Monday, March 25, 2019

Gov. Ducey Issues Statement on Passing of Don Diamond

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Don Diamond, Tucson land developer and philanthropist, passed away at 91 today. He is known for his decades of real estate development around Tucson and Pima County, as well as his philanthropic efforts. 
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Upon news of his passing, Gov. Ducey issued the following statement:

“Arizona is saddened by the loss of Don Diamond. Genuine, generous, and respected by all, Don displayed a deep love for Arizona and commitment to Tucson dating back to his earliest days. Through his business and real-estate career, Don — possibly more than anyone else —helped develop Arizona’s metropolitan areas into the growing cities they are today. He will also be remembered for his extensive philanthropic efforts, which included supporting causes such as promoting higher education, expanding access to children’s healthcare, and protecting natural habitats. No doubt, Don’s legacy will have a lasting impact on Arizona for many years to come. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the entire Diamond family during this difficult time.”

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Value Tucson Teachers Through Student Video Projects

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 3:41 PM

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Do your kids have a favorite teacher? Do you know a teacher who is really making a difference in the classroom? Tucson Values Teachers, an organization focused on supporting Arizona teachers, is seeking video nominations from students.

Each month the organization runs a Teacher Excellence Award program and are currently running a special contest for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 to 10. Students can submit a video explaining why their teacher should be nominated and recognized. The videos can be a group or individual project and adult help is allowed.

All K-12 teachers in southern Arizona are eligible to be nominated and five teachers will be chosen for the award. Winners will receive $250 cash from Tucson Values Teachers, a $100 gift card to Office Depot/OfficeMax, a plaque recognizing their achievement, flowers, a mini bell from Ben's Bells and pizza for their class.

So, if you know a teacher who deserves to win, work with your kids and nominate now! Videos must be under a minute long and in MP4 or MOV format. Nominations can be submitted now until April 25.

Find the nomination form here.

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Arizona Women’s Basketball Heading to WNIT Sweet 16

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:45 AM

A crowd of more than 3,200 were in attendance at McKale Center to watch Arizona play Idaho State in the opening round of the WNIT on Thursday, March 21. - CHRISTOPHER BOAN
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  • A crowd of more than 3,200 were in attendance at McKale Center to watch Arizona play Idaho State in the opening round of the WNIT on Thursday, March 21.

A buzz filtered through the crowd of 3,265 at McKale Center last Thursday night as the Arizona Wildcats played their first women's basketball postseason game in eight years.

The Wildcats (20-13, 7-11), took care of business in an opening round clash with Idaho State in the Women's National Invitational Tournament, winning 66-56.

The team's success stemmed from a team-wide ability to hit free throws, with the home side converting 26 of 32 attempts from the line. The Wildcats also were able to feed the ball inside to freshman forward Cate Reese with great frequency, with the 6 foot 2 inch forward putting up a team-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds in the win.

Coach Adia Barnes thanked the fans that made their way to McKale for lighting a fire under her team. Barnes, who's gone 40-53 in three seasons in Tucson, said last Thursday's postseason debut is the start of what she hopes to be a basketball transformation for the women's game in Tucson.

"It means a lot, you know, to not playing the postseason for eight years and then come here with a great, great crowd," Barnes said. "So, everybody did their job and got the fans excited."

The importance of the team's postseason play was not lost on senior forward Destiny Graham, who was recruited to Tucson by former coach Niya Butts.

"It's a good feeling, and it also just shows how far we've come especially from the beginning of the season even though we struggled a little bit today playing them compared to the first time," Graham said. "I think we just fought, and they had some runs. We stopped them. We scored on offense when we needed to."

Graham, like Barnes, believed Thursday's game can serve as a turning point for a Wildcats program that hasn't qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2005.

"I think that it sets the tone,” Graham said. “I think this win kind of makes kids want to come here. I think it's setting history too, for the school, for the women's basketball team."

Barnes was proud of the play of freshmen like Reese, touching on how the team's younger players have a shot at building something special in Tucson.

"I think our freshmen, they're growing, they're getting more experience," Barnes said. "And remember, we've lost some close games to some really good teams. So I think all of that, it's paying off and I'm just proud, I'm proud of the fight.”

Taming the Tigers

The Wildcats continued their postseason torrent Sunday afternoon, taming the Pacific University Tigers, 64-48.

The second-round victory was wire-to-wire for Barnes’ squad, with the Wildcats outscoring Pacific 25-12 in the game’s first quarter, before taking a 35-29 lead into the half.

The Wildcats continued their offensive tour de force in the game’s second half, outscoring the Tigers, 29-19.

Three Wildcats finished Sunday’s contest in double figures, led by guard Aari McDonald, who scored 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting.

McDonald, who also finished with a team-high 7 assists in the victory, was joined in double figures by teammates Reese (16) and Dominique McBride (11).

McDonald also led the Wildcats in rebounding on Sunday, with 12 boards in 34:51 of game action.
Sunday’s win moves the Wildcats into the WNIT’s Sweet 16 round, where they’ll play the University of Idaho (22-11, 16-4) at McKale Center Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Claytoon of the Day: Mueller Time

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 9:53 AM

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Three Great Things To Do in Tucson Today: Monday, March 25

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM

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Friends of the Pima County Public Library Community Book Sale. Looking for a good book to read? Or looking for a book to add to your pile of books you’re looking forward to reading when you have more time? There’s always a good reason to buy a book, or a record, or a video, or an audiobook. All of these will be waiting for you at this sale. With 70 categories of books carefully curated and arranged, you’re sure to find something you like, and the special Best of Friends room will have collectible and gift-quality selections as well. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 25. Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club. Free. Details here.

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Adult Painting Class. Join Creative Juice Art Bar at Bianchi's Italian restaurant on Monday nights for some painting fun! This week's painting is tulips. There are happy hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Painting starts at 6:30 p.m. 3620 W. Tangerine Road. Details here.

Savage Streets. The Loft Cinema is showing Savage Streets. Watch Linda Blair fight back against a gang of punk rockers in a leather bodysuit equipped with a wicked crossbow. Admission is $4. 8 p.m. 3233 East Speedway Blvd. Details here.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

"Electrical Hypersensitivity" to be Discussed at Films Screenings around Tucson

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 2:39 PM

Magda Havas, associate professor at Trent University, will attend multiple film screenings across Tucson documenting the phenomenon of electrical hypersensitivity, a purported sensitivity to electrical and electromagnetic fields, which may cause numerous negative symptoms.

The first screening, Generation Zapped, takes place at The Loft Cinema and investigates "the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies from wireless technology". A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring a presentation by Havas, and a Q&A session. This free screening is co-sponsored by the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance and the Pima County 5G Awareness Coalition.

Screening and presentation dates:

Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Screening of the film Generation Zapped, with a panel discussion to follow
Free and open to the public

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association Town Hall
5230 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
5th Generation Wireless: How Do Changes in Federal and State Policies Impact Our Neighborhood?
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m.
University of Arizona College of Public Health
Drachman Hall, Room A120, UA North Campus
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Road
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Our Love Affair with Wireless Technology”
$5 in advance, $7 at the door, students free with student ID

19 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: March 22 to 24

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 1:30 AM

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Borderlands Turns 7. Borderlands Brewing Company is celebrating its seventh birthday, which I guess makes it one of the older breweries in Tucson. They’re planning a whole weekend of celebrations for the occasion, including performances by the local bands Black Cat Bones, Zero Miles to Empty and Kevin Pakulis. Participating food trucks include Blacktop Grill and Substance Coffee Diner. Festivities run from Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24. 119 E. Toole Ave. Details here.

Goliath: A Story Retold. So, we all know the story of David and Goliath. I say “David,” you say, “Go, underdog!” I say, “Goliath,” you say, “Booo!” But wait a minute! No one ever really heard Goliath’s side of the story, did they? In this show, choreographer Ashley Bowman has used the music of recording artist, songwriter and composer Zack Hemsey to tell that story. In this version, he’s a lonely, wandering anti-hero, just trying to find his own purpose in a world full of mythical creatures and discoveries. In David, he finds a powerful foe who provides the key to understanding. Goliath is danced by Marquez Johnson, David is danced by Jeffery Griffith, and a cast of eight dancers supports. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Pre-concert talk with the choreographer begins a half hour before showtime each day. Saturday night performance will be ASL interpreted. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd. $32. Details here.

Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair.
The Fourth Ave. Street Fair is one of those events that makes you hyper-aware of how quickly time is moving… didn’t we just have the winter street fair? Oh, that was four months ago? What year is it? How old am I? It’s the perfect way to soothe your angst about the passage of time, and also the perfect way to spend a March afternoon in Tucson. It brings more than half a million people to our sweet desert town, and brings you a perfect opportunity to get some shopping done for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all those spring weddings and birthdays coming up. 10 a.m. to dusk Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24. Fourth Avenue. Free. Details here.

Spring Break! Family Fun Day at the Farmer’s Market. Trail Dust Town and the Heirloom Farmers Markets are hosting a day full of fun for kids, families and anyone who enjoys food. So, everyone! Fifteen local vendors, live music, face painting and a kids’ area with hula hoops are just some of the offerings. They’ll also have $6 wristbands to provide unlimited access to the Ferris wheel, carousel and train. Many of the gift shops will be open as well, and Trail Dust Town’s newest neighbor, Millie’s Pancake Haus, will be serving breakfast and lunch. Let the games begin! 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 22. Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Free. Details here.
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The Illusionists. People on fire! People being cut in half! People making stuff disappear! People finding your card in really strange places! If you don’t think you like magic shows, maybe you just haven’t been to a really cool one yet. And The Illusionists, a direct-from-Broadway show featuring five of the world’s best illusionists, has shattered box office records all over the world with how good it is. So this would be a perfect example of a “really cool one.” Should you check it out? Abracadab-duh. 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22. 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. $10 off for students and $5 off for seniors and military (except for seats in the Gold Circle). $19 to $90. Details here.

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BREAKDOWN/BREAKTHROUGH. The Carport Theater is putting on this community performance event they’re describing as “metaphysical vaudeville,” which, as far as we’re concerned, should be a more common type of vaudeville. Through audience participation in a series of scenarios—one in which a young girl’s life is torn apart and she’s reborn as a she-wolf, one in which a betrayal is revealed, one in which someone recognizes an urgent, unmet need—the show tackles major issues like finding meaning and happiness. One of the lines in the show, for example, is, “Does my suffering offend? It may. Suffering offends both the one who tells and the one who listens.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. The Carport Theater, 3614 E. Presidio Road. Free, but reservations required, and can be made at Details here.
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The Secret Garden. We could all use a story about flowers and growth and redemption right about now, right? And we could especially use it in musical form. The story of little Mary Lennox’s search for the secret garden, and the life lessons, lifelong friends and life force she finds within herself along the way, is a timeless classic. Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this Tony Award-winning musical will have you feeling happy and hopeful. 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and March 29. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and March 30. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and March 31. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. $20 GA, $15 seniors/students/military, $10 kids 12 and under in advance. Prices increase $5 at the door. Details here.

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Heather Hardy Band. Heather Hardy has been playing piano since she was six and violin since she was nine, and has been featured on more than 200 albums in her career. Now, the blues artist is based in Tucson, where she plays with her band (though she spends several months of the year performing in New York). The band is playing at Monterey Court in this fundraiser for TIHAN, a local network of religious, secular, corporate and nonprofit organizations that provides support for people in Tucson living with HIV. It’s some seriously good music for a seriously good cause, so come on down to support and enjoy! 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 22. Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café, 505 W. Miracle Mile. $20 donation—or whatever else you’re able to give on top of that! Details here.

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Vegan Brews & BBQ at Crooked Tooth. Southern Fried Vegan is bringing their signature sustainable flavors to Crooked Tooth Brewing. Their soul food menu includes fried chickun, BBQ, mac ’n’ cheeze. jambalaya, beer-cheeze battered Beyond burgers, Cajun corn, totchos and more. 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23. 228 E. Sixth Street. Details here.

Speakeasy Party. While prohibition of alcohol was tossed out long ago, our fascination with the era is anything but. Espresso Art Café is hosting a special speakeasy party where you get to look the part, and drink the part as well! This annual party includes live music, dancing and drink specials. So you better dress up in your most dapper of attire and head on down before the Great Depression strikes! 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 23. 942 E. University Blvd. Details here.

WineDown with Wildlife. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is hosting their first wine festival! At the soiree, you’ll get to sip the best local and regional wines and celebrate World Wildlife Day at the same time. Wine producers include: Page Springs Cellars, Del Rio Springs Vineyard, Deep Sky Vineyard, Elgin Winery, AZ Hops and Vines, Lightning Ridge Cellars, Sonoita Vineyards and more. Also included are local foods, stargazing, live music and photo booths. Sponsored by Tucson Foodie. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. 2021 N. Kinney Road. General admission $40. Details here.
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Illusionist Rob Lake. Rob Lake has appeared and disappeared in front of audiences all over the world. Named “The Top Illusionist in the World” by Caesars Entertainment, Lake also appeared on season 13 of America’s Got Talent, and in 2008, he became the youngest magician in the world to receive the Merlin Award, the magic community’s highest honor. So yeah, he’s a pretty big deal. And who doesn’t love watching an entire man and entire motorcycle disappear from a stage in a blaze of fiery glory, or to watch someone safely be cut into several pieces? Don’t miss the magic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Desert Diamond Casino–Sahuarita, 110 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita. $32.50 to $52.50. Details here. 

Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona. No, it’s not monsoon season yet. It’s Davis-Monthan’s free air show and open house! See aircraft like the Air Force Thunderbirds, an A-10 Thunderbolt and a 22 Raptor, and watch a demo by U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The Red Bull helicopter and skydiving team will also be around to ooh and awe over, as will a shockwave jet truck. Big names in the world of aerobatic pilots, like Kirby Chambliss, Kent Pietsch and Vicky Benzing will be soaring through the air overhead, making you wonder why you never ended up pursuing your childhood dream of becoming a pilot. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 24. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, 5405 E. Granite St. Free. Details here.
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The Works of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim. The phaaaaantom of the opera is theeeeeere. And so is Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat; and Rose and Louise from Gypsy. Musical theater nerds unite! The works of two of the art form’s most iconic trailblazers are coming to the stage in one night full of incredible melodies, brilliant lyrics and an audience full of people who will probably be singing along. TSO and a cast of Broadway singers will perform selections from Webber and Sondheim’s works that will have you getting ready to join a local theater troupe. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. $15 to $96. Details here.

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Tohono Chul Spring Plant Sale. Maybe you’re good at keeping plants alive. Maybe you’re not. But hey, the only way to get better at something is to give it another try, right? With more than 1,200 species of plants, the Tohono Chul Spring Plant Sale is bound to have something sturdy enough to thwart even the most notorious “I forgot to water them for three weeks!”ers. You can even select specific blooming vegetation to attract local cuties like butterflies and hummingbirds. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24 Propagation Area at Tohono Chul, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Free admission during the sale. Details here.

The Urban Garden Festival + Plant Sale. Hosted by the Tucson Botanical Gardens, this event is dedicated to reconnecting people to their food while viewing (and purchasing) plants. There will be cooking demonstrations, food vendors, live music and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. $15. Details here.

Park Fest 2019. The Palo Verde Park Neighborhood Association is hosting their inaugural Park Fest event, a celebration of music, food and community connection. Park Fest 2019 features four music stages and three food trucks. The music lineup includes Chuckwalla, Paul Martin, Alégrate and more. Participating food trucks are Haus of Brats, Food Groupie Cafe and The Curry Pot. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24. 425 S. Mann Ave. Details here.

To Kill A Mockingbird. Turner Classic Movies’ Desert Hollywood chapter is screening the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s groundbreaking novel for their Big Screen Classics series. This multiple Oscar-winning legal drama features a powerful performance by Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and a young Robert Duvall and Boo Radley. This event also includes a film discussion after the screening. 4 to 7:40 p.m. Sunday, March 24. At the AMC Loews Foothills 15. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. $15. Details here.

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along. The Fox Theatre is showing a special screening of this recent musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum. More than a single-along, the Fox is also hosting a circus-inspired pre-show event, including fortune-telling Zoltar, mask fun for kids, a raffle and a museum of living oddities and curiosities. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24. 17 W. Congress St. $5. Details here.

Events compiled by Briannon Wilfong, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot and Jeff Gardner.

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XOXO: Where to Rock This Weekend, March 22 to 24

Posted By and on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 1:00 AM

March Mayhem features 21 Dreams, Oversic, Noise Field, In Lessons, Sinphonics, Gila Byte, Heroes Reunion. At 191 Toole. Details here.

On “Because I Can” this folksy crooner issues a caveat. “And you can take any part of me/Just know you are also leaving with this heart of mine.” Leila Lopez stirs the senses at Crooked Tooth Brewing. Details here.
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The Royal Agaves bring a jazzy sound drenched in sexy sax and groove to the House of Bards. Details here.

Emerging from Las Vegas, a city known for its glitz and glamour, Bravo Delta’s intelligent modern rock has exploded on rock radio. At Club XS. Mark Slaughter and Wild Side open. Details here.

This Orange County post-hardcore band are ready to take “Fists To Walls.” Takers Leavers will bludgeon the House of Bards. Elk Grove and Zero Miles to Empty take part in the demolition. Details here.
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Natty & The Sunset head Westbound at Mercado San Agustin Annex. Details here.

The ever prolific Gabi Montoya leads her conglomerate of folk/soul/blues/rock project, Juju Fontaine, to Arizona Beer House. Details here.

On the Eastside, blues/rock/reggae will spill out of the Chicago Bar from the Brian Berggoetz Band. Details here.

The sultry sounds of Miss Olivia and The Interlopers bring light to the Surly Wench Pub. Details here.

Featuring an ever revolving cast of esteemed pickers, Freddy Parish’s monthly residency, Dry ’n’ Dusty, takes the listener on a musical journey from Bakersfield to the Appalachian Mountains. At Exo Roast Co. Details here.

Stay on your toes. From Phoenix, the menacing sounds of Las Chollas Peligrosas will dominate this installment of El Tambó. At Hotel Congress. Dirtyverbs and guest DJ Rebyl spin before, after and in between. Details here.
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Gird your loins! KFMA Day will take siege of the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Leading the onrush: Post-grunge hard-rockers Shinedown, alt-rockers Papa Roach, English metalcorists Asking Alexandria and genre-hopping rapcorists Fever 333. Details here.
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Touching on various high notes from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, Tribute Takeover II finds Bucketfingers, Psycho 78, Ramonz, Wild Side and Cowboys ’N’ Hell exalt the music of Buckethead, Misfits, The Ramones, Mötley Crüe and Pantera. At the Rialto Theatre. Details here.

Homo La Flor: Queer Dance Party blooms at 191 Toole. DJs Mommy1ssues, Atlantis Moreupset, Robertitx, Daddy Slmbr Prty and Sissy Peniston spin. Details here.

Offering acoustic covers of modern bluegrass, folk and indie, October Intuition is at Saint Charles Tavern. Details here.
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Leila Lopez accompanied by bassist Brian Green entertain in the tasting room at Sand-Reckoner. Details here.

Brian White
and mandolinist Eric Hays (of Flagstaff’s Viola and the Brakemen) are at Crooked Tooth Brewing. Laura Jean and Keli Carpenter contribute sets. Details here.

Crazy Love unfetter their obsessive/compulsive sonic stylings at Passé during the Fourth Avenue Street Fair. Details here.

Galactivation: An immersive evening of art and sound promises a journey through the frequencies and live digital painting. Dance in a trance at Solar Culture. Details here.

In a fundraising event to benefit the Tucson Folk Festival, TKMA presents the Wayback Machine, JC & Laney, Sabra Faulk & friends (Petie Ronstadt and Bryan Matajecek) and the Jacob Acosta Band. At Monterey Court. Details here.

Bringing light and nostalgic euphoria, DJ NoirTech presides over the Desperately Seeking Susan ’80s Dance Party. At the Surly Wench Pub. Dress accordingly. Details here.
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These iconic composer’s works—Gypsy, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera—forever changed musical theater. Tucson Symphony Orchestra pays homage to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. At the Tucson Convention Center. Andy Einhorn is at the podium. Details here.

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On “Aden” this noir country singer-songwriter defiantly proclaims, “I grew up my father’s daughter/He said don’t take no shit from no one/You’ll never see me cry.” When just a teenager performing at a California coffee shop, a stranger left her a small note with a big prognostication scribbled on a dollar bill. Bear witness as Jade Jackson ascends the fabled stairway at 191 Toole. The heart-rending country of Freddy Parish lends support. Details here.

Their vocals are ethereal, electronic dance beats spartan and lyrics introspective. Closely examining desire, fantasy and loneliness, Boy Harsher “Face the Fire” at Club Congress. Backed by BOAN. Details here.

Filling the void with melody, The Unday provide momentary solace at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair. Details here.
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Playing classic dub reggae, Dub Society spread an irie vibe at Royal Sun. Details here.

Veteran metallists Fates Warning—flanked by Push, Fire By Rank and Tribulance—cast rune stones at House of Bards. Details here.

From the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest, these sibling’s harmonica, upright bass and acoustic guitar-driven repertoire spans from heart-rending ballads to barn-burning bluegrass numbers. The Brothers Reed bring their Dreams Tour to the Monterey Court. Details here.
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With its origins deeply rooted in the Gypsy culture of Spain, this traditional art form presents the interactions between song, dance and guitar, executed on a percussive wooden platform. Cantante Olivia Rojas, guitarrista Ismael Barajas, cajonista Jason Martinez and bailarína Melani “Mele” Martinez are Tablao Flamenco. At Exo Roast Co. Details here.

Similar in concept to Porch Fest, Park Fest 2019—an alcohol-free/family-friendly event—features food trucks and four stages chockful of live music. With performances by Chuckwalla, Paul Martin, Alégrate, Dakota Williams and the Message, The Gunrunners, Dulcet Chimera, Denise Lane, Bunny Kirby, Kristie Cunningham, Jamie O’Brien, T Town Ramblers and more. At Palo Verde Park. Details here.

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Staff Pick

Menopause the Musical!

The cast of four fabulous women shop for laundry at a Bloomingdale’s sale, sing 25 songs about… More

@ The Gaslight Music Hall Tue., March 19, 6-8 p.m., Wed., March 20, 6-8 p.m., Thu., March 21, 6-8 p.m., Fri., March 22, 6-8 p.m., Sun., March 24, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Mon., March 25, 6-8 p.m., Tue., March 26, 6-8 p.m., Wed., March 27, 6-8 p.m., Thu., March 28, 6-8 p.m., Fri., March 29, 6-8 p.m., Sun., March 31, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Mon., April 1, 6-8 p.m., Tue., April 2, 6-8 p.m., Wed., April 3, 6-8 p.m. and Thu., April 4, 6-8 p.m. 13005 N Oracle Rd

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