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7th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour

“Get inspired to create your own eco-paradise! Explore Tucson sites that harvest water, conserve energy, grow food & create wildlife habitat.

You’ll discover public and private landscapes throughout Tucson and learn from the homeowners firsthand. Experience rain gardens, cisterns, passive & active solar systems, greywater systems, composting toilets, shady oases, lush food gardens, wildlife habitat, and much more. The eco-practices range in size and cost, and many sites feature repurposed and recycled materials.

Tickets are $15/person/car — or $10/person for bicycle riders and public transportation users. Kids under 14 are free! Proceeds directly benefit WMG’s Green Living Co-op program.
Register today!”Hosted by Watershed Management Group

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KXCI Community Radio to unveil new studio in Hotel Congress

For Immediate Release
KXCI 91.3 FM UNVEILS NEW HOTEL CONGRESS STUDIO OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE AND “LOAD THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS” PARTY DURING HOCO FEST
Press contact: Kurt B. Reighley | (206) 890-2492 | eltoro@kxci.org
On Labor Day weekend, KXCI Community Radio unveils its new studio in Hotel Congress, with an open house and “Load the Library of Congress” party, Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Members of the public are encouraged to come explore the station’s new downtown facility, and help build the Congress studio’s music collection by donating a new or gently-used copy of a favorite CD or album.
As part of the grand opening festivities, the afternoon drive time show The Home Stretch will broadcast live from the KXCI Hotel Congress studio during HoCo Fest, Wednesday, August 30 through Friday, September 2, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
“We’ve been working towards this dream of opening a studio in the heart of downtown for over three years now, and I’m thrilled to finally be open for business,” says KXCI Executive Director Cathy Rivers. “This studio will allow the KXCI community and Tucson visitors to get even closer to the music, podcasts and mini-programs that make our community radio station so special. It will also create more opportunities for special broadcasts, out-of-town guests, and additional in-studio videos.” 
“This partnership is a great fit, because Hotel Congress and KXCI are both committed to nurturing our music community,”adds David Slutes, Entertainment Director for Hotel Congress. “Being able to see that on-air DJ – right at street level – offers tangible evidence of how crucial music is to Tucson, and the new studio adds something special to the vitality of downtown.”
This new auxiliary studio is located in the Hotel Congress lobby, directly across from the Copper Room, with windows looking out on Congress Street. Just steps away from both Club Congress and the Rialto Theatre, the convenient location will allow KXCI to welcome more touring musician to the airwaves.
“KXCI is the heartbeat of Tucson,” says Joey Burns of Calexico. “The addition of the KXCI studio at historic Hotel Congress will enable even greater connections between audiences and artists, like live performance broadcasts, special videos, and more in-depth interviews. As a community, it feels like we’re turning a corner, and it’s exciting to see – and hear – KXCI growing as a part of that.”   
The new studio was designed by Tucson firm Baker + Hesseldenz, with an emphasis on showcasing the tradition of independent radio, while also complementing the Hotel Congress aesthetic.
“We wanted to create a space that felt dark, cool, and comfortable, in homage to radio and recording studios of the ’50s and ’60s,” says Scott Baker. “And since people will be watching the on-air talent and guests, we brought in an element of theater as well.”
“This is perfect timing for KXCI,” adds Mary Ann Hesseldenz.“We live in such a visual society now. People today want – and expect – a fuller experience, and the increased visibility of KXCI downtown can help them reach a new generation of listeners.”
About KXCI
Founded in 1983, KXCI is an independent radio station committed to connecting the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other – and the world – with informative, engaging, and creative community-based programming. More than 35,000 listeners tune in to the station each week over the air and online. KXCI plays music from all genres and eras, as well as informative, locally-produced mini-programs, provided by 70+ volunteer DJs and on-air hosts. For more information, please visitwww.kxci.org.
About Hotel Congress
Open since 1919, the historic Hotel Congress is downtown Tucson’s longest continuously-operated business. This cultural vortex offers 40 vintage-style guest rooms, the award-winning Cup Café, the world-renowned Club Congress music venue, and more. Every year Hotel Congress hosts a full slate of events, including Dillinger Days, Agave Heritage Week, HOCO Fest, a New Year’s Eve Gala and The Nightmare On Congress Halloween celebration. With almost 100 years in Tucson, there is a story in every detail of this downtown gem – if only the walls could talk.
KXCI Community Radio | 520-623-1000 | KXCI.ORG

WWII Japanese American internment at Tucson Festival of Books

It’s that time again to spend two whole days March 11 and 12, 2017 at the Tucson Festival of Books, listening to authors, buying books, visiting literary booths, enjoying music and science exhibits, etc.  It’s like a mini  tent city that pops up on the campus every March, just before Spring  Break.  The festival is between Old Main and Campbell Avenue, all along the UA Mall, from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m on both days. Free to the public.

All info again at:  www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for participating authors, schedule, how to donate and help, how to get there by walking, bike, bus, car.

Of note in 2017:  attending the festival will be author Pamela Rotner Sakamoto who wrote ““Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds”.

“Midnight in Broad Daylight is the true story of a family divided by war. After their father’s death in Seattle, the Fukuhara children — all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest — moved to Hiroshima with their mother. Eager to go back to America, two of the children — Mary and Harry — returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Despite being sent to an internment camp with Mary, Harry volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, their brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army.”

Sakamoto will be appearing at 3 panels:

March 11, 10 a.m. at UA Memorial Student Union Gallagher Theater, 1303 E. University Blvd. on the WWII: Japanese American internment

March 12, 10 a.m. at Koffler Bldg room 204, 1430 E. University Blvd.  on Race in America

March 12, 2:30 p.m. at UA Library Special Collections, 1510  E. University Blvd.  on WWII: Asking Why, Internment and Holocaust

Also discussing the WWII Japanese American Internment Camps  will be Richard Cahan, author of “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II”

and  Richard Reeves, author of “Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese Internment in World War II”.

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KXCI community radio’s International Women’s Day special programming

KXCI International Women’s Day Special Programming made possible in part by generous support from Marshall Foundation2017 KXCI International Women's DaySunday, March 5th 3:00 pm-6:00 pmWednesday, March 8th 5:00 am-8:00 pmListen live: 91.3 KXCI Tucson or https://kxci.org/Contact: Amanda Shauger amanda@kxci.org520-623-1000 ext. 17 or 520-990-3623
KXCI Commemorates International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women public affairs programmers, DJs, special community guests, and plenty of fantastic music by women artists of all genres. In fact, we have more programming than will fit into one day, so we invite you to tune into KXCI at 91.3 FM on Sunday, March 5th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.Support for KXCI and this special Women’s Day programming is provided by Marshall Foundation. Marshall Foundation enhances the lives of Tucson and Pima County women and families through support of charitable organizations involved in education, social services, and early childhood development.We’re really excited about our great community guests. Below are some highlights.
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What is Creative Tucson?

Some creative folks in town started up this venture in April, 2016. This is who they say they are:

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WHAT WE DO

 “Creative Tucson is a community for video storytellers to create and share their content, both online and on cable television. We believe in finding and promoting new voices and giving them the tools to make compelling content.
We were built by a coalition of media experts – BRINK, WaveLab Studios and KXCI – with support from the City of Tucson. But the real power of Creative Tucson is in our members and their ingenuity. We offer them the opportunity and support to pursue stories and projects that otherwise may not be realized.
There are a variety of ways to get involved and gain skills, with community media classes, our online community forum, studio time, equipment rentals, internships, meet-ups and more.”

CONTACT US

Get more information about Creative Tucson, ask a question or tell us what you’d like to see online and on the air.

Creative Tucson
1100 South Sixth Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
get@creativetucson.org
520 628 9600 (ex 555)

More info: www.creativetucson.org or find them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeTucson

 

Lalopalooza!

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“Tucson Federal Credit Union and KXCI present Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo Guerrero who was born on December 24th, 1916. With Lalopalooza, we celebrate the joyous life and work of the father of Chicano Music – Lalo Guerrero – a prolific composer, musician, comic and inspiration to all. We also celebrate KXCI Community Radio’s 33rd Anniversary (having gone on the air on December 6, 1983.)”