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The Fixx lead singer Cy Curnin hasn’t been shy about sharing his political beliefs from his start in 1979 through the English band’s new album, “Every Five Seconds.”

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Tom Miller’s writing career has sent him around the world, from Cuba to Spain and throughout the American Southwest. After nearly 50 years of underground journalism and travel writing, Tucson resident Miller’s latest project looks inward. Where Was I? A Travel Writer’s Memoir documents Mille…

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With parents who honored the communal nature of the evening meal, Tyler Lapotosky and his siblings cherished the nightly family dinner tradition as kids growing up in northwestern Vermont. Decades later, that tradition continues in the way Chef Lapotosky will connect his guests at a wine din…

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One musician’s efforts to support a group of students is now a nationwide nonprofit that teaches guitar at underserved schools coast to coast. The Tucson-based nonprofit Lead Guitar fosters discipline and a love of art through guitar ensemble classes, partnering with dozens of schools in six…

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Nightly temperatures are dipping into the 40s and Christmas lights are adorning the hillsides. Aside from these being a reminder that you really have to get started on that holiday shopping, it also means holiday festivals and events will be filling the calendars!

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BrewLights 2021. The Reid Park Zoo is hosting the hoppiest event of the holiday season. The zoo is teaming up with local craft breweries so you can enjoy the flavors of Tucson while taking in holiday lights and faux-snow. Participating breweries include Barrio Brewing, Catalina Brewing, Blac…

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Wearing a Santa Claus outfit and a smile so big and sincere that we could see it through her mask, our waitress at the Gaslight Theatre asked us if we were celebrating anything special this evening.

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Part museum, part zoo, part art studio, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has brought Tucson residents closer to desert wildlife for more than 60 years. Beyond an appreciation for the beauty of our surrounding landscape, the Desert Museum aims to help visitors understand and connect with natu…

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Enchanted Snowfall at La Encantada. Snow is in the forecast for Tucson this holiday season (sort of). The foothills’ favorite shopping mall is bringing back their fake flurries of snow in their open-air courtyard, complete with a large Christmas tree on display. The snowfall will also come w…

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Enchanted Snowfall at La Encantada. Snow is in the forecast for Tucson this holiday season (sort of). The foothills’ favorite shopping mall is bringing back their fake flurries of snow in their open-air courtyard, complete with a large Christmas tree on display. The snowfall will also come w…

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More than a dozen craft breweries call Tucson home. Despite this, downtown’s Pueblo Vida Brewing has never been forced to differentiate themselves in order to survive—it just comes naturally. 

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Joel-Peter Witkin’s next exhibition is at the Louvre in Paris next year. It will no doubt be a mesmerizing show, but Tucsonans don’t have to fly across the Atlantic to see his lauded photography. 

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Trek Bicycle in Oro Valley is hosting the Thanksgiving themed food drive for those with two wheels from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday Nov. 21. The event is being put on with the support of other local businesses to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 

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Marana Middle School students are asking you to help ensure local families in need have a holiday season that’s merry and bright by donating to the Charlie’s Angels Program.

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Movies on the Lawn. The Town of Oro Valley is hosting the final entry in its free community film series this weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center will show Pixar’s adventure film “Onward,” which released last year. The children’s movie follows two e…

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Whiskey del Bac co-founder Stephen Paul admits he started his career making “a lot of bad whiskey.” But perseverance and refining techniques have resulted in one of Tucson’s most beloved and recognizable liquors. This month, Whiskey del Bac celebrated a decade in business—what was once a fiv…

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It’s that time of the year again: The holidays are here! And the staff of Tucson Local Media is ready to help you find one-of-a-kind local gifts for everyone on your list. Take a look and support local stores while you buy!

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Sundays in the Garden. The Tohono Chul botanical gardens is continuing their fall concert series this Sunday with flamenco guitarist Misael Barraza-Diaz. A member of UA’s Fred Fox School of Music, Barraza-Díaz has received 10 first places in international competitions. Born in Hermosillo, So…

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“Day of the Cowboy” at Madaras Gallery. The foothills art gallery by Diana Madaras is celebrating the national “Day of the Cowboy” with lasso demos and a talk from real-life Arizona cowboys. Alan Day and Russell True will both speak at the Gallery to share their experiences and sign books. T…

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Sundays in the Garden. The Tohono Chul botanical gardens is continuing their fall concert series this Sunday with classical guitarist LeeLee Hunter. Hunter is pursuing a PhD in Musicology at the University of Arizona where her research focuses on 19th century guitar music and early 20th cent…

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Anyone who’s participated in a Day of the Dead parade knows how plentiful and unique the festivities are. In Tucson, the holiday is even more specialized. So in order to capture the various sides of Day of the Dead, a book would have to draw on numerous sources and cultures—and that’s exactl…

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TOMBSTONE – Larry Widen believes ghosts and spirits have unfinished business in the human world. In what’s considered one of Arizona’s most-haunted towns, where ghosts lurk on practically every corner, his Ghost City Tours combine the Wild West history of Tombstone with stories of spirits wh…

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Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Halloween Party. Everybody loves some good free family fun, but it’s increasingly hard to come by one event with all three parts these days. Free with your family? Probably not that fun. With your family having fun? No way that’s free. But there is a wa…

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Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Halloween Party. Everybody loves some good free family fun, but it’s increasingly hard to come by one event with all three parts these days. Free with your family? Probably not that fun. With your family having fun? No way that’s free. But there is a wa…

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The arts continue to take center stage in the northwest with Oro Valley Theatre Company’s upcoming performance of the beloved play “Steel Magnolias.” This will be OVTC’s first live performance in more than a year and a half. But if you think this means they’re rusty, it’s quite the opposite …

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I saw the best minds of my generation trapped indoors, quarantining and away from museums. But those days are coming to an end as venues reopen and community events fill downtown Tucson. Although the Tucson Museum of Art has held some events since reopening, their upcoming Howl at the Museum…

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A Celebration of Sculpture. Back in 2009, The Tucson Jewish Community Center established a sculpture garden to promote education, art appreciation and general tranquility. And thank goodness they did! This lovely landscaped garden is full of beautiful art. This week, they are debuting nine n…