Author Archive: Jon D Auria

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Remembering Together

Remembering Together

November 4, 2015 |

The 2015 All Souls Procession Weekend With thousands of more participants, a finale performance of grand proportions and epic new art and music installments, the All Souls Procession of 2015 is bigger and more impactful than ever before. What began in 1990 as a small gathering to celebrate the memories of deceased loved ones through […]

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Vintage Finds at Nuevo Bazaar

Vintage Finds at Nuevo Bazaar

February 3, 2015 |

With all of the big developments to downtown that have brought a slew of shiny new restaurants, bars, stores and attractions, it’s nice to experience something with local charm and a bohemian feel that epitomizes the true essence of Tucson. That was the exact impetus that drove Tim Hagyard to create the Nuevo Bazaar Downtown […]

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Diving Into History: The Buffet Bar Turns 80

Diving Into History: The Buffet Bar Turns 80

November 1, 2014 |

The repeal of the prohibition act in 1934 ushered in a new era for America. As the sale and consumption of alcohol once again became legal, people all over the US rejoiced with emphatic cheers while more than a few pints clanked together in celebration. It was at this time that a small Tucson bar […]

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Celebrating Two Decades of Funk

Celebrating Two Decades of Funk

October 2, 2014 |

While it may seem like being a musician in a band is a glorious, instantly rewarding, fool-proof way to shine in the spotlight and soak up all of the success that comes with performing on stage and recording albums, the sad truth is that most musical outfits are short lived and only have the lifespan […]

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Suds for Sun Sounds

Suds for Sun Sounds

September 11, 2014 |

When the temperatures are hot during the summer – and into the fall – months in the desert, few things beat enjoying the taste of a delicious beer on a warm day. Well, that is unless you’re enjoying sampling a number of different beers in the company of thousands of friends and people from your community and […]

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Combating Violence with Laughter

Combating Violence with Laughter

September 5, 2014 |

Physical abuse is a serious issue that plagues our society every day with astounding numbers of cases of violence – primarily against women – that hurt our family structures and those we love in debilitating ways. Every year over 4 million physical assaults occur on women dealt by their partners; women under 24-years-old are at […]

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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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Cruise Tucson’s Art Scene

Cruise Tucson’s Art Scene

June 1, 2014 |

Tucson is widely known for having one of the most diverse and impressive communities of artists in the country and to celebrate the local scene and kick off the summer season, Saturday, June 7 marks the return of the Summer Art Cruise. Hosted by the Central Tucson Gallery Association, now on its 14th year, the […]

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How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

May 4, 2014 |

Before the days of hip-hop, dubstep, disco, punk rock, metal, electro-pop, alternative and all modern genres, there was a simpler kind of music where the voice was the main focus and the soul was emoted through passionate, honest lyrics that spoke of love, life and struggle. Duos, trios and quartets would line street corners, subway […]

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Who Is Linda Chorney?

Who Is Linda Chorney?

May 1, 2014 |

Singer-songwriter Linda Chorney’s tale is one of unbending perseverance and extreme dedication to her dream, as her music career has endured ups and downs that would break most people in her position along the way. After releasing six albums on her own during her 34-year career and embarking on endless stretches of touring, it appeared […]

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