Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The ripening saguaro fruit and arrival of summer rains signal the re-birth of the desert and in the Tohono O’odham tradition, the beginning of a new year.  Old Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation, The Arizona Historical Society, and Festival Director Angelo Joaquin, Jr. welcome all area residents and […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

By Eric Peters I have been waiting for you… It took 45 years, but the moment has finally arrived. A real muscle car is once again available. Scary. Dangerous – in the hands of a fool or a novice. A car that’s got more engine than traction and you’d damned well better respect that. 707 […]

Bob Garver: “Minions” movie review

Bob Garver: “Minions” movie review

By Bob Garver  Let me open by admitting that I am not the target audience for “Minions.” The target audience for this movie is people who do not completely despise the Minions; the gibberish-spewing, jellybean-like henchmen from the “Despicable Me” movies. I believe the Minions are annoying little dummies who shouldn’t have been allowed to […]

Rebecca Guthrie: “The Fiddler in the Subway” book review

Rebecca Guthrie: “The Fiddler in the Subway” book review

By Rebecca Guthrie Perhaps you may recall several years back hearing about the world class violinist who played in the subway in Washington D.C. and was practically ignored. It was a social science experiment dreamed up by essayist and featured writer Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post. The article was called “The Fiddler in the […]

Bob Garver: “Terminator Genisys” movie review

Bob Garver: “Terminator Genisys” movie review

By Bob Garver “Terminator Genisys” is one of the most confusing movies I’ve seen in a long time, or at least since “Interstellar.” If I assigned pushpins to the events of this movie, put those pins on a bulletin board, and tried connecting them with string in order to follow them, I would wind up […]

Eric Peters: Things to know about tires

Eric Peters: Things to know about tires

By Eric Peters The invention of the wheel was a pretty big deal – rolling stuff being a lot easier than carrying (or pushing or dragging) it. The invention of tires was the next great leap forward. Rubber tires allowed wheels to travel more smoothly on rough/uneven surfaces and at faster-than-walking pace without shaking themselves […]

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey  

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey   

May 21, 2015 Displayed with permission from PR Newswire The top “dream” destination internationally is Australia, followed by Italy and Ireland; survey also reveals more than 93% of those polled will take a leisure trip in 2015. PLYMOUTH, Minn., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact […]

Howard Baker’s ‘mid-century modern’ mansion goes up for auction in Tennessee, furniture included

Howard Baker’s ‘mid-century modern’ mansion goes up for auction in Tennessee, furniture included

By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Thursday, May 21, 2015 Up for auction next month: the Tennessee estate of the late Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., consisting of a 6,175-square-foot main home, plus cottage, guesthouse, pool and more, all on 11 acres in Huntsville. The home is unmistakably “mid-century modern” in style, with […]

SASO concerts feature violinist Chloe Trevor, Elgar’s Enigma Variations

SASO concerts feature violinist Chloe Trevor, Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Critics praise Trevor’s “dazzling technique,” “huge tone” and “bold personality unafraid to exult in music and ability.” Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Chloe Trevor will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra on May 9 and 10. The work is not only one of the best-known violin concertos of […]