A Black Lives Matter mural painted by Robbie Lee Harris June 2020 at Tucson's Rialto Theatre.
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Featured on the February 23rd, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- We are all familiar with activism, but what is the concept of “art-ivism” about? Find out when Adiba Nelson talks with Dr. Pamela Mays McDonald. McDonald will visit the University of Arizona Poetry Center on February 28th to give a talk titled “Social Art-ivism: Black Panther Culture, From Oakland to the World.”
Dr. Pamela Mays McDonald will be speaking at the UA Poetry Center Tuesday, Feb. 28.
University of Arizona students hold a silent protest Feb. 5, 2018 with signs reading "Black Lives Matter," "#Hoodiesup" and "State of Arizona, Stop Separating Families."
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- An interview with journalist Richard Zoglin about his new book, “Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show.” It explores not just Elvis Presley’s influence on the city, but the fascinating history of how it transformed from a dusty watering hole into “The Entertainment Capitol of the World.”
Zoglin will be appearing live during a luncheon starting at 9:30 am on Thursday, March 2nd at the Skyline Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit “Sustaining the Mind”, a Brandeis National Committee fund supporting a Brandeis University research program that combats neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's. For information about tickets & streaming options, contact this email. For seats, call +1 (520) 529-7477.
The cover of Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin.
Tourists walk near the Forum Shoppes at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
- And, the quieter half of the famed magician duo Penn & Teller has a lot to say about their adventurous career – he is just shy about being seen while he’s doing it. Teller shares some stories with Mark in a rare radio interview, as Penn & Teller prepare to present an evening at the Fox Tucson Theatre on March 1st.
Penn & Teller will be performing at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.
Penn Jillette and Teller stand outside their theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Teller once told Mark McLemore that his first magic tricks came from a set that he ordered for 50 cents from the Howdy Doody Show. Right after the interview, Teller shared this photo of him holding a piece of original art featuring Clarabelle the Clown that was from the same set. The artwork was a gift from a friend for Teller's recent 75th birthday. (He did not even mention the original Howdy Doody marionette hanging on the wall behind him.)
Courtesy of Teller
Webpage by Leah Britton.
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