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2019

Downtown Tucson hotel awarded certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

The AC Hotel Tucson Downtown is proud to announce their environmentally friendly efforts at the hotel have been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2018 New Construction and Major Renovations certification. LEED certification identifies AC Hotel Tucson Downtown as a showcase example of environmental design and demonstrates leadership in transforming downtown development.

Panel to Shed Light on de Kooning Painting’s Mysterious Theft and Recovery

The University of Arizona Museum of Art may seem like a peaceful place but on November 29, 1985, it was the site of one of the most baffling art heists in recent history. On that day, a mysterious couple walked into the museum and walked out with Woman-Ochre, an abstract painting by the legendary expressionist artist Willem de Kooning, believed to be worth more than $100 million. Decades later, the painting was discovered by an antique dealer in an estate sale and it was returned to the museum. But who were the thieves? On May 16, you’ll get a chance to learn more about this surreal story from people closely involved in it at this event at the UA Museum of Art. You’ll hear how the painting came to the museum, what happened the day of the heist, how it was recovered—and who may have been responsible!

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus 80th Anniversary

Founded in 1939, The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus commences the celebration of its 80th Anniversary in 2019. Over the last eight decades, the Chorus has gained worldwide acclaim as one of the elite boy choirs on the planet. Thousands of boys have participated in the chorus and chances are most longtime residents know someone who sang (or sings) in the chorus.

Second SundAZe celebrates Tucson Museum of Art's 95th Birthday Party

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is celebrating their 95th Birthday on March 10, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in collaboration with Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA, the museum’s popular admission-free monthly program. Join the museum for birthday-inspired art-making projects, a performance by Cirque Roots including stilt walkers, jugglers, and acrobats; a workshop and performance by Artifact Dance Project; and the Gonzo Hour: an interactive, musical, physical theater clown show for all ages. The day will also include face painting, piñatas, and a cake-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m.! All events are free and open to the public.

Spring is in the air. See you at 2nd Saturdays Downtown, March 9!

On Saturday, March 9, come to  2nd Saturdays Downtown for a free, family-friendly music festival. It’s fun and it’s all for you. Stroll on Congress Street to see many new clubs and restaurants. See many vendors and street merchants with items that are handmade or one of a kind. Winter hours are in effect, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

2nd Edition of "The Value of U.S. Downtowns & Center Cities" Report

The International Downtown Association (IDA) has released the Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Second Edition report. The report updates The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities study released one year ago, with data and analysis that expands the scope to a total of 24 downtowns with urban place management organizations across the United States. The report articulates the inherent value of Downtown Tucson, not only as an economic driver but also as the centralized hub of the city and region in terms of sense of place, employment, civic engagement, diversity, arts and culture, historic importance, local identity, and financial impact.

John Daly Receives Sponsor Exemption to 2019 Cologuard Classic

The Tucson Conquistadores and title sponsor Cologuard announced today that John Daly will receive a sponsor exemption to play in the 2019 Cologuard Classic, to be played February 27-March 3, 2019 at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course.
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