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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Aug 2014

Maria Bamford Hears Voices

Telling stories from life's darker places gives Bamford's comedy a poignant edge; performing standup at Tucson's Rialto Theatre on September 6th.

Aug 29, 2014

Randy Newman: 'Going to Arizona, Like a Rider in the Rain'

Legendary composer revisits a lifetime of music, alone at the piano, for a performance at The Fox Tucson Theatre.

Aug 14, 2014
A deranged giant rabbit from the cult classic Night of the Lepus filmed in Colossal Cave.

Tales of Tucson: Legends of the Lost Loot

Colossal Cave is rumored to be the hiding place of a loot that was never recovered from a train robbery back in 1887.

Aug 14, 2014

Stairwell Session: Cyril Barrett

Hear music from an Arizona troubador who likes his songs to tell stories - about both the good days and the bad

Aug 7, 2014

A Mezcal's Clandestine Origin, Migration to Old Pueblo

This brand of smoky agave spirit has humble, law bending beginnings - from Oaxaca, Mexico to the colonial Guatemalan city of Antigua.

Jul 31, 2014
Volunteers sorting through donations at Catholic Community Services drop off site.

Tucsonans Step Up to Help Central American Women, Children

One volunteer calls it 'a moral imperative to help suffering humanity;' he, his partner, take in two for one night.

Jul 24, 2014
Clark, coaches, campers end day two

Christine Clark Holds Court at Basketball Camp for Girls

Before launching her professional career, 21-year-old Tucsonan returns home.

Jul 24, 2014

Found in Translation

Singer Jessica Fichot and her band explore world music's past and present to create new sounds that are distinctly her own.

Jul 24, 2014

Kids, Animals Bond at Humane Society's Dog Days in Desert Camp

Camp teaches responsible pet ownership, compassion

Jul 10, 2014

Archaeology, Adventures and Agaves

Tucson archaeologists are beginning new chapters after decades at the University of Arizona, reveal ancient culture's uses for tough native plant.

Jun 19, 2014
An indoor-outdoor festival, Juneteenth features live entertainment, games, crafts and information.

Juneteenth

Though not recognized as a state holiday, Arizonans have celebrated an important date in the history of freedom for 44 consecutive years.

Jun 19, 2014

"Dorothy Parker's Last Call"

Actress and writer Lesley Abrams explores the woman behind many sassy quotes in Live Theater Workshop production.

Jun 19, 2014

Abe of the Desert

This New York City native volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to share his love of nature with others.

Jun 19, 2014
Michael, Adam, and Martìn Lovallo

Fathers Day in a Two-Dad Family

Adam and Michael Lovallo share their lives and love with eleven-year-old son Martìn, and each offers perspective on why their unconventional family works.

Jun 12, 2014

Stairwell Session: Oliver Ray

Guitarist, songwriter Ray shares previously unrecorded songs from the diary of his life.

Jun 12, 2014
Vivianna Pardini, 18, and her daughter Yasleen.

US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

Story of a teen mom working hard to graduate high school despite getting pregnant at the age of 15.

Jun 6, 2014

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