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First Ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar

First Ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar

July 23, 2014 |

First ride on the Tucson Modern Streetcar (Sun Link) on Monday, July 21, 2014. A segmented time-lapse showing portions of the route through downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue, Main Gate Square, and the University of Arizona.

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Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

Peter Frampton Plays Ring Master

July 22, 2014 |

Forget about Ringling Brothers’ “Greatest Show On Earth!” Peter Frampton’ Circus — his Guitar Circus, to be precise — is much more bad-ass with its guitar-shredding virtuosos like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph on board. Now in its second year, Frampton says the concept for the tour-in-three-parts grew simply out of “woodshedding on […]

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“Sunrise for Everyone”

“Sunrise for Everyone”

July 18, 2014 |

La Cerca Promises & Delivers Andrew Gardner is a driven musician. He has placed his songwriting and performing ambitions in the vessel of La Cerca, his musical project of choice, for over a dozen years. Now, at long last, many pieces of rock orchestration and musical prestidigitation which have heretofore only been available to those […]

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Library Events Abolish Boredom

Library Events Abolish Boredom

July 11, 2014 |

The yearly inferno is upon us, dear Tucsonans. The dog days of summer are here and your seat belt buckle sizzles silently, waiting to scorch your poor fingers unless you happen to have a sweating fountain drink nearby to ease the burn. And if you happen to have young ones, you will no doubt hear […]

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Wildest America

Wildest America

July 8, 2014 |

Landscape photographers are an entirely different breed than most other photographers. This is primarily due to the dedication  required to get to many of the places they shoot, but it is also their ability to be patient – waiting for the right moment to click the shutter – and being alone for extended periods of time. […]

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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

July 7, 2014 |

Tucson is known for its many distinguishing qualities including breathtaking summer sunsets, its surplus of renowned local artists and its citizens’ fondness for canine companions. So it’s only fitting to celebrate the summer in the Old Pueblo by bringing together the ample art and dog communities to enjoy a beautiful evening for the third annual […]

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Experience Desert Birding & Wildlife

Experience Desert Birding & Wildlife

July 6, 2014 |

Tucson’s urbanites encounter wildlife on a regular basis. Our neighborhoods resound with bird songs 12 months of the year. Lizards, snakes, coyotes roam far and wide. I see rabbits on every walk in my mid-town ‘hood. Having lived in Tucson for over twenty years, I recognize that the Sonoran Desert’s boundary between town and the […]

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Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

July 5, 2014 |

During a recent road trip I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit an American landmark that I had wanted to visit for many years – the Mitchell Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota. The exterior of the Corn Palace is adorned with decorative murals that are constructed almost entirely of corn kernels. It […]

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Call for Poetry Submissions

Call for Poetry Submissions

July 2, 2014 |

Zócalo Magazine invites poets with Tucson connections to submit up to three original, previously unpublished (including online) poems, any style, 40 line limit per poem.  Our only criterion is excellence. No online submissions. Multiple submissions OK if you notify us ASAP of acceptance elsewhere. Please include the following contact information on your manuscript: mailing address, […]

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“A” Mountain Fireworks

“A” Mountain Fireworks

June 30, 2014 |

Announcement from the City of Tucson…. “With special thanks to Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment for its generous donation, the fireworks celebration from “A” Mountain will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., Friday, July 4. “On behalf of the people of Tucson, I want to thank the folks at Desert Diamond for sponsoring this year’s 4th […]

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