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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
Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Listen to a conversation with the comedy legend about tragedy and comedy and the PBS 'American Masters' special on her life

Jan 11, 2013
A theatrical poster for the low-budget Roger Corman science fiction thriller "Not Of This Earth" ( 1957)

Roger Corman

An exclusive interview with the independent film visionary about a few of the almost 500 movies he's made over a six decade career that is still going strong

Dec 21, 2012
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
9/19/12. Rebecca Brukman.

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Sep 20, 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
Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter, and Kris Kristofferson in a scene from "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1975 film that was shot locally, and which still stands out as an oddity in the career of one of America's most acclaimed directors.

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

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