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Galdino was released from a Florence immigration detention center in 2012 thanks to efforts by Tucson's Casa Mariposa. When he arrived to the Casa on that April day, Galdino signed his name on the wall.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

May 22, 2014
Gabriel Sullivan.

Gabriel Sullivan's New Year's Resolution: One Song A Day

While driving back from the Grand Canyon on January 1, Tucson musician vowed to write, record and publish one song every day this year.

May 22, 2014
James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson play the title roles in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" from 1973

Hollywood's Favorite Outlaw

Chris Dashiell reflects on three different portrayals of Old West anti-hero Billy the Kid, representing three different eras of movie making.

May 22, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 16, 2014

Local history honored at San Ysidro Fest; fantasy and reality of Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

May 15, 2014
Zack Jarrett - dressed as The Green Man - leads a singalong at Valley of the Moon

Old Pueblo's World of Magic and Fairy Tales

Valley of the Moon is a private park tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just north of Winterhaven. After 90 years, it’s still an oasis for children of all ages.

May 15, 2014
Valley of the Moon fairy house.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 9, 2014

What's behind increased reports of Africanized honey bees?; program helps teens cope with stress; Della Williams is a breast cancer survivor and Tohono O'odham elder.

May 8, 2014

Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

May 8, 2014
William Williams and his mother Della Williams

Voices for the Cure: Della Williams and William Williams

After experiencing depression following breast cancer treatment, Della works to keep other women from going through it alone

May 8, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 2, 2014

New doc tells story of a Central American migrant who died crossing AZ desert; how an Air Force sergeant balances missions with being a mom; Metal Arts Village tour; Tucson Folksingers reunite after more than 5 decades.

May 1, 2014

The Tucson Folksingers Reunion

Tucsonans who were united by a love of music more than 50 years ago reunite to take part in the Tucson Folk Festival.

May 1, 2014
Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

May 1, 2014
Metal Arts Village is home to a variety of artists, housing art thoroughly Southwestern but also far from traditional.

Metal Arts Village: Best of Both Worlds for Artists

Since opening 4 years ago, the village has been home to a variety of artists who can collaborate and build bonds with the public.

May 1, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for April 25, 2014

Have you harvested cholla buds lately?; award-winning Ellington Band from Tucson Jazz Institute travels to NYC; being a gentrifier in oldest Latino neighborhood; author gives Anne Frank's sister life.

Apr 24, 2014

Young Musicians Prepare for 'World Series of High School Bands'

Tucson Jazz Institute students will be traveling to New York City to perform at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition.

Apr 24, 2014

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