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Gathering of Nations pow wow returns to New Mexico

After two years of virtual events, the Gathering of Nations - the world’s largest pow wow - returned in Albuquerque as people from 560 Native American tribes and more than 200 Indigenous tribes from Canada attended to celebrate traditional culture.... Read more»

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¡Cámara, acción! La industria del cine en Arizona crece después de una década lenta

La industria cinematográfica de Arizona se mantuvo a sí misma a través de incentivos fiscales hasta 2010, cuando la Legislatura puso fin al programa, y ​​ahora, después de años de abandono, el estado se ha convertido nuevamente en terreno fértil para las producciones independientes.... Read more»

El Festival del Renacimiento de Arizona está de vuelta junto a sus trabajadores

El Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace ha regresado a su hogar justo al sur de Gold Canyon después de una pausa causada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Con él vienen los elementos básicos del festival: juegos divertidos, grandes multitudes y novedades anacrónicas.... Read more»

Renaissance festival returns, and with it, workers who depend on 'the circuit'

The Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace has returned to its home just south of Gold Canyon after a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With it comes the long-running festival’s staples: fun games, big crowds and anachronistic novelties. ... Read more»

'Life masks' created by Arizona artist to keep stories of the Holocaust alive

Over the past 30 years, about 200 “Holocaust survivors, liberators and righteous gentiles” have sat in the chair of Werner Salinger - himself a survivor of Nazi atrocities - to have their faces preserved as a “life mask" in his art studio east of Old Town Scottsdale.... Read more»

Artistas de Arizona esperan que Black History Mural Project 'eduque, inspire y eleve'

La Shining Light Foundation encargó 28 murales, que representan los días del Mes de la Historia Negra, como parte del Proyecto de Murales de la Historia Negra para educar y empoderar a los arizonenses.... Read more»

Tucson's Yume Japanese Gardens hopes for COVID recovery with spring events

The Yume Japenese Gardens is starting their spring events soon and have opened more of its spaces to the public. Founder Patricia Derrider said that she's excited but expects financial support to be "more difficult" to come by since the start of the pandemic. ... Read more»

Artists hope Arizona's Black History Mural Project 'educates, inspires, uplifts'

The Shining Light Foundation commissioned 28 murals representing the days of Black History Month for the Black History Mural Project, started last year to educate and empower Arizonans - each mural features prominent or impactful Black figures with a unique theme.... Read more»

From the editor

We're hiring: Sentinel's new Cultural Expression & Community Values reporting position open

A new fulltime reporter will be covering Cultural Expression and Community Values in Southern Arizona this year, with support from TucsonSentinel.com's readers and the national Report for America program.... Read more»

Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates 'creative placekeeping'

Cahokia, a modern Phoenix Indigenous art and social space owned by women, is a hub for Indigenous and marginalized creatives and entrepreneurs to host events, sell products, showcase and sell their artwork and collaborate on various projects.... Read more»

Tucson to require film safety guidelines after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set

The city of Tucson is considering a film-set safety ordinance after the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin in late October on the Santa Fe, N.M., set of the Western movie “Rust.” ... Read more»

20-year-old Stone & Limberlost mural has new look after restoration

After finishing a mural on a curved wall along North Stone Avenue in 2001, Pasqualina Azzarello was asked to come back to Tucson two decades later to restore what has become a cornerstone for the neighborhood association that was created alongside it.... Read more»

Analysis

How Mrs. Claus embodied 19th-century debates about women’s rights

The writers who created Mrs. Claus were not just interested in filling in the blanks of Santa’s personal life - the poems and stories about Mrs. Claus spoke to women’s central role in the Christmas holiday and also provided a canvas to explore contemporary debates about gender.... Read more»

From the editor

Your support for Sentinel watchdog reporting TRIPLED by NewsMatch & Challenge Fund!

Give to real local journalism that matters — your donation TRIPLED (or more) before Dec. 31! Support the nonprofit independent watchdog reporters of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

'Big Jim' Griffith built bridges, not walls, in the Borderlands

No one can fill "Big Jim" Griffith's shoes, for he — more than any other Tucsonan — triggered enormous and lasting community pride in our "folk" traditions of music, food, santos, architecture, and border culture. — Gary Nabhan... Read more»

From the editor

Sentinel's new Culture & Values journalist supported by Report for America, local readers

A new fulltime reporter will be covering Cultural Expression and Community Values in Southern Arizona next year, with support from TucsonSentinel.com's readers and the national Report for America program.... Read more»

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