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Arizona Westerns

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at two classic films made in Arizona that were influenced by the flavor of the Southwest in different ways.

Ben Vereen

The all-around entertainer reflects on his stellar career while visiting the University of Arizona to teach a Master Class in Dance.

Arizona Spotlight for March 13th, 2015

Meet a local man who overcame his illiteracy while in his 50s; all-around entertainer Ben Vereen reflects on a stellar career; author Elizabeth Evans explores friendship & betrayal in her novel "As Good as Dead"; National Pi Day gets a closer look.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, the Poet

Explore a lesser known side of the late actor's work, one that earned him a devoted following beyond the final frontier of "Star Trek".

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Arizona Spotlight for February 27th, 2015

A day at one of Tucson’s largest RV parks; tour Tucson with crime novelist Elizabeth Gunn; what do solar powered cars and zombies have to do with STEM courses? We'll explain; and a visit to one of the Frenchest places in Tucson.

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.

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