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click to enlarge Thundercat at Hotel Congress

Julius Schlosburg

Thundercat at Hotel Congress

The primary election has finally arrived, so we'll know the results of most of the races out there by the end for the night on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (This is Pima County, so it's entirely possible that some races could be close enough that we'll have to wait a few days for all those late-arriving "early ballots" to get counted.) Will we see Republican Martha McSally take on Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the U.S. Senate race? Which of the half-dozen or so Democrats will emerge to face Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in the race for McSally's Congressional District 2 seat? Will 21-year-old Keith Bee Jr. ride his dad's name right to a judgeship in Pima County's Justice Court? These questions and many others will be answered next week.

We'll be going to press with our next edition before the votes are counted next week, but if you want to find results, reaction and reassessments, head over to TucsonWeekly.com on Election Night.

To help you recover from your primary hangover, Hotel Congress will be launching this year's HOCO Fest on Wednesday of next week. The five-day music festival, which continues through Labor Day weekend, has expanded beyond Hotel Congress this year, adding a few additional venues for what is an ever-changing celebration of a wide range of genres. Our music team of Jeff Gardner, Christopher Boan, Eric Swedlund and Linda Ray have teamed up to capture some of the highlights in this week's Music section.

Elsewhere this week: Arts writer Margaret Regan talks with Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera ahead of their Tucson reading on Saturday night; Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith finds out what's up with those dragons in a neighborhood near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base; Chow writer Mark Whittaker wishes Sausage Deli a happy 40th birthday; movie critic Bob Grimm says Alpha does not lead the summer movie pack; Jonathan Hoffman, the libertarian columnist at the morning daily, responds to TW columnist Tom Danehy's critique of his work; Police Dispatch correspondent Anna Mirocha digs into the mystery of the thief who made off with doggie meds from a Foothills home; Cannabis 520 columnist Nick Meyers takes note of some beer companies that are looking to partner with marijuana distributors to brew some pretty dope beer; and there's plenty more, so dig in and find out what's happening in this town.

— Jim Nintzel Executive Editor

Hear Nintz talk about what's happening in Tucson's entertainment scene Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during The Frank Show on KLPX, 96.1 FM.

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