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Prison Arts

From prison inmate to successful artist, Tucson resident Maryanne Chisholm has made an inspirational transformation.

Birth Witness

Ofelia Zepeda, former Tucson poet laureate and Tohono O’odham tribal member reads an excerpt from her poem.

"Justice" at ATC

"Justice" is a world premiere musical being brought to the stage for the first time, right here in Tucson by Arizona Theatre Company.

An Endangered Language

With the majority of Indigenous tribal languages in the United States in critical danger of dying out, what does it take to keep them from becoming extinct.

Arizona State Museum

Founded in 1893, Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona is the oldest and largest anthropological research facility in the U.S. Southwest.

Lunar New Year

Mission Garden and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center teamed up to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (5:35)

Alanna

At the age of 47, Alanna Airitam left a successful career in advertising to pursue photography full-time.

The Art of Adobe

Take a peek into artist rafa esparza’s vision through a public adobe brick-making workshop at MOCA Tucson.

Dream History Tour

Poet Mathias Svalina combines Tucson’s history, which he studied while in residence at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, with his own surrealist interpretations.

Olivier

The Swiss-born artist Olivier Mosset has exhibited work in some of the most prestigious museums and galleries in the world but lives a quiet life in Tucson, Arizona.

Tito and Pep

Head chef and owner John Martinez wanted to open a restaurant that reflected Tucson’s diverse cultural influences, Tito and Pep is the result.

Barbea's Kwanzaa

For the past 50 years, Barbea Williams has shared the message of Kwanzaa, its principles, and festivities throughout Southern Arizona.

Tamales with Josefina

Meet the feisty and active octogenarian carrying on a thousand year old Mesoamerican tradition.

Winter Street Fair

The Fourth Avenue Street Fair returned to Tucson for the first time since 2019 after cancellations due to the pandemic.

Pole Dancing in Tucson

Tucson has become an unexpected hotbed for the pole dancing industry, boasting a variety of studios teaching different styles.

Carlos

Community educator and glass and tile artist, Carlos Valenzuela has helped facilitate the creation of hundreds of mosaic tile murals across Southern Arizona with local youth.

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