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Arts & Life

"Arte de la Frontera" reception hosted in Tucson

Bridging the gap between separated sister cities that share one culture, “Arte de la Frontera” held its reception at Studio ONE: A Space for Art and Activism on Friday, Nov. 8.  Over 20 artists from both sides of the Nogales border participated in the exhibition under the Ambos Nogales Border Art Project, or ANBAP, to bring to light the events surrounding the U.S. and Mexico border.   Read more

Local DJs dare to dream at Dusk DJ competition

With the Dusk Music Festival right around the corner, festival organizers have scanned the city for local artists — specifically local DJs. The Dusk Music Festival DJ Competition was held on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Gentle Ben’s Brewing Co. on University Boulevard. The competition began on Sept. 16, calling all DJs to apply for a spot to open for the performers during the festival. For 14 days, potential openers submitted music mixes of their own creation, hoping to earn a spot. Read more

Dusk Festival 2019 pulls out the stops

With deep roots in Tucson, Dusk Music Festival is coming back to Armory Park for its fourth-consecutive year on Nov. 9-10, bringing old favorites as well as adding new art installations, food vendors and stages.   Read more

Q&A with Nocturnal Theory, winner of Dusk's Battle of the Bands

Five local bands competed in the Dusk Music Festival Battle of the Bands on Oct. 16 for the chance to earn their place among popular artists like Fitz and the Tantrums and Two Door Cinema Club. The winners of the competition, Nocturnal Theory, describe themselves as an indie-pop band and take inspiration from musicians like Hozier and Frank Ocean. Their newest album, Sunset Collapse, is available on streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Music. The Daily Wildcat spoke to the lead singer, songwriter and producer of Nocturnal Theory, Dominic Rischard, to discuss his start in the music scene and the band’s upcoming DUSK performance. Read more

University of Arizona's local landmark for liquor

Through the rise and fall of local businesses, the construction of towering downtown structures and the rapid expansion of the University of Arizona across the city, a small liquor store stood its ground. U of A Liquors is a drive-thru liquor store that has sat on the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue for the past 42 years, catering a wide selection of wines and beers to the area near the university. Read more

Art exhibition features both sides of border

In today’s political climate, there is a lot of conflict regarding the United States and Mexico border. This issue prompts local, national and international artists to band together for an exhibit to bring attention to the state of the border from both sides of the border. “Arte de la Frontera” is a free art show hosted by Studio ONE A Space for Art and Activism in collaboration with the Ambos Nogales Border Art Project, or ANBAP. Composed of work from over 20 artists, the exhibit will feature pieces from artists of Nogales, Sonora, Nogales, Ariz. and Tucson. Read more

Four alumni, then and now

Every year, the University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) gives colleges the chance to honor accomplished alumni for how far they’ve come. The Daily Wildcat communicated with four of these distinguished alumni via email to share their stories as UA students. Here are four Alumni of the Year, both then and now: Read more

Homecoming traditions

Homecoming Week here at the University of Arizona is about coming home to traditions, gathering with old friends and celebrating the meaning of being a Wildcat. What better way to be welcomed home than by a good, old-fashioned tailgate? The Vorholzer family in particular have been dedicated to UA football and tailgating for many years through three generations of Wildcats under their belts, with another on the way. Read more