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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

We are joined by Kristen Nelson, of Casa Libre en la Solana, which was honored as Emerging Arts Organization this year.

Casa Libre en la Solana Wins Lumie

A non-academic organization honing writer's skills

A spotlight on Ken Wolfgang, a filmmaker whose work was recently contributed to the UA Special Collections.

The Man Who Filmed the World

Documentarian Ken Wolfgang, who chronicled the world's cultures, bequeaths his films to UA Library

In 2010, Pima County invested $953,000 into the renovation of the Roy Place Building on the corner of Pennington and Stone Avenue.

History Moment: Roy Place Building

Demion Clinco revisits the history of the Roy Place building

Dr. Carrol McLaughlin leads a dedicated group of young harpists in a rehearsal.

They Strike the Right Chord

Members of a youth harp choir in Tucson share their love for playing joyous music

Jim Glock - Director, Tucson DOT

Transportation Director Wins Lumie

Award recognizes Jim Glock for his support of public art

We speak with Christopher Moller - Volunteer, Alliance Francaise of Tucson and Patricia Deridder - President, Alliance Francaise of Tucson

Speaking French In Arizona

Alliance Française of Tucson is one of many chapters around the world.

The Tubes in 2011: Rick Anderson (bass), Roger Steen (guitar), Fee Waybill (vocals), Prairie Prince (drums), and David Medd (keyboards)

The Secret Origin of The Tubes

Hear some wild rock & roll stories about the Arizona adventures of The Tubes, from founding members Fee Waybill and Prairie Prince

Aryon Williams, Jr. was released from death row in July 2011 after serving two decades behind bars.

Life After Death Row

For many former inmates, the walk beyond bars can be tougher than it seems

An interview with Richard Shelton, UA Emeritus Professor and author who taught English for many years and has been volunteering in the prison system for more than three decades, working with multiple inmates.

The Prisoners' Poet

Former university professor has been volunteering in the state prison system for more than three decades

An interview with Eileen Warshaw, the executive director of the Jewish History Museum in Tucson.  She talks about a new exhibit that opens on August 14th. It's called "History and Nostalgia -- The Southern Arizona Jewish Experience 1850-1950."

A Taste of Tucson's Jewish History

Museum celebrates Southern Arizona's Jewish community

The Tucson Pima Arts Council recently recognized ten outstanding people or groups for their roles in helping to create or cultivate arts and culture in southern Arizona- awarding them with the 2011 LUMIES.  Tonight we interview Ron Schwabe, owner of "Peach Properties."

Property Business Wins Lumie Award

Vacancies allow local small business to highlight artists' works

A history segment on the resurrection of the "Mesa Diving Lady," a neon sign that stood for years in front of the Starlight Motel.

History Moment: Neon Signs Among Us

The history of the 50-year old Mesa Diving Lady

Building Bridges Through ArtWorks

A local program enables adults with developmental disabilities to explore creative expression

Web Feature: The Horseshoe Whisperer

At the Tucson School of Horseshoeing, George Goode preaches the gospel of proper horse care

Lisa Bowden was honored with a Lumie, awarded by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.  This is our 6th of the 10 winners we will be profiling on Arizona Illustrated.

Kore Press Takes Home a Lumie

Feminist press recognized for its efforts to support unique voices

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