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Annual Concert Advocates for Civility After Jan. 8 Tragedy

Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta headlining event at Club Congress, which promotes community respect.

New Mexico-based artist and visual storyteller, Beth Surdut, discusses her work creating Jewish prayer shawls, and exploring the connection between art and spirituality.

Artist Modernizes Ancient Jewish Tradition

Beth Surdut is in town to talk about the modern tallit, prayer shawls; she makes custom made tallitot for people.

Susan Claassen, Managing Artistic Director, Invisible Theatre, Michael Martinez, Executive Director, Live Theatre Workshop, and Nanette Robinson, Co-founder & Artistic Director, ZUZI!, discuss the challenges they face maintaining their local performing arts companies.

Performing Arts Face Hard Times, Community Important for Survival

Heads of three local studios discuss the hardships faced by the field, what should be done to stay alive.

Alberto Rios, Arizona Poet Laureate, discusses his goals and plans for his new position, and what sorts of things inspire him to write about this region.

Poetry From Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Alvaro Rios

UA alumnus was chosen as first in his honorary position by governor; will travel state doing public readings.

We visit Anita Street Market, where this time of year residents in the area depend on the small family run business for holiday food essentials including freshly made tamales.

Mexican Tradition of Tamales Reigns During Holidays

Tucson market works overtime to keep up with culinary tradition between Thanksgiving and New Year.

Tyler Meier, executive director at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, discusses his position as the poetry center's new executive director.

New Director of UA Poetry Center Advocate of Power in Writing

Tyler Meier talks about the center's commitment to the community; center's ongoing investment in writing, creativity.

The Doors Drummer Coming to Old Pueblo for Book Signing

John Densmore promoting his work "The Doors: Unhinged," which chronicles court battle with bandmates, while commemorating the late Jim Morrison.

Local World Musician Chats Trajectory

AmoChip Dabney performs at Chicago Bar, Whiskey Tango; he's appeared in more than 50 albums collaborating with other artists.

Planet Rabbit

Learn about one artist's inspiration to take art out of the gallery and into local communities.

Hank Stratton, actor and guest director at the UA Repertory Theatre, discusses directing "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

Actor Gone Director Revives Classic Stage Comedy

UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents "The Man Who Came to Dinner" runs through Dec. 8; director was in cast of play's Broadway adaptation.

Sally Black, Navajo from Monument Valley, UT, weaving a basket at a recent event that brought together basket makers from a variety of Native American communities.

Preserving Culture Through Native American Basket Weaving

Tradition is a cultural practice that helps maintain historical aspects of Native American society.

UA Dance School Showcases Father of American Ballet

Balanchine's "Tarantella" is being presented through Nov. 3; for university to have been allowed to present one of his works is an honor, director says.

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

Q & A With John Sebastian

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Nov. 17, 18.

A Sit Down With World Music Icon

AZPM contributor Jake Feinberg chatted with Taj Mahal after his performance at Fox Tucson Theatre.

Jilll Holbrook, Fiber artist and Tubac Presidio Volunteer, discuses the gathering in Tubac, Arizona which celebrates the beauty and versatility of fiber arts.

Arts Fest in Tubac Highlights Fiber Artists

“It is a very ancient gathering and has been going on for thousands of years,” said Jill Holbrook, fiber artist and Tubac presidio volunteer.

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