Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Things to do, Tuesday, Jan. 28

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:23 PM

The Summer Guests: A Rescue Story. This new novel by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe is about a group of evacuees fleeing the coasts of Florida and South Carolina when threatened by a hurricane. But, more than that, it’s about how sometimes during the worst of circumstances, you learn about what is truly important, and you find new beginnings. For this event at the Oro Valley Public Library, Monroe will be doing a reading, a Q&A session and a book signing. What a treat! 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Free.

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Rear Window. For their Tuesday Night Classics series, Harkins Theatres is screening one of the Master of Suspense’s crowning achievements. Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, Rear Window tells of a housebound magazine photographer who starts noticing some fishy happenings around his neighborhood. It’s a genius plot filled with crime, romance and mystery. Only Alfred Hitchcock could make a movie about a guy staring out the window this thrilling. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Dr. & 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz. $5.

Named after the personification of a Hindu god—the destroyer of ego and ultimately the universe—this Portland quartet have been chasing worldly illusion, while altering brain chemistry, since 2006, with their fey brand of psychedelic garage rock. The Shivas promise a bombastic, explosive and communal Rock ‘n’ Roll experience. At Club Congress…

UA Presents baritone Thomas Hampson. Examining the role of core American values such as freedom and brotherhood, Song of America: Beyond Liberty takes the audience through centuries of songs, anecdotes, historical monologues and poetry readings. Featuring pianist Lara Downes. At Centennial Hall…

“Cum on Feel the Noize.” From New York, instrumental power math duo Shake The Baby Til the Love Comes Out, bring Growth and Healing Through Bringing Others Down (2019) to Blacklidge Community Collective. Experimental/noise rockers Kyrge and RNA help to charge the air…

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Art You Can Eat!

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:15 PM

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Every culinary competition worth watching comes down to those final moments when contestants skillfully arrange their creations on the plate before the dish is judged.

That’s where the drama unfolds.

Tucson Foodie understands this and will present their 2nd annual Art of Plating competition at the Copenhagen Furniture Store on Thursday, January 30. The best chefs from across the Old Pueblo will showcase their plating skills and duke it out for bragging rights. Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

“It's a fast-paced competition that’s a combination of delicious food that has to be beautiful,” said Jennifer Teufel Schoenberger, event organizer and partner at Tucson Foodie. “It has to be beautiful, interesting and have a creative presentation, but at the same time it has to taste delicious.”

Chefs will be paired up and compete head to head in five-minute rounds until the top plating chef emerges. This year’s event will feature 11 chefs, such as last year’s Art of Plating winner, Chef Gina Skelton of First We Eat Catering and Confections, and Dominique Stoller, owner of Doma’s Delights, who won last year’s Knife Fight, a local underground culinary competition.

Newcomer to the competition, Wendy Gauthier, owner of Chef Chic Catering and Events, says she’s a little nervous since the best of the best in Tucson’s culinary community will be competing, but she’s also excited to show what she can bring to the table.

“We’ve been playing with how to plate it and I think we’re ready,” Gauthier said.

Her staff at Chef Chic helped her come up with their dish, a goat cheese custard with a celery sorbet and roasted beets. While they may be ready, Gauthier said they’re still testing things out just to see if anything can be visually improved.

“No matter what I think in my head of how something is going to look, it’s never how it turns out,” Gauthier said with a chuckle. "In our heads we were going to put this one component on, and then we put it on and we were all like...no...no."

Guests at the event will be able to view the dishes in their full culinary glory before sampling the beautiful creations. Drinks from Sand-Reckoner Vineyard and Ten55 Brewing Company will also be complementary to attendees.

The event will be judged by international food and beverage writer Edie Jarolim, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona CEO Michael McDonald and Tucson Museum of Art CEO Jeremy Mikolajczak.

This year’s Art of Plating will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-plating-tickets-72735330331. Copenhagen Furniture Store is located at 3660 E. Fort Lowell Road. 

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Claytoon of the Day: Impeach The Galoot

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:08 PM

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Grandmother Sentenced to 21 Years for Killing Twin Grandsons

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM

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On Monday, Jan. 27, Dorothy Flood was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing her twin grandsons, according to the Pima Superior Court. Flood, a Flowing Wells-area resident, pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter after a December plea deal lowered her initial charges of first-degree murder.

Flood, 56, was arrested by police on Friday, April 5, 2019, after her twin autistic grandsons, aged 8, were found dead with “obvious signs of trauma” in their home. Flood, the twins’ guardian, told the police “she alone was responsible for her grandchildren’s deaths.”

According to Pima Superior Court documents, on Thursday, April 4, 2019, Flood shot the boys twice each, and then attempted to kill herself by taking an “unknown quantity of prescription medication.”

Northwest Fire District personnel responded to a medical call at their home on the 2400 block of West Kessler Place. Upon arrival, medical personnel found Flood unresponsive in the house. While providing medical care to her, they found the bodies of the boys with gunshot wounds to their heads and torsos.

The victims were identified as Jaden and Jordon Webb, who were nonverbal and severely autistic, according to court records. Flood became guardian of the boys in March 2017 after their mother, Kristen Webb, died in February 2017. The boys’ father is unknown. Flood had no previous criminal record in Pima County.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Claytoon of the Day: Bigger Than Ukraine

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM

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Adoptable Pets: Cyclops Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:16 PM

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“Hi, I’m Cyclops and I bet you can guess why they named me that! I’m only 10 months old and can be a bit shy at first, but I love being pet, brushed, and having my head scratched. I like to play with my toys, and really want a nice, comfy, warm bed to relax on! You can meet me at HSSA’s Main Campus at 635 W Roger Rd. Or give our adoptions counselors a call at (520) 327-6088 ext 173 for more information. “

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Steff and the Articles Blow Out 10 Candles

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM

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Featuring whimsical string layers, an airtight rhythm section—equally adept at playing improvisational jazz rhythms in odd time signatures as straight ahead 4/4 pop rock—“girlish vocals” coyly delivering “quirky” lyrics, Steff and the Articles came together in 2009, as a vehicle for singer-songwriter Steff Koeppen to give her piano-based songs wheels.

The band is comprised of drummer Tom Beech, violinists Jessica Muiseke-Wilkison and Katie Vargas, guitarist Johny Vargas, bassist Christopher Pierce and Koeppen on piano.

Kismet. They released their self-titled debut in 2010.

Koeppen details their sound as an indie alternative, pop band.

"We produce piano-based songs which touch on jazz, folk, and classical styles while maintaining an accessible, pop-oriented sound.”

Recorded at home, the band released their follow-up album Stories You Can't Tell in 2012. A single from that record, “Two Cities,” received rotation on MTV Networks. Why It Was So - EP came in 2013. And, their latest full-length, teeming with infectious pop candy, Timekeeper, dropped in 2017.

Subsequently, Steff and the Articles toured throughout the Southwest, West Coast and Mexico—along the way opening for national acts Holychild, Great Big World, Copeland and others.

After carving out their own unique “Corner of the World,” Koeppen reflects on the past decade. “We’ve written a full adventure together, and now we get to celebrate a decade’s worth of music and art that came from that," she said.

As for the future, “No concrete plans at the moment. It’s looking like we’re all taking most of February off, after a crazy-busy winter. Then hitting it again in the spring/summer.”

Pierce expanded on their tour plans.

“We've been talking about doing some more touring and working on new music, which I am super-stoked about," he said. 

Steff and the Articles
celebrated their 10 Year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 191 Toole. Dirt Friends and Night Weather added to the festivities.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Trailer Fire on Tucson's Northwest Side

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 2:30 PM

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One local resident and two dogs are displaced after their home caught fire on Tucson’s Northwest side. 


Northwest Fire District responded to a report of fire at the corner of Carapan Avenue and West Palm Vista Street at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, said Brian Keely, Public Information Officer at Northwest Fire District. Crews had the blaze under control by 1:25 p.m., according to Keely. 


“We prevented (the fire) from spreading into any exposures on the other side,” Keely said. “It’s contained to just the one double-wide mobile home.”


Keely said it’s unknown at this time if anyone was home or if there were any injuries caused by the blaze at this time. 


Northwest Fire District fire investigators are on the scene. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. 

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World Flute Concert

World flute virtuosos Gary Stroutsos and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos come together for an evening of meditative soundscapes… More

@ San Pedro Chapel Fri., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road.

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