Arts and Culture

Festival Aims for Nuanced Representation of Mexican Cinema

Mar 22, 2017 Tucson Cine Mexico is in its 14th edition, the longest-running festival of its kind in the US.

Five Faded Stars Shine Brightly in "Bellas de Noche"

Mar 16, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The message of Mayor Rothschild's State of the City address; Odyssey Storytelling founder writes book; reviews of two films featured in Tucson Cine Mexico 2017.

A Big Day for Poetry in Tucson

Mar 13, 2017 A 'poetry orchestra' with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; TC Tolbert named Tucson poet laureate.

Does the Jewish Community in Tucson Feel Safe?

Mar 10, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A traditional Chinese tale retold on "The Drum & The Story"; and Lisa Napoli on "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away".

After the Bomb Scare

Mar 9, 2017 How safe do Jews feel in Tucson?

Tucson Islamic Center Hosts Middle Schoolers' Discussion

Mar 9, 2017 Goal of next week's conversation: Bridge differences, find commonalities.

Book Festival Volunteers 'Engine Behind Program'

Mar 6, 2017 Small army of 1,500 does variety of tasks, including escorting authors, assembling tents and staffing info desks.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Mar 3, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Feb 16, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

From Georgia, With Love

Feb 16, 2017 Internationally award-winning classical pianist from the Republic of Georgia comes to the U.S. to pursue her musical dreams

O'odham Leaders: Plan to Build Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Land

Feb 9, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA archaeologist shares new understanding of the Mayan civilization; Tucson author collects essays about Mormon women's experiences; Tucson Audubon Society pays tribute to hummingbirds.

The Art of Paying Attention: Behind the Scenes of The Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Feb 2, 2017 Photographers share the stories behind some of their favorite photos.

True Concord Voices and Orchestra Gets $500K Gift

Jan 24, 2017 The money will be used to commission five new works in five years.

Take a Break in Tiger's Tap Room

Jan 20, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An endangered species update; Digna Theatre Company combines art with human rights; Adiba Nelson essay; and sculptor Barbara Grygutis honored with new book.

The Fearless Jazz of Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jan 13, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Two local churches make room for Central American refugees; electronic music emerges from virtual space in Tucson; and an overview of the 2017 Tucson Jewish International Film Festival.

17,000 Expected at Tucson Jazz Festival, Opening Thursday

Jan 10, 2017 Third annual event aims to attract visitors in slow tourism month.

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