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Arizona Spotlight for May 15th, 2015

Truckers compete in state driving championship; visit a class that teaches laughter yoga; Bob Boze Bell talks about Billy the Kid and tall tales from Arizona history; plus the music of Nive Neilsen.

The Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Band performs at Lincoln Center

Tucson Band Takes 2nd at High School Jazz Festival

Tucson Jazz Institute won competition in 2013 and 2014; returned this year with younger group.

James Stewart and Kim Novak share in the paranoid thrills of "Vertigo" (1958).

Three Great Film Scores

Chris Dashiell shares his admiration for the music from "Vertigo", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and discusses what each added to their respective films.

Cecelia Schlieve was born in 1913, and grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to milk cows and shovel hay alongside her siblings.

A Salute to Arizona's Eldest Residents

Did you know that every year, "Happy 100th Birthday" cards are being sold in larger numbers? Meet and hear stories from women and men aged 99 years and older.

Arizona Spotlight for May 8th, 2015

A gathering of Arizona's eldest citizens; non-profit group SAGA helping Arizona's transgender community; Chris Dashiell spotlights three great film scores; Bob Boze Bell says "nothing changes more than the past", including the legend of Wyatt Earp.

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is growing in Tucson

SAGA works on advocacy, awareness and services.

Arizona's First "Fisher House" to be Built in Tucson

Home will benefit military service members, veterans and their families.

Student Filmmakers Confess: "I Dream in Widescreen"

Diverse UA film showcase includes a contemporary silent film about the trumph of a dancer's spirit, and a horror / comedy / musical about the wife of a serial killer.

The documentary "Now en Español" tells the behind-the-scenes story of five Latina actresses in Hollywood.

"Now en Español"

Documentary film explores Latina identity through the story of five actresses who provide Spanish voices for the American TV show "Desperate Housewives".

Arizona Spotlight for May 1st, 2015

"Now en Español" tells how five Latina actresses became "Desperate Housewives" in Spanish; MacArthur Fellow Olivier Guyon searches the stars for distant planets; "I Dream in Widescreen" showcases student films; San Ysidro Festival revives old traditions.

AZ WEEK EXTRA: Juan Pablo Guzman

Success story from an Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind graduate.

Arizona Spotlight for April 24th, 2015

Director Kirby Dick discusses making "The Hunting Ground" about sexual assault on college campuses; Tucson High alumni celebrate their 70th class reunion; ecologist, author and MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan shares his love of growing things.

Tucsonans Invited for Rare Look Inside Joesler Homes

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation's annual tour showcases iconic architect's work

"We've always been a very close class," said reunion planning committee member Jo Margaret Wilson Morrison

Tucson High School's Class of 1945 Celebrates 70th Reunion

In their late 80s, former classmates lunch together - perhaps for the last time

Students Unite to Perform Play for All Ages and Abilities

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind stages an ambitious production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" with singing, dancing, and signing.

Arizona Spotlight for April 17th, 2015

A unique stage production of "Beauty and the Beast"; Martin Short shares his joy at making people laugh; Julie Newmar talks about being Catwoman, visiting Tucson for "Route 66", and more.

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