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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.

UA language and culture programs receive federal grant money

The funds will also improve studies in less commonly taught languages.

"Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Hey Y'all", Fortune Feimster is coming to the Fox Tucson Theatre; and a new book for young readers tells the story of a female pioneer in molecular science.

Kevin Hines shares stories of survival and hope in "Suicide: The Ripple Effect".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre's "The Lifespan of a Fact" explores where truth begins and ends; and The Migrant Quilt Project commemorates those who have lost their lives trying to cross the U.S. / Mexico border.

As Lake Powell's water level declines, what is emerging in Glen Canyon?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The King of Sting" talks monsoons and insects; Author and illustrator Adam Rex on being "Writer in Residence" at the library; and a Medieval marital dispute -- over a video game -- from "Stories That Soar!".

"The Quest for Sleep": How UA science is leading the way to more healthful slumber.

On Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson returns with an essay about the hardest step she has taken in her journey of motherhood.

Arizona Spotlight for August 11th, 2022

Native plants return to Hermosillo's urban landscape; Tucsonan John Rhodes tells about his family's rodeo history; Meet the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association; and a short story by Aurelie Sheehan.

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.

"Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast" with author Mike Stark.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Rodeo champion Sherry Cervi honored with Marana street names; and actor Jon Proudstar talks about "Reservation Dogs" as season 2 arrives.

“Gabby Giffords: Won’t Back Down” is a journey of healing from gun violence.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The mission of Homicide Survivors Inc.; and exploring meaning & purpose at the 39th International Dream Convention.

Travel Route 66 with "The Great Muslim American Road Trip."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Archive Tucson features Cesar Aguirre; the Longfin dace's return to the Santa Cruz river; and the fantastical story of a "Mythical Creature of the Southwest."

Young Arizona filmmaker makes epics in miniature.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Making Tucson more accessible for those with visual impairments; Neighbors come together and transform their alleyway as a means of coping with grief; and a look at the rarely enforced "Stupid motorist" law.

Providing a future for sea turtles in Kino Bay.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A roundtable with Young Muslims about maintaining their faith in a secular culture; and the difficult reality of living with aphasia.

Has "Star Trek" changed the world? Author Ryan Britt examines a legacy lasting 50 years... and beyond.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How A Tucson woman made a life-changing transformation through art.

A grassroots Tucson baker wins a national award for excellence.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Renowned author Tom Miller reads from "Where Was I? A Travel Writer's Memoir"; Adiba Nelson shares truth about her first day on the job as a new mother; and remembering cowboy poet & philosopher Baxter Black.

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