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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Aug 2012

Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp in "Arizona Dream."

Arizona Dream

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1991 film with a diverse cast that presents an absurdist view of life in the Southwest.

Aug 9, 2012
Guitar expert Andy Babiuk helps Elyse Luray determine whether this guitar is the famed guitar Bob Dylan plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

The Search for Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar

Has one of the most famous instruments in rock & roll history been re-discovered almost 47 years after its controversial debut at the Newport Folk Festival?

Jul 20, 2012
New film footage has emerged of the Temple of Music and Art, an anchor of Tucson's performing arts community since 1927.

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Jul 5, 2012
Phoenix based photographer Scott Baxter traveled across Arizona for more than 10 years to complete this project, which includes 100 striking black-and-white photos of families who have been ranching since, or before, Arizona became a state in 1912.

Photographer Strives to Capture Vanishing Culture

Scott Baxter travels the state to record the ranching tradition

Jun 21, 2012
A 12-year old Richard Glazier meets his hero, Ira Gershwin, at Gershwin's Beverly Hills home on April 2nd, 1975

From Ragtime to Romance

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.

Jun 14, 2012
(L to R): Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt starring in the 1948 film classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

Jun 14, 2012
Roll Acosta is (L to R) Jacob Acosta, Andre Gressieux, and Kevin Frederick

Roll Acosta

Listen to music from "This Dreamt Existence", the first full-length album from the Tucson acoustic trio, who tell how the experience made them both better musicians and better friends.

Jun 7, 2012

Poetry Off The Page

The U of A Poetry Center's spring symposium brings together cutting edge literary talent for a celebration of the creative freedom of poetry.

May 11, 2012

Drunk at the Funeral

A conversation with Tucson-based musician and composer Chris Black about the unique vision behind his latest work, an illustrated album of music for piano and percussion.

Mar 29, 2012
Seashell Radio was / is / will be the quartet of (from left to right) Esmé Schwall, Fen Ikner, Courtney Robbins, and Cassie Van Gelder

Seashell Radio

Their new album 'Slick Machine' documents a season of change for one of the Tucson music scene's most popular bands.

Mar 2, 2012
"The Land of Painted Caves", the sixth & final book in Jean Auel's epic 'Earth's Children' series, was published in 2011

Author Jean M. Auel

The creator of the prehistoric world of The Clan of the Cave Bear series talks about the inspiration for her work.

Feb 16, 2012
In Anniston, Alabama, an angry mob stoned and firebombed the Greyhound bus holding some of the original Freedom Riders.

American Experience: Freedom Riders

The inspiring story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

Feb 4, 2012
Doc Severinsen and his newest group, the San Miguel 5, play a show with the Tucson Symphony on January 14th

Doc Severinsen

The legendary trumpeter leads his acoustic jazz group The San Miguel 5 in a concert with the Tucson Symphony on January 14th.

Jan 5, 2012
Sisters Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi (aka Mirror Image)

Spotlight Session: Mirror Image

Listen to the harmonious music made by twin sisters Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi, Mirror Image.

Dec 28, 2011
Name any sports team dynasty. Any sport. Any level. Anywhere. Whatever the team is, chances are pretty good it can't beat the record of success Sunnyside High School's wrestling program has established over the past 30-plus years.

A Winning Wrestling Legacy Spans Generations

Sunnyside wrestling program teaches discipline

Dec 23, 2011
Rapper Tupac Shakur's posthumous collection of poems offers scans of the original manuscripts for comparison

Celebrity Poets

An exhibit at the U of A's Poetry Center celebrates verse written by celebrities like Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Carter, Viggo Mortensen and Dolly Parton.

Dec 15, 2011

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