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Valentine’s Day might seem a bad time to ponder the perplexing dichotomy of our rapidly connecting yet rapidly isolating world, but here we go. Despite the fact social media, rat races and technology are seemingly tearing us apart, one University of Arizona professor is moving through the em…

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Red, exposed brick, naked light bulbs and cozy food trucks are common affair for contemporary breweries, but during Beer Week in Tucson, there’s a lot more to be seen. In addition to the dozens of collaborations between local brewers and food pairing events, the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl takes…

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Now you can seek new friends and a community that shares the love of learning during times that meet your busy schedule at a new, six-week pilot program featuring classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. ​There are 17 class options over six weeks exploring art, science…

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On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Arizona Wine Growers Association will host the Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival at the historic Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle Road.) in Oro Valley. The fifth annual festival will feature tastings from more than 20 Arizona wineries and vi…

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On Memorial Day 2017, votive candles set ablaze the chapel at DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun. From the altar, the fire spread to the roof, damaging fresco paintings and religious and historic artifacts. When firefighters stopped the flames, their spraying water damaged the building’s adobe framework.

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A few decades ago, a young girl in Turkey pasted images and quotes from Albert Einstein into her journal. She loved physics. She loved the night sky. And she was told not to pursue science; that it’s competitive, that her country didn’t have many opportunities in astronomy, that women just e…

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The night of Wednesday, Jan. 17, marked a significant shift in focus for the men and women of the Southern Arizona Veterans and First Responders Living Memorial task force, which received the seal of approval for its final design and public art from the Oro Valley town council.

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Amber Smith sat in her husband’s truck in the White Mountains on a cold October morning. The 4 a.m. start didn’t bother her as much as the nine-mile hike to pack out the elk her husband had shot. She’d already done it once, and she didn’t want to do it again.

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Staying active and healthy as a resident of Tucson’s north side is an easy task, if parks and recreation is your thing. Whether enjoying a fitness class, riding the trails or going for a long walk, there is plenty to do in the towns of Marana and Oro Valley.

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Cancer is an intensely personal and sometimes debilitating thing, so why exactly are these women on stage speaking and even laughing about their trials? Because it’s one of the best ways to continue your life after the fight.

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The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Bruce Chamberlain, Director) will hold auditions this Saturday, Jan. 27 for new chorus members. All performances are with the TSO. Now in its sixteenth season, the TSO Chorus will be featured on the 2017-18 Season Finale when Music Director José Luis Gom…

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Arizona State Museum announced it received a significant donation of 208 Hopi baskets from Judith W. and Andrew D. Finger, residents of Dallas, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Classic paintings needn’t fear the touchscreen. With a new grant from the Flinn Foundation, the Tucson Museum of Art is combining their antique collection with the modern world. In December of last year, the TMA staff found out Flinn awarded them the grant. Since then, they’ve busily planned…

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Kevin Sumlin’s arrival earlier this month as the next head football coach at the University of Arizona took place inside a packed conference room, and kicked off a new era for the program.

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Tucson has an estimated 284 sunny days, or approximately 85 percent of the year with sunlight, according to Current Results Weather and Science Facts.  The sun doesn’t discriminate. Whether you are fair-skinned or have darker skin, without protection you are subject to skin cancer, the most …

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It’s been almost exactly 39 years since jazz great Charles Mingus left this plane of existence, but there are numerous groups of musicians, not to mentions fans, who continue to ensure that his work, his legacy, remains alive and well. Founded by Mingus’ widow, Susan, in 1979, The Mingus Dyn…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, just after 3 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to Oro Valley Bicycle located at 4749 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Deputies learned a man came into the store and test rode a few bikes before leaving. The same man returned appro…

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The Gaslight is seeking strong singers and actors ages 18 and older. Previous stage and performing experience required. Please prepare one up-tempo song, 32 bars only. Sheet music needs to be in your appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided, no recorded music. 

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St. Philip’s Friends of Music presents Trumpet Spectacular! on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 2 p.m.at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

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Come along for a twisted evening of peculiar music and warped visuals, all accompanied by a live music ensemble in a custom stage setting when the The Oracle Piano Society presents Christopher Norby in KABARETT, with music selected and arranged by Christopher Norby. 

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NASA has chosen a team from the University of Arizona as one of two finalists to fly a robotic explorer onto a comet. The Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return mission (CAESAR) seeks to collect samples from a comet to determine its history.

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For one thing, you’ll want to stay away if you don’t like books. It’s also no place for a person who doesn’t like art, music, vintage photographs, good conversation, ice cream or a little bit of adventure. 

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Arizona’s childcare subsidies are based on the 75th percentile of child care costs from the year 2000, which is the oldest rate but not the lowest percentile, according to a new study by the National Women’s Law Center. 

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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

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When a young mother gives birth to her child, her life can shine with a light never seen before. However, when a stroke only three days afterward leaves her completely paralyzed on her left side, the future seems anything but bright. Luckily, the American Heart Association/The American Strok…

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It’s a random Thursday at the north side Tap and Bottle, but the place is packed. The lucky patrons here tonight are in for a sweet, and sometimes malty, treat. Emily Peterson, the one-woman power proprietor of the Beer Geek Bakery, is hosting a pairing of some of her mini pies and tarts wit…

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There’s a post going around online that the whole of 2017 was a real scooter to the ankle. And don’t we know it. Some days, it felt like we were in a post-apocalyptic movie, and others, we were waiting for a camera crew to tell us we were all being Punk’d or even on some sort of country-wide…

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Ouinlan Wilhite’s workspace is colorful mayhem. Thread, bobbins and fabrics adorned with shooting stars, dancing skeletons and sunset skies are piled four feet high. In a corner of the pile of current and future projects, the Qmulative founder and sole employee sews pockets onto T-shirts.

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‘Tis the season for giving, and Pima County Public Library has just the opportunity. The Library will join with Pima Animal Care Center to collect donations for homeless pets this holiday season.

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The  young and attractive crew manning the host stand announce that there is a bit of a wait, so you are invited in to hang out until a table becomes available. The bar is packed, three people deep at least. In fact, the whole cocktail arena, which is quite spacious, the size of most neighbo…

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Tucson Premium Outlets is the value shopping destination for everyone on your list including Her, Him and Kids. Tucson Premium Outlets is the home of the ‘Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale,’ and offers even more discounts on Michael Kors, Coach, Under Armour, Disney Store Outlet, GUESS Factory, S…

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Tucson Author Tom Miller’s Cuba, Hot and Cold has just hit bookshelves across the country. Miller has written extensively about Cuba and Latin America; his books include Revenge of the Saguaro, Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro’s Cuba and The Panana Hat Trail. This Q&am…

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As another year closes in Southern Arizona, many are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season (and the end of another fiscal year) with friends and family, though there are ways to express feelings of good spirit well beyond the holiday lights and exchange of gifts—and in many cases…

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Theatre surrounds Judi Rodman’s life: she received her master’s degree in the performing arts, she started a theatre company in Illinois 40 years ago and one of her partners on stage turned into her partner in life. So when she moved to the Tucson area a few years ago, she naturally made her…

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Standing in front of midtown Tucson’s Yikes Toys, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild recently delivered a message for a group of children experiencing homelessness: That he hoped they’d always remember the day they took a camera out in search of a photo of their dreams.