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UA kicks off Native American Heritage Month

Student and community groups are teaming up this month to celebrate Native American Heritage Month on campus.

The University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs (NASA) brought organizations like the Wildcat Powow SocietyMiss Native American UA club and the Tucson Indian Center together to organize a series of campus events that started last week and last through the end of November.

By Madelaine Archie 10 November 2011 Read Article


Old Brazil Crosses Borders

Tucson is a place where cultures constantly converge. Old Brazil is a prime example of this never ending convergence. The furniture and home décor shop features items from Brazil which the owner hand selects during trips to the South American country.





By Amber Gallegos 09 November 2011 Read Article


All Souls Parade

If you missed the procession on Sunday or want to experience it again, but do not have an hour to sit through it, here is Tucson's All Souls Procession in 9 minutes.


By Zohra Yaqub 09 November 2011 Read Article


UA Freshman Honor Dia de los Muertos

A University of Arizona freshman class teamed up with the UA bookstore this week to honor their loved ones and educate students about "Dia de los Muertos."

By Madelaine Archie 02 November 2011 Read Article


All Souls Procession Preview

This Sunday, Nov. 6 the All Souls Procession will take place, bringing the people of Tucson together for a two-mile long human-powered procession. The procession will incorporate thousands of participants and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed. 

By Kelsey Merkel 02 November 2011 Read Article


Crafting Calaveras

A finished sugar skull from last year's workshop at the Himmel Park Library.In anticipation of the upcoming "Dia de los Muertos," which is Spanish for "Day of the Dead," celebration on Nov. 1 and 2, Pima County Library branches are inviting members of the community to come and decorate their own sugar skulls.






By Katrina Arrington 26 October 2011 Read Article


Ghosts Play in the Border Town

Patricia and Jake met in March of this year. She was visiting the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Ariz. with her younger sister when she saw him standing by the dice table. When she came back a few months later, this time to work, he was there again.

By Madelaine Archie 26 October 2011 Read Article


San Xavier del Bac Mission

San Xavier del Bac MissionThe San Xavier del Bac Mission, brings locals and tourists from all over to Tucson, Ariz. to see the historical mission church, museum and school.

The San Xavier Mission was originally founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692, as a Catholic Mission.  However, construction of the current church began in 1783 and was finished in 1797.  The mission is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, according to the San Xavier Mission's website.


By Kevin Prosise 26 October 2011 Read Article


Tucson Meet Yourself Roundup

Photos, articles, and videos about the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival. Please take the time to browse the wonderful stories the Border Beat staff has prepared for our readers. Click on the "read more" button to see the entire list.

Weaving Traditions Carry On

When Lola Thomas was 13 years old, her grandmother taught her how to weave baskets in the traditional way that her ancestors have been doing for centuries.


By Kelsey Jensen 19 October 2011 Read Article


Meet The Street

Dozens of lowriders, classic cars and lowrider bikes turned out for the Meet The Street: The Lowrider Car Show at the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival this weekend.

By Amber Gallegos 19 October 2011 Read Article


Plenty to do at Tucson Meet Yourself

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Tucson Meet Yourself festival in Tucson. The festival is a celebration of Tucson’s multicultural population that has been held every fall for the last 38 years.


By Kelsey Jensen 19 October 2011 Read Article


We Want the Funk

The Latin Funk Project playing some of their tunes to the crowd at Tucson Meet Yourself.  The band played on Friday at this year's festival.The Latin Funk Project performed at this year's Tucson Meet Yourself festival, which was held in the downtown area.  The Latin Funk Project brought Latin and Caribbean rhythms infused with funk and rock to the stage as festival goers danced through the night.


By Kevin Prosise 19 October 2011 Read Article


Car Culture--Slashing The Stigma

Lowrider culture has been subjected to some harsh stereotypes throughout its existence. Tucson Meet Yourself, however, provided the lowrider community of the greater Tucson area an opportunity to shed some light on the issue. Click below to watch the video!

By Tyler Kurbat 19 October 2011 Read Article


Japanese Culture in Tucson

13When people think about international culture in Tucson, they tend to think of Mexico. However, Tucson is not all about Mexico. Tucson has a variety of cultures because people come to Tucson from all over the world to study at of the University of Arizona and other international institutions. People here live in a melting pot of cultures. Isn't Tucson a mysterious city?


By Sano Yujiro 19 October 2011 Read Article


A Variety of Food Vendors at Tucson Meet Yourself

Tucson Meet Yourself was a huge success this year and brought out some of the most interesting and unique clubs in Tucson, Ariz.

By Farren Halcovich 19 October 2011 Read Article


Club de Costa Rica

Club de Costa Rica has been serving their traditional Costa Rican cuisine for nine years at Tucson Meet Yourself.

By Taylor Medeiros 19 October 2011 Read Article


Tucson Meet Yourself- Latin Funk Project

Latin Funk Project:

The Latin Funk Project is an event being held at Tucson Meet Yourself 2011.  The Latin Funk Project will be at the Tucson Convention Center Plaza at this year's festival.

By Kevin Prosise 13 October 2011


Tucson Meet Yourself Sunday Coverage

Today I will be covering Los Hombres bluegrass band's performace at Tucson Meet Yourself as well as the Tucson Tamale Company's booth. Live coverage begins at 3:30.

By Matt Lechuga 13 October 2011


Tucson Meet Yourself Live

On Saturday Farren and I will be covering the Low Rider Car Show and both the Club Espana de Tucson and Planet of the Crepes in addition to the overall event.  Check out our live coverage starting at 1 p.m.

By Farren Halcovich 13 October 2011


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