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Mirabella at ASU's musician-in-residence Ty Chiko on what it's like to live and work there

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 10:52am
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 7:39am

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Ty Chiko performs for Mirabella at ASU residents on Aug. 18, 2021.

Mirabella at ASU in Tempe opened in late 2020 by Arizona State University as a place for seniors and retirees to live — and also engage in lifelong learning. But the high-rise building has been generating headlines more recently because of a lawsuit that was filed against its neighbor.

That suit called for the Shady Park concert venue to lower its noise levels and end events earlier in the evening, and a judge ruled in Mirabella’s favor.

Ty Chiko is an ASU graduate student and a musician-in-residence at Mirabella. The Show spoke with him about the experience of working with Mirabella residents and what it's like to live and work there.

Mirabella retirement community ASU
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ASU's Mirabella retirement community stands near the corner of University Drive and Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe.

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