Luminarias light the way to a tent before the "Christmas at San Xavier" concert.
Christmas at San Xavier, featuring the Sons of Orpheus - The Male Choir of Tucson and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is one of the best holiday concerts in the known universe. Or, at least in the Tucson area.
The Winterhaven Festival of Lights will feature a new attraction this year: self-powered party bikes that fit up to 15 people.
Families take in the lights during the first night of the annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in 2010.
El Tour de Tucson sees riders from across the U.S. biking along river paths, high up into mountains and surrounding desert.
Saguaro cacti and other native vegetation fill the landscape in the Painted Hills area, which is near Gates Pass on the west side of town.
Laszlo Veres conducts the Foothills Phil Intergenerational Orchestra’s during its spring performance at Catalina Foothills High School in 2010.
Luminarias light the way to a tent before the start of the 14th annual “Christmas at San Xavier” concert the mission.
Norman Miller, Sr., left, and Norman Miller, Jr., 17, take a break on some furniture for sale at the Band Boosters space during the second annual Band Boosters Yard Sale at Catalina Foothills High School in 2010.
Playing a video game to help distract her, Trinity Poire, 4, sits in a car seat during one of multiple daily breathing treatments at her grandmother's house in Tucson in 2010.
Happy to be home from her month-long stay in the hospital, Trinity Poire, 4, snuggles with her older sister Natalie, 8, on the couch at her grandmother's house where the family was temporarily staying in 2010.
Bruises and scars from surgery and a rash that developed from a reaction to adhesive tape are visible on Trinity Poire's neck as she sips her drink six days after surgery in the pediatric intensive care unit at University Medical Center in 2010.
Donning a princess tiara and cuddling her stuffed Mickey Mouse, Trinity Poire sleeps wired to several machines monitoring her progress one day after her surgery in the pediatric intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Tucson in 2010.
A physician's assistant explains some of the complexities of working on Trinity Poire's heart to her parents Desiree and Nicholas during an update on her surgery in the waiting room at University Medical Center in Tucson in 2010.
Desiree and Nicholas Poire look away as Trinity Poire as clinical coordinator JoAnne Linnemann, RN, and anesthesiologist Dr. Thomas Quigley prep Trinity for surgery in the ambulatory surgery ward at University Medical Center in Tucson in 2010.
Trinity Poire plays with her father Nicholas Poire's cheeks and gives him a kiss during a tour of the hospital at University Medical Center in Tucson in 2010. "She love's without regard," said Trinity's mother Desiree. "She doesn't care what you look like, what color you are, where you come …
Too tired to walk the whole way, Trinity Poire hitches a ride with her father Nicholas Poire during a a tour of University Medical Center on the day before her surgery in Tucson in 2010.
Several pieces from artist Ted DeGrazia's 26-piece Rodeo Collection hang on display in the rotating gallery room at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road.
Hundreds of students and other protesters rallied against the signing of immigration bill SB 1070 by Gov. Jan Brewer in Tucson in April 2010.
Cholla cacti are plentiful at a point overlooking the city along the Pontatoc Ridge Trail.
Unlike these fans three years ago, students in the Zona Zoo have taken to leaving UA games earlier and earlier, some even drifting out at the half.
Tucsonans will be able to celebrate Independence Day as Founding Father John Adams envisioned -with pomp, parades, parties and plenty of fireworks.
This 2010 file photos showa that the Santa Rita Mountains would be the backdrop for the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the Coronado National Forest near Sonoita, Ariz. The Forest Service released a report on the mine plan on Friday.
Flutist Alexander Lipay, with a feathered cap for "Peter and the Wolf," and pianist Alexander Tentser will perform "Bach Lives."
Sons of Orpheus director and tenor Grayson Hirst, performing with soprano Vicki P. Love during a 2010 concert, will lead the male choir as it sings pieces by Wagner and Verdi tonight at Reid Park.
László Veres, conducting the Foothills Phil orchestra during a 2010 concert, has led the group almost from the start. The orchestra, which features musicians from middle school up to retirees, marks 20 years with a concert this afternoon at Catalina Foothills High School.
Ajak Magot, center, a Cholla High grad and native of Sudan, is averaging 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for Cochise.
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Director Julian Ackerley turns to the audience for the final number with the chorus and Sons of Orpheus during "Christmas at San Xavier."
Sons of Orpheus rehearse before a performance with the chorus in 2010. The sound of a group of boys' voices cannot be replicated, says Jeffrey Haskell, who directed the chorus from 1965 to 1975.
Between 80 and 100 participants from all over the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete in the highland games. You can root for the home team - the Tucson Celtic Hammer Heads.
Now a freshman at Stanford, Blake Martinez played in two state championship games during his high school career in Southern Arizona.
Country singer and guitarist Ned Sutton will be among the 11 musicians honored at the sixth annual Tucson Musicians Museum Celebration Of Music & Culture on Sunday
A U.S. Border Patrol truck blocks the road near where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in an overnight shootout in December 2010 west of Rio Rico.
A man walks barefoot in a high-flowing Sabino Creek in Sabino Canyon. Rainfall had the usually slow-running creek flowing strong.
Connie, Reid Park Zoo's longtime elephant, was euthanized last week at the San Diego Zoo. Officials there said the elephant was suffering from cancer and other illnesses.
Jeremy Abshire performs with the Grascals, one of the bands slated to perform at the High Pines Bluegrass Festival near Pinetop Aug. 18-19.
Cattle graze on a patch of land that would become part of the proposed Rosemont Mine site near Sonoita.
The Rosemont Mine, which would have an open pit and tailing piles, is proposed for a northern part of the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson. EPA officials met with mine officials and opponents during a recent visit.
Red-light cameras, like the one above at East Grant and North
Swan roads, are set up at several Tucson-area locations. Critics
call them little more than an effort to collect revenue, but police
and other public officials say they are useful enforcement
Library clerk Landis Kearnon helped organize things when the
Quincie Douglas Public Library, 1585 E. 36th St., hosted a
Freecycle event in December 2010. Eight other branches are
participating this year.
The Rialto is one of the entertainment anchors on the eastern
edge of downtown Tucson.
The high voices of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will
complement the deeper, richer tones of the Sons of Orpheus Men's
Chorus during the 15th Annual "Christmas at San Xavier".
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, shown here during the 15th Annual "Christmas at San Xavier" concert, are participating in the International Boys and Men's Chorus Festival in Flagstaff.
The Sons of Orpheus and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus team up for a
series of Christmas concerts at Mission San Xavier del Bac.
A magical snowfall on a warm December night isn't that unusual
at the annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights.
Giffords celebrated her election to a third term in Congress in