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Monday, October 14, 2019

Mega Adoption Event This Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 12:15 PM

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Calling all animal lovers, three local agencies are teaming up to host a “mega adoption event” this week.

Pima Animal Care Center, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, have come together to form "Tucson Shelters United.”

Individual locations of all three shelters, PACC at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, HSSA at 635 W. Roger Road and Hermitage at 5278 E. 21st St., will offer 50 percent off adoption fees for all pets for months and older. Prices will vary at each location.

The goal is to find homes for 600 pets. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 20.

For more information, click here.

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XOXO: Where to Rock, Monday Oct. 14

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:09 AM

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  • The Happy Fits
From NYC, these hardcore legends were one of the first bands to comingle heavy metal with punk, pioneering a new sound. Sheer Terror cast fear into the hearts of unbelievers. At Club Congress. With Thug Riot, Get A Grip, Sex Prisoner and Divine Hammer...

"Awfully Apeelin'"—making jiggy music that you can dance to—indie rockers The Happy Fits take a deep breath and Concentrate. At 191 Toole. Buttressed by The Solarists and Stripes...

The straight-up, shaken not-stirred, rock 'n' roll of Zero Miles To Empty offers salvation. At Elliott's On Congress...

Riding "The Wind of Change" since the early 1980s, English smooth jazzers Acoustic Alchemy have risen to the top of the contemporary jazz scene. At the Rialto Theatre...

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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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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Wednesday, Oct. 9

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Recorded in the same studio once used by Brian Wilson for Pet Sounds, Painting With (Domino, 2016), Animal Collective's 10th studio album is far from primitive. Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) expands on the initial vision going into the sessions, "Caveman circles, the first Ramones record, early Beatles and electronically produced. I think that was kind of our starting point." Like Cubist painters, these guys fragment and abstract reality. At the Rialto Theatre. Artistic omnivores, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa open.

"The King of Brazillian Pop," legendary composer/keyboardist Guilherme Arantes performs at Sea of Glass: Center for The Arts.

"And I think I'm dying/'Cause this can't be living/Should I be searching for some kind of meaning?" queries indie popper Amber Bain. From Buckinghamshire, England, The Japanese House are at 191 Toole.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

XOXO: Where to Rock, Tuesday, Oct. 8

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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Referencing Incubus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as heroes, these alt-rockers released their 2013 major label debut EP Love Songs Drug Songs. Earlier this summer, the band released "Optimistic," a stand-alone single that speaks out against endemic gun violence in the United  States. Now, out on the road to promoting Orion (Interscope, 2019) X Ambassadors make a stop at the Rialto Theatre. Flanked by indie rockers Bear Hands and LPX.

Performing as part of Plaza Live! Tuesday Night Concert Series, like a summer monsoon, English bluesman Tom Walbank will leave you shaking your head in bewilderment wondering what just hit you. At St. Philip's Plaza.

"And you will know us by the trail of maple syrup." Alt/garage rockers Banana Pancakes intrepidly declare that "Charlie Sheen is a Punk Rocker." At Club Congress. Flanked by Droll and Crashing Saturn.

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31st Annual Women's Leadership Conference

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