Featured on the January 31st, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Dazzled: O.M.D., Memphis Design & Beyond is showing now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. It explores a strange art style that originated as a form of camouflage for British sailing ships in World War I, and inspired the 1983 album Dazzle Ships by the electronic group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The band visited Tucson to help launch the exhibition, and Mark talked with singer and bassist Andy McCluskey about the intersection of music, history and art.
- Cats are frequently known for their aversion to water, but there’s a species in Asia that lives along rivers, swamps and lakes, and can swim, even underwater. Tony Paniagua speaks to Ashwin Naidu, a University of Arizona scientist who is one of the world’s leading conservationists on the fascinating felines known as fishing cats. Naidu is also the founder of The Fishing Cat Conservancy.
- Rain Pryor, the daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor, grew up surrounded by show business, developing her own creative persona as an actress, singer and comedian. Mark talks with Pryor about coming to Tucson with Fried Chicken and Latkes, her one-woman show about about growing up Black and Jewish in an era she describes as "politically incorrect". The University of Arizona Hillel Foundation presents Rain Pryor's Fried Chicken and Latkes for one performance on Saturday, February 16th at the Leo Rich Theater.
- And, Tucson poet and playwright Brother Be (also known as Robert Beverly) shares poems dedicated to his mother and his father.
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