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Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, talks about the upcoming Desert Music Festival in which she will be preforming with The Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

Tucson Desert Song Festival Attracts International Talent

Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano joins Tucson Symphony Orchestra for performances.

Robert Booker, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, talks to us about the Art Tank.

Artists Pitch Dream Projects in 6 Minutes or Less

The Arizona Commission on the Arts tries new method for distributing arts funding in Southern Arizona.

A couple looking at black and white photography in a gallery.

Photographer's Legacy on Display at UA's Photography Center

Charles Harbutt was a key chronicler of the 1960s, '70s; since the '80s he pursued a more personal approach to documentaries.

Fourth Ave Store Turns Junk into Artistic Creations

Pop Cycle is a collaborative effort of 3 siblings, friends, local artists who use recycled, re-used materials to make a variety of items.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

New Doc Looks at Turbulent Debate Over Immigration in AZ

State of Arizona looks at controversial law SB 1070, its effects, the opinion of people on both sides of the spectrum.

Rebecca Barten and David Sherman, co-founder's of Exploded View, a storefront microcinema and arts space, discuss their aim to provide a flexible space of operation that may be re-configured to encourage experimental, innovative and challenging projects.

Microcinema Venue Aims to Use Films as Live Art Mediums

Exploded View in downtown Tucson provides flexible art space that supports experimental, innovative projects in interactive way.

Man looks at pieces of art on display in a mobile art gallery.

Mobile Gallery Hops Into Downtown Art Scene

Planet Rabbit features one-night shows in unexpected public spaces, bringing artwork to people on the streets.

Annual Concert Advocates for Civility After Jan. 8 Tragedy

Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta headlining event at Club Congress, which promotes community respect.

New Mexico-based artist and visual storyteller, Beth Surdut, discusses her work creating Jewish prayer shawls, and exploring the connection between art and spirituality.

Artist Modernizes Ancient Jewish Tradition

Beth Surdut is in town to talk about the modern tallit, prayer shawls; she makes custom made tallitot for people.

Susan Claassen, Managing Artistic Director, Invisible Theatre, Michael Martinez, Executive Director, Live Theatre Workshop, and Nanette Robinson, Co-founder & Artistic Director, ZUZI!, discuss the challenges they face maintaining their local performing arts companies.

Performing Arts Face Hard Times, Community Important for Survival

Heads of three local studios discuss the hardships faced by the field, what should be done to stay alive.

Alberto Rios, Arizona Poet Laureate, discusses his goals and plans for his new position, and what sorts of things inspire him to write about this region.

Poetry From Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Alvaro Rios

UA alumnus was chosen as first in his honorary position by governor; will travel state doing public readings.

We visit Anita Street Market, where this time of year residents in the area depend on the small family run business for holiday food essentials including freshly made tamales.

Mexican Tradition of Tamales Reigns During Holidays

Tucson market works overtime to keep up with culinary tradition between Thanksgiving and New Year.

Tyler Meier, executive director at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, discusses his position as the poetry center's new executive director.

New Director of UA Poetry Center Advocate of Power in Writing

Tyler Meier talks about the center's commitment to the community; center's ongoing investment in writing, creativity.

The Doors Drummer Coming to Old Pueblo for Book Signing

John Densmore promoting his work "The Doors: Unhinged," which chronicles court battle with bandmates, while commemorating the late Jim Morrison.

Local World Musician Chats Trajectory

AmoChip Dabney performs at Chicago Bar, Whiskey Tango; he's appeared in more than 50 albums collaborating with other artists.

Planet Rabbit

Learn about one artist's inspiration to take art out of the gallery and into local communities.

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