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  • 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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  • Un Gringo Chilango

    Tucson-raised songwriter and author Dan Stuart on life in Mexico before and after the U.S. election
      I had just come out of Mexico City’s Hospital de Jesús Nazareno where Hernán Cortés’ remains are surreptitiously stashed in the adjacent templo when something happened that had never occurred before in my six years of living in Mexico: I got called a gringo.
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  • Bulldozing the Barrio

    Photos and film at UA Special Collections document the neighborhood lost to urban renewal
      The grand stone-and-adobe Otero House, boasting a decorative porch and a brick wall around its tidy front yard, didn't look like an example of urban blight.
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  • Fun and Games and More

    Two Bisbee artists at UAMA make lighthearted works, some with a serious undertone
      It's a jubilant explosion of color, the very definition of a "visual delight," with bands of pastel yellows and pinks and greens sailing across the canvas like confetti.
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  • Bisbee Deportation

    The mile-high town gears up for the anniversary of the notorious kidnapping with a host of artful and scholarly events
      Bisbee artist Laura McKenna knew for a long time that she wanted to make work commemorating the Bisbee Deportation of 1917.
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  • 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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  • Epic Musical

    Tucson writer goes from novelist to musical theater in 2016 New York Music Theater Festival
  • Keeping Tucson Tucson

    Tanline Printing stays flexible to stay afloat in a rapidly changing downtown scene
      Love it or hate it, downtown Tucson's development over the last several years has altered our city.
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  • 21st Century Storytelling

    The Institute for Collaborative Storytelling kicks off in Tucson
      The performing arts in general are by nature collaborative. For theater you have a play, actors, designers and then a director that coordinates all the elements into the director's vision of the piece. It's a similar story in film, but perhaps with even more rigid delineated roles. But as he met and communicated with other experts in conferences all over the country, Allen began to be attracted to a different approach to "creating story."
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  • Bloom Free

    Young, border-raised Tucson entrepreneur Jocelyn Valencia rises on hip-hop and hard-won self-care
      If Tucson is a body, Jocelyn is the synapses connecting its creative faculties.
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  • 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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  • Dream Building

    Tucson High drama teacher recognized for the real connections he develops with students, theater
      Art Almquist loves his job.
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  • Mid-Century Madness

    Modernism Week showcases a dance studio, houses, art and even vintage trailers
      It was the early '60s and Barbara Mettler had just arrived in Tucson, ready to build a dance studio in the desert.
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  • Stolen Goods

    Controversial and priceless de Kooning painting back in Tucson after 31 years
      The movie-plot story of how a priceless painting stolen 31 years ago from the U of A made its way home, damaged but savable.
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  • Fall Arts Preview: Theatre

    Escape the crazy into the magical realism of stage and show
      So far you've outlasted the crazy events of the past year and have landed at the precipice-of a new theater season.
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  • Nobody Rich or Famous

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





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