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Arizona Spotlight for January 27th, 2022

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground? And, the Pima County Public Library's "Welcome to America Team" is helping Afghan immigrants to find their new home.

How A.J. Croce connected with his father through the music they loved.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Michelle Ross on her story collection "Shapeshifting"; and Heather Massie's solo show "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" comes to Arizona.

Adia Barnes on Teamwork and Motherhood.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:Can new technology save water on farms? Plus Chris Dashiell remembers Peter Bogdanovich, and a short story read by author Michelle Ross.

The Dave Stryker Quartet kicks off the 2022 Tucson Jazz Festival.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Cocopah Indian Tribe work to restore the Colorado River Delta; How Maryanne Chisholm's artistic vision guided her through difficult times; and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters share "A Brush with the Desert".

From painting in prison to professional artist

Tucson resident makes a life-changing transformation with her talents.

"Reservation Dogs" has found a global audience, and castmember Jon Proudstar knows why.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How much difference can 2 degrees make in terms of our water table? Plus, Ann Hampton Callaway sings songs that moved a generation!

Asylum seeker artisans will have work on display at a Tucson event Sunday

The binational initiative Artisans Beyond Borders sells embroidery made by asylum seekers waiting at the U.S. border in Sonora, Mexico.

El Tour de Tucson Returns

The popular event is Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 after the pandemic forced a cancellation last year.

Lydia Jennings, PhD: “Run to Be Visible”.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The meaning behind the sacred Muslim month of Rabiʽ al-Awwal; and multi-faceted artist To-Reè-Neè Wolf

Celebrating Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Molly of Denali" begins a second season on PBS Kids; and Chris Dashiell looks back at the cinematic history of Judge Roy Bean.

The 13th Annual Haunted Halloween Show

On this year's show: A Tucson teen reads from the young adult classic "The Westing Game"; paranormal investigator Debe Branning on her book "Arizona's Haunted Route 66", and The Rogue Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Canterbury Ghost"!

The 91-year-old Fox Tucson Theatre is ready to sing again.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre celebrates 50 years of performing arts magic; and the photographic vision of Sama Alshaibi.

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña on documenting the history of the Asian American experience.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Paula Poundstone returns to the Fox Theatre; Chris Dashiell previews Film Fest Tucson; and a song from John Coinman.

Luis Alberto Urrea shares the blueprint for "The House of Broken Angels".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A new doc catches up with creative powerhouse Angelo Moore; and listen to excerpts from "Keep the Singing" by poet Liza Porter.

President picks scholars with Arizona ties to chair endowments for arts, humanities

A University of Arizona alum and ASU professor tapped to lead federal agencies promoting the arts and humanities.

Sonia Manzano created a neighborhood of her own for "Alma's Way".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson literary pioneers Alva B. Torres and Lydia Otero share stories and friendship; and author Larry Dane Brimner

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