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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.

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.

"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

'Creative Placemaking' Helping Define Urban Core

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

Ethiopian Restaurant Seeks to Empower Refugees

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

New Magazine Seeks to Highlight Regional Food Traditions

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

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

Big Budget Film Production Incentives Remain Elusive

Inadequate tax incentives attract smaller productions, film office director says

New Leadership Brings New Ideas to Convention and Visitors Bureau

Recently hired president and CEO lays out plans for promoting Tucson

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

A conversation with filmmaker Frances Causey about a new documentary that examines America's financial woes and the dwindling size of the middle class.

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