Friday, April 15, 2016

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM

With the UA's spring commencement ceremonies rapidly approaching, it's rare to pass by the iconic Old Main building without seeing a photo session in progress. Today, 90 AVID students from Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nev. pose for a group photo on the stair case. The students, chaperoned by 10 parent and teacher volunteers, visited four campuses across Arizona this week to give students a feel for the differences between public and private, small and large universities. 

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Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, Tucson's lizards are reemerging and are back to their usual habits of sunbathing on rocks and scurrying across sidewalks ahead of passerby. This lizard was found scrambling around outside of the Arizona State Museum on Friday, April 15 and struck a brief pose. 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Jim Nintzel

Robots! Books! Sea Monkeys! Local art! This is where we're shopping today. Brighten someone's holiday season and shop local with a visit to perennial Best of Tucson winner  Yike's Toys, 2930 E. Broadway. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Burlesque is a big deal locally. Now, Tucson Burlesque is (hopefully!) coming to you in book form.

Steve McMackin (you might know him as the art director behind Edible Baja) is a photographer intimately familiar with the Old Pueblo's burlesque scene:
In October 2010, Black Cherry Burlesque asked me to photograph their 2010 Halloween show. It was a ton of fun, and a real technical challenge to photograph the performers. So I came back for their next show... and the next... and the next… after 5 years, 150,000 photos, 1,100+ acts, 150+ performers and 50+ shows it's time to bring these photos off of Facebook and into the real world. This is the best of the best: about one photo per one thousand taken is being selected for inclusion in the book. 
Honestly, just watch his video about the project. The photos are beautiful.

The book's existence depends on how its Kickstarter goes, and the fundraising effort has a bit of ground to cover: McMackin has set the goal for $22k and the deadline for Dec. 1.

Ambitious? Absolutely—but there is good reason: 
My photos have until now only been seen on Facebook, whose compression algorithms do awful things to photos. Even in print, most people do digital printing for short-run books, which doesn't have the sharpness or deep blacks that will really make these photos shine.

So we are going for the gold and are getting the book printed at an offset press, with CMYK plates, with careful color checking, in a nice thick hard-bound book. If we get funded, we'll start with a 9" x 12" book at 160 pages, but if we meet a few stretch goals, we can get a larger, 12" x 12" book with 200 pages for the same price.

This is going to be a really nice book that you can leave on the living room table. I've picked out a few thousand of my favorite photos, and as soon as the kickstarter funds I'll start designing it. I'm also planning on writing a little about some of the photos and telling some interesting stories, but the focus is burlesque performances.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Jim Nintzel

Postcard from Austin: Old-school soul artist Charles Bradley knocked it out of the park last night—as he always does—before a packed house at the Clive Bar.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posted By on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 2:06 AM


From the official Ramones Facebook page:

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music — it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978

RIP Tommy.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Fans of smart, hard hitting and emotionally unguarded pop-rock  had a mid-week treat on Tuesday, April 8, when The War on Drugs stopped at Club Congress on  tour behind its buzz-busting new record Lost in a Dream. Luckily, our woman-on-the-scene C. Elliott took some photos for you. Get your Google on to find out more about the music, the new record, and the story of The War on Drugs.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Photographer Eric Kroll made some photographs of the cowboys and cowgirls at La Fiesta del los Vaqueros this week. The rodeo is back in full swing this weekend. Details here.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Yesterday's 76-54 win over Oregon State delivered a confidence boost to the Arizona Wildcats, following their first loss of the season, the season-ending injury to Brandon Ashley and the recent trouble the team has had with free throws.

This week, the Cats—now 23-1 overall and 10-1 in the conference—are going up the road for a Valentine's Day date with Arizona State. Tip off is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and you can catch the game on ESPN.

After the jump: Some photos from yesterday's game.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Posted By on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Here are some photos of the goth-punk band AFI when they performed at the Rialto Theatre last Friday. You can catch AFI at Coachella or click through this photo collection at a fraction of the cost. All the stellar pictures were taken by C. Elliott. 

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