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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.

Arizona Spotlight for May 15th, 2015

Truckers compete in state driving championship; visit a class that teaches laughter yoga; Bob Boze Bell talks about Billy the Kid and tall tales from Arizona history; plus the music of Nive Neilsen.

Ben Vereen

The all-around entertainer reflects on his stellar career while visiting the University of Arizona to teach a Master Class in Dance.

Burt Bacharach: A Love Affair with Music

The composer, arranger, producer and performer presents an evening of his best-known songs as a guest of the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Bebel Gilberto

Acclaimed singer talks about new album, embracing the rhythms of New York, and loving a life of music.

Creating Music from the Heart

A grassroots group joins together to share love for ancient instrument; they say anyone can learn to play.

Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere

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

Former Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan Bassist Has Soft Spot for Tucson

Harvey Brooks collaborated with some of rock's biggest legends, while also playing, producing for The Electric Flag.

Julieta Venegas

Mexican Artist Julieta Venegas Brings Unique Sound to Tucson

Singer-songwriter says her music is influenced by American, Mexican songs, doesn't fit standard categories.

Acclaimed Fusion Percussion Band Red Baraat Coming to Tucson

A Q&A with Sunny Jain, who DownBeat magazine describes as a rising star of the percussion world.

Bill Ganz, singer and songwriter, plays a song to demonstrate the Western music traditions that are being celebrated during the 2013 Cowboy Music & Western Art show in Tucson.

The Old West: Where Sun Never Sets

Weekend festival celebrates music, art, lifestyle

Alain-Philippe Durand Ph.D, director, for the School of International Languages and Interim Director of Africana Studies, discuss hip-hop and what it represents.

Does Academic Study Signal the Death of Hip Hop?

A conversation with UA professor about evolution and global appeal of culture

Adesola Osakalumi, performer, discusses FELA, the life and music of the Nigerian superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who intertwined music, spirituality, politics, and the cult of celebrity in a unique way.

Celebrating Music of Nigerian Superstar

Tony award-winning Broadway musical "FELA!" arrives in Tucson

Trumpeter Chris Botti

Romance Comes From Tune

Trumpeter Chris Botti plays Tucson Sunday

The Portland Cello Project

The Portland Cello Project

Have you ever wondered what multiple cellos and an alternative folk trio performing the music of pop composer Beck would sound like?

Indigo Girls Amy Ray (l) and Emily Saliers (r)

Indigo Girls Meet The Tucson Symphony

Singer, songwriter, and musician Emily Saliers discusses Indigo Girls' new symphonic tour, and what it takes to re-imagine their music with an orchestral backing

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