Staples returns to the Fox Theatre in September.

Fox Theatre gives sneak peek
at fall season

Powerhouse vocalist and Staple Singers alumna Mavis Staples returns to Tucson on Sept. 5. Staples, who turns 75 this year, is one in a long list of artists and productions that will be featured at the historic venue during its 2014 fall season.

Tickets for the fall shows go on sale at noon  next Thursday.

Among the offerings:

Sept. 16 — Last Comic Standing.

Oct. 9 — Paul Reiser.

Oct. 11 — “Girls Night: The Musical.”

Oct. 13 — Asia.

Oct. 16 — Lee Ann Womack.

Nov. 6 — David Sedaris.

Nov. 9 — Senegal Gospel Choir.

Nov. 13 — New Orleans Legends with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allan Toussaint.

Nov. 22 — Late Night Catechism.

Dec. 19 — Mariachi Sol De Mexico.

Claypool strips down
with new duo project

Les Claypool has worn many hats since breaking onto the national music scene with his quirky rock group Primus more than three decades ago.

On Friday, the bassist will bring his latest creation, the stripped-down outfit Duo De Twang to the Rialto Theatre.

Claypool and his duo partner, Bryan Kehoe, lean more toward Americana with the new project, which keeps things simple with a guitar, bass, vocals and foot-based percussion.

Expect to hear new Claypool material, as well as classic Primus hits with a rootsy bend.

The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $24-$27 through the Rialto box office, 740-1000.

Also playing…

— The Journey tribute show Journey Revisited at Casino del Sol’s AVA, June 19.

— Hip-hop artist Dizzy Wright promoting his EP “State of Mind” at Hotel Congress, Sunday.

Gerald M. Gay