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Devin Townsend earned the moniker as the “Mad Scientist of Metal” but more and more he should just be considered a musical mad scientist.
(BPT) - With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas means plenty of fairs, outdoor music events, cheering crowds, wine harvests and more.
The Fox Tucson Theatre announces the starting lineup for the 2014 Fall Season. The Fox, downtown’s crown jewel, consistently seeks to present high quality entertainment that will appeal to Southern Arizona’s diverse community. Guests should visit www.FoxTucson.com to view the daily updated schedule of shows, speakers, and special events. Tickets for all events may be purchased online at www.FoxTucson.com, at the theatre box office or by calling 547-3040. Box Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends open two hours prior to each performance.
The National Football League (NFL) has come under fire in recent weeks after Baltimore Ravens’ tailback Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for domestic violence after an incident with his fiancée. On the surface, one might say it’s good the NFL took action, and he didn’t get away with it.
Every Thursday Continental Ranch hosts their own farmers market. For four hours, between 25-35 vendors serve up a wide variety of goods and crafts.
By now the Great American Playhouse has gained notoriety across north Tucson as a rowdy melodramatic theater that fills its auditorium with laughter and energy. On weekend evenings, the theater is commonly filled to the back with audience members who join in on the fun by singing along with the familiar ballads, booing at the villains, and cheering for the heroes. The roof threatens to fly off the foundation on these crowded evenings of rowdiness. You can imagine my surprise, then, when I attended the theater’s Sunday afternoon showing of their newest production “Naomi and Michelle’s Excellent Adventure”, and found the auditorium half full. It seemed as though it would be a different crowd than I had grown accustomed to in prior GAP experiences, as the audience appeared tired from the mid-day heat, from large Sunday lunches, and from the thoughts of beginning a new a work week. I sat in my seat, and prepared myself for what I fully expected to be a toned down and lazy rendition of GAP’s newest play, lacking the perennial punching power that the company has become known for.
Eldon Housley is relatively new to the world of Cowboy poetry, but is by no means new to being a cowboy. Housley, whose poems tell the adventures of his grandson Jake and his dog Buster, is a frequent performer and is making a name for himself as both a poet and singer of “old time cowboy songs.”
Eldon Housley may be new to performing cowboy poetry, but has lived the cowboy lifestyle, including singing cowboy songs, since he was a small boy.
WASHINGTON – The wild west – it brings to mind images of cowboys and showdowns. It probably does not bring images of women in elected office.
We started reading to my son when he was six weeks old. It sounds a little strange, I know, but I’d read about the benefits of reading to a baby and so I insisted that we do it. We started with simple board books that contained mostly colorful pictures of oversized objects—shoes, balls, animals—and slowly progressed to books with simple story lines. Our reading time quickly became a treasured part of my son’s daily schedule. After we successfully got his sisters off to school each morning, the two of us would cozy into a spot on the rocking chair in his room. He’d choose a pile of books from our home library and stack them as neatly as his chubby little toddler hands would allow, by the chair. Eventually his attention span grew and we were able to complete lengthy series. I think that he was under five years old when we completed all seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
Bring the kids and grandkids to Oracle State Park on Saturday, May 17, for a day of ranger-led hands-on activities like making a leather-tooled keychain, planting seeds to take home, and learning to identify animal skulls. Stop by the “Ask Your Master Gardener” corner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners answering gardening questions and presenting tips. Both free with park admission.
From bluegrass and country to flamenco and jazz fusion, a musical menu this summer is sure to entertain all tastes.
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Town of Marana present free live music the first Saturday of the month May to October. Marana Concerts in the Park will feature some of the best local performers in the region, from bluegrass and country to flamenco and jazz fusion. Attendees are incouraged to bring their own chair or blanket to enjoy the show.
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(BPT) - Summer vacation season is here, and to ensure yours is full of family-friendly fun, you’ll need to move quickly and be creative. You need some out-of-the-box thinking, and a location that’s dependably exciting, affordable and amazingly diverse. One word: Texas.
This Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards show on ABC should be one of the most exciting in recent years. Last year’s awkward host Seth MacFarlane has been replaced by daytime talker Ellen DeGeneres, making her second appearance. This year, we also have at least a handful of great films all competing for the 8.5- pound golden statuette.
Shoot Out at the Chaparral, an Old Tucson Signature Event, takes Tucson by storm Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23. Gunfighters and Western Characters from all over the country converge at Old Tucson to compete for titles in front of judges from the film and performance industries.
The well-earned reputation of The Gaslight Theatre can be summed up in just a few words:
his true story takes viewers back to the life of an electrician and rodeo cowboy, Ron Woodroof, in 1985. Woodroof, thinking he’s got life by the horns, suddenly tests HIV-positive and is diagnosed with AIDS. This drama and my 2013 ‘Movie of the Year’, shakes audiences with its realistic portrayal of disbelief, shame and hatred towards those infected by AIDS. “The Dallas Buyers Club” illustrates a time when education and information about the AIDS disease, and the antivirals needed to fight it, was tenuous at best. Perhaps no one was less knowledgable or prepared for this global fight than Ron Woodroof--at least initially.