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Aug. 26: Lizama Switched from Violin to Viola, Never Looked Back

Aug. 26: Lizama Switched from Violin to Viola, Never Looked Back

Like many a violist, Raphael Lizama first played the violin before he picked up a viola.  “It wasn’t my idea,” he explained in a recent telephone conversation. “My teacher, who was first of all a violist, loved the instrument and looked for any reason to convert me.”  He resisted, but she persisted.  After a while he decided to give the viola a try,...

 

Aug. 27: ‘Father’ of U.S. Conservation Comes Alive in ASA Lecture

Aug. 27: ‘Father’ of U.S. Conservation Comes Alive in ASA Lecture

Travel back in time to the 19th century; see the great, unspoiled West through the eyes of George Bird Grinnell, considered by many the “Father of American...

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Sept. 4: Workin’ on the Railroads in Arizona

Sept. 4: Workin’ on the Railroads in Arizona

In the 1880s, railroading was often big news in the Arizona Star.  One edition informed locals that down by Cienega Creek, “. . .  a large number of...

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