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Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

October 16, 2015 |

An Innovative Way to Drive Economic Development This month, Tucson creators and entrepreneurs come together for the first ever “10West Festival,” a new and innovative approach to fostering a creative and technological environment in Tucson, with the goal of attracting and retaining talent in Southern Arizona. To learn more about the festival, Zócalo reached out […]

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Agave Fest

Agave Fest

May 1, 2015 |

by Cristina Manos Mezcal is tequila’s cousin, made from the heart of the maguey plant, a type of agave native to Mexico. The spirit is called the “elixir of the gods” and Hotel Congress is getting ready to celebrate this Earthly gift starting at 6pm on Saturday, May 2 for the seventh year in a […]

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The Downtown Clifton

The Downtown Clifton

March 4, 2015 |

Clif Taylor is Tucson through-and-through. For starters, he was born and raised here, and one of his first concerts was actually an Elvis show at the TCC. Thanks to an interest he shared with his father growing up, he’s on a first-name basis with some of Mexico’s most famous bullfighters and, whether you know it […]

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Art Happens in Storied Congress Space

Art Happens in Storied Congress Space

November 1, 2014 |

Art Happens in Storied Congress Space Krikawa Jewelry Designs is upping the ante downtown, adding its new design studio, gallery and retail space to an already critical mass of cool on Congress The eastern end of Congress exerts a gravitational pull downtown – with a steady diet of food and drink phenomena. But it’s time […]

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Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

Sidecar Serves Mindful Mixed Drinks

July 26, 2014 |

Lead barkeep Luke Anable has thought carefully about everything on the menu at Sidecar, the newest 900 square-foot concept bar by Tucson restaurateur Ari Shapiro. Working with fellow Wilko mixologist, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Anable custom-crafted each house recipe and hand-selected every bottle on display behind the bar in the newly renovated space in the Broadway Village […]

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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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Contemporary Art of the Southwest

Contemporary Art of the Southwest

June 26, 2014 |

Schiffer Publishing recently issued a gorgeous compendium of Southwestern artists and their work, covering Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. While the artists included is just over 100—admittedly low for the depth and breadth concentrated in just Tucson alone—the author does say in her introduction that “The Southwest is rich with artists. I could have easily […]

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Sacred Machine: Creation, Evolution & Moving On

Sacred Machine: Creation, Evolution & Moving On

May 1, 2014 |

It’s easy to get deep with Daniel Martin Diaz and Paula Catherine Valencia. Diaz’s art and Valencia’s writing—plus their music with Blind Divine and Crystal Radio—dig into the heart of the mysteries of existence. One cannot look at Diaz’s work without feeling pulled into a rabbit hole of esoteric human inquiries; his pieces—especially in his […]

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Downtown’s Shifting Landscape

Downtown’s Shifting Landscape

May 1, 2014 |

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the mid-‘80s and through the ‘90s and early ‘00s, Downtown was considered a schlumpy locale eschewed by seemingly many Tucsonans. It was the artists, musicians, the writers and photographers, galleries, […]

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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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