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Comedian Gary Shandling.

Comedian Gary Shandling, Former Tucsonan, Dies at 66

Grew up in Old Pueblo, attended UA engineering school before going into comedy.

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

Authors Diana Gabaldon, Jimmy Blackmon, Linda Valdez & Dan Falk Visit The 2016 Tucson Festival of Books

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tusconans try their hand at interpreting Shakespeare.

The Arizona desert in Border Patrol's Tucson sector

Crossing the Line Tells of Love, Culture Across Borders

Author Linda Valdez discusses memoir about her marriage, life

Century After New Mexico Raid, Pancho Villa Still Controversial

His statue in downtown Tucson draws praise, scorn; was gift of Mexico in 1981.

Praise Zenenga, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona

Tucson's African Community Celebrates Black History

UA Professor has seen "significant growth and development" in Tucson's black community

The mysterious, mesmerizing, and very musical Triplets of Belleville in their prime as the darlings of Vaudeville.

A Little Belleville Visits Tucson

Oscar-nominated composer Benoit Charest accompanies the film "The Triplets of Belleville" with music played on vacuum, refrigerator, and newspaper.

One Night in a Homeless Shelter; and a Tucson Band That Puts True Stories to a Danceable Beat.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the 2016 Academy Awards, and back at their historic lack of diversity.

What Stereotypes Are There in Tucson? Dímelo Explores

Dímelo's first story mailbox is up on Tumamoc Hill

Doctor Puts Hands, Head, Heart into School Instrument Repair

Meet Ned Bloomfield, a 17-year volunteer of the TUSD's instrumental repair shop.

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

An original 1623 edition of the Shakespeare First Folio.

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

"It Ain't Jewelry Unless You Can See It from Across The Street!"

Go ring shopping at the 2016 Gem & Mineral Show with Tucson John, an avid collector of jewelry with extravagant taste.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

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