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In a journey through seminal land art works, ancient settlements, desert conditions, and transit spaces, SHUTTLE will perform daily processes of creating ephemeral conditions and generating encounters.

Performance Explores Themes of Mobility and Environment

4,000 mile journey through deserts of Southwest culminates with event at Tucson Museum of Art.

Oct 4, 2013

Ajo Celebrates International Day of Peace

For 10 years people from Mexican, Native American and Anglo cultures have gathered in AZ town to commemorate UN holiday.

Sep 27, 2013
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Eliades Ochoa on guitar and vocals

Critically Acclaimed Musicians Share Cuban Sounds with Tucson

Buena Vista Social Club founder shows no sign of slowing down after decades of playing Cuban music worldwide

Sep 13, 2013
Chris Tanz is a public artist whose work can be seen throughout Arizona.

Public Artist Explores Ancient Connections

Projects show relations between desert inhabitants, environment, and sky.

Jul 11, 2013
Paraiso

'It's a Great Moment in Mexican Cinema'

Critical acclaim grows; on display in Tucson Cine Mexico 2013

Mar 21, 2013

Inmate Writing Allows Freedom of Expression

Author & UA professor Erec Toso discusses the special writing workshops that he leads at a Tucson prison, and shares some of the truth and beauty that is the result

Feb 1, 2013
The Portland Cello Project

The Portland Cello Project

Have you ever wondered what multiple cellos and an alternative folk trio performing the music of pop composer Beck would sound like?

Jan 31, 2013
The first Hollywood film about bank robber John Dillinger was made in 1945 and starred Lawrence Tierney

Three Views of John Dillinger

"Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger made history in Tucson 79 years ago this month. Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at three different Dillinger-inspired films from three different Hollywood eras

Jan 24, 2013
Indigo Girls Amy Ray (l) and Emily Saliers (r)

Indigo Girls Meet The Tucson Symphony

Singer, songwriter, and musician Emily Saliers discusses Indigo Girls' new symphonic tour, and what it takes to re-imagine their music with an orchestral backing

Jan 17, 2013
Vincent Price stars as eccentric nobleman Verden Fell for  director Roger Corman in the 1964 film "Tomb of Ligeia", inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tomb of Ligeia

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at Roger Corman's 1964 adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story about love from beyond the grave

Dec 21, 2012
Kee Malesky in a characteristic pose

Kee Malesky

Her name may be a familiar one, but what does being an NPR librarian actually mean? Find out about her new book "Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life"

Dec 6, 2012
A lobby card for Buñuel's 1953 film El, which is still unavailable on DVD

Luis Buñuel

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell says that some of the acclaimed Spanish director's best films were made in Mexico during the 1950's

Dec 6, 2012

Spotlight Session: Joey Burns of Calexico

Listen to some exclusive solo performances from Calexico's front man, along with an interview about the band's journey to New Orleans to make their new album "Algiers"

Nov 29, 2012
Ngawang Kunga Bista, Lama and Sand Mandala Artist, speaks with AZPM about the origin of sand mandalas, and the unique cultural dynamic that is a part of his remote community.

Buddhist Sand Mandala First in Southern Arizona

Week-long creation process ends with dissolution ceremony in Santa Cruz River

Nov 15, 2012

The 5th. Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight

BOO!! Are you ready for a new trick-or-treat bag of seasonal goodies designed to frighten and delight? Then click bravely and prepare yourself for the chills!

Oct 25, 2012

Director Takes on Three of the World's Deadliest Words

Film "It's a Girl" documents gendercide of female infants around the world

Oct 11, 2012

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