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Tech Launch Arizona, which is responsible for commercializing many of the University of Arizona’s inventions and innovations, has set a new personal record for startups launched in a year, helping 19 startups during fiscal year 2020 and bringing Tech Launch’s total number of startups to more…

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Whether it be due to the summer heat or social distancing, the sidewalks of Tucson have been less busy in recent months. But locals can enjoy the promenades and sidestreets in auditory form thanks to Connie Brannock’s latest EP “Last Call,” which takes the groove and atmosphere of night walk…

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Due to COVID-19, the Biosphere 2 in Oracle has suspended their daily walking tours. But they’re now offering a “night driving” tour, where you can drive through the property and learn more about its scientific research and amazing history in the comfort and safety of your own car. Tours take…

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The Gaslight Music Hall is keeping active in the summer months by continuing their outdoor concerts. The Music Hall recently announced a string of shows ranging from country to rock, all with a Tucson twist. 

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At 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, every restaurant, bar, club and cafe in the City of Tucson closed its doors through the end of the month in an attempt to slow the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. While this obviously dealt a massive blow to the food and hospitality industries, it also strip…

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If you’re already getting bored sitting around the house and you miss the The Loft Cinema, then you’re in luck. Tucson’s only arthouse cinema just announced the launch of a new streaming service.

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Sonoita-Elgin, located in Santa Cruz County, is Arizona’s first American Viticultural Area, a region designated by the government as a distinctive grape-growing region. 

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The Pima County Public Library is keeping up to date with quickly evolving technology of ebooks by digitizing the concept of physical reading rooms with their new “eReading Room.” This digital collection of children’s books features professionally recorded narration that plays and highlights…

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At last year’s Century of Tucson party, Hotel Congress passed the centennial torch to their cross-street neighbor, the Rialto Theatre. While the Rialto’s official hundred-year anniversary lands on Aug. 29, 2020, they’re filling the whole year with festivities, kicking things off with the eig…

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For husband and wife duo Billy Shaw Jr. and Jessica Northey-Shaw, music is everything. The pair connected over a shared love for country music, meeting for the first time at one of Billy’s shows at country hangout The Maverick. 

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On Jan. 14, Tucson author Nancy E. Turner released her newest novel, “Light Changes Everything.” The historical fiction based in rural Arizona focuses on a young feminist in 1907 aiming for a better future. “Light Changes Everything” is a new take on the experiences of young women living in …

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Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., is a local psychologist who uses his professional experience to write self-help books ranging from relationship advice to addiction recovery. His latest book, “Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life” is based on nearly 50 years of working with cl…

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Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with an abundance of the arts, as our Spring Arts Preview reveals. Margaret Regan fills us in on what we’ll find in museums and galleries, as well as previewing what local dance troupes will be bringing to the stage this spring. Leigh Moyer lets us kn…

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This guide will help you keep track of all the best events going on at Tucson’s two dozen craft breweries during the 10th annual Arizona Craft Beer Week: Thursday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 15. 

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On Wednesday, Jan. 22, friends and faculty of the Gaslight Theatre and Music Hall gathered to celebrate the life of Jesus Limon, who passed away December 2019. Not only did the memorial show at the music hall celebrate Limon’s life, but friends fondly remembered his acting skills, singing pr…

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There are a lot of words to describe Tucson, but boring sure isn’t one of them. For a comparatively small city, there seems to be art bursting out of every crevice and cactus. Picking my favorite albums to come out of Tucson this year was difficult enough, keeping track of all of them is dow…

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The annual Tucson Jazz Festival is always a wonderful way to celebrate a new year of live music during a month when the pickings are notoriously slim. As ever, a stellar lineup of talent across the jazz spectrum has been assembled, kicking off with Maceo Parker & his Big Band at Centenni…

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Guests at the Tucson Mall may now hear classical musical echoing through the corridors, but it won’t come from the loudspeakers. Catalyst, the new “makerspace” of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, now serves as a practice area for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, a gal…

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Eric Smith’s lifelong dream came true in front of a studio audience in Culver City earlier this month. 

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The Great Cover Up is celebrating its 21st anniversary much in the same way it always has: getting dozens of local musicians to cover the songs of big-name acts like The Clash, Dolly Parton, Guns & Roses and The Doors. But just because the format is the same doesn’t mean the show is any …

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The Christmas season is here whether you like it or not. But a quick trip to the Gaslight Theatre’s newest holiday show of “The Secret Santa” will ensure you are, indeed, excited about the frosty season.

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After spending five years in Poznań, Poland and falling in love with the people, the culture and the food, Lois Britton’s friends call her the country’s best ambassador. 

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At a Nov. 5 council meeting, the Town of Marana approved the design of a public art project that aims to represent the community and also allows high school students to contribute their artistic skills.

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One of downtown Tucson’s most popular pizzerias is coming to the northwest after the family behind Reilly Craft Pizza decided to open a second location near the intersection of West Ina and North Oracle roads.

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During his countless trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, Exo Roast and Exo Bar founder Doug Smith realized the variety of mezcal—and therefore what there is to learn about mezcal—is almost limitless. This depth is the reason behind two new changes at Exo Bar: a name change to El Crisol and a new series…

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This month, UT Press is publishing “America’s Most Alarming Writer,” a collection of essays remembering longtime Tucson reporter and author Chuck Bowden, who died in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga was a frequent collaborator with Bowden and brings us his memories in t…

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The sophomore slump seems to be nowhere in sight for Tap & Bottle’s second annual Invitational Beer Festival. Not only will the event host multiple local brewers, but breweries from multiple other states will attend as well. And brand new this year, whiskey and wine will be on the roster. 

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After a successful “Three for Free” preview to launch the season, the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona is bringing the vocal arts back to Oro Valley with another free event.

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For the real horror aficionado, October is the merriest time of year. It’s a season to look forward to, where a love of jumpscares, slashers, monsters and ghosts just makes you festive. It’s a rare time where you can turn to just about any stranger and find a friend of Freddy Krueger, an adm…

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Thousands of people in Arizona took part in a summer-long reading event that, in return, gave nearly 6,000 books back into the community.

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A Golder Ranch firefighter is giving back to the organization that once gave to him, in the form of intricate metal crosses. 

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After traveling to more than 120 countries on seven continents and visiting all 50 states, Clark Norton has narrowed the focus of his award-winning travel writing to the strangeness of the Tucson area with his newest guidebook, “Secret Tucson: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.”