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Belinda Gail (left), a singer in the duet Cowgirl True, and Steve Conroy (right) co-chair of the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering talk about their upcoming event.

The sun may set in the West, but it never really sets on the Old West.

America's unending fascination with cowboy life is continuing in the 21st century, and an upcoming gathering in Sierra Vista celebrates the Old West's artistic side. The 20th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering happens from February 3rd through the 5th, 2012, at the Buena Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Cochise celebration is one of the nation's largest cowboy festivals, and this year will be marking the 100th anniversary of Arizona's statehood as well as the gathering's 20th consecutive year.

A wide range of musicians, poets, storytellers, and Western arts & crafts enthusiasts come together to share their love for the nostalgia, the music, and the culture of the late 1800's.

Joining Arizona Illustrated and performing are singer Belinda Gail and poet Diane Tribitt, who work together as Cowgirl True.

Belinda Gail (left) singer, Cowgirl True and Steve Conroy (right) co\\u002Dchair of Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering talk about their upcoming event.