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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

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.

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

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

Tucson Rodeo Committee Chairman, Bill Schurg (left), and Rodeo Cowboy, Joe Parsons (right), discuss the upcoming 2012 rodeo.

Kicking up a Historic Cowboy Celebration

Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo in Tucson celebrates 87th year

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

President of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona, Rosie Zwadek (left) and Actor and Film Prouducer Eric Schumacher (right), talk about how they want to bring some of the film industry into Arizona.

Partnership Aims to Restore Tucson's Movie Magic

Industry professionals hope to bring more film production business to Southern Arizona

Ann Reed (left) an organizer of Tucson Marathon and Kristin Morris (right) a volunteer and former marathon runner talk about the Tucson Marathon.

Making Marathon Dreams Come True

Annual Tucson Marathon gives thousands an opportunity to tackle a famous challenge.

Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Bill Carnegie, talks to us about the lack of money for food that will be able to be distributed in holiday food boxes for the first time in 35 years.

Food Bank Cancels Holiday Box Distribution

Demand more than doubles over 4 years; agency can't keep up

Tucson's Miracle Mile Monterey Court is being "reborn" as a art gallery/studio space complete with cafe, and music venue.

New Lease on Life for Monterey Motor Court

Business along historic Miracle Mile being reborn as gallery, studios, cafe, performance space

PRO Neighborhoods offers annual grants from $500 to $5,000. But it's not only about funding - the group also teaches people how to organize a community, how to increase involvement and how to start a project.

Nonprofit Provides Funding for Grass-Roots Projects

PRO Neighborhoods tackles graffiti, youth involvement, beautification

Kimberly Craft talks with Mary Siegwol, Publisher of The Desert Leaf, and Dan Schearer, Editor of the Green Valley News.

Print Tackles Tough Times

Local newspapers adopt new strategies for survival during print media's decline - an Arizona Illustrated studio follow-up to "Surviving in a Crowded Media World"

Warehouse District Rebounding

Warehouse Arts District in Transition

Private investors purchase warehouse properties, begin to develop role within arts district

Voices - Last day at DeAnza

DeAnza

Sights and Sounds From the Final Screening at the Drive-In

Michael Keith strolls the downtown Tucson streets

Downtown Tucson Redevelopment

Michael Keith walks the downtown city blocks with a song in his head. He knows these streets, and as the newly appointed interim director of the Downtown Tucson partnership, he's in the position to populate them to his liking.

Lucky Mary's restaurant

Mary's Lucky Dollar

Local eatery helps define a sense of place

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