Visitors to the Academy Village — an active-adult community off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East — are being offered a triple art treat: A painter, a photographer and a collector of Oaxacan carvings are featured in the Village Community Center’s Long Galler…
The Arizona Senior Academy kicks off its 2014 concert season with a piano recital by Tucson resident Sheryll McManus at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday featuring the music of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms and Debussy.
Academy Village, a 55-and-older community at 13701 E. Old Spanish Trail, will hold a patio sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with more than 100 households participating.
An art exhibit at Academy Village will feature two artists who both explore natural phenomena, but in very different ways.
Southeast Tucson residents 50 and older can take classes without the stress of tests and grades this fall, thanks to a pilot program sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona (OLLI-UA).
Why are Tucson and Phoenix - two cities that apparently share so much of the same Southwestern desert environment - so different from each other?
With the glorious Fourth within sight, pianist Paul Joseph Kohler celebrates with some musical fireworks at a recital Tuesday at the Arizona Senior Academy at Academy Village.
For more than 30 years Tucson attorney Blair Phillips Friederich has pursued a somewhat unusual avocation - black-and-white photography that he transforms into art-quality gelatin silver prints in his own darkroom.
Bob Sharp, rancher, writer, photographer and environmental designer, knows it's impossible to halt the influx of new people to Southeast Arizona's seemingly endless borderlands, but he's determined not to let settlement spread where it may.
Once called "Hollywood in the Desert," Tucson has been the location for hundreds of film and television projects since the late 1930s. But the last big-studio production involving Tucson finished work in 2010, and the city's future as a popular movie-making location seems to hold more questi…
Three UA faculty members will combine forces Tuesday for a unique performance at Academy Village featuring clarinet, horn and piano.
Must citizens wait for government aid if they wish to preserve the historic and environmental richness of their surroundings?
The clarinet will be the featured instrument when Ashley Knecht performs a lunchtime concert Tuesday at the Arizona Senior Academy.
Opera singer James J. Kee will make his Tucson debut Friday with an afternoon recital at the Academy Village. Kee has been acclaimed for his beautiful voice, remarkable presence and ability to convey a great range of emotions.
Statistics show that the opportunity gap for Americans from different family backgrounds has been growing in recent decades.
Violist Hong-Mei Xiao and pianist Tannis Gibson will return to the stage at Academy Village for a concert at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Evocative art songs and boleros by some of Mexico's most famous composers will be sung by tenor Humberto Borboa in a lunchtime recital Tuesday at Academy Village.
The borderlands of Southeast Arizona, seemingly limitless and stretching "forever" from Interstate 10 to the Mexican border, are at risk for traditional ways of life, for wildlife and for water.
The great 19th century French horn player Anton Horner once said, "God made some people horn players; others are not so fortunate."
Academy Village resident Anne Kilmer will speak on "Ancient Music" at a special Arizona Senior Academy presentation Wednesday.
Gary Fenstermacher will wrap up his course on philosophy at the Academy Village on Jan. 31. In that fourth and final session, Fenstermacher plans to cover political philosophy in considerable depth, focusing on the meaning, promise and challenges of democracy.
Professor Gary Fenstermacher will continue his four-part course on philosophy today at Academy Village.
According to national statistics, 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 64-75 years old and 47 percent of adults age 75 and older have a hearing impairment.
When flutist Merrie Siegel steps onto the Academy Village stage Tuesday and begins to play the rollicking "The Heebie-Jeebies" by Venezuelan-born composer Marco Granados, the audience is in for an exciting hour of music many may never have heard before.
Hungarian-born Frederic Balazs, who now lives in Tucson, wears many musical hats. Renowned internationally as a violinist, composer and conductor, Balazs has also devoted much of his musical life to mentoring young people and introducing the gifted musicians he meets all over the world to ne…
As memories of World War II fade with the passing of time, it becomes easier to believe that Adolph Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews started with the gas chambers of Auschwitz and the other death camps.
Internationally recognized scholar and former UA dean Gary Fenstermacher will kick off his four-part course on philosophy at 2:30 p.m. today at Academy Village.
Fans of classical guitar virtuoso Gabriel Ayala and global percussionist extraordinaire Will Clipman (who have performed together as Duo Sonora for the past five years) will be treated to a free concert at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Academy Village.
American philosopher George Herbert Mead once quipped, "Philosophy is a study which enables man to be unhappy more intelligently." Although there is some truth in Mead's remark, it's certainly not the view Gary Fenstermacher will emphasize in his four-session course on philosophy that begins…
Well-known to audiences at the Arizona Senior Academy, six-time Grammy nominee Will Clipman will make two special appearances there next week on consecutive days: first on Tuesday in concert with Gabriel Ayala as Duo Sonora (see article on Page 9) and then on Wednesday in a performance of hi…
It was the summer of 1990 and Eastern Europe was breaking away from the remains of the Soviet Union. As barriers to travel relaxed, a group of Italian bicyclists became the first Westerners to cycle through the countryside of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
The best retrospectives look forward as well as back.