Author Archive: Jon D Auria

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Arizona’s First Wild Animal Hospital

Arizona’s First Wild Animal Hospital

March 4, 2014 |

Already serving as one of the few wild animal hospitals in the country, Tucson Wildlife Center is expanding with a cutting edge new hospital. Since it’s opening in 1998, Tucson Wildlife Center has thrived as a regional care center where people can bring in sick, injured or abandoned wild animals from the desert so they […]

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Rialto Gala: A Red Letter Event

Rialto Gala: A Red Letter Event

February 1, 2014 |

Tucson’s beloved music venue the Rialto Theatre is throwing their second annual fundraiser – the Rialto Gala: A Red Letter Event – on Saturday, Feb. 15. The evening features music from the 1960s era of Motown and pop provided by the Phoenix-based cover band 60s Bandstand Show, food and beverage tastings provided by Downtown restaurants […]

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Lens on the Land: Environmental Photography of the Santa Rita Mountain Range

Lens on the Land: Environmental Photography of the Santa Rita Mountain Range

January 29, 2014 |

The beautiful Santa Rita Mountain Range in Southern Arizona is a tranquil and serene stretch of land that harbors a diversity of rare animals, plant species, water resources and communities that have inhabited the area for generations. Currently, the area is facing a threat in the form of a proposed copper mine that would cost […]

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A Festival of Musical Decadence

A Festival of Musical Decadence

January 22, 2014 |

The second annual Tucson Desert Song Festival returns from Jan. 30 to Feb. 16 and unites Tucson’s exceptional arts groups with world-renowned performers to celebrate the power of song. The 11-day festival takes on the theme of French composition, as the work of beloved composers Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, Poulenc and others will be performed by […]

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A Child’s Best Friend

A Child’s Best Friend

January 8, 2014 |

At four years of age, Tatiana’s life had been one filled with violence, abuse and neglect. Needless to say, it wasn’t surprising that when she found herself transplanted to a crisis nursery she had absolutely no desire to interact or open up to any of the caring staff or other children that now surrounded her. […]

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Rescuing Abandoned Reptiles

Rescuing Abandoned Reptiles

December 4, 2013 |

Every year in the U.S. millions of pets are abandoned, discarded or dumped due to neglectful pet owners or those who lack the ability to raise and maintain the animals once they’re fully grown. While the most common pets in the U.S. are dogs are and cats, many of these deserted creatures are reptiles. But […]

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Lead Guitar Brings Music Back to Tucson Classrooms

Lead Guitar Brings Music Back to Tucson Classrooms

December 3, 2013 |

It’s no secret that children who study music at a young age receive significant advantages that help them excel in the classroom and in life thanks to the cerebral gifts music education provides. Studies have proven that kids who are taught music have larger vocabularies, enhanced problem solving skills, boosted critical thinking, are better at […]

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Covering The Greats

Covering The Greats

November 25, 2013 |

This month, local musicians are paying homage to an array of legendary musical acts by recreating their music for the 15th annual Great Cover Up. The wildly popular charitable event will feature 30 bands performing selections from famous groups, and maybe dressing the part, from all generations and genres. It spans three nights and three […]

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The Gathering of Souls

The Gathering of Souls

October 30, 2013 |

In it’s twenty-fourth year, the All Souls Procession returns to honor the dead and celebrate life in one of the Southwest‘s biggest events. On Sunday, Nov. 3 the streets of downtown Tucson and the surrounding neighborhoods will be transformed for a yearly gathering of epic magnitude for a divine purpose. Drums will bellow as citizens […]

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Honoring Tucson Musicians

Honoring Tucson Musicians

September 23, 2013 |

Tucson Musicians Museum Hosts Its Annual Induction Ceremony & Fundraiser Sept. 29 “All of our inductees are uniquely special and it’s our goal to educate the Tucson community on the amazing talent that we have in this town,” explains Tucson Musicians Museum co-founder and president George Howard. “Our mantra is to cultivate, preserve and perpetuate Tucson’s […]

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