Biz buzz:
New flavor for opera; tattoo convention

       Patsy's Candies, 1540 S. 21st St., has created a new chocolate as part of its sponsorship of the Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Pikes Peak Center production of “Carmen.”
       The chocolate, called Carmen Temptations, will be on sale as a benefit to the opera through the two scheduled “Carmen” performances March 1-2.
       For more information on the opera, call 633-9373.
      
       Above Suspicion Tattoo, 621 W. Colorado Ave., helped organize the first Colorado Springs “Tattoo Arts Festival,” which will be Feb. 8-10.
       According to Paes164, owner of Above Suspicion, it took about a year to obtain the necessary law changes and health approvals to allow the event, which will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at I-25 and South Circle Drive.
       “For some people this will be an opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best the industry has to offer, and I thought this could be something positive for the tattoo industry here in Colorado Springs,” Paes said.
       For more information, call his studio at 328-1544.
      
       Steve Wiley of Thunder & Buttons is in “MDA's Lock Up" this year. To get him out of “jail,” Wiley requests MDA contributions of $1,100 by March 5. For more information, call T&B's at 447-9888.

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