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Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

A conversation with musician and songwriter Dan Hicks about his colorful career, and coming back to performing after a bout with cancer.

Arizona Spotlight for February 6th, 2015

Music and memories with songwriter and performer Dan Hicks; a trip to the Tohono O'odham Nation to learn how recycling can also be redemption; author Johanna Skibsrud discusses her novel "Quartet for the End of Time".

Arizona Spotlight for January 30th, 2015

Members of Congress tour the U.S. / Mexico border; scientist Chris Impey ponders the human need to explore "Beyond"; UA students learn about life in Cuba; traditional Chinese music welcomes "The Year of the Goat".

"The Dance of Yao"

A trio of virtuoso musicians play a traditional Chinese folk melody, perfom at the Confucius Institute's New Year Celebration.

Cuba as a Classroom

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

Arizona Spotlight for January 23rd, 2015

Burt Bacharach headlines the Tucson Jazz Festival; a visit to The Flying Leap Vineyards in Southern Arizona; and from Tierney to Depp, a look at three films about John Dillinger.

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.

Cuba

Tucson Residents Recall Recent Visit to Cuba

Island nation, now opening more to Americans' visits, is worthwhile, educational destination, they say.

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.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

A new documentary pays tribute to "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas", an entertainer who blazed trails for women in music, comedy, and business.

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.

Laurence Luckinbill, in "Teddy Tonight"

Arizona Spotlight for January 9th, 2015

Actor & playwirght Laurence Luckinbill discusses playing Teddy Roosevelt; a lesson in what it meant to grow up in one of America's most famous families; an introduction to the freedom of "Authentic Movement".

Laurence Luckinbill as Theodore Roosevelt in the one-man show "Teddy Tonight!"

"Teddy Tonight!"

Laurence Luckinbill's acting career spans from Shakespeare to Star Trek. He visits Tucson this weekend to perform a one-man show about the private side of American President Theodore Roosevelt.

Poster for "The Interview" in The Loft Cinema lobby.

'The Interview' to Open at Tucson's The Loft Christmas Day

Decision to screen film political: 'We're committed to supporting freedom of expression and alternative views.'

Shawn Bethel, Winterhaven resident, explains what it's like living in the middle of the festival of lights in Tucson.

Winterhaven Festival of Lights Celebrates 65 Years

Spectacle costs residents hundreds annually in new bulbs, decor, electricity; it also helps with Food Bank donations.

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