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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Sep 2015

Herb Alpert

A music legend visits Tucson when Herb Alpert & Lani Hall present an evening of jazz with Brazillian flavor at the Fox Tucson Theatre on September 26th.

Sep 24, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for September 11, 2015

Changes in leadership at the Tucson Museum of Art, MOCA, and the Tucson Pima Arts Council; actor Chuck Yates plays Truman Capote at the Invisible Theatre; commemorating 9/11 with the music of composer Stephen Paulus.

Sep 11, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for August 21, 2015

What does "Mapping Q" say about Tucson's social landscape and LGBTQ youth?; a look back to Tucson in 1776; The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace celebrates the city's 240th birthday; blues legend Stefan George remembered.

Aug 20, 2015

Three Great Film Scores

Chris Dashiell shares his admiration for the music from "Vertigo", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and discusses what each added to their respective films.

May 8, 2015

Ben Vereen

The all-around entertainer reflects on his stellar career while visiting the University of Arizona to teach a Master Class in Dance.

Mar 13, 2015

Suzanne Vega

The popular New York singer / songwriter talks about following her instincts - and biding her time - until she was ready to make her first new album in seven years.

Feb 19, 2015

Burt Bacharach: A Love Affair with Music

The composer, arranger, producer and performer presents an evening of his best-known songs as a guest of the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Jan 22, 2015

Bebel Gilberto

Acclaimed singer talks about new album, embracing the rhythms of New York, and loving a life of music.

Dec 12, 2014

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

Chinese Culture Festival Returns

Lecture explores the cultural resonance of time telling; trio of young virtuoso musicians performs on traditional instruments.

Sep 18, 2014

The Mariachi Miracle

Find out how Los Changuitos Feos became Arizona's musical ambassadors, helped transform the city of Tucson.

Aug 21, 2014

Creating Music from the Heart

A grassroots group joins together to share love for ancient instrument; they say anyone can learn to play.

Aug 21, 2014

Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere

Filmmakers are working on new projects that are being shown outside the island.

Apr 17, 2014

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

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
The Tubes in 2011: Rick Anderson (bass), Roger Steen (guitar), Fee Waybill (vocals), Prairie Prince (drums), and David Medd (keyboards)

The Secret Origin of The Tubes

Hear some wild rock & roll stories about the Arizona adventures of The Tubes, from founding members Fee Waybill and Prairie Prince

Aug 30, 2013

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