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Book Explores Life of Only Hispanic Governor of Arizona

Tucson resident Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford’s inspirational bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El primer gobernador latino de Arizona, recounts the life story of Raúl H. Castro, who was elected the first Mexican-American governor of Arizona in 1974. As a boy growing up in Arizona in the 1920s and…

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, PJ Library and Tovah Feldshuh To Commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Yahrzeit with Musical Read-Along

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, along with partners PJ Library, announced a collaboration with Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s upcoming Yahrzeit. Feldshuh, who originated the role of Ginsburg on stage in the play Sisters-in-Law, will bring her talent to the smallest screen in an all-ages read-along of Debbie Levy’s I Dissent: Ruth…

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Cultivate Your Inner Artisan with Laura Tanzer

Tucson designer Laura Tanzer is opening up a new creative venture where she will guide participants through the very basics to advanced sewing and craft techniques. LearnCraftSew located at 410 N. Toole Ave. in Tucson will carry kits that contain everything you need to start sewing and creating, as well as on-demand, live and custom…

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Mesa’s i.d.e.a. Museum Hires New Director

After an extensive national search, Jarrad Bittner — an experienced organizational leader focused on strategic initiatives serving children and families — has been named the new director of the i.d.e.a. Museum, a City of Mesa museum. He began his new position on Aug. 2. Bittner joins a dedicated, talented and experienced team that provides art…

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Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Fall 2021 Exhibitions

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, featuring major solo and group displays by internationally renowned visionary art leaders including Beth Ames Swartz of Paradise Valley. The fall exhibitions center on the contemporary visionary art movement and feature the vibrant, transcending work of international artists Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. Other highlights include…

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The Ladies Bring Immersive Art Events to AZ

Photo: Leanne Schmidt-Slater and Marlene Strang as The Ladies. Leanne Schmidt-Slater and Marlene Strang are the creative force behind The Ladies, a wacky duo of physical comediennes that perform live, immersive events in unexpected places. They even took their show to parking lots around the Valley during the pandemic and called it “Ladies in the…

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“My Unorthodox Life” Should Anger Every Proud Jew

By Lauren Isaacs The new Netflix series, “My Unorthodox Life,” is a reality show about a former religious Jewish woman and her family, and the current secular lives that they live. The show’s main character describes her harrowing journey from religious Jew in a somewhat closed community to entrepreneur, model agent aficionado, and all-around female…

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