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Arts & Life

Tucson food trucks overcome challenges during the pandemic

Last year marked a new beginning for up-and-coming business owners in the food industry. The pandemic has caused many food services to shut down along with all the grief and setbacks. A few new mobile food services like these three Tucson food truck businesses were finding ways to work in the food industry despite the difficulties.  Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

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Students share tales of resilience in latest installment of Stories in the Garden

The UA Community Garden ramada, at 1400 E. Mabel St., was again crowded with people Sunday evening for March’s Stories in the Garden event. Stories in the Garden is a monthly occurrence that started in fall 2015, when one of the community garden students suggested some kind of event that brought people together in a safe space to share ideas, stories and other forms of expression, Jackie Mendelson, UA Community Garden manager and plant sciences senior, said. Read more

Kinetic Saturdays make art sing at Mat Bevel

The Mat Bevel Institute, a company founded by brother and sister team Ned and Paula Schafer, has big plans after a successful six-month run of Kinetic Saturdays at The Museum of Kinetic Art. Kinetic Saturdays is an event that takes place on the first Saturday of each month, when the Museum of Kinetic Art opens to the public. During the event, Ned Schaper performs as Mat Bevel and wears multiple sculptures to tell stories and poems as different characters.  Read more

'Big Trouble' at the Loft Cinema brings together Tucson fans

Big trouble hit Tucson at precisely 10 p.m. on March 31 at The Loft Cinema, located on Speedway Boulevard. People gathered to view the 1986 John Carpenter film, "Big Trouble in Little China", on the big screen as part of the Loft's cult classic series. Initially, "Big Trouble" failed at the box office when it opened in July 1986, but in the years following it has metastasized into a cult classic, faring well with audiences on home video. Read more

How Sweet It Was showcases vintage lingerie

Vintage shop How Sweet It Was is showcasing a collection of lingerie that is a portion of the remaining inventory of Kitty’s Specialty Shop, a Brooklyn lingerie store open from the ‘60s to early ‘70s. Read more

Chef Omo: the man behind UA menus

Almost 30,000 meals are served and consumed every day here at the UA. Someone has to oversee this gigantic dining operation, and much of that responsibility falls on the shoulders of UA Senior Executive Chef Michael Omo. Read more

Animated Arizona Film Festival to showcase local animation

Animated Arizona Film Festival is holding its premiere weekend this Friday and Saturday at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. The festival is a celebration of all sorts of animation and will shine the spotlight on those dedicated and passionate enough to tell stories through this medium. Read more