Music Videos: XIXA – “Vampiro” and Amor~Convertino – “Santa Cruz River”

Music Videos: XIXA – “Vampiro” and Amor~Convertino – “Santa Cruz River”

Check out these latest videos from some of Tucson’s very finest musicians: XIXA and Naim Amor and John Convertino. Both videos have also been included on our YouTube local music playlist, here: playlist.  

Neighborhoods: Dunbar/Spring

Neighborhoods: Dunbar/Spring

One of the success stories of Tucson, the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood has a rich history and offers many amenities, not the least of which is incredible access to downtown, the University and the Interstate. Named after Paul Lawrence Dunbar and John Spring, it was the city’s first African-American neighborhood and today it continues that heritage as one of the most diverse, important and vital parts of Tucson. Whereas it had fallen into some disrepair and ill repute in the 80’s and 90’s, the neighborhood has bounced back nicely on the strength of…

Destinations: Agua Caliente Park

Destinations: Agua Caliente Park

As a sometimes photographer in Tucson I am often asked to take outdoor portraits and of all locations available in the city one name comes up more often than any other: Agua Caliente. It is certainly a unique desert oasis, easily accessible yet remote and when the ponds are full it is easily one of the best looking parks in the Tucson area! Like so many sites in and near Tucson, the history of the park stretches back hundreds and even thousands of years. But for the sake of brevity, let’s…

How’s the food scene in Tucson?

How’s the food scene in Tucson?

When I travel to other locales and talk about Tucson, one of the most common questions people ask (besides “how common are the rattlesnakes and scorpions?”) is how good the food is. Specifically, the Mexican food. Well, in my opinion, it’s great! And while the Mexican food available in this town is fantastic, the local food scene has many more varieties to offer! But I’m no foodie, so don’t trust my opinion! We have two excellent local food publications available: Edible Baja which is online as well as in print and…