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Circus Amperean performer Wendy Craft pours some juice

The Power of Circus Amperean

Find out how a small performing arts group is blending mad science and high voltage to entertain Tucson audiences

Sep 19, 2013
Singer, dancer, and composer Solvei McKenna

The World Beat of Solvei

Learn how a singer, dancer and composer from Norway began a musical love affair with the American Southwest

Sep 13, 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
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

From matters of the heart to global issues and political change, Etheridge sings loud and strong about the things she cares most about

Sep 6, 2013

"Salt of the Earth"

Film writer Chris Dashiell says that this little-known 1954 film dealt with modern political themes revolving around work and marriage

Sep 6, 2013
Singer / songwriter / musician Joe Peña performs in the AZPM stairwell

Stairwell Session featuring Joe Peña

The Greyhound Soul frontman sings some new songs, recorded in an unusual place

Aug 22, 2013

Blue Grass Jam Sessions Bring Music To The Community

For two Tucson musicians the traditional American style of music is 'what fills their heart and lifts their soul.'

Aug 9, 2013
The memorable final shot from the 1957 drive-in favorite "The Giant Claw"

Tucson Drive-In History

Film writer Chris Dashiell takes a fond look back at the golden age of the Old Pueblo's outdoor movie theaters

Aug 2, 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
"Longmire" premiered on the A&E Network on June 3, 2012, with Robert Taylor in the title role

From Book Pages to the Small Screen

Author Craig Johnson talks about the inspiration for his Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series.

Mar 1, 2013
Cooling Water, Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936)

At Museum: Natural Elements in Western Art

Linking 'real and physical worlds with envisioned and spiritual worlds'

Feb 8, 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
Darryl Cherney and Judi Bari sing at Nationwide Tree-sit Week, in Mendocino County, Aug. 1989

"Who Bombed Judi Bari?"

A new documentary asks tough questions about a 1990 car bombing that gravely injured environmental activist Judi Bari and her colleague, filmmaker Darryl Cherney

Jan 17, 2013

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