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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Dec 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
(L to R): Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt starring in the 1948 film classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

Jun 14, 2012
Roll Acosta is (L to R) Jacob Acosta, Andre Gressieux, and Kevin Frederick

Roll Acosta

Listen to music from "This Dreamt Existence", the first full-length album from the Tucson acoustic trio, who tell how the experience made them both better musicians and better friends.

Jun 7, 2012
A still from director John Sturges' 1967 film "Hour of the Gun"

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at some of the different interpretations this historic event has received in film, from "Tombstone" to "Hour of the Gun"

May 11, 2012

Poetry Off The Page

The U of A Poetry Center's spring symposium brings together cutting edge literary talent for a celebration of the creative freedom of poetry.

May 11, 2012
Adrienne Capone (L) is an 8th grade student at Baboquivari Middle School, where Kevin Lopez (R) teaches language arts

Teachers' Voices with Adrienne Capone and Kevin Lopez

Meet a Baboquivari Middle School student who decided that since her school couldn't provide a poetry club, she'd start one herself

Apr 26, 2012

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