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2 kid-friendly films to wrap up Tucson summer Movies in the Park

Showings of Disney and Pixar's "Luca" and Illumination's "Sing 2" will wrap up this summer's Movies in the Park series for 2022.... Read more»

What to do in Tucson during those lazy-crazy-hazy days of summer

There's tons of fun to be had in Tucson this summer, from hot bars at night to cool hikes in the early mornings. Whatever summer might look like to you, here are some events happening around town you might enjoy.... Read more»

Byrd Baylor books at heart of kid-friendly 'monsoon literacy' event at Fox Theatre

Fans of Byrd Baylor — kids and grown-ups alike — can celebrate the late Tucson author's works and the Sonoran Desert at the "Monsoon Literacy Celebration" at the Fox Theatre on Sunday.... Read more»

After nearly 37 years, de Kooning painting stolen from UA back on public display

A Willem de Kooning painting stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985 almost ended up on a wall in a New Mexico vacation rental, but now it’s back in the public eye for the first time in nearly 37 years. ... Read more»

Biden: Medal of Freedom recipients Giffords, McCain & others are ‘soul of our nation’

President Joe Biden honored 17 Americans on Thursday, including the late Sen. John McCain and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered the nation’s highest civilian award. ... Read more»

Arizona will give $125 million a year in tax credits to film and TV productions

In order to lure television and film producers to the Grand Canyon State, Arizona will give out up to $125 million a year in tax credits under a new program that Gov. Doug Ducey allowed to become law on Wednesday without his signature.... Read more»

Obituary

Van Christian: The story never ends

Van Christian has shuffled off this mortal coil, but is somehow going to live forever anyway. The frontman for desert rockers Naked Prey died Tuesday, a day after his 62nd birthday, and every firework the preceding evening really was, somehow, for Van.... Read more»

Touched by eternity: Van Christian's music brought the thunder & heat lightning

Some bands just sound so great when you're driving, and one of my favorite driving bands has always been Tucson's Naked Prey, led by singer-guitarist Van Christian, who died overnight Monday. — Falling James of Leaving Trains... Read more»

New Museum of the American Latino has 1st exhibit in Smithsonian space

A display in the National Museum of American History is the first exhibit by what will eventually become the National Museum of the American Latino - but with that museum years away, a space in the Smithsonian will serve as its display for the next decade.... Read more»

UA Repertory Theatre set to Go-Go with season of musicals, Shakespeare & originals

Five plays and a festival are on the books for the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film and Television's 2022-2023 lineup of productions.... Read more»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4th

Here's a selection of some of the best songs about what American independence means, from Linda Ronstadt singing the National Anthem, to Springsteen and Petty and Funkadelic and the Beastie Boys. Is that freedom rock? Turn it up and celebrate, and sound off in the comments about your favorites.... Read more»

Light up your July 4 with fireworks, concerts & more

From a beer garden to jumping castles, there's something for everybody, with July 4 fireworks scheduled at several locations around the Tucson area.... Read more»

New Ballet Tucson director wants to inspire audiences with 'art that transcends words'

Native Tucsonan Margaret Mullin returns home as the new artistic director for Ballet Tucson.... Read more»

Eat, Pay, Glove: Caesars Sportsbook, Guy Fieri restaurant open at Arizona's Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks fans have a new sports gambling site and eatery to attend as Caesars Sportsbook has launched the Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field, which will also house first restaurant in Arizona for restaurateur and TV show host Guy Fieri.... Read more»

City collecting donated art supplies for Tucson House residents

Tucsonans are being asked to collect art and crafts supplies — from paints to sewing materials — to donate to the residents of Tucson House, the largest public housing complex in Tucson.... Read more»

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