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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Alejandra Guzman live

    Alejandra Guzman has been a musical rock icon in Mexico and Latin America since the1990s.  She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Add songwriter, musician and actress to her many accomplishments and you have one of the most well rounded entertainers in show business. Guzman made a return...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Vanilla Ice live

    Over the last few years, there have been several packaged tours cashing in on music nostalgia that had multiple performers in the lineup. The attraction of the lineup had hit songs that fans played repetitively at the height of their popularity. Two years ago AXS reviewed ‘I Love the 90s’ with...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Hunter Hayes live

    Fans were thrilled to have multi-genre singer Hunter Hayes return to the Rialto stage after many years on May 21. Hayes was a young boy then and he has returned as a man. The packed house demonstrates that his fan base is predominantly young women, but not exclusively. The ‘Closer To You’ tour is in...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Gary Clark Jr. live

    Photos: 5 reasons to see Gary Clark Jr. live Gary Clark Jr. has been creating a significant buzz since his EP release of 2011. The Austin, Texas native’s live performances have been epic. Eric Clapton selected Clark to perform at his Crossroads Guitar Festival as early as 2010 to play alongside all...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Tedeschi Trucks Band live

    Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) made a long overdue return visit to Tucson on May 14. The packed Tucson Music Hall hasn’t rocked this hard in many a night. The band just completed the European leg of their 2019 tour. The tour is in support of their most recent album, Signs. Many fans feel that the blues...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Brothers Osborne live

    The Brothers Osborne was a part of the star-studded lineup of 2019’s Country Thunder (CT) Arizona that took place in Florence, AZ on April 11-14. They have been touring with Dierks Bentley for the last three weeks. And this was the last tour stop for a while. T.J. Osborne mentioned that they saved...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Jimmie Vaughan live

    Jimmie Vaughan has established himself as a blues performer legend for many years. Vaughan is well known as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s older brother. He ran away from home when he was 14 years old to begin his career as a blues guitarist and he has never looked back. He founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Revivalists live

    The Revivalists made their first stop at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre on March 13. The band’s trademark full-throttle energy show left Tucsonans wanting more of this great band. The tour is in support of their latest album release, Take Good Care.   The show was two hours of hard-hitting music and...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Eric Benet live

    The Tucson Urban League sponsored an appearance by Eric Benet at the Fox Theatre as a part of their “An Evening in Black and White” fundraising event on March 7. The evening was a blend of music and an award ceremony. The mission of the Tucson Urban League is to advance the economic and social...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Empire of the Sun live

    The “post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure” band, Empire of the Sun, gave a searing performance the second day of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival on March 2. This is the 16th year for the 100 percent non-profit music festival in Phoenix, AZ. All ticket purchases go toward the Phoenix Children...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see the John Butler Trio live

    The John Butler Trio (JBT) hit the stage at the Rialto Theatre on Dec. 13. This was not the first appearance for the band in Tucson. JBT has had many changes in personnel since their inception in 1998. John Butler has been the core member throughout the years. The band is on tour supporting their...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Paula Abdul live

    Paula Abdul dazzled Tucson with her “Straight Up Paula!” tour as the headliner for the Fox Theatre Foundation’s Chasing Rainbows Gala. The gala is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit theatre. The show and tour is Abdul’s first tour in 25 years. The show was a sketch of Abdul’s life and her show...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Rickie Lee Jones live

    Rickie Lee Jones mentioned early in her show, “There is a cardinal rule in show business that dictates to never tell people what you’ve done wrong because they might not have noticed. In case I do anything wrong, I’m going to apologize now, ahead of time, for anything that might go wrong.” Rickie...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Midland live

    The alt-country band Midland, may call Austin, Texas home now, but lead singer Mark Wysrach made it very clear that Tucson is home during their show at AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson. Wystrach had been spotted a few days earlier in town at a local restaurant, The Cup, while he was catching up with old...
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