Author Archive: Eric Swedlund

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R Bar Set to Open

R Bar Set to Open

July 2, 2014 |

Rialto Theatre Expands Operations With New Bar The Rialto Theatre is opening a new bar, adding top-quality beverages to the live music experience. Slated for an opening in mid-July, the R Bar across Herbert Avenue from the theater will add craft cocktails and draft beer and wine to the Rialto’s options. The 1,100 square-foot bar […]

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Sorry About the Garden’s Dynamic Command

Sorry About the Garden’s Dynamic Command

June 14, 2014 |

For the members of Sorry About the Garden, songwriting isn’t a quiet pursuit, but one they approach with the edgy excitability of adrenaline junkies. Creating and playing music fulfills an essential need, says Sara Louise Mohr, the band’s vocalist and piano/keyboard player. Formed last fall, the group combines a wide range of experience and styles. […]

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Tucson Guitar Festival

Tucson Guitar Festival

June 7, 2014 |

Classical, blues, rock, country, Celtic, Hawaiian, jazz, flamenco and even air. Yes, the guitar is indeed the versatile backbone of much of the music that touches our lives and captures our imaginations. The second annual Park Place Guitar Festival on Saturday, June 14–with a kick off-event Friday, June 13–celebrates those styles and more, featuring over […]

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Laughter As Medicine

Laughter As Medicine

June 5, 2014 |

Not every circus travels in an ambulance. But the Emergency Circus has a mission to uplift the hurt and healing, with entertainment and fun. “Laughter and joyful feelings have been proved to increase endorphins, which relieves pain,” says Clay “Mazing” Letson, one of the founders and performers for the Emergency Circus. Founded in Tucson, the nonprofit […]

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Albert Chamillard’s Abstractions

Albert Chamillard’s Abstractions

May 7, 2014 |

Albert Chamillard slowly builds his drawings, layering thousands of small precise marks until the form takes shape. His style–patient, reflective and emblematic–emerged over time. As an art student at the UA, Chamillard concentrated on larger works, four-foot by five-foot, with bold charcoal drawings. After having kids, he says it became harder to get out of […]

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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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What is Consciousness?

What is Consciousness?

April 9, 2014 |

The question—as fundamental and mysterious as any in the universe—intrigues an array of scientists and philosophers today as it has for centuries. Scientists, philosophers, researchers, scholars, artists, students and humanists from around the world will convene in Tucson this month to speak, listen, discuss, debate and present their ideas on the exact nature of consciousness. […]

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