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Author Lydia Millet

(from Arizona Spotlight - May 7th, 2010)

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Anniversary

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Mark McLemore speaks with their director, Dr. Julian Ackerley, and two members of the chorus about their upcoming tour to Japan and South Korea.

Chris Black's Chamberlab I - an unusual joining of musical styles

Mark McLemore tells us about a music project called Chamberlab and introduces us to its originator, Chris Black, along with some of the musicians who got involved.

South Tucson

It took a broken sewer line along South Sixth Avenue to unite the citizens of the City of South Tucson.

KSDB Radio

Some students at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are learning how to be news reporters for their teachers and peers.

Monterey Jazz Festival

For more than 50 years, the festival has brought together the greatest names in jazz to celebrate their art. April 27th, the tour plays Centennial Hall. Mark McLemore speaks with two of its stars, pianist Kenny Barron and violinist Regina Carter.

The Second City Does Arizona

Close but no Saguaro - Arizona Theatre Company revue

Spotlight Session: Brian Lopez

Meet Brian Lopez, a free-spirited Tucson musician who blends a diverse set of influences to create a sound that's all his own.

Degrazia and Daunis

Guitarist Domingo DeGrazia & violinist Beth Daunis create music that is distinctly Southwestern even as they embrace influences from around the world.

Custom Bootmaker Sees Business Decline

South Tucson entrepreneur hanging on 73 years later

Tucson Cine Mexico 2010

The film festival is bringing some of the most noteworthy contemporary Mexican films to Tucson audiences. Luis Carrion talks with Mariana Chenillo, the filmmaker behind "Cinco Días Sin Nora" ("Nora's Will").

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Stage and screen acting legend Theodore Bikel talks about starring as Tevye in the upcoming Tucson run of "Fiddler on the Roof." At age 85, it's a role he has portrayed more than 2,000 times.

"In Tune" Preview

A new episode of the local music scene program In Tune debuts this weekend on PBS-HD Channel 6. Hear a profile of Tucson musical legends Calexico, including some of the band's new music.

Namoli Brennet

Hear the music of Namoli Brennet, a Tucson singer/ songwriter with a unique story to tell

Art Garfunkel

Mark McLemore spoke with music legend Art Garfunkel during his January, 2010 Tucson appearance with the TSO. Art speaks candidly about his long career, including his movie roles and the early days with Paul Simon.

Howe Gelb

Mark Mclemore has a conversation with singer and songwriter Howe Gelb. His new concert film, "Sno Angel Wingin' It," showing at a benefit on Saturday at the Loft Cinema.

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