Joan Wagener hods the original traveling copy of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, presented to the newest Asian-American judge by the Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Friday, July 11, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.
Joan Wagener goes through her robing ceremony with the help of her niece Jalene Wagener, left, and Joan's brother Charles Wagener, during her investiture ceremony onto the Pima County Superior Court bench beaming the first Japanese-American woman to sit on the bench in the state, Friday, Jul…
Rick Fitzpatrick, left, and Michael Timko line up their shot of the night-blooming cereus known as Ruby, on the one night of the year many of the plants bloom, at Tohono Chul Park.
Photographers use an assortment of portable lights to illuminate the flowers of the night-blooming cereus.
The night-blooming cereus known as Ruby, this time sporting five blooms for its only flowering of the year, opens shortly after sunset at Tohono Chul Park. This year the blooms are on display for two nights, this being what director of marketing Marcia Ring called a split bloom, half of the …
A winged insect wanders around inside one of the opening flowers of a night-blooming cereus.
Shortly after 6 p.m the five buds on the night-blooming cereus named Ruby begin to open at Tohono Chul Park.
Mary Young uses her phone for photos of the early going in the once-a-year event, the night-blooming cereus at Tohono Chul Park.
Before sunset, Ilya Terentiev gets his equipment lined up in anticipation of capturing a shot of the opening of a night-blooming cereus. Hundreds turned out to get pictures and glimpse of the flower.
Yaqui pascola masks are worn by the ceremonial hosts, called the pahkolam, or “old men of the ceremony.”
Assistant director Carol Edwards watches two hopefuls run through a scene during auditions for The El Rio Theatre Project's production of King Lear.
Nikki Gallagher waits off stage for her cue to enter as Goneril while working with others during auditions for King Lear.
Reading from a script Marissa McDonnell plays Regan, one of Lear's daughters, during an audition scene.
John Buttram, left, as Fool, and Paul Hammack reading as Lear, get a few moments outside to work on a short bit of the play before taking center stage for their auditions.
Mark Klugheit gives it his all as Lear while rehearsing with other hopefuls auditioning for parts in The El Rio Theatre Project's production of King Lear. Wednesday was the last of two nights of auditions for the play, scheduled to run for 11 shows at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre.
Director Michael Givens talks with the night's line-up of prospective cast members before running them through a few scenes from King Lear.
Mark Klugheit gives it his all in the role of Lear while rehearsing with other hopefuls for auditions for The El Rio Theatre Project’s production of “King Lear.” Auditions for the William Shakespeare play were held at the Randolph Arts Center Auditorium. The play is scheduled to run for 11 s…
TSAFC’s Kaitlyn Lopez, left, tangles with a Phoenix Del Sol player in the first half at Kino’s North Stadium.
Tucson Soccer Academy FC’s Allison Raniere, left, flies in against a Phoenix Del Sol player during a challenge in the first half. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Trevor Anderson sketches while using one of the hookahs at Espresso Art Cafe on East University Boulevard.
Natalie, left, and Nathan Lew get comfortable with their mother Sharon while watching the Evans family perform. About 20 kids attended the show, which included songs about the ukulele and cello.
Liam Wallett, with mom Mary Labuda, jumps to show “he’s happy and he knows it” while the Evans family performs their music.
Benjamin Hakim, right, shows off his dancing moves as the groove gets hot at the Musical Magic for Kids event at the Oro Valley Town Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. The event, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, features a different interactive perform…
Emily Evan, as the Red Hen, takes a break with her audience of kids, who she affectionately called her “chicks.” The hiatus provided a few quiet moments during a lively performance.
A full moon rises over downtown Tucson.
Two people were rescued from the roof of this SUV after trying to cross Alamo Wash at Yale and Kenyon drives. Hours earlier, rescue crews were training at the site.
Benjamin Hakim, right, goes all out in his dancing style as the groove gets hot while the Evans family performs for the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Musical Magic for Kids at the Oro Valley Council Chambers. Hakim was one of about 20 kids strut for about an hour at the Jul…
Emily Evan, as the Red Hen, takes a break with her audience of kids, her "chicks", for a few quite moments.
Natalie, left, and Nathan Lew get comfortable with their mother Sharon while watching the Evans family perform.
Lila Evans, on the violin, warms up with the others in her family as they get set to perform for the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Musical Magic for Kids at the Oro Valley Council Chambers.
Liam Wallett, with mom Mary Labuda, jumps to show he's happy and he knows it as the Evans family gets the kids out of their seats.
Arizona Party Bike owner Robert Mayer : “On the street itself, it is a public consumption violation, but not on the vehicle. Because passengers are not in actual physical control of the vehicle ... no DUI or BUI can occur.”
A small crowd gathers in the Rillito River bed under the North Campbell Avenue bridge to watch the nightly takeoff of Mexican free-tailed bats on Wednesday. The medium-sized bat is one of the most widespread mammals in the Western Hemisphere.
Ernesto Portillo in the Star studio, Thursday, June 5, 2014, Tucson, Ariz.
“Flip-flops — that’s probably what we sell the most,” says Clique owner Lou Anne Kolt. These Yellow Box flips are $32 at Clique.
Getting your hair off and out of your face — fashionably — is a top summer priority. This flower headband is $14 at Grand Central Clothing.
Kristie Moore, of Grand Central Clothing, suggests styling this Honey Punch fringed floral kimono, $48, with cut-offs and short booties. Or, take it another direction and toss it on over a little black dress.
Quay sunnies come in a wide range of styles and cost $40 and $45 at The Green Monkey Boutique. “Since it’s sunny 360 days a year, they’re the perfect accessory,” says manager/buyer Jennifer Senger. “You wear sunglasses every day.”
Grand Central Clothing carries this Naked Zebra belted slip dress in several colors, and, at $36, you’ll want one of each.
Jenna Piper and her caregiver, Karen Kanak, count turtles at Agua Caliente Park on April 24.
Storm clouds boil up south of Tucson, the first signs of monsoon weather this year, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Jeff Davis sets out examples of the available merchandise while getting ready for the business day at the Valley View Trees fireworks tent just east of Pantano Road on Broadway.
Evan Randall examines the selection at the Valley View Trees fireworks tent just east of Pantano Road on Broadway. He said he’s staying within a $20 budget.
Arizona's Nick Foles manages to get off a pass to avoid a sack despite being the grip of a Stanford lineman in the second quarter at Arizona Stadium, Oct. 17, 2009.
Arizona quarterback Nick Foles celebrates as running back Nic Grigsby crosses the goal line in the second quarter against the Citadel at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2010.
Arizona's Nick Foles take the shotgun snap from center Colin Baxter in the first quarter against Stanford at Stanford Stadium, Stanford, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010.
Arizona's Nick Foles gets swarmed under by a trio of Stanford defenders including Thomas Keiser, left, and Chase Thomas as he goes down for a sack on third and long on the Wildcats first possession in the third quarter at Stanford Stadium, Stanford, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010.
Arizona's Nick Foles gets the pass off just before being blasted off his feet by Stanford's Thomas Keiser in the first quarter at Stanford Stadium, Stanford, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010.
Arizona's quarterback Nick Foles, left, and receiver David Douglas celebrate after the two teamed up for a touchdown in the second quarter against Utah at Arizona Stadium, Sat. Nov. 5, 2011.