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A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Historic Tucson African American Social Club Demolished

The Beau Brummel Club hosted black entertainers and athletes for almost eight decades

Infinite Lifetimes

Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, translator of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead", talks about rebirth, space aliens, and lucid dying.

100 Years of Stories: Arizona Centenarians

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are raises for Arizona teachers guaranteed?; how a little bird provided a clue about Arizona's changing climate; and visit "Saxorcism", an immersive music experience.

Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Democratic candidates for governor talk education funding; Michael F. Blake on "The Cowboy President", and a backstage visit with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Tucson Developer Facing Neighborhood Ire Over Monastery Proposal

Community leaders say plans do not fit historic landmark's surroundings.

Lifeblood of the Desert: Restoration Brings New Life to Santa Cruz River

The river has supported four millennia of agriculture and growth in Tucson.

Fighting Hate with Love

An Interview with Civil Rights Pioneer Bernard Lafayette

"Black Pearl Sings" Builds Bridges with Song

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How politics in China evolved in the 20th century; and meet author Larry Dane Brimner, dedicated to writing about civil rights for young readers.

Honoring Dunbar School's Past, Reshaping its Future

Groups have plans for former segregated Tucson school buildings.

Demolition Starts on Downtown Tucson's La Placita

The landmark is being torn down to make way for residences and retail space.

A Desert Museum for Art and History

Tucson has two different attractions with "desert museum" in their names.

Miracle Mile Recognized on National Register of Historic Places

Retro hotels and neon signs recall a bygone era.

A century of family history helped create "The Journal of Sedona Schnebly"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Advice on healthier, happier sleep; and at age 100, a real Tucson original still surrounds herself with the things she loves -- motorcycles.

Hydra, Iconic Downtown Tucson Business, Is Shutting Down

The store opened on Congress Street more than 20 years ago and was known for creative window displays.

Colorful Canary Lights Up a Home With Music

The "Spanish Timbrado" is known for its plumage and songs.

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