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Arizona Spotlight for November 20, 2015

StoryCorps arrives in Tucson; visit a peaceful Asian oasis in midtown Tucson; a community finds common ground in a neighborhood park; five experimental music artists use MOCA as a soundscape.

Arizona Spotlight for September 11, 2015

Changes in leadership at the Tucson Museum of Art, MOCA, and the Tucson Pima Arts Council; actor Chuck Yates plays Truman Capote at the Invisible Theatre; commemorating 9/11 with the music of composer Stephen Paulus.

Ray Frieders (behind the camera) shoots The Giant Sandworms for their "Body of Water" video (circa 1983)

"That Desert Sound"

A collection of '80s rock videos by Southern Arizona bands debuts this weekend at HoCo Fest.

Arizona Spotlight for August 21, 2015

What does "Mapping Q" say about Tucson's social landscape and LGBTQ youth?; a look back to Tucson in 1776; The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace celebrates the city's 240th birthday; blues legend Stefan George remembered.

Independence Day Celebrations

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

The Lives and Loss of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl

Friends of Derrick and Amy Ross organize benefit this weekend in their honor.

La Santa Cecilia

Grammy Winning Band in Tucson to Support Immigrant Rights Group

La Santa Cecilia’s song El Hielo (ice) talks of daily fears undocumented face

Tucson Youth Mariachi Group Los Changuitos Feos Turns 50

Celebrations will be running through this weekend including panel discussion on history of mariachi music.

Alto saxophonist Sherman Irby leads a workshop for The TJI Ellington Band, the 2013 winner of the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition

High School Tucson Jazz Musicians Win Top at Natl Competition

This was the fourth year Jazz at Lincoln Center invited TJI Ellington Big Band to New York City; band also won last year.

Dennis Grannan, Principal Organist for Catalina United Methodist Church, plays the new organ at the church.

"The Organ Gives Voice to the Word When We Have No Words."

After 56 years, the pipe organ at Catalina Methodist church has been rebuilt from the ground up.

We sit down with the Arizona Repertory Singers Music Director Jeffry A. Jahn and Choral and Visual Artist Sheryl Holland about an ambitious new cross-artistic collaboration.

Local Artwork Inspires Choral Singers To Take New Direction

With "Voices at an Exhibition", The Arizona Repertory Singers share new music inspired by the work of local artists - including one of their own.

Tucson Elementary Mariachi Performing During Los Lobos Concert

Grammy Award-winning band invites children on stage after receiving an email from their teacher.

Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere

Filmmakers are working on new projects that are being shown outside the island.

We sit down with Praise Zenenga, Ph.D., UA Associate Professor, Africana American Studies, and Mookho Eliza Mokhesi, student, to discuss the role of gospel music in South Africa.

Singing from the Soul

The Soweto Gospel Choir performs in Tucson, guests provide context for the spiritual and cultural traditions behind the music.

Kathleen Grace and her guitarist perform at Plush on 4th Avenue.

USC Music Director Sings, Pays it Forward for Music Ed

Tucson native Kathleen Grace recently returned to the Old Pueblo for a one-night performance at Plush.

David Bromberg Returns to Southern Arizona

Multi-Instrumentalis is known for blending bluegrass, rock, country and jazz; will perform Southern Arizona shows.

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