Amochip Dabney, Eb Eberlein, Craig Schumacher, String Bean Folk Orchestra and many others as they gather to say farewell to Tom Woolley and Wayback Machine with a night to remember. Proceeds to benefit Tucson Folk Festival...

The Gabriel Naim Amor Trio perform jazz in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin...

Voyager and The Jack pay tribute to the music of Journey and AC-DC at House of Bards...

The fifth annual Club Carnival Tucson promises the hottest Brazil Party. Featuring, "Brazil meets Jimi Hendrix," violinist Quetzal Guerrero; Batuque Axé, a nine-piece Brazilian Band playing forro, baiao, samba and funk; DJs, dancers y mas. At American Eat Co...

More than an impersonation. "Just close your eyes and it's Frank." Dave Halston's Tribute to Frank Sinatra is at the Fox Theatre...

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orms 10 hotel rooms into tiny venues as part of their One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Arizona Art Fest features art, comedy, fashion and musical performances by Brian Lopez, Seanloui, Street Blues Family, DJ Carl Hanni, Mattea, Jillian Bessett and more...

Hosted by saxophonist Autumn Dominguez, The Strawberry Jam Session is weekly jazz sit-in. John Black, Jonathan Hines and Kai Felix comprise the house trio. Listen or sit in. At Espresso Art Cafe...

"Now that I'm older I no longer steal...But I think about it all the time." Ambitious? This indie-folk rocker is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive, Saosin and The Sound of Animals Fighting in addition to a solo career. Anthony Green is at The Rock...

Sunday, Oct. 6

DJ Quik - BIGSTOCK
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  • DJ Quik
Quik Is The Name. Born in Compton, David Marvin Blake chose his stage name because of his ability to write and produce records on the fly. Deep in The Midnight Life, rap icon DJ Quik creeps into the Rialto Theatre...

Have brunch with strains of dreamy folk wafting through the balmy air. Natalie Pohanic performs at Ten55 Brewing Company...

Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter/storyteller Kevin Pakulis and his Band create a front-porch vibe. In the taproom at Borderlands Brewing Company...

The Sunday Blues & BBQ continues. Rhythm & Roots presents Tucson stalwarts Bad News Blues Band. At Hotel Congress...

Five years running, the weekly three-hour musical odyssey continues. Mik & The Funky Brunch entertain at La Cocina...

Dedicated to preserving America's original music, Tucson Jazz Society presents The Phil Davis Jazz Band. At Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ...

With tongue in cheek, this trio's latest anthem, "Sh!tshow," counterpoints self-loathing with resignation. "When it comes to my self-deprecation, I like to make me a celebration!" From Niagara Falls, alt-pop rockers James Blonde have a little fun. At Monterey Court. Tucson indie rockers The Introverts open...

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XOXO: Where to Rock, Friday, Oct. 3

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Miss Olivia and the Interlopers - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Miss Olivia and the Interlopers
Futuristic does the "Happy Dance" at 191 Toole. The I Am Tour also showcases young artists Ray Vans, ScribeCash, Dylan Reese and Demrick...

It's been 32 years since "Bamboléo" (which means wobbly)—off Gipsy Kings self-titled third album—became a worldwide hit. And apparently, after a few sangrias, that is the only way to live. Vocalist/guitarist André Reyes formerly of Gipsy Kings performs at the Tucson Music Hall...

The blues-based soul of Miss Olivia and the Interlopers help heat the air on the patio at Crooked Tooth Brewery Co...

From Barrio Santa Rosa, this bajo sexto and accordion-driven conjunto specializes in a polka and traditional Mexican steeped sound so intoxicating that one can easily lose their volition and dance with abandon. Pedro Y Los Liricos play Exo Bar...

Showcasing some of the Old Pueblo's top and up-and-coming turntablists, Funk Yo House Fridays goes off at Irene's Holy Donuts...

Creating The Scene, Rilen' Out!, Nocturnal Theory, Desert Fish, Skyler Lutes, Los Streetlight Curb Players seek to ignite passions. Watch as they burn uncontrollably, giving off smoke. Local Love presents Hazy Fest. At the Rialto Theatre...

Crave diversity? A night of hip-hop, ska and punk awaits. Anti-Sheeple Movement, Sauced Up, Fun Abuse, Benny and Dr. Soap perform. Alcohol-free fun. At Blacklidge Community Collective...

Zona Libre perform salsa, cumbia, merengue and bachata for your dancing pleasure. At Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ...

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Thursday Oct. 3

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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The title track to their 2019 release, Terms of Surrender, "Is a song that considers what we as humans are willing to sacrifice in order to live the lives we think we want," says MC Taylor. "It's about the ways we stretch our truths to accommodate our realities. And really, it's mostly about love." Indie folksters Hiss Golden Messenger perform at 191 Toole. With Daughter of Swords...

"Not Fade Away." Thanks to holographic technology, the presence and remastered voices of rock 'n' roll pioneers Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly are brought back to life to perform their greatest hits, in virtual reality, with a live band. The Rock 'n' Roll Dream Tour manifests at the Tucson Music Hall...

This Bay Area rocker has opened for KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slash and Bon Jovi. His sophomore release, Silver Inside (Spectra Music Group, 2018), pulses with slashing guitars and rock 'n' roll swagger. "It's A Sure Thing," Thadeus Gonzalez is at Irene's Holy Donuts...

Loveland—the wonderful and expansive country collective stewarded by the inimitable David Bryan—perform at Tap + Bottle-Downtown...

Boots & Balls Thursday (use your imagination) sees this award-winning fiddler transform from a mild-mannered Clark Kent into a Southwestern country rock Superman. Billy Shaw Jr. Band perform at The Maverick...

L.A. acoustic rock/soul singer Megan Betley performs music for "gypsy hearts & beautiful souls." At Monterey Court...

Playing bossa novas, ballads and blues The Jed Paradies Trio swing at The Coronet...

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