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Spotlight Session: Nive Nielsen

Greenland folk-pop singer builds musical bridge to Tucson; creates harmonious blend of fanciful melodies and lyrics.

Joshua Breakstone

The busy New York-based jazz guitarist brings sophisticated sound to Tucson, talks about musical heroes Leonard Bernstein, Jimi Hendrix & Frank Zappa.

The Aquabat Way

Christian Jacobs shares his joy and amazement over a career built on music, costumed characters, and comic book science fiction.

Chinese Culture Festival Returns

Lecture explores the cultural resonance of time telling; trio of young virtuoso musicians performs on traditional instruments.

The Mariachi Miracle

Find out how Los Changuitos Feos became Arizona's musical ambassadors, helped transform the city of Tucson.

Creating Music from the Heart

A grassroots group joins together to share love for ancient instrument; they say anyone can learn to play.

Randy Newman: 'Going to Arizona, Like a Rider in the Rain'

Legendary composer revisits a lifetime of music, alone at the piano, for a performance at The Fox Tucson Theatre.

Found in Translation

Singer Jessica Fichot and her band explore world music's past and present to create new sounds that are distinctly her own.

Stairwell Session: Oliver Ray

Guitarist, songwriter Ray shares previously unrecorded songs from the diary of his life.

From Blues to Bluegrass and Beyond

Meet multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado, and hear about his passion for mixing American musical influences both old and new.

Gabriel Sullivan's New Year's Resolution: One Song A Day

While driving back from the Grand Canyon on January 1, Tucson musician vowed to write, record and publish one song every day this year.

Puerto Rican Musician Blends Caribbean Rhythms, Southwest

William Portela says his motivation is to touch audience at a "personal level."

High School Tucson Jazz Musicians Win Top at Natl Competition

This was the fourth year Jazz at Lincoln Center invited TJI Ellington Big Band to New York City; band also won last year.

Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere

Filmmakers are working on new projects that are being shown outside the island.

USC Music Director Sings, Pays it Forward for Music Ed

Tucson native Kathleen Grace recently returned to the Old Pueblo for a one-night performance at Plush.

Stairwell Session: Mike Kanne

Can the Rillito River wash the blues away? Kanne is a singer / songwriter who draws on desert landscape, family life for lyrical inspiration

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