Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Jan. 9:

PUEBLO GARDENING PROJECT: This winter harvest is the final step of a project that brought together students from Pueblo Magnet High School and residents of a small South Side community. The garden occupies a lot that, until recently, was barren except for caliche and a few weeds.

PERFORMING ARTS STATUS: Those in the art world may agree that performing arts in the U.S. are entering a new era, and are facing many challenges, such as shrinking audiences, a cut in revenues and change in their audience's expectations.

MODERNIZING A JEWISH TRADITION: Tallitote have been around for centuries, and they are shawls that have prayers on them. Beth Surdut has been making custom tallitot for some years now, and says they give people a chance to step out of the daily life and into a meditate state to communicate with a higher power.

IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE: Award-winning recording artist Tony Redhouse considers himself a Native American sound healer and spiritual teacher who uses his voice and music to soothe the soul.

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