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The 2015 Academy Awards

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the Oscars, and questions whether they do more to help or hamper the way filmmakers approach their craft.

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

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.

Arizona Spotlight for January 16th, 2015

Volunteers unite to help students in danger of dropping out; how the ecological war against buffelgrass is waged; restoring the legend of Vaudeville-era entertainer Sophie Tucker; a look back at the films of Sir Alec Guinness.

Sir Alec Guinness

Film writer Chris Dashiell chooses his favorite performances from an actor who later became a space hero in a galaxy far, far away.

Bebel Gilberto

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

Martin Short: Loving the Laughter

The third amigo shares memories from his early career, and explains the origins of his most beloved characters.

Sandra Bernhard: Loud and Proud

Comedian and actress brings her own personal playground "Sandyland" to Rialto Theatre, invites her audience to enjoy the ride.

Tens of Thousands Expected to Participate in Tucson Cycling Event

Cyclovia will take place Nov. 2; attendees will have 2.6 miles of car-free streets for themselves.

Who Funds Tucson's All Souls Procession?

Globally known annual commemoration of life, death marks 25th anniversary; will receive financial aid from city for first time in 2014.

"Nebraska" Stars Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach

Two screen legends visit Tucson to talk about their friendship, careers, and meeting their audience at the 2014 Loft Film Fest.

Neighbors Question Plan to Raze Historic Downtown Motor Hotel

Developer will build low-income housing, housing for homeless veterans; opponents call an important part of Tucson's architectural history.

AZ Underground Film Festival Celebrates Cult Movies for 7th Year

Tucson gets to enjoy low budget, edgy cinema for 9 days at The Screening Room; creator excited to see event grow.

Camp Brings Support to Transgender, Gender Creative Kids

Freely expressing gender identity is at center of Camp Born This Way; children, families build a supportive community.

Creating Music from the Heart

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

NAU Among Friendliest Universities for LGBT Students

Annual report puts university in top 50 thanks to programs, services it provides inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.

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