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YELLOWCABAZ AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 1, Issue 41 December 18th, 2013 Brian Muir Publisher Kevin Kelley Art Director Jeff Haugen Editor Tami Kelley Office Manager FILM! writers Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery Joseph Airdo LIVE! Music Writer Kim Naugle ARTS! Writer Chelsey Killebrew TREK! Feature Writer Niccole Celeste SALES STAFF Sheree Kamenetsky (480) 235-2114 Chey Tor (602) 487-3975 PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Cervantez CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Van Means Chuck Noll James Swann Stan Bindell Brian Palmer

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George Dickie Kimberly Gunning Doug Pike Stephen A. Deubel Mike Wasdin Bart Mahrer Mack Newton






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Throughout its 38-year history, the Independence Bowl has seen some of football’s greatest players compete at Independence Stadium. From Art Monk to Brett Favre, Bruce Smith to Eli Manning, and many other greats of the game, Shreveport-Bossier has had the privilege of hosting quite the talented array of players. That won’t change this year, as the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl welcomes in the Arizona Wildcats and the Boston College Eagles. Both teams are led by two top-tier running backs, Ka’Deem Carey of Arizona and Andre Williams of Boston College. The two have combined for nearly 4,000 yards on the ground and 34 touchdowns. This year’s battle of the running backs should be cause for some great entertainment.   The Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5) of the Pac-12 are an at-large representative in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. This is Arizona’s first trip to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl/Independence Bowl.   The Wildcats become just the third Pac-12 team to play in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl/Independence Bowl’s 38year history, joining Washington (1987) and Oregon (1989, 1992).   Arizona is led by junior running back Ka’Deem Carey, the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He is the first Arizona player to win that award.

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He is fifth in the country in rushing yards at 1,716, and second nationally in rush yards per game at 156. He has gotten into the end zone on the ground 17 times. He is also fourth on the team in receiving with 26 catches for 173 yards and another score. Carey, Arizona’s all-time leading rusher, was named a Walter Camp first-team AllAmerican at running back, and was also a Doak Walker Award finalist. Arizona’s dual-threat quarterback, senior B.J. Denker, has thrown for 2,241 yards and 14 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He also has 898 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. His top target is freshman receiver Nate Phillips, who leads the team with 503 yards on 42 receptions and a teamhigh seven touchdowns.   Arizona’s biggest victory of the year was a 42-16 home blowout against No. 5 Oregon. Coach Rich Rodriguez, in his second season with the Wildcats, has lead the team to a bowl game in each

of his first two years. It is the fifth time in the last six years the Wildcats have made a bowl game. Boston College, (7-5, 4-4) is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s representative in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. This will be the Eagles first trip to play in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl/Independence Bowl.   The Eagles are led by senior running back Andre Williams, who leads the nation in rushing yards with 2,102. He is just the 16th player in college football history to post a 2,000-yard season, joining some of college football’s most revered names, such as Barry Sanders, Marcus Allen, LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams.   Williams leads the nation at 175.2 yards per game, and the unanimous All-ACC first-team selection scored 17

touchdowns for the Eagles. Williams was named the winner of the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. Williams becomes just the third Doak Walker Award winner to play in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl/ Independence Bowl, and he is the first to play in the game the same year he won the award. He also joins Carey as a Walter Camp first-team All-American at running back. The Eagles are known for producing top talent at linebacker, and are led defensively by senior linebackers Kevin Pierre-Louis and Steele Divitto. Divitto, a third-team All-ACC selection, leads BC in tackles with 107, including five for loss and two sacks. He also has an interception and five passes broken up.   Pierre-Louis, a first-team All-ACC selection, is second on the team with 104 tackles, including 10.5 for loss and six sacks. Third-team All-ACC defensive end Kasim Edabali leads the team in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (9.5).   First year head coach Steve Addazio has the Eagles in their first bowl game since the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl after going 2-10 in 2012.   This will be the first meeting between Arizona and Boston College. It is also the second-consecutive year that both participants are making their first appearance in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl/Independence Bowl.  

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of holiday activities designed to inspire and delight. Open to the public daily Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa brings in the holiday season with Holiday Music, Santa’s Workshop, Cookie and Stocking Decorating, Photos with Santa, Hot Chocolate and S’More Kits.

Mama Mia! Magic of the Holiday Season at Sea Of Glass December 20, 7:00pm The Sea Of Glass-Center for the Arts presents an evening of Christmas music and Santa Claus, featuring a screening of “The God Child Came” Christmas musical play by Global Change Theater Company as well as performances by Talias Van’s Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra and a special children’s Christmas songs presentation. Proceeds benefit teen and youth adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. 330 E. 7th St The Sea of Glass-Center for the Arts  Phone: 520-398-2542 

December 27-29 UA Centennial Hall 1020 E. University Blvd Tickets $32 - $65 or MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Please note: There is limited skating capacity in each 20-minute session, arrive early. Wait times or delays may occur based on demand.  
Weeknights may be best time to attend.  Children must be 4 years old or a minimum height of 42” to skate.  Complete Rules online at Westin La Paloma web site.

Co-Presented with Lonely Street Productions Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm Fox Tucson Theatre A Swingin’ Christmas is a brand new show that’s destined to become a classic, this holiday treat features vocalists Nick Gallardo, Nicolette Hart, Sean Zimmerman and Lonely Street favorite Crystal Stark with a swingin’ six-piece band, bringing your favorite Christmas tunes to life! Holiday music never had it so good as when it was being crooned by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and so many more. You’ll be yearning for days gone by with classics including “Happy Holidays,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” “White Christmas,” and more!

Outdoor Festival Schedule
10:15-11:00 Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson.
11:15-12:15 Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish-Guitar Band. 12:30-1:45 Yaqui Deer Dancer (No Cameras Allowed). 2:00-3:00 Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. 
3:15-3:45 Las Posadas Procession by Carrillo Magnet School. 
3:454:00 Lighting of the Luminaires

Fire & Ice: Holiday Activities & Ice Skating Pavilion

Zoo Lights presented by BMO Harris Bank at Reid Park Zoo is guaranteed to put you in the winter spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-theme light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs will help make Zoo Lights a part of your Tucson holiday tradition. Free cookies and $1 hot cocoa too. Tickets available at More info at 520791-4022

Now until Dec 21 La Encantada Shopping Center 2905 E. Skyline Drive Free Admission

6300 N. Swan Road, 85718 December 15, 10-4pm Free to the public (Food bank donations requested)

A Swingin’ Christmas

Through Dec 22 6-8pm Every Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun $6 adults, $4 children

Enchanted Snowfall

La Fiesta de Guadalupe

The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun hosts annually La Fiesta de Guadalupe. This festival honors Mexico’s patron saint with music, dancing and performances including mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, the Yaqui Deer Dancers and Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish-guitar band. The festival also features a Los Posada procession where children from the Carrillo Magnet School sing in honor of the saint culminating at the Mission in the Sun. Local food and art vendors offer southwestern fair and souvenirs to guests. The event is free and open to the public.

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

Rick Braun Performs at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort on NYE.

New Year’s Eve Gala with Rick Braun & Friends Featuring Rick Braun, Mindi Abair and Norman Brown with special guest Elliott Yamin, along with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s award-winning Ellington Band. On December 31, 2013 ring in the new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson.  This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Mindi Abair and Grammy nominated guitarist Norman Brown. Special guest performer will be singer Elliott Yamin. Also, back by popular demand, the night’s festivities will get started with crowd favorite, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band. The event will once again include a five course gourmet dinner and a silent auction where the proceeds will be donated to help families affected by Autism and to support youth music education scholarships. For more information call 520-234-8910


Now Through Jan 2 . Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

La Encantada shopping center presents two 15-minute snowfall shows in its courtyard every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., along with concerts of holiday music performed between shows by Tucson Desert Harmony, CFHS Choral & Ventana Vista and hot chocolate sampling by Williams Sonoma. The entertainment line-up is as follows:
 Dec. 6, CFSD Jazz Choir: Change of Pace Dec. 7, Ventana Vista Show Choir Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21, Tucson Desert Harmony

9th Annual Holiday Express Meet SANTA at the Depot Saturday, Dec 21, 2-4pm 414 N. Toole The Southern Arizona Arizona Transportation Museum presents its 9th Annual Holiday Express on Saturday, December 21. Write letters to the North Pole, get a photo with Santa in front of the Locomotive #1673, see the Polar Express movie at 4pm. Plenty of parking around the train depot.

New Year’s Eve Gala Jim Collum Jazz Band Dec 31, 2013, Beginning 6:30pm VIP Reception 5:30 Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

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10th year as the only professional dance company in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Each season, the company presents the highest quality dance productions with a full range of historic classics and contemporary works. In addition, an exceptional children’s company of more than 75 perform alongside Ballet Tucson’s professionals in full-length family-oriented productions such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. or call 520-903-1445 for more information.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Magic of Christmas Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8 PM 
 Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2 PM It’s going to snow in Tucson Music Hall!

New Year’s Eve Gala Tucson Jazz Society December 31

Ballet Tucson’s Raffle to Give Away Thousands in Prizes Ballet Tucson’s Holiday Raffle provides several fortunate individuals with fantastic prizes for the season. Grand prize is a $5,000 Gift Certificate from Abbott Taylor Jewelry: an individually designed piece of jewelry for you or a loved one. The Grand prize will be drawn at Ballet Tucson’s Winter Program in conjunction with the Tucson Desert Song Festival on Valentine Weekend. Three major prizes will be drawn at the final performance of Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker, presented at Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona Campus on December 14 (2 and 7 PM) and December 15 (1 and 5 PM). First prize is a professionally decorated Christmas Tree with a “Sounds of the Season” theme, a $2,000 value donated by Askren & Sons. Second Prize is a threestory Dollhouse donated by “Miniature Memories” and decorated by Ballet Tucson Elves, a value of $1,500. Third prize is a Collectable Handmade “Tchaikovsky” Steinbach Nutcracker, made in Germany, with a value of $450. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and all proceeds benefit Ballet Tucson. Tickets will be sold at Ballet Tucson’s Sugar Plum Tea on December 8, where additional special prizes will be awarded, at The Nutcracker, and on-line at www. Ballet Tucson is in its 28th season and its

The Tucson Jazz Society presents a special New Year’s Eve gala at the newly renovated Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. This wonderful night includes a fabulous dinner, three great shows and a midnight champagne toast. The lineup features The Tucson Jazz Orchestra reunited under the direction of Jeff Haskell, “Riverwalk Jazz Stars” with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and George Howard’s Motown and Rhythm & Blues Show.  Special room rates are offered for that night.

There’s nothing like the Magic of Christmas. Last season’s all new holiday spectacular brought joy to thousands with its recordbreaking attendance. And this year, it’s going to be even more magical when it

snows in the hall! Be sure to bring the whole family to see and hear the TSO and our special guests play your favorite Christmas carols and holiday masterpieces, dance, sing, tell the story of Christmas, and welcome Santa too. The Magic of Christmas will warm your heart. www.tucsonsymphony. org Tickets: 520-882-8585


The Tucson Jazz Society presents a special New Year’s Eve gala at the newly renovated Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. This wonderful night includes a fabulous dinner, three great shows and a midnight champagne toast. The lineup features The Tucson Jazz Orchestra reunited under the direction of Jeff Haskell, “Riverwalk Jazz Stars” with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and George Howard’s Motown and Rhythm & Blues Show.  Special room rates are offered for that night. Call 520-903-1265 for more information. Rooms will book quickly. Visit for more information.

Borderlands Theater Presents A Tucson Pastorela Dec 19-22 TCC Leo Rich Theater 260 S. Church Ave

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa 3800 E Sunrise Dr. Phone: 520-903-1265

Shepherds, Sheep and Dog trekto Belen guided by La Estrella to witness the nativity. Their journey is fraught with perils, temptations, and scary Diablos, but also fueled by hope, love, glorious Archangels

“Behind the Candelabra”

New Year’s Eve – Tucson Latin All-Stars December 31 The Whistle Stop Depot presents a salsa event for New Year’s Eve, featuring the Tucson Latin All Stars, under the direction of Eric Hines. Enjoy an evening of dance lessons, salsa dancers, New Years Eve champagne toast and DJ “EZ. 9:00pm to 2:00am. Admission: $40 per person includes 1 drink ticket, dance instruction, buffet.


Whistle Stop Depot 127 W 5th Street Phone: 520-882-4969


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“Same Time, Next Year” (1978): Thematic variations on the song “The Last Time I Felt Like This,” matching the mood of the main characters at various points in their lives, make this one of Hamlisch’s most superb scores. “Chapter Two” (1979): This Neil Simon tale of a widower’s new romance encompasses wonderful Hamlisch selections alternately sentimental and bouncy. “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) Difficult subject matter needed a smart score, and Hamlisch typically rose to the occasion. “A Chorus Line” (1985): Hamlisch’s music for this drama of Broadway hopefuls remained the “One Singular Sensation” onscreen that it was onstage. “Behind the Candelabra” (2013, TV) A story of Liberace (who was played by Michael Douglas) would demand a wise, appropriate score, and Hamlisch’s last soundtrack confirmed he still had it in terms of both thought and execution.

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COOL TREKS TREK in association with Arizona State Parks Details & Complete Event

START THE NEW YEAR WITH FIRST DAY HIKES AT AZ STATE PARKS ON JANUARY 1 Each year, America’s State Parks announces a national collaboration of all 50 State Park systems across America to sponsor guided “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day. Arizona State Parks will charge day-use entrance fees only for the First Day Hikes at 13 different parks on January 1, 2014. According to State Parks Director Bryan Martyn, “We are committed to promoting outdoor recreation as a way to get families outside and unplugged from their video games and other electronic media. This is a great opportunity to take the family on an easy hike.” Arizona’s “First Day Hikes” offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year re-energizing and

connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy walk at one of these 13 State Parks. “These exhilarating hikes will get families in the swing of exercise and outdoor trekking for the upcoming year,” said Martyn. Details about hike locations, difficulty and length, terrain and tips regarding proper clothing are listed on the Arizona State Parks website at AZStateParks. com or by calling (602) 542-4174. You can also keep up with new information about activities in Arizona State Parks through Facebook and Twitter at AZStateParks. As a part of this program, the Arizona State Parks listed below will offer guided hikes on January 1, 2014 so get out those boots and go hike! ALL HIKES: Wear warm clothes in layers, bring one liter of water, hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes, walking stick, binoculars and a camera for your hike! There are always good photo

opportunities on these hikes. Also be sure to check with the park for details about the hike before you leave to be sure there are no changes to the hike for that day due to the weather. Some hikes require reservations and some don’t allow dogs. Children under six years old may need to be carried throughout the hike so plan to hike with backpacks.

Arizona State Parks in Northern Arizona: · Dead Horse Ranch SP (Cottonwood): 10 am. Meet at west lagoon parking lot. The hike will last about 2 hours and cover about 3 miles. Hikers will meander along the Verde River riparian area as well as the three lagoons on the park. · Red Rock SP (Sedona): 9 am, 10 am, and 2 pm - Meet at Visitor Center. No dogs allowed. Enjoy a 1.5- hour interpretive naturalist-led hike about birds, nature or geology of the area. · Tonto Natural Bridge SP (Payson): 10 am and 1 pm - The hike will proceed to the Gowan Trail to the observation desk under the natural bridge. It will last about 2 hours even though it is only ½ mile. The trail is steep and requires steps. No pets or strollers on the hikes. Afterward a guided tour of the historic lodge will be offered. Call (928) 476-2261 for more information.

Arizona State Parks in Southern Arizona: · Catalina SP (Tucson): 8 am and 10 am For the 8 am hike, meet at main trailhead for the long 7-mile loop hike or take the one mile Romero Ruins Adventure Walk at 10 am. · Kartchner Caverns SP (Benson): 9 am - Meet at the Discovery Center to take the 2-hour long 2.5-mile Foothills Loop Trail. Hike will include discussion of plant life, geology, and hydrology. · Patagonia Lake SP (Patagonia): 9 am - Meet at Visitor Center to take the 2.5-mile Overlook Hike with a great view of the lake or the 3-mile Petroglyph Site Hike across the lake with some rock scrambling included!! Both hikes start at 9am. Call (520) 287-2791 to register. · Roper Lake SP (Safford): 10 am - Meet at hot tub parking lot. Length of hike is 1.5 miles. Hike will take place along the

Mariah Mesa Trail.

Arizona State Parks in Western Arizona: · Alamo Lake SP (Wenden): 9 am - Meet at Ranger Station/Store. Moderate hike for ages 10 and up and plan to hike about a mile. The hike will showcase plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. · Buckskin Mountain SP (Parker): 10 am - Meet at the contact station for a 1.5mile hike of moderate difficulty. · Cattail Cove SP (Lake Havasu City): 9 am - Hike along Whyte’s Retreat Trail. There are stairs on the 2-mile hike. Learn natural history and the history of Lake Havasu and the Parker Dam. · Lake Havasu SP (Lake Havasu City): 10 am - Hike starts from the trailhead in lot #2 and through the Cactus Garden with scenic views along the lake.

Arizona State Parks in Central Arizona: · Lost Dutchman SP (Apache Junction): 9 am - Join us for a ranger-led hike starting at the Siphon Draw Trailhead to the Jacobs Crosscut intersection and finally to the Treasure Loop Trail. Some hikers wanting a more challenging hike will be able to take the Jacob Crosscut Trail with hiking leaders. Learn about desert flora and fauna and the history of Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman Mine. This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 500 feet, is a 2.5 mile round trip, and will take about 2 hours. In case of rain, this hike will be cancelled. For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite or cave tour reservations can be made online at or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.

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Sabino Canyon Hiking

I usually like to focus on one or two trails for my column, but this time I want to focus on an entire area; Sabino Canyon in the Catalina foothills. There is something out here for everyone to enjoy, and this is the right time of year to do it! Winter and spring are

my favorite seasons for these treks because right now the sun is warm and the air is crisp. There are several trails to hike, an awesome road to bike, and a tram that will take you on a wonderful and informative 45 min, 3.8 mile tour all year long. There is a streaming river, a dam and the one and only seven falls. Once the mountains get snow and it melts a few times there’s water again! It is too cold right now to swim but it makes for a beautiful and serene getaway from the city, especially during the holiday season with all the hustle and bustle of the shopping and parties. You can hike from the bottom visitor center to anywhere you would like and any mileage, or if you want to get on the tram they will take you to your stop for a particular hike that you

may have in mind. It is nice to use the tram to hike Seven Falls or Hutches Pool because you cut out a long part of the hike that is pretty much just on or beside a road. Sabino Canyon has a rich history, gorgeous canyon and city views and abundant wildlife to witness. I like to come out here to picnic (there are many tables scattered throughout lower Sabino) or to just enjoy the serene desert sunset. All levels of hikers are welcome and will be sure to enjoy, but leave the pooches at home for this one. If you are going to come

out a few times, buy yourself an annual pass for twenty dollars, if not then it only costs five dollars a trip. Get out and take a trek this holiday season! For any questions or comments email me at takeastrollwithniccole@gmail. com

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By Stan Robinson In ‘American Hustle’, Christian Bale plays a con man, who, along with his seductive British partner (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent (Bradley Cooper), who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (R - 129 minutes)

Stan Robinson’s reviews reflect the insights of an insider. With more than 22 years of experience in media production, Stan uses his behind-the-scenes expertise to survey a film’s technical attributes and considers the challenges that had to be overcome in order to cinematically present a story. E-mail him at


Director David O. Russell’s film follow’s his highly successful ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (2012) and brings back Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for a look at a large scale ‘hustle’ which is defined as ‘To force, coerce, fast-talk, urge, or pressure someone into doing or choosing something’.


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Joseph J. Airdo’s remarks represent the analytical perspective. With a bachelor’s degree in media analysis and criticism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Joseph contemplates the real life implications and applications of a motion picture’s themes in order to determine its existential purpose. E-mail him at joseph.airdo@gmail. com.

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The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf of movies recently released in theaters.

Actor Anson Mount (‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’) By Joseph J. Airdo In “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, Amber Heard plays a young woman who is invited by a group of high schoolers to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously. “[My character] is a veteran of the Iraq war. He is probably mildly shell-shocked, prefers solitude and has found the perfect job overseeing this ranch that rarely anybody comes to. And suddenly he has got to deal with these kids who he knows are out to get in trouble. I was sort of the odd man out - the old man - in the movie. “I knew that it was an interesting script and that it kind of turned the modern horror movie on its ear, but I didn’t expect it to be so extremely well shot and I was really pleased with it. Unfortunately, sometimes movies get caught up in legalities that I don’t understand. That is what happened to this one for a while. “You sort of, in his business, learn to live in the present, let things go as soon as you are done and move on to the next thing. I have fond memories from the

[‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’] set, though, and it feels great that audiences finally have a chance to see the movie. It really does. “What I like about the movie is that, especially after coming out of an era where horror movies all became kind of ironic because of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’ series, it is smart enough to recognize that what scares us now is different than what scared us in the 70s, 80s and 90s. What scared us then was the masked figure that was either going to come and kill us or kidnap us. What scares us now is the disgruntled teen.” - Anson Mount



SPECIAL FEATURE 20th Annual Sedona international Film Festival 2014 By Stan Robinson Mark your 2014 calendar for February 23 to March 2, 2014 as the Sedona International Film Festival celebrates its 20th year! Selections are currently underway for up to 160 films, to be presented in a wide range of categories and film series, from World Cinema to Documentaries That Make a Difference, and from Sedona Green to Family Films and Classics. Highlights of the festival include: Susan Sarandon to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award; Country music star Brad Paisley Planning Benefit Performance; and the films: ‘The Girl on the Bicycle’ from Nicholas Sparks who wrote ‘The Notebook’; Forrest Whitaker’s new film, ‘Repentances’; ‘Bridegroom’ from writer-producer-director

Linda Bloodworth Thomason and her husband, Harry; and the premiere of ‘These Storied Streets’ from producer Thomas Morgan are set for viewing. As the 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival draws near, we’ll keep you ‘In the know’ with updates and a ‘sneak peek’ on scheduled notables and the special films to be presented. Tickets and special pricing packages are available online at or through the Festival Box office at (928) 2821177. Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required. For more information, visit www. The Sedona International Film Festival, ‘Where Movies Rock!’

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Open 7-Days, 4-10pm Serving the finest steaks Full Bar, including and baby back ribs for 75 Bottled Beers! over 23 years! For Reservations, call: (520) 792-8888 2735 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson

Daisymae’s Steakhouse opened it’s doors in 1990. The owners, Dan Brady, Jake Root & Marcus Cortez concept was to provide top quality steaks at an affordable price. Through the years Daisymae’s has not only been a favorite of the locals but also of Major League Baseball Players, Politicians, and Actors. Daisymae’s has received numerous awards over the years such as being rated one of the top 25 steakhouses in America by AARS as well as being selected Tucson’s top Steakhouse by the Arizona Foothills Magazine and Steakhouse of the year by Consumer Readers Guide. Dan Buckley of the

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Tucson Citizen called the 2 pound Porterhouse “Heaven on a Fork”. Grillmaster, Joe Lee as been on the Daisymae’s grill for over 20 years and we’ve become famous for our Filet, Ribeye, the aformentioned 2#Porterhouse, as well as our BabyBack Pork Ribs and Blackened Halibut. All entrees are cooked over a mesquite-wood outdoor grill. We are open 7 days a week. Hours are Mon - Sat., 4-10pm and Sunday from 4-9pm. Reservations are accepted at 520-792-8888. Come on in and join us for a great steak with our friendly staff!!

1-800-712-4514 Call Us Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm PST.

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Tapas-Mediterranean Flavors, American Flair!

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1. “It’s a ___ Life” 9. Box-office disaster 13. Swear 14. Hamlet, for one 15. Jennifer Garner series 17. “___ the Last Dance for Me” 18. Gucci or Ray 19. “___ Instinct” 20. Make a case 21. Dustin Hoffman role 23. Rocky peak 24. Favor preceder? 26. Mr. Timberlake 28. Will Ferrell hoops film 32. Nut case 33. 007 Daniel 34. Cosby’s fat guy 37. 80’s Blondie hit 38. Actress Keaton 39. Rx order 40. Actor Adam 42. “Big ___ House” 44. Pixar collectible 46. DOD arm 49. “___ Green Tomatoes” 51. Bruce Lee classic “___ the Dragon” 54. Woods with woods 56. Simon or Diamond 58. Nickelodeon’s “___ the Explorer” 59. Winner of six Grammys in 2012 60. Crossword puzzle? 61. Diet follower? 62. Actress Falco 63. Classic Christmas comedy

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What’s Happening This Week in Tucson for BEER! sure they’ll turn up sometime next year. $2 from every growler goes to the Community Food Bank and we’re still taking canned/ perishable goods at the taproom until December 14th!

By Austin Santos Owner: 1702 Owner: Executive Brewer, The Address Brewing Founder: Craft Tucson 1702 - New Belgium Craft appreciation night Wednesday, December 18th 8-10 pm! Featuring the Wild Double, Rampant, Coconut Curry, Cigar City collaboration, Le Terroir, Frambozen and Hop Kitchen Aramis IPA. The Address Brewing at 1702 has just released their holiday Oatmeal Milk Stout, with cinnamon, maple and prune. The stout is named “Gentle Persuasion”, in homage to the old Eric’s Ice Cream that formally occupied the restaurant space. The B-Line - Thirteen domestic microbrews on tap and frozen glasses to keep your brew cold. From hoppy IPA to refreshing Mexican style Lager or a creamy Milk Stout, there is a beer on tap for everyone. Did we mention the Mahi Mahi tacos and burrito are amazing!

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The Hub - Happy Hour 4-7pm, Half off Apps and $3 beers. Great American food and 28 craft beers on draft to choose from makes The Hub a vibrant part of downtown Tucson. Tap & Bottle is a beer and wine tasting room and bottle shop in downtown Tucson. T&B has 21 rotating beers on tap, including one cask-conditioned beer and over 400 bottled beers to drink in house or take to go. Visit the website for an updated list of beers on tap and a calendar of events.  www.    Thunder Canyon Down Town - 40 beers on draft, 12 from TCB and 28 from across the country. Tucson Blues Dance meets every Sunday at 8pm, bring a partner or find one there. is becoming widely used amongst the beer community in Tucson. Craft beer bars are now able to update their draft and bottle offerings to allow you easy access to finding the beers you love. Users also have the option of updating bars who have not yet claimed control over their accounts. Taplister seamlessly integrates into the data base and a map service. Give it a try and find where the beers are you most enjoy, chances are they’re closer than you think

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Tucson Craft Beer Destinations Our recommendations for “Tops in Hops!” 1702 1702 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 325-1702 Why to Try? About 50 beers on tap, both imported and domestic and many more by the bottle. They rotate the list frequently so lots to try at all times. If you fancy a pizza and some great craft brews, try this place. Auld Dubliner 800 E. University (520) 206-0323 Why to Try? More than a wee selection of great craft, Irish and other beers here. Pair up with a boxty in a traditional Irish bar with great music in the center of the University mecca of fun bars and restaurants. B Line 621 N. 4th Avenue (520) 882-7575 Why to Try? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AND craft beer! A great 4th Avenue place that you must try for local food and fun. Bison Witches 326 N. 4th Ave (520) 740-1541 Why to Try? 8 beers on tap but 66 in bottles. Barrio Brewing Company 800 E. 16th St. (520) 329-3606 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub with 12 of their own on tap. Rustic warehouse décor. Great food. Borderlands Brewing Company 119 E. Toole Ave (520) 261-8773 Why to Try? Excellent local brewery (not brew pub or restaurant) featuring locally brewed, southwestern style beers with natural ingredients. Tap room open from 4pm to 8pm Wed-Sat. Live music 2-3 days a week too! Canyon’s Crown Restaurant & Pub 6958 E. Tanque Verde (520) 885-8277 Why to Try? British Style destination 20 crafts on draft plus about 45+ bottles of beer. Full menu too, both British and American grill. District Tavern 260 E. Congress (520) 792-0081 Why to Try? Cool dive bar in downtown area. Pool, darts, juke, select craft beers and friendly environment.

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Downtown Kitchen 135 S. 6th Avenue (520) 623-7700 Why to Try? Not a craft destination per se, but a great place to dine with a few choice beers. Huge signature cocktail menu, full bar, wine. Cool night-time vibe. A true haven for foodies. Dragoon Brewing Company 1859 W. Grant Road (520) 329-3606 Why to Try? Excellent local brewery with tap room service for drinking their 7 brews. Food trucks frequently on site or you can bring your own munchies. Not a late-night place as they close early (8pm). Open Thurs, Fri, Sat. Elliott’s on Congress 135 E. Congress St. (520) 622-5500 Why to Try? Great downtown gathering place. Infused Vodkas and nearly 30 beers by the bottle. Great full menu and live entertainment on some nights. Fox & Hound 7625 N. LaCholla Blvd. (520) 575-1980 Why to Try? Over 100 beers available and 36 on tap! If you are looking for a truly gorgeous sports bar, with a full menu, billiards and lots of TVs…this is a great place to try. Frog & Firkin 874 E. University Blvd. (520) 623-7507 Why to Try? 50 bottled beers and 25 more on tap. Near UofA if you’re looking to party with the college crowd. Live entertainment. Full menue with pizza and sandwiches. Gentle Ben’s Brewery 865 E. University Blvd. (520) 624-4177 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub with 12 of their own creations on tap. Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. (520) 622-8848 Why to Try? Historic, urban, Rock-n-Roller downtown local hot spot. Live music, dining, multiple bars. Good craft selection with over 30 on tap. Wine and cocktails as well. A local favorite destination and hangout. 40 vintage boutique hotel rooms upstairs! HUB Restaurant & Creamery 266 E. Congress St. (520) 207-8201 Why to Try? Great selection of about 20 crafts on tap. Wine and

cocktails as well. and ice cream shop built-in. Full menu. Kid friendly during days and DJ scene at night. Cool! La Cocina 201 N. Court Ave (520) 365-3053 Why to Try? Amazing tree-lit courtyard with live music at night. Rustic, local feel with rotating local craft beers, wine, full bar and great eats. Menu includes apps, salads, tacos and sandwiches. Maynard’s 400 N. Toole Ave (520) 545-0577 Why to Try? Gorgeous and hip, upscale bar and marketplace with excellent Zagat-Rated dining across from Hotel Congress. Watch the trains go by from this wonderfully converted train station. Full bar & wine list with craft beer selection. Monterey Court 505 W. Miracle Mile (520) 207-2429 This hidden gem is a remarkably innovative venue that hosts fun beer tastings every Friday 5-7 pm with AZ microbreweries, and offers 8 craft brews on tap and a constantly rotating stock of great craft beers. Upscale cafe with delicious food, full bar, signature cocktails and select wines is onsite plus free live music 6 nights a week. Upcoming performances are listed on the website at www. Mr Heads 513 N. 4th Ave (520) 792-2710 Why to Try? Great local drinkin’ hole with 20 brews on tap and over 100 beers total, plus a wide selection of other liquors. Artsy crowd, eclectic décor makes this a 4th Avenue destination and popular place to soak your, uh…head. Nimbus Bistro & Brewing Company 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd. (520) 269-6309 Why to Try? Excellent local brew pub. Full menu plus 6 great locally-brewed favorite beers to try. Full bar as well. No Anchovies 870 E. University Blvd (520) 623-3333 Why to Try? Nothin’ fancy. Just great pizza and about 20 craft beers. Great college hangout in the heart of the action on University.

Noble Hops 1335 W. Lambert Lane (520) 797-4677 Why to Try? OK, 28 beers on tap and 175 beers from around the world plus a full bar and wine. You can drink here. Huge menu as well of upscale eats. Not barfood. Old Chicago 2960 N. Campbell Ave (520) 327-6200 Why to Try? 20+ taps and 110 beers from around the globe! Full menu with pizzas and pastas, cocktail bar, wines and “Beer Tour” club with bragging rights (and maybe rehab) if you complete the 110 beer tour. O’Malley’s on Fourth 247 N. 4th Ave (520) 623-8600 Why to Try? 16 beers on tap and more in bottles. Irish bar theme. St. Patrick’s stronghold location. Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink 101 E. Pennington St. (520) 882-5550 Why to Try? Great Pizza and 20 craft beers on tap. Full bar and wine selection as well. RJ’s Replays 5769 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 495-5136 Why to Try? Cool computerized beer ordering from your table complete with beer info and descriptions. Tons of selection and great sports bar atmosphere! One of the largest selections of craft on tap and in bottles in Tucson. Full menu too. Live music. Sir Veza’s 220 W. Wetmore (520) 888-8226 Why to Try? Great cantina style Mexican cuisine and about 20 craft beers on tap. Dozens more in bottles. Huge southwestern menu too. Ole’! Sir Veza’s 4699 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 323-8226 Why to Try? Great cantina style Mexican cuisine and about 20 craft beers on tap. Dozens more in bottles. Huge southwestern menu too. Ole’! Sky Bar 536 N. 4th Ave (520) 622-4300 Sky bar is a 100% solar powered cafe by day and astronomy themed bar by night with nightly viewing of the cosmos through our telescopes on the patio. Featuring 20 draft beers, award winning cocktails, espresso, and

tea. When you need a place to imbibe, Sky bar is the place to indulge. Come down and drink in the stars. The Parish 6453 N. Oracle Road (520) 797-1233 Why to Try? A nice gastropub in the north part of town with a nice brew selection of over 20 beers not so common. Live entertainment on the weekends. Full bar. The Shanty 401 E. 9th St. (520) 623-2664 Why to Try? Over 120 beers! Great Euro-import selection! In business since 1937! You’ll love the patio atmosphere! Thunder Canyon Brewery 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. (520) 797-2652 Why to Try? One of two locations. Excellent local brewpub with 12 of their own beers on tap including cask conditioned and barrel aged beers. Growlers and kegs are available as well. Full delicious menu too. Thunder Canyon Brewery 220 E. Broadway Blvd. (520) 396-3480 Why to Try? Their newest of two locations. Huge old warehouse in the heart of downtown with great food and 40 craft beers on tap. Full menu and bar. Time Market 444 E. University Blvd. (520) 622-0761 Why to Try? This is a local grocery market with a cool local eats like wood-fired pizza, local baked goods, sandwiches, built-in and popular meeting place. 6 taps for on-site drinking but they stock over 150 brews by the bottle (retail) on hand! Trident Grill 2033 E. Speedway Blvd. (520) 795-5755 Why to Try? 24 brews on tap. Full menu. If you are an active or ex Navy Seal, you already understand the Trident insignia. If not, go there and experience! Union Public House 4340 N. Campbell Ave (520) 329-8575 Why to Try? If you enjoy drinking craft beer in style, this is a good bet. Over 30 crafts on tap and a huge selection of bottled beer plus wine and full bar with signature cocktails. Upscale casual dining with great menu.

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RJ’s Replays Sports Pub and Grub

(520) 690-0991, 3306 N. 1st Ave.: Wed Dec 18 The Titan Valley Warheads, Earl Edmondson & Ed Davenport Thu Dec 19 Grams & Krieger Fri Dec 20 Neon Prophet Sat Dec 21 Heather Hardy & the Lil’ Mama Band Sun Dec 22 Ned Sutton & Last Dance Mon Dec 23 The Bryan Dean Trio Tue Dec 24 Cathy’s Birthday Celebration Wed Dec 25 Christmas w/ Cathyl and Potluck at Noon

(520) 577-0326, 6370 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 160:

(520) 495-5136, 5769 E. Speedway Blvd.: Wed Dec 18 Drew Cooper Sat Dec 21 Girls Night Out Wed Dec 25 Drew Cooper Live

Monterey Court (520) 207-2429, 505 West Miracle Mile Wed Dec 18 Wine Wednesdays, Neil & Lisa McCallion Fri Dec 20 The Determined Luddites Sat Dec 21 Amber Norgaard Band Solstice Concert Sun Dec 22 Sunday Jazz Showcase w/ the Neamen Lyles Experience

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(520) 261-8773, 119. E. Toole Ave. Thu Dec 19 Al Foul Fri Dec 20 Aztral Folk Sat Dec 21 Stefan George Thu Dec 26 Catfish & Weezie Fri Dec 27 Hank Topless Sat Dec 28 Shrimp Chaperone Thu Jan 2 The Swigs Fri Jan 3 Tortolita Gutpluckers

Chicago Bar (520) 748-8169, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd.: Wed Dec 18 Bad News Blues Band Thu Dec 19 Neon Prophet Fri Dec 20 AmoSphere Sat Dec 21 Neon Prophet Sun Dec 22 Reggae Sundays Mon Dec 23 The Ronstadts Tue Dec 24 Jive Bombers

Club Congress (520) 622-8848, 311 E. Congress St.: Wed Dec 18 Christmas Carnivale feat. Mariachi Luz de Luna & guests Thu Dec 19 Opti Club feat. I Am Drugs Fri Dec 20 Phat Holiday/Grad Party feat. Steve Smooth & JJ Flores Sat Dec 21 Hotel Congress Swap Meet, Chicha Christmas feat. Chicha Dust El Tambo at Club Congress Mon Dec 23 Tucson Young Musicians Winter Showcase Thu Dec 26 Patti Zlaket Fri Dec 27 El Tambo feat. Vox Urbana, DJ Musa, DJ Dirty Verbs

Elliott’s On Congress (520) 622-5500, 135 E. Congress St. Mondays 8pm-11pm Jazz Guild of Tucson Thursdays 8pm-10pm Tommy Tucker

The Rock (520) 629-9211, 136 N. Park Ave.: Sat Dec 28 Click Jab Presents Chris Janson Wed Jan 8 Islander “Garage Show”

Sky Bar (520) 622-4300, 536 N. 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705 Wed Dec 18 Open Mic Thu Dec 19 Sun Downers Sat Dec 21 Close Winter Solstice Party Sun Dec 22 Open to Close Happy Hour Mon Dec 23 Open to Close Happy Hour Tue Dec 24 Tom Walbank, Jazz Telephone Wed Dec 25 Open Mic Thu Dec 26 80s Night

Surly Wench Pub (520) 882-0009, 424 N. 4th Ave.: Fri Dec 20 The Redlines Sat Dec 21 Club Sanctuary Fri Dec 27 SockFight! Sat Dec 28 Fineline Revisited Tue Dec 31 Club Sanctuary and Fineline Revisited present: A Surly New Year!

La Cocina (520) 365-3053, 201 N. Court Ave.: Wed Dec 18 Ms. Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu Dec 19 Stefan George Fri Dec 20 The Greg Morton Band Sat Dec 21 DJ Herm, Oscar Fuentes Thu Dec 26 Stefan George

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(520) 798-1298, 340 E. 6th St.: Wed Dec 11: Female Story Tellers Thu Dec 12: The Great Cover Up 2013 Fri Dec 13: Santa Pachita, Grite-Leon Sat Dec 14: Making Movies, RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie, Civil Twilight, The Gipsy Kings

Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St.: Fri Dec 20 The Cult – Electric 13 World Tour Sat Dec 21 Tesoro and Diluvio w/ special guest DJ Dirtyverbs Sun Dec 22 Fine Art: 5 Cents (A Benefit for Child’s Play) Tue Dec 31 Lucha Libre Ano Nuevo w/ Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta feat. Salvador Duran Tue Jan 8 Jonny Lang Fri Jan 10 AFIr

(520) 670-3697, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 370: Fri Dec 20 Chad Freeman Sat Dec 21 Chad Freeman Fri Dec 27 Cooper Meza Band Sat Dec 28 Cooper Meza Band

(520) 298-0430, 6622 E Tanque Verde: Wed Dec 18 Red Dirt Wednesday Fri Dec 20 Flipside Sat Dec 21 Flipside Fri Dec 27 Flipside Sat Dec 28 Flipside Tue Dec 31 Ringing in the Glitz NYE 2014

Tucson Jazz Society (520) 903-1265 / 2777 N. Campbell Ave. Suite #206 New Year’s Eve / 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the newly renovated Westin La Paloma feat. The Jim Cullum Band, The Re-United Tucson Jazz Orchestra, George Howard’s Motown and Rhythm & Blues Review.

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