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Tucson to Name Music Hall for Native Daughter Linda Ronstadt

Singer and activist Linda Ronstadt, an Arizona resident, applauds a speaker as she attends a news conference at the Arizona Capitol, Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Phoenix. The Tucson Music Hall will be renamed in honor of Ronstadt, a southern Arizona native who went on to become a Grammy-winning superstar. Mayor Regina Romero announced the change on Friday, March 18, 2022. Ronstadt was one of the top performers of the 1970s and a popular singer well into the 21st century. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Singer and activist Linda Ronstadt, an Arizona resident, applauds a speaker as she attends a news conference at the Arizona Capitol, Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Phoenix. The Tucson Music Hall will be renamed in honor of Ronstadt, a southern Arizona native who went on to become a Grammy-winning superstar. Mayor Regina Romero announced the change on Friday, March 18, 2022. Ronstadt was one of the top performers of the 1970s and a popular singer well into the 21st century. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Tucson, Ariz. (AP) -- The Tucson Music Hall will be renamed in honor of Linda Ronstadt, a southern Arizona native who went on to become a Grammy-winning superstar, Mayor Regina Romero announced Friday.

One of the top performers of the 1970s and a popular singer well into the 21st century, Ronstadt collected nearly a dozen Grammys in such categories as country, pop, Latin and children’s music. She stopped singing in 2009 when Parkinson's disease robbed her of her singing voice.