Arts & Entertainment

Check out ‘Clone Wars’ – you won’t regret it

May 15, 2020

  The title card for the “Siege of Mandalor“ arc photo courtesy of Wikimedia By DALTON GRIJALVA   “Star Wars” in recent years has been the child of two divorced parents. The dad absolutely hates the kid and the mom absolutely loves it. It’s decisive, to say the least.  The “Clone Wars” is the one […]

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Star Wars is Dead and Disney Killed It: A Postmortem

May 5, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “The dead speak!” it says. Translation: “fuck you, audience!” The best thing I can say about the Star Wars Prequel trilogy is at least George Lucas was trying something different.  Damning with faint praise, yes, but dammit, faint praise is praise nonetheless. It’s important to remember that, at his core, Lucas is […]

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I stream, You Stream.

April 16, 2020

Photo of AMC courtesy of Wikimedia. By DALTON GRIJALVA Even though movie theaters across the country are closed, the show must go on. Many believe that movie-viewing would transition to mainly streaming in the near future. The virus has sped up that process. Many movies scheduled for March and April releases have been pushed back […]

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Algiers soundtrack the apocalypse on “There is No Year”

March 11, 2020

By KYLE KERSEY “There is No Year” begins where “The Underside of Power” left off: Franklin James Fisher powerfully performing poetry atop a flurry of synthesizer and drum machine. “We’re reaching out in order to get shot down / while the world around us just implodes,” he remarks, a theme that will be explored for […]

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Worst of the worst, rated by Razzies

March 5, 2020

By ANGEL CANEZ The 40th anniversary of the Golden Raspberry Awards is soon upon us to award the worst Tinseltown has offered.  2019’s list of losers includes: “A Madea Family Funeral,” marking Tyler Perry’s fourth Razzie  nomination; John Travolta’s star turn in “The Fanatic”; horror thriller “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” starring Hillary Duff; PTSD-addled […]

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‘Swimming’ through Mac Miller’s final album

February 27, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Kmeron via Flickr Mac Miller performs at Dour Festival in Dour, Belgium, in 2014 By ANA FIERROS Released in August 2018, the late Mac Miller’s “Swimming” shed light on a version of the artist we had no idea existed.  The potential for a world of music unbound to his previous works unraveled […]

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2020 Oscars: hostless with the mostest

February 18, 2020

photo courtesy of wikipedia By DALTON GRIJALVA The Oscars have been, to say the least, a lackluster popularity contest in the inner circles of celebrity ties. Most of the time, the awards are full of pretentious pictures that most will never watch that don’t connect with many actual movie-goers.  The 2020 Oscars ceremony was actually […]

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Pima’s CFA to host ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

February 18, 2020

Story and photo by ANGEL CANEZ Pima Community College Center for the Arts will be putting on its first play of 2020 with its production of the 1952 Gene Kelly Hollywood classic comedy, “Singin’ in the Rain.”  “Singin’ in the Rain” is slated to be much bigger, with an expected cast size of at least […]

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Gem and Jam Festival returns to Tucson, welcoming Tucson-born artist Thriftworks

January 27, 2020

Thriftworks performs on stage at Gem and Jam 2018. Photo courtesy Peter Speyer.  By ELLIANA KOPUT After their 2019 hiatus, Gem and Jam Festival returns to the Pima County Fairgrounds Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020. Encapsulating a collective experience of music, visual arts, gemstones, camping and workshops, this festival is a grassroots staple in the Southwest.  […]

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Gem and Jam Festival Returns to Pima Fairgrounds Jan. 2020

January 7, 2020

  By ELLIANA KOPUT  After their 2019 hiatus, Gem and Jam Festival returns to the Pima County Fairgrounds Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020. Encapsulating a collective experience of music, visual arts, gemstones, camping and workshops, this festival is a grassroots staple in the Southwest.  The festival takes place during the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, which […]

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