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January 2015 Poetry

January 2015 Poetry

January 5, 2015 |

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NMWG 2nd Annual Benefit Show

NMWG 2nd Annual Benefit Show

December 3, 2014 |

NMWG 2nd Annual Benefit Show/Fundraiser for Southern Arizona Lupus Foundation Sat, Dec 6 Cafe Passe, 415 N. 4th Ave., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (acoustic songwriters) Flycatcher, 340 E. 6th Ave., 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. (electric bands) $10/venue or $15 for both NMWG.org Musicians from all over Arizona, including: Sedona, Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Bisbee will once again […]

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Where the Thunder Is Born

Where the Thunder Is Born

December 2, 2014 |

In a lush desert of five seasons, the most sensory intense season is that of the late summer monsoons. When the residents watch with anticipation the clouds building through the day and pray – please give us precipitation, bring us los chubascos! Bring us the relief of release from the searing, breath stealing, oppressive humid […]

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December Poetry

December Poetry

December 2, 2014 |

Bus Graveyard Still you can see the blue under the nose below Dia de los Muertos eye cavities, glassy shine long splintered, littering the dressing room to the afterlife like the left-behind glitter of a Bollywood star. Though piled as if in a mass grave the huddled shells seem content to lie close to those […]

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Southern Arizona’s Natural Wonders

Southern Arizona’s Natural Wonders

December 1, 2014 |

A Show & Tell with Dr. Joaquin Ruiz On a daily basis, most of us are inured to our environment’s incomparable beauty, its rich ecosystems, deep history, and the gorgeous mountains surrounding the Tucson valley. We’re focusing on immediate needs – getting to work, paying rent, buying groceries, taking care of the kids and the […]

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It’s Time for the Old Pueblo to Refresh its Constitution

It’s Time for the Old Pueblo to Refresh its Constitution

November 20, 2014 |

In 1929, when Tucson’s voter-approved City Charter came into effect, there were approximately 30,000 people living here. The Fox Theatre opened that year and the Valley National Bank Building – Tucson’s first skyscraper – had just been built for the staggering cost of $1 million. We had the first library in the state, the first […]

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Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios: “Tombstone”

Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios: “Tombstone”

November 10, 2014 |

Sometimes music speaks to the listener as a songwriter’s personal history and observations. Sometimes, the pieces of music speak to the listener as a history, as in the history of Tucson or of the Western U.S. With Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios’ latest release, “Tombstone,” the sound and words of the 12 tracks work together […]

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Show & Tell for Grown Ups

Show & Tell for Grown Ups

November 5, 2014 |

Under subdued lighting in a Downtown bar, one generally doesn’t expect to see a panel of flat screens lit up with multi-media presentations by University of Arizona professors. But on a monthly basis, that is precisely what happens at Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St. On select Wednesdays, UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry […]

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An Afternoon with Jimmy Santiago Baca

An Afternoon with Jimmy Santiago Baca

November 1, 2014 |

Presented by The University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry & College of Education Thu, Nov 6 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free UA Student Union, 1303 E University Blvd., Kiva Room, 2nd Floor Confluencenter.arizona.edu Poet and community activist Jimmy Santiago Baca – who was a runaway at 13, served a five-year maximum security prison sentence, where […]

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Art Happens in Storied Congress Space

Art Happens in Storied Congress Space

November 1, 2014 |

Art Happens in Storied Congress Space Krikawa Jewelry Designs is upping the ante downtown, adding its new design studio, gallery and retail space to an already critical mass of cool on Congress The eastern end of Congress exerts a gravitational pull downtown – with a steady diet of food and drink phenomena. But it’s time […]

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