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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

December 1, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch for a Sunday evening live Blues series. This week’s event features one of Southern Arizona’s favorite Blues bands, Bad News Blues Band. This band has been performing locally, and world-wide, for 20 years. They are a great dance... Read more »

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Jillian Bessett LIVE @ Monterey Court

Jillian Bessett LIVE @ Monterey Court

December 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Singer/Songwriter Jillian Bessett LIVE @ Monterey Court!

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Presents Tedeschi Trucks Band

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Presents Tedeschi Trucks Band

December 3, 2013 @ 7:25 pm - 11:00 pm
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Some risks are worth taking. When Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi decided three years ago to dispense with their much-loved individual bands and pool their talents, they had no way of knowing what the public reaction might be to the new hybrid. They found out quickly enough when Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2011 studio debut,... Read more »

Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble and Tucson’s Big Band Express in concert

Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble and Tucson’s Big Band Express in concert

December 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mike Kuhn performs its end of semester concert featuring a popular array of standards in the big-band style. In the first half of the show PCC Jazz performs a tune by Antonio Carlos Jobim called “AGUA DE BEBER” arranged by lead trombonist Roger Wallace and sung... Read more »

Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums

Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums

December 3, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody... Read more »

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Peter McLaughlin & Alvin Blaine

Peter McLaughlin & Alvin Blaine

December 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Monterey Court is privileged to welcome the renowned guitarist Peter McLaughlin along with Banjo artist Alvin Blaine to the Courtyard Stage. Guaranteed to be an memorable evening of precision, nuance & grace. Don’t miss this! Peter McLaughlin’s Story Peter was born in the back of a 1953 Ford panel wagon in the hills of Washington... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Fundraiser with the Titan Valley Warheads

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Fundraiser with the Titan Valley Warheads

December 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The monthly KXCI Maker House concert series moves indoors for December for a fabulous concert with Tucson treasure’s The Titan Valley Warheads. $8 advance for KXCI and Maker House members, $10 for non-members, available at KXCI (220 South Fourth Avenue) or online by clicking here: http://kxci.org/shop/ The a capella Titan Valley Trio will open with... Read more »

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Spider Saloff in concert

Spider Saloff in concert

December 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Award-winning entertainer Spider Saloff’s critically acclaimed Gershwin concert was chosen by the Gershwin family as one of the sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial.  The concert features Gershwin classics like “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Embraceable You” alongside rare pieces provided by the Gershwin Trust specifically for Saloff.  The concert also includes personal stories... Read more »

Pima Community College Wind Ensemble winter concert

Pima Community College Wind Ensemble winter concert

December 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
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The PCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson, presents its final fall semester concert with an eclectic mix of standard band repertoire, transcriptions and a perennial holiday favorite. The woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles perform several chamber music selections. Program highlights include Alfred Reed’s “A Festival Prelude,” the massive “Chorale and Fugue... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Presents The Klezmatics

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Presents The Klezmatics

December 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the... Read more »

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KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI fundraiser “See 3 For Free”

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI fundraiser “See 3 For Free”

December 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  In conjunction with our friends at El Con Club, KXCI is pleased to present a FREE concert on the evening of our actual anniversary, Friday December 6th. It’s still a KXCI fundraiser, though, as a portion of all food and beverage sales will be donated to KXCI. So come down, drink dance and be... Read more »

Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers Winter Concert

Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers Winter Concert

December 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, present an end of semester concert featuring the Chorale, a large mixed-voiced choir, singing “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” by John Rutter; and the popular song “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma. The Chorale also performs two Robert Shaw arrangements of Christmas... Read more »

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Pima Community College Orchestra holiday concert

Pima Community College Orchestra holiday concert

December 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Pima Community College Music presents the Orchestra in concert. Under the direction of Alexander Tentser, the holiday program features the music of Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Faure and Gershwin. Selections include the famous “Fingal’s Cave Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn and “Fascinating Rhythm” by George Gershwin. Students Stacy Scheckel, violin, and Richelle Tewes, flute, perform solos in J. S.... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Art on Tap

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Art on Tap

December 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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KXCI is the local Craft Beer of Radio. And Craft beer is art. And KXCI and Art and beer are all intrinsic to the continuation of civilization. KXCI is delighted to celebrate with the Tucson Museum of Art, START, a new group of Tucson cognoscenti art supporters, and Craft Tucson, the finest collection of brewers... Read more »

Follow the Star

Follow the Star

December 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Arts Express presents Follow the Star 2013, a vibrant re-enactment of the Christmas story told through music, drama and dance.  This production is a collaboration of vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers dedicated to sharing the spirit of Christmas.  You will see the colorful pageantry of the procession of the kings, the choreography of the host of... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Black Joe Lewis w/ Radkey & Think No Think

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Black Joe Lewis w/ Radkey & Think No Think

December 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Black Joe Lewis returns to Tucson in support of his August 27th release on Vagrant Records, “Electric Slave.” Last year, he came to town with his band the Honeybears and truly blew everyone out of the water. Not many people knew this prior to his last show, but Black Joe is actually a Tucson native.... Read more »

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Follow the Star

Follow the Star

December 8, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Arts Express presents Follow the Star 2013, a vibrant re-enactment of the Christmas story told through music, drama and dance.  This production is a collaboration of vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers dedicated to sharing the spirit of Christmas.  You will see the colorful pageantry of the procession of the kings, the choreography of the host of angels... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Hacienda Del Blues with The Kings Of Pleasure

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Hacienda Del Blues with The Kings Of Pleasure

December 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Kool, host of KXCI’s Blues Review, joins up with Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch for a live Blues series we call Hacienda Del Blues. This week’s event features the Jump Blues & juke joint rhythms of The Kings Of Pleasure. Lead guitarist, Mike Hebert is one of the best around & The Kings have... Read more »

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Craicmore in concert

Craicmore in concert

December 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Craicmore brings a theatrical touch to audiences for the holiday. While performing joyful and heartfelt seasonal songs like “I Saw Three Ships”, “The Wassail Song” and “Sleigh Ride”, along with traditional Scottish and Irish music, Craicmore traces the roots of some of America’s Christmas traditions to their Celtic origins.  Craicmore will share tales of the... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Merle Haggard at the Fox Theater

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Merle Haggard at the Fox Theater

December 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music... Read more »

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Nashville Songwriter Association Showcase

Nashville Songwriter Association Showcase

December 11, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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As many as a dozen of Tucson’s best songwriters come together to showcase their latest creations. If you are a songwriter looking for a place to give your stuff a spin, this is the place.

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KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

December 12, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks play The Rialto Theatre Thursday December 12th in a KXCI Presents, 30th Anniversary show. Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks bring their annual extravaganza, Holidaze In Hicksville, to Tucson featuring a unique mix of acoustic pop, folk, jazz and swing. Doors open at 7pm Thursday. Tickets and information for... Read more »

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

December 12, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
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KXCI is proud to have supported the local music community for 30 years. Local bands that normally perform original material gather to perform a 20-minute set of songs by another band or artist. Simple enough, right? And best of all, every penny of the proceeds from the event is donated to Southern Arizona Artists and... Read more »

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The Wally Lawder Experience at Monterey Court

The Wally Lawder Experience at Monterey Court

December 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Wally Lawder experience began to experience itself in the spring of 2013 and blossomed in the fall. Award winning songwriter Wally Lawder brings his original songs and unique guitar and vocal styles; he is joined by Stefin Gordon (bass), Pete Altshul (guitar) and Tom Potter (percussion). Together they have created a unique sound that... Read more »

Johnny Aint Right

Johnny Aint Right

December 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live music with Johnny Aint Right, featuring T Klly and Laurie Johnson. Check out www.johnnyaintright.com for more info

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
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KXCI is proud to have supported the local music community for 30 years. Local bands that normally perform original material gather to perform a 20-minute set of songs by another band or artist. Simple enough, right? And best of all, every penny of the proceeds from the event is donated to Southern Arizona Artists and... Read more »

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KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: The Great Cover Up

December 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
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KXCI is proud to have supported the local music community for 30 years. Local bands that normally perform original material gather to perform a 20-minute set of songs by another band or artist. Simple enough, right? And best of all, every penny of the proceeds from the event is donated to Southern Arizona Artists and... Read more »

PJAZZ ‘Christmas City’ Jazz Fest – December 15

PJAZZ ‘Christmas City’ Jazz Fest – December 15

December 15, 2013
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You are invited to visit Prescott, Arizona’s official ‘Christmas City’ and celebrate the season with ribbons of swing, R & B, and straight ahead jazz at the historic Elk’s Theater on Sunday, December 15th.  This is an all-day affair with performers coming from Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, and all points in between.  The featured guest... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

December 15, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Hacienda del Blues series continues with Marty Kool, of KXCI’s Blues Review, hosting live Blues every Sunday evening. This week will feature the duo of Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy & Michael P. Both are members of The Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, and they were both members of The Sam Taylor Band. Heather’s soulful... Read more »

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Church of Beethoven Chamber Music Concert

Church of Beethoven Chamber Music Concert

December 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Church of Beethoven December 2013 Cassandra Bendickson, Bassoon Paula Redinger, Flute Bonny Brady, Harp David Alexander Johnston, Spoken Word Artist At Dusk for Flute, Bassoon & Harp (1920) ca. 6mins by Arthur Foote The Day is Done by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Syrinx for Solo Flute (1913) ca. 4Mins by Claude Debussy “Visitors” from Walden by... Read more »

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TSO Pops! A Very Merry TSO Pops!

TSO Pops! A Very Merry TSO Pops!

December 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will ring in your holiday as only they can.  This concert is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit with a program of cherished seasonal classics and traditional favorites.  Bring the whole family and get in the spirit!  Keitaro Harada serves as Conductor for this holiday celebration.  Keitaro Harada is... Read more »

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Gonzalo Bergara Quartet in concert

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet in concert

December 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz.   Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina.  The music of the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, as... Read more »

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KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: 2nd Annual Community FESTIVUS!

KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: 2nd Annual Community FESTIVUS!

December 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) and KXCI team up for the 2nd Annual Community FESTIVUS Dance.  2014 Folk Festival headliner The Sonoran Dogs, featuring Peter McLaughlin, will be joined by Ryanhood, the Tucsonics (a western swing off-shoot from Hot Club of Tucson) and the Duncan Stitt Trio.  Also on the bill making a special appearance... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

December 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every Sunday, Marty Kool host of The Blues Review on KXCI, and Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch join up to present Southern Arizona’s best live Blues talent. This week’s event features Stefan George & Tom Walbank along with Jay Trapp on bass. Stefan George is a world-class bottleneck guitar player, singer & songwriter. Tom Walbank... Read more »

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Gene Taylor Blues Band featuring Dave Alvin – KXCI Presents!

Gene Taylor Blues Band featuring Dave Alvin – KXCI Presents!

December 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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KXCI Presents!  – The Gene Taylor Blues Band featuring Dave Alvin at The Boondocks Lounge. As a member of Canned Heat, The Blasters, James Harman and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, among many others, Gene Taylor’s had a long career as a blues piano player. Dave Alvin and The Blasters rhythm section join him  Saturday December 28th.... Read more »

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Hacienda Del Blues

Hacienda Del Blues

December 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Once again Marty Kool, host of The Blues Review on KXCI, joins up with Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch to present some of Arizona’s best live Blues talent. This week’s show features The Ed DeLucia Band. Ed is a fantastic guitarist who can play anything, but really excels at Jazz & Blues. He is a... Read more »

Salem the Bear’s Annual Food Drive Concert

Salem the Bear’s Annual Food Drive Concert

December 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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It’s time again for the annual Salem The Bear food drive: a benefit show to raise money and food for the Tucson Community Food Bank. Come donate goods and enjoy a great night of love music. Featuring Chuck Wagon and the Wheels, Leila Lopez Band, Bryan Dean Trio, and Top Dead Center. We will be... Read more »

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8th Annual New Years Eve Gala

8th Annual New Years Eve Gala

December 31, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - January 1, 2014 @ 12:30 am
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Why not have a fabulous dinner, dance and celebrate while listening to three great shows that cover a range of styles intended to enhance your celebration? Not to mention a midnight champagne toast. Get to hear this year’s unbeatable headliners: The Tucson Jazz Orchestra reunited under the direction of Jeff Haskell, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, stars of “Riverwalk Jazz”... Read more »

Lainie Kazan in concert

Lainie Kazan in concert

December 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Celebrate the New Year with the beautiful and talented Lainie Kazan!  Lainie is the embodiment of the word entertainer — an artist who has reached the pinnacle in virtually every area of performance. Lainie’s voice has never sounded better.  Although it has changed over the years, critics and jazz lovers praise the maturity and depth... Read more »

Lucha Libre Ano Nuevo

Lucha Libre Ano Nuevo

December 31, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Ring in 2014 at the historic Rialto Theatre. Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta and Salvador Duran with special guests Vox Urbana are celebrating New Year at the Rialto with music and wrestling all night long! Your ticket not only admits you to a show by the hardest working bandleader in Mambo, it brings you ringside... Read more »

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