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Pati Jinich explores the food - and stories - of the borderlands.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 6th annual Arizona Palooza is a free event supporting better mental health; Student directors discuss their short films for "I Dream in Widescreen 2023"; and "Stories That Soar!" features our youngest author yet.

Why this wildflower is worrying naturalists in Arizona.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Martha Retallick on her "City Nature"; German fellow visits the AZPM Studio; and, a look into a Dolly Parton themed dance party.

Looking through Linda McCartney's lens, at the Center for Creative Photography.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering Paula Fan; and the town of Bisbee prepares for the 12th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament.

"Billie! Backstage with Lady Day" at Invisible Theatre.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Revisiting a cookbook that represents Tucson's Black community; remembering the last of the Universal Monster performers, Ricou Browning; and a poem about what a kit a cat can be by Rick Wamer.

Penn & Teller visit the Fox Tucson Theatre. Listen to an interview with half of this magical duo -- but which one?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Pamela Mays McDonald on art-ivism and Black Panther culture; and Richard Zoglin writes about how Elvis transformed Las Vegas, and how Vegas transformed the King.

Children of the Holocaust: The survival story of Pawel Lichter.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An upcoming benefit looks to bring peace back to Sonoran Desert skies; and a new song from Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

"Here I Am": Celebrating 100 years of powerful women in history.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How director Chanel Bragg is reinventing "The Glass Menagerie" on stage; and listen to the lyrics of non-speaking artists from the autism community on the album "Silently Loud."

Richard Thomas on what it means to be Atticus Finch.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Wiesenthal" brings a message of tolerance to the stage of the Invisible Theatre, and meet 2023 Tucson Jazz Festival star Matthew Whitaker.

Charles Mingus at 100

This year Arizona celebrated virtuoso jazz musician Charles Mingus’ 100th birthday with evenings of music and the dedication of The Mingus Memorial in Nogales, AZ.

Mariachi builds bridges between generations.

Also on Arizona Spotlight; The history of Rukin Jelks and the Rillito Park Racetrack; memories of being a Tucson teen in the 1970s; and a teenager in Hermosillo who is an emerging film composer.

Young musicians embrace heritage through Mexico’s Independence Day

In a concert celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra brings Mariachi Aztlán to the stage.

Steve Roach headlines a weekend celebration of electronic music.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Southern Arizona Senior Pride brings the local LGBTQI+ community together; and how Tucsonans Gary & Dan Ross made U.S. military history with their love.

Artist Michael Moore and the natural world in charcoal.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a nearly century-old bowling alley in a Mexican mining town; find out why an open mic night in Sierra Vista has a dedicated audience; and Nichelle Nichols remembered.

Open Mic Night opens opportunities and cooperation in Sierra Vista

Monthly gathering welcomes artists to showcase their talent.

"I Dream in Widescreen 2022" is a feast for the mind's eye.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a lone graduate student provides top-notch COVID date from Sonora; Live Theatre Workshop's "Body Awareness" initiates some challenging conversations; and Wiley Ray and his Big O Band spread the legacy of Roy Orbison.

"...love you like you've never known you're worth." The songs of Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An American hero gets some overdue recognition at Davis Monthan Air Force Base; and learn about the help - and hope - in Tucson for those living with aphasia.

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