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Best Indoor Venue

Rialto Theatre

"I Ain't Got Nobody" was the Rialto's lament through years of disuse. Now in the throes of a remodeling to compete with/complement the Fox Theatre at the other end of Congress, this former vaudeville venue from the 1920s is now singing "I Want to Be Loved by You." Thanks to sound experts, whose tune was "There'll Be Some Changes Made," improvements such as new acoustic tiles have vastly improved the concert-going experience. What's next? "You'd Be Surprised." Plans call for further improvements and more concerts like the upcoming premiere of the Calexico/Iron and Wine collaboration. Everybody knows these next ones, so sing along: "Strike up the Band," because "Ain't We Got Fun!"

Runners up:

2. Centennial Hall, University of Arizona, 1020 E. University Blvd., 621-3341
3. Plush, 340 E. Sixth St., 798-1298

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