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With 47 years in the business, the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) has become accustomed to bringing dynamic and stimulating stories to the stage of Tucson’s historic Temple of Music and Art. Naturally, as seasoned storytellers, the ATC is always an organization that pushes itself to the pinnacle of quality, so what better classical imagination to bring to life than that of fantastic French visionary, Jules Verne? Through March 22, the ATC is bringing one of its most challenging tales to Tucson as the group performs the fantastic voyage depicted in “Around the World in 80 Days”.
NEW THIS WEEK
The celebrated off-Broadway comedy, Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors in a theatrical tour-de-force playing 39 characters from Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, will come alive at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., from March 1-22.
It really isn’t that long until we start seeing all the election banter for the 2014 midterm races. In fact, we are seeing some of it already as the public appears extremely tired of Washington, and for that matter, many of our elected officials at the state level.
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare, a significant amount of attention has been paid to the fate of the individual mandate. Lost in this intense focus on the mandate, however, is the coercive expansion of Medicaid that the court ruled unconstitutional by a vote of 7 to 2.
With the off-season elections wrapping up, focus is now turning to 2012 where Northwest voters will have plenty of decisions to make, starting with the Oro Valley Town Council election in March.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is drawing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, who have expressed concerns over how proposed borders for the state’s legislative districts have been redrawn.
Besides fireworks and Independence Day celebrations over the weekend, the Tucson Padres also got down to business in three games.
In his book “Built to Last,” author Jim Collins stresses that successful organizations are built by leaders who establish a foundation that is strong enough to survive even without them.
The five major executive branch offices in Arizona are governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction. The following are overviews of the candidates in the Sept. 10 primary election races. Uncontested major and third party candidates will automatically advance to the general election Nov. 5. The Northwest EXPLORER will provide more information about their campaigns in our October general election coverage.