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Tucson native overcomes barriers before climbing Billboard charts

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  Dario was only three-years-old when he realized music was going to be a huge part of his life. Nine albums later in the span of 13 years in the industry as a Pop, R&B and Dance singer-songwriter and he has released his most successful album yet. “Point of No Return” was released in February and has landed itself as one of the top three independent albums in the country on the Billboard Charts. “I remember when I got the call,” Dario, who only goes by his first name, said from his Los Angeles home. “I started bawling like a child.” By his teenage years the former Flowing Wells High School graduate had already began singing and dancing locally in Tucson, but decided to relocate to LA  to further pursue his career as a performer in 2006. As any mother...

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Tattoos more prevalent among younger Americans

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Tattoos used to be a sign of risk-taking behavior in adolescents according to a survey done by The American Academy of Pediatrics in 2002, but today, this trend is more mainstream than ever and the view on tattoos has completely shifted. Today’s millennials were most likely told if they have tattoos, they will be less likely to be hired for a job. A study by The Harris Poll in 2016 determined 47 percent of millennials and 36 percent of Gen Xers have at least one tattoo. With this analysis it’s easy to understand why tattoo regulations, such as forbidding tattoos be shown in the work place, have been loosened in recent years. The Annual Tucson Tattoo Expo, in its ninth year, welcomed more guests this year than any previous years. The expo is a three-day event consisting of a fashion show,...

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Local trumpet player has big Grammys moment

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  The 59th Annual Grammy Awards welcomed a sound of Tucson. Miranda Agnew, a University High School senior, played a solo on the Grammy stage in front of a star-studded audience and 26 million viewers. Agnew, who was picked to be a part of the Grammy High School Band after sending in an audition, was selected to play a solo snippet of “America the Beautiful” on her trumpet. “It took a long time for the reality of what I was going to do to actually sink in,” Agnew said. “It took a lot of mental processing to prepare myself, but at the end of the week I was like “’OK, I can do this.”’ As she took the stage, Agnew admits she felt intimidated, but she found a method to calm her nerves. “I tried to not think about...

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