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In an effort to make the event more memorable the town of Marana has made some changes to their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Marana Municipal Complex.
At Christmastime, three loveable hustlers outwit a nefarious gangster and save a family business from financial ruin. From New York to Miami and back, this madcap, merry trio will tickle your funny bone and tug on your heartstrings. Celebrate the Holidays with a hilarious, heartwarming tale for one and all. All of this and our Dean Martin Extravaganza Olio!
Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6 the annual Tubac Luminaria Nights will commence in song at the Tubac Plaza Main Stage. Starting at 6 p.m. both nights, The CosmoKids Choir will open the evening with a short set of children’s Christmas carols.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love. Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
Ask any music connoisseur and they will tell you, compositions are meant to be experienced in the flesh. The modern advancements of iPods, try as they might, simply cannot do justice to the enchantment of a live performance – the way a photograph is not telling of the expansive beauty within a Tucson sunset. This is even more true with the orchestra. There is a carnal syncopation with the soul as wood and brass fuse together to create a symphonic wall of sound. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is well aware of the magic within a live spectacle, which is why they have decided to take one of cinema’s greatest musical accomplishments and perform it live at the Tucson Music Hall. As part of its “Superpops!” series, the orchestra will be performing Disney’s iconic “Fantasia” live in concert over the holiday weekend.
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
1 Bring the entire family to Fantasia live in concert with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original 1940 animated film as well as the 2000 version. Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $28-$84; 882-8585.
(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country, many parents will shop for laptops, notebooks or other devices that can help facilitate learning.
It’s that time of year again! One of the busiest shopping events of the year is right around the corner. While some Black Friday shoppers will stick to making online purchases this year, others are preparing to brave the crowds to snag a good deal on their holiday gifts.
(BPT) - Are you ready to say goodbye to diapers, strollers and bottles? Are your kids starting school and becoming more self-sufficient?
(NAPSI)—Here’s advice many motorists can warm up to: “An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of car trouble during severe weather,” suggested Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. Its “Be Car Care Aware” campaign promotes regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair.
(NAPSI)—If you are starting a business, it's important to remember that actions you take now can have significant consequences in the future.
(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”
(BPT) - To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress.
The national tour of the off-Broadway hit, Murder for Two, a laugh-out-loud musical comedy whodunit with the classic feel of a murder mystery and a contemporary homage to vintage comedy – with some cheeky references to murder mysteries that have come before thrown in – takes off in its Southwest premiere at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., from Nov. 29-Dec. 20. Arizona Theatre Company’s 2014-15 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser.
Nationally acclaimed for his research and procedures with the robotic-assisted cardiac surgery, Dr. Robert Poston now brings his 12 years of experience to Northwest Medical Center.
On Nov. 12, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) distributed $4,500 in food gift cards for Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine active military/veterans and their families for the holidays. The Air Force National Guard received the donation and will distribute to the other organizations. The photo was taken at the Air National Guard grounds. A special thanks goes to Joe Voisine for collecting thousands of dollars toward this effort.
Start holiday celebrations with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney Fantasia Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940’s classic “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000”, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The audience also will experience the never-before-seen animation of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune, which was created for the 1940 original version but was not included in the final release. Guest conductor Keitaro Harada will lead the TSO in matinee performances Saturday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, located at 260 S. Church Ave.
A sampling of The Explorer’s picks for the best things you should do this week.
Most of us remember Michael Keaton’s successful string of comedies in the early 1980s that started off with “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom”. Afterwards, he starred in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated “Batman” in 1989. By 1992, he once again played the caped crusader in “Batman Returns”, earning Keaton widespread acclaim. Then something happened; Keaton’s movies were more “misses” than “hits” until he seemed to disappear from cinema screens overnight. Keaton’s career had fallen into the category of insignificance. He missed out on meatier roles and blockbuster box office winners. Years later, even as he found himself providing voices to successful animated films (“Cars”, “Toy Story 3”), Keaton was never handed that potential Academy Award acting part or movie. Until now.
Pima Community College Dance performs to a diverse mix of choreography and music in Signature Selections