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Mindful in a World of Distractions: Leila Lopez’s “Our Animal Skin”

Mindful in a World of Distractions: Leila Lopez’s “Our Animal Skin”

September 4, 2017 |

Leila Lopez writes songs that explore the depths of human relationships, with ourselves and others, and our emotional struggles as we move through this thing called life. She is vulnerable, resilient and authentic, sapient, contemplative, kind and loving, and her richly layered folk songs are imbued with those attributes. The album is also imbued with […]

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Sonic Storytelling

Sonic Storytelling

September 2, 2017 |

Under an August noon, Chris Black handed me his recently pressed CDs, Lullabies & Nightmares: Chamber Music Vol. 1 and Downtown Suite & Cooper Must Die. I told him, “I only know how to write about this based on the vibes I get from the music. I’m not a classically trained musician.” He smiled and […]

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Magnetic Anomaly

Magnetic Anomaly

July 6, 2017 |

Cobra Family Picnic Magnetic Anomaly Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz Records Imagine a terrestrial cobra family picnic: some packrat samosas, perhaps a coconut mongoose curry and a birds egg lassi, laid out in a jungle glade somewhere, a tiger roaring in the background for atmosphere. Then imagine an extraterrestrial cobra family picnic, as papa cobra, mama cobra […]

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Zocalo Magazine July-August 2017 Edition

Zocalo Magazine July-August 2017 Edition

July 5, 2017 |

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June 2017 Digital Edition

June 2017 Digital Edition

June 1, 2017 |

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Not Your Mama’s Mother’s Day Benefit

Not Your Mama’s Mother’s Day Benefit

May 3, 2017 |

The vivacious Jillian Bessett – leader and singer/songwriter, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist of Tucson’s beloved Jillian & The Giants – is spearheading a concert fundraiser for Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse on May 13. You should go. Here are 10 reasons why. The incredible event line-up: The Surfbroads: “Hot Broads Playing Cool Surf” Jillian & The Giants: […]

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May 2017 Digital Edition

May 2017 Digital Edition

May 3, 2017 |

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April 2017 Digital Edition

April 2017 Digital Edition

April 2, 2017 |

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March 2017 Digital Edition

March 2017 Digital Edition

March 3, 2017 |

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“Bycatch” – An Artistic Homage to the Throwaways

“Bycatch” – An Artistic Homage to the Throwaways

March 2, 2017 |

The sound of waves lapping on the side of a fishing boat sonically greets you when entering the Hanson Gallery at The University of Arizona Museum of Art. It emanates from a small computer speaker in the corner, subtly broadcasting the audio associated with the 14-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall video projection on the room’s east wall. As you […]

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