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Grand Canyon Music Festival Begins 33rd Season

Longstanding event began after a long hike and a request for music.

MOCA Executive Director Samuel Ireland to Step Down

A national search for his successor is underway.

Native American Superheroes Get a Chance to Fly

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Education funding changed by Prop 123; meet library writer-in-residence Adrienne Celt, former UA student goes for gold at the Olympics.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Children's Museum of Tucson Celebrates 30 Years Saturday

The attraction will have special festivities to mark anniversary, including reduced admission.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Curtain Up: $2M Saves Arizona Theatre Company's Season

Last-minute contributions keep the organization from financial collapse, officials say.

$1M Pledge Keeps Arizona Theatre Company Operating

Nonprofit says businessman's pledge allows extended fundraising to July 15.

Sizzle & Sass with Jazz Singer Natalie Douglas

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Welcoming New Americans; Dímelo's StorySLAM gets Tusconans talking about "belonging".

Arizona Theatre Company Warns of Financial Crisis

Professional arts group says it must raise $2 million by Friday.

The Owl & Panther Project Supports Tucson Refugees of Torture

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona woman faces death on her own terms; Legal and emotional issues surrounding choosing to die.

Dímelo's "Belonging" Open-Mic StorySLAM

10 storytellers, 5 minutes each. Totally unscripted.

Learning to Uncover

A Latina becomes proud of her body just the way that it is.

The Swingin' Return of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Wildfire season update; A-10 pilots compete for "Top Gun" status; and Dímelo introduces a woman who is glad she took a risk with learning to love her body.

Native American Portrayals in Film History

Film essayist Chris Dashiell takes a closer look at one of Hollywood's biggest blindspots.

A Passion for People, A Love of Words

Retired teacher shares her knowledge with students about the power of words.

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