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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Nov 2013

Rebecca Brukman. 11/26/12.
Bikers cross the finish line at El Tour De Tucson.

After 31 Years El Tour de Tucson is Without Title Sponsor

UAMC's six-year title sponsorship contract expired, leaving budget with a $250K hole, but things are looking up, tradition carries on.

Nov 22, 2013
Native American musicians blend electronic music with traditional drum and chant.

Native DJ Crew Brings Hybrid Pow Wow to Tucson

Our music "goes against the long history of misrepresentation of aboriginal people," says group member.

Nov 22, 2013

Doc Explores '60s Activism Through Family Experience

"It's a film about the tragedy of idealism," says director of Tatanka, one of the films featured at the Loft Film Festival.

Nov 7, 2013
The streets of downtown Tucson are packed with people during the annual All souls Procession.

Do Souls Recognize Borders?

Anna Augustowska shares her observations about how two different places honor All Souls Day.

Nov 3, 2013

Tucson Fashion Week Welcomes Betsey Johnson

Organizers hope the annual event will raise Tucson's "style profile", attract new business.

Oct 25, 2013
In a journey through seminal land art works, ancient settlements, desert conditions, and transit spaces, SHUTTLE will perform daily processes of creating ephemeral conditions and generating encounters.

Performance Explores Themes of Mobility and Environment

4,000 mile journey through deserts of Southwest culminates with event at Tucson Museum of Art.

Oct 4, 2013

Ajo Celebrates International Day of Peace

For 10 years people from Mexican, Native American and Anglo cultures have gathered in AZ town to commemorate UN holiday.

Sep 27, 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
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

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 81 years ago this month. Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at three different Dillinger-inspired films from three different Hollywood eras

Jan 24, 2013
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
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

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