Judy Collins to perform one night only with Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Judy Collins to perform one night only with Tucson Symphony Orchestra

By SoAzNewsX Judy Collins will perform hits from her illustrious 50-year career with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the first time in more than two decades one night only, Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Collins will perform her signature hits including “Both Sides Now,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Chelsea […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Sentra new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Sentra new car review

By Eric Peters Why buy a sedan? Aren’t crossovers the thing now? Yes, exactly. Hence the sedan’s appeal. They cost less as advertised – and you’re in a stronger position, haggle-wise, to knock that down. With crossovers – which are popular right now – your position is weaker, because if you don’t buy this afternoon, […]

Bob Garver: “The Jungle Book” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Jungle Book” movie review

By Bob Garver While Disney continues to put out new hits like “Zootopia,” it’s also working hard to update its old hits. The live-action version of “Cinderella” was one of the ten biggest movies of 2015. Even more impressive is that the new live-action version of “The Jungle Book” opened to over $100 million this […]

Is creativity born or bred?

Is creativity born or bred?

Not only is creativity an individual ability, it’s also influenced by cultural and biological factors. In modern culture, the word creativity has been synonymous with an elite group of professionals, from dancers to musicians. These individuals are touted for their “natural-born” talent, but is this form of creativity born or bred? In Brain Craft’s latest […]

Universal fun for the family as theme parks conjure high-tech movie magic

Universal fun for the family as theme parks conjure high-tech movie magic

ORLANDO – Parents with a pack of tweens and teens will find a pop-culture cornucopia of fun this summer in the current iteration of Universal Orlando’s pair of theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Nowhere on the planet but Florida will thrill-seekers find all housed in one adventure location – a […]

2016 Illuminate Film Festival 3rd annual event coming to Sedona

2016 Illuminate Film Festival 3rd annual event coming to Sedona

By SoAzNewsX The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which takes place June 1 – 5 in Sedona announced today the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, […]

Eric Peters: A nationwide “safety” inspection mandate?

Eric Peters:  A nationwide “safety” inspection mandate?

By Eric Peters One of the most obnoxious trends lately is the leveraging of government force to pad the pockets of private businesses. Obamacare is perhaps the most grotesque example (pssst… you don’t get “free” or even “reduced cost” medical care; you are forced to buy an insurance policy, and that is something quite different) […]

Joseph Bottum: ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ book review

Joseph Bottum: ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ book review

By Joseph Bottum We construct buildings for shelter from the elements—shelter from wild animals, for that matter. We build for warmth in the winter and cool in the summer. We build to maximize acreage, piling floor on ceiling until the idea of a second-story office becomes something like the Empire State Building. We build for […]

Martin Rubin: ‘Mussolini’s Army in the French Riviera: Italy’s Occupation of France’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘Mussolini’s Army in the French Riviera: Italy’s Occupation of France’ book review

MUSSOLINI’S ARMY IN THE FRENCH RIVIERA: ITALY’S OCCUPATION OF FRANCE By Emanuele Sica University of Illinois Press, $40, 312 pages, illustrated The lamentable story of Nazi Germany’s occupation of France in World War II is well-known and has been the subject of countless books examining every aspect of it from how it happened so precipitately […]