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Tucson sounds: September Boy (for Mario)

In which your humble narrator puts aside the usual clever puns and esoteric bits of rock trivia and tells you about the person she got the chance to love: Mario Cordova.... Read more»

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Teresa Lorraine Beggy, 1930-2022

Teresa Lorraine Beggy passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2022 with family at her side. Terry was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Denison, Texas, and devoted her life to her five children and her husband Charlie, providing a nurturing and supportive home.... Read more»

David Bradley, former legislator from Tucson, dead at 69

David Bradley, former minority leader in the Arizona State Senate and a behavioral health expert, died Saturday at age 69. The Navy veteran served in the Legislature across nearly two decades. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags to half-staff on Sunday in his honor.... Read more»


Ramon 'Ray' Rabago, 1926-2022

Ramon “Ray” M. Rabago Jr. was called home on Jan. 14, 2022, with his daughter Diana by his side.... Read more»


'Stalwart' former legislator Olivia Cajero Bedford dies at 83

Olivia Cajero Bedford, a former lawmaker from Southern Arizona who served for nearly 20 years, has died. Cajero Bedford followed her parents into the Legislature, with terms in both the state House and Senate.... Read more»

'Big Jim' Griffith built bridges, not walls, in the Borderlands

No one can fill "Big Jim" Griffith's shoes, for he — more than any other Tucsonan — triggered enormous and lasting community pride in our "folk" traditions of music, food, santos, architecture, and border culture. — Gary Nabhan... Read more»

More than memories: 'Big Jim' Griffith dedicated himself to keeping Southwest traditions alive

I am lucky to have had Big Jim Griffith as a friend. And so is all of Tucson. We will profoundly miss our friend, who died this weekend at 86. But we will see him all around us, at Tucson Meet Yourself every year, and in our community's appreciations for traditions every day. — Daniel Buckley... Read more»


Isaiah 'Zaya' Danny Acuna, 2002-2021

"It’s with deep pain and remorse in our hearts that our family announces the death of Isaiah Danny Acuna, who passed away on Nov. 24, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona."... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In nearly two decades of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

Long-time Pima County gov't attorney Chris Straub found dead near Sedona resort

Chris Straub, a top staffer for the Pima County Attorney's Office for more than 30 years, was found dead a few miles north of Sedona by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. Straub had gone fly fishing in Oak Creek Canyon on Tuesday but did not return that night. ... Read more»


Frances Ann Zacheus, 1952-2010

Frances Ann Zacheus was born on February 27, 1952. She sadly passed away on May 26, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona, in her longtime residence.... Read more»


Ann-Eve Pedersen, journalist & education advocate, dead at 55

Ann-Eve Pedersen, a former reporter and editor for the Citizen and Star, vigorous education activist and historical preservation advocate, died unexpectedly Friday at her home. She was 55 years old.... Read more»


Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup dead at 84

Bob Walkup, a former defense industry executive who found a second career as a popular three-term Republican mayor of Tucson, died Friday night. He was 84 years old, and had lung disease. "Our city is better because of him," said Mayor Regina Romero.... Read more»1


Remembering Jo Tamez, a Tucson muse

Remembering Joann Tamez: beloved muse of Tucson's early punk and post-punk scene... Read more»


Stefani Denise Kurz, 1974-2020

Stefani Denise Kurz, 46, of Tucson, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, after a long struggle with addiction. ... Read more»

Tucson Sounds: Keep Tucson Scotty (Remembering Scott Kerr)

Tucson Sounds returns from hibernation to pay tribute to Scott Kerr, who died this week at the age of 51. Scott was a musician, DJ, performance artist, loyal friend, holy fool and the original ambassador of "keeping Tucson weird."... Read more»

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