Obituary: Hardy Grant, sculptor, dies at 77

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Hardy Ray Grant, 77, best known in Tucson as sculptor of the John F. Kennedy bust which he donated to the city of Tucson in 1964, died of heart failure June 26, 2015. Hardy was born in Texas but grew up in California with his mother after his parents divorced. His artistic abilities were noted …

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Frida Kahlo (a poem)

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Frida Kahlo In a chronicle of pain the child’s leg dwindles with polio. A streetcar crushes nerves and bones. And Frida, born of revolution recreates her life again and again. She wears flowers and embroidered silks, jewelry of sky or thorns or severed hands. She braids her long hair. Diego looms larger than life, and …

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Rocking the U.S. Border with Mexico

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Circumstances surrounding the recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, resonate with some of the twenty-eight killings by U.S. border agents since 2010 in the following ways: an unarmed suspect allegedly turns the enforcement agent into the victim; the suspect is killed; release of the agent’s name is …

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Privatizing Free Speech

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Access Tucson started public access programming in 1984. At one time, Access Tucson was recognized throughout the country as being one of the best community TV stations in the nation. It has been a vehicle for producers to create and air shows for 30 years. Membership is free to Tucson citizens. Shows …

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