Friday, November 30, 2007

Parade of Lights & Festival Information

Come celebrate the holidays in the streets of downtown at the 13th annual Downtown Parade of Lights & Festival, set for Saturday, December 8th.

The Downtown Parade of Lights & Festival is one of Tucson's most celebrated holiday events, drawing more than 30,000 people to the streets of Downtown Tucson. Now in its 13th year, this Tucson holiday classic is one of Downtown's biggest events, with participants and spectators coming from all over Southern Arizona.

The parade features lighted floats, musical entries, and an entire spectrum of community organizations and businesses who add their unique flare to the festivities. All parade entries are lighted and will participate in a competition for a chance to win an award in one of seven categories. In addition, a holiday festival takes place at Armory Park before and after the parade, and Mayor Bob Walkup will officiate a special Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Main Library Plaza.

DATE & TIMES:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2007
4:00pm - 9:00pm – Festival at Armory Park.
5:30pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Bob Walkup at the Main Library Plaza.
6:00pm – Parade begins.

LOCATIONS:
Parade – The Downtown Parade of Lights winds for two miles through the streets of Downtown Tucson; Stone Ave., Broadway Blvd., Church Ave., Pennington St., Congress St., and 6th Ave., ending at Armory Park. Please follow this link for a map of the parade route:
http://www.downtowntucson.org/downtown_parade_of_lights/
Tree Lighting Ceremony – The Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library - Jácome Plaza, at the corner of Stone Ave. and Pennington St.
Festival – The Festival takes place at Armory Park, 220 S. 6th Ave., (6th Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets.)

This is a free community event brought to you by the Downtown Tucson Partnership, with support from many area businesses and non-profit organizations.


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Friday's One Cup is a Thriller!

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. Thriller holds the distinction of being one of only three albums in U.S. history to stay in the top 10 on Billboard’s weekly album sales charts for more than a year. That’s more than one year, each week in the top 10. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning, with two possible winners: name either of the other albums, both released since Thriller, to have achieved this feat. Two clues: both albums were by female, solo artists; and both of them were Canadian.

Answers: alling Into You by Celine Dion and Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ryan Bingham - Live@5 Friday 11/30

Tune in to The Homestretch this Friday for a Live@5 performance from Ryan Bingham and band.
Ryan's debut on Lost Highway Records, Mescalito, came out this fall and finds the 26 year old in label company with the likes of Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams. This company suites the singer and songwriter well as his whiskey and west Texas dust soaked voice leads the listener down the path of a roots rock and Americana troubadour tradition. He reminds me of Tucson's own Joe Pena, voice of Greyhound Soul, but with more of a west Texas twang. These songs create a wide vista and have a yearning that places them in the Southwest. This is where Ryan Bingham grew up, in the ranching communities of New Mexico and west Texas, and where he spent his youth on the Southwestern rodeo circuit. Now on the road for his music, Ryan Bingham is on tour with Del Castillo. They are an Austin Chicano band playing Latin rock with flamenco flourishes. Think the Gipsy Kings fronting Los Lonley Boys. Their recent release, Brotherhood, won album of the year at the Austin Music Awards.
Del Castillo and Ryan Bingham will be performing this Friday at Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave. Local favorite Salvador Duran opens this all ages show.


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Calexico And Friends Tickets Now On Sale


The tickets have been printed and they're going fast! Get yours today.


Tickets to KXCI's annual CALEXICO AND FRIENDS benefit concert on Friday, December 28th at the Temple of Music and Art are now available at the station (220 South Fourth Avenue) and online at KXCI.org (click here: http://kxci.org/store/).


Reserved seat tickets are $20 and proceeds support YOUR Community Radio. They make great gifts for the music lovers on your holiday shopping list.



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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Jon Stewart

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart is celebrating his 45th birthday today. Our question today tackles the Daily Show. Since Stewart took over as host of the program in 1998, actual politicians have come on the program to joust with Jon. Your One Cup question this morning: with 8 official guest appearances in studio, which politician and current U.S. presidential candidate has been not only the most frequent politician on the Daily Show, but is tied for the most guest appearances period?

Answer: Arizona's own John McCain. He’s tied at eight appearances with comedian David Cross and Newsweek International editor and author Fareed Zakaria.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Foxy Lady

Today’s One Cup of Java Challenge tackles the music of Jimi Hendrix, on what would have been his 65th birthday. Specifically, we tackle the tune “Foxy Lady,” inspired by a real woman, Heather Taylor. Hendrix sings, “I’ve made up my mind, I’m tired of wasting all my precious time. You’ve got to be all mine, all mine, Foxy lady.” But he didn’t get the girl. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: Who is the famous British musician who has been married to Foxy lady Heather Taylor since 1971?

Answer: Who, indeed. She's Mrs. Roger Daltrey


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Monday, November 26, 2007

Free! 5 hours of Local Acoustic Music: Sunday, December 9 at the 4th Avenue Street Fair!

The Tucson Kitchen Musicians’ Association (you know them, producers of the annual Tucson Folk Festival held every May) are sponsoring an acoustic music stage at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair on Sunday, December 9, 2007.

This special stage is located right of 4th Avenue at 5th Street and features five local bands from noon until 5:00 p.m.

The music is free, there is plenty of room to sit as well as dance, and the featured bands will have CDs available for your holiday gifting.

The TKMA Stage musical lineup:

Noon Late Rain
1:00 p.m. Jose Pepo Saavedra
2:00 p.m. Titan Valley Warheads
3:00 p.m. Last Call Girls
4:00 p.m. Too Much Information


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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Calexico And Friends TICKET UPDATE


Tickets for KXCI's annual benefit with CALEXICO AND FRIENDS are now on sale at our website: http://kxci.org/store/. Click the Concert/Special Events ticket link.

The show is slated for Friday, December 28th at the historic Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson. Reserved seat tickets are $20 and they make GREAT holiday gifts for the music lovers on your shopping list!

Tickets will be initially available at KXCI.org (click the link above!). They will be available in person at the station (220 South Fourth Avenue) beginning Thursday, November 29th.

Information on additional ticket outlets will be posted at a later date - but don't wait to get your tickets! This concert - one of Tucson's premier New Year's weekend events - sells out every year and you won't want to be on the outside looking in!


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How Sweet It Is (To Cover Your Song)

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” was a big hit in 1975 for James Taylor, topping out at #5 on the Billboard pop charts. That’s one notch higher than the first man to record the tune got it on the chart. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning: who first recorded the song “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and landed it on the charts on this date in 1964?

Answer: Marvin Gaye


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge


Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Dick Wilson, the actor who played Mr. Whipple in the "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" commercials, died yesterday at age 91. He had played Mr. Whipple in more than 500 commercials for the toilet paper company. His other acting credits include regular stints on “Bewitched” and “McHale’s Navy.” Today’s One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning asks you to name the city in New York where they filmed the first Mr. Whipple Charmin commercials. One clue: keeping in mind that we are talking about toilet paper, the city in New York is the funniest answer you can imagine.

Answer: The first Charmin commercials were filmed – in Flushing.


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Monday, November 19, 2007

Newest Public Service Messages

The newest public service messages airing on your Community Radio, KXCI.

TOYS FOR TOTS: KXCI is one of hundreds of drop-off locations in the Toys for Tots campaign, now underway in Tucson. You can donate new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in our community. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit http://www.toysfortotstucson.org/.

NORDIC GUILD: The 26th annual Nordic Guild holiday fair is Saturday, December 1st from 9am to 3pm at the Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 East Pima Street. Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish groups and vendors will sell ethnic foods, baked goods, and crafts. Folk dancers and musicians will entertain throughout the day. Admission to the Nordic Guild holiday fair is free.

INDIAN ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR: The San Xavier District of the Tohono Nation holds a Thanksgiving weekend Indian arts and crafts fair, November 23rd, 24th and 25th in front of the historic mission church. Hours each day are 9am to 5pm. The fair features food stands, Indian crafts, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit the San Xavier Indian Community. For more information, call 573-4007.

SCHOOL TAX CREDIT: Now is the time to take action to support local schools with the Arizona School Tax Credit. You must donate by the end of the year to be able to include the donation on your spring tax filing. Individuals may donate up to $200 to qualified schools to receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in state taxes. Joint filers may donate up to $400. To learn more, contact officials at your school by December 31st.

FOOD DRIVES: Due to increasing demand, the Community Food Bank is asking for your help to meet the needs of the hungry in our community. You can accept the challenge by hosting your own food drive this holiday season. Community Food Bank staff are available to help you coordinate a drive for your workplace or community group. To learn more about organizing a food drive, or to make a donation, visit http://www.communityfoodbank.com/.

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND: Every day we count on things like the traffic light, the mailbox and the elevator. Did you know they were invented by African Americans? Support minority education today, so we don’t miss out on the next big idea tomorrow. A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Support the United Negro College Fund at http://uncf.org/ or 1-800-332-UNCF.


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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Today’s One Cup question asks you to name the famous actress celebrating her 45th birthday today. An actress since the age of 2, our birthday girl had two Oscars before the age of 30 and at one time was the youngest host ever of Saturday Night Live – until a younger Drew Barrymore took that title. A veteran of 3 “after school specials” her resume includes appearances on The Partridge Family, My Three Sons, Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Her resume does not include playing Princess Leia – although it might have, as she was the first choice of George Lucas. Your One Cup question this morning – based on the clues provided, name this now 45-year-old actress with a 43-year long resume, whose name will forever be linked to a famous event on March 30th, 1981.

Answer: Jodie Foster



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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Flam Chen En Fuego!

You're Invited to El Tour Downtown Fiesta!

The Finale Performance for the 25th Annual El Tour De Tucson is this Saturday, November 17th at 6:30pm.

The finale features Flam Chen in "Amelia Airborn’s Aeronautic Adventure," with the wonderful sounds of Molehill Orkestrah, video animation and dressing by Adam Cooper-Teran and the distinguished visiting residency group Wise Fool New Mexico; America's most prominent all women circus troupe complete with their full size aerial truss.

This is a FREE show for all ages. Join us at the TCC El Tour de Tucson Start/Finish line on Granada, just south of Broadway Blvd.

Learn more at www.downtowntucson.com


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Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today's question asks you to name the actor, celebrating his 78th birthday today, who has won more performance Emmys than any man in history (7). He's also the only person to win an Emmy for playing the same character on a comedy and in a drama. His resume includes stints as president of the Screen Actors Guild, a role as a Jedi master, and he was Santa Claus in the film "Elf."

Answer: Ed Asner. He won most, but not all, of those Emmys as Lou Grant. Happy birthday, Ed!


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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Neko Case - Benefit Show for No More Deaths


KXCI Co-Present's Neko Case at The Rialto Theatre this Thursday Nov. 15th. This rare Tucson performance is a benefit show for No More Deaths, a coalition of humanitarian organizations working to reduce and end the deadly plight of migrants along our border.
Neko Case is a longtime KXCI favorite, from her early Canadian punk and Bloodshot Records alt-country releases, through her rise as one of the most critically acclaimed vocalists and artists today. Salvador Duran opens the show along with Mariachi Los Potrillos and the Folklorico Dance Co. at 8 pm.


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Trivia From The Home Office in Wahoo, Nebraska


Today’s One Cup of Java Challenge question tackles music history. It was on this date in 1987, 20 years ago today, that Sonny and Cher reluctantly performed together for the last time, singing “I Got You Babe” on television. Your One Cup question this morning – which talk show host, still on the air today, seems to have tricked Cher into the gig while the cameras were rolling?

Answer: David Letterman


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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

6th Annual Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit


TUESDAY, November 20
7 PM Doors Open
Club Congress
311 E Congress
622-8848
$5 donation suggested


Come on out and help support Casa Maria,
the soup kitchen that feeds the hungriest
amongst us every day. Rich Hopkins
and the Luminarios,The Jons and Triple
Double provide the entertainment-
you provide the good will!

Can't make it? Donations and help are always welcome:
Checks can be sent to:
Casa Maria
401 East 26th
Tucson, Arizona; 85713

or you could call:
Brian Flagg (520) 624-0132
Find out more about Casa Maria at www.casamariatucson.org.
Find out more about this event on our events page.


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I Got Your (James Brown Trivia)

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: It was on this date in 1965 that James Brown first released I Got You (I Feel Good), which would become his first hit on the pop charts, topping out at #3. It would be one of only two songs that Brown would land in the pop top five. Your job this morning - name that other song.

Answer: Livin' In America


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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Molly Gloss Booksigning Event at Antigone's Nov 13

Molly Gloss Booksigning Event

Tuesday, November 13
7:00 p.m.
Antigone Books
411 N. 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-792-3715
www.antigonebooks.com
antigonebooks@qwest.net

Molly Gloss is the author of The Dazzle of the Day, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Jump-Off Creek, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She teaches writing and literature of the American West at Portland State University and lives in Portland, Oregon. Wild Life, her third novel, was the winner of the James Tiptree Award for literary fantasy.

Her new novel "The Hearts of Horses" is set in Oregon in the winter of 1917. Telling the tale of 19 year-old Martha Lessen, a female "horse whisperer" trying to make a go of it in a man's world, this is a remarkable story about the connection between and among people and animals. Gloss writes with an elegant sweetness and a pitch perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard.

Meet author Molly Gloss at Antigone Bookstore, 411 N. 4th Avenue on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. For more information please call 520-792-3715.


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Saturday, November 10, 2007

KXCI Presents: Old Crow Medicine Show


KXCI is proud to present Old Crow Medicine Show at the Rialto Theatre this Monday evening, November 12th. Full of youth and vigor, Old Crow Medicine Show is one greatest old time string bands around today. Stay tuned to 91.3FM Community Radio for ticket and CD give aways this weekend through Monday.

Band info below-

From busking in the streets of Nashville to headlining the historic Ryman Auditorium, Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) have come full circle playing their own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude. The quintet met in New York state and hit the road, traveling city to city in a van and eventually settling for a year in North Carolina, where they ran into a bit of good fortune while playing in front of a local pharmacy to an impressed Doc Watson; the folk icon promptly scheduled the band to play at his MerleFest.

Soon after, OCMS relocated to Nashville and found themselves gracing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, opening for Dolly Parton, touring with Merle Haggard and regularly appearing on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. They caught the attention of Nettwerk Records in 2003 and signed on to release their debut album O.C.M.S, which they recorded at RCA’s legendary Studio B and Woodland Sound Studio with producer/guitarist David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Robyn Hitchcock) at the helm. O.C.M.S was released in 2004 to critical acclaim; the New Yorker said of the album, “Heartbreaking, plunky ballads and unfastened fiddle tunes charged with youthful vigor,” while the Village Voice predicted, “Fame will soon lift her skirt for the band.”

Their sophomore album, Big Iron World, was released in August 2006 and combined traditional American standards (including Woody Guthrie’s ‘Union Maid’) with OCMS originals that blended American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and a little bit of gritty rock. Again produced by Rawlings, the album caught the attention of critics from Billboard to Vanity Fair and the first single, a cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Down Home Girl,’ quickly became the #2 most added song at Triple A radio. Combined, the two albums have gone on to sell over 200,000 units.

Much of OCMS’ success can be attributed to their relentless touring schedule. Between headlining shows and countless festivals (Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, etc), the band is constantly on the road and thrives off of their fans and live shows.

OCMS--Critter Fuqua, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Ketch Secor, and Willie Watson--have made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an infectious spirit. Not only have they enjoyed success in North America, including appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the soundtrack for the Oscar nominated film Transamerica, but the band has also toured the UK several times; highlights include an appearance on Later with Jools Holland (BBC) and the Cambridge Folk Festival.


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Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: The list started 40 years ago today. The first names on the list chronologically are John Lennon and Tina Turner. Alphabetically, Paula Abdul comes first, Rob Zombie comes last. Non-musicians on the list include Muhammad Ali, Marlon Brando, Charles Manson and Conan O’Brien. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – what list started 40 years ago with the first publication of a famous magazine still around today, whose latest issue adds no one to the list?

Answer: The list of people on the cover of Rolling Stone


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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Stars - Live@5 Thursday Nov. 8th


Tune in to The Homestretch for a Live@5 performance from Stars this Thursday November 8th.
The Stars are a Canadian group that mix indie rock, electronic and pop songwriting with male and female vocals (courtsey of Amy Millan). Their music has musical and political teeth. Stars are on tour behind their latest release, In Our Bedroom After The War, on Arts and Crafts.

KXCI Presents: Stars this Thursday at The Rialto Theatre, Magnet opens the show at 8pm.


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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Date Change: The 17th is now on the 14th (keep reading...)

Have you ever wanted to hear the 17th Street Band, but can’t make a Tuesday night?

Great news! This month’s concert has been moved to Wednesday, November 14th.

Join KXCI on Wednesday, November 14th at Barrio Brewing Company, 800 East 16th Street, for the music of the 17th Street Band. A who’s who of local musicians, the 17th Street Band will jam at the brewery from 7 to 9pm, with a great mix of rock, blues, soul and jazz covers and originals.

Your $5 cover charge supports KXCI.

Learn more at http://17thstreetband.com/, and we’ll see you November 14th!


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Tom Freund - Live@(almost)5 Wed. Nov. 7th


Tom Freund stops by KXCI's Studio 2A for a performance on The Homestretch. This will air a little before 5pm, as the 4th installment of the Bob Dylan special takes place from 5 to 6pm.
Tom Freund is familiar to the KXCI audience and studio as he has been a frequent guest here on his travels between home base in California and destinations east. Tom is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who was on our first Live From Studio 2A compilation and has a string of great albums including Copper Moon and Sympatico. He is in town to open for his early musical partner, Ben Harper, Wednesday November 7th at Centennial Hall. We might even get a sneak peak of his upcoming release, produced by Ben Harper. Tune in between 4:30 and 5pm on the Homestretch for more.


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Tucson Election Results

With 100% of precincts reporting (but some provisional and early ballots still requiring processing) these are the election results from Tuesday:

Tucson Mayor:
Robert Walkup (REP) 39,636 or 71.2%
Dave Croteau (GRN) 15,638 or 28.1%

Ward 1 City Council:
Regina Romero (DEM) 36,970 or 72.3%
Beryl Baker (GRN) 13,697 or 26.9%

Ward 2 City Council:
Rodney Glassman (DEM) 34,267 or 60.8%
Lori Oien (REP) 21,957 or 39.0%

Ward 4 City Council:
Shirley Scott (DEM) 36,770 or 65.7%
Daniel Spahr (REP) 19,149 or 34.2%

Proposition 100:
Yes 27,144 or 47.4%
No 30,187 or 52.7%

Proposition 200:
Yes 16,227 or 28.3%
No 41,173 or 71.7%

For updated election totals visit tucsonaz.gov


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Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today is Joni Mitchell’s 64th birthday. For our One Cup of Java Challenge today, we will give you a copy of her newest album – entitled Shine – if you are the first caller to correctly name her first album, released back in 1968. Again, we’re looking for the name of birthday girl Joni Mitchell’s 1968 debut album – and no, it wasn’t self-titled.

Answer: Song to a Seagull


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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

El Casino Ballroom is turning 60!

Press release

The Latin American Social Club (LASC) celebrating 75 years and the El Casino Ballroom celebrating 60 years, are planning a Grand Anniversary Celebration for Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of November, 2007!

Doors will open from 7pm to 1am on Friday, November 16 with a Special Concert featuring the famous group Los DesperadoZ, Jonny Martinez and iMas band! The celebration will continue from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday November 17, with food, prizes and lots of fun--many performers and talented local artists will be there too!

Before the TCC existed, there was the Latin American Social Club and the El Casino Ballroom generating so many years of memories, history, cultural tradition and ambiance through the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's. Hundreds of international, national and local acts have performed at the old ballroom. Premier artists like, Tommy Dorsey, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Vincente Fernandez, Juan Gabriel and Little Joe, Sunny and the Sunliners, Jimmy Edwards, Malo, Ray Camacho, Los Lobos, and so many others. Numerous local bands have been and now continue to be part of El Casino's history, not to mention the thousands of families who have held their special traditional celebrations at this historical ballroom.

Share their colorful history; see the vintage pictures in their program. El Casino is a non-profit organization and is asking that you help in any way during this grand event and be part of this once in a lifetime celebration. Many honored guests are expected to attend; mark your calendar and Save the Dates!

El Casino Ballroom is located at 437 E. 26th Street, on the corner of 26th and 2nd Ave. For more information call 623-1865 or visit the website http://www.elcasinoballroom.org/ .


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Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today’s One Cup question tackles health. The state overall health rankings were released yesterday – and Arizona was only the 33rd healthiest state in the rankings, which tally up things like obesity rates, alcohol use, child poverty, smoking, pollution, crime rates, etc. Today’s One Cup question asks you to guess which state – the second least populated state, with less people living there then in Pima County – was ranked first overall. The first state to join the country after the original 13 colonies, this state was also the last to get a WalMart.

Answer: Vermont

Bonus Blog Trivia: The least healthiest state in the rankings? Spell it with us - M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I.


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Monday, November 05, 2007

Newest Public Service Messages

TOURETTE’S: Do you have a child with Tourette’s Syndrome? The Arizona Tourette’s Syndrome Association is here to help with education, support, and family and youth activities. Their next family activity is December 15th, at the Reid Park Zoo for the Holiday Lights display. To learn more or reserve a space, call the Arizona Tourette’s Syndrome Association, 620-2288.

FESTIVAL FOR LIFE: The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation presents the 19th Annual Jerome Beillard Festival for Life, November 18th at the UA Student Union Ballroom. This elegant event offers a live and silent auction with artwork from more than 150 local and national artists, unique experiences, travel, jewelry and gifts. Proceeds fund services for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as prevention programs. Learn more at http://festivalforlife.org/.

ZOO LIGHTS: Enjoy the holidays with Zoo Lights, starting December 1st at the Reid Park Zoo. Light displays and holiday decor are just the beginning. Each evening includes entertainment, refreshments, and visitors from the North Pole. Thursday through Sunday nights starting December 1st. Learn more at http://www.tucsonzoo.org/

POSTAL HISTORY: Be part of one of Tucson's oldest youth education programs by volunteering at the Postal History Foundation. Help is needed collecting and processing recycled postage stamps, weekdays between 8am and 3pm, at the museum, 920 North First Avenue. For more information, call 623-6652.

ORGAN DONATION: You don’t have to be a doctor to save a life. You can be an organ donor! To learn more about how you can save a life by registering as an organ donor, visit the Donor Network of Arizona at http://dnaz.org/.


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B-Side Players - Live @ 5 - Tuesday Nov 6th 5pm

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The B-Side Players

The B-Side Players will do a live performance and interview at 5pm, Tuesday November 6th. The B-Side Players offer energetic latin, reggae, funk, and soul songs that will get you moving. I don't know how we are going to fit them all into our small studio.

This is a "KXCI Presents" show, which means we think you will like it a lot. The show will be at Club Congress, Tuesday November 6th at 8pm.

After the show, tune into Dr. Dan's Road Show, from 10pm to midnight on Tuesdays.


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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Today’s One Cup of Java Challenge asks you to name the famous musician turning 66 years old today. Better known as half of a famous duo, he’s also released a dozen solo albums, including 1979’s Fate For Breakfast and 2002’s Everything Wants To Be Noticed. His most recent solo album, Some Enchanted Evening, came out this year. Your One Cup of Java Challenge today: name this birthday boy, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and occasional actor who got his start recording under the stage name of "Tom Graph."

Answer: Art Garfunkel


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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Indigenous Border Summit Of The Americas Nov.7-10


SAN XAVIER, TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION -- A human rights crisis for Indigenous Peoples living along borders in the Americas threatens their survival, with rapidly expanding militarization and new laws which limit their mobility in their ancestral territories.

Responding to this crisis, the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation will host the Indigenous Peoples Border Summit of the Americas II, Nov. 7- 10, with support from the International Indian Treaty Council.

Mike Flores, Tohono O'odham summit organizer, said, "It is necessary for Tohono O'odham and other Indigenous Peoples of the border regions to collectively address the adverse impacts that are increasingly occurring on tribal lands. The Border Summit of the Americas II will provide us the opportunity to do just that."

The Border Summit will host a human rights workshop by the International Indian Treaty Council. The summit will be broadcast live on the Internet at http://www.earthcycles.net/ as was done in 2006.

Events run from 6 am to 9 pm daily. Registration is available on site. There are no fees, but donations are welcome. All events take place at the San Xavier Community Center, 2018 W. San Xavier Rd, Tohono O’odham Nation.

More Information: http://indigenousbordersummitamericas2007.blogspot.com/

Contact Kim Garcia at (520) 573-4000 or by e-mail at kgarcia@waknet.org or Mike Flores, (520) 235-2406, email: Michaelflores_@hotmail.com or bordersummit2007@yahoo.com


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Indigenous Border Summit Of The Americas Nov.7-10

SAN XAVIER, TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION -- A human rights crisis for Indigenous Peoples living along borders in the Americas threatens their survival, with rapidly expanding militarization and new laws which limit their mobility in their ancestral territories.

Responding to this crisis, the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation will host the Indigenous Peoples Border Summit of the Americas II, Nov. 7- 10, with support from the International Indian Treaty Council.

Mike Flores, Tohono O'odham summit organizer, said, "It is necessary for Tohono O'odham and other Indigenous Peoples of the border regions to collectively address the adverse impacts that are increasingly occurring on tribal lands. The Border Summit of the Americas II will provide us the opportunity to do just that."

The Border Summit will host a human rights workshop by the International Indian Treaty Council. The summit will be broadcast live on the Internet at http://www.earthcycles.net/ as was done in 2006.

Events run from 6 am to 9 pm daily. Registration is available on site. There are no fees, but donations are welcome. All events take place at the San Xavier Community Center, 2018 W. San Xavier Rd, Tohono O’odham Nation.

More Information: http://indigenousbordersummitamericas2007.blogspot.com/

Contact Kim Garcia at (520) 573-4000 or by e-mail at kgarcia@waknet.org or Mike Flores, (520) 235-2406, email: Michaelflores_@hotmail.com or bordersummit2007@yahoo.com


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Friday, November 02, 2007

Lloyd Dobler Rules!

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: With the bee movie and the gangster movie opening today in theatres, the new movie from one of our favorites, John Cusack, is grabbing less attention. That film is called “Martian Child” and by most accounts is very good. Anyway, John Cusack is the subject of today’s One Cup question. In the 1989 film “Say Anything,” Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler, a noble underachiever. In the film’s most remembered scene, Cusack hoists a boom box over his head in an attempt to win back his girlfriend. Your question this morning: what artist is playing on the boombox?

Answer: Peter Gabriel ("In Your Eyes")



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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tegan and Sara - Live @ 5 Thursday Nov. 1st

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Tegan and Sara are my guests in a conversation and live @ 5 performance. That's 5pm Thursday November 1st.

Tegan and Sara are folk rock artists from Calgary, Alberta. Their music is fun and edgy. They play The Rialto tonight with supporting artists Northern State.

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Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little sports history for today’s One Cup question. On this date in horse racing history, 1938, the “Match of the Century” took place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, with more than 40,000 fans in attendance. The horse race was widely as an effort to determine the best horse out there – and Seabiscuit won against heavy odds. Seabiscuit would get the book, the movie and the bronze statue. The losing horse in the Match of the Century gets to be today’s One Cup answer. Your challenge question this morning – what horse did Seabiscuit beat in the Match of the Century, 69 years ago today?

Answer: War Admiral


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