Featured on the November 2nd, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- NPR journalist and “All Things Considered” co-host Ari Shapiro also has another life as a singer and entertainer. His performing partner is the well-known Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Together, they will visit the Fox Tucson Theatre on November 8th to present what they call “Och and Oy: A Considered Cabaret”. Mark talks with Ari Shapiro about how this evening of “Tall Tales and Tunes” came to be.
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- The visionary science fiction novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” fascinated readers when it was published in 1969. This month, a new stage adaptation of author Ursula K. Le Guin’s masterpiece is being staged by Tucson’s Rogue Theatre. Hear the director and the lead actor discuss the themes of the play, exploring race, gender and relationships in unexpected ways…
- At the very beginning of his award-winning literary career, author Luis Alberto Urrea got to meet one of his writing heroes, Ursula K. Le Guin. Urrea tells how the two started a mentor and student relationship that became a lifelong friendship, and shares happy memories of knowing the woman behind some of fantasy and science fiction’s best-loved works…
- And, the Tucson non-profit Literacy Connects sponsors a group of performers and musicians called “Stories That Soar!”. They help young writers realize the power and potential of bringing their stories to life, for the stage, video, and radio. We are now presenting these stories on the first Thursday of every month here on Arizona Spotlight.
This time, “Stories That Soar!” shares a tale about the fears and challenges that a 2nd grader must deal with when confronted by a surprise spelling test. "Spelling Test" was written by Makenzie, a 2nd grader at Robison Elementary School.
Aspiring student-age writers can submit their stories to The Magic Box Story Portal now!
Webpage by Leah Britton.