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(NAPSI)—Often defined as a time of quiet hibernation, winter is, in fact, one of the busiest times of the year. Consider the numerous celebratory occasions that begin with the harvest and continue on through the holidays and beyond, not to mention all the fun and frosty get-togethers prompted by skiing, skating and sledding.
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.
Thirty-seven years ago, a young comedian named Bill Murray debuted on the second season of the TV show “Saturday Night Live” to replace original cast member Chevy Chase. Three short years later and with an Emmy Award clutched in his hand, the 30-year-old Murray followed Chase’s lead and also departed “SNL” for the big-screen. As quickly as Murray had succeeded in television, his success in movies was even more staggering by comparison. Less than five years after making his transition from award-winning TV to a film career, he landed a trio of iconic ‘80s comedies that people can still quote Murray’s money lines from: “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981) and “Ghostbusters” (1984). Bill Murray showed us how the world of comedy worked and made it look effortless.
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Be Irish for the day and enjoy the celebrations at the festival in Armory Park in Downtown Tucson. The city's 27th Annual one-hour parade begins at 11 a.m. at Stone Avenue and 16th Street and make its way through Downtown streets and ending at Armory Park.. The parade will feature Irish dancers and music, floats, bands, food and fun.
(StatePoint) With more people of Irish descent living in the U.S. than in Ireland itself, St. Patrick’s Day has become a widely celebrated holiday for everyone in this country -- Irish or not.
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A cargo plane carrying the bodies of four fallen U.S. soldiers will land at Dover Air Force Base Wednesday morning, greeted by loved ones whose grief is laced with outrage that even they have not been spared from the government shutdown.
It was a capacity crowd on March 21 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Chicago Cubs in the final of two spring training games to come to Tucson’s Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium this year.
Sunny Side Up Cafe celebrates 15 years in the Catalina community! On February 9, 2013 Sunny Side Up Cafe celebrated its 15 year anniversary. We thank all our patrons for their continued support.
The Tucson Padres and the Pima County Sports & Tourism Authority have announced the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres will play a split-squad Spring Training game at Kino Stadium on Sunday, March 17 at 1:05 pm. The game pairs the Tucson Padres Major League affiliate against the Major League team closest to Tucson. Both teams have a second Spring Training game that day in the Phoenix area.
David Devine, author of “Slavery, Scandal, and Steel Rails,” spoke to the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke about the history of the southern transcontinental railroad line. The book covers the Gadsden Purchase and subsequent construction of the railroad line through Arizona and New Mexico during the 1870s. Projecting pictures of construction, Southern Pacific Railroad tycoons, and politicians at the time.
With St. Patrick’s day approaching, I thought it would be helpful to distinguish between the different cuts of corned beef. It’s important to know which cut is the best choice, and most important, how to cook the perfect brisket.
Getting the right cut of meat means a lot when it comes to preparing the traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef.