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Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Play Seeks to Bring Awareness About Border Reality

I want people to "reflect on the ways we are connected," says director of Maria's Circular Dance.

Performer (silhouetted) standing in front of a project background.

Performance Explores Subtle Themes of Immigration

Dreams and Silhouettes brings together a variety of artists for a creative interpretation of controversial topic.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

New Doc Looks at Turbulent Debate Over Immigration in AZ

State of Arizona looks at controversial law SB 1070, its effects, the opinion of people on both sides of the spectrum.

The streets of downtown Tucson are packed with people during the annual All souls Procession.

All Souls Attracts Participants Beyond Local Community

One-time intimate expression of loss becomes collective cultural tradition in Tucson; All Souls weekend kicks off Nov. 2.

Cristina Cardenas shows empowerment through this painting of a Mexican American woman.

Modern Streetcar Stops Showcase Local Public Artists

Cristina Cardenas' pieces reflect her life experience as a Latina woman living in a bicultural world.

Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, PhD, an assistant professor at UA's School of Journalism and Center for Latin American Studies speaks about a book she recently co-edited.

Decades-Old Immigration Debate Renewed

Battle over immigration- legal and not- has long history in Arizona

Filmmakers from around the country and of Mexico are changing how Mexicans see and represent themselves on the big screen by an annual film festival in the US called, "Tucson Cine Mexico 2012." The festival is dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary Mexican cinema to a diverse audience.

Festival Brings Mexico's 'Miss Bala' to Tucson Screens

Tucson Cine Mexico to showcase cutting-edge Mexican cinema in local venues

Historian and University of Arizona Mexican American Studies Professor Lydia Otero, talks on the past and present time of Tucson's multicultural development through the city's centennial existence referring to her novel, "La Calle" and the permanent photo exhibit in the Joel Valdez library in downtown Tucson.

Centennial Inspires Book on History of a Tucson Barrio

Book and exhibit commemorate community impacted by urban renewal project

Gabriel Sullivan and his collaborative music project Taraf de Tucson have started to make some noise around Tucson.

Taraf de Tucson Band Blends Sounds from Border, Peru, Balkans

Banleader says this music could only happen here

Writer Wendy Burk (left) and Alida Wilson-Gunn (right), both staff members of the Borderland Theater discuss Pastorela, which is a controversial show put on each year during the christmas holiday.

Tucson Pastorela Bucks Convention, Becomes Tradition

Borderlands Theater Company's holiday production continues a 15th-century tradition, with a modern Tucson twist

Tohono Chul Parks exhibit Día de los Muertos show cases a versatile array of art works created by regional artists paying homage to this observance.

Cross-Border Pollination of a Cultural Tradition

Tohono Chul Dia de los Muertos exhibit offers eclectic interpretations inspired by Mexican holiday

Kimberly Craft interviews Tony Gallegos and Luis Carlos Davis, the two filmmakers behind "389 Miles", a documentary on the Arizona-Sonora border.

389 Miles: "Living the Border"

Local director documents both sides of the fence

The "Borderlandia: Cultural Topographies" exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art explores some of the unique themes of U.S./Mexico interactions.

Artists Merge Cultures in Borderlandia

U.S./Mexico border deconstructed through glass and mixed media exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

A Gift of Angels: The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac

New Book Reveals Hidden Details of Artistic Treasures

How Brown Am I dolls

SB 1070 Interpreted Through Art

Local artists claim a voice on issues of self-identity and immigration

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