Julie Amparano

The POWER of Thanks

The POWER of Thanks

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Buddha, enlightened teacher When […]

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Caput: Horne’s ‘$840’ club

Caput:  Horne’s ‘$840’ club

Talk about bad ideas and impropriety. Tom Horne, Arizona superintendent of public instruction and attorney general hopeful, had “what seemed a good idea at the time.” Mainly, it was the creation of a club for donors to his AG campaign. Requirement for membership? Pony up the maximum contribution of $840. In return, if Horne became […]

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Long-time civic leader Joe E. Gonzales dies at 88

Gonzales, who in the late 1940s worked for U.S. Senator Carl Hayden of Arizona, and in the 1950s managed the Bracero Program for the U.S. Department of Labor, died in Tucson last month from heart complications. Gonzales served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio operator and brevet navigator […]

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‘Economic Outlook 2010’ not so optimistic

‘Economic Outlook 2010’ not so optimistic

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Cox Communications released last month the results of a poll conducted among Cox Cable subscribers. Via their remote control, participants answered questions about the state’s “Economic Outlook 2010.” Survey says: On family finances, over 60 percent of Tucson survey participants say their family’s finances are worse this year […]

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ALRE hosts town hall meeting; releases study

The Arizona Latino Research Enterprise (ALRE) will host a Latino Town Hall meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss the results of a study conducted in partnership with ASU. Over a dozen ASU faculty, staff and student researchers, as well as writers and researchers from the community, worked on the study over the course of the […]

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Governing Arizona

Talk about timeliness. On November 17, Governing Arizona will host an invitation-only forum for Arizona leaders. The forum is co-chaired by Supervisor Pete Rios (D), Pinal County, and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R). It will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. We just hope that those leaders who really need […]

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Xico’s Día de los Muertos community celebration

Xico’s Día de los Muertos community celebration

Don’t miss out on Xico’s 30th annual traditional Día de los Muertos / A Celebration of Life Festival. While el Día de todos los Santos is observed on Nov. 1 and el Día de los Muertos on Nov. 2, this year Xico will host its festival on Nov. 7 from noon to 7 p.m. at […]

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Hector Ruiz and DOSE at Bentley Gallery

Hector Ruiz and DOSE at Bentley Gallery

Bentley Gallery presents collaboration, a series of new works by Hector Ruiz and Phoenix graffiti artist DOSE, on view Nov. 5 through Dec. 3. The exhibit is comprised of large-scale paintings and smaller works on paper offering commentary on modern American society. The works also explore the process of studio art, who the art is […]

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Guadalupe concert opera brings together stellar performers

Guadalupe concert opera brings together stellar performers

Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses, a concert opera by Arizona composer James DeMars, will be performed at Phoenix Art Museum Dec. 11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. The opera, based on the story of the appearance of Our Lady to Juan Diego, features Metropolitan Opera veteran Isola Jones as Our Lady of Guadalupe, and […]

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‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

Scholars note the tenacity of Latina/o culture in the United States. Our language, our families and neighborhoods, and our popular culture are strong when compared to other immigrants such as Irish, Italian, or Polish Americans. Some claim this is because our numbers are replenished by new arrivals from México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, or Central America. […]

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