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Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

David Emitt Adams, Getting Along, 2014, tintype on found object from the Sonoran Desert

The State of Art - Arizona Style

Historic Tucson Museum of Art show celebrates range, diversity from Arizona artists.

The Art of Paying Attention: Stink Bug Love

Artist and writer Beth Surdut knows that true adventure can be found just outside your window -- and sometimes, it's pretty racy...

Dani Dryer and Joseph McGrath in "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

"The Picture of Dorian Gray"

The Rogue Theatre offers a new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic tale of timelessness.

By Beth Surdut

The Art of Paying Attention: The Rabbit Warren

The first in a series of essays by wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut about the adventures that may be outside your window.

Fantasy author Janni Lee Simner in the AZPM Radio Studio.

Janni Lee Simner

Tucson author creates fantasy worlds from imagination, research, and a knack for creating sense of place.

Hoskinson said her son Harry (catcher) planned to play professional baseball or football after joining the army.

Baseball Fields Give Community Place to Remember Youth

West Siders find common ground in push to improve park and memorialize one of their own.

Arizona Spotlight for July 10, 2015

A community finds common ground in a local park; Sun Sounds of Arizona reads print media for those who can't; author Janni Lee Simner talks about creating fantasy fiction; unusual style of yoga offers "Authentic Movement".

'Sound of Flight,' on a business building in downtown Flagstaff, is described as the largest mural in Arizona.

Work Resumes on Mural Claimed as State's Biggest

Flagstaff artists laboring on 'Sound of Flight' on wall of Flagstaff's historic Orpheum Theater.

A desert tortoise snacks on a prickly pear fruit. somewhere the Sonoran Desert.

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

Independence Day Celebrations

With fireworks - and without - Southern Arizonans celebrate Fourth of July at special events and free gatherings.

Arizona Spotlight for July 3rd, 2015

Exploring the planet Pluto as never before; land and sea survival training tests Air Force pilots' mettle; monsoon love for toads, tarantulas, and tortoises; and A Book I Love.

The cast of "Desert Bloom" (1986), a film largely shot in Tucson.

"Desert Bloom"

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his thoughts on a little-known film that used mid-1980s Tucson as a stand-in for 1951 Las Vegas.

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Samantha Bounkeua, violinist with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments said playing on the streetcar was "exhilarating." "“Musicians always play spontaneously so often so it’s nice to play in different places because it keeps it so fresh," she said.

Live Music on Streetcar? Yes, in Tucson This Summer

Concert series kicks off, will continue Saturday evenings through August.

New Data Helps African-Americans Trace Ancestry

LDS Church offers national digital index to reveal ancestral information.

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