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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Jan 2015

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

A new documentary pays tribute to "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas", an entertainer who blazed trails for women in music, comedy, and business.

Jan 15, 2015

Sir Alec Guinness

Film writer Chris Dashiell chooses his favorite performances from an actor who later became a space hero in a galaxy far, far away.

Jan 15, 2015
Buffelgrass is an invader species

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Jan 15, 2015

"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

Growing Up Roosevelt

Vail resident Nina Roosevelt Gibson shares memories of travelling the world alongside her famous grandmother Eleanor, and discusses her family's cultural legacy.

Jan 8, 2015

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

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

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 21, 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 Movie Studio System, Part II

Chris Dashiell looks back to a time in Hollywood when stars weren't born, they were made -- by studios.

Aug 29, 2014

The Movie Studio System, Part 1

Film writer Chris Dashiell explores the origin of film industry practices that still hold sway a century later.

Jul 31, 2014

Insuring Arizona's Past Plays a Role in Its Future

Withs its arid climate, vast amount of open land, diverse mix of native cultures, state has everything for a 'recipe of success' in archeology, Arizona State Museum director says.

Jul 10, 2014

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

May 15, 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

"Salt of the Earth"

Film writer Chris Dashiell says that this little-known 1954 film dealt with modern political themes revolving around work and marriage

Feb 14, 2014

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 8, 2013

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