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We apologize that the Star has made many articles unavailable online.

12/1/11, DeGrazia Students Explore Japanese Culture: by Andrea Rivera, AZ Daily Star.

11/2011, Beating the Processional Heart: by Emily Gindlesparger, Zocalo Magazine, pg 6

6/30/11, Odaiko Sonora drums up fun at OV library: Photos by A.E. Araiza, AZ Daily Star.

6/8/11, Odaiko Sonora (taiko drumming) at 2nd Saturday Downtown, by Carolyn Classen,

11/7/10, Not Your Ordinary Weekend: by Inger Sandel, photo by Steve Meckler, AZ Daily Star.

11/7/10. Join the “Dance of Death” in All Souls Procession tonight!, by Carolyn Classen,

10/21/10, Bon Odori, Tucson style, by Carolyn Classen,

9/7/10, Drums heard in the desert: Fort Thomas Elementary and Fort Thomas High Schools host taiko residency

6/3/10, Odaiko Sonora (taiko drummers) to perform in Sahuarita, by Carolyn Classen,

5/4/10, Day of Action for the arts: Numerous events held downtown to raise awareness about art funding. Dean Knuth.

11/20/09, KOLD clip from after Taiko Plus! concert.

11/20/09, Odaiko Sonora is back: Taiko Plus! 1st show in 2 years for Tucson drum ensemble, by Gerald Gay, AZ Daily Star.

11/19/09, Dance, Drum, Mime: Odaiko Sonora enlists some friends for their first full concert in two years, by Margaret Regan. Tucson Weekly

7/2/09, A Different Drum: Poetry veteran and taiko performer Karen Falkenstrom celebrates a much-deserved honor, by Margaret Regan. Tucson Weekly

12/11/08, The List: This Week's Hot 5 Events: Rhythm Industry Review Dec. 13 (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

10/16/08, It's the Other Arts District & Arts Bring New Life to Tucson Industrial Zone by Gerald Gay, AZ Daily Star, Caliente (links killed by AZ Daily Star)

9/11/08, Large and Loud—Plus Mimes! Local performing artists show off works in progress to help pay the rent by James Reel. Tucson Weekly

8/24/08, Jinsei Foundation Natsu Matsuri in Durango, CO. (link killed by Durango Herald)

1/2008, Rick Wamer's Mythos AZ Daily Star. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

12/10/07, Women on the Move honors 12 (incl. Karen), AZ Daily Star. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

11/30/07, Gifts from the Arts For the world music buff: Get with the beat. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

8/22/07, Taiko members create their own by Jim Davis, AZ Daily Star, Accent. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

8/13/07, Nonprofit Profile byAshley Jordan-Nowe, Tucson Business Edge.

8/2/07, Tucson Talents, Tucson Citizen.

4/13/07, Artists find a home by Gerald Gay, AZ Daily Star, Accent. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

The Beat of a Different Drum: Using the Arts in Outreach to Science/Engineering Students and Faculty, Jeanne Pfander & Barbara Williams

1/16/07, Fit in Tucson by Jennifer Duffy:"Drumming up Fun" Photos by Jeffrey Scott, AZ Daily Star. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

8/25/06, Drumbeat of Diligence by Gerald M. Gay, AZ Daily Star, Accent. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

8/24/06, The Tao of Drumming by Anne Mirocha, Tucson Weekly, CityWeek

7/6/06, In Need of Space: performing arts community mourns loss of Ortspace studios, Tucson Weekly

5/4/06, Drum This! by James Reel, Tucson Weekly

11/30/06, Taiko drummers also learn Japanese phrases Andrea Rivera, AZ Daily Star, Northwest Section. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)

11/3/05, Tucson Weekly, "Dance to the Big Beat" by Margaret Regan

5/19/05, Tucson Weekly "Taiko Takes Off" by James Reel

1/17/04, AZ Daily Star, Accent "Lost in vibration" by Gerald M. Gay. (link killed by AZ Daily Star)


2009 A lively post Taiko Plus! concert segment with Batucaxé and weatherman Chuck George on KOLD's website

2008 Rose Parade on YouTube

Yokai: A Japanese Ghost Story. Part One, Two, Three, Four

Aug. 2006 AZ Illustrated KUAT TV, produced by Sooyeon Lee

Nov. 2005 Desert Drums The Emmy-award-winning documentary by Terry Quinn and Mitch Riley (scroll down to find Desert Drums)

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Fall 2007 — (51KB Word doc) 4th Southern AZ Taiko Showcase, Dec. 9, 2007

Spring 2007 — (545KB pdf) 3rd Annual Southern AZ Taiko Showcase, May 19, 2007

Summer 2006 — Shidara on August 26, 2006

Winter 2006 — 2nd Annual Showcase of Southern AZ's Japanese Drumming Groups in Asian American Pacific Heritage Month, May 5, 2006

March 2005 — Event focuses on Southern Arizona's Japanese Drumming groups, May 20, 2005

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