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Form over function

Form over function

The expert

January 01, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Catching some air

Catching some air

"One rudder. Two rudders. Pattern clear. Go!"

December 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Let's do lunge, correctly

Let's do lunge, correctly

The experts

December 04, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Dealing with food

Dealing with food

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, pantries around town are already filled with a cornucopia of comfort foods. Two days from now, it'll be bellies — not kitchens — that are stuffed.

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Everyone has a secret ...

Everyone has a secret ...

What's yours? Come on, everyone has one. It's time to spill the beans.

November 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Exhibit explores nature of creativity

Exhibit explores nature of creativity

How's this for a goal — explore the history and processes of photographic art to examine the very nature of creativity.

November 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Walking good for both man and beast 'The Dog Diet'

Walking good for both man and beast 'The Dog Diet'

To lose 30 pounds, Patti Lawson worked like a dog. And now, she's written a book to prove it.

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Out there among us

Out there among us

We're fascinated by people with talent — just look at the popularity of competitive sports and the success of reality shows such as "American Idol," "America's Got Talent" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

November 08, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Perfecting the push-up

Perfecting the push-up

Welcome to Reform School — the first in a new monthly series in which local experts give their opinion on how to execute an exercise they often see done incorrectly. This isn't just about strength training — it's about injury avoidance.

November 06, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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On View

On View

 

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Fighting kids' cavities

Fighting kids' cavities

Chris Strong was distraught to discover not only that her daughter had a cavity at the tender age of 4, but that her 2-year-old son had one as well.

October 23, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Collecting comes naturally

Collecting comes naturally

Dan Leach can't remember a time when he wasn't collecting something.

October 19, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Good Knight at TMA

Good Knight at TMA

Ask Robert Knight what he did before he became the Tucson Museum of Art's executive director two years ago and you may hear about his time at other museums and art centers.

October 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Eat healthily at UA

Eat healthily at UA

Eating good food that's good for you just became easier at the University of Arizona.

October 16, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Autumn is race season

Autumn is race season

On your mark, get set — GO! Autumn is race season in Tucson. Whether you're a walker, runner or cyclist — or a dedicated fundraiser, volunteer or cheerleader — there's an event perfect for you.

October 09, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Her writing journey

Her writing journey

She timed escape routes on two continents, planned large-scale arson, cased buildings for break-in points and scouted locations for the perfect place to commit murder — and she describes it all with unveiled glee.

September 30, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Runners' Odyssey

Runners' Odyssey

The Arizona Odyssey is not your traditional relay race. Sure, there are hand-offs and a race against the clock, but the Odyssey takes the concept much farther — literally.

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Can you see my glasses?

Can you see my glasses?

Gone are the days of trying to make glasses as inconspicuous as possible. Today's spectacles are meant to attract attention.

September 01, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Find fitness pals

Find fitness pals

The buddy system is ingrained in us from an early age — there's ease and safety in numbers.

August 28, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Center in search of director

The search is on for a new director for the University of Arizona's world-renowned Center for Creative Photography.

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Battling cancer

Battling cancer

As if being a freshman in college isn't stressful enough, Todd Lane discovered something that made his first year at the University of Arizona even more challenging — cancer.

August 21, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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For the love of poetry

These days, most stories about arts funding describe the difficulty — sometimes the impossibility — of raising enough money.

August 17, 2007 12:00 am
Remembering Elvis

Remembering Elvis

Local actor/singer Robert Shaw was a little intimidated when he first did an Elvis Presley tribute show for a private party in 2005.

August 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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If the shoe fits . . .

If the shoe fits . . .

You wouldn't dare wear flip-flops to go running, so why wear running shoes to play basketball?

August 14, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Bringing the shade along

Bringing the shade along

On some sweltering summer days, it seems there's no shade to be found in the Old Pueblo. You may notice some desert-dwellers solve that problem by carrying a sliver of shade with them in the form of a parasol.

July 14, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Photograph fireworks phenomenally

Photograph fireworks phenomenally

Fireworks shows are dazzling spectacles of stunning visuals and percussive sound. There's the pop of the launch, the boom of the explosion and the crowd's appreciative oohs and aahs. Often there's also the rapid-fire click-click-click of camera shutters trying to capture the brilliant yet fl…

July 03, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Etherton shares passion

Etherton shares passion

Editor's note: This summer, we are taking a look at the people behind the arts in Tucson. Today: Gallery owner Terry Etherton.

June 15, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Building new cabins, and memories, too

Building new cabins, and memories, too

When I was a child, Mount Lemmon was like an extended backyard for me — and an exotic one at that. I spent many days up there after my family bought a small cabin when I was 6.

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Building and bonding

Building and bonding

Summerhaven's recovery is obvious in the vivid green blanket of ferns and young aspens that surround the charred remains of pines and in the new homes that stand large and imposing on starkly bare hillsides.

June 10, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Hairy summertime

Hairy summertime

Bring them your limp, your dried, your frizzy tresses. Summer brings out the worst in our hair, and Tucson stylists have seen it all — from dry and sun-damaged to frizzed monsoon madness, from faded color to slightly green.

June 02, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Select company (with audio slide show)

Select company (with audio slide show)

It's Arizona's version of "American Idol" — only with visual art rather than music, no nasty judges' comments and more than 50 winners.

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Coming full circle

Coming full circle

What goes around comes around at Casbah Teahouse.

May 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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A toot for tubas (with audio)

A toot for tubas (with audio)

The tuba is often relegated to the back of an orchestra or the butt of a joke, but tuba lovers — the few and the proud — are passionate about their chosen instrument. So much so that there's an annual day of celebration — International Tuba Day, which is today — to honor those who put up wit…

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Rumblin' good time

Rumblin' good time

It's unmistakable. That Harley rumble. That ground-shaking, ear-splitting, snarling, snorting, growl.

May 03, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Museums lure bikers

Museums lure bikers

Two museums in Downtown Tucson are getting into the Harley spirit this weekend with special exhibits. The Tucson Museum of Art is featuring a special preview of Tucson photographer Ann Simmons-Myers' portraits of bikers. And the Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown will display a colle…

May 03, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Pima Arts Council announces Lumie winners

Tucson Pima Arts Council announces Lumie winners

Ten local people and businesses were honored for their support of the arts Tuesday with Lumie Awards, given by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

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Art on the move

Art on the move

While most stay indoors when storm clouds brew, William Lesch heads out.

April 20, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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A beautiful union

A beautiful union

Flowing silk, georgette and crepe in bright oranges, greens, reds and turquoises swirl in a sea of dancers. Gold jewelry glitters on wrists, ears and noses, and long matching scarves are flipped over shoulders. Excited chatter in Hindi and other regional Indian languages occasionally compete…

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A celebration: Big fairy tale wedding unites couple and their families

April 15, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Shop 'n' save the Earth

Shop 'n' save the Earth

Paper towels have been outlawed — at least in Mindy Jones' home. The ban, put into effect last year, is only part of her aim to protect the planet.

April 14, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Going for Goya

Going for Goya

Flexed muscles, twisted body, bulging eyes, gaping mouths. The detail of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes' etching series "La Tauromaquia" (The Art of Bullfighting) is exquisite. Step close, and closer still, to truly appreciate the fine lines that create the complex, emotional and vivid i…

April 06, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Horsin' around town

Horsin' around town

Rustic stables skirt riverbanks, sandy trails serve as highways for saddled horses, and the click-clack of hoofs resonate in the dry, dusty air.

April 01, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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He drew, too

He drew, too

It's a few squiggles, a couple circles joined by a line, a backward L and a dash. It's merely a quick sketch, but the image — John Lennon's self-portrait — is unmistakable.

March 16, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Dragon treats

Dragon treats

Last week, Little Anthony's Diner rolled out a new kids' menu featuring food items by a very special young chef.

March 07, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Skrappy's seeks a home

Skrappy's seeks a home

Every afternoon dozens of teenagers head Downtown to Skrappy's, a boxy, teal building with no visible street-side signs. Band T-shirts hang from the ceiling and a colorful spray-painted mural backs the stage where local and touring groups play.

February 25, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Fun, style and energy fuel Battle winner

Fun, style and energy fuel Battle winner

The Star has held four Battle of the Bands concerts — but the 2007 concert last Friday was the best show yet. With the help of hosts Robert Shaw and Justin Cole (aka Caliente Man) the show got off to a dynamic start.

February 15, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Battle of the Bands

Six of Tucson's most talented young bands will compete in a test of talent, will and downright rock 'n' roll-ness during the Arizona Daily Star Battle of the Bands at the Rialto Theatre Friday. Let there be no mistake — it will be the concert of the year.

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The skinny on TVs

The skinny on TVs

Whether you're a Colts fan or you love da Bears — or even if you're just in it for the commercials and the seven-layer dip — chances are you'll be glued to the television Sunday for Super Bowl XLI.

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Celebrate clutter Fighting for a 'messy' lawn

Celebrate clutter Fighting for a 'messy' lawn

I just picked up this new book you might find interesting. Hold on — let me find it. I know it's in one of these piles on my desk. . . .

January 18, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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B&B dream come true

B&B dream come true

Each morning since they bought the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn in November 2004, Jeff DiGregorio and Chuck Bressi rise with the sun and begin making a two-course gourmet breakfast.

January 14, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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