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Ten years ago today, Tucson lost a big chunk of its soul and I lost the companionship and camaraderie of roughly 70 of the finest newspaper people I could ever imagine working with as the Tucson Citizen closed. Read more»

The Citizen newsroom.

For 22 years I worked for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, and for that experience I am eternally grateful. But today I'll write about my first and last days at the Citizen, which ended when the press ground to a halt four years ago, May 15, 2009. Read more» 4

Peterson in 1968.

Tucson’s “First Lady of Fashion,” Cele Peterson, died Thursday morning. She was 101. Read more» 3

Dancers perform at the start of the Mariachi Espectacular concert Friday night at the Tucson Convention Center.

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

Mariachi Cobre performs at Disney's Epcot Center in 2004.

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»