The Dark Arts

"Woman-Ochre" won't be coming back to Tucson any time soon.

State of the Arts

As arts organizations are crushed by the COVID-19 epidemic, relief funds are going fast

The Curtain Falls

Ensuring the health of our theaters during and after COVID-19 closures

Arts: Stage Left

One doesn’t need to see the Rialto Theatre’s “F U Coronavirus” marquee to know the artistic heart of Tucson has gone silent.

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Over the last two weeks, Tucson’s art museums have closed down one by one, their grim announcements syncing with the worsening national news about the coronavirus pandemic. Some galleries have closed as well (see accompanying box for closures).

Arts: What Would Renoir Say?

The impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is famed for painting women in general and bare-bottomed women in particular.

A Spoiled Breakfast

An excerpt from Champagne Cowboys, the new thriller from Tucson author Leo W. Banks

Arts Galore

There's almost too much going on this weekend in the Busy Pueblo.

Charming AF

In her new adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma, director Autumn de Wilde goes for broke, aiming to achieve it all: historical realism and a contemporary spirit, comedy and emotional depth, style and substance, romantic fantasy and social commentary. It's a lot to weave together, and sometimes a thread gets lost in the film's dense tapestry. But overall this adaption is intelligent, significantly new and devastatingly charming.

Hibernian Happenings

Irish season is upon us! There are plenty of ways to celebrate Erin go Bragh. Here are just a few.

Alive and Kicking

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe is currently one of the hottest plays making the circuit right now. With a story that is modern and fiercely female, it is no surprise that Arizona Repertory Theatre at the University of Arizona added it to its 2019/20 Season and produced it with a team made, predominantly, of women.

Spring Arts 2020

Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with an abundance of art, 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.

Visual Arts: Foreign Exchange

Artist Papay Solomon was still in his mother’s womb when she fled her native Liberia.

Theater: Modern Times

With the vast majority of plays this spring written after 1980 and many within the last 20 years, the theme is very clearly modern. While it can be a risk to produce newer works, there is also so much to gain. Modern pieces are, well, modern.

Dance: Taking Steps

The students of UA Dance have a busy schedule this spring. Three concerts are in the works, all of them to be performed at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the UA campus. For details and tickets see

Music: Classical Compendium

Baroque, Bach and Beyond

Global Glow

With the winter art season in full swing in Tucson, arts lovers have plenty of events and exhibitions.

A Killer Production

The Norwegians, by C. Denby Swanson, is more like a Tucson winter than the Minnesota winter in which it’s set; it’s brisk without being cold, bright but not quite sunny, with moments of warmth chased by a sudden chill.


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