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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Host Bob Lee interviews Jamie Laboz and Christina Williams, performers, The Modeens.

The Modeens was formed in L.A. after Jamie and Christina moved there from NYC a few years ago. They say they relocated to Tucson 18 months ago because it offered a more supportive atmosphere for musicians and artists. 

Jamie says a mutual friend from New York who now resided in Tucson assisted them in finding a place to live and to work.  He says they operate a recording studio and he is the owner of Chamber of Sounds, where he builds unique, space-age, electronic, sound-art devices. He says he makes make fun, artful instruments that are truly unique and useful in creating.

Williams saiys the downtown Tucson area offers many venues for local, and traveling, bands and musicians.  She says as a result, the downtown redevelopment effort is being spurred to a great extent by the local arts and cultural entities. She says she hopes more efforts like the Downtown Partnerships’ “Second Saturdays” will bring a renewed interest in people coming to downtown Tucson for entertainment.