Emil Franzi: A passionate historian

Emil Franzi: A passionate historian

By Harry Alexander On Monday, July 10 there was a celebration of Emil Franzi’s life at a local club. More than 250 people–from both sides of the political aisle–came together to celebrate the late Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of the Southern Arizona News-Examiner. Franzi was also a student of the history of the Old West. That’s one of […]

July 4th movie event raised dollars for Tucson Pops Orchestra

July 4th movie event raised dollars for Tucson Pops Orchestra

By SoAzNewsX Southern Arizona News-Examiner contributor Charles Heller and SANE Publisher Emil Franzi were partners in promoting a movie for the Fourth of July for many years. This was the first movie event that Emil Franzi missed because he passed away on June 7. Movie-goers also saw a poster of Franzi taken from a Tucson […]

Apacheria’s Jerry Egan remembers Franzi

Apacheria’s Jerry Egan remembers Franzi

By Jerry Eagan I heard this week from Harry Alexander, engineer for “Voices of the West,” that my friend Emil Franzi died June 7 of complications of his esophagus cancer. I was in a procedure, same morning, at Mountain View Hospital, Las Cruces, to get a “jump start” on a defibrillator I had installed April […]

Emil Franzi: Two bad ideas that are anti-representative government

Emil Franzi: Two bad ideas that are anti-representative government

By Emil Franzi America was not founded on democracy or non-government or any of the other half-baked historical utterances from both left and right, but on the expansion of an ancient principle – Representative government. It comes in many forms but it simply means you get to pick who governs you . You will always […]

Franzi on Music: Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto

Franzi on Music: Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas Concerto

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX CORELLI – Christmas Concerto Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) defined the roles of today’s principal string instruments and made the violin the most relevant of all. Corelli was to the Baroque Ccncerto Grosso what Haydn was to the symphony.  Both were able to establish a rare musical consensus  that lasted well beyond […]

Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

Emil Franzi: Ally Miller and Marie Le Pen

By Emil Franzi The two have much in common, starting with the total failure of the media to grasp the essence of either. Both are labeled by most as “right wing”. Neither really are. Both profess a shallow and at times incoherent ideology. Both have a smaller constituency than has been attributed to them. Le […]

Franzi & Tully: The gun debate continues

Franzi & Tully: The gun debate continues

By Emil Franzi The biggest mistake one can make in any confrontational situation is to totally botch an analysis of their opponent. Congratulations, Mike you figured out how to do it with the NRA. No, we are not a front group for the firearms industry. We are four million plus folks who believe in certain […]

Franzi on Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos

Franzi on Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX Bachianas Brasileiras #4 Solo piano, 1939; orchestrated version premiere 1941 “Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was a gigantic talent who created music of originality and communicativeness, music of immense force…” Henry Fogel,longtime annotator for the Chicago Symphony. Villa-Lobos’ total output is staggering. Over 2000 compositions in almost every form –symphony, opera, chamber, […]

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts

By Emil Franzi LIBERTARIAN UNREALITY The biggest problem with libertarians and libertarian groups like the Goldwater Institute is their inability to face the reality that what they propose would only work in a society populated by other libertarians. The one we actually live in is not. While slow progress in some areas is possible, our […]

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