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YELLOWCABAZ AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 1, Issue 42 December 25th, 2013 Brian Muir Publisher brian.muir@azweeklymagazine.com Kevin Kelley Art Director kevin.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Jeff Haugen Editor jeff.haugen@azweeklymagazine.com Tami Kelley Office Manager tami.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com FILM! writers Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery Joseph Airdo LIVE! Music Writer Kim Naugle kim.naugle@azweeklymagazine.com ARTS! Writer Chelsey Killebrew TREK! Feature Writer Niccole Celeste SALES STAFF Sheree Kamenetsky (480) 235-2114 ShereeK@azweeklymagazine.com Chey Tor (602) 487-3975 chey.tor@azweeklymagazine.com PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Cervantez pcervantez@pcpmediagroup.com PCPMediaGroup.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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“NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” airs Tuesday on NBC.

The sound of music still warms Dame Julie Andrews’ heart, particularly on New Year’s Day. The Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Kennedy Center Honors recipient has been the host of the Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional holiday concert of Strauss selections on PBS’ “Great Performances” for four of the past five years. She returns to the Musikverein to preside over the program for the fifth time Wednesday, Jan. 1 (check local listings), as Daniel Barenboim conducts the orchestra. The Vienna State Opera also will perform again. “I’m a huge fan,” Andrews says of Barenboim, who also was the conductor the first time she succeeded Walter Cronkite in hosting the special in 2009. “I couldn’t be more thrilled, and what a kudo for PBS that he’s doing it. It’ll be a good one.” Andrews gets to tour Vienna sites in the course of the show, but she knows its overall effect is very dependent on the music chosen. “Of course, it’s mostly dedicated to the Strauss family,” she confirms, “but sometimes, it’s also to do with Haydn and the fact that he lived there, or that Mozart went there to visit somebody. “They always finish with the Blue Danube Waltz, so last year, we did a moment where I was standing by the Danube (river). Those kinds of things are lovely, as are the castles and the homes and the museums that we visit.” Here are additional highlights of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day programming. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2014 With Ryan Seacrest” (Tuesday, ABC): In its second year since the passing of its founder, this staple of New Year’s Eve viewing continues with Seacrest still carrying the mantle ... and Jenny McCarthy and Fergie returning as co-host. Artists including Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson and Jason Derulo start the festivities in prime time; as usual, those resume in late-night. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly 2013” (Tuesday, NBC): Just as the Seacrest-hosted event does, Daly begins the celebration in prime time and carries it past stations’ late local news. “New Year’s Eve Live” (Tuesday, Fox): As in past years, Times Square and Las Vegas will be the focal points for the network’s coverage as midnight approaches. "New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin" (Tuesday, CNN): How will Griffin mortify Cooper? You know she'll find a way as they share hosting duties in New York's Times Square for the seventh consecutive year. “125th Tournament of Roses Parade” (Wednesday, ABC, CBS, NBC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV): One of sportscasting’s true legends, Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, is the latest Grand Marshal for the everfloral procession of floats and marching bands through the streets of Pasadena, Calif.

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GET YOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE GROOVE ON ALL OVER TUCSON CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR A DOZEN DIFFERENT WAYS AT DESERT DIAMOND CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has an amazing lineup of music, dining and excitement to close out 2013 and welcome the New Year. The party starts early on Dec. 28 when Stayin’ Alive celebrates the music of the Bee Gees in the Diamond Center. Then on Dec. 31, enjoy a Happy Noon Year’s in the Sports Bar with a free show by The Tom Patrick Quartet. Appetizers, refreshments, party favors and a cash bar will be available. As the clock ticks towards midnight, join Checker’d Past in the Monsoon Nightclub to ring in the New Year with the best hits of the ‘80s or take to the dance floor at the Sports Bar to celebrate with Desert DJs. Tickets for Checker’d Past are on sale at the Rewards Center for only $10. On Dec. 31, party favors will be distributed on the casino floor at both the Tucson and Sahuarita locations, with party music playing throughout the casinos from 5 p.m. well into the New Year and a special Countdown Clock starting at 11:30 p.m. Guests at the Why location will enjoy $50 free play Hot Seat drawings every halfhour from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, with free food and refreshments available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The world’s best Talking Heads cover band, Naïve Melodies, is coming from California to rock the Club Congress “CBGB” stage, while the plaza will be transformed into New York’s iconic disco, Studio 54 (including the newly refurbished 12’ foot Disco ball craned out over the proceedings). An authentic hot dog truck, New York Style pizza, Rockettes, “Frank Sinatra,” and other big Apple treats, are not to be missed.  Plus, Hotel Congress has North America’s largest disco ball dropping at midnight. VIP’s can enjoy access to the Harlem Jazz Club private lounge with an extraordinary buffet and beverages all night long.  General admission tickets are $25/person in advance; VIP admission is $125/person.  Guest who book hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve will receive a complimentary special edition New Year’s Eve t-shirt.  Tickets, hotel room packages, and details are online at www.hotelcongress.com. This event sells out every year – buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Make your reservations early for a New Year’s Eve dinner at the Agave, which is offering a special three course dinner from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Or reserve a seat at the award-winning Steak House to try the special $49 fourcourse prix-fixe dinner and cocktail, available 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. 

RICK BRAUN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE AT JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS RESORT AND SPA Swan Rise Productions and a select group of sponsors will take the Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve event to a whole new level.  The event takes place on Tuesday, December 31 at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Long time event sponsor Bank of the West is enhancing their centerpiece Countdown Sponsorship. The silent auction, held the night of the event, will benefit the Tucson Alliance for Autism, the National Autism Society, and the youth music education programs of the Tucson Jazz Institute.  Helping the Silent Auction double in size with their sponsorship is Tucson local business Alan’s Shoe House.

LUCHA LIBRE ANO NUEVO WITH SERGIO MENDOZA Y LA ORKESTA December 31st at Rialto Theatre Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Rialto with Live Mambo & Lucha Libre! featuring Salvador Duran Y La Orkesta (Latin) performing cumbia and mambo. The fun begins at 8pm. Admission: $25 - $50 general admission advance $30 reserve seated balcony. Phone: 520-740-1000. The Rialto Theatre is located at 318 E. Congress Street. See you there!

HOTEL CONGRESS HOSTS THE BIGGEST NEW YEAR’S BASH IN TOWN Hotel Congress is the number one spot for the biggest New Year’s Eve ball drop in town. The streets of New York City come to Congress Street with the NYCthemed party.  As always, it’s a night full of entertainment with something for everyone.

Other sponsors who have supported the event include Accounting Allies, Adobe Rose Inn, Crossfire Technologies, Donna Reed, Realtor, SmoothJazz.com Radio, Spartan Promotional Group, and Tohono Chul Park. The entertainment for the event is world class, along with a five course gourmet meal, champagne toast and balloon drop, and of course, great jazz of all genres.  First up will be the award winning Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band showcasing the golden era of music.  Headlining the evening will be world renowned trumpeter Rick Braun, red hot saxophonist Mindi Abair, and GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown who are guaranteed to bring down the house.  Elliott Yamin, of American Idol fame, will join the headliners on several numbers to add his contemporary R&B sound to the mix.  To start the big party early, there will be a small, casual concert for the New

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Year’s Eve ticket holders on Monday, December 30 at the Catalina BBQ Co. and Sports Bar on the premises of the resort.  This concert will feature national recording saxophone artist Neamen Lyles, along with national recording guitarist Jay Soto. Information about all the events for this year is available at www. tucsonnewyearseve.com orwww.rickbraunnewyearseve.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE TUCSON LATIN ALL-STARS The Whistle Stop Depot hosts a salsa party for New Year’s Eve, featuring live music by the Tucson Latin All-Stars, under the direction of Eric Hines, salsa dance classes, salsa dance performances, buffet-style food and drink specials, a champagne toast, and dance music from DJ “EZ”. From: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Whistle Stop Depot / 127 W 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85705 Admission: $40 per person includes 1 drink ticket, dance instruction, buffet  Phone: 520-882-4969 

BIG BAND BASH SWINGS IN THE NEW YEAR The concept began in New York and Chicago. The platform exposed stars like Louis Armstrong. The music influenced an entire culture of fashion, dancing and lifestyle. On Martin Luther King weekend, Saturday, Jan. 18, the era of swing will come to life during Marana Senior Prom Big Band Bash, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and MHC Healthcare.   Truly a night to remember, the Big Band Bash will celebrate the days of Studebakers, swing dancing and the beginning of post war “baby boom” at MHC Healthcare Main Campus,13395 N. Marana Main St.    Tickets, $25 per person ($5 veterans discount), include appetizers, wine and cocktail sampling, car show, photo fun booth, music and silent auction to benefit Marana Healthcare Foundation. Senior Prom Big Band Bash Saturday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Marana Health Center (MHC) Healthcare, 13395 N. Marana Main St. $25 per person ($5 Veterans discount) www.saaca.org (520) 797-3959

NEW YEARS EVE COMEDY DINNER THEATER MURDER MYSTERY SHOW/PARTY If you’re looking for a truly unique and hilarious way to usher in the New Year, then consider the Tucson Dinner Theater’s dinner and show comedy production of “Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding.” A full night of non-stop interactive New Year’s Eve fun, with a candle-lit table served 3-course dinner and a Vampire Wedding murder mystery from the folks who’ve brought you the longest running murder mystery dinner theater shows in Arizona (where literally over 400,000 people have died laughing since 1989). In fact, they’ve promised you’ll “die laughing” with each delicious vampire bite! It’s a mystery dinner adventure in a classic Ballroom Wedding setting… but with a vampire twist. An hysterical event akin to Tony & Tina meet Bella & Edward. The Vampire’s Wedding is a fully scripted interactive 3-Act 2 1/2 hour production which is loads of fun for everyone and includes, a “fang-dango” dance contest and Silver Sleuth award for the mystery solving winner; followed by the cast returning with non-stop live variety entertainment including song & dance numbers, audience sing–a-longs

and even more fun with other contests & prizes and a salute to the New Year at Midnight with a grand bubbly toast plus a huge balloon/confetti Drop and a ball-dropping countdown planned to be telecast from Times-Square. Post-midnight activities also include dancing. The $75.00 per ticket (plus tax & service fee) price includes a 3-course candle-lit table served Dinner, the Comedy Mystery Show, after-show entertainment, Midnight Toast, Party favors (hats, noisemakers, etc.) and more. As an option for only $39.50 per person additional (double occupancy) you can add the Optional Dinner Theater Overnight Hotel Package at the Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, which includes a deluxe 2-room suite for the night, a Breakfast New Year’s Day and the ability to avoid the drive home. Black-tie and Goth are great but WAY optional. A full bar is available for separate liquor purchases all evening. NEW YEAR’S EVE COMEDY MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER TUCSON SHOW, Grand Ballroom, Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ, 520-624-0172. Doors Open at 7:30pm.

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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!

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New Year’s Eve fashions Before you RSVP to a party, pick a designated driver, line up a baby sitter or scope out the other guests, consider the pressure of New Year’s Eve. It’s the mandated you-better-be-having-a-great-time night, or you have somehow failed. And maybe the whole year will be cursed. Forced gaiety is difficult if not impossible. And the pressure for New Year’s Eve extends to fashion. It all hinges, as always, on being appropriate. Here, we take TV characters and figure what they are doing on New Year’s Eve dictates, as it does with us, what they wear. Of course when we think about New Year’s Eve, we imagine ourselves in a slinky gown, looking like the incredibly toned Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne on ABC’s “Revenge.”

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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 AZStateParks.com 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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If you would like to hike or bike through a forest of toweringly tall Cholla Cacti and freshly watered Ocotillo with their brilliant green leaves, head up to Starr Pass trailhead for some desert excitement. Star Pass is the eastern entrance to the Tucson Mountain

park and there are many trails that detour from this single trailhead, it a great introduction to the West side of Tucson. The recent rains have perked up the cacti and other plants in the Tucson Mountain Park and the weather is perfect right now for these treks. Trails and mileage are available out there for any level of hiker or biker and you are sure to find gorgeous Tucson city, Catalina and Tucson Mountain park views. I see a lot more bikers than hikers and it is a very popular area for trail running as well, with the warm desert sun and the cool winter breeze. Most of these trails are full of mountain bikers so if you are hiking be courteous and keep your eyes peeled and step of the trail as they approach to pass you.

This is a great intermediate bike ride with mostly single tracks and a handful of long uphill climbs, but nothing too strenuous. No dogs are allowed in the park at all, but I have seen many out there, so keep that in mind. Outdoor excursions are the best way to spend time with your friends and family during the holidays, get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the

gorgeous Sonoran Desert. What are you waiting for? Relax and rejuvenate on a trek this holiday season!

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The following are reactions from each of AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film commentators in an effort to generate a wellrounded overview of this weekend’s new releases.

‘Grudge Match’ Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play a pair of aging boxing rivals who are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout - 30 years after their last match. (PG-13 113 minutes) Stan: Remembering the classic boxing movies that both actors starred, Robert De Niro in ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) and Sylvester Stallone in the first ‘Rocky’ film in 1976, and the fact De Niro is 3 years older than I am while Stallone and I are the same age at 67 years old, ‘Grudge Match’ breath’s new life into the familiar adage ‘You’re only as old as you feel’ as the film takes us on a fun ride. Joseph: “Grudge Match” is just the latest in a long list of movies made for aging audiences whose mere appreciation of seeing actors like stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone refuse to act their age is enough to earn their admiration. The grand finale is fun and ends on an emotionally resonant note but the road there is repetitive, routine and anything but original.

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jordan Belfort, a man who rose to become a wealthy stockbroker living the high life before eventually falling as a result of his involvement with crime and corruption. (R - 165 minutes) Stan:This latest teaming of actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, 2010s ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘The Departed’ (2006) immediately come to mind, presents an education on the finer points of exactly how Wall Street functions, briskly moves along at over 2 ½ hours long. And yes, I found myself humming the ‘chest thumping’ motivational tune Matthew McConaughey presents in the film. Joseph: “The Wolf of Wall Street” is epic in every conceivable way, featuring a performance that runs the gamut by star Leonardo DiCaprio. Director Martin Scorsese uses each and every minute of its daunting runtime to entertain viewers. It is without a doubt the director’s best work to date. Supporting actor Jonah Hill steals the show, as does Matthew McConaughey in somewhat of a cameo.

Ben Stiller plays a day-dreaming man who, when his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (PG - 125 minutes) Stan: Required reading while in school, and a very good update on the 1947 classic film starring the late Danny Kaye, this latest retelling of the central theme reminds me of my basic philosophy of trying to make my dreams come true as the essence of living my life. For the meaning of a ‘feel good film’, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ equals a very good definition. Randy: One of my favorite books in school turned out to be one of the biggest let downs of the season under the direction of Ben Stiller. It is kind of hard not to like this sweetnatured, harmless family film, but there is not a lot to like either. The pacing is off and the direction is all over the place. A saving grace is that Stiller is surprising likeable in this role, as is Wiig. Joseph: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is an interesting and inspirational motion picture. You cannot help but get swept away by its spectacular sense of imagination yet it also demonstrates that one is not truly living unless they are embarking on all of the adventures that the world has to offer. If this does not make you want to run out and grab life by the horns, then nothing will.

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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 Movies@StanRobinson.org.

Randy Montgomery’s reactions reveal the emotional intuition of an average moviegoer. With a master’s degree in counseling and education, Randy grounds his opinions in a unique combination of both a movie’s surface entertainment value and its ability to affect him on an even deeper level. E-mail him at Randyjay7694@yahoo.com.

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Actor Bren Foster (‘Force of Execution’) By Joseph J. Airdo In “Force of Execution,” which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, Bren Foster plays a mob enforcer who botches a job and is banished by his boss (Steven Seagal). With the help of an ex-con restaurant owner (Danny Trejo), he rediscovers his will to survive a coming conflict and wreak vengeance on those who have wronged him.

you a sense of clarity about that aspect of yourself. Everyone has their downtimes in life. But they push through them.

“No matter how far you think that you have fallen in life or in anything in general, there is always a way back. You just have to want to come back. My character [thinks] that he has lost everything. He has physically lost the mobility of his hands. His hands were taken from him in terms of usage. But with the help of Danny Trejo’s character, he finds his way back.

“I think knowing what my downtime was, bringing that to this character and then finding my way through his downtimes clarified a lot of things in my life. You realize when you are down and when you bring yourself out of that the difference is like night and day. Those parallels are what I injected into this character to make him come alive.” - Bren Foster

“And he comes back better and badder than ever. Anytime you commit to a role, you find personalizations that parallel yourself to your character. I think it just gives

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Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a full tuxedo in any non-James Bond movie from 19952002.

MOVIE TWEETS! Still haven’t seen that movie that your friends have been talking about? Film Columnist Randy Montgomery recaps what you may have missed in 140 characters or less.

‘American Hustle’ ~ One of the best pictures of 2013 features an intriguing and inventive plot and a cast of actors that shine in their roles. Grade: A

‘Anchorman 2’ ~ Idiotic, poorly written and filled with jokes that fall flat. Spend two hours watching CSPAN instead. Steve Carell is beyond annoying, Grade: D+

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ~ The B&W cinematography and fantastic set and production design transport you to the early 60’s. The memorable original music draws you in. Grade: A

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ ~ Fine performances and a glimpse into the mind of a dysfunctional writer who is known for creating one of the most recognizable stories of the 20th century. Grade: A

‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ ~ A pre-historic mess. Simplistic plot, juvenile humor, educational cut-ins and horrible voiceovers. Not sure what they were thinking. Grade: D

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Restaurants continue to open around every corner downtown and throughout the Tucson, and most have made a commitment to support local and environmentally-friendly food within their recipes and concepts. With this rapid growth in slow food, many people have not even experienced the fruits of city’s culinary prestige. Now is the time to Savor.

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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. montereycourtaz.com 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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Monday -Mojitos Tuesday- Tequila Drinks Wednesday - Wine Thursday- $3 beers Friday- Fiery Drinks- Drinks lit on fire Saturday- Shots of any alcohol Sunday- Fusion Bloody Marys

TGIF! HAPPY HOUR SECTION

Weekend Beer Tours!

2970 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ Located at the far Northeast corner of Campbell Plaza North of Glenn. Look for the red umbrellas on the patio. phone-520-647-2418 • Tapasfusiontucson.com

Daisy Mae’s STEAK HOUSE

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THUNDERCANYONBREWERY.COM

2735 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson

(520) 792-8888

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LIVE! SECTION

TUCSON LIVE MUSIC SCENE The Boondocks Lounge

Elliott’s On Congress

The Rock

(520) 690-0991, 3306 N. 1st Ave.: Wed Dec 25 Christmas w/ Cathyl and Potluck at Noon Thu Dec 26 Michael P. & Friends Fri Dec 27 The Amazing Anna Warr & the Giant Blue Band Sat Dec 28 Gene Taylor Band w/ Dave Alvin, Mike Herbert & The Prison Band Sun Dec 29 Pinche Blues Band, Al Perry and Dan Stuart Mon Dec 30 Pre New Year’s Eve Party w/ Mitzi & The Valiants Tue Dec 31 Heather & The Lil Mama Band New Year’s Eve Party www.boondockslounge.com

(520) 622-5500, 135 E. Congress St. Mondays 8pm-11pm Jazz Guild of Tucson Thursdays 8pm-10pm Tommy Tucker www.elliottsoncongress.com

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

Borderlands Brewing Co. (520) 261-8773, 119. E. Toole Ave. 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 www.borderlandsbrewing.com

Chicago Bar (520) 748-8169, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd.: Tue Dec 24 Jive Bombers Wed Dec 25 Bad News Blues Band Thu Dec 26 Neon Prophet Fri Dec 27 AmoSphere Sat Dec 28 Neon Prophet Sun Dec 29 Reggae Sundays Mon Dec 30 The Ronstadtswww.chicagobartucson.com

Club Congress (520) 622-8848, 311 E. Congress St.: Wed Dec 25 Dysfunctional Christmas Party w/ The Porktorta & Dream Sick Thu Dec 26 Patti El Tambo at Club Congress Zlaket Fri Dec 27 El Tambo feat. Vox Urbana, DJ Musa, DJ Dirty Verbs Sat Dec 28 Whole Lotta Zep Mon Dec 30 Nineties House Party Tue Dec 31 2014 NYC/NYE at Hotel Congress www.hotelcongress.com/club

Jasper (520) 577-0326, 6370 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 160: www.jaspertucson.com/

Monterey Court (520) 207-2429, 505 West Miracle Mile Thu Dec 26 The Tucsonics Fri Dec 27 Mustang Corners & Dash Pocket Sat Dec 28 Moonstruck Coyotes & Kaly Creek Tue Dec 31 NYE Party with the Muffulettaswww.montereycourtaz.com

La Cocina (520) 365-3053, 201 N. Court Ave.: Thu Dec 26 Stefan George Fri Dec 27 The Greg Morton Band Sat Dec 28 DJ Herm www.lacocinatucson.com

Plush (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 www.plushtucson.com

Rialto Theatre (520) 740-1000, 318 E. Congress St.: Tue Dec 31 Lucha Libre Ano Nuevo w/ Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta feat. Salvador Duran Tue Jan 8 Jonny Lang Fri Jan 10 AFI www.rialtotheatre.com

RJ’s Replays Sports Pub and Grub (520) 495-5136, 5769 E. Speedway Blvd.: Wed Dec 25 Drew Cooper Live Sat Dec 28 UFC 168 www.rjsreplays.com

Sky Bar (520) 622-4300, 536 N. 4th Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705 Wed Dec 25 Open Mic Thu Dec 26 80s Night Sat Dec 28 DJ MigiLL Tue Dec 31 NYE House Party w/ Hot Era DJs www.skybartucson.com

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

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill (520) 670-3697, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 370: Fri Dec 27 Cooper Meza Band Sat Dec 28 Cooper Meza Band Tue Dec 31 Cooper Meza Band www.countrybartucson.com

Tucson Maverick (520) 298-0430, 6622 E Tanque Verde: Fri Dec 27 Flipside Sat Dec 28 Flipside Tue Dec 31 Ringing in the Glitz NYE 2014 www.tucsonmaverick.com

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. www.TucsonJazz.org

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LIVE! SECTION James Pierpont’s 1857 song Jingle Bells was first called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written for Thanksgiving. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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