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Post renovation, The Marroney Theatre offers more than ever.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "All In for Autism 2024" is about sharing resources and building community; Chris Dashiell reviews the documentary "Body Parts"; and a 5th grader's emotional song for her mother.

marroney theater lobby hero The renovated and redecorated lobby of the Marroney Theater features a digital poster screen that can change images instantly.
Chris Richards

Arizona Spotlight

April 4, 2024

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Featured on the April 4th, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

The Autism Society of Southern Arizona is hosting “All In for Autism Day", a fundraising and community building event on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Tucson Convention Center's grand ballroom. Mark talks with Kate Elliott, Autism Society executive director, and meets Nancy Yenquis-Perez and her daughter Elliana Yenquis-Perez, who share their neurodivergent diagnoses using lots of love & compassion.

Autism Society Interview Nancy Yenquis-Perez, and her daughters Eliana Yenquis-Perez and Zarey Yenquis-Perez, and Kate Elliott, the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona being interviewed in the AZPM studio.
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Autism Society 2024 view larger VIEW LARGER The flyer for The Autism Society of Southern Arizona's "All in for Autism" Fair, 2024.
  • The Marroney Theatre on the University of Arizona campus is holding a grand re-opening after being completely renovated and remodeled. Go on a backstage tour to find out about all the new state-of-the-art elements the theater has to offer both stage and screen audiences.

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Chris Richards

body parts poster art The 2024 documentary "Body Parts" explores the way women - and their bodies - have been exploited throughout the history of motion pictures.

  • Film essayist Chris Dashiell reviews the first documentary that will be screened at the revitalized Marroney Theatre. Called Body Parts,, directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. It presents a compelling look at how women - and their bodies - have been portrayed throughout movie history, from the early days of exploitation to the current use of on-set “intimacy coordinators”. The film will be screened April 13th at 7 p.m. at The Marroney Theater.
Film Essays with Chris Dashiell spot Chris Dashiell is a regular contributor to Arizona Spotlight.

  • 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 across all mediums. Arizona Spotlight presents these stories on the first Thursday of every month.

This month's Stories That Soar! features “Can you Hear Me?”, a touching song written by Daisy, a 5th grade student at Haloway Elementary. She wrote it for her late mother, as if it was a letter, to share what Daisy's life is like as she grows up.

stories that soar spot Literacy Connects presents “Stories That Soar!”, a program where the Tucson non-profit empowers students of all ages by bringing their stories to life with professional actors and musicians.

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Thursday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and every Saturday at 3:00 pm on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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