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'Historical' infusion of dollars resuscitates marginalized Arizona arts and cultural groups

Because of COVID-19, many arts organizations went dark during the pandemic, and the comeback was anything but certain - but the American Rescue Plan Act gave Teatro Meshico and other small arts groups, many in marginalized communities, a boost through grants.... Read more»

Thanksgiving dinner will cost Arizonans 5% more this year, but that’s less than average U.S. hike

The average price of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people is $53.31, up $6.41 from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual price survey. The higher prices are pretty much across the board: turkey, cranberries, frozen dinner rolls and pie crusts.... Read more»

Protect yourself from salmonella this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I regret to inform you that there’s a multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak running rampant in the nation’s poultry industry.... Read more»

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Arizona this year passed a law stating public schools can’t prohibit Indigenous students from “wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a graduation ceremony," and activists hope the new law will lead to better understanding between cultures.... Read more»

El Tour de Tucson will bring traffic delays Saturday

El Tour de Tucson is part of the region's heritage but it can be a headache for motorists as roads will be closed to accommodate the event.... Read more»

Tucson dogs are welcome to watch Wildcats play Ducks in hockey

Dogs welcome at Arizona Wildcat hockey game this weekend, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Burro racing? A nod to mining, Arizona communities embrace the competition

Burros made their way into the Southwestern United States more than 3,000 years ago, and the hard-working animals played a huge role in mining and exploring. Now, in the last few years, burro racing has taken place in Superior, Black Canyon City and Tombstone to keep the history alive.... Read more»

New arts schedule for Jewish Community Center starts with Second Sunday this week

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will begin hosting more live art events, including their monthly Second Sunday programs, and introducing new sculptures to their galleries. ... Read more»

Auctioning of Central American prehistoric art draws rebuke

Central American governments denounced a Wednesday auction in Paris of indigenous prehistoric art. Some are getting the message but not Sotheby's or Christie's.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession returns to Tucson

Streaming along the streets of Tucson, thousands walked along Bonita Avenue parallel to the Santa Cruz River on Sunday night, many in costume with their faces painted to remember lost loved ones, as part of the 2021 All Souls Procession.... Read more»

Meditating on music & meaning: Kronos Quartet brings 'A Thousand Thoughts' to Tucson stage

The Kronos Quartet returns to Tucson this Thursday with a multimedia meditation on music and meaning. "A Thousand Thoughts" is a 'live documentary,' merging Sam River's film of the same name about Kronos and their multifaceted projects with live performance by the ensemble. ... Read more»

Tucson sounds: The show must go on

Little Cloud's Big Break. Gaza Strip get back to work. The SandWinders revist the pool room. New releases from These Loud Thoughts, Blue Sea Sky, Exbats and more. It's your local music column from Read more»

America’s food safety system failed to stop a salmonella epidemic. It’s still making people sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers. ... Read more»

Fox Theatre to stage 8 events to start holiday season

From yacht rock, to Mexican film and Broadway starpower, the Fox Tucson kicks off a season full of downtown entertainment options.... Read more»

Amphi Middle School will host 'healthy features' vax fair, including new mural by Joe Pagac

Tucson artist Joe Pagac, known for a series of murals throughout Tucson, will begin work on a 200-foot mural at Amphitheater Middle School on Nov. 6 as part of the district's "Growing Healthy Futures Fair," which will include a COVID shot clinic.... Read more»

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