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The Children's Museum Tucson (THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM TUCSON) has just made its largest-ever investment in a permanent exhibit. "The Body" (THE BODY) features parts of the body, including a giant nose, complete with booger

The Children's Museum Tucson (THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM TUCSON) has just made its largest-ever investment in a permanent exhibit. "The Body" (THE BODY) features parts of the body, including a giant nose, complete with booger

The Children’s Museum Tucson downtown, in the old Carnegie library building, seeks to expand at a cost of $6 million. Its expansion was one of the items on the survey to identify possible bond projects.

August 19, 2013 4:53 pm
Pima college notebook: Returnee, newcomer are key to VB season

Pima college notebook: Returnee, newcomer are key to VB season

The Pima College Aztecs are banking on former Catalina High School star Courtney Pitts, above, and newcomer Alexis Ammerman, a Tucson H.S. graduate, for a successful season.

August 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ganz's band to play Ore. orchestra show

Ganz's band to play Ore. orchestra show

Bill Ganz and his Western music band have been a fixture on the Tucson-area music scene for several years. Above, Ganz played a Marana festival show in 2011.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
In brief

In brief

Breakers Water Park is offering swimmers a price break. The discount pricing is effective through at least Sunday. Check the website www.breakerswaterpark.com for details.

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Choir recording 9/11 oratorio

Choir recording 9/11 oratorio

Tucson Chamber Artists, conducted by Eric Holtan, will record a CD of works that are world premieres.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Resorts need educated workers

Resorts need educated workers

"As the economy improves, some places have difficulty finding qualified workers," says Brent DeRaad, president of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Above, a guest relaxes at the Starr Pass Resort & Spa

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Salute today for retiring superfan

Salute today for retiring superfan

Cavaleri became best-known for his appearances and stripping down at UA basketball games.

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Cowboy activities are central to Founders' Day. One activity in 2011 was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Above, rider Kenneth Basham, from Goodyear, hits one of the target balloons. Saturday's event will be run by the Marana Heritage Conservancy.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
How to make the most of the book festival

How to make the most of the book festival

So many books. So many authors to meet. So many presentations. The book festival calls for a strategy to maximize your experience.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Music notes

Music notes

Gabe Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson will play Club Congress to raise cash to attend South by Southwest in Austin.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Chamber Artists to stage Britten cantata

Chamber Artists to stage Britten cantata

Tucson Chamber Artists, fronted in a concert last year by the Kingfisher String Quartet, is teaming up this year with Artifact Dance and the University of Arizona Choir for a performance of Britten and Bach this weekend.

January 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Latest AZ tourist guide set for release in coming days

Latest AZ tourist guide set for release in coming days

Docent John Carhuff, left, uses a pointer to show interior features at Mission San Xavier del Bac, a popular historical destination included in the state travel guide.

December 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Doppelgängers to rule stages

Doppelgängers to rule stages

Mötley Crüe rocks Tucson - just kidding. Members of the Tucson band The Distortionists made themselves into the heavy metal artists before last year's Great Cover-up. This year you can catch near-facsimiles of Katy Perry, David Bowie, the Dixie Chicks, Outkast, Queen, Paul McCartney and others.

December 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Jury selection starts Tues. in trial over imam's death

Jury selection starts Tues. in trial over imam's death

Glen Francis is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Tucson imam Rashad Khalifa in 1990.

December 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Miller's cookbook Has all the right BlendS

Miller's cookbook Has all the right BlendS

Coach Sean Miller hugs Kevin Parrom after Parrom's return from being shot last season. Parrom, a New Yorker, is one of four scholarship players from the East Coast on this year's roster. Miller frequently flies to both coasts during recruiting periods.

November 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Landscape designer to share secrets for enjoying your patio in any season

Landscape designer to share secrets for enjoying your patio in any season

A desert willow, with its upright habit, is a good choice for patios and yards, says landscape designer Shelly Ann Abbott.

November 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Floats, masks, face paint honor the dead

Floats, masks, face paint honor the dead

The grassroots All Souls Procession attracts tens of thousands of people who bring festive floats, masks and paint their faces to remember their loved ones.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
In next week's Caliente A shorter All Souls Procession

In next week's Caliente A shorter All Souls Procession

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October 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pro choir seeks to expand audience

Pro choir seeks to expand audience

Music director and founder Eric Holtan and Tucson Chamber Artists added concerts in Oro Valley and SaddleBrooke to expand the choir's presence in the community's northwest area.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
South-side call center plans to hire hundreds

South-side call center plans to hire hundreds

When C3 held a job fair in 2011, hundreds of applicants showed up, hoping to snag one of the 320 positions that were open. The call-center company is now planning a new hiring surge.

September 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Sergio Mendoza

Sergio Mendoza

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Fourth Ave. merchants want street vendors out

Fourth Ave. merchants want street vendors out

Eclectic Fourth Avenue has changed over the years, with trees and bike racks now lining the street. This view looks north from Pancho Villa's Grill at Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street.

July 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ banks continued recovery in 1st quarter

AZ banks continued recovery in 1st quarter

The percentage of "recommended" banks in Arizona rose slightly to 25.8 percent, according to the latest rating report issued by Bauer Financial, a Florida-based firm.

June 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
As temperatures rise, donations drop at ICS

As temperatures rise, donations drop at ICS

Volunteers move donated stock at the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank on West Ina Road.

June 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Bourque Industries CEO may face prison

Bourque Industries CEO may face prison

John Bourque, founder and CEO of Bourque Industries, displays a body armor insert plate, right, and his company's Kryron aluminum alloy.

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pima softball: Pima goal: Win national title, or 5 of them

Pima softball: Pima goal: Win national title, or 5 of them

Aztecs coach Armando Quiroz has asked his players to approach each game this week as if it's the national championship game.

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Cookbook author to offer talk, samples

Cookbook author to offer talk, samples

Carolyn Niethammer makes a mesquite coffee cake in her kitchen. The author is an avid forager and cook of desert plants.

May 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Vespers' closes pro choir's season

'Vespers' closes pro choir's season

Eric Holtan conducted the Tucson Chamber Artists in three concerts last weekend of Rachmaninoff's "Vespers."

March 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Test your knowledge, then enjoy book fest

Test your knowledge, then enjoy book fest

This is one of our authors, left, speaking in the UA Student Union Ballroom at the book festival last March 12. Who is she? Sorry, we won't tell you, but see Name that Author, question No. 2.

March 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson, book fest: 'It's a great fit'

Tucson, book fest: 'It's a great fit'

Grammar guru Roy Peter Clark likes to use music in his presentations on writing - so he may strum a few tunes on the ukulele.

February 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Food trends we love

Food trends we love

Tucsonans muddled through summer with cocktails such as the mint-infused tequila mixture above, served at Starr Pass Resort.

January 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Food truck roundup

Food truck roundup

Planet of the Crepes, owned by Jessica Fraus, above, is among the 13 trucks participating in the Bookmans Food Truck Fridays.

January 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Food trucks rounding up at RV park

Food trucks rounding up at RV park

Jane's Rolling Wok  joins the April 10 Tucson Food Truck Roundup.

January 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
In bruised West, Tucson faring worse than most

In bruised West, Tucson faring worse than most

Job fairs in Tucson, like this one in July, often attract hundreds of applicants. While the western U.S. saw a modest increase in employment in the third quarter, the housing collapse continued to limit job growth in Arizona.

December 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Summer's here

Summer's here

Swimmers take in the sunshine in the wave pool at Breakers Water Park

June 20, 2011 9:48 pm

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