Saturday, April 27, 2013

KXCI Celebrates Willie Nelson's 80th Birthday on Rosie's Rhythm Room

Rosie's Rhythm Room gives Willie Nelson a birthday bash for his 80th this Tuesday, April 30th. From 8 to 10pm it'll be all Willie for two hours on his day. Tune in to 91.3FM for a good ol' time, music galore, and giveaways of Willie's new album Let's Face The Music and Dance.


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Remembering George Jones

Country music superstar George Jones passed away Friday at the age of 81, but leaves us with a wealth of recordings to be enjoyed for years to come. Called "the greatest country singer of all time" by his friend Merle Haggard, Jones could move effortlessly from the honky tonk sound of Hank Williams to heartfelt ballads that rivaled any of the crooners of the day. Only Eddy Arnold had more Top Ten country singles, and George charted in six different decades.

You can share your thoughts with George's family by visiting his website (click here)

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

KXCI Sponsors Pennington Street Block Party

KXCI is a proud sponsor of this Friday's Pennington Street Block Party, 4 to 7pm in downtown Tucson. This is a free, family-friendly event. Be sure to come down and be sure to visit the KXCI booth!
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Remembering Richie Havens

The music world lost one of its best on Monday with the passing of Richie Havens at the age of 72.

Remembered for his captivating performance at Woodstock (which many of us got just a small sense of in 2003 when Richie played the Tucson Folk Festival), Havens released more than 30 albums in his storied career. His soulful, gravel-throated voice may now be silent, but we'll always have hundreds of his songs to continue to share for generations to come. You'll be sure to hear many of them on many different KXCI programs in the days and weeks ahead.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

KXCI Celebrates Earth Day with Music and Community Voices

April 22nd, 2013 marks the 43nd Anniversary of Earth Day. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson responded to a burgeoning environmental movement and declared April 22nd, 1970 to be Earth Day in an attempt to focus attention on environmental issues through teach ins and community events.

In honor of Earth Day, all of our regular Monday programmers will be adding their special musical earthy touch to their shows from 5am to 6pm. Earth Day will be filled with great, relevant music interspersed with spoken word segments by people from the Tucson community.

The following people stopped by the KXCI Studios to talk about their environmental work.

5:30am    Dr. Kevin Bonine Biosphere 2
6:30am    Christine Hoekenga Tucson Botanical Gardens
7:30am    Elizabeth Sparks Tucson Village Farm
8:30am    Andy Fisher Saguaro National Park
9:30am    Sergio Avila Sky Island Alliance
10:30am   Jo Falls Tohono Chul PAUSE Program
11:30am   Kevin Bonine Citizen Science
1:30pm    Kevin Bonine Sonoran Desert Discovery
2:30pm    Jo Falls Tohono Chul Reptile Ramble
3:30pm    Kevin Bonine Outreach UA College of Science Geo Tourism, Tumamoc
4:30pm    Betsey Langley Seed Library
5:30pm    Jo Falls Tohono Chul Bloom Night

I know we still have a long way to go, but I hope that you continue to be inspired to make a difference in our community to the best of your ability. Happy Earth Day!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Community Radio - In Our Community

KXCI Community Radio is happy to partner with these upcoming community events:

Tucson Earth Day Celebration, Sunday April 21st 9am-2pm @ Reid Park

City High School's Pennington Street Block Party, Friday April 26th 4pm-7pm
& Global Youth Service Day

 Arizona International Film Festival - now through April 28th   Various venues

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Jesus Acedo Memorial and Benefit Concert - Sunday at The Hut

 Last month Jesus Acedo, longtime guitarist of Black Sun Ensemble, passed on to the next celestial plane. This Sunday, April 14th, many local groups pay tribute in a benefit at The Hut.

Inside Stage:
6:00-Shrimp Chaperone
7:00-Rick Gelb
7:15-Leila Lopez
8:00- Howe Gelb
8:15-Black Sun Ensemble
9:00-Black Sun Tribe/Virtual Jesus
9:30-Al Perry
Midnight-Dead Chiefs
Outdoor Stage:
6:00-Joey Pena
7:00-Van Christian
8:00-Michael Henderson
9:00-Billy Sedlmayr & Gabriel Sullivan

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Monday, April 08, 2013

AFSC's 7th Annual JusticePalooza

AFSC's 7th Annual JusticePalooza this Tuesday April 9th at La Cocina, 6-10pm.

The event features great local bands performing for a great cause: The American Friends Service Committee. AFSC is a non-profit that works for criminal justice reform in Arizona. No cover, but donations gratefully accepted *

This year’s JusticePalooza features the following great local musicians:
6:30pm: Salvador Duran
7:15: Howe Gelb
8:30: The Cordials


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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Fundraisers from our friends

KXCI isn't the only great non-profit that can always use your support. Here are links to two great events this weekend from our partners at the Tucson Museum of Art and the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (the folk festival folks).

150 wines, 25 local restaurants, silent auction and more
Friday, April 5th

Tucson Folk Festival Spring Fundraiser
w/Sabra Faulk, Arnold-Klingenfus Ensemble, Way Out West and more
Sunday, April 7th La Cocina at Old Town Artisans

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