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Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Desert

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The American Friends Service Committee marks 100 years working for justice; Celebrating growth at the Mission Garden Project; and the US Poet Laureate Herrera visits a Tucson elementary school.

US Poet Laureate Explores Positive Poetics with Tucson Students

A performance from Juan Felipe Herrera at Davis Bilingual; and a special message in Spanish from the poet.

Street Fair Brings Visitors, Closes Streets in Midtown This Weekend

Event draws nearly 300,000 people to the shopping district twice each year.

Festival Aims for Nuanced Representation of Mexican Cinema

Tucson Cine Mexico is in its 14th edition, the longest-running festival of its kind in the US.

Five Faded Stars Shine Brightly in "Bellas de Noche"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The message of Mayor Rothschild's State of the City address; Odyssey Storytelling founder writes book; reviews of two films featured in Tucson Cine Mexico 2017.

A Big Day for Poetry in Tucson

A 'poetry orchestra' with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; TC Tolbert named Tucson poet laureate.

Does the Jewish Community in Tucson Feel Safe?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A traditional Chinese tale retold on "The Drum & The Story"; and Lisa Napoli on "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away".

After the Bomb Scare

How safe do Jews feel in Tucson?

Tucson Islamic Center Hosts Middle Schoolers' Discussion

Goal of next week's conversation: Bridge differences, find commonalities.

Book Festival Volunteers 'Engine Behind Program'

Small army of 1,500 does variety of tasks, including escorting authors, assembling tents and staffing info desks.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

From Georgia, With Love

Internationally award-winning classical pianist from the Republic of Georgia comes to the U.S. to pursue her musical dreams

O'odham Leaders: Plan to Build Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Land

Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA archaeologist shares new understanding of the Mayan civilization; Tucson author collects essays about Mormon women's experiences; Tucson Audubon Society pays tribute to hummingbirds.

The Art of Paying Attention: Behind the Scenes of The Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

Photographers share the stories behind some of their favorite photos.

True Concord Voices and Orchestra Gets $500K Gift

The money will be used to commission five new works in five years.

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