Miguel and Kitty Kat Live on Access Tucson

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Miguel Ortega, who has proven emcee cred thanks to the Fiesta Grande Steet Fair, and Powhaus' Jared "Kitty Kat" McKinley are co-hosting the Access Tucson TV Telethon live on
Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. There is an encore show on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and it replays through Dec. 31. You can watch it on cable on Access Tucson channel 99 (Cox)/74 (Comcast) and there's simultaneous streaming at www.accesstucson.org.

There's also going to be an online auction through the Access Tucson website with chances to bid on a night’s stay at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa with two days of golf; Watsu Aqua massages, gift certificates for Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and passes for the Loft Cinema, art by local artists, and dining at spots like Janos' Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails.

Entertainment during the telethon—with all proceeds going to keep Access Tucson running—will be provided by guitarist Gabriel Ayala, Powhaus Productions, singer/songwriter Amber Norgaard, blues musician Tom Walbank, comedian Robert Mac, and Kevin Hamilton of Southwest Soul Circuit.

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