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Wing Madness second place: Thunder Canyon ups its stake in Tucson

Wing Madness second place: Thunder Canyon ups its stake in Tucson

Before craft-beer breweries really started hopping in Tucson, there was Thunder Canyon Brewery.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Former students to honor high school band leader

Former students to honor high school band leader

Dinner honors Hector Espinoza.

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Show your spirit

Show your spirit

Bring out your red.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Madness takes flight at wing finalist restaurants

Wildcats and wings go together.

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Native, Polish musicians will roll out the barrel at Tucson micro-festival

Native, Polish musicians will roll out the barrel at Tucson micro-festival

A whiff of baking bread smells like comfort food anywhere in the world.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nox Kitchen + Cocktails adds weekend brunch

Nox Kitchen + Cocktails adds weekend brunch

Month-old eatery launches weekend brunch.

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Crave: cinnamon doughnuts from Wildflower American Cuisine

Crave: cinnamon doughnuts from Wildflower American Cuisine

When you want something sweet — but not too decadent — two cinnamon doughnuts ($7) from Wildflower American Cuisine in Casas Adobes Plaza won’t disappoint.

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Business keeps tailor in stitches

Business keeps tailor in stitches

When country singer Willie Nelson needed his tux altered during a Tucson visit several years ago, he went to seamstress Rina Antonucci.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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My Tucson: Shelene Taylor

My Tucson: Shelene Taylor

Shelene Taylor has yet to reach her dreamed-of life as a beach bum in the Bahamas.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Latin-American food channel to film segment in Tucson

Food culture thrives off the exit ramps of Interstate 10, and not just road-trip munchies.

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Succulent gardens nurture that green thumb

Succulent gardens nurture that green thumb

Gardeners come to Gene Joseph fed up with daily watering.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Festival of Books: Teens plot questions for big-time authors

Tucson Festival of Books: Teens plot questions for big-time authors

Crystal Gillette is a self-declared “book nerd.”

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Local Voices: Long hikes inspire author James W. Clarke

Local Voices: Long hikes inspire author James W. Clarke

To research “Backcountry: A Novel,” James W. Clarke trekked through Glacier National Park in Montana, sometimes hiking 10 to 18 miles at a time.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local Voices: Joni Rubinstein

Local Voices: Joni Rubinstein

Each year, Joni Rubinstein reads to her children when they say goodnight on the eve of a birthday.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local Voices: Karen Callan bends to love's touch

Local Voices: Karen Callan bends to love's touch

With scraps of paper scattered around her, Karen Callan sat on the floor of her home’s yoga studio and organized the chapters of her first book.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local Voices: Native American author and UA professor Frances Washburn

Local Voices: Native American author and UA professor Frances Washburn

Frances Washburn got her literary start reading the neighbor boys’ unwanted comic books.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local Voices: Nancy E. Turner

Local Voices: Nancy E. Turner

Nancy E. Turner grew up with a divided childhood.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Festival of Books: Pen to paper to screen

Tucson Festival of Books: Pen to paper to screen

Whether it starts “Once upon a time” or “Lights! Camera! Action!,” a story’s success depends more on its spirit than the method of delivery.

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The Tucson Festival of Books: Chapter 6 • Life behind the books

The Tucson Festival of Books: Chapter 6 • Life behind the books

A festival of books might as well be a festival about life. The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books has it all — science, culture, food, fiction, art and a whole lot more. Organizations and groups from around the city show up to man booths, host activities and volunteer.

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Joy springs from 40 years of Buffalo Exchange photos

Joy springs from 40 years of Buffalo Exchange photos

At Buffalo Exchange, fashion tells a story.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Destination Shop: Casas Adobes Plaza

Destination Shop: Casas Adobes Plaza

Editor’s note: This is part of a recurring series that looks at Tucson’s unique shopping spots.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New book explores the many layers of Ted DeGrazia

New book explores the many layers of Ted DeGrazia

When James W. Johnson met the lover of the late artist Ted DeGrazia in a parking lot, he knew little about the man or his art.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indian song and dance chime

Indian song and dance chime

Tucson, meet traditional, Indian music — with a twist.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lieutenant boots

Lieutenant boots

Lucchese Lieutenant boots, $1,000. These boots don’t look like they belong in stirrups . We’d buckle ’em on and head out to a nice dinner. J. Gilbert Footwear at Casas Adobes Plaza, 7041 N. Oracle Road, 531-8385, jgilbertfootwear.com

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

The 60th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show still rocks, shines

For the 60th year, rockhounds will gather at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for a treasure hunt and some mineral eye candy — the main show at the Tucson Convention Center today through Sunday hosts exhibits from some of the world’s finest museums.

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Busy Tucson couple savor quiet moments together

Busy Tucson couple savor quiet moments together

Regan and Megan Jasper don’t need hearts and flowers to celebrate. They’ll crack open a bottle of bubbly just to enjoy rare time at home — together.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Restoring history at Fort Lowell celebration

Restoring history at Fort Lowell celebration

When the cavalry marches and the mariachi bands serenade, historic Fort Lowell rises from the ruins.

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Skip the numbers, flatter your figure

Skip the numbers, flatter your figure

Dressing to flatter your figure sometimes means ditching sizes.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GemRide a jewel for rock hounds

GemRide, the city’s free shuttle system, will ferry treasure hunters to more than 30 gem shows this year.

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Paleontology enthusiast digs the prehistoric

Paleontology enthusiast digs the prehistoric

Sherman Mohler is a citizen scientist, thanks to his son, Ben, a future paleontologist.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Introducing the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase

Rappelling into old mines. Crawling through caves of wonder. Chasing meteorites around the world. • Treasure hunting still happens. What you see in displays and for sale at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase in the next two weeks is only part of the story. • Sixty years ago the Tucs…

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Chasing fireballs in the sky

Chasing fireballs in the sky

Michael Farmer’s pursuit of meteorites takes him across the globe, often into the unknown.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jewels of the desert

Jewels of the desert

The old mines and desert vistas of Arizona launched Gene Schlepp, a kid from the Midwest, into a new frontier.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Peter Megaw: World's treasures are in geologist's hands

Peter Megaw: World's treasures are in geologist's hands

When exploration geologist Peter Megaw had a career choice between Denver and Tucson more than 30 years ago, the gem show sold him on Tucson.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Styles jell at salon

Styles jell at salon

When you spend your workday doing hair and makeup, you had better look the part.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gem show of 60 years a diamond in the rough

It was almost by accident that the Smithsonian Institution started showcasing treasures in 1961 at the young Tucson Gem and Mineral Show .

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Walk a mile in these shoes

Walk a mile in these shoes

Sharon Whiteley remembers the days of running through airports in pointy-toed heels.

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Lifestyle shop a "magic box"

Lifestyle shop a "magic box"

What better place to buy feel-good gifts for your home than in, well, a home?

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blacksmith forges the unexpected

Blacksmith forges the unexpected

Blacksmith Ira Wiesenfeld hoisted a motorboat 16 feet long into the branches of a dead eucalyptus tree near his home — a detour from his previous plan to turn the tree into a giant slingshot.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson bloggers draw thousands of followers and earn some perks, too

Tucson bloggers draw thousands of followers and earn some perks, too

Rebecca Ludlum wrote about her sons’ antics to help her cope with their energy.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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What she loves to wear

What she loves to wear

Hundred-dollar necklaces dangle from a twisted tree branch that Monica Negri found in the wash behind her home — it fills the corner of her bedroom.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DIY coffee stirs the pot

DIY coffee stirs the pot

Move your morning coffee stop to your kitchen and DIY.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Block sun, not style

Block sun, not style

When Elizabeth Naughton and Amy Huether tested the fabric for their line of sun-protective sportswear, no mannequin would do.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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coffee beans

coffee beans

Coffee beans cool after roasting at Savaya Coffee Market.

December 23, 2013 5:07 pm
Subordinate Clauses channel the spirit of Christmas

Subordinate Clauses channel the spirit of Christmas

When dozens of Father Christmas look-a-likes fly to a Santa convention in Branson, Mo., by airplane instead of reindeer, the kids on board might need an explanation.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Downtown Tucson is Santa's big scene Saturday

Downtown Tucson is Santa's big scene Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year, it is quite the destination.

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Spirited (er, ugly) sweaters redefine essence of 'dressed in holiday style'

Spirited (er, ugly) sweaters redefine essence of 'dressed in holiday style'

Joeann Fossland’s first ugly Christmas sweater does not disappoint.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fostering pup is student's volunteer work

Fostering pup is student's volunteer work

Ryan Davidson gives back by playing with Pepper the puppy.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Eat smart, avoid Santa's pants

Eat smart, avoid Santa's pants

With holiday cookies and party appetizers calling your name, it’s not too hard to imagine stepping into the new year with a waistline reminiscent of Santa himself.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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