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Perri Jewelers: 72 Years in the Heart of the Old Pueblo

Perri Jewelers: 72 Years in the Heart of the Old Pueblo

December 4, 2017 |

Congress Street is buzzing on a recent Saturday afternoon. Buses and cars move slowly along Downtown’s main artery, as do the people sauntering along the sidewalks and crosswalks. It’s mid-November and restaurant patios are packed with diners enjoying their lunches and temperatures in the mid-70s. My husband and I chat about the current and recent […]

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Gabriel Naïm Amor’s “Moments Before”

Gabriel Naïm Amor’s “Moments Before”

December 4, 2017 |

This nine-track album of instrumentals is gorgeous, sparse, reflective, quiet, understated, and deftly executed – with jazz, orchestral/classical, blues, and cinematic vibes. It gives room for the listener to fill in the stories from one’s own imaginative perspective, or simply the chance to just zone out and let the notes wash over you. It’s easy […]

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Zocalo Magazine – November 2017 issue

Zocalo Magazine – November 2017 issue

November 2, 2017 |

Read the November 2017 issue of Zocalo

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Beautiful Souls Born Under Different Circumstances

Beautiful Souls Born Under Different Circumstances

November 1, 2017 |

UA brings a documentary film, a one-women play and a series of workshops to Tucson for the Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights events this November.  “Most of society doesn’t even notice that the people who live in tents even exist. They too are beautiful souls born under different circumstances.” These are the quotes closing The […]

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Ritual, Scent & Healing

Ritual, Scent & Healing

October 5, 2017 |

Perfume is the smell of creation, a sign dramatically delivered to our senses of the Earth’s regenerative powers – a message of hope and a message of pleasure. – Claude LeFever in Tom Robbins’s “Jitterbug Perfume” The aromatic bodywork offered at Ritual by Kate’s Magik, 215 N. Court Ave., is a luxuriant, transportive, deeply relaxing and […]

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October 2017 Digital Edition

October 2017 Digital Edition

October 4, 2017 |

Read the October 2017 issue of Zocalo Magazine

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Mindful in a World of Distractions: Leila Lopez’s “Our Animal Skin”

Mindful in a World of Distractions: Leila Lopez’s “Our Animal Skin”

September 4, 2017 |

Leila Lopez writes songs that explore the depths of human relationships, with ourselves and others, and our emotional struggles as we move through this thing called life. She is vulnerable, resilient and authentic, sapient, contemplative, kind and loving, and her richly layered folk songs are imbued with those attributes. The album is also imbued with […]

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September 2017 Digital Edition

September 2017 Digital Edition

September 2, 2017 |

Read the September 2017 digital edition of Zocalo

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Sonic Storytelling

Sonic Storytelling

September 2, 2017 |

Under an August noon, Chris Black handed me his recently pressed CDs, Lullabies & Nightmares: Chamber Music Vol. 1 and Downtown Suite & Cooper Must Die. I told him, “I only know how to write about this based on the vibes I get from the music. I’m not a classically trained musician.” He smiled and […]

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Magnetic Anomaly

Magnetic Anomaly

July 6, 2017 |

Cobra Family Picnic Magnetic Anomaly Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz Records Imagine a terrestrial cobra family picnic: some packrat samosas, perhaps a coconut mongoose curry and a birds egg lassi, laid out in a jungle glade somewhere, a tiger roaring in the background for atmosphere. Then imagine an extraterrestrial cobra family picnic, as papa cobra, mama cobra […]

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