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Green Things Poinsettia Festival. Foothills nursery Green Things is celebrating the holidays with 25,000 poinsettia plants and an array of craft activities. Their inaugural Poinsettia Festival lasts every day through December 24, and is free and open to the public.   Throughout the next mont…

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"Shop Local and Spend Big” is my wish for this holiday season. As a chamber of commerce, we are always asking everyone to shop local, but now more than ever it is important to support our local businesses. Whether they are a small one-person shop or a large, 100-employee shop, they need us. …

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Thanksgiving Weekend has always been a somewhat bittersweet time for many football fans. There is an avalanche of games on TV, starting with the NFL games on Thanksgiving Day, followed by a couple dozen rivalry games (e.g. Alabama-Auburn, Cal-Stanford) on Friday and Saturday, and then wrappe…

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Winter Wanderland. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is hosting an all-new holiday experience that improves upon one of their most beloved annual traditions, the luminaria nights. “Wanderland: A Holiday Garden Stroll” allows guests to walk through the gardens, twilit by 3,000 luminaria lights, ov…

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Working as a firefighter often requires a person to think quickly and adapt to changes. It’s a skillset that has served former firefighters Jeremy Hilderbrand, Matt Gordon and Taylor Carter well as they operate Firetruck Brewing Company. 

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University Boulevard and Main Gate Square are continuing their annual tradition of decorating for the holidays, with a few extra safety precautions this year. From Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 3, University Boulevard between Euclid and Park avenues will have holiday events and decora…

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The Coronado National Forest Service is giving Sabino Canyon the green light to relaunch Crawler and shuttle service with new pandemic precautions in place.

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Whether it be due to the summer heat or social distancing, the sidewalks of Tucson have been less busy in recent months. But locals can enjoy the promenades and sidestreets in auditory form thanks to Connie Brannock’s latest EP “Last Call,” which takes the groove and atmosphere of night walk…

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Due to COVID-19, the Biosphere 2 in Oracle has suspended their daily walking tours. But they’re now offering a “night driving” tour, where you can drive through the property and learn more about its scientific research and amazing history in the comfort and safety of your own car. Tours take…

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The Gaslight Music Hall is keeping active in the summer months by continuing their outdoor concerts. The Music Hall recently announced a string of shows ranging from country to rock, all with a Tucson twist. 

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At 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, every restaurant, bar, club and cafe in the City of Tucson closed its doors through the end of the month in an attempt to slow the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. While this obviously dealt a massive blow to the food and hospitality industries, it also strip…

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If you’re already getting bored sitting around the house and you miss the The Loft Cinema, then you’re in luck. Tucson’s only arthouse cinema just announced the launch of a new streaming service.

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Sonoita-Elgin, located in Santa Cruz County, is Arizona’s first American Viticultural Area, a region designated by the government as a distinctive grape-growing region. 

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The Pima County Public Library is keeping up to date with quickly evolving technology of ebooks by digitizing the concept of physical reading rooms with their new “eReading Room.” This digital collection of children’s books features professionally recorded narration that plays and highlights…

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At last year’s Century of Tucson party, Hotel Congress passed the centennial torch to their cross-street neighbor, the Rialto Theatre. While the Rialto’s official hundred-year anniversary lands on Aug. 29, 2020, they’re filling the whole year with festivities, kicking things off with the eig…

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For husband and wife duo Billy Shaw Jr. and Jessica Northey-Shaw, music is everything. The pair connected over a shared love for country music, meeting for the first time at one of Billy’s shows at country hangout The Maverick. 

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On Jan. 14, Tucson author Nancy E. Turner released her newest novel, “Light Changes Everything.” The historical fiction based in rural Arizona focuses on a young feminist in 1907 aiming for a better future. “Light Changes Everything” is a new take on the experiences of young women living in …

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Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., is a local psychologist who uses his professional experience to write self-help books ranging from relationship advice to addiction recovery. His latest book, “Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life” is based on nearly 50 years of working with cl…

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Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with an abundance of the arts, as our Spring Arts Preview reveals. Margaret Regan fills us in on what we’ll find in museums and galleries, as well as previewing what local dance troupes will be bringing to the stage this spring. Leigh Moyer lets us kn…

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This guide will help you keep track of all the best events going on at Tucson’s two dozen craft breweries during the 10th annual Arizona Craft Beer Week: Thursday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 15. 

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On Wednesday, Jan. 22, friends and faculty of the Gaslight Theatre and Music Hall gathered to celebrate the life of Jesus Limon, who passed away December 2019. Not only did the memorial show at the music hall celebrate Limon’s life, but friends fondly remembered his acting skills, singing pr…

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There are a lot of words to describe Tucson, but boring sure isn’t one of them. For a comparatively small city, there seems to be art bursting out of every crevice and cactus. Picking my favorite albums to come out of Tucson this year was difficult enough, keeping track of all of them is dow…

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The annual Tucson Jazz Festival is always a wonderful way to celebrate a new year of live music during a month when the pickings are notoriously slim. As ever, a stellar lineup of talent across the jazz spectrum has been assembled, kicking off with Maceo Parker & his Big Band at Centenni…

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Guests at the Tucson Mall may now hear classical musical echoing through the corridors, but it won’t come from the loudspeakers. Catalyst, the new “makerspace” of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, now serves as a practice area for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, a gal…

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Eric Smith’s lifelong dream came true in front of a studio audience in Culver City earlier this month. 

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The Great Cover Up is celebrating its 21st anniversary much in the same way it always has: getting dozens of local musicians to cover the songs of big-name acts like The Clash, Dolly Parton, Guns & Roses and The Doors. But just because the format is the same doesn’t mean the show is any …

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The Christmas season is here whether you like it or not. But a quick trip to the Gaslight Theatre’s newest holiday show of “The Secret Santa” will ensure you are, indeed, excited about the frosty season.

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After spending five years in Poznań, Poland and falling in love with the people, the culture and the food, Lois Britton’s friends call her the country’s best ambassador. 

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At a Nov. 5 council meeting, the Town of Marana approved the design of a public art project that aims to represent the community and also allows high school students to contribute their artistic skills.