Degrazia

Becoming a cultural icon The son of Italian immigrants employed in mining, Ted realized early on that his father’s life wasn’t for him, so he hitchhiked to Tucson to study art at the University of Arizona. Struggling for some time, heading to Mexico City to work with Diego Rivera, trying (and…

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The Written Word

By Margaret Regan Jack Kerouac may not have been the first writer to be charmed by Tucson, but his description of this desert literary haven is among the most poetic. “Tucson is situated in beautiful mesquite riverbed country, overlooked by the snowy Catalina range…,” the beat writer declared in his…

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Shop Culture

Embrace your geekery and shop 'til you drop For pop culture obsessives who want to explore the influences on today’s blockbuster films and TV shows and want to retain them in the form of physical copies, it’s a challenging quest, with a dying number of places to score old-school media in 2019…

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How To Gem Show

The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase can be overwhelming, but you can do it like a pro It was certainly easier to navigate the first Tucson Gem & Mineral Society show in 1955, held at a local elementary school. After all, there were only 1,500 attendees and 15 vendors. In 2019, it would have…

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A Proud History Of Golf

Tee Up in Tucson By: Brian J. Pederson Tucson’s sporting history runs back more than a century, from the first athletic teams fielded by the University of Arizona to a variety of minor league teams. Perhaps the richest corner of this history centers around professional golf. Tucson's golf scene has…

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For The Birds

The right landscapes, the right climate, the right place in the world to spot rare birds With more than 350 species of birds among those sighted in Tucson and Southern Arizona and at birding events every August, this is an incredible place to take up this pastime or to finally check a flying friend…

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Drive It Home

By Linda Dillenbeck When playing golf in Tucson, don’t hurry, don’t worry, and don’t keep your head down for too long. Look up every now and then or you’ll miss the stunning backdrop Mother Nature gives the game here. The collection of golf options ranges from stately Omni Tucson National Resort…

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Golfing, Sun And Saguaros

World-class golf courses, luxe resorts and gorgeous desert landscape are ready for you to explore. This itinerary is for those who want to both play and relax while checking out all the city and the surrounding area has to offer. MORNING Arnold Palmer Approves. Start this trip off at the golf…

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