I figure this is how heaven smells when I walk into Oliver Ray’s workplace. It’s the aroma of coffee.
When Tucson passed from Mexican to American hands in the mid-1800s, newcomers began to flow from the East. Not all of them spoke English, either. Some spoke Yiddish or an Eastern European language.
As the Latino population continues to increase in Pima County and in the state, it portends positive dividends for businesses seeking to grow. But at the same time, it poses a challenge for all Arizona residents, according to a report released Thursday by the Tucson and Arizona Hispanic cham…
Long before President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and even before former President Bill Clinton attempted to implement heath-care reform, Julia Corral Soto talked about providing fair and inexpensive medical services for everyone.
It was Christmas Eve 1944, and Manuel Encinas, a U.S. Army soldier, was on a reconnaissance mission.
Geraldo Cadava was born in Tucson but left when he was a child. Still, he returns often to visit family.
It was a day like another day. Before the sun rose over the Rincon Mountains, Jesús Ramón González headed off to his construction job. He left his three children, sister and parents sleeping in the home they share in South Tucson.
It was several months before Wall Street crashed, ushering in the financial maelstrom of the 1929. In Tucson, so goes the story, Grace Bakewell called her friend Clara Hughes with a grand idea: “How would you like to help me start a Junior League?”
Ron Medvescek / La Estrella de TucsónLos estudiantes Hzayana Leyva, Nubia González y Óscar Elías escuchaban atentos la charla el pasado 4 de octubre del ex senador Alfredo Gutiérrez sobre cómo este país les ha fallado a los inmigrantes. El político resaltó en entrevista la valentía del ex re…
Anyone who has remodeled an old house has made unexpected discoveries.
Teatro Libertad fue un colectivo de artistas, activistas, educadores, que unieron su energía y creatividad para dar voz a los reclamos sociales.
Cortesía de Colecciones Especiales de la UA.Este volante describe el trabajo del Teatro Libertad, un colectivo chicano de teatro bilingüe creado en 1975 y que actuó por alrededor de 15 años. La Biblioteca Central de la UA exhibe la historia de este grupo y su influencia en el debate de los t…
Teatro Libertad’s members
It was the beginning of 1975 and clamors for social change were loud.
Pardon Carla Morrison if she sounds a bit giddy about her newfound success. It’s just that the Mexican singer-songwriter did not expect her star to ascend so quickly.
Armando C. Elías loved local history. He studied it, talked about it and wrote what he discovered.
Lea Marquez-Peterson, presidenta de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Tucsón.
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/APPedro Almodóvar, director de “I’m So Excited”, firma autógrafos a sus fans en el Festival de Cine de Los Ángeles el pasado mes de junio.
When Ray Suarez, the senior correspondent for the PBS “Newshour” program, began to write about Latinos in the United States, he began with a conundrum: how to compress centuries of history into a book that could be accessible to a teenager as well as an adult.
foto de archivo/La estrella de TucsónEn una foto de 2003, Mary Helen Aguilar visita la tumba de su hermano, José Manuel Quesney, en el panteón de South Lawn. La familia de Quesney celebró su vida y su memoria el pasado 15 de septiembre, 45 años después de su muerte en la guerra de Vietnam en 1968.
This afternoon, family and friends of Jose Manuel Quesney will gather at South Lawn Memorial Cemetery to remember and to celebrate him.
Cuban diva Omara Portuondo returns to Tucson with the Buena Vista Social Club, Saturday, Sept. 14, at UA Centennial Hall. Portuondo, a long time singing star, has anchored the BVSC club since the release of the orchestra's debut 1997 recording. -- Credit: Courtesy the artist.
En esta foto del 27 de octubre del 2012, el músico Carlos Santana habla en una conferencia de prensa en Nueva Delhi, India. Santana, Billy Joel, el jazzista Herbie Hancock y la estrella de la ópera Martina Arroyo son los cuatro músicos que recibirán este año honores del Centro Kennedy, junto…
When the popular Buena Vista Social Club takes to the stage Saturday at the UA’s Centennial Hall, it will come after Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca wows the audience with his brilliant jazz improvisation, Afro-Cuban songs and Middle Eastern sounds.
When the Tucson High School football team took to its home field late last month for its first game of the season, most people did not realize that the large, west-facing “T” atop the main school building looked different.
It’s highly unusual for a touring band to return to Tucson less than five months after appearing before a rousing audience.
Foto AP/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy NewmanDiana Nyad recibe atención médica luego de nadar 110 millas de Cuba a Cayo Hueso, Florida, en imagen proporcionada por Florida Keys News Bureau. Nyad, de 64 años, se convirtió en la primera persona en cruzar el Estrecho de Florida Straits sin una jaula…
In the sparsely decorated office of Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda, on the top floor of City Hall, a copy of a February 1958 Arizona Highways magazine lays on a small table. A photo of Tucson, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the background and a bank of thick white clouds in a smog-free…
Challenger Middle School is not only home to Little League Softball champions. It is home to an academic team of champions.
For nearly 25 years, Ana Ma, who has labored in the political worlds of Tucson and Washington, D.C., has done so behind the scenes, shunning the public light. She preferred that others stand in its brightness.
I'm feelin' blue. While the corpulent white clouds form and collect nearly every afternoon, this summer's rains haven't given us much to cheer about. Even the little rain that has managed to make its way into our water-starved valley has left me unimpressed.
When students at Sam Hughes Elementary School return to classes Thursday, they'll have a gift waiting for them. They won't have to unwrap it, but they won't be able to take it home.
It is not every day that a documentary is made about a local bakery. But for La Estrella Bakery that day has come.
Their piercing eyes first grab your attention. Hers radiate innocence. His are filled with sorrow.
The palpitating sounds of rumba flamenco will resonate at the Rialto Theatre Friday night with Tucson's Tesoro and friends.
The echo of the small, hard rubber ball bounces off the walls on the courts at Reid Park.
Alejandra Gerardo was at work when the news broke. Her partner, Narda Rivera, was in her office when the Supreme Court announced its ruling in support of gay rights.
I think it was Antonio Aguilar who first helped connect me with my father. I did not know him when he began weaving a connection between the two Portillos, Sr. and Jr. But I knew him through his music: Mexican ranchera.
When we last left Carlos Martinez, the Tucson "Dreamer" who last year received a work permit and two-year temporary residency under Deferred Action, he said that if a job and driver's license were unavailable in Arizona, he would leave.
La Estrella de Tucsón, Cox Business and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have joined together to recognize two successful Latina entrepreneurs, Julie Gallego-Gonzalez and Tannya Gaxiola.
Matthew Bryson and Alan Fernando Parra were excited as they prepared to meet a hero Friday morning.
A couple of songs into Juanes' 90-minute muscular concert at AVA Thursday night, the Colombian rocker turned to Bob Marley's reggae classic "Could You Be Loved" - anchored by a banjo.
A couple of songs into Juanes’ 90-minute muscular concert at AVA Thursday night, the Colombian rocker turned to Bob Marley’s reggae classic “Could You Be Loved” — anchored by a banjo.
In 1974, three years out of the University of Arizona's pharmacy college, John Arredondo took a job dispensing medicines "in a little hole."
'So how's my old altar boy doing?" I didn't need to look up to know it was Monsignor Tom Cahalane. His Irish brogue is a giveaway.
While the boys and girls of summer play out their dreams on the diamond-shaped fields, Jesús Terán Montaño can only reminisce about his baseball days.
They didn't know how it would all turn out when the first homeless people lined up at the soup kitchen, over the objections of city officials and residents.
When William James Fisher arrived in Phoenix in 1978, the Tucson-born attorney intended to return home someday.