February 6, 2019 / Modified feb 8, 2019 9:01 a.m.

Tucson Restaurant Legacies

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How national civility is being re-invigorated 8 years after a Tucson tragedy; how Tucson was once a stand-in for Las Vegas; and Adiba Nelson considers the many special kinds of "Black Love".

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Tucson Restaurant Legacies

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Featured on the February 7th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

keith allred hero Keith Allred, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse
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Lerua's interior hero Lerua's moved from 4th Avenue to Broadway Boulevard in 1941. It closed in February of 2019 due to the impending construction project to widen Broadway that will require the building's demolition.
  • Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1986 film shot mostly in Tucson called Desert Bloom, and says it's easy to be distracted by the many landmarks and reminders of local culture that serve as the movie's backdrop.
desert bloom flirting spotlight Jay Underwood and Annabeth Gish as 1950s teens in "Desert Bloom" (1986)
  • And, essayist Adiba Nelson shares her perspective on the different kinds of love that exist within the black community, some that were born out of history, oppression and survival. Music by Jaime J. Soto.
Adiba Nelson Adiba Nelson

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