Citizen Staff Writer
Entertainment news about personalities and events with an Old Pueblo connection.
Fourkiller Flats host CD
release party at Plush
It’s a comeback. Tucson’s Southern rock group Fourkiller Flats were on their way a few years ago, but imploded on the trip. Now they’ve put together some new material they’ve been playing around, and here’s the new CD, “Treasure and Trash” to support that. When: 9:30 a.m. Friday Where: Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Price: $5 Info: 798-1298, www.plushtucson.com
Local authors Gunn, Hayes
sign their new books
Mostly Books hosts a book signing for Southwest Crime Ink members Elizabeth Gunn and J.M. Hayes.
Gunn has a new Sarah Burke novel, “New River Blues,” a sequel to “Cool in Tucson” with a downtown reconstruction project as a backdrop to a double murder.
Hayes has a new Mad Dog and Englishman mystery called “Server Down,” with murder and bombings tied to a computer fantasy game that brings light to election fixing and police corruption. When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday Where: Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: free Info: 571-0110
Desert Sons celebrate
release of new CD
First off, happy 20th to the Desert Sons!
For two decades, the band has performed its blend of contemporary and traditional Western music, and now it’s time for CD No. 5, “Songs Along the Trail.”
The band has made a name for itself emulating the silver screen’s “singing cowboy” style made popular by the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Arizona’s own Rex Allen. Advance tickets available at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave., and Plaza Liquors, 2642 N. Campbell Ave. When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave. Price: $15 advance, $18 at the door Info: 319-9966, www.rhythmandroots.org
‘Supernanny’ on the hunt for bad Tucson-area kids
Attention, Tucson parents: ABC TV wants you and your unruly kids.
The network is casting families for its “Supernanny” and “Supermanny” shows in which Jo Frost and Mike Ruggles, respectively, help frazzled and desperate parents regain control of themselves and their out-of-control children.
Interested moms and dads can apply online at www.supernanny.com or call 877-626-6984 for more information.
after 4-year hiatus
Longtime Tucson singer-songwriter Austin Counts played with Club Gotham’s house band, Union 5, back in the day. Internal strife eventually broke up the band, leading Counts and his acoustic act to go solo.
After a four-year hiatus from the music scene, he follows his 2004 CD, “Acoustic Skeletons” with his new “You Are the Scene.” The party will be in Plush’s lounge. When: 9:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Price: free Info: 798-1298, www.plushtucson.com
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