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Weekend events to kickstart your holiday season

A roundup of events to get you in the mood for the holidays.... Read more»

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A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: Local businesses adjust to new customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year. The vegetarian market for Thanksgiving has grown in both popularity and profit – a trend that’s beginning to take off in the Valley.... Read more»

State fair officials declare success despite slipping attendance

Officials with this year’s Arizona State Fair called it a success, despite a 4-percent drop in attendance from last year.... Read more»

UA show 'this heart in my mouth is called home' explores experimental theatre

This weekend, Tucson audiences will have the opportunity to experience a unique form of experimental theatre at the University of Arizona, a collaborative work theatre entitled, "this heart in my mouth is called home." ... Read more»1

Foundation raises millions to preserve Wright’s Taliesin West

Tens of thousands of people visit Frank Llyod Wright's Taliesin West each year, but preservation and restoration of the landmark cost about $2.5 million per year.... Read more»

Cancun: Transformation of vacation hotspot comes at a price

Cancun's transformation in the 1970s from a small Caribbean fishing village into a strip of nightclubs and high-rise hotels has reduced biodiversity and polluted water resources as infrastructure struggles to keep up, critics say.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2015

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.... Read more»

'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson Highland games

Highland dancing, caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry takes place this Friday—Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.... Read more»

Sicario’s dirty war on Mexican cartels is not yet reality

Denis Villeneuve’s movie gets much right about the borderlands but crosses the line into exaggeration. A veteran border correspondent compares the film’s underworld to the one he knows. ... Read more»

Rosemont Mine exposé screens at Loft Cinema

A documentary film backed by opponents of the Rosemont Mine project will be shown Sunday afternoon. "Flin Flon Flim Flam" is the second project directed by investigative reporter John Dougherty to focus on the proposed copper mine south of Tucson. ... Read more»

Hermosillo redefines Sonoran cuisine

About a four-hour drive from Tucson, a thriving food scene awaits in Hermosillo, Sonora.... Read more»1

Cooperative 'Festival of Films' showcases Tucson movie fests

This weekend's inaugural Tucson Festival of Films will feature work curated by eight local movie festivals, collaborating on a three-day selection of representative films. Most will be screened at the Temple of Music and Art in Downtown.... Read more»

Broadway in Tucson

Leapin’ lizards! Limited-run 'Annie' worth effort to catch this weekend

Loosely based on "Little Orphan Annie," a Depression-era cartoon strip, the narrative of “Annie” is straightforward – plucky, red-headed orphan warms the heart of a billionaire industrialist. Along the way, she also inspires Franklin Delano Roosevelt, uplifts our hearts and adopts a dog. ... Read more»

Arizona Repertory Theatre

Kooky 50-year-old 'Barefoot in the Park' shows its age

Neil Simon is usually easy money for a theatre troupe. But in the case of Arizona Repertory Theatre’s “Barefoot in the Park,” the world of the early 1960s feels more like an off-kilter alternate reality than a fond memory. If the pre-Beatles Camelot culture represented here is to be believed, were we really so vapid and narrow-minded?... Read more»

Flock to Arizona’s fall festivals

Take advantage of all fall has to offer in Arizona at one of these popular festivals.... Read more»

Arizona Theatre Company

Irresistible 'Irving Berlin' — It's not about genius, it's about endurance

A one-man show, especially a jukebox musical focused on a single composer, has inherent limitations. “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” of course, has two key tools to overcome these challenges. The first is Berlin’s rich song catalog, featuring classics such as “Blue Skies,” “White Christmas” and “God Bless America.” The second is Hershey Felder himself. ... Read more»

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