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Re: “Impress Hot Pot

If you have never had Chinese hot pot, you have to come here. My wife and I lived in China for 3 years (1 year in Shijiazhuang and 2 years in Nanjing) and this is EXACTLY like the hot pots in China. The other Chinese restaurants are all "Meiguo-Chungua-fan" or Americanized Chinese food - Chinese style cooked to American expectations. Impress is not - it is genuine as it is served in China. Suggestions - the hot water that the food is cooked in gets more spicy as it cooks, so get the split cooking - hot and plain. Your lips will thank you. Also - most of the Fu-Yuan (waiters) are from China, so ask them to help you mix the various sauces. Since hot pot is a cook it yourself buffet, you choose what you will cook. Experiment. I like the lotus roots, the various mushrooms and the sea food best.

Posted by Steve Katz on 05/19/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The food was great the service was great the prices are reasonable the environment was fun and nice but
the music for the bike rally held 5/18 was well my daughter pointed and said look at that green truck and see the band doing drugs that was not good and if this place continues to use drugged up bands to preform here I will not go back ever
Veri dissapointed with seeing them doing drugs which tells me brother johns either did not know or did and ignored it either way when that band mary something plays there or anywhere i will not go.

Posted by HarleyHog69 on 05/19/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio

Every time I go there, I want to take everything home with me. You have to experience Philabaum Gallery to understand how special and wonderful it is.

Posted by Barry K on 05/18/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Everything Homebrew

The email is incorrect. It should be support@everythinghomebrew.com

Posted by Josh Ratliff on 05/17/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Cosmic Bingo

Best casino ever

Posted by Virginia Carino on 05/13/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray

The Frida Kahlo exhibit has been extended through the end of August. See both the butterflies AND The Frida exhibit til the end of May.

Posted by swymer on 05/12/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center

Easy to reach in NW Tucson. Helpful and friendly staff. Very accessible 1/4 mile nature trail and 1/2 mile birding trail. Good place to go for a birding neophyte. (Wrong phone number shown.)

Posted by J Robb Wilson on 05/11/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Royal Sun Restaurant & Lounge

These guys really know how to use their music to make you feel good about everything.

Posted by Royal Sun on 05/07/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

Perfect setting for my solo Art of Paying Attention exhibit through May 10, 2017. Come to this oasis in the desert to see Intricate drawings and read true stories from my NPR nature series you hear on Arizona Spotlight.

Posted by Beth Surdut on 05/05/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “SAAG Gallery

Find a beautiful piece of Art or unique gifts for every wallet and taste from alocal Artist

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Posted by Christel Brumann on 05/04/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Crawfish festival

What a great time!!!..first time experience..lotsa advice nice people...highly recommended

Posted by E Mendez on 04/30/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “VFW Post 10254

Both the people and the food are great here!!! There is always a smiling face to greet you when you walk through the doors. I love coming here on Friday nights to hang out and talk with other Veterans. This post is open to the public and to Vets. Stop by and say "Hi"! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Posted by Erin Jacobs on 04/13/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Us and Them by Wayne Martin Belger: a live first-hand account of world news you hear about everyday

So excited for this talk. It's the first time Mr. Belger is speaking in Tucson!

Posted by lauramilkins on 04/12/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Show at Milagros Photo Studio & Gallery

Centrally located, nice photos on display, worth to take a look.

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Posted by Guillermo Escudero on 04/09/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Morrissey

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job, God knows I'm miserable now

Posted by crimini on 04/07/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Run Like A Fool 5k

I attended last year and it was a lot of fun! Can't wait to participate again!

Posted by Marissa Scheeler on 03/28/2017 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Oracle Historical Society and Acadia Ranch Museum

I live and have grown up in the beautiful town of Oracle Arizona. Oracle is a friendly town full of history and beauty. If you have a chance to visit please do you won't regret it.

Posted by Alex Casares on 03/25/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Morning's At Seven

MORNINGS AT SEVEN

There is certainly a lot of competition for your entertainment dollar in Tucson on the weekend. However, one new entrant in this crowded field certainly deserves your attention and that is Mornings At Seven at The Community Playhouse.

It used to be said that in almost any endeavor amateur was something to be avoided in favor of professional. But then we remember what the quadrennial Olympics is all about, where professionals are barred, and the drama of performance is all given over to those who do what they do not because they are paid to, but because they love what they are doing and do it very well. In fact, as we all know, they are often the very best in the world. And so it is with amateur theater sometimes, another name for which is community theater.

Certainly the new Community Players production of Paul Osbornes Pulitzer Prize-winning play Mornings at Seven fits into this category. It is world class fun and the performances are second to none.

Let me first say that this play was written in the 1940s and while there are a few noticeable anachronisms, like one of the characters decrying the invention of the telephone, most of the subject matter is highly relevant to today, and if you are tired of superficial shows about nothing or gratuitous violence, entirely welcome. How is that? Well, the play, which is a strange, delightful mix of profundity and light-heartedness, deals primarily with difficult, universal questions of family relations and human destiny which are not confined to any one particular era. Probably they are timeless and could just as easily have been written about in ancient Greece times as well as in modern ones. Often they were.

The action takes place, and a fast-paced action it is, in a backyard, which is an inexplicably underutilized and thoroughly under-appreciated venue for theatrical drama given the amount of things that actually take place there in real life. Actually, it takes place in two adjoining backyards which belong to two sisters who are both married and living in a Midwestern town where traditional values of honesty, fairplay, hardwork, and parsimony hold forth, where rose trellises are grown, proper bathrooms are maintained, meals are served on time, there is just one afternoon train out of town, and where people feel it necessary to apologize for getting up anytime after seven in the morning. It starts when Homer brings his girlfriend Myrtle home to meet his mother (yes, the play has its fair share of almost exotic-sounding Midwestern names, too). Unfortunately his father Carl is having an identity crisis at the time and goes off before he can properly meet Myrtle and becomes a missing person, thereby provoking a family crisis. It turns out Carl has been recently obsessed with a metaphysical moment in his life called The Fork, somewhere in his past where he worries he left the path he should have been on in life and took a wrong turn. This is the proverbial fork in the road that we are all familiar with and the existential question of what choice to make when we are confronted with one challenges us all (stay with a secure, but mediocre, job or try to find an uncertain new one, etc.). But is it fate or our own choice which determines where we end up in life? One of the other characters in the play feels that she, too, has made a bad choice and as a result of what she comes to discover in the play decides that all the intervening years that happened until she makes a change were wasted and just might not have been worth living at all. Through her discovery, and others, this play drives home the message that life is not a dress rehearsal and that we had better pay close attention to the choices we are given and make the right ones because they can either give our lives meaning or take it away, depending on what path we choose.

The plot takes many twists and turns and is full of surprises. The scenery and lighting are good, the staging leaves nothing to be desired, and the characters are believable, due in no small part to excellent type casting. To top it all off the Community Playhouse is a wonderfully intimate venue with plenty of opportunity to see every last detail of the evocative expressions on the actors faces and to hear their rich voices with all their subtle and suggestive intonations clearly. This is a lovely little gem. There are only six performances left though, and seating is limited so be sure to make your reservations early. You wouldnt want to be turned away at the door and miss this one! It is playing now through March 26. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and there is a matinee on Sunday at 2 pm. The Community Playhouse is located at 1881 North Oracle Road, just above Speedway. Their telephone number is 887-6239. (The Playhouse is a 501(c)3 organization but does charge a small admission of $12.)

Mornings at Seven
Written by Paul Osbourne
Directed by Vincent Flynn

Cast
Arronetta Arry Gibbs............Joanne Anderson
Cora Swanson............Sydney Flynn
Theodore Thor Swanson...........Scott Berg
Ida Bolton...................Bobbi Whitsun
Carl Bolton.............David Youngerman
Homer Bolton................Craig Ludwiczak
Myrtle Brown......................Jennifer Muskat
Esther Esty Crampton..............Elin Brown
David Crampton.....................Dan Reichel

Crew
Stage Manager...................Paul Brunelle
Stage Manager...................Barb Tobiasson
Lights, Sound......................Paul Brunelle
Set Design...........................Scott Berg
Set Design and Construction........Scott Berg, Bobbi Whitsun, Eric Everts
Social Media Coordinator........Mary Anne Fout
Show Poster.........................Sydney Flynn
Program................................Scott Berg

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Posted by Phillip Ozdemir on 03/16/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Movement Culture

GREAT SPACE

Posted by Tucson Capoeira on 03/07/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsoneses

Shows NOW start at 8pm.

Posted by agmtb on 03/04/2017 at 6:57 AM

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