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We sit down with panel of local artists to discuss whether or not there is a cultural "war on art."

Why Does Art Matter in Tucson?

A roundtable of guests discuss importance of arts education and support for public art in building vibrant communities.

Pima Holds 'Make Art Not Graffiti' Contest to Discourage Tagging

People ages 9 to 18 can submit artwork to the county that “must be suitable for all audiences and contain no obscenities,” by May 30.

Rick Wamer, Mime, entertains with a live mime performance.

Mime Evolution

Performer and teacher Rick Wamer adds new elements to an ancient theatrical tradition.

William Portela, "Chillie Willie Groove" percussionist, performs an eclectic mix of Latin rhythms and soul from his CD, Only the Beginning, at the Montery Court in Tucson Arizona.

Puerto Rican Musician Blends Caribbean Rhythms, Southwest

William Portela says his motivation is to touch audience at a "personal level."

Old Pueblo's World of Magic and Fairy Tales

Valley of the Moon is a private park tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just north of Winterhaven. After 90 years, it’s still an oasis for children of all ages.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

Alto saxophonist Sherman Irby leads a workshop for The TJI Ellington Band, the 2013 winner of the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition

High School Tucson Jazz Musicians Win Top at Natl Competition

This was the fourth year Jazz at Lincoln Center invited TJI Ellington Big Band to New York City; band also won last year.

Music with Nuance

Guitarist Domingo DeGrazia and violinist Beth Daunis find spritual kinship composing music about the Southwest.

UA Film Students Get Taste of Silver Screen at Events

The Magic Hour will present movies by juniors at School of Theatre, Film & Television; while I Dream in Widescreen showcases graduate students and seniors' work.

Barbara Elfbrandt, Clyde Appleton, and Michael Cooney from the Tucson Folksingers discuss the upcoming reunion of the Tucson Folk Singers group.

The Tucson Folksingers Reunion

Tucsonans who were united by a love of music more than 50 years ago reunite to take part in the Tucson Folk Festival.

Dennis Grannan, Principal Organist for Catalina United Methodist Church, plays the new organ at the church.

"The Organ Gives Voice to the Word When We Have No Words."

After 56 years, the pipe organ at Catalina Methodist church has been rebuilt from the ground up.

Erasures and Echoes

Exhibition features artists from the University of Arizona's Wildcat Print Association.

Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

Culinary History of Ft. Lowell Military on Display

Exhibit offers a window into the lives and culture of the military through food; museum was US Army post from 1873 to 1891.

Metal Arts Village: Best of Both Worlds for Artists

Since opening 4 years ago, the village has been home to a variety of artists who can collaborate and build bonds with the public.

Sole Tucson LGBT Community Performance Arts Space Closing

Fluxx Studios announces 'imminent closure' by June; executive director says money reserves are gone, unable to keep up without consistent monthly donations.

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