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Film Tucson: Lack of Arizona film incentives has 'Duster' making tracks out of town

We landed the pilot episode of "Duster" thanks to our ability to connect the producers with affordable hotels, cinematic locations, and our hard-working local crew base. But due to our lack of state film incentives, we're unsure if the rest of the show will come to Tucson.... Read more»

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The Tucson agenda

Pima County to vote on new boss, Tucson considers homeless plan

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement.... Read more»

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Hellertoon: Oscar smackdown

Not long before he walked on stage to collect his Best Actor statuette, Will Smith walked on stage at the Academy Awards to swat Chris Rock across the face after a tasteless, punching-down joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith's medical condition.... Read more»

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

The Festival of St. Patrick began in the 17th century as a religious and cultural commemoration of the bishop who brought Christianity to Ireland. In Ireland, there’s still an important religious and cultural component to the holiday, even as it has simply become an excuse to wear green and heavily drink in the rest of the world.... Read more»

Lift a glass & sing along: 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»

Janis Ian's 'LAST TOUR' comes to Tucson on Thursday

The retirement of a folk singer may not be much cause for a hullabaloo. But Janis Ian has always been one of a kind. She’s been speaking truth to power since she was a teenager, across 23 albums. Now at 70, the Grammy-winner is throwing herself a long goodbye party.... Read more»

Rick Wakeman to play 'grumpy' solo show at Rialto

Wakeman, whose credits include several classic albums with Yes, solo records, soundtracks and backing up artists from Chaka Khan to Black Sabbath, will be playing at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre. The cape and bank of keyboards will be missing in the stripped-down solo show.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Betty

Don’t you start with me on this cartoon being nice and sweet. Not you too. But, I like Betty White. I in fact, I love Betty White…and I love dogs too.... Read more»

Sex trafficking drama set for Tucson premiere at Roadhouse Cinemas

The Tucson premiere of "WAKE UP" is meant to open eyes and stir nerves bringing the filmmakers, local leaders and community together to fight child sex trafficking.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: 'Don't Look Up' at reality

The problem with "Don’t Look Up" is that it doesn’t ever fully figure out how to satirize satire. People refusing to look up and see what’s coming straight at them isn’t that far removed from people voting for Donald Trump even after hundreds of thousands die from his ineptitude.... Read more»

Zimmerman Trail access limited due to filming

Access to the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead will be restricted through Wednesday, due a crew filming in the area.... Read more»

$4,000 for a Devin Booker trading card? Market flourishes as Az sports teams excel

Millions of dollars began flowing into the sports trading card industry as fans looked for creative ways to pass time during the pandemic, and some of these high-priced cards are coming to the Arizona desert as young stars emerge. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Experts: No link between COVID-19 vaccines & erectile dysfunction

Public health officials around the world have explained that erectile dysfunction is not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines, despite a viral tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj that spread the unfounded claim.... Read more»

Dubbing ‘Star Wars’: Preserving the force of Navajo language

Nearly 20 years after watching “Star Wars: A New Hope” for the first time, Manuelito Wheeler, director of the Navajo Nation Museum, headed the translation and dub of the dialogue into Diné Bazaad to help preserve the language in a culture that has lived for centuries.... Read more»

Kanye West's 'independent' bid dropped from Az ballot: Rapper is registered Republican

Rapper Kanye West will be barred from appearing as an independent presidential candidate on Arizona ballots because he’s a registered Republican in Wyoming, a judge ruled Thursday.... Read more»3

Kanye West submits signatures to qualify for Arizona's presidential ballot

Rapper Kanye West filed nearly 58,000 signatures to get his name on Arizona's ballot as an independent candidate for U.S. president. The Secretary of State's Office will review his petitions to see if he has at least the 39,039 valid signatures required to be listed.... Read more»

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