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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Apr 2016

David Cross: Staying Busy from Stage to Screen

Also on Arizona Spoitlight: Charles Mingus Celebrated in Nogales; Update on Budget Dealmaking; Building Tucson with Mud, Straw & Sweat.

Apr 21, 2016
The mysterious, mesmerizing, and very musical Triplets of Belleville in their prime as the darlings of Vaudeville.

A Little Belleville Visits Tucson

Oscar-nominated composer Benoit Charest accompanies the film "The Triplets of Belleville" with music played on vacuum, refrigerator, and newspaper.

Feb 25, 2016

One Night in a Homeless Shelter; and a Tucson Band That Puts True Stories to a Danceable Beat.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the 2016 Academy Awards, and back at their historic lack of diversity.

Feb 25, 2016
“Never saw the inside of a violin in all the years I’d played, but I saw plenty of insides," Dr. Bloomfield said. That changed when he started at the repair shop.

Doctor Puts Hands, Head, Heart into School Instrument Repair

Meet Ned Bloomfield, a 17-year volunteer of the TUSD's instrumental repair shop.

Feb 19, 2016

How One Doctor Helps Patients Face Death; and Another Finds Music Instrumental to Happiness.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: DImelo goes to Tumamoc Hill; and Beth Surdut puts hummingbird etiquette to use.

Feb 18, 2016

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

Dec 18, 2015

Stairwell Session: Carlos Arzate

Tucson singer / songwriter unveils his spirit through music, and looks ahead to a long career trajectory.

Dec 11, 2015

Making Music From the Ground Up at the Saint Cecilia Studios

A year after opening, Tucson's newest recording studio brings new sounds downtown.

Dec 11, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for December 11, 2015

A woman skydiving pioneer tells how her adventure began; a new documentary tells the story of a unique backyard filmmaker; visit the Saint Cecilia recording studio in downtown Tucson; and a Stairwell Session with Carlos Arzate.

Dec 10, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for December 4, 2015

A tale from StoryCorps; Reid Anderson from the jazz trio The Bad Plus; Ray Campas from Hollywood Barber College; the Owl and Panther Project.

Dec 3, 2015
After living in Europe and Asia, Patricia Deridder settled in the United States where she eventually opened Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.

Tucson's Japanese Gardens is a "Dream Come True."

The transcontinental journey behind the gardens' founder and director.

Nov 20, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for November 20, 2015

StoryCorps arrives in Tucson; visit a peaceful Asian oasis in midtown Tucson; a community finds common ground in a neighborhood park; five experimental music artists use MOCA as a soundscape.

Nov 19, 2015

Herb Alpert

A music legend visits Tucson when Herb Alpert & Lani Hall present an evening of jazz with Brazillian flavor at the Fox Tucson Theatre on September 26th.

Sep 24, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for September 11, 2015

Changes in leadership at the Tucson Museum of Art, MOCA, and the Tucson Pima Arts Council; actor Chuck Yates plays Truman Capote at the Invisible Theatre; commemorating 9/11 with the music of composer Stephen Paulus.

Sep 11, 2015
Ray Frieders (behind the camera) shoots The Giant Sandworms for their "Body of Water" video (circa 1983)

"That Desert Sound"

A collection of '80s rock videos by Southern Arizona bands debuts this weekend at HoCo Fest.

Sep 4, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for September 4, 2015

The psychology of everyday sounds; "That Desert Sound" celebrates the Tucson music scene of the 1980s; using Tucson to study the geography of global change; capturing the beauty and intensity of monsoon lightning on film.

Sep 3, 2015

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