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James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson play the title roles in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" from 1973

Hollywood's Favorite Outlaw

Chris Dashiell reflects on three different portrayals of Old West anti-hero Billy the Kid, representing three different eras of movie making.

May 22, 2014
Zack Jarrett - dressed as The Green Man - leads a singalong at Valley of the Moon

Old Pueblo's World of Magic and Fairy Tales

Valley of the Moon is a private park tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just north of Winterhaven. After 90 years, it’s still an oasis for children of all ages.

May 15, 2014
Valley of the Moon fairy house.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

The Tucson Folksingers Reunion

Tucsonans who were united by a love of music more than 50 years ago reunite to take part in the Tucson Folk Festival.

May 1, 2014
Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

May 1, 2014
Metal Arts Village is home to a variety of artists, housing art thoroughly Southwestern but also far from traditional.

Metal Arts Village: Best of Both Worlds for Artists

Since opening 4 years ago, the village has been home to a variety of artists who can collaborate and build bonds with the public.

May 1, 2014

Young Musicians Prepare for 'World Series of High School Bands'

Tucson Jazz Institute students will be traveling to New York City to perform at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition.

Apr 24, 2014
George C. Scott as ultra-patriotic General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove"

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dr. Strangelove

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for director Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy on its 50th anniversary.

Apr 10, 2014

Tales of Tucson: Dillinger's Last Love

A story about something that might have happened in Tucson more than 80 years ago, and kept secret ever since...

Apr 3, 2014
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Kanne talks about his music in the AZPM radio studio

Stairwell Session: Mike Kanne

Can the Rillito River wash the blues away? Kanne is a singer / songwriter who draws on desert landscape, family life for lyrical inspiration

Mar 27, 2014
Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Mar 13, 2014

David Bromberg Returns to Southern Arizona

Multi-Instrumentalis is known for blending bluegrass, rock, country and jazz; will perform Southern Arizona shows.

Mar 6, 2014

Oscar's Split Personality

Film writer Chris Dashiell explores the disparity between audience picks, critical picks, and what really wins at the Academy Awards.

Feb 28, 2014

Clay Artist Redefined Native American Pottery, Curator Says

Featured artist at this weekend’s Southwest Indian Art Fair is Jody Folwell, internationally recognized artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, NM.

Feb 20, 2014
Attendees of the Rex Allen Days celebration watch a bull rider at the professional rodeo. 2011 marks the 60th year of the event that honors the "singing cowboy" from Wilcox, Arizona.

Western Heritage Arena in Marana Hosts Bull Riding Practice

Young bull riders keep tradition alive practicing on Friday nights; La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros enters final rounds this weekend.

Feb 20, 2014

Celebrating the Life and Music of an Arizona Original

Black Sun Ensemble's final recordings released with help from a Tucson - Pima Arts Council grant.

Jan 24, 2014

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