"One rudder. Two rudders. Pattern clear. Go!"
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, pantries around town are
already filled with a cornucopia of comfort foods. Two days from
now, it'll be bellies — not kitchens — that are stuffed.
What's yours? Come on, everyone has one. It's time to spill the
How's this for a goal — explore the history and processes of
photographic art to examine the very nature of creativity.
To lose 30 pounds, Patti Lawson worked like a dog. And now,
she's written a book to prove it.
We're fascinated by people with talent — just look at the
popularity of competitive sports and the success of reality shows
such as "American Idol," "America's Got Talent" and "So You Think
You Can Dance."
Welcome to Reform School — the first in a new monthly series
in which local experts give their opinion on how to execute an
exercise they often see done incorrectly. This isn't just about
strength training — it's about injury avoidance.
Chris Strong was distraught to discover not only that her
daughter had a cavity at the tender age of 4, but that her
2-year-old son had one as well.
Dan Leach can't remember a time when he wasn't collecting
Ask Robert Knight what he did before he became the Tucson Museum
of Art's executive director two years ago and you may hear about
his time at other museums and art centers.
Eating good food that's good for you just became easier at the
University of Arizona.
On your mark, get set — GO! Autumn is race season in Tucson.
Whether you're a walker, runner or cyclist — or a dedicated
fundraiser, volunteer or cheerleader — there's an event perfect for
She timed escape routes on two continents, planned
large-scale arson, cased buildings for break-in points and scouted
locations for the perfect place to commit murder — and she
describes it all with unveiled glee.
The Arizona Odyssey is not your traditional relay race. Sure,
there are hand-offs and a race against the clock, but the Odyssey
takes the concept much farther — literally.
Gone are the days of trying to make glasses as inconspicuous as
possible. Today's spectacles are meant to attract attention.
The buddy system is ingrained in us from an early age — there's
ease and safety in numbers.
The search is on for a new director for the University of
Arizona's world-renowned Center for Creative Photography.
As if being a freshman in college isn't stressful enough, Todd
Lane discovered something that made his first year at the
University of Arizona even more challenging — cancer.
These days, most stories about arts funding describe the
difficulty — sometimes the impossibility — of raising enough
Local actor/singer Robert Shaw was a little intimidated when he
first did an Elvis Presley tribute show for a private party in
You wouldn't dare wear flip-flops to go running, so why wear
running shoes to play basketball?
On some sweltering summer days, it seems there's no shade to be
found in the Old Pueblo. You may notice some desert-dwellers solve
that problem by carrying a sliver of shade with them in the form of
Fireworks shows are dazzling spectacles of stunning visuals and
percussive sound. There's the pop of the launch, the boom of the
explosion and the crowd's appreciative oohs and aahs. Often there's
also the rapid-fire click-click-click of camera shutters trying to
capture the brilliant yet fl…
Editor's note: This summer, we are taking a look at the
people behind the arts in Tucson. Today: Gallery owner Terry
When I was a child, Mount Lemmon was like an extended backyard
for me — and an exotic one at that. I spent many days up there
after my family bought a small cabin when I was 6.
Summerhaven's recovery is obvious in the vivid green blanket of
ferns and young aspens that surround the charred remains of pines
and in the new homes that stand large and imposing on starkly bare
Bring them your limp, your dried, your frizzy tresses. Summer
brings out the worst in our hair, and Tucson stylists have seen it
all — from dry and sun-damaged to frizzed monsoon madness, from
faded color to slightly green.
It's Arizona's version of "American Idol" — only with visual art
rather than music, no nasty judges' comments and more than 50
What goes around comes around at Casbah Teahouse.
The tuba is often relegated to the back of an orchestra or the
butt of a joke, but tuba lovers — the few and the proud — are
passionate about their chosen instrument. So much so that there's
an annual day of celebration — International Tuba Day, which is
today — to honor those who put up wit…
It's unmistakable. That Harley rumble. That ground-shaking,
ear-splitting, snarling, snorting, growl.
Two museums in Downtown Tucson are getting into the Harley
spirit this weekend with special exhibits. The Tucson Museum of Art
is featuring a special preview of Tucson photographer Ann
Simmons-Myers' portraits of bikers. And the Arizona Historical
Society Museum Downtown will display a colle…
Ten local people and businesses were honored for their support
of the arts Tuesday with Lumie Awards, given by the Tucson Pima
While most stay indoors when storm clouds brew, William Lesch
Flowing silk, georgette and crepe in bright oranges, greens,
reds and turquoises swirl in a sea of dancers. Gold jewelry
glitters on wrists, ears and noses, and long matching scarves are
flipped over shoulders. Excited chatter in Hindi and other regional
Indian languages occasionally compete…
A celebration: Big fairy tale wedding unites couple and
Paper towels have been outlawed — at least in Mindy Jones' home.
The ban, put into effect last year, is only part of her aim to
protect the planet.
Flexed muscles, twisted body, bulging eyes, gaping mouths. The
detail of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes' etching series "La
Tauromaquia" (The Art of Bullfighting) is exquisite. Step close,
and closer still, to truly appreciate the fine lines that create
the complex, emotional and vivid i…
Rustic stables skirt riverbanks, sandy trails serve as highways
for saddled horses, and the click-clack of hoofs resonate in the
dry, dusty air.
It's a few squiggles, a couple circles joined by a line, a
backward L and a dash. It's merely a quick sketch, but the image —
John Lennon's self-portrait — is unmistakable.
Last week, Little Anthony's Diner rolled out a new kids' menu
featuring food items by a very special young chef.
Every afternoon dozens of teenagers head Downtown to Skrappy's,
a boxy, teal building with no visible street-side signs. Band
T-shirts hang from the ceiling and a colorful spray-painted mural
backs the stage where local and touring groups play.
The Star has held four Battle of the Bands concerts — but the
2007 concert last Friday was the best show yet. With the help of
hosts Robert Shaw and Justin Cole (aka Caliente Man) the show got
off to a dynamic start.
Six of Tucson's most talented young bands will compete in a test
of talent, will and downright rock 'n' roll-ness during the Arizona
Daily Star Battle of the Bands at the Rialto Theatre Friday. Let
there be no mistake — it will be the concert of the year.
Whether you're a Colts fan or you love da Bears — or even if
you're just in it for the commercials and the seven-layer dip —
chances are you'll be glued to the television Sunday for Super Bowl
I just picked up this new book you might find interesting. Hold
on — let me find it. I know it's in one of these piles on my desk.
. . .
Each morning since they bought the Royal Elizabeth Bed and
Breakfast Inn in November 2004, Jeff DiGregorio and Chuck Bressi
rise with the sun and begin making a two-course gourmet