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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “A Remembrance of Painful Things Past

I have the book and am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for publishing this excerpt. Remember, Etherton is having a thing for Chris on Sat 4/13 at 3pm (better check on that, I'm relying on my feeble memory).
I truly miss "Eat. Fly. Cake."

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Posted by RobertDC on 04/11/2019 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Painting Arizona

In honor of Effie! and Womens History Month. The Tucson Desert Art Museums own Four Corners Gallery presents BROAD STROKES: Women Landscape Painters. An exhibition of ten womens different approaches to landscape painting. Show will be up through March 31st. The opening reception is Sunday March 3rd from 2-4pm. Admission to the gallery is free.

Posted by Astrochik on 03/02/2019 at 3:28 AM

Re: “40 Essential Arizona Books

Maybe because they cover the years my parents were growing up here, but two of my favorite local History books are Letters from Tucson, 1925-1927 & Letters from Tucson, 1933-1942 by Ethel Stiffler Carpenter. Very readable, with many mentions of local friends & acquaintances & interesting impressions of a newcomer enthusiastically dealing with living in Tucson before the days of cooling or air conditioning.

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Posted by MMP on 03/01/2019 at 1:26 PM

Re: “40 Essential Arizona Books

Too bad you missed two by C.J. Shane, "Desert Jade" (about immigration and human trafficking) and "Dragon's Revenge" (about Chinese immigration in early Tucson). Both take place in Tucson and are fast-paced mysteries.

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Posted by diane4art on 02/28/2019 at 6:51 PM

Re: “40 Essential Arizona Books

A really interesting list that reminds me that there's never going to be a end to my reading list. Of course there's more than 40 essential reads - here's a couple more. "Arizona Place Names" by Will C. Barnes I personally prefer the original edition first published in 1935. A virtual tour every time you pick it up. Second is "ON the Border with Crook" by John G. Bourke. This is a post-Civil War eye-witness account of the final Indian wars that remains relevant to this day.As I type this I'm reminded of Book West by Southwest on Campbell Avenue. It was such a Tucson treasure.

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Posted by Rudy Casillas on 02/28/2019 at 8:52 AM

Re: “A Terrible Beauty

You libtards are incredible. You drive your cars down roads, live in a town with buildings, and utility wires are strung all over the place. Large agricultural farms spread there pollution on the land, electric generators spew coal smoke into our air, and other development changes the landscape. Guess what, with a population and need for basic infrastructure and natures materials, the earth is going to be scarred. Quit pretending your brand of lifestyle does not impact Mother Earth.

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Posted by Mitch Grannen on 01/15/2019 at 6:57 PM

Re: “A Terrible Beauty

There is indeed beauty to be found in mining landscapes and mining communities. Head frames, concentrators, smelter stacks and change rooms make great subjects for photographers and painters, but there is a terrible price to be paid - especially for open pit mining. Open pits destroyed long-established neighborhoods (most of Lowell, all of Upper Lowell, Jiggerville, the Johnson Addition, Germantown and Cowan Ridge) that made up 1/3 of Bisbee, the entire towns of old Morenci, Metcalf, and Ray, many old established neighborhoods in Butte, MT and ironically, a beautiful plaza and the rest of a planned community in Tyrone, NM. Open pit mining leaves horribly ugly gaping wounds in the earth that will never be healed. Each time I drive down State Route 83 between Sonoita and I-10 in either direction, I think about how such a hideous, gaping wound might well soon scar the Santa Ritas. Margaret Regan is absolutely correct in her observations about the ill treatment of mining and milling workers by the copper companies - the copper bosses conceded nothing in the way of wages and benefits (and equal treatment of workers of color) without a hard fight and did their utmost to destroy unions and crush dissent in their corporate fiefdoms.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 01/11/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “A Terrible Beauty

Despite Alan Johnson's SHOUTING...he makes a good point. I've traveled past the Sahuarita mine for 45 years and to my perspective the mostly sterile terraces haven't changed one iota. That's what will happen in the Santa Rita Mountains and the scenic beauty will- for all intents and purposes- be destroyed for the lives of many generations.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 01/10/2019 at 4:06 PM

Re: “A Terrible Beauty

ANY ATTEMPT TO GLORIFY THE CARNAGE PRODUCED BY MINING IS SINFUL AT BEST . IT IS DISCOURAGING TO SEE THAT ARTISTS FIND THIS SUBJECT MATTER WORTHY OF ARTISTIC NOTE . PERHAPS MINING SHOULD BE SHOWN IN A " BEFORE AND AFTER FORMAT " . A SPLIT SCREEN PAINTING OF THE BEAUTIFUL SCENE WHERE THE PROPOSED ROSEMONT COPPER MINE , AS IT IS TODAY , WITH AN ARTIST'S VISION OF THE SAME SCENE AFTER 20 YEARS OF MINING WOULD PROVIDE A TOPIC OF MUCH CONCERN .

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Posted by Alan Johnson on 01/10/2019 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Stages of Life

A great Theatre town deserves a great Theatre critic. Sherilyn Forrester's reviews are enlightening and entertaining in equal parts. As another year draws to a close, I'm grateful for the light she shines on each Theatre season with her inimitable blend of honesty, wit and heart.

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Posted by Germaine Shames on 12/27/2018 at 9:33 AM

Re: “A Shining Star on Grant

This is so amazing. I love it. As a former dancer and love of the art form.

Thank you@

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Posted by LaHart on 12/25/2018 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Read All About It

You missed a couple: C.J. Shane's "Desert Jade" and "Dragon's Revenge", both action-packed mysteries set here in Tucson.

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Posted by diane4art on 12/20/2018 at 10:07 PM

Re: “The Music Man Comes To Town

If I may pick a nit here, I would like to point out that the creator of this terrific piece of work over 60 years ago deserves to have his name, Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson, properly spelled.

Posted by J_in_Cochise on 11/29/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Drugs and Dishonesty

Beatle John Lennon, not Beetle!

Posted by Clancy Cavnar on 11/11/2018 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Mysteries Within Mysteries

Editor, please correct the misspelling of Hunter Hnat's name in the final paragraph.

Posted by Monica Bauer on 11/08/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Root Causes

Great article! Just one typo - ATC is currently in its 52nd season.

Posted by Chelsey Wade on 09/24/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “City of Refuge

I will vote this election for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens (bet you thought that was a given ...not anymore), those who oppose sanctuary cities, amnesty and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means NO Democrats. Gallup poll- 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively, little changed from 2010 survey.

When you reward illegal immigration with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses, discounts for college tuition, scholarships encourages MORE illegal entry.. Just debating DACA in congress is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars..... thank the parents.

The current migration at our southern border is costing taxpayers a Kings Ransom. Not mentioned is 70% of children at the border arrive either alone or with a non parent.

Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them nothing. So they make the long journey to our border, our giving liberals and our tax dollars.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children and grand children as has been passed on to us

*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

*Taxpayer are currently funding college tuition & expenses discounts for illegal aliens. Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.

*Currently numerous Democrat city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported and to sue our own Government..

*2016 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

*30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

*$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.

https://news.gallup.com//democrats-positive-socialism-capi

http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp
http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/category/murder/

https://www.fairus.org//fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-

If you OPPOSE illegal immigration, taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens, sanctuary cities, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens... please VOTE NO for ALL Democrat this November....we can't afford anymore Democrats

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Posted by Mira Dean on 08/31/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Setting the Stage

Hi Sherilyn, thanks for the great article on the coming arts scene in Tucson. You are correct that we are lucky to have so many wonderful choices for our cultural enrichment and entertainment. In your article you postulated on why Arizona Theatre Company received the moniker of state theater. We were granted the designation by gubernatorial proclamation by then Governor Rose Mofford. The year was 1990, the month October. We were successful in our petition to the Governor for among the reasons you suggest, and more specifically for the following contemporaneous achievements: 1) ATC was one of three theaters accepted into Phase 1 of the Ford Foundation's Stabilization Program (eventually resulting in a high 6-figure grant); 2) we had just signed a management agreement with the City of Tucson to become the managing tenant of the Temple of Music & Art, which was saved from the wrecking ball by a cadre of Tucsonans who knew there was a better life and use for the revered Temple; 3) we were about to celebrate our 25th anniversary, after nearly closing in 1989 (only saved by the tremendous efforts of many community members and specifically, George Rosenberg, who almost single handedly saved the Company (he served as unpaid CEO for nearly a full-year. It was in 1991 that we created the Georgie Award, to honor George, and future individuals who made extraordinary contributions of time, talent and treasure to the Theatre and 4) in the past, the Theatre had toured production and educational programs throughout the State, it was always hoped that we could resume those activities, but the economics just didn't allow. This is probably more information than you wanted, but it's always good to have an accurate history. "Don't nobody bring me no fake news." (adapted from THE WIZ.) Thanks for making the opportunity available to comment on The Weekly's articles. Robert Alpaugh, Managing Director, Arizona Theatre Company, 1989 - 1996.

Posted by Robt on 08/30/2018 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Mad World

Posts on this story are closed pending further investigation by the Tucson Weekly.

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Posted by Nintz on 08/10/2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Rain Roulette

The video.. https://youtu.be/x3oRyQc55Y4 Thanks again Margaret :-)

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Posted by Trina Davis on 08/04/2018 at 1:34 AM

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