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After living in Europe and Asia, Patricia Deridder settled in the United States where she eventually opened Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.

Tucson's Japanese Gardens is a "Dream Come True."

The transcontinental journey behind the gardens' founder and director.

Ray Frieders (behind the camera) shoots The Giant Sandworms for their "Body of Water" video (circa 1983)

"That Desert Sound"

A collection of '80s rock videos by Southern Arizona bands debuts this weekend at HoCo Fest.

Arizona Spotlight for August 21, 2015

What does "Mapping Q" say about Tucson's social landscape and LGBTQ youth?; a look back to Tucson in 1776; The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace celebrates the city's 240th birthday; blues legend Stefan George remembered.

Independence Day Celebrations

With fireworks - and without - Southern Arizonans celebrate Fourth of July at special events and free gatherings.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

A new documentary pays tribute to "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas", an entertainer who blazed trails for women in music, comedy, and business.

Chinese Culture Festival Returns

Lecture explores the cultural resonance of time telling; trio of young virtuoso musicians performs on traditional instruments.

Bill Ganz, singer and songwriter, plays a song to demonstrate the Western music traditions that are being celebrated during the 2013 Cowboy Music & Western Art show in Tucson.

The Old West: Where Sun Never Sets

Weekend festival celebrates music, art, lifestyle

Broadway to Hollywood

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

Remembering the Songs

A conversation with Julie Cajune, an educator and cultural preservationist, about a new CD of rare Native American music.

International Remembrance Locally Orchestrated

Jewish Federation, Symphony Orchestra remember Holocaust victims

Mary De Camp (Left) Peace Fair coordinator and Joe Bernick (right) Peace Fair organizer stop to talk about the upcoming Peace Fair.

Activists Celebrate a Milestone in Southern Arizona

30th Annual Tucson Peace Fair and Music Festival is being held in the community.

Arizona Early Music Society President, Bette Arnett (center) and Treasurer, Jeffri Sanders (right) discuss the AEMS and its upcoming events.

Tunes From A Time Gone By

For fans of music, a local group wants you to think back

Clogging Instructor, Duane Steele (left), and Vice-President of Square and Round Dance Association of Southern Arizona, Ron Sandefur (right), talk about the Southern Arizona Clogging Dance Festival.

Tucson Dancers Give U.S. Folk Traditions a Whirl

Dance festivals bring clogging, square dancing to Southern Arizona

The history of these organs followed the development of Tucson as well as the pipe organs being integrated into buildings designed to house them.

History Moment: Pipe Organs of Tucson

Musical instruments leave their mark in our community

Celebrating the beauty, craftsmanship, and audio nuances of acoustic and electric guitars, the University of Arizona Museum of Art presents Good Vibrations: The Guitar as Design, Craft and Function.

Exhibit Tunes In to Guitarmaking History

"Good Vibrations" offers glimpse at the instrument and its construction, from 16th-century Europe to present-day Tucson

The Rex Allen Days in Willcox is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, honoring Rex Allen, a "singing cowboy" from Willcox, Arizona.

Willcox Celebrates Native Son

Rex Allen Days in Willcox honor Arizona's singing cowboy

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