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Guero Canelo Has Won a James Beard Award

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:18:00 -0700

(image) Tucson's Guero Canelo—celebrated for its Sonoran Dog—is one of five eateries that won a James Beard Award in the American Classics category. From the James Beard Foundation:



Legislation Launch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Two competing bills hit the state legislature this month. In the opening days of the Arizona Legislature's 54th session, two competing bills hit the stands this month, one in support of the state's medical marijuana industry, and one to start chipping away at it. The latest, from Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, aims to protect the state's medical marijuana program from the pesky federal government following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' blessing to U.S. attorneys to start pursuing charges against marijuana business and users.…



Vintage Vinyl

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Tucson’s The Grodes “Cry a Little Longer”/“She’s Got What It Takes” is “one of the most memorable tunes in the entire garage pantheon. To quote the G100 (a list of the the "100 most legendary U.S. garage 45s"): According to the combined opinion of many of the world's "top" '60s garage collectors, Tucson's The Grodes "Cry a Little Longer"/"She's Got What It Takes" is "one of the most memorable tunes in the entire garage pantheon...a monster pop masterpiece with power and finesse." The record stands proudly at No. 46 on this list.…



Know Your Product

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) We asked drummer Cody Badgley about the five albums that changed his life. Michigan-based emo rock outfit Speak Low If You Speak Love proudly wear their adoration for pop artists such as Taylor Swift on their sleeves. Not that these guys are at all chirpy and vacuous, but the melodic sensibilities certainly weave their way into the band's movie score-like music.…



XOXO...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) What musical happenings to see/do/hear in the coming weeks. MARK YOUR CALENDARS... Thursday, Jan. 18: Celebrating the release of Live at KXCI (Lonesome Desert Records) Austin Counts and Tom Walbank host a party at Tap & Bottle...…



Free Your Mind

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The Gem and Jam Festival is an odd combination of elements, however you look at it. The Gem and Jam Festival is an odd combination of elements, however you look at it. Now in its 12th year, the event merges a gem, mineral and fossil showcase with live jam band and electronic music.…



Reel Indie

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) This week in the Tucson indie scene. Jon Jost & Ralph White: American Transcendence. If you like America and you like experimental art (and, let's face it, you're in Tucson so of course you do), head over to Exploded View Gallery/Microcinema for a night of outsider music and film.…



Power of the Press

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Perhaps the most important journalistic battle in American history gets the Spielberg treatment. Perhaps the most important journalistic battle in American history gets the Spielberg treatment in The Post, starring a stellar cast that includes Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The film explores The Washington Post's decision to print the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam in 1971, a move that raised the ire of then President Richard Nixon, and put the careers of people like paper owner Kay Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) in major jeopardy.…



Sour Grapes

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) I wish I could say that Rogue's production brings Grapes of Wrath to theatrical life with the vigor and imagination we see on their stage so often. Relentless. Ponderous.…



Desert Corridors

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) A giant pile of crinkled paper spheres rises up to the rafters in the Tohono Chul gallery. A giant pile of crinkled paper spheres rises up to the rafters in the Tohono Chul gallery. Made out of delicate tissue-paper dress patterns, the irregular circular shapes also dangle from walls and occupy corners.…



Dive In!

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) When Boondocks closed, longtime residents squealed: "No! What's going to happen to that crazy big chianti bottle?" When word got out that the old Boondocks Lounge on North First Avenue was closing, the collective cries from longtime Tucson residents squealed: "No! What's going to happen to that crazy big chianti bottle?" Then, when the Boondocks finally did shut down in late 2016, there was another aggregate wail of remorse: "No! Now where are we going to get our five-dollar meatloaf every Monday and hear local blues rock bands?"…



Danehy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) It is not fair or proper in life to stereotype people. I know that I have been guilty of it in the past, but I’m going to try to get better. It is not fair or proper in life to stereotype people. I know that I have been guilty of it in the past, but I'm going to try to get better.…



The Skinny

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Martha McSally is off into the wild blue yonder We Have Takeoff Martha McSally is off into the wild blue yonder…



Still Dreaming

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The fate of Dreamers is uncertain, prone to the whims of a president whose policy demands change faster than his staff. The fate of Dreamers is uncertain, prone to the whims of a president whose policy demands change faster than his staff. And despite the stress and trauma that accompanies not knowing if their daily lives will be turned upside down, Dreamers continue to rally, knock on lawmakers' doors and tell their stories.…



Police Dispatch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) He simply stated that "the crock pot was about chemistry and that he was very interested in chemistry." East Fifth Street, Dec. 1, 2:20 p.m. University of Arizona student-housing authorities were concerned when they noticed a new dorm resident moving in with an odd-looking contraption they immediately associated with what one might call "street chemistry," a UA Police Department report stated.…



Police Dispatch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The subject remained at large at the time of the report, presumably doing as he pleased. Foothills Area, Dec. 29, 6:15 pm. A blasé though boorish man took what he wanted from a convenience store and left without paying, declaring simply that he'd prefer not to pay ... just as he obviously preferred not to be looked at and not to get caught (which he didn't), according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.…



Kids on the Run

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) In a clear sign that the number of unaccompanied minors is again surging at the southwest border, a shelter for these youngsters hosted a job fair last month. In a clear sign that the number of unaccompanied minors is again surging at the southwest border, a shelter for these youngsters hosted a job fair last month. After a drastic and steady decrease in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported a 23 percent increase in the number of "unaccompanied alien children" apprehended at the border from October to November of 2017.…



Editor's Note

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) This week, staff writer Danyelle Khmara digs into the life of Branden Roth, a 24-year-old man who was killed in Pima County Jail last year. This week, staff writer Danyelle Khmara digs into the life of Branden Roth, a 24-year-old man who was killed in Pima County Jail last year. She tells you who Branden was: A kid who slipped up a few too many times and couldn't get it together.…



Death Sentence

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0700

(image) When the guard at Pima County Jail found Branden Roth, he was lying on the floor of his cell, covered in blood. I'm sorry to be putting you guys through this... I hope you guys know I love you and I will miss you but I'll be back.…



All School Districts Are Not Created Equal in Ducey's Budget

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:59:00 -0700

(image) Chandler, Queen Creek and Vail school districts all have more than their share of students from higher income families. Over two years, beginning with the 2017-18 budget and continuing with Ducey's proposed budget for 2018-19, all of them share in $152 million to build schools in their districts, assuming Ducey's budget makes it through the legislature intact.…



Marbles Needs a Home

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:20:00 -0700

(image) Hi, I’m Marbles!

I am an energetic 1 year old boy who can’t wait to meet the purr-fect family! I am a very outgoing and friendly boy.…



Will Congress Find an Agreement That Protects the DREAMers From Deportation?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:32:00 -0700

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The fate of DREAMers is uncertain, but one one Tucson DREAMer is confident Congress will find a legislative fix to replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Jesus Lucero, a member of Scholarship A-Z, an organization that works for access to higher education and equal rights for young immigrants, recently spent two-and-a-half weeks in the halls of Congress, telling politicians his story.…



On Trump’s Watch, Another Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at The Border

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:08:00 -0700

(image) In a clear sign that the number of unaccompanied minors is again surging at the southwest border, a shelter for these youngsters hosted a job fair last month.

After a drastic and steady decrease in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported a 23 percent increase in the number of “unaccompanied alien children” apprehended at the border from October to November of 2017.

Pima County, which shares about 100 miles with Mexico’s border, is home to a Southwest Key Programs facility, providing shelter for children and adolescents often fleeing violence in Central America. It was once an apartment complex called College Place, its leasing office designed like a hotel lobby, welcoming university students to their new home.…



Survive and conquer: Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins guide Arizona past Oregon State, 70-62

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:01:31 -0700

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The fate of the Arizona Wildcats flipped on a highlight reel, rim-rattling dunk by sophomore guard Rawle Alkins.




Laughing Stock: Seven-Year Niche

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:12:00 -0700

(image) It’s been seven years since Donnie Cianciotto first made mayhem of Broadway’s greatest hits with a cast of actors and improvisers in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2012, he moved the project to Tucson, where his artistic vision, Musical Mayhem, grew such strong roots it survived its founder’s success.…