It is very, very difficult to try to talk about anything good associated with the January 8th assassination attempt on U. S. House of Representative Member, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead and 13 physically wounded. Countless Tucson families and citizens and all the networks all these people touched were also emotionally changed, and indeed the very community itself was injured, for when a community member is hurt, the community itself is injured. And Tucson is a community. We are the biggest small town in America. We are healing, but the perception of our community, our dear Old Pueblo, is forever changed. When talking heads use the word Tucson now they are referring to a few seconds of violence, the act of a madman, that attempted to change the vibe (We talk that way here.) of Tucson. It isn’t going to happen; Tucson will be more like Tucson than ever in the coming weeks, months and years. Not all communities could attract such a diverse and positive musical outreach and support network as Tucson has in the Benefit Concert featuring Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding.
ly live together. We are a University town, we are one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in North America. We are artists, writers, musicians, hikers, birders, and we have given rise to many political families as well. People who come to Tucson, even if they move on through it, are touched by it.