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Megadeth’s Mustaine plays fair after classical gig

Megadeth’s Mustaine plays fair after classical gig

Don’t be surprised if Dave Mustaine slips a little Mahler into his Megadeth set at the Pima County Fair Saturday night.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Tucson on Friday

Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Tucson on Friday

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Tucson for a show at Centennial Hall on Friday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Composer Charles Mingus was a prominent jazz musician with strong ties to California and New York, but his earliest days were spent in Southern Arizona.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Food Trucks assist animal nonprofits

Food Trucks assist animal nonprofits

Every Wednesday night, Mukhi and Roop Singh pull their Twisted Tandoor food truck into the empty dirt lot on the northwest corner of East Fort Lowell Road and North Campbell Avenue.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Celtic fiddle band mixes culture, sound

Celtic fiddle band mixes culture, sound

Irish fiddler Kevin Burke is always tickled to play in Tucson.

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Striker to the line: Vintage baseball tournament set this weekend in Bisbee

Striker to the line: Vintage baseball tournament set this weekend in Bisbee

A anachronistic experience awaits baseball fans who travel to Bisbee this weekend.

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West-side staple Bianchi's takes top spot in Wing Madness competition

West-side staple Bianchi's takes top spot in Wing Madness competition

Vincent Bianchi put extra effort into mustering support for the Arizona Daily Star’s Wing Madness competition.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The blues: Pride and joy of Cholla High band

The blues: Pride and joy of Cholla High band

The sounds coming from the music rehearsal room at Cholla High Magnet School were undeniable.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Two festivals festival forces are with us this weekend: Hullabaloo and Cyclovia

Two festivals festival forces are with us this weekend: Hullabaloo and Cyclovia

Two fast-growing Arizona traditions, hailing from opposite ends of the state, are joining forces in Tucson this weekend.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kon Tiki hits 50, throws big bash

Kon Tiki hits 50, throws big bash

Tucson’s longtime Polynesian playground, the Kon Tiki, will celebrate 50 years in business on Saturday.

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Music, family fun, frivolity —  a Hullabaloo stirs in Tucson

Music, family fun, frivolity — a Hullabaloo stirs in Tucson

More than 8,000 people showed up to partake in the fun and frivolity of last year’s Fourth Annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Cyclovia Ten

The Cyclovia Ten

You’d be hard pressed to take part in all of the activities Sunday’s Cyclovia Tucson event has to offer. • The daylong celebration of cycling and city streets has entertainment options on every block, from live music and dodgeball, to pick-up basketball games and capoeira demonstrations.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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South Tucson holding brand-new festival on Fourth Avenue on Sunday

Hullabaloo won’t be the only festival joining up with Cyclovia this year.

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New Tucson theater will offer meals with its movies

A new theater coming to Tucson plans to combine the experience of dinner and a movie.

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New performance art in store for third Moctoberfest

New performance art in store for third Moctoberfest

Flam Chen has some new material in store for the third annual Moctoberfest, happening Saturday in and around Mercado San Agustín.

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Bonamassa brings electric, acoustic mix to the Tucson Arena

Bonamassa brings electric, acoustic mix to the Tucson Arena

Joe Bonamassa will provide two wildly different shows when he performs at the Tucson Arena this Tuesday.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Schoolboy Q headlines hip-hop Rialto show

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Irish band cherishes symphony shows

Irish band cherishes symphony shows

The Irish-music band Cherish the Ladies has performed more than 250 shows with symphony orchestras around the world over the last 29 years.

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See city's reflection in Spring Street Fair

A mix of clouds and sun, but no rain, is in the forecast for this weekend’s Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair.

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Tucson anime convention grows

Tucson anime convention grows

The fifth annual Con-Nichiwa anime convention is settling into some bigger digs this year.

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Bus preservation drives local group

Bus preservation drives local group

A walk around the back lot of the Old Pueblo Trolley’s bus division restoration shop is like a time-traveling tour through Arizona’s mass-transit history.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kathleen Grace comes home: Performs 'No Place to Fall' tracks at Plush

Kathleen Grace comes home: Performs 'No Place to Fall' tracks at Plush

For as long as she can remember, singer-songwriter Kathleen Grace has been fiercely passionate about being a Tucsonan.

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Michigan roots band looks forward to sunny skies of Tucson

Michigan roots band looks forward to sunny skies of Tucson

Tucson will be a welcome change this winter for members of the roots music band, The Appleseed Collective.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Rocky Horror' shines at El Fishnet Fiesta

'Rocky Horror' shines at El Fishnet Fiesta

It’s easier than you think to fill three days with activities revolving around the 1975 cult hit, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's Wooden Nickel turns 30: Neighborhood bar to mark milestone on St. Pat’s Day

Tucson's Wooden Nickel turns 30: Neighborhood bar to mark milestone on St. Pat’s Day

Joseph Varela likes to call The Wooden Nickel Tavern the living room of the neighborhood.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's Sabino Canyon ready to rock: American Authors at fundraising event

Tucson's Sabino Canyon ready to rock: American Authors at fundraising event

Friends of Sabino Canyon have big expectations for Saturday’s 18th annual Music in the Canyon festival.

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John Oates goes for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum fundraiser

John Oates goes for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum fundraiser

A familiar face to Tucson music fans worked with John Oates — of Hall & Oates fame — on his upcoming solo release, “Good Road to Follow.”

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Food trucks and craft beer: the perfect pairing

Food trucks and craft beer: the perfect pairing

For a few afternoon hours last Sunday, perfection was a mesquite waffle and a tall glass of cold beer at Tap & Bottle on North Sixth Avenue.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Mike du Jour" replaces "Doonesbury" starting Monday

"Mike du Jour" replaces "Doonesbury" starting Monday

A big change is coming to the Star’s comics lineup.

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Music Briefs

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A cappella group sells out Rialto

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Dyson's visit to Tucson a longtime dream

Dyson's visit to Tucson a longtime dream

Mia Dyson has five albums worth of original material ready to roll for her debut visit to Southern Arizona next Thursday.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bring your dancing shoes: Free Caribbean and African cultural festival Saturday in South Tucson

Bring your dancing shoes: Free Caribbean and African cultural festival Saturday in South Tucson

This weekend’s Caribbean and African Cultural Festival at the Garden Kitchen on South Fourth Avenue means to saturate the senses.

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Upstart craft brewer to launch Kickstart campaign

Upstart craft brewer to launch Kickstart campaign

Group hopes to open microbrewery and taproom on the east side.

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Have some ragtime with your Irish jigs

Have some ragtime with your Irish jigs

Southern Arizona was new territory for the six-piece ensemble FullSet when it made its debut at the Berger Performing Arts Center in 2012.

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Sacred Harp: 'Singing for singing's sake'

Sacred Harp: 'Singing for singing's sake'

One of the oldest American musical traditions lives and breathes twice a month in midtown Tucson.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Candlelight champs run Harvest built on love

Candlelight champs run Harvest built on love

Harvest Restaurant’s victory over Café Poca Cosa in the Caliente Candlelight Madness competition seems like a fitting win for Harvest owners Reza and Lisa Shapouri.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Eaglesmith brings his "Tambourine" to Tucson

Eaglesmith brings his "Tambourine" to Tucson

Fred Eaglesmith has long been hailed as a master songwriter.

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Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

Barbershop choir sets concert, will deliver singing valentines

The toe-tapping harmonies of the Tucson Barbershop eXperience flowed freely from the rehearsal room and into the hallway of the Tucson Jewish Community Center late last month.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brothers planning restaurant, taproom downtown

Project in former design shop could open by year's end.

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Whiskey Myers makes Tucson debut at The Maverick

Whiskey Myers makes Tucson debut at The Maverick

Tucson is the last stop on the first tour out West for the Southern-rock outfit Whiskey Myers.

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Young the Giant looms large: Rialto among band's first stops on tour for 'Mind over Matter,' its second album

Young the Giant looms large: Rialto among band's first stops on tour for 'Mind over Matter,' its second album

Playing guitar wasn’t the only activity Jacob Tilley was up to the last time his band Young the Giant came through Tucson.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Thile hits Crowder Hall for UApresents show

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Kingston Trio has gigs lined up for the Temple

Kingston Trio has gigs lined up for the Temple

In 2012, The Kingston Trio did something unprecedented for a folk band with more than 55 years experience. It released an album of all new material.

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Two restaurants remain for romantic top spot

Two restaurants remain for romantic top spot

Two restaurants remain in the fight for the title of Tucson’s most romantic dining hot spot, in Caliente’s Candlelight Madness competition.

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Nimbus making the move into Big Apple market

Nimbus making the move into Big Apple market

Tucson brewer to begin distributing in New York City.

February 05, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Black sun releases final CD after death of leader

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Gem fest entertainment brings fire, reggae, psychedelic art

Gem fest entertainment brings fire, reggae, psychedelic art

With thousands of people pouring into the city during the annual Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, it makes sense that venues around town are attempting to shine a little brighter to attract those out-of-town dollars.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The John Coinman Band plays for Rhythm & Roots concert series on Saturday

The John Coinman Band plays for Rhythm & Roots concert series on Saturday

Expect to hear some new material when the John Coinman Band performs at a fundraiser for the Rhythm & Roots concert series at Club Congress on Saturday.

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Dillinger Days grows to celebrate milestone anniversary

The downtown presence of Dillinger Days will be bigger and better than ever before on the 80th anniversary of Dillinger’s capture in Tucson this weekend.

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Quinn pokes fun at Constitution in one-man show

Quinn pokes fun at Constitution in one-man show

Comedian Colin Quinn likes to aim high when thinking of topics for his one-man productions.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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