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¡Es Tiempo para una Fiesta Grande!

¡Es Tiempo para una Fiesta Grande!

April 24, 2014 |

Get out your dancing boots and get ready for Fiesta Grande, Barrio Hollywood’s annual street fair! Start Saturday out with a parade and then enjoy more than 16 musical and dance groups, including the great tejano sounds of Hollywood Knights, Conjunto Fear and Mariachi Tesoro. Over a hundred vendors will line Grande Avenue for your […]

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Sustainable Historic Home Tour

Sustainable Historic Home Tour

April 24, 2014 |

The City of Tucson’s Historic Preservation and Sustainability programs are organizing a Sustainable Historic Home Tour for Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This self-guided open house tour will feature historic homes in Tucson that have been “green retrofitted” to be more sustainable, while remaining sensitive to their historic characters. Participants will […]

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A Slice of Titus Castanza

A Slice of Titus Castanza

April 10, 2014 |

Titus Castanza says his art is about survival. Realizing that fact pushed him to hone and focus his painting style, an expressive, raw, immediate and honest take on the world through his eyes. “My art is about my progression through my life. I’m constantly in survival mode. I try to paint quick, expressive pieces that […]

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Tucson Artists’ Open Studios

Tucson Artists’ Open Studios

April 10, 2014 |

Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13, 11am-5pm Complete details at TucsonOpenStudios.com The creative process is a fascinating thing. Trying to pinpoint the eureka moments of inspiration can be as elusive as drilling into quantum physics; getting to the finished product can be as tedious. Sometimes creation comes quickly, other times it takes years. What’s […]

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Summertime Companion Planting

Summertime Companion Planting

April 10, 2014 |

Spring has officially arrived in Tucson! Warmer than usual temperatures made for an interesting winter growing season. Those that chose to protect last year’s warm season perennials during the few frosty nights we had early in the winter were rewarded with continued harvests into the new year, while many cold-loving crops bolted early due to […]

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Ryanhood’s Return

Ryanhood’s Return

April 5, 2014 |

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” – Theodore Roosevelt After a couple of years of lying low due to music business and touring burn out, Tucson’s power-pop duo Ryanhood released a gorgeously melodic, folksy, acoustic guitar-driven 12-track disk at the end of 2013. The two […]

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The Carnivaleros: Western Swing to Tasty Americana

The Carnivaleros: Western Swing to Tasty Americana

April 5, 2014 |

Front man Gary Mackender and his all-star team of musicians bring eleven tunes—five instrumentals and six with lyrics—to life on The Carnivaleros’ latest offering, “Strictly Tabu.” The album’s musical styles are varied and each track is truthful to its particular genre; from western swing, waltzes and polka to just flat tasty Americana and more. Replete with […]

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Tidbits

Tidbits

April 4, 2014 |

Jazz Performances @ Main Gate Square Whether you are a jazz buff or someone interested in live entertainment, the concerts Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are hosting this month are sure to inspire. The shows take place at Main Gate Square on April 4 and April 18 at 7 p.m. in Geronimo Plaza, 814 […]

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April’s Bicycle Hullabaloos

April’s Bicycle Hullabaloos

April 3, 2014 |

Paolo Soleri, the architectural mastermind often credited as the grandfather of sustainability, saw the city as earth’s newest organism. More accurately, he called the city a “hyperorganism,” meaning that it exhibits traits of a living thing (consuming materials, putting out waste, supporting the lives of smaller organisms), but that it lacks the self-governing mechanisms (like […]

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Hilarious Homegrown Theater

Hilarious Homegrown Theater

April 3, 2014 |

Local playwright Peré Summers never aspired to write humor. In fact, until she retired two years ago, Summers spent her previous life as an occupational therapist—a job she once described as “being in a new play every forty-five minutes.” In her capacity as a medical professional she says she published a handful of papers in […]

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