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(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country’s 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good – which could explain the ongoing trend of more adults returning to college.
1 Enjoy an exclusive concert celebrating Tucson’s starring role in the new music video “Like A Cowboy” with singer/songwriter Randy Houser talking about his experience filming the 1880’s western-themed video at Old Tucson. Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30; 547-3040.
Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, Dec.12, and is open daily through Sunday Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, adjust travel plans accordingly.
Hollywood studios deserve major credit for increasing the public’s awareness of mental illness and the silent suffering often faced by those afflicted. Leading actors from several successful 2014 films have masterfully morphed into character to showcase their delusional tendencies or other psychotic episodes. Michael Keaton’s powerful performance in “Birdman” provided audiences with a riveting illustration of bouts from auditory and visual hallucinations. In “Nightcrawler”, Jake Gyllenhaal’s emotionally troubled and socially awkward freelance cameraman role gave us a look into the off-kilter, dangerous menace to Los Angeles residents. Director David Fincher provided audiences with a brilliant depiction of a psychopath in the twisted thriller “Gone Girl”. And now comes a western movie, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, which chronicles the suffering and plight of women on the American frontier during the 1850s.
(BPT) - In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection is common at the turn of the year, and people who plodded along in less-than-fulfilling jobs for the preceding 11 months begin thinking about what they can do differently in the new year. Many will turn to their education options to help improve their job prospects.
As the weather continues to drop this month, The Loft Cinema has graciously given Tucson residents an opportunity to spend Sunday afternoons in the warm company of Hollywood’s brightest stars. December’s Monthly Series proudly presents the Films of 1939 with the showing of five silver screen classics for fans of all ages; proudly commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Hollywood’s greatest year. Fully remastered and shown on pristine 35mm film, these screen masterpieces are truly a treat for even the most casual of movie fans looking for a fun day at the theater. Showing this Sunday is John Ford's legendary western "Stagecoach", but before that be sure to check out First Friday Shorts and support the new wave of cinematic talent in the area.
(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.
(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it employs and serves a diverse population. Employees who recognize and understand different business opportunities, cultures and strategies can help a company successfully negotiate diverse situations.
The Loft Cinema continues its monthly celebration of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceptional film resume, giving local Tucson residents an opportunity to catch up with the elusive director’s work just in time for the release of his new crime drama “Inherent Vice” out December 12th. Influenced by the works of all-time greats like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman, the multiple award winning Anderson has become one the most renowned filmmakers of the last twenty years with a body of work that flawlessly exhibits his knack for bold visuals and grandiose storytelling. Films being shown this week include Anderson’s eccentric romantic comedy “Punch-Drunk Love” followed by what many consider to be his masterpiece, the fiercely powerful “There Will Be Blood.”
Twenty-one Catalina Foothills High School students participated the DECA Western Region Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, CA from Nov 13 - Nov 16, 2014. Senior Fernanda Lopez and Junior Stephanie Treanor won first place medals for their individual role-play competition sections. Senior Anna Williamson was selected as a leadership intern for the DECA-affiliated company "TRI".
(BPT) - En esta temporada festiva, usted será uno de 197 millones de estadounidenses que harán compras en línea, según eMarketer. Los compradores en línea navegarán la Red para adquirir todo tipo de mercancías, desde tarjetas de regalo a automóviles, y desde televisores de pantalla plana a teléfonos inteligentes. Y al menos algunos de ellos sufrirán perjuicios en su espíritu navideño a causa de los estafadores, quienes usan una amplia gama de tretas para convencer a sus víctimas para que les envíen dinero por una compra fraudulenta.
(BPT) - This holiday season, will you be one of the 197 million Americans to shop online, according to eMarketer? Holiday shoppers will go online to buy everything from gift cards to cars, flat screen TVs to smartphones. And at least some of them will have their holiday spirit dampened by scammers who use a variety of schemes to convince victims to send money for a bogus purchase.
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present its Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 14 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm at the UA School of Music Crowder Hall. Under the direction of Julian Ackerley, the chorus will perform its 75th Anniversary Holiday Concert highlighting songs of holiday celebrations world-wide including Christmas carols, sacred songs and Hanukkah favorites. A distinctive feature will be the joining of the Touring Chorus with the Young Men’s Ensemble performing Gloria by English composer John Rutter.
Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation are pleased to showcase Native American visual and performance arts at the Native American Arts Festival on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.
Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation are pleased to showcase Native American visual and performance arts at the Native American Arts Festival on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23. The goal of the festival is to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about, enjoy, and purchase Native arts and crafts including baskets, carvings, paintings, sculpture, masks, jewelry, and recordings.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency permit Thursday allowing researchers to capture and conduct DNA testing on a creature seen near the Grand Canyon that resembles a gray wolf.
"Autumn Array" is the annual fall gallery show. Featuring new works by Tom Murray who's Santa Fe sunsets and dramatic land views are commanding. Charles Thomas's work in both lively abstracts and impressionistic cloudscapes are both commanding. Sean Wallis hails from Utah and presents his colorful Italian scenery and western focused pieces in oils. Mark White, a Santa Fe artist and newcomer to the gallery, is represented by his outstanding abstract paintings.
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
Diana Madaras doesn’t feel comfortable painting in public because the creative effort of putting color on canvas and bringing an idea to life is a very private endeavor for her, yet she readily shares her finished work, many pieces of which depict life in the Sonoran desert, with that same public.