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Let Freedom Sing on 4th of July at UA Centennial Hall

 

 

 

 


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

For over three decades, Let Freedom Sing has delighted audiences and embraced the diverse patriotic spirit of Southern Arizonans. Musical selections include patriotic standards and all-American hits, with a star-spangled line-up.

 Let Freedom Sing is an inspiring and honoring celebration of our nation’s birthday in song – uniting our diverse backgrounds and fostering a sense of community. Through the years, the production has become part of the cultural fabric of Tucson.

 

 


 

 

 

 Join us July 4th at Let Freedom Sing,
a star-spangled celebration of our nation’s birthday! Musical selections include patriotic standards
and all-American hits,
featuring the Arts Express
choir and band, with stars:
Armen Dirtadian, Crystal Stark,
Chach Snook, Dennis Tamblyn,
Domingo DeGrazia, and MORE!

 

 

 

Tickets Available Now!

Online: www.arts-express.org
Phone: (520) 319-0400
Eastside: Gospel Supplies, 5640 N. Broadway
Central: 988 University Blvd

 

Artist Mel Dominguez to open her own studio in South Tucson

Artist Mel Dominguez on the right, with her wife Melissa on the left

“Join us for an open house at the gallery on Sunday July 1st, 3p-5p
to see the new space and say hello!
1802 S. 4th Ave. (SW corner of 28th Street)

We are planning a “Grand” opening in the fall so stay tuned.”

FB event to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/593213381060246/

“Mel “Melo” Dominguez is an artist, muralist from Los Angeles who has lived in Tucson since 2007. Mel’s community outreach began at Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles where she was a Getty. Mel’s artwork is a direct expression of her Chicano/a culture, political issues, social issues and environmental issues. Mel enjoys using creativity and activism to create a difference throughout the Tucson community.”

(from her webiste: http://melodominguez.com/)

25th All Souls Procession official poster/calendar with Mel’s drawing (2015)

 

Independents Week – Save 20% at AZ Businesses

 

“Save 20% at your favorite local businesses during Independents Week, June 30 – July 8.

Independents Week is Arizona’s only week-long celebration of local businesses that lets you save money while shopping local.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Get Your Golden Coupon
Visit any Local First Arizona office or most hot spots around town to pick up a Golden Coupon or download the digital version.

Step 2: Find Participating Businesses
Check out the list of participating businesses to see who’s accepting the Golden Coupon this year. Some restrictions may apply, but not many.

Step 3: Save 20%
Between June 30-July 8, use your Golden Coupon to save 20% at hundreds of local businesses across the state!

Get your Golden Coupon and find participating businesses at: https://localfirstaz.com/independents-week

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Arizona List endorsed candidates for 2018 Primary

Arizona List is a statewide network supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.

Here’s their list of 2018 endorsed women candidates:

https://www.arizonalist.org/our-women/our-candidates/

(including statewide races for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Corporation Commission), City/County, Arizona State & House, school boards).

And they also issue a list of recommended candidates. “Being a Recommended Candidate means that we are keeping a close eye on this candidate as her campaign shows promise.  She shares our Democratic values, she is well qualified and we are excited she is running for office.”

https://www.arizonalist.org/recommended/

Vote wisely on or before the Arizona Primary on  August 28, 2018.

Summertime Border Studies Lecture Series starts June 22

Borderlands Brewing Company Announces a Summertime Border Studies Lecture Series: Living in the Borderlands

“Borderlands Brewing Company is hosting a monthly Border Studies lecture series organized by Watershed Management Group’s Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta, Ph.D., and Borderlands Brewing Company President Mike Mallozzi, Ph.D. The idea is to initiate, enhance and create a culture of collaboration, outreach, education, connecting and elevate the “character of place” of our great city of Tucson in a relaxed, fun, informative and respectful atmosphere at Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.

The inaugural lecture is Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. by Christopher Teal, U.S. consul in Nogales, Sonora, who is leaving his post at the end of July to take a year-long sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Subsequent lectures may be found on the Borderlands Facebook events page: Facebook.com/ borderlandsbrewing/events.

Speakers will focus on a variety of important topics affecting the Borderlands from the economics of international trade, to our rich cultural heritage, to the delicate desert ecosystem we live in and will feature speakers from several important borderlands focused organizations including: the Border Community Alliance, Tucson Mexico Sister Cities Association, Watershed Management Group, The Sky Island Alliance, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), The Northern Jaguar Project, Borderlands Sierra Club Campaign, The Centers for Biological Diversity, and others.”

2nd Annual Summer Soltice Ride

2nd Annual Summer Solstice Ride

Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm
Group ride gathers at Technicians for Sustainability, 612 N 7th Avenue

“It’s the longest day of the year, so let’s celebrate the midway point of summer! Join Living Streets Alliance and our business member Technicians For Sustainability on a casual, friendly bike ride along mostly car-free paths to Dragoon Brewing Co. where we will enjoy cold brews, a food truck or two, some prize giveaways and more.”

www.livingstreetsalliance.org