Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, May 9:

THE ARTS IN SCHOOLS have been reduced with funding cuts and more emphasis on academics. Here's a program that brings both arts and academics to 18,000 Tucson students. Producer Mark McLemore reports on Opening Minds Through the Arts.

FUNDING CUTS FOR THE ARTS have one midtown Tucson school getting creative to keep its programs going. Luis CarriĆ³n reports.

'I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN' will return to the Fox Tucson Theatre Saturday, featuring documentaries, rock operas, music videos and romantic comedies produced by students from the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television. Host Elizabeth Burden speaks with Victoria Tulk and Ari Grabb to learn more.

BANG THE DRUM isn't all that percussion is about. Renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie shares her perspective on listening and creating sound on a visit with UA music students. Student producer Heather Wodrich brings us the story.