New aviation fees could cost travelers $3 billion

New aviation fees could cost travelers $3 billion

From Travel Pulse While the tourism industry has spent much of the past seven months hotly debating the pros and cons of a proposed increase to the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC,) a passenger fee levied by America’s airports, it looks like a new federal budget proposal is opting to skip raising that fee altogether. Although the proposed […]

Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

Vic Damone, whose silky baritone voice made him a 1950s heartthrob and who Frank Sinatra said had the “best pipes in the business,” has died, his family announced Monday. He was 89. Ed Henry, a Fox News correspondent and family friend, said that relatives asked him to share that Damone died Sunday night in Florida. […]

Arizona Theatre Company announces 2018-19 David Ivers-shaped 6-show lineup

Arizona Theatre Company announces 2018-19 David Ivers-shaped 6-show lineup

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is excited to announce the six shows selected for the 2018/2019 season, ATC’s 52nd, and the first full season reverberating with the impact and influence of Artistic Director David Ivers. “The new season offers a kaleidoscope of reflections and explorations of the […]

Swedish folk/Americana artist Sofia Talvik coming to Tucson

Swedish folk/Americana artist Sofia Talvik coming to Tucson

By SoAzNewsX Swedish musician/singer Sofia Talvik will be performing in Tucson as part of her “Close Connection” tour across America. Her performance is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Tucson’s Monterey Court at 6:30pm. “One of the most distinctively memorable Americana albums of recent years was made by a tirelessly touring, talented Swedish songwriter Sofia Talvik” wrote New […]

Finalists announced for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

Finalists announced for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Finalists in seven categories have been selected for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards.  Honorees were announced at a special Nominees Reception on Feb. 6 at the Herberger Theater Center and winners will be announced at the 37th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration on March 22 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Seventy-three nominees were submitted for […]

Eric Peters: 2018 Kia Rio new car review

Eric Peters: 2018 Kia Rio new car review

By Eric Peters Kia and Hyundai are – today – like Ford and Mercury used to be. Well, Mercury no longer is at all. But once upon a time, Mercury was the higher-line (and sightly higher-priced) version of the same basic thing sold under the Ford label. Kia serves the same purpose today. Its models […]

Eric Peters: Snow driving etiquette . . . and its lack

Eric Peters: Snow driving etiquette . . . and its lack

By Eric Peters Lots of advice goes out every year about how to drive in the snow. But the single most important piece of advice about snow-day driving is almost never mentioned – probably because the cardinal rule of modern advice-giving is to never tell people the truth when it might cause discomfort or offense. It is, simply: Stay home if […]

Eric Peters: Techno-economic leveling

Eric Peters: Techno-economic leveling

By Eric Peters Cars, it’s rightly said, are becoming like cell phones – but in a way that’s different than the purely techno-gadget way most people mean when they say this. A techno-economic leveling is under way, the same as has happened with our phones.  The $60 smartphone you can pick up at Walmart may not have quite as […]

John R. Coyne Jr.: ‘Saving the Republic’ book review

John R. Coyne Jr.: ‘Saving the Republic’ book review

SAVING THE REPUBLIC: THE FATE OF FREEDOM IN THE AGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE Foreword by Victor Davis Hanson, Edited by Roger Kimball Encounter Books, $25.99, 400 pages Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion, a monthly magazine named for The Criterion, a British literary magazine edited by T.S. Eliot in the 1930s, […]

Claire Hopley: ‘The French Girl’ book review

THE FRENCH GIRL By Lexie Elliott Berkley, $26, 304 pages By Claire Hopley The eponymous French girl of Lexie Elliott’s novel is called Severine. “Slim and lithe in a tiny black bikini, her walnut brown skin impossibly smooth,” she shows up at the French vacation house where Kate Channing and five friends, all newly graduated […]