More Arts and Life History Stories

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Hopi Heritage in Tucson

Colorful quilts part of history, culture

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Broadway to Hollywood

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at some of the different interpretations this historic event has received in film, from "Tombstone" to "Hour of the Gun"

U.S. Muslim Teens Facing Identity Questions

Psychologist works with them to build comfort, confidence in themselves

Remembering the Songs

A conversation with Julie Cajune, an educator and cultural preservationist, about a new CD of rare Native American music.

Circus Tradition Continues for 7 Generations

What's it like to grow up in the circus? Find out from Giovanni Zoppé how the Zoppé Family Circus is honoring and preserving their family's colorful history.

Frida Kahlo Photo Exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

Famed Mexican artist 'presents her persona,' curator says of intimate shots

Arizona 100: A Celebration Through the Lens of Time

Find out about a cross-college collaboration between U of A arts and sciences that honors a century of Arizona statehood.

AZ Illustrated: MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

MLK Day of Service grant for Tucson's Nonviolent Legacy Project

Billy the Kid

Filmmaker John Maggio talks about his new documentary on one of the Old West's most famous outlaws, airing on the PBS series American Experience January 10th.

Top Secret Rosies

A documentary tells the true story of how a select group of civilian female mathematicians helped the U.S. achieve victory during World War II.

Ken Burns

A conversation with the acclaimed documentarian reveals some of the reasons why he found the story of "Prohibition" so compelling.

Web Feature: "A Mountaintop Experience"

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg tells his story of struggle and sacrifice for civil rights

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