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Loco Motive
Interlocking Grip is on the move. (08/31/00)

Awry Sense Of Humor
Barbara Manning and the Giant Pantsworms? Just what the hell is going on? (07/27/00)

Avant Underground
The Second Annual Bisbee Underground Film Festival. (06/29/00)

Southern Discomfort
Live Theatre Workshop closes the season with another piece of Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy." (06/22/00)

Final Reward
Invisible Theatre closes a strong season with a light touch. (06/01/00)

Sizzling Send-Up
The Hot Rod-O-Rama lights up downtown this Saturday. (05/18/00)

Shining Sea To See
Newfoundland's Great Big Sea makes a splash at the International Arts Center. (05/04/00)

Daring Dissonance
The TSO ends its season with work by two maverick composers. (05/04/00)

Sanctifying Silliness
Bloodhut's charmed and dangerous cast gets away with mayhem. (05/04/00)

Cultural Countermeasures
The UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies sponsors The Iranian Film Festival. (04/27/00)

Centennial Side-Splitter
Geoff Hoyle explores "The First Hundred Years" of comedy at ATC. (04/20/00)

Table To Tell
A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room" comes to the Live Theatre Workshop. (04/20/00)

Fast, Cheap And Out-Of-This-World
The Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival packs more than 70 digital, documentary, animated and hand-drawn celluloid masterpieces into a mere 100 minutes. (04/20/00)

Amazing Grace
Invisible Theatre's "Grace & Glorie" is one of this season's best. (04/06/00)

Short Is Sweet
The Arizona International Film Festival explores The Reel Frontier of cinema through short films. (04/06/00)

Wanted: Lofty Idealist
After 26 years, Joe Esposito is ready to let the credits roll on the Loft Cinema. (04/06/00)

Getting Dizzy's
Dizzy G's is a diner lover's dream. (03/30/00)

Urban Watershed
A wash full of homeless people and a quagmire of local politics raise vital questions about our city's future. (03/23/00)

Manifest West
The free film series American Place in American Avant-Garde Film pays tribute to the West's most eloquent images. (03/23/00)

The Jig Is Up
Celtic music comes to local shores from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany. (03/16/00)

Taste Of Sweetwater
Emerging from personal pain and professional melodrama, singer-songwriter Alana Sweetwater has become a more mature, confident and polished performer. (03/09/00)

The Wit & The Wood
Arizona Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's perennially crowd-pleasing "As You Like It" is a hoot. (03/09/00)

Mazel Tov Cocktail
Borderlands Theatre's "Vilna's Got A Golem" is an ambitious undertaking dressed in motley clothing. (02/24/00)

Bush S.W.A.K.
"George Bush, Dark Prince of Love" is disturbing, sordid, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. (02/24/00)

Bevel's Back
After a year absence, Ned Schaper's surreal philosopher Mat Bevel returns in Atomic Honey. (02/17/00)

All The Rage In Cajun
The swamp couldn't be cooler than Balfa Toujours. (02/03/00)

Sound And Flurry
Composers Daniel Asia and Kip Haaheim call their Sacred and Profane concert an "electro-acoustic/digital event with dance, light and video projection"-is it multi-media innovation, or art with ADD? (02/03/00)

Historic Composition
Beethoven's music and words come together in Coyote Consort's Young Beethoven. (01/27/00)

Big Bad Bands
ATC's Side Man examines the lives of those both caught up in and caught outside of a strange cultural transition. (01/20/00)

Blind Sighted
Both visually and contextually, Molly Sweeney is a study in light and shadow. (01/20/00)

Soldier Of Fortune
Ceramist and former teacher Wendy Timm believes in "arming the innocent." (01/13/00)

The End Of The Year As We Know It
Still wondering what to do for the big night? Here's your best guide to fun, fun, fun! (12/23/99)

Shakespeare And Love
For the Shakespeare aficionado, Love's Labour's Lost is more light-hearted footnote than challenging work of art. (12/23/99)

Naughty And Nice
Borderlands' Annual Tucson Pastorela Subverts Rhyme And Reason To A Gentle End. (12/16/99)

The Vaude Squad
Arizona Theatre Company presents a zany production of The Mystery of Irma Vep. (12/09/99)

Right To Remain Silent
Reading this review may irreversibly limit your ability to enjoy the movie being hailed by lesser critics as one of this year's best. (12/09/99)

Fashionably Great
Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" is a rare story, well told. (12/02/99)

Sweet Susana
Susana Baca's main passion is to set the words of contemporary Latin American poets to music. (11/25/99)

Mission Accomplished
Inspired by Challenger astronaut Christa McAuliffe, "Defying Gravity" has much to uplift. (11/25/99)

Poet's Corner
Poets Jane Miller and Eleni Sikelianos read in the UA Poetry Center's Poetry Now and Next series. (11/25/99)

Motion Slickness
This weekend's six-fold program features two Arizona premieres, as well as the return of "Open 'til Three" and Toubassi's "Number 13." (11/18/99)

Flights Of Fancy
Finding new life for old planes. (11/11/99)

Simply Divina
Maria Callas, opera's most famous and infamous soprano, is as tragic a figure you'll find among the 41 operas she performed between 1939 and 1965. (10/28/99)

Andean Peek
Tucson's first Peruvian restaurant is a place where you'll feel at home reading the newspaper, talking to your kids, and trusting the chef with your cholesterol count. (10/28/99)

War Stories
Issues of racism, xenophobia, religion, education, sexism and veteran's rights all make their way into "Claudia's Family." (10/21/99)

Ecstatic Undertaking
The beauty, suffering and ecstasy encountered in the quest for enlightenment find a moving metaphor in "Rapture: Rumi." (10/14/99)

Gypsy Feat
Ökrös Ensemble has traveled all the way from Budapest to bring Hungarian and Transylvanian gypsy music to the Tucson masses. (09/09/99)

Ingenious Arrangement
Solo guitarist Leo Kottke plays two shows this weekend at the Temple of Music and Art. (08/26/99)