February 20, 2019 / Modified feb 20, 2019 11:26 p.m.

#Black - Exploring Identity with Photography

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A "Go Fund Me" campaign for the border wall; An author's journey in search of her Sephardic Jewish heritage; and the world debut of the play "The Hall of Final Ruin."

kennady schneider hero 2 Kool-Aid (2018) / photograph by Kennady Schneider

Arizona Spotlight

#Black - Exploring Identity with Photography

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Featured on the February 21st, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Opponents of a "Go Fund Me" campaign to privately raise money to build a wall on the U.S. / Mexico border say the campaign is misleading and full of half truths, as Nancy Montoya reports.

360 border file A file image of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Arizona.
AZPM Staff

  • Meet photographer Kennady Schneider, a recent University of Arizona gymnast who is exploring and representing the African-American experience in a series she calls "#Black." Schneider's photos are part of a gallery exhibition called Americana at Modified/Arts in downtown Phoenix until March 9th.

kennady schneider hero 1 "10 for 10 at Popeyes" (2017) / photograph by Kennady Schneider

kennady schneider hero 4 "Lunch" (2018) / photograph by Kennady Schneider

kennady schneider hero 3 "Hold On To Your Weaves" (2018) / photograph by Kennady Schneider

  • Author Myriam Moscona tells Tony Paniagua about Tela de Sevoya, her award-winning book detailing one woman's journey from Mexico to Bulgaria in search of her family's Sephardic Jewish heritage. Moscona will visit Tucson next week as a guest of the Jewish History Museum and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Myriam Moscona with dog Myriam Moscona is an author, journalist and poet who lives in Mexico City. Her parents were Sephardic Jews from Bulgaria.
courtesy Myriam Moscona

  • And, the latest production from Something Something Theatre is inspired by the true story of a woman who ran a gambling parlor in Santa Fe in the mid-1800s. Mark talks with director Alida HolguĂ­n Gunn and actor Amalia Clarice Mora about the magical realism of The Hall of Final Ruin, a play written by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos. Performances are February 22nd through March 10 at the Temple of Music & Art's Cabaret Theatre, located at 330 S. Scott Avenue.

hall of final ruin hero 2 Cisi Olivar, Rosanne Couston, Amalia Clarise Mora and Nathalie Rodriguez (seated) looked over by Guillermo Jones in "The Hall of Final Ruin", a play by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, staged by Something Something Theatre.
Whitney Morton

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