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What's next now that the "super-committee" failed to get its job done? Plus, Dancing in the Streets. Read more»

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans crowded downtown streets Sunday night, dancing in celebration and walking somberly in memory of the dead. The finale, after a two-mile walk, saw a giant urn filled with messages to the departed ceremoniously set aflame. (with photos) Read more»

"Put it on wheels, strap it to your back, wear it, put lights in it, walk or ride it" - all fitting ways to honor loved ones who have passed, All Souls Procession organizers said. (with videos) Read more»

A pipe and drum band marches at the 2010 Celtic Festival.

Folks with a love of things Celtic don't have to travel abroad: The Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games are here this weekend. Attendees can expect bagpipe bands, Irish and Scottish dance performances, Scottish cultural booths, and Highland athletics. Read more»

Shortly after the Jan. 8th shootings, I lamented that "Tucson" would become a synonym for a tragedy, since the city hadn't distinguished itself in any other notable way. But this weekend brings a screening of an extraordinary film that not only celebrates the best of Tucson, but nails its essence for anyone who's never had the good fortune to visit here. Read more»

Members of Te Waa Mai Kiribati

Pacific Islanders face the destruction of their fragile island homes. Their response? To sing and dance, proudly, joyously. When your homeland is threatened, it might seem a strange response, unless your unique culture is all you have. Read more»

A view of some of the vendors and crowds outside the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court.

The Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival kicked off on Friday in downtown Tucson, with a large number of people and a huge variety of food and entertainment to represent our city's different cultures. Read more»

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen is the focus of the latest production by Powhaus. Strut your stuff at Plush on Friday night as the group puts on a "a high fashion celebrity fantasy." Read more»

Flam Chen performers spin poi on the right stage, as Ensphere band members play on the left stage during 'Electropolis' in Arcosanti, Ariz.

Flam Chen, Tucson's nationally known fire troupe, gave their latest production an electric premiere in Northern Arizona. (with photo gallery and videos) Read more»

Arizona Between Nosotros, a project organized by local artists, wants video and performance artists from Mexico and Arizona to address SB 1070 and immigration issues. Read more»

Russian gymnast Maria Silaeva performs with hoops in Cirque du Soleil's 'Alegria.'

You can still run away and join the circus. Cirque du Soleil is hiring. Who wouldn't want to work for a company whose mission statement is "to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world?" Read more»

The Little Dinks

Before there was desert rock, there was an attraction of another sort at Tucson's Club Congress: performance art. Friday night, some of the performance artists from those days gone by will have their chance to again do their thing. Read more»

Amanda Kinnaird, a dance teacher at Maryvale High School in Phoenix, talks with her class before starting warmups. A census sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Commission on the Arts found that despite funding cuts nearly all Arizona schoolchildren have access to at least one arts class.

Big cuts to public education funding over the past two years have fueled fears that dance, music, theater and other arts won't be as available to students. But a new report on Arizona schools suggests that isn't the case. Read more»

Sean Johnson, tenor saxophonist for Tucson's Ellington Band, performs with his group during a free concert at the Fox Theatre during Second Saturdays Downtown.

Photo gallery: The Second Saturdays Downtown festival offered a range of entertainment from street performers like living statues, breakdancing b-boys, stilt walkers and live music of many genres. Read more»

Rogue Theatre's 'Othello' cast Avis Judd (Desdemona), Nathan Crocker (Othello), and Joseph McGrath (Iago)

Perhaps you are the sort for whom a hike in this heat sounds like a fate worse than death. If so, here are three options for each weekend day to keep you cool. Read more»

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