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Tucson's Garden of Gethsemane park closed by vandalism

A popular local landmark, the Garden of Gethsemane, has been forced to close due to vandalism, authorities said. ... Read more»

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Cathy Rivers dialed in as new KXCI head

After two months as the interim general manager of KXCI, Cathy Rivers has been unanimously picked by the nonprofit's board as the head of the radio station. "The folks who started this station really came up with a radical concept of this community station and here we are, 31 years later, and it's still a radical concept."... Read more»

Jig it up: St. Patrick's Day playlist

Whether it's the lilting strains of a classic folk song or the pounding of three-chord punk rock — or the omnipresent U2 — the music of the small island of Ireland has influenced artists throughout the world. So raise a glass of Guinness, tap your toe or even get up and dance a bit as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with song.... Read more»1

Video: Chuck Bowden's Southwest

Sunday at the Tucson Festival of Books, three colleagues of the late Chuck Bowden spoke on a panel, remembering the Southwestern journalist and author who died last year. Watch a video of the discussion by authors Luis Alberto Urea and Jim Harrison, and editor Clara Jeffrey.... Read more»

Opera Distillery brews up new take on Mozart classic

This should not work. Red-and-white checkered tablecloths. Pizza, popcorn and beer served by staff shuttling in and out during the performance. Opera. Opera? Yes, grand opera in a most unusual setting. Where is the solemnity? The dignity? The reserve that accompanies the typical opera experience? The bizarre sets and extreme costumes?... Read more»

St. Patrick's parade to march through Downtown on Sunday

Tucson's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is this Sunday. The event will feature live Irish music, dancers and entertainment, as well as games for the kids.... Read more»

Video: Calexico plays live at Wavelab Studios

A steady drumbeat of teasers leading up to the April release of Calexico's new album continued Thursday, as the band released a video of a live performance of "Falling From the Sky," recorded at Tucson's Wavelab.... Read more»

MOCA's Russell heading to Florida

The head of Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art, Anne-Marie Russell, is moving to Sarasota, Fla., to head up the Museum of Art there. Her husband, former city manager Mike Hein, is also making the trip across the country.... Read more»

McSally: Student art could hang in Congress

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has begun accepting submissions from local high school students for the Congressional Art Competition, a contest held in each district across the country. One winner will be selected from McSally's CD 2, and have artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with the other winners.... Read more»1

Quiet sadness for rodeo photogs this year

Rodeo photography is an experience difficult to describe. It's not the same as sitting in the stands, overlooking the arena at altitude. Photographers are ground-level, eye-to-eye with the livestock. It's dirty, a little dangerous, filled with nervous energy, and it's fun. There was a quiet sadness in the press room this year at the Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Without knowing that Louise Serpa was up in the stands with her camera, and without Will Seberger's wry humor down in the photo pit, it was difficult to get through the events. ... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Turning opportunity into results'

In his annual run-down of the State of the City, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild touted Tucson's progress on trade, stemming homelessness among veterans, and paving roadway — and painted a silver lining in Tesla's not opening a factory here. "You don’t always win when you pursue opportunity, but, almost always, you accomplish something worthwhile."... Read more»

Video: ScarJo loves Downtown Tucson

Scarlett Johansson loves Downtown, and somebody in city government really wants you to know about it. A video clip of the star's Oscar-night remark about Tucson was posted on by a "COTecondev" Youtube account Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»

New Calexico song falls from the sky

A second song from upcoming album "Edge of the Sun" was released by Tucson alternative rockers Calexico on Monday. "Falling From The Sky" features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on backing vocals, and continues the synth-laden midtempo tone set by a song released by the band in January.... Read more»

Latin stereotypes prevalent in film, TV. Will Disney’s new princess be another?

Disney introduced a new princess to its Magic Kingdom this month, but the public’s response was about much more than the style of her dress or what type of animal friends she will have. Princess Elena of Avalor will arrive to the Disney Junior network in 2016 as the first Latina princess and her character is spurring conversations on what it truly means to represent a Latin American in pop culture.... Read more»

Barn sale a gift for book lovers

Book lovers will love saving a buck or two at the "Rodeos and Romance" used book sale, running Friday-Monday at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library's Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Rd.... Read more»

Julian Sands plays Pinter in Green Valley

Actor Julian Sands will make a one-show appearance in Green Valley on Tuesday night, showcasing the work of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter. That's right, Julian Sands, from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Killing Fields," and "A Room with a View." In Green Valley, performing Pinter.... Read more»

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