Just a kid who keeps answering the phone

By Mish DeCarlo/El Inde The offseason came early for athletes this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but the routine has stayed the same for junior hockey player Andrew DeCarlo. As he has every offseason, DeCarlo uses this time to refocus, recharge, and rehabilitate his body. Every morning starts with a run around his Southern California…

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Small business with big laughs

Listen to the audio story By Adrian Ford/El Inde When it comes to entertainment in Tucson, people may think there aren’t many options. But, nestled into a shopping center on Broadway Blvd. and Kolb Rd., there’s the Gaslight Theatre. It’s been a staple of Tucson entertainment for over 40 years, but many may not know…

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The stigma of belly dance

By Pei-Yu Lin/Arizona Sonora News Belly dancers often face sexual harassment when audiences mistakenly associate belly dancing with the sex industry.  Pei-Yu Lin interviewed belly dancers at Xanadu Dance Studio in Tucson, and senior dancers Carmen Evans and Ramona Grewe, to shed light on this issue and provide solutions to the problem.  Music: “Mystery Bazaar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Carmen Evans dance footage, courtesy of Carmen Evans. …

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Sneakers are more than just footwear

By Ahmaad Lomax/Arizona Sonora News From floor to ceiling, filling Adriell Alvarado’s entire closet, a rainbow array of protective clear shoe boxes are stacked, holding a total value of thousands of dollars. For some, buying shoes is just a necessity that varies in price, utility, colors, and purpose. But for so-called sneakerheads like Alvarado, the…

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