January 20, 2022 / Modified apr 2, 2022 2:03 p.m.

How A.J. Croce connected with his father through the music they loved.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Michelle Ross on her story collection "Shapeshifting"; and Heather Massie's solo show "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" comes to Arizona.

croce plays croce hero A.J. Croce was only 2 years old in 1973, when his father Jim Croce died. Today, A.J. has fully embraced his unique musical legacy.

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Arizona Spotlight

January 20, 2022

This episode is supported by the City of Bisbee.
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Featured on the January 20th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In 1973, A.J. Croce was only a baby when his famous father Jim died in a plane accident. A.J. went on to establish his own musical identity, playing the piano and organ and leading his own bands. Years later, he discovered the depth of how much he truly shared musically with his father. That development inspired Croce to go on the road, playing his father’s beloved songs, and the music that shaped them both. “Croce Plays Croce” is coming January 29th to the Fox Tucson Theatre. Mark talks with A.J. Croce about how it feels to fully embrace his musical legacy.
AJ Croce spotlight A.J. Croce portrait
courtesy Sebastian Smith
  • Tucson-based author Michelle Ross demonstrates her flair for creating the unexpected in a new short story collection called Shapeshifting, published by Stillhouse Press. Ross talks with Mark about her ability to craft characters using an economy of words. She also shares a short story about the memorable freedom of a special dinner between a mom and her toddler, called “Palate Cleanser".
michelle ross spotlight Author Michelle Ross
shap changing cover Published in 2021, "Shapeshifting" is a collection of 14 stories written by Michelle Ross.
courtesy Stillhouse Press

hedy show poster Heather Massie stars in her solo show "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr", which she also wrote and produces.
courtesy Heather Massie

heather massie susan sarandon Heather Massie with Susan Sarandon, the executive producer of the 2017 documentary "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story".

heady lamarr glamour hero Heather Massie in character as Hollywood legend & scientific pioneer Hedy Lamarr.
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