/ Modified apr 17, 2024 6:34 p.m.

See - and hear - Chaplin's "City Lights", presented by The Fox Tucson Theatre and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: NPR's Sarah McCammon on her autobiographical memoir "Ex-vangelicals"; and a story about lessons in Little league and life from Steve Braun.

TSO/Chaplin The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be playing the original score composed by Charlie Chaplin for his 1931 silent film "City Lights" at the Fox Tucson Theatre.
courtesy Fox Tucson Theatre.

Arizona Spotlight

April 18, 2024

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Featured on the April 18, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

city lights poster VIEW LARGER Poster art for Chaplin's "City Lights" (1931).
event tso presents resurrection gomez VIEW LARGER Maestro José Luis Gomez has been with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2016.
courtesy TSO

bonnie schock fox theatre hero Bonnie Schock is the executive director of the restored 1930 movie palace The Fox Tucson Theatre.
Thomas Veneklasen Photography

Sarah McCammon Exvanglicals NPR's Sarah McCammon discusses her Book “The Ex-vangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church.”
Courtesy of NPR

  • As part of our monthly storytelling segment the third Thursday of the month, Tucson resident Steve Braun joins us with his recollection of Little League when he was a little boy. Originally from New York, Steve has lived in Tucson since 1995. He discovered storytelling after graduate school in 2014 and has become a huge fan of this craft. Steve Braun is now a board member with Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson where he’s also responsible for recording their monthly performances. He also produces and hosts the organization’s podcast.
steve braun odyssey headshot Steve Braun before a live storytelling event hosted by Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson.
courtesy Steve Braun

Steve Braun Steve Braun works as an emergency 911 communications supervisor but is a big fan of storytelling since discovering this social and cultural activity in 2014.
Steve Braun

  • In 2022, Tucson writer Susan Cummins Miller brought together her love of geology and her love of poetry to create the chapbook Making Silent Stones Sing. This week, the show closes with Cummins Miller reading the title poem.
making silent stones sing unsized VIEW LARGER "Making Silent Stones Sing" by Susan Cummins Miller.
courtesy Finishing Line Press

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

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