Tucson did not invent the mariachi sound, but it has become its capital.
Clockwise from top, the trumpet, vihuela, violin and guitarrón are tools of the mariachi trade.Soaring voices not pictured.
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I think it was Antonio Aguilar who first helped connect me with my father. I did not know him when he began weaving a connection between the two Portillos, Sr. and Jr. But I knew him through his music: Mexican ranchera.
El Mariachi es oficialmente Patimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad, según la declaración que fue oficialmente entregada por la Unesco a México el 2 de Septiembre de 2012.
TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, white shirt and tie, muralist Luis Mena, third from the right, and longtime Davis music teacher Alfredo Valenzuela, second from right, were among those at the mural's unveiling Monday.
Sarah Garcia, whose family members are longtime Barrio Anita residents, talks about the role her father played in the history of the neighborhood.
Known for its many murals, Davis Magnet School unveiled one more on Monday. This time, though, it was in celebration of over a century of history between the bilingual school and the adjacent Barrio Anita, a predominantly Latino enclave.
Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson will be among the groups performing at Monday's "Mariachi Extravaganza" at the Gaslight Theatre. Ballet Folklorico Tapatio also performs.
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It's one thing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by eating Mexican food and sipping icy margaritas while a mariachi band plays.
Tucson High School's Alberto Ranjel finds time for one-on-one instruction in the midst of a crowd at Casino Del Sol Resort. La Frontera Arizona, which puts on the annual mariachi festival, and the casino both benefit from the event's change of venue.
The Tucson International Mariachi Conference has opted for a change of scenery for its 30th anniversary.
I get a little cranky trying to predict what Arizona will be
like 50 years from now, considering I will no longer be part of the
scene. Face it: No way will 116 be the new, um, 86.
Nightfall: Harvest of Fear — Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney
Road. Live shows, haunted attractions. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29. 6
p.m.-midnight Oct. 30-31. $24; $20 for ages 11 and under.
Many events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors,
military and others. Call venue for details.