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  • Presidential Follies
  • Presidential Follies

    Quiroz’s political paintings at UAMA demonstrate the need for critical art in the age of Trump
      A satirical painter of scathing political art, UA art prof Quiroz has already skewered American commanders-in-chief from George Washington to Barack Obama. His neon-colored cartoon caricatures of the nation's leaders are in the Presidential Series, an exhibition now in its last days at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
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  • Myths, Questions and Lessons
  • Myths, Questions and Lessons

    The White Snake may not satisfy wholly but it’s a brilliant visual delight
      Theaters, like most every other entity, work hard to create their brand.
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  • Frida’s Flowers
  • Frida’s Flowers

    Tucson Botanical Gardens exhibition links Frida Kahlo’s art to her love for plants
      The spirit of Frida Kahlo hovers sort of over an unusual outdoor exhibition at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
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  • Fringe Goes Mainstream
  • Fringe Goes Mainstream

    How this underdog festival continues to grow
      if you want to start your theater-going year with a heady dose of the “bigger and badder” variety, you should check out the sixth annual Tucson Fringe Festival.
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  • Multi-Colored Modernism
  • Multi-Colored Modernism

    Ring in the New Year with a DIY tour of exhibitions devoted to mid-century and contemporary art
      Gorgeous orange, electric blue and fields of pink dance across large canvases, some of them six or more feet high.
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  • Let the Great World Spin
  • Let the Great World Spin

    Alex Webb’s brilliant Mexico photos fill the walls at Etherton
      By the time he was 23 years old, Alex Webb felt like he had hit a wall in photography.
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  • When Dark Turns Light
  • When Dark Turns Light

    Guest director Billbob Brown steers ZUZI! Solstice show in ‘Four Directions’
      Each year, in the dark of December, ZUZI! Dance stages a Solstice celebration.
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  • Quintessentially Human
  • Quintessentially Human

    Nuanced characters and strength of story make ATC’s Fiddler an antidote to the year’s darkest days.
      As the sun takes its yearly vacation from providing lengthy days, we search for ways to lighten things up.
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  • Two for One
  • Two for One

    Something Something lovingly brings Mamet to life, yet why is our intrepid reviewer irked?
      To perform roles created by American playwright David Mamet, an actor must have an ability to take convoluted, complex and sometimes incomplete thoughts comprised of both short and lengthy sentences or phrases and fire them from one's mouth like bullets from an AK-47.
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  • Nutcracker Cascade
  • Nutcracker Cascade

    Dancers trained by Joffrey Ballet high-step it into two local productions
      Three dancers who trained with the prestigious company will dance separately in the city's most important productions. Lindsey Felix will star as the Prickly Pear Fairy in Tucson Regional Ballet's charming Southwest Nutcracker this weekend, partnered by Max Foster as Caballero.
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  • Nobody Rich or Famous
  • Nobody Rich or Famous

    Storied songwriter interviews his prison mentor, internationally lauded Tucson writer and educator Richard Shelton
  • Westward Ho
  • Westward Ho

    Trains and cars and planes, oh my! TMA show traces history of Western travel
      The Sunset Limited used to glide into town round about midnight.
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  • Douglas Revisited
  • Douglas Revisited

    Never-before-seen Bernal photos are a timely love letter to Mexican-Americans of the borderlands
      Back in 1979, when Emily Velasco was a 13-year-old living in Douglas, her grown-up cousin Louis Carlos Bernal came a-calling.
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  • Kris Kringle, Come Home
  • Kris Kringle, Come Home

    LTW tosses their Santa hat into the ring with live radio play
      The Christmas countdown is on.
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  • Power and Money
  • Power and Money

    ART’s Born Yesterday presentation shows remarkable clairvoyance on scary election times
      Sitting in the opening night's audience a day after the presidential election was just a bit eerie.
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  • Day of the Dead Revisited
  • Day of the Dead Revisited

    Ballet Tucson deploys Calexico music and Lawrence Lee art in ambitious Spirit Garden
      Calexico's haunting border-lands music has provided the soundtrack for movies, TV shows and even a play, but it's never been used in a dance performance.
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  • The Sounds of the Saguaro
  • The Sounds of the Saguaro

    Outdoor play in Saguaro National Park celebrates our signature cactus through story, dance and music
  • Vanya and Vodka
  • Vanya and Vodka

    The Rouge Captures Chekhov is all his maddening and moving glory
  • A Terrible Beauty
  • A Terrible Beauty

    Lens on the Border documents the devastation the wall has wrought on fragile borderlands
      Time was, the San Pedro River was an unmolested stream snaking its way from Sonora into Arizona.
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