Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Pusch Ridge Tucson AZ 22x28 2010
Featured on the August 4th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- The mining city of Cananea in northern Sonora is no stranger to history. Not far from an entrance to the massive, still-running copper mine, a bowling alley has been in continuous use for nearly a century. From The Fronteras Desk and KJZZ, Murphy Woodhouse takes us there, and finds little has changed about the business of having fun on bowling night.
One more roll on lanes that have seen thousands at the Circulo Social Anahuac in Cananea, Mexixo.
Murphy Woodhouse / KJZZ
- Visit a group in Southern Arizona that's been gathering regularly for years to celebrate storytelling, song, music and poetry. Tony Paniagua checks in on the Sierra Vista “Open Mic” night at the Urbano Coffee Shop, located on Highway 92.
Erica Wilson holds a book where her poem was published in 2012. She says she looks forward to Open Mic each month.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM
An Open Mic participant reads to a group of audience members at the monthly event.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM
- Michael Moore is an artist, art educator, craftsman and alumni of the Rancho Linda Vista arts community. He is best known for photo-realistic charcoal drawings of natural settings. A new book called Drawings celebrates his work, and Moore shares biographical notes from across his long life that are equal parts wisdom and humor about surviving as an artist. The book is available online at Paul Gold Books, and locally at the Tucson Museum of Art, Deadwood Framing and Gallery of Food.
Bugsy (left) with a friend - multi-talented artist Michael Moore.
Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Oracle AZ Rockpile18x24 1980
Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Creek Oregon 30x40 1974
Charcoal drawing by Michael Moore: Cherry Valley Oaks Oracle AZ 30x40 1975
- And, remembering entertainer Nichelle Nichols, and her enduring effort that ensures NASA's space exploration will be inclusive to everyone. Science fiction journalist Ryan Britt, the author of Set Phasers on Stun! How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World, shares perspective on Nichols’s connections to Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, and a generation of astronauts, engineers and rocket scientists.
Nichelle Nichols during one of her many training missions at NASA.