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Ann Hampton Callaway Brings "The Ella Century" to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: water conservation today vs. water crisis tomorrow; Digna Theatre combines activism and art; and Tucsonans share simple stories about kindness.

ann hampton callaway hero Jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway says she fell in love with Tucson in 1991, and decided to make it her home in 2018.

Featured on the July 7th, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In a little more than one year, government predictions estimate the Colorado River will be dangerously close to shortage levels. Some Tucson residents are not waiting until then, but are making major efforts to conserve water now, as Christopher Conover reports.

Tune in to PBS-6 Friday, July 7th at 8:30 pm and Sunday, July 9th at 11 am, when Christopher Conover guest hosts a special edition of Arizona Week dedicated to the topics of water and conservation.

water conservation hand washing spotlight
  • Meet renowned jazz singer and composer Ann Hampton Calloway, known for her talent with songs ranging from show tunes to scat. She is bringing her piano & vocal tribute to Ella Fitzgerald to the Invisible Theater in Tucson. Mark McLemore talks with Ann Hampton Callaway about her career's surprising twists...

The Invisible Theater's Sizzling Summer Sounds Series presents Ann Hampton Callaway at The Skyline Country Club for three shows next Saturday and Sunday, July 15th & 16th, 2017.

ann hampton callaway sings spotlight Jazz singer & composer Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Natalia Navarro talks with the founding members of Digna Theatre about the theatrical company's origin, and how producing plays that reflect social consciousness and human rights became their mission...
digna theater poster spotlight Digna Theater co-founder Alba Jaramillo portrayed the group's namesake, crusading Mexican public defender Digna Ochoa, in their debut production in February, 2017.
  • And, when was the last time an act of kindness, however small, made an impact on your life? Mark McLemore asks some morning visitors to The Himmel Park library in Tucson to share stories of giving, receiving, and witnessing kindness in action in our community...
himmel park library exterior spotlight The Himmel Park branch of the Pima County Public Library has been serving the Tucson community since June 25, 1961.
Sherrie Baltes

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and every Saturday at 5:00 pm on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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