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One musician’s efforts to support a group of students is now a nationwide nonprofit that teaches guitar at underserved schools coast to coast. The Tucson-based nonprofit Lead Guitar fosters discipline and a love of art through guitar ensemble classes, partnering with dozens of schools in six…

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It’s that time of the year again: The holidays are here! And the staff of Tucson Local Media is ready to help you find one-of-a-kind local gifts for everyone on your list. Take a look and support local stores while you buy!

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With COVID-19 maintaining its hold as the year draws to a close, it almost seems quaint how some once hoped the pandemic would subside by Easter. But as cases and death counts continued to rise, holiday and festival celebrations further into the year tumbled like dominos: the Tucson Festival…

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Given how the pandemic has upended our lives, we’ve all done a little soul-searching this year. And many of us are thinking about how to live better lives once this outbreak is behind us. We reached out to people in Pima County to see what changes they’d like to make as we race into 2021. Ma…

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Wee Winter Wonderland. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures has completed their transition into the “Wee Winter Wonderland,” meaning the location is even more quaint than before. In addition to the lobby and galleries being decorated, miniatures from the museum’s permanent collection a…

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The holidays are a time for gathering, for laughter and for conversations around the table. Sociality. That’s what we all miss, and that’s why 2020 has been so challenging. We all want this pandemic to end so that we can get back to celebrating and honoring the traditions important to each o…

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"Shop Local and Spend Big” is my wish for this holiday season. As a chamber of commerce, we are always asking everyone to shop local, but now more than ever it is important to support our local businesses. Whether they are a small one-person shop or a large, 100-employee shop, they need us. …

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University Boulevard and Main Gate Square are continuing their annual tradition of decorating for the holidays, with a few extra safety precautions this year. From Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 3, University Boulevard between Euclid and Park avenues will have holiday events and decora…

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Although social distancing has defined this year, holiday generosity needn’t be cast away. For the upcoming season, Tucson Local Media has partnered with the Arizona Department of Child Safety for their Giving Tree Program. This program allows you to purchase holiday gifts for children in Ar…

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With rising numbers of COVID cases, public health experts are urging us to avoid large gatherings of extended family this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to find tokens of appreciation for the loved ones in our life. Here we present a gift guide of local shops wh…

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On a bright and frosty morning decades ago, a young boy and his grandfather whipped across the frozen Iowa farmland. With blankets covering their laps and snowflakes glittering their faces, their one-horse open sleigh pulled them onward. The grandfather’s favorite horse, Diamond, was adorned…

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Join the Oro Valley community for a festive evening of live entertainment, activities for children, free refreshments, the lighting of the OV Holiday Tree and a special appearance by Santa on a Golder Ranch Fire truck. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oro Val…

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Add Oracle’s eighth annual Holiday Gifts & Art Market to your list of this month’s shopping destinations. Featuring an eclectic selection of handcrafted décor and gifting ideas, it opens Dec. 5-7 and continues Dec. 10-14 and 17-21. 

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Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6 the annual Tubac Luminaria Nights will commence in song at the Tubac Plaza Main Stage.  Starting at 6 p.m. both nights, The CosmoKids Choir will open the evening with a short set of children’s Christmas carols.  

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At Christmastime, three loveable hustlers outwit a nefarious gangster and save a family business from financial ruin.  From New York to Miami and back, this madcap, merry trio will tickle your funny bone and tug on your heartstrings.  Celebrate the Holidays with a hilarious, heartwarming tal…

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From the new Madaras coffee table book chock full of Tucson paintings, to hand-carved bowls and lazy Susans, to glass cutting boards and trivets featuring local scenes, to hard-to-find Southwest ornaments and holiday cards, and then, of course, art --including prints, canvases and the ultima…

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Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade.  Now is the time to show support for the town that you love.  Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator.   It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be cele…

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Tucson Medical Center presents Enchanted Snowfall, an all-time favorite event for the holiday season at La Encantada Shopping Center. With a new 28-foot holiday tree in the main courtyard, families can see live snowfall every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with an encore show at 6:45 …