• Margaret Regan, Special to The Explorer
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On a warm Saturday in late February, Elsie Bia was outdoors in Sonoita, hard at work at her loom. A basket of woolen yarns was at her feet, dyed in the rich earth colors of Dinétah, the Navajo homeland: maroon, green, tan, white and black. Bia, 64, was deftly threading the colored strands th…

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, Foothills News
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Nestled in the southern reaches of the Catalina Foothills is a collection of art on display unlike any other; a vast array of some of the most fascinating miniature models of homes, furniture, vehicles and even a few fantasy worlds. 

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  • Jim Nintzel, The Explorer
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Tucsonan Jennifer Lee Carrell is the author of three novels, including The Speckled Monster and Haunt Me Still. She’s also an organizer with next weekend’s Tucson Festival of Books. 

  • Chris Flora The Explorer
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The Children’s Museum Tucson has always been a unique local establishment, but after being selected as one of 30 finalists for a nationwide museum and library competition, it stands apart even more.

  • David Safier, Special to The Explorer
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Christian Youth Theater takes to the skies with the Man of Steel in “It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Superman!” from Oct. 9– 11 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

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  • Tanner Clinch, Tucson Local Media intern
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Witness a rare full eclipse of the moon this Sunday, Sept. 27 outside the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium (1601 E. University Blvd). The eclipse is the capstone on the center's Moon Week with family-friendly lunar activities at Flandrau all week. Use state of the art telescopes to…

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Have you or anyone you know thought about taking an improv class, but weren't sure if it was right for you? OR, maybe you've just been to a show and thought it might be fun to do a little improv!

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Half of a million LEGO® bricks will arrive at the Tucson Botanical Gardens this fall. Nature Connects©, a traveling LEGO brick exhibit featuring 13 nature-inspired sculptures, will be on display from Sept. 11 to Jan. 3. 

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The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is hosting a two-day Calk Art Festival this weekend at the Park Place Mall.

  • Joseph Ryan, Special to Tucson Local Media
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A near capacity crowd was on hand Sunday night, March 1, to welcome Don Williams, a.k.a. The Gentle Giant to the Fox Tucson Theatre. The audience knew their Don Williams, singing along with each song as if they had the lyrics in front of them. At one point, during the hit "I Believe In You",…

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It's March, which means the Poetry Center's redbud tree is blooming (see above) and our event calendar is full of exciting and diverse literary events. Check out what we're offering and come join us this month for a reading, exhibit, screening, book club, poetry discussion group, Family Day,…

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An all new round of classes are starting and it's only a week away!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015               10am-3pm$5 admission, 10 and under Free    $1 discount for all Veterans and Active Duty Military Oro Valley Marketplace - Southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine (between Red Lobster and Olive Garden)

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EVENT:                       2015 ART SAFARI

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The craft beer craze takes center stage in Tucson next month, as the Old Pueblo preps for an onslaught of visitors, special events and beer-centric celebrations.

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Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we've lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.

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Tucsonans young and old will pick up brushes January 3 at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson to write their names and New Year’s greetings in Japanese characters under the eye of nationally-known Zen calligraphy artist Yoshi Nakano as part of celebrations to welcome 2015, the Year of the Ram. N…

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Acclaimed Mexican artist, Cristina Cardenas, is scheduled to show at the YWCA Tucson.  The exhibition will hang at the YWCA's Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita, Tucson, Arizona from January 9th 2015 until February 19th 2015 and is available for viewing from 8AM- 5PM. An Open…

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Arizona Opera kicks off 2015 with one of the greatest dramas in the operatic repertoire, Eugene Onegin. From Pushkin's classic poem comes Tchaikovsky's theatrical masterpiece which follows the story of Onegin -  a man egotistical enough to turn his back on love and a gun on his best friend. 

  • Brad Allis
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Broadway In Tucson is collaborating with UA Presents to bring Broadway’s best to Tucson. Three upcoming shows will allow UA Presents to brings “its own taste of Broadway this season.”

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Young, Vibrant, Audacious! 
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music (AFCM) presents The Pacifica Quartet on December 10th and 11th. The concert includes the incomparable clarinetist, Anthony McGill, as he collaborates with the Pacifica on Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581. Anthony McGill…

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The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery presents an exciting new exhibition entitled Temple of Shadows, composed of photographs by local artists Abigail Gumbiner, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and David H. Wells. This long term project, almost twenty years in the making and never before shown to the pu…

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Start holiday celebrations with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney Fantasia Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940’s classic “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000”, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Sym…

  • Evan Hofmann
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Halloween may not be held in as high esteem as holidays with more tradition (and presents), but Tucson knows how to celebrate the spooky season nonetheless. The city is full of activities for kids and adults alike, providing keen opportunity to put on a light sweater and enjoy a scare-filled…