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Az Latinx performers: Using stage as a platform to show pride & culture

Five days after the inauguration of President Trump, singer Andria Bunnell and mariachi performer Melissa Marie Medina found themselves creating a six-woman band.... Read more»

Monsoons and mariachi at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The El Día de San Juan Fiesta will take place this Friday, June 24 at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. From 5 to 10 p.m. the market will be transformed with live music, tasty aguas frescas drinks and vibrant examples of Mexican culture.... Read more»

Photos: El Dia de San Juan heralds Tucson monsoon

Tradition holds that Tucson's monsoon begins with El Dia de San Juan, June 24. This year, the West Side fiesta celebrating the saint's day worked its magic — much of the city got at least a sprinkle of rain the next day as rain clouds broke the spell of summer heat.... Read more»

Marathon concert to boost 'Mariachi Miracle' documentary

A concert Saturday will trumpet the need to raise money to complete "The Mariachi Miracle" documentary, which will tell the story of Tucson's historic role in the youth mariachi movement. Mariachi Luz de Luna,Vox Urbana, will perform.... Read more»

Heavy Metalachi comes to Club Congress Thursday

Heavy metal mariachi band Metalachi will play Club Congress on Thursday night. Audience members can expect a mixture of classic metal covers from artists such as Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, and Judas Priest, all played with traditional mariachi instruments, along some mariachi standards.... Read more»

Singing silenced, Ronstadt elected to Hall of Fame

Just months after she told the world that her renowned singing voice has been silenced by Parkinson's disease, Tucson native Linda Ronstadt has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although Ronstadt has been eligible since 1992, she recently said she never considered herself a rock singer and didn't give much thought to ever be so honored.... Read more»2

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Modern streetcar update

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, President of the Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce Clarence Boykins, TucsonsSentinel.com Editor and Publisher Dylan Smith, documentarian Daniel Buckley, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»

Dan Buckley wants to Kickstart mariachi documentary

After more than 30 years of reporting on the mariachis of Tucson, Daniel Buckley has seen the traditional music revive a culture that was nearly forgotten and lift a population that was in danger of losing its voice. With his next film he hopes to share the story of how the mariachi movement saved Tucson.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson's real estate market picks up

Tucson Realtor Raj Kohli provided an update on Tucson's real estate market. Also,documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley talked about his new film on Tucson's mariachis. Next, we chatted with George Cunningham, former state lawmaker and founder/chair of the Grand Canyon Institute. Plus, nutrition reporter Jack Challem discussed new research on Omega 3 fish oils.... Read more»

From punk rock to techno, alternative music surges in Mexico

Alternative Latin music is making new strides into the U.S., with Mexican bands packing venues from coast to coast. The strength of alternative Mexican music on both sides of the Rio Grande attests to sweeping changes in the two nations in the last decade.... Read more»

Video: Calexico on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

If you were too occupied with Cinco de Mayo festivities Thursday night to catch Tucson's musical ambassadors on TV, here's a video of them performing "Crystal Frontier" on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with Mariachi Luz de Luna.... Read more»

Weekend Preview: Boycott this! edition

There is a definite air of civic engagement in the programming offerings of clubs and arts organizations this week, as well as a commitment to the unique cultural hybrid that is Tucson. If the 24-hour news cycle portrayal of your community has made you despair of late, the perfect remedy is a visit to some of these choice weekend events. Boycott your television and embrace some local culture.... Read more»

Tucson International Mariachi Conference

Mariachi Espectacular subdued before small crowd

Despite technically superb performances, Friday night's Mariachi Espectacular concert seemed subdued compared to past years; the chemistry between performer and audience never quite reached synergistic heat.... Read more»2

Tucson International Mariachi Conference

Mariachis go for Guinness record, pay tribute to Los Camperos de Nati Cano

For 50 years, Nati Cano has been at the helm of one of America's foremost mariachis, the Grammy-winning Los Camperos de Nati Cano. And as the Tucson International Mariachi Conference celebrates its 28th year, it pays special tribute to Cano.... Read more»