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Tucson Happenings August 2017

Art & Culture

Artist Profile August 2017 Artist Profile: Darlene LeClair

It is obvious from her large striking and colorful paintings, that Darlene LeClair lives in the Sonoran Desert. Her paintings are eye-catching whether they are of one cactus flower, a prickly pear plant full of fruit, or a broader view of desert saguaro’s rising up in front of distant mountains. Darlene not only depicts the plants of the desert, she also paints scenes of houses, missions, and backyards typically found in the Southwestern United States.

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Artist Profile Artist Profiles from Past issues

Tucson Happenings is devoted to our local artists and have been publishing monthly artist profiles for years. This page will list many artists that have profiled since we went digital in May of 2015.

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Artist Profile Featured Gallery Exhibits

Watercolor, acrylic, oil, oh my! Plucked from the hundreds of events in the August 2017 calendar, we have our monthly rundown of local galleries and artists with special and ongoing exhibits this month..

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  Fashion August 2017 Fashion: Step Into Fall in Style!

By Karen R. Smith

It’s hard to believe summer’s on the wane as the days are still hot and sunny, but with kids about to head back to school, we all know Autumn is coming. The good news is, there are great new shoe styles for everyone in the family, which means you and yours can step into the new season with a smile!

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  Origami August Origami Page: The Ice Cream Cone

By Mary Ellen Palmeri

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" This chant was learned in childhood and continues to echo over the years... especially during our oh-so-hot summer daze! I always assumed the chant originated by impatient children, but recently discovered there is actually a song called "I Scream, You Scream"! It was written in 1927 by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King.

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  Origami August Arizona Paranormal:
     The Downfalls of the Paranormal

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

Usually, I write about haunted places, experiences, and more upbeat & positive things dealing with the paranormal. This month I feel the need to express some of the downfalls to this field and to make sure people truly realize this isn't something you get into for just a thrill.

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  Legal Talk August 2017 Your Medicare:
     How Medicare covers home health services

By Greg Dill

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can get in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy.

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Running June 8 - August 27, 2017 The Gaslight Theatre presents, "The Incredible Spider Guy" Melodrama: Mild mannered student, Billy Baker is just like any other student at Excelsior Junior College until a science experiment goes terribly wrong. When he is bitten by a genetically altered spider, Billy assumes powers he never dreamed of, but now he faces a difficult choice! Should he remain an average college student or use his new powers to help the imperiled citizens of Center City? Also, he must decide if his superpowers will help him get noticed by the lovely new student, Mary Lou.

Every Friday and Saturday Night Take a full three course table-served fine dining experience; combine it with a classic, hilarious 3-act, interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Whodunit; throw in the setting of an award winning Magic Performance and be prepared for one of the most unique and memorable experiences of a lifetime.

Saturdays, 4-7 PM Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Premium Outlets present a series of free, family-friendly concerts! Enjoy the sounds of some of Southern Arizona's finest local musician's at Tucson Premium Outlets. The signature free concert series, held every Saturday evening, will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands.

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