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Vince Neil, tattoos, fun highlight Showdown Fest at Coliseum Tattoos, music and fun come together at this year’s Showdown Festival on Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.

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and more, as well as the Border Bike Run and Rally, featuring custom motorcycles.

Tickets are $25 each day or $60 for a three-day pass, plus fees, and free for ages 11 and under. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone More than 300 tattoo artists at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketfrom around the world, ing stars from the popular reThe Showdown Festival, created by ality TV show, “Inkmaster,” George Galindo, an El Pasoan who will highlight this year’s owns House of Pain Tattoo, has been inevent, which gets underway at Photo credit: Courtesy of Vince Neil ternationally recognized, including, at noon each day. The fest also one time, being named one of the five will feature a variety of music best tattoo conventions in the world by Tattoosday, a and entertainment, including Vince Neil, the voice of tattoo blog. Mötley Crüe, performing on Friday, March 16, the Long Beach Dub All Stars on Saturday, March 17, and Jack Russell’s Great White on Sunday, March 18. Information: 533-9899;; Other acts will include Cold Kingdom, Sleep Signals, @TxShowdownFest on Twitter;; My Master, Dicodec, Gold, Frankincense & showdownfestival; @ElPasoColiseum on Twitter; inMyrrh, Andromeda Theory, Trip Wire, Sancho Villa,; King Octopus and Metallica tribute band One. There also will be food and beverage booths, sideshows, art exhibits, hundreds of vendors

New Moon in Pisces "Dimidium facti qui coepit habet," said Horace circa 20 B.C. "He who has begun is half done." Yes, the boldness of beginning a thing earns points right out of the gate. Beginning comes with its own luck, its own momentum that can take the thing along more distance than would be logical. These are the lessons of this new moon week, the last full week of the Pisces sun and a fitting time to begin a soul-fortifying endeavor. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Putting your own needs first doesn't always come easily to you, but figure out how to do this anyway or you'll have very little to give. Work on it. Another challenge to focus on is recognizing the difference between a need and a want. You may feel like you want love, attention, nurturing... but it's actually a need. TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

You were afraid that if you planted flowers, people would stop bringing them to you. Nope! They'll bring you more in fact, as they'll see how much you appreciate them. Flowers will become your brand. Use this as a metaphor for whatever you want more of. Don't wait. Supply it, and others will supply even more of it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Anyone can be critical, negative and disapproving. While others around you choose cheap expressions of communication intended to bolster their own weak sense of self, you'll have the strength to go a different route -- enthusiasm. You see so much that's right with the situation, and you'll build from there.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even though the human family is your family, too, there are limits to what you can actually do. Somewhere between "more than you think" and "less than everything" is a sweet spot where you can help and be helped. Once you affirm who and what you are responsible for, you will move easier knowing that all else is optional.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As you set out to walk your own path, you'll encounter blocks from people who would much rather you take the main road. They don't want you getting ahead. Don't mind these people. Jump over their hurdles -- or just go around. You are centered, selfreliant and meant for bigger things than petty squabbles.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People who are enabled eventually become disabled. Your aim will be to help people help themselves. This will involve figuring out what people are good at and backing off so they can do that without interference. Also, you'll create a challenge and/or accountability structure geared toward getting results. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you were younger, you wanted someone to hang out with, make you laugh, take you places, challenge you and, above all, support you. You wanted someone who was unconditionally on your side. Now you can be that person for yourself. Every day you are learning to trust, serve, lead and love yourself better. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have the potential to expand your network this week. The first step is in realizing why this is so important. One or two people is not enough to help you out with your ever-expanding life. When you have a large network of different people whom you can lean on for different things. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll gain confidence as you practice acting from your inner authority. There is no reason to be unduly swayed by the opinions of others who don't know any more than you do about the situation at hand. The expectations of others are good to know but shouldn't be the basis of your actions. Act on your instincts.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Many circumstances belong to the landscape of reality and are in no way personal to you. Every outcome is affected by multiple factors, many of which are outside of your influence. Perspective will help you be at peace with this. Climb the mountain of wisdom to see beyond your corner of the action. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Most of this week will be spent in preparation for an upcoming opportunity. By the end of the week, your skills will be sharper. Set yourself up for success by approaching your practice scientifically. Repeat the desired actions until they are reflexive. Internalize a skill so it no longer requires conscious direction. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You like the people around you -- good. There's still a tremendous benefit to enlarging your circle. A bigger network would be excellent. How about a friend whose idea of fun matches more closely to your own? Imagine this kind of relationship, make room for it in your life, and you'll draw it closer to you. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: There will be times that favor thinking before doing and times that favor doing first. Success will be largely a matter of congruence. As long as thought and deed are in line with one another, the way is made smooth. And when that's not the case, it is the opportunity for learning you've wanted. Evolution is certain this year, and by the turn of 2019, you'll be astounded at how far you've come in the areas that mean the most to you, including and foremost love and relationships. COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


“La vida es sueño”,

Sun City Craft Beer Festival

a historical presentation for El Paso

Fans of Craft Beer have been looking forward to April for quite some time now. The 2018 Sun City Craft Beer Festival is taking place April 21 and April 22nd at the El Paso Convention Center Plaza in downtown El Paso. This years festival will be taking place from noon till 8pm and will feature dozens of regional and national craft breweries. All of these breweries are looking forward to showcasing what each of them is currently offering. A selection of over 150 different beers will be on site to enjoy throughout the day's festivities. Trashcan pong, human foosball and the best food trucks from all of El Paso will be there.

Wednesday, April 11 at the Chamizal National Memorial The theater company Jazz Vilá Projects will be presented on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at the Chamizal National Memorial (USA) as part of the international program organized for the New Century Golden Festival.(Festival Nuevo Siglo de Oro) This 43rd edition will be the first to have a group from the island, which will offer a contemporary version of the classic "La vida es sueño" by Calderón de la Barca with a cast made up of Cuban and Mexican actors, which highlights the participation of the multi-awarded Afro-Cuban actress Yordanka Ariosa, winner of the Silver Shell.

Live music, as well as art, merchandise, and food trucks, will be on site as well at this year's

To offer all the details of this historic presentation, the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso will host a press conference on Tuesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., which will be attended by the director Jazz Vilá and the cast of the play. About JAZZ VILÁ PROJECTS It is a theater company based in Havana, founded in 2015 under the artistic and general direction of Jazz Vilá. Its main objective is to recover the attention of the young audience through themes such as love, diversity, sexuality, fear and isolation, from a contemporary perspective. After winning the public and critics with its debut play "Rascacielos", the company became a reference for staging where commercial projection and artistic sense coexist, achieving a result that enhances the play-spectator interaction.


JAZZ VILÁ PROJECTS stands out for the economy and simplicity of scenographic elements, the inclusion of pioneering mechanisms of co-production within the Cuban theater, the development of strong promotional campaigns and the collaboration with important national and international artists of various manifestations. With a bilingual repertoire and in just three years, this group has been consolidated with presentations at festivals and tours in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the United States.

festival. Various brewing experts will also be on site to host workshops and demonstrate live how homemade brewing is done the right way. This year there is also an SCCBF app that you can download to your iPhone. This app gives you additional information on beers at the festival, notes on beers you try and a feature to share with friends. This festival is in only its third year and looking to continue growing in a very big way, General Admission tickets are $25 for one day, $40 for both days, VIP are $80 and Designated driver tickets are only $10 For more information head to


Weather 101 Outlook for March If you like it dry and rather hot, you will likely appreciate the forecast for the rest of the month. Here is the outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. Temperatures are expected to run above average for the month. Most of New Mexico and far west Texas is inside the highly anticipated heat bubble. The coldest air will stay well to our north and northwest.

Courtesy of the Climate Prediction Center

Rainfall could be hard to get for the rest of this month. Again, our area is dominated by dry air. The wettest areas are likely in California, Minnesota and portions of the Deep South.

Weather Trivia: What is the hottest El Paso temperature ever recorded in March? A. 88 B. 93

C. 95 D. 98 Answer: B

“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at Courtesy of the Climate Prediction Center










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Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent

Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe courtesy of chef Tim Hughes on behalf of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Servings: 4


With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, it’s time to rethink the standard family meal menu.

Blackening Seasoning: 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon thyme

This nearly eight-week period typically calls for a special diet. Specifically, red meat is cut out on Fridays for some and for the entirety of Lent for others. According to Datassential, 26 percent of consumers observe lent and of those, 41 percent said they eat fish on Fridays instead of meat. Eating two servings of seafood per week – as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – is one way to make a positive commitment to you and your family’s health during Lent and throughout the year. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, research shows eating seafood 2-3 times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause. Seafood also provides unique health benefits as a lean protein and is a quality source for omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats essential to human health and development. With so many seafood options available, including Alaskan cod, snapper, salmon and more, it can be easy to incorporate this nutritious lean protein into your diet. This simple recipe for Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette can help you on your way to a more nutritious meal plan that includes consuming seafood twice per week.

If you can’t find catfish or prefer to substitute, any white fish such as cod, mahimahi or flounder will work. For more seafood recipes and Lenten meal inspiration, visit or follow #Seafood2xWk on social media.

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Quinoa Salad: 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 cup corn, canned and drained or frozen and thawed to room temperature salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1/2 cup edamame, shelled and thawed to room temperature 3 cups quinoa, cooked Continues on page 9



Diving into Swimwear By Sharon Mosley It's summer somewhere... and if you're lucky enough to escape for a tropical getaway anytime soon, chances are you've been shopping for a swimsuit. And whether you're suiting up for a vacation in paradise or just want to find a new suit before the neighborhood pool opens, it's a good time to test the waters and dive into a new season of fun in the sun... if only in your dreams. Here are some tips and trends to get you started: --Dive into shopping. You've got to love online shopping when it comes to buying swimwear. You don't have to suffer through the glare of those incandescent dressing room lights ever again. Start by browsing through your favorite retailers' sites and order to your hearts content. Pour yourself a glass of wine and try on suits in the comfort of your own home. Take your time making sure the suits fit and are comfortable. Just remember that there may still be a little glare in all that sunshine you'll be basking in... --Take a chance on new styles. If you've always worn that boring black one-piece, throw caution to the wind, and experiment with something new. You may not be ready for a string bikini, but a new Baywatch-inspired redhot maillot may be just the thing to put a little sizzle back into your vacation wardrobe. Onepieces with plunging necklines and high-cut legs are having a moment this year.

--Consider buying separates. One of the best things to have ever happened to the swimwear industry -- mix and match separates. With tops and bottoms that come in a multitude of silhouettes and sizes, you can create your own unique swimsuit. The possibilities are endless. Take one high-waisted boy short and add a bikini top or a cropped tankini or both. Combining several different styles with coordinating prints and solids gives you a versatile way to stretch a swim wardrobe. Let your creativity go wild. --Play up your assets. This is a fashion "rule" that applies to your swimwear as it does to your everyday clothes. Most of us inherently know what looks best on us...and it's all about feeling good in what we wear, no matter what size or age. But if you love your legs, then check out a suit with a higher-cut leg opening to elongate legs. To disguise a large waist, the latest suits that feature side slits and cut-outs are great options. Belted suits add emphasis on the waist and halter tops highlight shoulders. All-over prints like the season's favorite fruits and florals, as well as patterns like stripes and polka dots are perfect for disguising lumps and bumps. --Use color to flatter your skin. Pastel colors are big trends in ready-to-wear, and swimwear manufacturers have jumped off the board with pale peaches, light lavenders, sugary

--Add some glamour. If you're scuba diving or taking a water aerobics class, then you might want to stick to the classic swimwear styles that allow for ultimate function as well as style. But sometimes, girls just wanna have a little fun, right? There's plenty of ways to shine with swimwear this season. Metallics are just one way to shimmer. How about taking a little velvet out for a swim? Or grabbing some attention in swimwear with glamorous details: crochet, tassels and ruffles? One-shoulder suits are also attracting the notice of trend setters.

It's never too early to shop for a new swimsuit. The one-shoulder striped swimsuit that ties at the shoulder is a hit at J.Crew. pinks, baby blues and lemon yellows. White is another big trend. These pastels generally look best on darker skin tones. If you're pale, consider wearing brighter jewel tones or dark colors. Use color to your best advantage even if you like the color block effect. Black and white is always a winning combination.

--Run for cover. Of course one of the most versatile pieces in the swimwear wardrobe is what you cover up all those swimsuits with. Now there's more ways than ever to get as much (or as little) coverage as you wish. You can also find sun protection built into much swim apparel. Some of the new cover-ups even double as streetwear. Get creative with board shorts, flouncy swim miniskirts, swim tee rash guards, embellished tunics and even swim dresses. Hoodies and loose pants provide lots of comfort and when teamed with cropped swim tops, they are the key to style on and off the beach. And if you really don't care much about covering it all up? Go for a sheer, see-thru plastic coverup. Just make sure to use lots of sunscreen... always the ultimate cover-up! COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM



How Can Christians Be the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World? "I won't call names or hit people," says Heather, 8. That's a start. Being the light of the world doesn't call for knocking everyone else's lights out. Jesus had something different in mind when he told his disciples: "You are the salt of the earth" and "You are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:13a & 14a). "I could give kitties and other things," says Brian, 10. "After that, I could tell people to believe in Jesus to have eternal life." This sounds like a great strategy to influence cat lovers. "To set a good example, you could be a good sport," says Faith, 11. Keep the big picture in view. If we win or lose with equal grace, we'll be able to do other things Faith suggests: "I could talk to people about God, invite them to church and pray when bad things happen." If we exhibit bad sportsmanship, we'll forfeit opportunities to speak words of life into people's souls. How can winning a game compare with influencing one person for eternity? "I could be a good example of salt and light by being a good neighbor," says Janet, 11. "We can volunteer to help other people when they need help."

In today's mobile society, a neighbor may be a coworker who lives across town. Pollster George Gallup Jr. reported that Americans are lonely. Modern life offers many advantages, but a sense of community isn't one of them. Just imagine the shock of your family and neighbors when you pull away from television long enough to acknowledge their presence. Jesus designed Christians to be the light of the world, not the afterglow of a television screen. "You could stand up to bullies and tell them God doesn't like it when they hurt other people," says Chloe, 11. Jesus confronted the worst kind of bullies -- religious tyrants. He reserved the toughest language of his ministry for them. Of the scribes and Pharisees, he said: "For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works, they do to be seen by men" (Matthew 23:4-5). The bullies eventually plotted to get rid of Jesus because the light of his life and teaching kept shining into their darkness. Oh, how they must have congratulated themselves when the Nazarene died on a cross between two criminals. Their plot appeared to succeed until an angel announced at an empty tomb, "He is not here; for he is risen" (Matthew 28:6).

Because Jesus rose from the dead, Jake, 7, would be salt and light by being a "missionary to people around the world and helping people up when they fall." Did you know that everyone has fallen in the sense that all have sinned? Let your salt season and your light shine by telling someone that Jesus came to rescue us from the "fall." If Jesus is the source of your life, all the world's temptations to find life apart from him seem bland. Think about this: When the light of Jesus shines clearly though a life, some will run to the light in wonder and others will flee or oppose it because they love darkness. Memorize these truths: Matthew 5:13a & 14a previously quoted. Ask these questions: Is your life transparent so that the light of Jesus can shine through you? Does your life have the flavor that only God's grace can impart? Listen to a talking book, download the "Kids Color Me Bible" for free, watch Kid TV Interviews and travel around the world by viewing the "Mission Explorers Streaming Video" at Bible quotations are from the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted. COPYRIGHT 2018 CAREY KINSOLVING


Simple Seafood... Continued from page 5 Blackened Catfish: 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 pound catfish, cut into four fillets 5 tablespoons Blackening Seasoning Citrus Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil To make Blackening Seasoning: Combine salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and thyme. To make Quinoa Salad: Heat and oil skillet. Add corn; salt and pepper, to taste, and saute until golden brown. Add edamame and sauteed corn to quinoa and set aside. To make Blackened Catfish: Heat cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon peanut oil added. Coat both sides of catfish fillets with Blackening Seasoning. Add catfish to skillet and cook 5-6 minutes per side, or until well done. To make Citrus Vinaigrette: Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, honey and thyme. Slowly add olive oil, whisking until dressing is formed. Serve Blackened Catfish on top of Quinoa Salad and drizzle with Citrus Vinaigrette.


Plant Threat to Pets Sago palms pose serious risks. Here’s what to know about these popular landscape and houseplants By Kim Campbell Thornton Andrews McMeel Syndication


he couple knew the sago palm (Cycas revoluta) in their Tucson, Arizona, backyard was toxic to pets. They were careful to keep leaves and other parts of the plant picked up and away from their 2-year-old German shepherd, but one day he managed to ingest a small amount of the ornamental plant’s feathery leaves. The reaction was rapid: severe liver failure. Depending on the individual protein, normal liver enzyme levels range from 5 to 150. This dog’s alanine transaminase level spiked to 8,777. A rapid rise in that enzyme is a distinguishing characteristic of sago palm poisoning. Sago palms, also known as cycads, cardboard palms, fern palms and coontie plants, hail from tropical and subtropical areas but have become popular ornamental plants in the United States in the past 10 to 20 years. Once strictly outdoor plants, they are now available in small varieties suitable as houseplants. In 2015, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a spike of more than 200

percent in sago palm toxicity cases nationwide. All parts of the plant contain a neurotoxin called cycasin, which can be deadly — even in tiny amounts — to dogs and cats. The seeds, or nuts, are the most toxic part of the plants. As few as one or two can be fatal. Because sago palms are relatively new additions to yards and homes, many people, including some veterinarians, don’t know that they are toxic. Fortunately, the German shepherd’s owners were aware of the danger to their dog and took him to a veterinary hospital right away. The first veterinarian they saw wasn’t familiar with sago palm toxicity, but a second had encountered the plants at a previous practice in California and recognized the dog’s signs. Ingestion of sago palm leaves, seeds or other plant parts causes liver failure, usually signaled by drooling, vomiting, diarrhea or a tarry black stool, depression, appetite loss, abdominal pain, lethargy and jaundice. Signs can begin to occur as little as 15 minutes after ingestion, and pets can die within 24 to 48 hours. Any suspected exposure to a sago palm should be considered an emergency situation.

Pets of all ages, breeds and mixes can be attracted to plants, and they don’t know what’s toxic and what’s not. The sago palm is one that’s highly toxic to dogs and cats.

Don’t “wait and see,” and don’t waste time trying to get the pet to vomit. This particular dog received IV fluids, dextrose given intravenously to maintain blood sugar levels, vitamin K to help support the blood’s clotting ability, and a drug to help protect the liver. He was lucky to survive. According to the Pet Poison Helpline website (, the survival rate is approximately 50 percent, even with aggressive treatment. Although he survived, the dog lost a lot of weight, and recovery was slow. The experience highlights the importance of knowing exactly what plants are in your yard and home, their scientific names and common names, and whether they’re known to be toxic. Plants’ common names can vary by region, but the scientific names remain the same and can

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be essential to determining whether a plant is toxic. And be aware that not all regional plants appear on lists of toxic plants. It’s a good idea to check with a veterinary toxicologist or other botanical expert who’s familiar with the properties of plants in your area. If you have any doubts, take your pet to the veterinarian right away, along with a clipping or photo of the plant. Proper identification is important to the treatment plan because in some cases, even if the animal looks and acts normal, he could develop liver or kidney failure within hours or days. So is the sago palm still in the owners’ yard? No. They removed it the same day their dog was hospitalized.



Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring FAMILY FEATURES


fter a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas – some big, some small – can help breathe new life into your home so you’re ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the fullest.

Air it out Months of closed windows and doors can make any room feel dusty and stale. As soon as temperatures allow, throw open the windows and skylights to let the fresh air chase away the rem-

nants of winter. It’s a perfect time to launder window treatments and clean area rugs. After a few passes with a carpet cleaner, allow rugs to air-dry outdoors. If you’re considering an update to the overall decor, changing out these textiles is an easy and affordable way to create a new look. Just donate the used drapes and rugs after cleaning instead of bringing them back into the room.

Shift your outlook When contemplating changes to a room’s aesthetic, most people focus on the floor, walls and elements like furniture and accessories. As some homeowners are discovering, there’s a whole other space waiting to be discovered. The ceiling, a fifth wall of sorts, opens up end-

less creative design opportunities. Whether you’re seeking more natural light, access to fresh air, a sense of spaciousness or a way to bring sophistication to a room, a skylight may be just the solution. For example, Velux room-darkening and light-filtering blinds can add a splash of color just where you least expect it, and they’re efficient in shielding your space from the sun, meaning the blinds and installation are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit. Learn more at

Paint to perfection Over time, once cheerful walls can grow dull. Create a livelier ambiance with a fresh coat of paint, Continues on page 14





Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your 5th Wall 1. Start with a smooth canvas. This means eliminating any details like popcorn ceilings or other texturing that may appear dated and dingy.

2. Add some color. Bring character to the room by adding color to the ceiling that complements the traditional walls for a cohesive look. If you have eaves, dormers or other architectural elements, consider painting some and leaving others white for variety and added dimension.

3. Introduce natural light. When it comes from above, natural light brightens a room in a whole new way. An option like a Velux skylight is a sensible solution because it offers plenty of ways to customize the skylight to your specific space and functional needs.

4. Enhance with accessories.

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Paint to perfection

..either in the same shade or something completely new. If you’re not sure exactly where to start, tackle the project room by room. To choose the right hue, select a favorite item in the room, such as an heirloom throw blanket or a piece of wall art, and consider color shades that complement the item well.

Make what’s old new again

Sometimes a fresh perspective is as simple as rearranging a room to better fit your needs. Over time, the furnishings can become almost an afterthought because they’ve been in place so long. Try moving things around to create new conversation groupings or to highlight a piece that has been tucked away in the shadows. An updated arrangement may inspire to you

add and embellish with some simple new accessories or accent pieces for a room that only looks brand new.

Get earth smart

With all of the new growth and hues of green that abound during spring, it’s natural to be more mindful of the environment. Earth-friendly upgrades like switching out inefficient lighting or installing low-flow toilets and shower heads can make a sizable difference. Another option for energy conservation: Look for ways to maximize natural light for heat and to brighten rooms. Well-placed windows and skylights can harness energy naturally, so you can minimize your reliance on electricity for comfort and convenience.

Both practical and attractive, blinds are a good idea for a skylight. They let you control the light, such as blocking out harsh rays during the heat of the day but letting the gentle evening light illuminate the room. In addition to choosing a style and color that complements the room decor, also look for features such as remote-control operation and roomdarkening textiles.

5. Get creative. Treating your ceiling like a wall opens virtually endless possibilities. Especially if you have some unique architectural features, you can highlight them by adding special touches such as builtin shelves for extra storage or new place to nurture lush house plants.





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A Wrinkle in Time Release Dates March 09, 2018 | Rating PG Runtime 109 min | Genre Fantasy, Adventure Synopsis Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

12704 East Montana - East of Joe Battle A Wrinkle in Time PG 109 min RealD 3D 11:40am 1:40pm 3:20pm 5:10pm 9:40pm Digital Cinema 10:00am 11:00am 12:35pm 2:25pm 4:20pm 6:05pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:50pm 10:40pm Strangers: Prey At Night R 85min Digital Cinema 10:40am 12:55pm 3:15pm 5:30pm 7:45pm 10:00pm Gringo R 110 min Digital Cinema 11:35am 2:15pm 4:55pm 7:35pm 10:15pm

The Hurricane Heist PG-13 100 min Digital Cinema 11:25am 2:00pm 4:40pm 7:15pm 9:50pm Black Panther PG-13 134 min Cinemark XD 10:00am 1:00pm 4:15pm 7:30pm 10:40pm Digital Cinema 10:50am 12:45pm 2:05pm 5:20pm 6:25pm 8:35pm Red Sparrow R 139 min Digital Cinema 12:50pm 4:05pm 7:20pm 10:30pm Death Wish R 107 min Digital

Cinema 11:45am 2:30pm 5:05pm 7:50pm 10:35pm Peter Rabbit PG 95 min Digital Cinema 11:20am 1:45pm 4:10pm 6:45pm 9:10pm Game Night R 100 min Digital Cinema 10:05am 12:30pm 3:10pm 5:45pm 8:15pm 10:45pm Annihilation R 115 min Digital Cinema 11:50am 2:35pm 5:15pm 8:05pm 10:50pm Fifty Shades Freed R 105 min Digital Cinema 10:15am 3:50pm 9:35pm

Gringo Release Dates March 09, 2018 | Rating R Runtime 110 min | Genre Dark comedy, Action Synopsis Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question -- is he out of his depth or two steps ahead?


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Nightlife Calendar March 16th

April 3rd

Shopping @ The Lowbrow Palace

Nina Diaz @ Tricky Falls

March 24th

April 7th

Roy Woods @ Union Plaza

Chris Lake @ Club Here I Love You April 14th

Golf Clap @ Club Here I Love You May 5th

Eli Escobar @ Club Here I Love You May 8th

Beach House @ Tricky Falls

New Music Releases for March 9th The Neighbourhood - The Neighbourhood David Byrne- American Utopia [LP] Ben Frost- All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated [Limited Edition 12in Vinyl Single] Lea Bertucci- Metal Aether [Limited Edition LP] Liza Anne- Fine But Dying [LP] Acid Dad- Acid Dad [LP] Marillion- Brave: Deluxe Edition [5LP] Bobby V- Electrik Luke Bryan- What Makes You Country [LP] A Perfect Circle- The Doomed / Disillusioned [Limited Edition 10in Vinyl Single] Brad Mehldau- After Bach George Fitzgerald- All That Must Be [2LP] Ministry- AmeriKKKant [Red & Black Swirl LP] Myles Kennedy- Year Of The Tiger [LP] George Fitzgerald- All That Must Be Twitching Tongues- Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred [LP] Judas Priest- Firepower [2LP] The Nick Moss Band- The High Cost of Low Living Featuring Dennis Gruenling Three Days Grace- Outsider [LP]


Spotlight EP News March 8, 2018 No. 734  
Spotlight EP News March 8, 2018 No. 734  

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