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Top Regional Attractions to Hit This Year in Tucson, Part Two

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The wonderfully diverse, tight-knit community of Arizona’s southern city, Tucson, has such a large variety of great places to see and activities with which to take part. Be sure to check out part one of this series as well, and set out to make 2017 a year of adventure and exploration in this eccentric city.

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Tucson Performing Arts Preview for Spring Season

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This spring, Tucson’s enthusiastic performing arts and cultural scene is booming with talented artists, musicians, dancers, and actors throughout the Tucson area. Grab your tickets now and plan for an enriching season of showstopping theatrical numbers, choreographies that will leave you breathless, and sensational symphonies. Here are just a few of the many performing arts events for the upcoming season:

Theatre

Broadway in Tucson

Motown The Musical by Berry Gordy

Feb. 21...

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A Sweet Deal: Great Chefs Series Serves Up Dessert

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Imagine partaking in a delightfully intimate culinary experience with talented local Tucson chefs showcasing their top dishes and tricks of the trade—this is the bimonthly Great Chefs Series, organized by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) in partnership with Monark Premium Appliances. And this month’s theme: “The Sweet Experience.” If you’re having a mini sugar meltdown right now, you’re not alone. The Sweet Experience will feature Susan Fulton of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro, Gina Skelton of PY...

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2017 Tucson Jazz Festival Showcases Top Musicians

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Growling trumpets, sultry saxophones, elusive ride cymbals with bass drum accents and some of the most velvety voices in jazz music come together for the annual Tucson Jazz Festival. Spanning nearly two toe-tapping weeks, the jazz festival is located at venues throughout downtown, including the Rialto Theatre, Fox Tucson Theatre, Club Congress and the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. This high-spirited musical event runs from Jan. 12 to Jan. 22 and features some of the best jazz musicians in the country.

Executive director of Jazz in January, Yvonne Ervin, says festival-goers can’t miss...

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Scented Leaf Tea House to Open Second Location Downtown

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The Scented Leaf Tea House & Lounge is opening a new location in downtown Tucson between Diablo Burger and former Proper Restaurant. While the original location on University Boulevard near the University of Arizona campus has evolved into a busy and bustling, albeit casual atmosphere, owner Shane Barela says he plans for the downtown tea house to evoke a more “loungey” atmosphere, with “comfortable seating, great flow, and a bigger focus on tea on tap.”

Expected to open in early March, the Scented Leaf downtown will have 16 teas on tap, as...

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