Showing: 1-50 of 516

Search / Found (516)

Neto's Tucson: Bringing poetry to the conversation

Neto's Tucson: Bringing poetry to the conversation

The words, each one selected for a purpose and effect, erupt in staccato rhythm or they bend slowly. The words create images, both vivid and real, or sublime and surreal, taking the listener on a journey.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
04 le g sociales p1

04 le g sociales p1

El grupo de danza Xochipilli Centeo, una familia de la comunidad indígena Nahua, con orgullo participó en una causa importante para ellos y para toda la comunidad que busca ampliar el reconocimiento a la lucha de César Chávez.

April 01, 2014 10:26 am

Neto's Tucson: Backers of Rillito racetrack fear getting run over by the big guys

Tuesday, I sat in a meeting of special interests and a politician.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Kid from Michigan found lots to like in Tucson

Neto's Tucson: Kid from Michigan found lots to like in Tucson

Bob Elliott is still the BMOC.

March 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: School tie helps shape new life for former gang member as a community activist

After years of drugs, running with a gang, seeing his life spiral away, Cesar Aguirre had a decision to make. Either continue or change.

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: A new defense of Mexican-American Studies

Neto's Tucson: A new defense of Mexican-American Studies

In the past two editions of the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books, TUSD’s now defunct Mexican-American Studies program has occupied a sliver of space in the sprawling two-day event at the University of Arizona.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucsonans tend their home gardens with help from food bank

When they lived in Nicaragua, Christian Ortiz and her husband, Yasbin Herrera, learned to garden where too much water was a problem. Now living in Tucson, her hometown, their problem is exactly the opposite.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Families feel ancestral pull of Sonora River Valley

Growing up in her native Tucson, Bernadette Quiroz had long heard of a special, small Sonoran town, not far south of the border.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: UA professor works to restore felons civil rights

When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remarked last week that we should restore voting rights to people who have served their sentences after a felony conviction, Andy Silverman couldn’t have agreed more.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: History, political winds on the side of Tucson Dreamer

Meet Alejandra Salazar.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: New food bank CEO in Tucson confronts root causes of hunger

Neto's Tucson: New food bank CEO in Tucson confronts root causes of hunger

Almost 10 years ago, I met Michael McDonald in the Pueblo Gardens neighborhood, around South Campbell Avenue and East 36th Street, an overstressed area filled with struggling families.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Playwrights aim to shine light on Tucson's Mexican-American Studies fight

Much has been written about the demise of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson. News reports, locally and nationally, documented the state-sponsored campaign to eliminate the once-successful education program in the Tucson Unified School District.

January 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Economics don't allow developer to save historic home, he explains

Neto's Tucson: Economics don't allow developer to save historic home, he explains

In last week’s column, I wrote about a historical home in the Rincon Heights neighborhood that was threatened with demolition unless it was sold.

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Historic home

Historic home

This home at the corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue near the University of Arizona is scheduled to be demolished Monday.

January 17, 2014 8:43 pm
Neto's Tucson: Charming 1897 Tucson home in danger of being razed

Neto's Tucson: Charming 1897 Tucson home in danger of being razed

In the Rincon Heights neighborhood, at the southeast corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, sits an old, lovely home. While it is empty and in need of lots of TLC, the house still radiates yesterday’s charm and character.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Old Rincon Heights home

Old Rincon Heights home

This 1897 home in Rincon Heights, at East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, is likely to be demolished and replaced by a multi-unit apartment building.

January 10, 2014 12:21 pm
Tucson woman remembered as fearless in fighting injustices

Tucson woman remembered as fearless in fighting injustices

I can’t remember exactly when and where I first met Nancy Gallen, but it was in the late 1970s on a picket line, probably in front of a Safeway store in town. I was a student at the University of Arizona and she was the local organizer for the United Farm Workers grape boycott.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: These guys leave their worries off the field

If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday morning, members of the Rattlers’ baseball team are carefully running the bases and misjudging fly balls at Mission Manor Park. What do you expect from the boys, who are over 60 years in age?

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Neto: Democrats are right to challenge Obama on deportations

Democrats in Congress are finally getting some spine when it comes to President Obama and deportations.

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Neto: He's a poet, a musician, but he finds his calling in coffee

Neto: He's a poet, a musician, but he finds his calling in coffee

I figure this is how heaven smells when I walk into Oliver Ray’s workplace. It’s the aroma of coffee.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Jewish and Latino communities share history, goals in Tucson

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.

November 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz.'s growing, youthful Latino population poses potential, challenges

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…

November 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Longtime healthcare advocate 'did it her way'

Neto's Tucson: Longtime healthcare advocate 'did it her way'

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.

November 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Thank you to veterans like Manuel Encinas

Neto's Tucson: Thank you to veterans like Manuel Encinas

It was Christmas Eve 1944, and Manuel Encinas, a U.S. Army soldier, was on a reconnaissance mission.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Neto's Tucson: Anti-immigration rhetoric has distorted reality of border life, book says

Geraldo Cadava was born in Tucson but left when he was a child. Still, he returns often to visit family.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Let's talk about HIV/AIDS

Let’s talk.

October 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Missing mud flap leads to possible deportation

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Portillo: New book chronicles wide impact of Junior League of 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?”

October 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Alfredo Gutierrez speaks at UA

Alfredo Gutierrez speaks at UA

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…

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
Neto's Tucson: Renovation spurs "discovery in plain sight" at Mission San Xavier

Neto's Tucson: Renovation spurs "discovery in plain sight" at Mission San Xavier

Anyone who has remodeled an old house has made unexpected discoveries.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
100413-le C Teatro-p3

100413-le C Teatro-p3

Teatro Libertad fue un colectivo de artistas, activistas, educadores, que unieron su energía y creatividad para dar voz a los reclamos sociales.

September 30, 2013 12:08 pm
100413-le C Teatro-p2

100413-le C Teatro-p2

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…

September 30, 2013 12:08 pm

Teatro Libertad's members

Teatro Libertad’s members

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

Theater group explored issues of the day

It was the beginning of 1975 and clamors for social change were loud.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Related
Carla Morrison: From start to stardom in 3 years

Carla Morrison: From start to stardom in 3 years

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.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

History lover found plenty to chronicle about on his own storied family

Armando C. Elías loved local history. He studied it, talked about it and wrote what he discovered.

September 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Lea Marquez-Peterson

Lea Marquez-Peterson

Lea Marquez-Peterson, presidenta de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Tucsón.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar

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.

September 17, 2013 4:27 pm

On TV

on tv

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
PBS series looks at 500 years of Latino history in America

PBS series looks at 500 years of Latino history in America

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.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Related

Related

Loading…
092013-le C Neto

092013-le C Neto

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.

September 16, 2013 10:18 am

Family honors soldier-son 45 years after his death

This afternoon, family and friends of Jose Manuel Quesney will gather at South Lawn Memorial Cemetery to remember and to celebrate him.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Omara Portuondo

Omara Portuondo

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.

September 12, 2013 10:40 am
Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

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…

September 12, 2013 10:31 am
Old and new meet at Buena Vista Social Club

Old and new meet at Buena Vista Social Club

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.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

A new bold 'T' graces Tucson High School

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.

September 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Mexican rockers Café Tacvba returns to Tucson

Mexican rockers Café Tacvba returns to Tucson

It’s highly unusual for a touring band to return to Tucson less than five months after appearing before a rousing audience.

September 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

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…

September 03, 2013 11:19 am

City Manager Miranda makes his task personal

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…

September 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

South-side middle school students form academic team of champions

Challenger Middle School is not only home to Little League Softball champions. It is home to an academic team of champions.

August 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Video

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Event Calendar

Today's events | Add an event

Most viewed: