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Nam Jam attracts a diverse array of musical acts. This year, more than a dozen acts from  southern Arizona will perform.

Nam Jam attracts a diverse array of musical acts. This year, more than a dozen acts from southern Arizona will perform.

TODAY
MEET THE AUTHOR: Shay Salomon will discuss “Little House on a Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities,” is a guide to planning, building, renovating and inhabiting the eco-friendly small house. When: 7 p.m. Where: Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Price: free Info: 792-3715, antigonebooks.com

JAZZ AT THE 17TH STREET MARKET: Contemporary live jazz performances are featured every Friday. When: 4-6:30 p.m. Where: 840 E. 17th St. Price: free Info: 624-8821 Ext. 145, treasureshidden.com

POETRY READING: Two local poets will read from their collections, followed by a poetry open mic. When: 7- 11 p.m. Where: Black Rose Caffe, 1800 N. Stone Ave. Price: cost of food/drink Info: 777-3079

ARIZONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Under the baton of conductor Thomas Cockrell, this program will feature a diverse display of symphonic works that range from the classical to the contemporary. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue Price: free Info: 621-2998

RICHARD AVEDON PANEL DISCUSSION: An opening reception for “In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon” will be followed by a panel discussion with Laura Wilson, Ruedi Hofmann and John Rohrbach. When: 5 p.m.; exhibit runs Saturday-Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 Saturdays-Sundays Where: Center for Creative Photography, UA, 1030 N. Olive Road Price: free Info: 621-7968, creativephotography.org

SATURDAY
COMING OUT: Six community members share their proud, funny, sad, hopeful and touching, coming out experiences in 10-minute stories. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Wingspan, 425 E. Seventh St. Price: free Info: 730-4112

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS: Heidi Harralson, president of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, lectures. When: 1-2 p.m. Where: Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: free Info: 571-0110

ORO VALLEY FALL ART FESTIVAL: Features works in various mediums of more than 70 artists from around the Southwest. When: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Where: The Rooney Ranch/Target Center, 10525 N. Oracle Road Price: free admission Info: 749-6619

DAY OF THE DEAD: Joan Binder, who divides her time between Tucson and Oaxaca, will speak about the Dia de Los Muertos celebration and other rural and urban customs of Mexico. In addition, an altar prepared by the Zapotec people of Oaxaca will be on display. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; talk begins at 11. Where: United Nations Center/UNICEF, 6242 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: free Info: 881-7060

WORLD MUSIC: From Steel del Sol. When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Where: The 17th Street Guitar and World Music Store, 810 E. 17th St. Price: free Info: 624-8821 Ext. 147

WALKS FOR BEGINNER BIRD-WATCHERS: Mason Audubon Center staff teach about field marks and desert bird calls. When: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Where: 8751 N. Thornydale Road Price: free Info: 744-0004

GUIDED NATURE WALK: Explore the natural wonders of Agua Caliente Park during these one-hour, guided nature walks. When: 10 a.m. and

1 p.m. Where: 12325 E. Roger Road Price: free Info: 877-6111

SUNDAY
CELEBRATING BORDERLINKS: Outdoor event with food, music, dancing, raffle, bookstore. When: 4-8 p.m. Where: 620 S. Sixth Ave. Price: free admission ($10-$15 suggested donation) Info: 628-8263

DIWALI, FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Food, music, dancers, puppets and a special Flam Chen performance of “The Ramayana.” When: 5- 9 p.m. Where: Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet, 711 E. Blacklidge Drive Price: free Info: 792-0630, govindasoftucson.com

TARDEADA: The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Amigos de Pima hosts this benefit for the Hispanic Student Endowment Fund. Features live music and food by Rigo’s Restaurant. Dan Eckstrom will emcee, and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva will present the first LULAC Latino Arts Awards. When: 2-6 p.m. Where: El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St. Price: $15 (donation suggested) Info: 903-2838, lulac.org

“TALES OF THE RAT FINK”: Grease up for a special one-time only screening of this new documentary, which tells the wacky story of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, the king of 1950s customized hot rods and crazy cartoon rodents. And, check out a collection of local vintage hot rods in the parking lot before the movie. Drive up in your own vintage car and see the movie for free. When: 1 p.m. Where: Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: $5 Info: 322-5638

ONGOING
Through Oct. 31
NIGHTFALL AT OLD TUCSON: Included are three haunted walk-throughs and three all-new live shows featuring Hollywood-style makeup and special effects. When: 6-10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Oct. 30-31; 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays Where: 201 S. Kinney Road Price: $20.95 for 12 and older, $17.95 for children 4-11 (tax not included); $5 and $4 discount coupons available at Circle K and Subway locations. Info: 883-0100

Come and jam all day Sunday

The entire community is invited to join the veterans of VVA 106 for the 19th annual Nam Jam, a patriotic event and concert with more than a dozen southern Arizona bands. The event will open with an American Indian blessing and then Massing of the Colors. Food and drink will be on sale, as well as the traditional Nam Jam T-shirts, military and veterans memorabilia. Information booths from veterans organizations will be on hand, plus the Traveling Vietnam Museum and Memorial. Motorcyclists, which begin the day at Esperanza en Escalante, will end at the Nam Jam for a judged motorcycle show. When: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday Where: Kennedy Fiesta Park, 3700 S. La Cholla Blvd. Price: free (donations of canned/nonperishable food appreciated) Info: 298-0082, tucsonnamvets.org

Early art sale tied to Day of the Dead

Tohono Chul Park’s Dia de los Muertos Show and Sale features a vast array of beautiful and one-of-a-kind Mexican folk art for sale and demonstration. Items – priced $2-$250 – include papier-mache figures by Andres Chavez and Laura Sollano, ceramic figures by the Castillo family, fabric purses, jewelry, stickers, books and cards. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Saturday Where: Wilson Room, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte Price: free admission Info: 742-6455

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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