Shamisen concert at Yume Japanese Gardens on February 15

Posted by Carolyn Sugiyama Classen As the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition (SAJCC formed last year), I publicize some of our cultural events here in Tucson. Coming up is an exciting concert event on Saturday, February 15, featuring Japan-born, now  Canadian resident Aki Takahashi, along with Kyle Abbott (founder of “Aki … Read more

Republican Pima County Supervisors to host town halls

Posted by Carolyn Classen   District 4 Republican Supervisor Ray Carroll is hosting a town hall on Feb. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kirk-Bear Canyon branch library. Supervisor Carroll was first appointed to his seat in May, 1997 and was elected in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008. Email:, 520-724-8094, website: He will … Read more

Poverty panel hosted by Neal Conan at the Fox Theater tomorrow

Posted by Carolyn Sugiyama Classen  From Community Foundation of Southern Arizona: “Tucson’s poverty rates remained among the nation’s highest last year, with one in five living below the poverty threshold. Although Pima County’s poverty rate held steady in 2012 at 20 percent, the poverty rate among children was 29 percent. Many elderly, veterans, and single … Read more