/ Modified oct 23, 2019 6:10 p.m.

Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild; Arizona Theatre Company's "Silent Sky"; and Adiba Nelson on "The Trick That is Halloween".

lind aronstadt songbook hero Many of the songs made famous by Linda Ronstadt are featured in a new show by Ann Hampton Callaway, "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".

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Ann Hampton Callaway sings Linda Ronstadt...and more.

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Featured on the October 24th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

- Critically-acclaimed jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway talks to Mark about moving from The Big Apple to The Old Pueblo, and the many reasons she decided to perform a special concert of the music made popular by Linda Ronstadt. Ann Hampton Callaway presents "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook" on Saturday, October 26th at the Fox Tucson Theatre.

ann hampton callaway hero Jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway says she fell in love with Tucson in 1991, and decided to make it her home in 2018.

- Get a preview of Arizona Theatre Company’s winter season, including “Silent Sky”, a play about the life of Henrietta Leavitt, a woman who was a pioneer in the science of astronomy. Artistic director Sean Daniels and Silent Sky director Casey Stangl talk to Mark about what audiences can expect.

atc silent sky poster unsized iimage Arizona Theatre Company's production of "Silent Sky" tells the story of astronomy pioneer Henrietta Leavitt.
courtesy Arizona Theatre Company
  • Tony Paniagua speaks to a member of The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild about the group’s history and mission, and an upcoming free community event centered around African-inspired fiber arts. The Fiber Arts 2019 Show and Sale is Saturday, October 26th from noon to 6 pm at The Dunbar Pavilion, located at 325 West 2nd Street, north of downtown Tucson.  

Handweavers guild 1 The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild encourages, supports and promotes the fiber arts community.
Courtesy: THSG

Handweavers guild 3 The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild encourages, supports and promotes the fiber arts community.
Courtesy: THSG

Handweavers guild model The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild encourages, supports and promotes the fiber arts community, and many people make useful products.
Courtesy: THSG
  • And in her recurring segment "The Word", an essay from author, activist and mom Adiba Nelson about the true contemporary spirit of Halloween, and how it isn't always a bag of treats for parents and kids of color. Music by Mattea.

adiba nelson new headshot hero Adiba Nelson
photo: Kathleen Dreier

Also -- don’t be afraid to tune in next week, for the 12th annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight! You can warm up for the seasonal fun by listening to last year's show here.

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