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"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.

billie play logo VIEW LARGER Synthia L. Hardy wrote and stars in a play with music, "Billie! Backstage with Lady Day".

Arizona Spotlight

March 9, 2023

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Featured on the March 9th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Meet Synthia L. Hardy, the creator and star of the biographical play Billie! Backstage with Lady Day. It’s a deep dive into Billie Holiday’s life story and her music. Invisible Theater Synthia L. Hardy to Tucson for two performances of Billie! Backstage with Lady Day, on Saturday March 18th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center.
synthia hardy billie spotlight Synthia L. Hardy as Billie Holiday in her play "Billie! Backstage with Lady Day".

meals and memoirs II cookbook VIEW LARGER UA Professor Tani Sanchez updated version of a 30-year-old book of recipes representing the local Black community called "Meals and Memoirs II: Recipes and Recollections of African Americans in Tucson Arizona".
ricou browning boat spotlight Crew member in rowboat with creature character on film location for "Revenge of the Creature" movie at Silver Springs, c. 1954.
Bruce Mozert (1916-2015)
ricou browning jack arnold spotlight Director Jack Arnold, right, and Ricou Browning with crew on the set of "Revenge of the Creature" movie, c. 1954.
Bruce Mozert (1916-2015)
ricou browning and ginger Actress Ginger Stanley in the grip of the Gill-Man for a 1955 promo still at Silver Springs, Florida.
Bruce Mozert (1916-2015)

rick wamer book hero Rick Wamer's 2022 collection of poetry and prose is called "Long Shadow Days: Grief Walking".
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