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Food truck cooks up Caribbean eats

Food truck cooks up Caribbean eats

Mobile eatery specializes in Cuban, Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island food. 

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Music news from the Tucson area.

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Breakfast battle set to begin

Breakfast battle set to begin

Thirty-two restaurants will face off for breakfast dominance.

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Topiary artist shows shear talent

Topiary artist shows shear talent

Tucson man ups his topiary talents after Disneyland trip.

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Brushfire settles into the ice cream biz

Brushfire settles into the ice cream biz

East-side shop offers small-batch creations. 

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BICAS brings the heat on benefit ride

BICAS brings the heat on benefit ride

How does a 15-mile bike ride in the summer heat sound?

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Mr. Cookman's serves New Orleans-style barbecue

Mr. Cookman's serves New Orleans-style barbecue

Food Truckin' with Gerald

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Olé Mexican Grill takes top spot in Salsa Madness

Olé Mexican Grill takes top spot in Salsa Madness

Northwest-side favorite dominates salsa competition 

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Vietnamese treat hits Tucson Streets

Vietnamese treat hits Tucson Streets

Food veteran takes bánh mì on the road.

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Malaysian pop star breaking new ground

Malaysian pop star breaking new ground

She sings. She owns a clothing company. Now she's in the US.

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Food hybrids: A mashing success

Food hybrids: A mashing success

Local chefs mix up ingredients, flavors to create one-of-a-kind, palate-tempting combinations.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Salsa Madness is down to two

Caliente’s own Super Bowl of salsa kicks off today as the final round of Salsa Madness gets underway.

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Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music scene

Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music scene

Fox Theatre gives sneak peek at fall season

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Weekly Food Fest launches Friday on North Fourth Avenue

Weekly Food Fest launches Friday on North Fourth Avenue

Food In Root, a local startup responsible for eight new farmers markets in the Tucson area over the last two years, has plans for another regular event along North Fourth Avenue.

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This weekend: Bacon Fest set to sizzle at Kino

Last year’s inaugural Arizona Bacon Fest was a bit of a delicious disaster.

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Big news for two Tucson music fests: Tucson Jazz Festival, Desert Bluegrass Festival

Big news for two Tucson music fests: Tucson Jazz Festival, Desert Bluegrass Festival

Major announcements were made on Tucson’s music festival front recently. One longtime fest is on hiatus until 2015. Another, set to launch in January, is expected to generate national attention.

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Gigi's Peruvian fusion food truck gets bigger

Gigi's Peruvian fusion food truck gets bigger

Sandra Campana, owner of the Gigi’s Mexican & Peruvian Fusion food truck, is gearing for an upgrade this month.

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Salsa Madness Round Three: Four rally fans to advance

With only four restaurants left in Caliente’s Salsa Madness competition, it is easy to see which eateries have been rallying their legions of fans.

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Austin band to bring 'trashgrass' to Tucson

Austin band to bring 'trashgrass' to Tucson

Whiskey Shivers comes to town with new music and television tales.

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Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music scene

Music notes: What's happening in Tucson's music scene

Neon Trees brings pop hits to Rialto

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Salsa Madness: Titans of salsa get smoked in round 2

The three-day weekend didn’t keep Tucson’s salsa fans from voting for their favorites in the second round of Caliente’s Salsa Madness competition. The competition was fierce as top-tiered restaurant dynasties and local hotspots continued to fall.

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Private pilot's gelato trailer takes off

Private pilot's gelato trailer takes off

As our desert town settles into triple digit temperatures, Tucsonan Ken Dungey has made venturing into the heat this summer a little bit sweeter.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Memorial Day poem: Tucsonan, 81, honors the fallen

William C. Ross, 81, is a Tucson resident who spent 22 years working on- and off-air for radio stations in Knoxville, Tenn., Norfolk, Va., and Pittsburgh. In 2009, Ross, now retired, began writing a poem a day using words from dictionary.com as a way to keep his mind sharp. Ross continues to…

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Food Truckin' with Gerald: Charitable food truck rallies expand reach

Food Truckin' with Gerald: Charitable food truck rallies expand reach

Earlier this year, I reported on the regular Wednesday night Food Truck Rallies taking place on the Northwest corner of North Campbell Avenue and East Fort Lowell.

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Saturday: Phoenix rock band brings national hit to KFMA Day

Saturday: Phoenix rock band brings national hit to KFMA Day

KFMA Day returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday for its annual installment of heavy guitars and hard rock under the sweltering summer sun.

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Second Café Passé to open at El Rio health clinic

A second Café Passé will soon open in the lobby of the new El Rio Community Health Center Congress Clinic, 839 W. Congress St.

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Song yields great big success for visiting band

Song yields great big success for visiting band

Six months ago, A Great Big World made its great big Tucson debut as the opening act for The Fray during a My 92.9 promotional concert at Hotel Congress.

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Keb' Mo' goes back to his roots on 'BLUESAmericana'

Keb' Mo' goes back to his roots on 'BLUESAmericana'

A lot has changed in the music industry since Kevin Moore launched his blues music career under the name Keb’ Mo’ 20 years ago.

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Food Truck Spotlight: Bam Bam Mexican Asian Fusion

Food Truck Spotlight: Bam Bam Mexican Asian Fusion

Fans of fusion cuisine need look no further than the big, red Bam Bam food truck.

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Siezed

Siezed

Ventura-Pacific Development locked The Abbey out of its foothills home today over an unpaid debt. 

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Music Briefs: A roundup of Tucson music shows and highlights

Music Briefs: A roundup of Tucson music shows and highlights

Wainright to serenade Tucsonans at Fox

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Hot Wheels royalty to serve as grand marshal at Rodders Days event

Hot Wheels royalty to serve as grand marshal at Rodders Days event

There is a reason Larry Wood is known in certain circles as Mr. Hot Wheels.

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Comedian Esparza is an Eegee's enthusiast

Comedian Esparza is an Eegee's enthusiast

Stand-up comedian Felipe Esparza’s fondest memory of Tucson was the first time he tasted the ranch fries from Eegee’s.

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11th annual Pie Party this Saturday at Mercado San Agustín

11th annual Pie Party this Saturday at Mercado San Agustín

The pies will be plentiful at the 11th annual Pie Party this Saturday at Mercado San Agustín.

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Pie party to offer sweet, savory slices for nonprofits

The pies will be plentiful at the 11th annual Pie Party this Saturday at Mercado San Agustín.

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Food Truck Spotlight: Bar-B-Que Rush

Food Truck Spotlight: Bar-B-Que Rush

Bar-B-Que Rush, the first in Caliente’s new Food Truck Spotlight series, was a trailer born for promotion.

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Food Network show races into Tucson

Food Network show races into Tucson

A small army of out-of-town food trucks will serve Tucson residents this weekend as part of filming for the fifth season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”

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It's a Croll world: British musician with songs on 2 hot video games last year plays new Tucson venue

It's a Croll world: British musician with songs on 2 hot video games last year plays new Tucson venue

English musician makes his Tucson debut Friday

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Dog menu a howling hit at Delectables Restaurant & Catering

Dog menu a howling hit at Delectables Restaurant & Catering

Delectables Restaurant & Catering has a habit of turning man’s best friend into a favorite dinner companion.

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Folk fest recruits local talent for headline spots

Folk fest recruits local talent for headline spots

Two Tucson acts known for their good, old fashioned roots music are slated to headline this year’s Tucson Folk Festival.

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MarchFourth Marching Band members feel at home while out on the road

MarchFourth Marching Band members feel at home while out on the road

Being a member of Portland’s MarchFourth Marching Band means never having to go without good sleep, at least while on the road.

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Trampled by Turtles make their way to Tucson quicker than you think

Trampled by Turtles make their way to Tucson quicker than you think

Members of Minnesota’s Trampled by Turtles will be arriving in style when the band plays the Rialto Theatre Monday.

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Iglesias a little less fluffy at AVA Saturday

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Los Lobos recruit White Elementary mariachi program members to open Tucson show

Los Lobos recruit White Elementary mariachi program members to open Tucson show

Los Lobos will have some very special guests when the band takes the stage at the Rialto Theatre Friday night.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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