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Autoimmune disorder signs to know

Science  

Autoimmune disorder signs to know

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system, which is meant to defend your body, actually attacks it. These disorders affect more than 23.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and they are far more likely to affect women than men. More than 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified, and we’ve […]


Following in the footsteps of Harry Potter with Strawberry Tours

Travel  

Following in the footsteps of Harry Potter with Strawberry Tours

By SoAzNewsX London, UK – At 3.30pm every day in Leicester Square, something wonderful happens. Potterheads, families, tourists, and a whole mix of people gather to be led on a free tour of London like they’ve never seen it before. They’re going to be shown Harry Potter’s London, from the Ministry of Magic to The Leaky […]


Sanderling Resort in North Carolina’s Outer Banks provides welcome retreat

Travel  

Sanderling Resort in North Carolina’s Outer Banks provides welcome retreat

ANALYSIS/OPINION: On a very special piece of land betwixt the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean sits the Sanderling Resort, a choice property where the name of the game is relaxation and the ways to attain it are as varied as the imagination of the visitor. On North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the magnificent facility offers […]


Shaham, Beethoven’s 9th, Sandoval for Tucson Symphony’s 2017-18 Season

Arts  

Shaham, Beethoven’s 9th, Sandoval for Tucson Symphony’s 2017-18 Season

By SoAzNewsX José Luis Gomez has programmed music reflecting his life’s musical journey for his inaugural season as Music Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. His choices are important, beautiful and even surprising. Maestro Gomez will open the season celebrating the great Venezuelan composer Inocente Carreño with Margariteña and conclude with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, […]


True Concord performs Monteverdi’s Vespers

Arts  

True Concord performs Monteverdi’s Vespers

By SoAzNewsX True Concord Voices & Orchestra is partnering with Arizona Early Music Society (AEMS) and Tesserae Early Music Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based period instrument ensemble specializing in music from the 17th century, to perform the iconic Vespers of 1610, utilizing sackbuts, cornettos, recorders and other rare period instruments. True Concord’s Music Director Eric Holtan, […]


Eric Peters: 2017 VW Passat new car review

Automotive  

Eric Peters: 2017 VW Passat new car review

By Eric Peters Last year, VW nixed the so-so-fuel-efficient (but simple and inexpensive) 2.5 liter in-line five that used to be the Passat’s standard engine in favor of a slightly more fuel-efficient (but more expensive and complicated) four cylinder turbocharged engine. This year, Uncle’s nixed the extremely fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine that used to be […]


Eric Peters: The color of trouble

Automotive  

Eric Peters: The color of trouble

By Eric Peters Red means stop and green means go – but what are the colors under the hood of your car trying to tell you? * Engine oil – Fresh oil is usually light to dark amber and translucent. Like honey. This is how the oil should appear on the dipstick immediately after an oil […]


Kevin P. McVicker: ‘They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir’ book review

Books  

Kevin P. McVicker: ‘They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir’ book review

THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG: A MEMOIR By Carole Bayer Sager Simon & Schuster, $28, 352 pages Pop music fans may not recognize the name Carole Bayer Sager, but they have heard many of the 400 songs for which she wrote the lyrics. Songs such as “Nobody Does it Better,” “Groovy Kind of Love,” “That’s What […]


Bob Garver: “The LEGO Batman Movie” movie review

Movies  

Bob Garver: “The LEGO Batman Movie” movie review

By Bob Garver Last year, when I saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the biggest audience reaction came before the movie when we got the teaser trailer for “The LEGO Batman Movie.” It was already pretty well-known that the movie at hand was lousy, and the buzz for “Suicide Squad” was starting to turn […]


We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

Science  

We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

Chances are you’ve never heard of the zebrafish, a freshwater fish no bigger than your finger. However, this tiny tropical creature is at the center of important research into motor neuron disease (MND), also known as ALS. A new study from Macquarie University in Australia has used a model of the cellular behavior of zebrafish […]