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Naim Amor

Hear the unique sounds of a critically-acclaimed French musician who now calls Tucson his home. Naim Amor and his band play music from his new album.

Libre

Tony Paniagua introduces us to the authentic Cuban music of "Libre."

Cyclist/Author Jim Malusa

Mark McLemore interviews Tucson author and bicyclist Jim Malusa. "Into Thick Air" is his story of biking to the lowest points on six continents.

Tap Dancing

Hear an audio postcard from the Tucson celebration of "National Tap Dance Day," as produced by Matt Felix.

In Tune - AZPM Original

Arizona Public Media debuts "In Tune" on May 14th, a new quarterly TV show about the local music scene. Mark McLemore talks with the host, jazz and blues singer Katherine Byrnes.

Cinema La Placita

The Cinema La Placita is celebrating ten years of showing classic films outdoors in downtown Tucson. Mark McLemore talks to originator, Erika O'Dowd, about the upcoming season.

Living Library

The City of Tucson recently held a "Living Library" event for employees and others. Laura Markowitz describes how this innovative project is helping Tucsonans embrace diversity.

Mariachi Performer

The annual Tucson International Mariachi Festival starts next week. Tony Paniagua introduces us to one of the performers, 11-year old musician Fernando Manzano of the youth group Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson.

The Pan-Asian Community Alliance

A group seeks to unite and provide resources for Tucson's growing Asian and Pacific Islander population. PACA representatives Ross Iwamoto and Dorothy Lew talk about their upcoming outreach event.

American Indian Filmmaker

The new PBS presentation "We Shall Remain" is an epic look at American history as seen through a Native American lens. Mark McLemore talks with a filmmaker who worked on that production.

"Beethoven: As I Knew Him"

James Reel talks with Hershey Felder, the star of the one-man show "Beethoven: As I Knew Him," which opens this weekend at the Arizona Theater Company.

Oscar Martinez

Claudine LoMonaco interviews University of Arizona History Professor Oscar Martinez about how his childhood experience led him to debunk common theories about Mexico's poverty.

2009 Cine Mexico Film Festival

Hear about "The Future South of the Border" from film historian Carlos Gutierrez, as he speaks with Mark McLemore.

Arts and the Economy

Some local artists are using their creativity to to keep the arts alive during tough economic times and that's attracting the interest of the Tucson City Council. Laura Markowitz reports.

Tucson Weekly

The alternative newspaper is 25 years old. Mark McLemore talks to the paper's Jim Nintzel about the journey.

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