- Your Voice
The holiday season is upon us, and for Tucsonans, that means slower traffic, delicious tamales, and wearing thermal socks underneath your sandals. For Oro Valley, however, it also means that the Great American Playhouse is bringing an instant holiday classic to the stage. “We’re No Angels” is an original story written by GAP staple Nick Seivert. Seivert’s writing style is noticeably different from frequent GAP penman Sean MacArthur. While MacArthur enjoys paying homage to cult Hollywood films, Seivert prefers completely homegrown allegories with little to no references to the silver screen. Being an unapologetic film-buff, I tend to prefer MacArthur’s witty movie-reference filled scripts, but there is still something respectable to be said about an entirely new product brought forth from the mind of a comedian such as Seivert.
At our family-friendly urban street fair (on Congress Street between Toole Avenue and Church Avenue) the streets are full of activities, food trucks, vendors and street performers. Look for chances to participate in give aways at the vendor and sponsor booths.
May 10 schedule:
THE OUTDOOR 94.9 MIXfm STAGE:
6:30-7:45pm: Odaiko Sonora, Japanese Ensemble Drumming 7:45-8:00pm: Tucson Circus Arts, Free and Family Fun 8:00-9:00pm: Mel Rivers (Formally of the Drifters), R&B, Soul, Classics 9:15-10:30pm: Shrimp Chaperone, Desert Surf Rock
THE KID'S AREA AND THE SOUTHERN AZ TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM: Located at the Historic Train depot at 414 N. Toole Ave. will partner with Cinema La Placita and 2nd Saturdays to bring kids' activities, face painting, choo choo rides and a free movie. Admission is free and the fun begins at 4:30pm with the movie "Despicable Me 2" beginning at 6:30pm. (The Museum opens at 10am every Saturday but will run 10am to 8pm in partnership with 2nd Saturdays).
FOX THEATRE: 17 W. CONGRESS ST. 7:30pm, The movie "Pulp Fiction"
HOTEL CONGRESS: 311 E. Congress St., Saturdaze Dance Party with DJ Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & DJ Ladiesnight (10:00PM Free, 21+) DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.
RIALTO THEATRE: 318 W. Congress St., 7:30pm, Justice on Tap: AFSC hosts the 8th Annual Local Music Extravanganza (Benefit Concert) with Chicha dust, Carlos Azarte & the Kind Souls, Cyril Barrett and Friends
SPONSORS: CPSA, CenturyLink, Click Automotive Team, Crest Insurance, DesertLeaf Magazine, DTP, Elegant Thought, Hotel Congress, Hotel Tucson Center Inn Suites MIXfmdio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, ParkWise, The Herbert, The Pioneer Building, The Rialto Block Project, and Scott Stiteler & Rudy Dabdoub and Visit Tucson. For more details, a full schedule and parking maps and directions go to www.2ndsaturdays.com. DOWNTOWN IS OPEN AND FULLY ACCESSABLE WITH PLENTY OF PARKING. Congress Street is open to automobile traffic. You can easily visit your favorite restaurant or bar. Come join in the activities and fun. Its' easier to get around downtown than ever.
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.
The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. The show airs Sunday, March 2 on ABC.
Here we are again – the U.S. is taking the lead in the world on deciding whether or not to punish another country for despicable actions against their own people. In this case, evidence seems to support the allegation that Syria’s Assad used sarin gas on his own people, resulting in more than 1,400 deaths.
Even though I surprisingly loved last month’s Turbo movie, about a speedy super-snail who dreams of competing in the Indianapolis 500, my tolerance for computer animated racing films is about tapped-out for the 2013 film year. That said, even though the new Disney film Planes suffers from a slight case “jet-lag,” it’s not a completely wasted trip.
1. INVESTIGATORS SAY ASIANA PILOTS TRIED TO ABORT LANDING
I haven’t seen the original Despicable Me film, but even though I’m a newbie to the super-villainous animated franchise, and was just a little lost with the initial set-up for this sequel, Despicable Me 2 is fiendishly funny and a fantastic film for the whole family. I enjoyed this movie so much that I’m definitely going to be seeking out the first one on video and I’m also already looking forward to next year’s prequel, Minions (which is currently slated for December, 2014.)
Saturday, July 13, 2013