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).
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.
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.
Three months ago the Arizona Senior Academy hosted a talk about why a coalition of 314 religious organizations, including every major religion in the world, has focused public attention on Arizona and other states for not complying with national and international laws governing prisoner treatment.
A documentary about how a couple of high school kids started a record company in Tucson in the 1950s will be shown at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tucson's Academy Village.
Dan Kruse, who has given two popular lecture series at Academy Village on the history of rock 'n' roll music, will return Wednesday with a documentary about how a couple of high school kids started a record company in Tucson in the 1950s.
Singer-songwriter Amber Norgaard and percussionist Will Clipman will return Tuesday for their third appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy.
Can a scientific mind accept religion?
"TLDR" is the kiss of death to those who write blogs. It's an Internet acronym that means Too Long; Didn't Read, and it tells the author of an overly long posting that his or her words were wasted, at least on one reader.
At 1 minute past midnight on Aug. 1, 1981, the few thousand people who subscribed to a single cable system in northern New Jersey heard an announcer state: "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll."
The 1970s and '80s were tumultuous times in America - Vietnam, Watergate, feminism, "Morning in America" - and much of it was expressed in the popular music of the day.
Dead nearly 80 years, Mike Burns got a new lease on life this year when Gregory McNamee had Burns' autobiography published.
When Torsten Juul-Borre appears on the Arizona Senior Academy stage Tuesday, his audience will hear not just the music of a gifted pianist, but also his love and respect for the man who brought the Tucson Symphony Orchestra into the modern era.
The fall of Saigon, which happened 37 years ago Monday, was a chaotic and ignoble conclusion to America's involvement in Vietnam. But the U.S. Army scored a largely unheralded victory by the time that day was over by saving the lives of 135,000 Vietnamese citizens and Cambodian refugees.
Volunteerism is often described as the backbone of the nonprofit sector, the muscle that moves the many charitable organizations that help the less fortunate and enrich the lives of all.
Two talented Tucson musicians will pair up for a concert at Academy Village on Tuesday.
Fran Betteridge, a retired Pima County Juvenile Court judge who
collects and sells Oaxacan woodcarvings, is exhibiting parts of her
collection at Academy Village through March 4.
The Christian conservative movement has become a potent force in
American politics and the subject of nearly endless debate among
politicians, pollsters and members of the public.
It's often hard to tell if David Fitzsimmons is being serious or
being silly. Asked to describe the talk he'll give Wednesday at
Academy Village, the Arizona Daily Star's editorial cartoonist
replied, "Pedantic drivel cloaked in nonsense dancing around
politics, religion and life and death."
You're at work, or maybe out on the golf course, and someone
nearby collapses and appears to have stopped breathing. Do you know
how to perform CPR? And even if you did, would you help?
Elena Miraztchiyska, a winner of the University of Arizona's
2010-11 Concerto Competition, will give a piano recital in the
Arizona Senior Academy's Great Room on Tuesday.
By the end of the 1950s, some people were claiming rock 'n' roll
was dead - a passing fad that had run its course. But Dan Kruse's
second lecture on rock 'n' roll, at Academy Village on Wednesday,
will argue that rock's "forgotten years" from 1959 to 1964 are well
KUAZ listeners may know Dan Kruse as the station's afternoon
announcer and local host of National Public Radio's "All Things
Considered." They might be surprised to learn he's also a lifelong
rock 'n' roll fan who has taught the University of Arizona's Rock
and Popular Music in America cours…
Students from Vail's Empire High School will bring their steel
drums to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday for a free