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The Winter 2015 Fourth Avenue Street Fair.

Street Fair Taking Over Fourth Avenue This Weekend

The semi-annual event brings visitors, money and traffic to central Tucson.

Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

William Shatner Brings his World to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Pros & Cons of Prop 123; the latest on the state budget dealmaking; and a Tucson man plans to work his way across all 50 states.

One Night in a Homeless Shelter; and a Tucson Band That Puts True Stories to a Danceable Beat.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the 2016 Academy Awards, and back at their historic lack of diversity.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

"It Ain't Jewelry Unless You Can See It from Across The Street!"

Go ring shopping at the 2016 Gem & Mineral Show with Tucson John, an avid collector of jewelry with extravagant taste.

Arizona Spotlight for January 15, 2016

StoryCorps in Tucson preents a grandfather's tale of adventure during World War II; new biography tells the story of the first American woman to become a doctor; Tucson unemployed look for work "Under the Sun".

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

We take a look at the meteorites Geoff Notkin has on display during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

"Meteorite Man" Talks Dynamic Gem Show Brings to Tucson

"Tucsonans may not be fully aware of this amazing phenomenon," says Geoff Notkin, co-cost of science channel program.

Arts in Pima County Mean More Than $80M to Local Economy

Direct spending higher than Maricopa, national average, according to studies measuring financial impact of arts and culture

Art can create a sense of cultural and civic belonging, and can animate and engage community spaces like nothing else can.

'Creative Placemaking' Helping Define Urban Core

Tucson artists hope downtown is not only a destination venue, but a place of 'belonging.'

People eating at Cafe Desta a cafe owned and managed by refugees.

Ethiopian Restaurant Seeks to Empower Refugees

Collective business model as path to ownership way for new residents to invest in community.

A new culinary arts magazine seeks to establish itself in southern Arizona.

New Magazine Seeks to Highlight Regional Food Traditions

'Edible Baja Arizona' is about 'how food and culture intersect,' editor/publisher says.

Robert Loomis, local filmmaker and teacher at The Art Institute of Tucson, discusses the local independent film industry.

Filmmaker Offers View from Behind the Camera

Tucson-based filmmaker Robert Loomis says that Arizona could try harder to attract more productions to the state

Shelli Hall, director of the Tucson Film Office, talks about the disadvantages of Arizona not providing tax incentives to the film industry.

Big Budget Film Production Incentives Remain Elusive

Inadequate tax incentives attract smaller productions, film office director says

Brent DeRaad is the new CEO of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he talks about his vision for the Bureau and some of the programs he would like to implement as part of his new leadership.

New Leadership Brings New Ideas to Convention and Visitors Bureau

Recently hired president and CEO lays out plans for promoting Tucson

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