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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
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

Sonoran Strange: Our Captivating and Complicated Community

Tucson poet, artist and performer Logan Phillips releases new book inspired by the region.

Nov 27, 2014
Singer Exene Cervanka, guitarist Billy Zoom, bassist & singer John Doe and drummer DJ Bonebrake - the founding members of X.

John Doe of X

Hear about the origin of a punk rock legend, and re-imaging X's music for the next phase of a four-decade career.

Nov 27, 2014

Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

Holocaust scholar says there is much to learn from the recovered journal of a French Jewish woman who died in a concentration camp five days before liberation.

Nov 27, 2014
Thomas Edison's first movie studio

The Movie Studio System, Part III

Fim writer Chris Dashiell looks at the legacy of the smaller production houses that still managed to make a major contribution to the Hollywood golden age.

Nov 20, 2014
The proud ambassadors for a century of New Orleans music, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Bassist and musical director Ben Jaffe talks about being an ambassador for the New Orleans sound and spirit.

Nov 20, 2014

Martin Short: Loving the Laughter

The third amigo shares memories from his early career, and explains the origins of his most beloved characters.

Nov 14, 2014

Sandra Bernhard: Loud and Proud

Comedian and actress brings her own personal playground "Sandyland" to Rialto Theatre, invites her audience to enjoy the ride.

Nov 14, 2014

Spotlight Session: Nive Nielsen

Greenland folk-pop singer builds musical bridge to Tucson; creates harmonious blend of fanciful melodies and lyrics.

Nov 6, 2014

Writing with Murakami's Words

UA professor on translating the work of Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.

Nov 6, 2014

Who Funds Tucson's All Souls Procession?

Globally known annual commemoration of life, death marks 25th anniversary; will receive financial aid from city for first time in 2014.

Oct 23, 2014

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