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Arizona ArtBeat is an ongoing multi-media project that will tell the local stories about the people, ideas, venues and artists that are shaping Arizona's cultural past and present. Each segment will present enlightening and entertaining human stories from our arts & culture scene. Arizona ArtBeat takes viewers behind the scenes, into theaters, performance venues, recording sessions, and more to see how Arizona is embracing this arena. Segments will include frank discussion with artists and other professionals about the impact and challenges they face on a daily basis.  

In this episode:
- Marco Werman, the host of “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” talks about the PBS series that explores the world through music.
- A profile of Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West magazine, looks at the artist who paints the West's most notorious outlaws and legendary lawmen with colorful commentary and striking illustrations.
- ASU's School of Art showcases the work of metalsmiths in an inspiring new exhibition.

Arizona ArtBeat airs on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.


About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.