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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Jan 2015

"The Dance of Yao"

A trio of virtuoso musicians play a traditional Chinese folk melody, perfom at the Confucius Institute's New Year Celebration.

Jan 30, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for January 30th, 2015

Members of Congress tour the U.S. / Mexico border; scientist Chris Impey ponders the human need to explore "Beyond"; UA students learn about life in Cuba; traditional Chinese music welcomes "The Year of the Goat".

Jan 29, 2015

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

Jan 29, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for January 23rd, 2015

Burt Bacharach headlines the Tucson Jazz Festival; a visit to The Flying Leap Vineyards in Southern Arizona; and from Tierney to Depp, a look at three films about John Dillinger.

Jan 22, 2015
TUSD's Superintendent HT Sanchez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild join drop out prevention volunteers

Students At Risk of Dropping Out Get Surprise Visits from Tucson Officials

Steps to Success Walk aims at getting teens back in the classroom

Jan 16, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for January 16th, 2015

Volunteers unite to help students in danger of dropping out; how the ecological war against buffelgrass is waged; restoring the legend of Vaudeville-era entertainer Sophie Tucker; a look back at the films of Sir Alec Guinness.

Jan 15, 2015
Laurence Luckinbill, in "Teddy Tonight"

Arizona Spotlight for January 9th, 2015

Actor & playwirght Laurence Luckinbill discusses playing Teddy Roosevelt; a lesson in what it meant to grow up in one of America's most famous families; an introduction to the freedom of "Authentic Movement".

Jan 9, 2015
Laurence Luckinbill as Theodore Roosevelt in the one-man show "Teddy Tonight!"

"Teddy Tonight!"

Laurence Luckinbill's acting career spans from Shakespeare to Star Trek. He visits Tucson this weekend to perform a one-man show about the private side of American President Theodore Roosevelt.

Jan 8, 2015

Stairwell Session: Mitzi Cowell

Listen to the sly, bluesy songs of one of Tucson's most in demand musicians

Dec 19, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for December 19th, 2014

New director of Tucson non-profit works to preserve plants and agricultural knowledge; local author explores mythical side of Tucson urban landscape; Stairwell Session featuring Mitzi Cowell.

Dec 19, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for December 12, 2014

Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto comes to Tucson; three "art dads" talk about staying true to their children and art; Camp Born This Way helps transgender youth find their identities; folklorist tells about telegrams sent from Old Pueblo to Vatican City.

Dec 12, 2014

Art Dads

Meet three Tucson artists who are learning to balance their creative pursuits with the responsibility of being fathers.

Dec 11, 2014
From Gershwin to Garland

Broadway to Hollywood

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

Dec 5, 2014

The Lives and Loss of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl

Friends of Derrick and Amy Ross organize benefit this weekend in their honor.

Dec 5, 2014
Alejandra  Pablos and Jesus Magana

What's It Like to Be in Immigration Limbo?

2 years in detention, now 'waiting ... just waiting': brother and sister on opposite sides of the system.

Dec 5, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for December 5, 2014

Story of a brother and sister who experienced different sides of immigration system; Tucson author remembers teaching in one room schoolhouse, overcomes blindness to write new book of visual grammar; musical duo Nowhere Man and a Whisky Girl remembered.

Dec 5, 2014

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