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University of Arizona lecture series to explore the past and future of minerals

During the University of Arizona's 17th annual College of Science Lecture Series, faculty members will discuss the origins of minerals, the stories they tell and the future of critical minerals in society. ... 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»

Snowden to Skype in for UA's 'Conversation on Privacy'

Centennial Hall will host a powerhouse panel on privacy issues Friday, including a Skype appearance by Edward Snowden. Also appearing will be activist Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, a reporter who will also speak after a screening Thursday night at the Loft.... Read more»

UApresents

'Water Is Rising' - Joyous, desperate art

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»

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Weekend roundup: What's hot even as the weather cools

The bad news is Emmylou Harris’ performance at the Fox on Friday is sold out. It has been for some time. The good news is there are still plenty of other ways to get your entertainment fix this weekend, starting with Dave Alvin at Plaza Palomino. ... Read more»

9-11 flag raising to honor 6 months since Jan. 8

The flag that flew over the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and was raised at the funeral of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green after she died in the Jan. 8 mass shooting is returning to Tucson. The public is invited to help restore the banner after a morning flag raising.... Read more»

Heroes wanted: Restore 9/11 flag

Organizers of a tour of a flag that flew over the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, are looking for local service heroes to help restore the banner.... Read more»

World class musical opens in Tucson

'Dazzling' Wicked proves why it's so popular

“Wicked: The Musical” is the imaginative backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and her friendship with good witch and fellow student, Glinda It's on its way to becoming the biggest money-maker in theatre history. As demonstrated opening night in Tucson at UA’s Centennial Hall, its success is well deserved.... Read more»1

Weekend preview: Called by the Muses

Spring is in full force, and despite all the blooming and birth around you, perhaps you feel a bit uninspired. Never fear. These ten weekend events are at least as likely to locate your inner muse as your GPS is.... Read more»4

Filmmaker Spike Lee to lecture at UA Wednesday

The UA's University Activities Board will host a lecture by filmmaker, activist and New York Yankees fan Spike Lee this Wednesday at Centennial Hall.... Read more»

Arts preview

UApresents unveils 2010-11 offerings

UApresents announced their 2010-11 season's offerings Wednesday evening on their website. The slate of acts coming to Centennial Hall is formidable, including Liza Minnelli, Joshua Bell, Blue Man Group and Savion Glover.... Read more»

Gotta have it: Spike Lee tickets $5 this week

Tickets for a March lecture by Spike Lee will be available to UA students at a presale rate of $5 Thursday and Friday.... Read more»

Theatre

Broadway record-breaker 'Wicked' to swoop into Centennial

Local Promoters Broadway In Tucson and UAPresents team up to bring Broadway smash musical 'Wicked' to Tucson's Centennial Hall in Jan. 2011.... Read more»