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Tucson Desert Song Festival Celebrates the American Voice

The Tucson Desert Song Festival announces its 8th Annual Festival, happening January 15 to February 6, 2020, that celebrates the American voice with a gathering of world-renowned classical singers exploring the colors, rhythms, and melodies of America's rich and complex musical character.

Etherton Gallery Celebrates 100 Years of Grand Canyon National Park

Etherton Gallery celebrates the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park with an exhibition of stunning contemporary images by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and environmental activist, Jack Dykinga, and 19th century and vintage photographs by William H. Bell, Ansel Adams, Mark Klett, and others, that capture the awe inspiring grandeur of one of the great wonders of the world.

Game Time Announced for 2019 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Plans for a midday kick-off at the 5th NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on Tuesday, December 31 were confirmed today with the announcement of the Bowl’s local game time of 2:30 pm MST (4:30 pm EST) at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, featuring football foes from the Mountain West and Sun Belt Conferences.

President Signs Bill Promoting Southern Arizona’s Culture & Heritage

After more than a decade of building a broad base of bipartisan support, the Santa Cruz Valley in Southern Arizona was designated as a National Heritage Area. The designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area was included in Senate Bill 47, The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Title 6, Sec. 6001), which was passed by Congress on February 26, 2019 and signed by President Trump on March 12, 2019. National Heritage Areas stimulate local heritage-based economic development by marketing regional heritage tourism, and promoting place-based foods, arts, crafts, and other traditional products.  There are 55 National Heritage Areas in 32 states across country, with many of these areas seeing a significant increase in tourism following the designation.

Délice Network Gathering in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson will host the Délice Network Gathering, an international meeting based on the theme of gastronomy and culinary tourism, at various venues citywide, May 1-3, 2019. Representatives from 16 of the network’s 28-member cities will gather for three days of sharing, learning, connecting with local peers and welcoming new member cities. The focus of the 2019 gathering is “superstar food,” meaning how a product or food reflects a city’s culture and defines its sense of place.