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Meet Me Downtown live blog

Meet Me Downtown live blog

June 01, 2013 12:00 am
Where to eat after Friday's UA graduation

Where to eat after Friday's UA graduation

Wilko, on East University Boulevard across from the Park Avenue Main Gate, will be open until around 11 p.m. Friday ready to feed hungry graduates and their families.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kenzie Fowler

Kenzie Fowler

Arizona pitcher Kenzie Fowler winds up for the pitch in the first inning of a game vs. Oregon State at Arizona. The UA won 8-0 in five innings in 2010.

March 07, 2013 8:45 pmLoading…
A weekend to pamper your pooch

A weekend to pamper your pooch

The Annual Arizona Animal Fair on Saturday at Reid Park is the largest event of its kind in the entire Southwest, organizers say.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kon Tiki's Hawaiian Revue

Kon Tiki's Hawaiian Revue

Ernie Menehune, a Tucson Music Hall of Fame member, will perform at the Kon Tiki on New Year's Eve. He's pictured above, performing with The Polynesian Revue.

December 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Business briefs

Business briefs

The Teavana store at 2905 E. Skyline Drive in La Encantada opened its doors Oct. 15, 2010. Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday that it will buy Teavana Holdings Inc. for $620 million.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Music in the Park' returns; first free concert is Saturday

'Music in the Park' returns; first free concert is Saturday

László Veres conducts the Arizona Symphonic Winds. The band will play four concerts as part of its series.

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Janos closing namesake restaurant

Janos closing namesake restaurant

Tucson Chef Janos Wilder will close his upscale restaurants at Westin La Paloma Resort in late May.

February 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Now, the Year of the Dragon

Now, the Year of the Dragon

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the Taste of China Festival, which takes place Feb. 4 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. It features food and entertainment.

January 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Now, the Year of the Dragon

Now, the Year of the Dragon

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the Taste of China Festival, which takes place Feb. 4 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. It features food and entertainment.

January 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Visit stars for New Year's Eve

Visit stars for New Year's Eve

Adam Block guides the center's 24-inch telescope by computer as he takes visitors through an astronomy program. The center now offers views through a 32-inch telescope.

December 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
With 4 gastropubs in place, 1 on way, a theme builds here

With 4 gastropubs in place, 1 on way, a theme builds here

Wilko, just outside the University of Arizona Main Gate, changed to a gastropub theme in early 2010.

November 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Classics show revs up for literacy

Classics show revs up for literacy

More than 400 classic cars, including street rods, sports cars, stock and modified trucks and special interest cars, will be featured at Saturday's Tucson Classics Car Show.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Classics show revs up for literacy

Classics show revs up for literacy

An estimated 20,000 people came out last year to check out the classic cars, which feature distinctive design elements. Check out those fins on a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Show puts pedal to metal, aims to wipe out illiteracy

Show puts pedal to metal, aims to wipe out illiteracy

The Tucson Classics Car Show at St. Gregory College Preparatory School will benefit Reading Seed and other local charities that promote literacy for children and adults.

October 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Preseason All-Stars: Runner-linebacker Moore a 2-way Trojan workhorse

Preseason All-Stars: Runner-linebacker Moore a 2-way Trojan workhorse

Tre Moore can use his 217 pounds to run over people, and he also can outrun them. "He doesn't look fast, but no one can catch him," Trojans coach Sam Rolfe said.

August 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Badger on Compton team draws recruiters' interest

Badger on Compton team draws recruiters' interest

Shakir Smith, an all-Southern Arizona guard last winter for Tucson High, is opening eyes on the travel-tourney circuit with his play for the Los Angeles-based Compton Magic.

July 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Summer officially arrives Tuesday

Summer officially arrives Tuesday

Elemental Artistry is coordinating a summer solstice celebration with nine performance groups on Tuesday at Sky Bar. Check out the night sky through telescopes at Sky Bar, too.

June 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
MLB draft: Angels take UA's Bandy on final day

MLB draft: Angels take UA's Bandy on final day

UA catcher Jett Bandy went in the 31st round to the Angels after struggling in his junior year, hitting .264 with one HR.

June 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Meet Me Downtown 5K A big block party - and a workout

Meet Me Downtown 5K A big block party - and a workout

An estimated 1,400 to 1,500 participants take off at the start of last year's Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk. The run and surrounding entertainment activities are Saturday evening.

June 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Music notes

Music notes

Marana native Troy Olsen comes home Saturday for a "Lasso the Moon" concert to open the new Marana Health Center.

May 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Local summer film scene

Local summer film scene

Cinema La Placita starts its 12th season tonight with a screening of "The Petrified Forest." The outdoor movie series asks for a $3 donation.

May 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Teavana opens second area store

Teavana opens second area store

Teavana opened its first Tucson-area store at La Encantada, above, in October. The chain is growing rapidly and now has another local branch.

April 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrate the book

Celebrate the book

An estimated 80,000 attended last year's festival with its array of writing workshops, panel presentations and other attractions.

March 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
State soccer tournament: Just one step is left for Mountain View

State soccer tournament: Just one step is left for Mountain View

High-scoring sophomore Justene Kesterson (20) is a team leader because "I'm really loud and obnoxious," she says.

February 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrating joys of reading

Celebrating joys of reading

Marianne Cavazos, left, reads to 5-year-old grandson Michael Brown "Where the Wild Things Are" at the Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona.

January 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrating joys of reading

Celebrating joys of reading

Books, books and more books are the centerpiece of the annual Tucson Festival of Books. In addition to author presentations and book signings the festival includes writing workshops, panel discussions, children's activities, storytelling, artists and musicians. This year's festival, set for …

January 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrating joys of reading

Celebrating joys of reading

The Tucson Festival of Books fills the University of Arizona Mall and some adjacent buildings. This year it will extend east of Cherry Avenue.

January 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrating joys of reading

Celebrating joys of reading

The festival is a family event with activities for all ages and authors of every genre.

January 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Essence of Ellington launches jazz series

Essence of Ellington launches jazz series

Singer Joe Bourne will accompany jazz pianist Ted Howe.

September 17, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Rillito racing

Rillito racing

Racing season is relatively short — about three months — at the Rillito track, but infrastructure occupies the site year-round. The county is looking at new lease options with the group that operates racing.

July 07, 2010 12:00 am
Good odds Pima will increase rent for horse racing at Rillito

Good odds Pima will increase rent for horse racing at Rillito

Racing season is relatively short - about three months - at the Rillito track, but infrastructure occupies the site year-round. The county is looking at new lease options with the group that operates racing.

July 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Postseason berth on the line in Cats' series in Corvallis

Postseason berth on the line in Cats' series in Corvallis

Shortstop Alex Mejia will miss the first game of the series against Oregon State because of a summer school class. He is expected to join the team Saturday.

May 28, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Her weight keeps coming off with help of sound nutrition

Her weight keeps coming off with help of sound nutrition

Tawnie Knight has combined an exercise regimen with nutritional guidance to steadily slim down. Exercise consultant Gabe Nagy is helping her.

May 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
What a ride!

What a ride!

Arizona's Solomon Hill (SOLOMON HILL) gathers a loose ball as OSU's Calvin Haynes (CALVIN HAYNES), left, fights for it in the first half of the Oregon State at UA Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 (2.13.10) at McKale Center. Jeffry Scott/Arizona Daily Star. 147018

March 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Amphi's Portillo moves into elite circle of wrestling

Amphi's Portillo moves into elite circle of wrestling

Tucson guard Shakir Smith was one of two Badgers to be named 5A-I Southern Region co-player of the year.

March 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Mini's Cupcakes has new home

Mini's Cupcakes has new home

Mini's, which specializes in baked-from-scratch cupcakes, moved in late May.

February 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Panthers, Eagles could meet for 4A-II state title

Panthers, Eagles could meet for 4A-II state title

Santa Rita's Terrell Stoglin, shooting against Palo Verde's Bryce Cotton, keys the Eagles' state title hopes.

February 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Wrestling program at San Manuel to be honored

Wrestling program at San Manuel to be honored

Palo Verde's Darian Saunders, guarded by Sahuarita's Sigi Sanchez on Jan. 8, scored 26 points and had 22 rebounds Tuesday against Catalina.

January 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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