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Dogs and cats as well as goats, pigs and reptiles are welcome to participate at the parade.

A person's best friend might be feathery, furry, scaly or slippery. Regardless, they're invited — along with their humans — to attend the Pets of Pima Parade on 4th Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19, starting at 10 a.m. Read more»

Gary Kittell works in the photo lab at Jones Photo days before the business permanently closed it doors.

Vacation snapshots. Family portraits. Romantic landscapes of the desert Southwest. For most of the last 61 years, Gary Kittell has cared for thousands upon thousands of photographs as a film processor and developer for Jones Photo, which closed its doors last week. Read more»

La nueva campaña publicitaria en español de Vamos a Tucson dirigida a los turistas hispanos está marcando al Viejo Pueblo como el destino para ellos al destacar el patrimonio de la ciudad y los eventos multiculturales. Read more»

Visit Tucson's new Spanish-language advertising campaign aimed at Hispanic tourists is branding the Old Pueblo as the destination for them by spotlighting the city’s heritage and multicultural events. Read more»

Love is in the desert air with many fun things to do with a valentine.

The day in which lovers and friends express their affection to each other through candy hearts and red roses is coming up. Here are some date ideas to enjoy with a valentine. Read more»

Hay varias opciones en Tucson para celebrar el dia del amor y la amistad en grande.

Se acerca el día en que los amantes y amigos se expresan su cariño a través de corazones de dulce y rosas. Aquí hay algunas ideas de citas para disfrutar con un valentín. Read more»

A man holds up a sign questioning if religious uniforms fall under the same definition as the clothing drag performers wear in Phoenix during a protest of anti-drag bills on Jan. 22, 2023. The definitions included in the bills, which seek to target drag performers who often use clothing perceived as belonging to the opposite sex, have been criticized as being too broad.

Concerns that a proposal seeking to restrict drag shows could lead to the criminalization of transgender Arizonans were ignored by Republican lawmakers on Thursday, who defended their approval of the bill by equating drag with pedophilia and calling it “evil” that must be stamped out. Read more»

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Let's just not think about doing 2020 all over again. Or 2021. Or even 2022. Read more»

Dozens of PE, arts and music and other teachers across 16 Tucson Unified School District elementary and middle school campuses may be out of jobs at the end of the year, as officials shift spending plans for remaining federal pandemic relief funds. Read more»

Tumerico's owner-chef Wendy Garcia is a semifinalist for the 'Best Chef in the Southwest' James Beard awards . Her restaurants are known for her traditional Mexican meals with their vegan or vegetarian twists.

Wendy Garcia, the owner and chef of local vegetarian Mexican restaurant Tumerico, has been nominated for a James Beard Award. Read more»

Takács Quartet: First violinist Edward Dusinberre, cellist András Fejér, second violinist Harumi Rhodes, and violist Richard O'Neill.

In perfect unison with the theme of home, the emotional impact of its absence and the human capacity for renewal, Takács Quartet cellist and founding member András Fejér reflects on his past and recent work ahead of a concert in Tucson on Wednesday evening. Read more»

Men dressed in uniform at the inaugural tribute in 2022.

The second annual Salute to the Nogales Buffalo Soldiers will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, honoring the lives of African Americans who joined the U.S. armed forces in the wake of the Civil War. Read more»

Unscrewed Theater celebrates nine years with a weekend celebration.

Unscrewed Theater, a nonprofit volunteer-led group dedicated to improv comedy in Tucson, is celebrating nine years of laughter from performers and audiences at their East Speedway home with shows this weekend. Read more»

The 11th Tucson Fringe is back with 18 events running from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 22. The options will be one live event via Zoom, two free pre-recorded shows available to watch on the Tucson Fringe YouTube channel and 15 live events. Read more»

Tall Tall Trees's one-man show will take place at The Monica for the 2023 Tucson Jazz Festival.

New York performer Mike Savino — known by his artistic name Tall Tall Trees — will put on a one-man show at the 2023 Tucson Jazz Festival. With his banjo in hand, the songwriter said people should be ready to see something they've never seen before. Read more»

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