Opening This Week
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening June 29 and continuing through July 22: I'm Like Me, based on the self-empowering poetry of Sweden's renowned author, Siv Widerberg, as performed by children ages 6 to 15 years. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday matinees also. Tickets are $4, $2 children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Opening June 28 and continuing through July 16: The True History of Coca-Cola In Mexico, a spirited satirical comedy. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with $8 preview performances June 28 and 29. Regular performance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call Borderlands' ticket line at 882-7406 for reservations and information.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 770-9279. Saturday, June 24, only: L.A.'s "Latin Lezbo Comic," Monica Palacios, presents her one-woman show, Greetings from a Queer Señorita. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Antigone Books, Ain't Nobody's Biz and Tucson Trunk, or call 770-9279. Tickets are $12 at the door.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performing Center, south of Broadway on Country Club Road. Opening June 28 and continuing through July 2: William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, a witty story about the farcical antics of a corpulent knight and his band of ne'r-do-wells. Admission is free and open to the public. Picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. Call 791-4663 for information.
UA OPERA. UA Crowder Hall, Park Avenue and Speedway. Opening June 22 and continuing through June 24: Elixir of Love, the story of an Italian lad who falls in love with the village belle and his comical approach to winning her favor. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with a 3 o'clock matinee Sunday, June 25. Tickets are $12, $10 UA employees, $6 seniors/students and are available at all Dillard's or at the UA Fine Arts box office at 621-1162. Call at 621-2998 for information.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through July 9: Down The Road, the chilling, vivid portrayal of a husband and wife journalist team who take an assignment to write the biography of a serial killer, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lee Blessing. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with 3 o'clock Sunday matinees. Tickets are $9, $7 for seniors, students with ID and artists. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through August 19: Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone! Hurtle through the galaxy with Capt. James P. Trek and the crew of the Starship Entrepreneur as they battle evil. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/ active military, $6 children under 12. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA THEATRE CO. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Continuing through June 25: Oklahoma! Join ATC and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for this Rogers and Hammerstein musical classic. Tickets range from $10 to $35, with a family discount available. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for reservations and information; or charge by phone at 622-2823.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through June 24: Thumbelina. Tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Special encore performances June 22 and 23: A...My Name Is Still Alice, bringing the feminist experience to the stage with all new comedy sketches and music from blues to country, rock and sentimental standards. Tickets are $12 Thursday, June 22, and $15 Friday, June 23, and are available at the IT box office. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
SPACE NEEDED. Coyote Theater Lab, a Tucson based company with ongoing research and development of national theater projects, needs long-term rehearsal space donated. Reply to: P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
AUDITION. Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway, announces auditions for its fall production of Phantom of the Opera at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. Roles are available for 5 men and 3 women. Please bring 16 bars of prepared music; an accompanist will be provided. No personal accompanists, pre-recorded tapes, or self-accompanied songs. Scripts will be on hand and readings will be expected. Call 886-9428 for information.
ACTING WORKSHOP. Kathryn Kellner will be conducting an acting workshop for the working actor from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at 1010 N. Seventh Ave. The workshop will focus on breath work, physical and vocal work and various types of texts and performance. Confirmation required by July 10, with a $20 non-refundable deposit. Total cost is $55, with space limited to ten participants. Send confirmation and deposit to: Kathryn Kellner, Kellner Studio, 3736 N. Jackson, Tucson, AZ, 85719. Call 881-4734 for information.
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS. Call for new full-length English-language plays, experimental or naturalistic, with simple sets and small cast. Submission deadline is October 1, 1995. Winners will be notified in December. Scripts will not be returned. Send submissions and $15 entry fee to: Arizona International Theatre Festival, P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
VOICES NEEDED. Paronomasia Theatre Company announces open auditions for The Mikado, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Males and females of all ages are needed. Singers should bring sheet music or karaoke tape, and everyone will do a cold reading or a short monologue. Solo appointments available. Call 721-1588 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 1995-'96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
Opening This Week
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Opening June 23, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., and continuing through August 30: Colorful metal sculptures by Who's On First Creations. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through July 5: Touchable Sculpture: Lifecasts by Willa Shalit and Dean Ericson. This exhibit consists of 74 highly detailed lifecast sculptures that visitors can explore with their hands. Included are sculptures of Richard Burton, the Dalai Lama, Clint Eastwood, George Bush and Stevie Wonder. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ART FORMS GALLERY. 137 E. Congress St. 628-7744. Continuing through July 2: Into The Fire, an invitational clay show with Southern Arizona clay artists Gary Benna, Dianne Ferris, Gayle Heney, Ann Hoff, Betsy Kelly, Ann Penton, Sharon Ann Porter, Curt Rieger, Carol Tufts, Jessie Wetzel and Marcy Wrenn. Gallery is open for Downtown Saturday nights, Thursday Art Walks and by appointment. Call 881-0129 for appointments.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through September 10: Arthur Tress: The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby, 181 W. Broadway. Continuing through September 30: Paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks and are available for sale. Call 624-8995 to purchase a piece or for information.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through July 22: Tucson Collection '95--Part I, the third annual small works invitational. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through July 2: Our Travels. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through July 8: Sixth Biennial Seven-State Juried Exhibition, an exhibit of 42 artists from western states with submissions ranging from sculpture and photography to video. Also featured will be the work of local photographer Christine Crescenzi. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through July 1: Estrada Extravaganza, a one man show featuring works by Bisbee folk-artist Phillip Estrada, including recent works from his "Doll Series," paintings, mixed media and installation. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 886-2860. Continuing through July 13: Eye Aerobics, a mixed media show featuring works by Vicki Schwaninger, Maxine Hale, Deanna Thibault, Pat Harris-Murray, Grace Calderon, Molly Romo, Carmen Williams, Connie Dragoo, Lea Teague, Terry Leach, James Palka, Marcella Rung, Pat Hanzel, Hazel Dixon, Syd Clayton-Seeber and Margueritte. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through June 30: Big Summer Show, a multi-media exhibition featuring painting and sculpture by Charles Ulrich, photo-clothing by Marlo Marrero, lighting assemblage by Jeff Robins, monoprints by Marc Moss, cyanotypes by Tim Brigham and paintings by Jessica McVey. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through August 26: altered monoprints by Marc Moss, depicting life in the Tucson barrios; ceramics by Doug Schuneman; mixed media works by Elizabeth Frank; and clay creations by Michael Corney and Juilianne Harvey. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition showing the most recent innovative designs in glass, with national and local featured artists, including Linda Allyn, Richard Hornby, Konreid Muench, Laura Pesce, and Louie Via. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through June 30: recent wood cut prints by Doug Weber. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Art Walks and by appointment.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through July 17: the works of papermaking artist Barbara Kennedy. Continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, featuring 64 Arizona artists with a total of 91 works of art in all media. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through July 12: Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations, a survey of 25 years of the local artists' paintings. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through June 24: Multigrade, a four person photography exhibition featuring S. Greenwell, Torry Lydem, Ben Ramson and Oliver Scott. The photographers range from high school, BFA undergraduate to graduate-level work, with common themes of self-portraiture, appropriation and ventures into mixed media and installation. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through June 27: 45 Years of Berta Wright, a show celebrating Arizona artists. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; and the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through June 29: painting and drawings by Rudolph Nadler and intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Arizona and visiting artists are invited to participate in the Second Annual Fine Art From Junque Show, September 2 and 3 at Park Mall Center Court. Art may be freestanding or wall mounted, no more than 5 feet tall and up to 40 pounds. At least 75 percent of the art piece must be made with found or recycled materials. Only gallery quality work will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Syd Clayton-Seeber, 6921 E. Hawthorne St., Tucson, AZ, 85710. Call 886-2860 for information.
ACCEPTING ENTRIES. Tohono Chul Park Gallery is accepting entries for a juried exhibition of miniature and doll quilts made by Arizona residents for an exhibition opening December 14. Quilts must be no larger than 24 inches in width or height. Both traditional and contemporary quilts made since 1990 are eligible. Entries are due November 8. For a prospectus and entry form, send SASE to: Peggy Hazard, Assistant Exhibit Curator, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704. Call 742-6455 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, seeks entries for its juried exhibition titled Radical Belief: Art as Enlightenment? Art as Propaganda?, scheduled for the month of September. Open to artists of all media in AZ, CA, CO, NM and UT. Entries must be postmarked by July 28. For prospectus, send SASE to: Radical Belief, Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The City of Tucson requests written proposals from collaborative design teams to provide professional consultant services for the planning, programming and conceptual design of pedestrian improvements in the downtown Tucson business and arts district. $65,000 will be awarded to the selected team. Eligible collaborative design teams shall consist of a landscape architect and/or urban design specialist, a registered civil engineer and a public artist planner. Contact Keith Walzak at the Department of Transportation, Planning Div. (791-4372), or David Hoyt Johnson at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council (624-0595, ext. 15). Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Subway Gallery in Bisbee seeks Arizona artists working in photography or photographic mixed media for its second juried exhibition titled Photo Occurrence Two, opening August 12. Entry fee is $15 for two submittals. Submittals are due by July 31 and can be delivered from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, to the Subway Gallery, 43 Brewery Gulch, Bisbee. Mail to: Judy Anderson, 611 Hoatson, Bisbee, AZ, 85603. Call (520) 432-3813 for an application or information.
SAVE NEA. Help save the future of the National Endowment for the Arts. Call (900) 370-9000 and voice your opposition to proposed cuts. For $1.99 per minute your message will be sent to your representative as well as both senators.
PEACE CRANE. Bring your junk mail to recycle into a thousand origami paper cranes for a Peace Project to commemorate victims of the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Join the fold from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights through July 13, at the Open House Gallery, 3558 E. Pima St. This project is free and open to the public, beginners welcome. Call 318-3775 for information.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. The public is invited to watch glassblowers practice their craft during these times. Call ahead (884-7404) to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
LET FREEDOM SING! The Chancel Choir and Orchestra of Christ Church United Methodist present the tenth annual production of Let Freedom Sing! , recognizing America, its veterans and the continued hope for world peace. Performances will be at 4 and 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road. Admission is free, though donations and canned goods for the Community Food Bank are appreciated. Call 327-1116 for information.
IRISH FAREWELL. A Farewell to Friends Irish Concert to benefit the last three members of the Tucson Six will be gather from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at O'Malley's Bar and Restaurant, 437 S. Fourth Ave. There will be a lot of Irish music and fun with the Who?legans, Chicken Feet, the Weird Love Makers and other special guests. Admission is $10 and includes dinner. Call 884-7877 for information.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
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JAZZ/R&B FEST. The first annual Arizona Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival happens June 30 through July 2 in Foxglenn Park, Flagstaff, AZ, with selected performances in downtown Flagstaff clubs. Groups scheduled to perform include; Arturo Sandoval, Ellis Marsalis, Koko Taylor, Limbs Akimbo, Luther Johnson, Sister Sledge, Hiroshima and many others. Advance tickets are $35 for a daily pass, with discounts for seniors and students, and are available at all Dillard's ticket offices. Call 1-800-520-1646 or 1-602-779-1231 for information.
TWILIGHT CHALLENGE. In the spirit of Martha Reid's Smokin' Sunday fundraiser for Twilight's losses in the fire at Old Tucson, The Ronstadt Cousins send forth a friendly challenge to all local musicians and artists in Tucson: "Simply stated, the next time Twilight books us for a local job, we won't charge them." Accept the challenge to give Twilight a second chance.
CLASSICAL GUITAR. The UA Extended University offers beginning classical guitar classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, June 26 throughout July 31, at the UA Music Building. Class will focus on rudimentary music reading, technique, chords and basic accompaniment styles. Class size is limited. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.
SUMMER BAND. Beginning and intermediate band classes are currently being offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights through July at the Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. Students may enter the classes at any time. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for class fees and enrollment.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria along with some history, ethics and folklore of West Africa from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $5, $3 for youths/students. Call 291-7368 for information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. The next jam session meets from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. Open to the public. Bring an instrument or just enjoy the show.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $3 to $5 per class. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
Performances This Week
SPICMACAY. The UA chapter of the Society of the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPICMACAY) presents a dance performance in the Manipuri style by renowned dancer and choreographer Guru Singhajit Singh and his troupe at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at UMC Duvall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Admission is free and open to all, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 621-8387 for information.
AFRO-DANCE CLASS. Get an excellent workout and learn the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world class dancer, Denise Hawthorn Bey. Classes meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students. Sunday dance performance workshop at 1 p.m. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
LATIN DANCE. Dance the night away to the Latin sounds of Rafael Moreno and Descarga every Thursday at the Santa Rita Ballroom, 106 S. Sixth Ave. The band plays from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., for a $3 cover at the door. Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. for only $1 extra. Enjoy the uncrowded, open environment of the Santa Rita. Call 882-2622 for information.
BUMS STEERED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Larry and Amanda will get even the leftist of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.
MODERN DANCE. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers ongoing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Former J. Parker Copley Company dancer, Lucia Zeffirelli, teaches intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón based dance classes every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also ongoing are the slow/intermediate floor barre/modern classes meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All classes are held at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four classes. Call 882-0195 for information.
GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.
LINE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. OPSDA instructor Janalea will get the lead out of your feet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday in this alcohol-free, non-smoking environment. Classes are $3. All welcome. Call Bernice at 795-8288 for information.
JOIN THE CIRCUS. It's "The Greatest Show On Earth" as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily Circus celebrates its 125th anniversary June 22 through June 25 at the TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Special Discount Family Night Thursday, June 22, and a $2 discount for kids at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 24. Special matinees Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25. Tickets range from $10.50 to $14.50 and are available at the TCC box office and all Dillard's; or charge by phone by calling 791-4836 or (800) 638-4253. Call 791-4266 for information.
SUNRISE CELEBRATION. Celebrate San Juan's Day with a special sunrise blessing at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon. The blessing will be followed by seasonal dances by the Lehi Maricopa Bird Dancers. This annual event is sponsored by Native Seeds/SEARCH, TBG and the Origins Society in an effort to recognize the significance of the monsoon season to all life in the desert. Free and open to the public, with donations gladly accepted. Call 327-9123 for information.
BACHELOR AUCTION. Some Enchanted Evening Bachelor Auction happens Saturday, June 24, at the Grand Ballroom of The Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. This annual auction is a formal evening event putting some of Tucson's most eligible men up for grabs. Festivities begin with a no-host cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Advance tickets are $25, with door tickets from $30 to $100. Call 747-7472 for information.
CLASS REUNIONS. The following class reunions are in the making: Cholla High Class of 1975 (call 617-7700); Amphi High School class of 1985, for a 10 year reunion August 5; Flowing Wells High School class of 1975, for a 20 year reunion September 2 at Hotel Park Tucson; and Palo Verde High School class of 1975. Call Taylor Reunion Services as 1-800-677-7800 to update addresses and phone numbers.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through July in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino, corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The market features Tucson-area produce, products and art from local vendors. Call 795-1177 for more information.
TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Ave. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.
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TIBET WEEK. Tibet Week continues through June 25 at the Coconino County Fair Grounds and NAU campus in Flagstaff. This week of arts and humanities is highlighted by keynote speaker Thubten Jigme Norbu, the Dalai Lama's brother, and a Shotun (Tibetan Fair) featuring a full-length Lhamo (Tibetan Opera). Call Cross Cultural Dance Resources at (602) 774-8108 for information.
BUDGET DISCUSSION. The Foothills Tax Payers Association will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road. The topic of discussion will be the county budget, holding down costs and cutting waste. Call 742-4446 for information.
DGT MEETING. Democrats of Greater Tucson meet at noon every Monday at the Sirloin Stockade, 6325 E. Tanque Verde Road. Speaker for the June 26 meeting will be Richard Gonzales, Attorney. Mr. Gonzales will discuss the TCE lawsuit and its effects. Call 297-0427 for information.
LECTURE SERIES. St. Philip's in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. The summer lecture series continues in the East Gallery at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 25, with From Citizen to Subject: Christianity, the Common Man, and the State in the Age of Confessionalization. Lecture is free and open to the public.
BOOKSIGNING. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. Susan Sackett, former executive assistant to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, will present her book Hollywood Sings!, a history of cinematic songs nominated for the Oscar since 1934, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Call 745-0822 for information.
BOOKSIGNING & READING. Coyote's Voice Books. 16 S. Eastbourne Ave., in the Broadway Village Center. 327-6560. Native American storyteller and author Sherman Alexie will read from and sign copies of his novel, Reservation Blues, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.
SIGNING & DISCUSSION. Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Judith McDaniel, local author, teacher and activist will discuss and sign copies of The Lesbian Couples' Guide: Finding the Right Woman and Creating a Life Together, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25. McDaniels will talk about issues affecting lesbians in all stages of relationships, and invites everyone to bring their own questions, thoughts and experiences.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art of letter writing, is accepting submissions. Send passionate letters (historical or contemporary), journal entries, poems, comments or drawings that deal with letter writing to: P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include $.58 postage and a copy of the journal will be sent you. Call 577-0588 for information.
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Exhume yourself! The Dead Poet's Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.
FICTION CONTEST. The Western Fiction Contest is accepting previously unpublished contemporary short stories by new writers who challenge Western American mythology. 5000 word maximum. Prizes and publications will be awarded. Submissions must be postmarked by July 15. Send a SASE and reading fee of $10 per story to: The Redneck Review of Literature, Fiction Contest, 1556 S. Second Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204.
POETRY CONTEST. $24,000 in prizes will be awarded this year to over 250 poets in the North American Poetry Contest. The contest is open to all poets. To enter, send one original poem, any subject or style, to: The National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Dr., P.O. Box 704-1984, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked by June 30 to qualify. There is no entry fee.
JUAN RULFO AWARD. The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is accepting entries for the Fifth Latin American and Caribbean Literature Award Juan Rulfo 1995. Candidates should fulfill the following requirements: Writers of any literary form must be Latin American or Caribbean natives and use language as a form of literary expression (English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Entries should be presented through a cultural or educational institution, association or literary group, though individual participants may be considered. Deadline for registration is June 30. $100,000 (U.S.) will be awarded. Contact the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, 553 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701; or call 1-520-882-5595 for information.
POETRY CONTEST. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its "Awards of Poetic Excellence" contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject, in any style. There is no entry fee. Deadline is July 31. Send entries to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. G, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop June 27 and 29. Call 797-7530 for information.
WRITING WORKS CENTER. UA Extended University has a variety of summer workshops to help polish your writing skills. Explore fiction, screenwriting or poetry; learn the Internet, start a journal, or strengthen your writer's voice. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC. Music classes for newborns through children age 5 are offered at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road. Classes feature music, rhythm and movement as well as interactive musical experiences between children and their parents. Call 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
ORIGAMI. An origami workshop for kids will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway. The class is free and all supplies will be provided, but reservations are required. Children's workshops will take place every Saturday through July 15. Call 745-9822 for reservations and information.
LET'S GROW! Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, offers a week-long day camp for children entering grades 1 through 3, from 9 a.m. to noon June 26 through 30. Children will get aquainted with the gardens, create plant art and much more. Cost is $55, $50 for members. Call 326-9686 to register.
KUUMBA ARTS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company is offering an African-Centered Summer Arts and Culture Camp for children ages 6 to 16 years, continuing through June 30. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. Children will learn West African drum/dance, ethnic crafts and culture, Swahili, French and more. Call 628-7785 for registration and information.
EARTH SERVICE CORPS. The Lohse Family YMCA offers this environmental education program for young adults grades 6 through 10. Emphasis is on hands-on projects and community service networks, with morning field trips and outside work all summer. Cost is $50 for two weeks. Call 623-5200, ext. 223, for more information.
KID'S CLUB. Magic, crafts, special guests, stories, snacks and lots of fun are scheduled every week at both Bookman's locations: 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Ina/Thornydale and 11 a.m. Thursdays at Grant/Campbell. Schedules of events are available at the stores. Call 579-0303 or 325-5767 for more information.
LET'S COOK. Culinary Concepts, a gourmet cooking school located in Plaza Palomino, Swan and Fort Lowell roads, is offering a number of classes for children and teens. Call Culinary Concepts at 321-0968 for registration and information.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. Tucson/Pima Libraries offer fun-filled activities for toddlers to teens. Call your local library or stop by and pick up their schedule of activities. Activities this week include: Habitats, a presentation of slides and hands-on activities at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Arivaca Library, 601 N. La Cañada Drive. Call 625-8660. Join Mary Holan, singer/entertainer in Pocketful of Miracles at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at Dusenberry-River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road, No. 105. Call 791-4979. Learn how to design your own rocket in Rocket and Roll at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road. Call 682-4216 for information.
MUSEUM DAY CAMP. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn about life in the "olden days" by participating in the Arizona Historical Society's Heritage Day Camp. Each week-long session hosts an array of hands-on activities for creating traditional foods and crafts of the many cultures present in Arizona. Sessions run through August 18. Call 628-5774 for information on half- and full-day weekly sessions.
READING CLUB. Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway, is having a summer book reading club for kids. The club meets at noontime Saturdays continuing through July 31. Summer book club members will receive prizes for reading. Free and open to the public. Call 745-9822 for information.
STAR SEARCHING. The Flandrau Science Center, located on the UA mall, presents Touch the Stars, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The show uses music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky. An activity book is included with the show. Call 621-4515 for information.
STORYTIME. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. is storytime at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen. Storytime is open to all ages, but stories are chosen for children ages 3 to 7. Call 297-4843 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, new volunteers are desperately needed. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (825-2047) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. The central chapter's next meeting, focusing on surviving and saving on one income, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Seven monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for more information.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, a support organization for single parents, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Chapter Hall, No. 45. Dance the night away from 8 p.m. to midnight, at a special Father's Day Dance, Saturday, June 17, at the Chapter Hall. Admission is $6, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for information.
THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Service, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St., offers Open Playtime, a drop-in opportunity for children to enjoy a playroom with slides, ladders, balance beams and more. Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through five years old. "Dad 'n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5-month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for information.
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. Winterhaven Health Center, 2550 E. Fort Lowell Road, offers the following alternative medicine class from 7 to 8 p.m.: June 28, sports performance and sports injuries. Class fee is one can of food for the community food bank. Call 322-6161 for reservations.
AQUA THERAPY. Join in the fun and stay in shape for a healthier lifestyle with aqua therapy from 8:30 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Campana del Rio Retirement Community, 1550 E. River Road. $5 per class. Call 299-1941 for information.
ARIZONA GROWN. June brings the harvest of delicious Arizona grown fruits. For free recipes that feature grapes, melons and peaches, call 1-800-4-CANCER and ask to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist. Featured recipes are low in fat and will taste great on hot summer evenings. Recipes include Cinnamon Grapes, Melon with Blueberries and Peach Sorbet. Along with the recipes, callers will receive a listing of Arizona grown fruits and vegetables harvested in June.
CHI KUNG. Chi Kung classes are currently being offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Awakenings Bookstore, 4444 E. Grant Road. Beginner to advanced may attend. Space is limited. Call 318-1230 for registration and information.
HELPLINE. The Disabilities Hotline of Arizona is a free, 24 hour information and referral service where people affected by or concerned with disabilities can access information on appropriate human service agencies, nonprofit organizations and self-help groups. Call 1-800-352-3792.
HOLISTIC HELP. Lhasha Tizer, holistic health counselor, will be offering "Real Help" workshops on the following dates: 10 a.m. June 24, Quality of Life: Bringing the Sacred into Everyday Life, at Peace of Mind Bookstore, 6061 E. Broadway. 7 p.m. June 28, The Womanly Aspect of Food: A New Perspective on Women and Their Relationship with Food, at Awakenings Bookstore, 4444 E. Grant Road. Call 321-3670 for information and registration.
PARENTING CLASS. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (TCADD) is offering a parenting class developed especially for adult children of alcoholics from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, June 28 through August 2, at the Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, 1230 E. Broadway. This free class covers the basics of parenting plus addresses the situations and needs unique to ACOAs. Call 882-7703 for registration and information.
RECOVERY GROUP. Recovery, Inc., a donation supported group that teaches how to overcome depression, nervous symptoms and fears meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road, in Santa Rita Room B; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the First Brethren Church, 201 N. Columbus Road. Call Charlotte at 296-2954 for more information.
SOCIAL HOUR. Enjoy delicious, light smoothies and healthy snacks at the "Super-Smoothie Social Hour," from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Lotus Light Center, 3335 E. Grant Road. Cost is $3. Call 795-3000 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Bone, Estrogen, Strength Training (BEST) study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is being conducted by the UA. The BEST study is scheduled to begin testing the first group of postmenopausal women between the ages of 45 and 65 this summer. Women in that age group who are interested in participating in the study and are at least three but not more than ten years postmenopausal, are encouraged to attend one of the first two informational sessions at noon Friday, June 23, or 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in Lecture Hall No. 8403 at University Medical Center. Call 621-8523 for information and registration.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School offers free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with classes on-going through June.
TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call 1-602-682-4441.
BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" continuing throughout the summer. Choose your own pace, length of trip, level of difficulty, day of the week and type of scenery. Treks range from a 50-mile ride to Oracle Junction to a short family outing along the Santa Cruz River Park, and everywhere in between. Call Park Avenue Bikes, 624-9506, for a daily schedule.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for the FHP Shootout October 29 at McKale Center, UA campus. The Phoenix Suns will be playing the Los Angeles Clippers. Call the McKale ticket office at 621-2411 to reserve your tickets.
TORO! Escape to the oasis of Hi Corbett as the Nortes from Salt Lake take on the Old Pueblo's very own, June 22 through June 25. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 for information.
RAVEN SITE RUIN. The White Mountain Archaeological Center invites the public to visit Raven Site Ruin, an 800 room prehistoric Mogollon pueblo. The center offers hands-on excavation programs allowing anyone age 9 and over to experience the thrill of archaeology. Guided tours, petroglyph hikes and the Sherwood Visitor Center are also part of this incredible attraction. The center is located off Highway 180, 12 miles north of Springerville and 16 miles south of St. John's. Call (520) 333-5857 for information.
MT. LEMMON SHUTTLE. Want to escape the summer heat but don't feel like driving? A new shuttle service leaves from the south parking lot of McDonald's at Bear Canyon Shopping Center (Tanque Verde Road at Catalina Highway) at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Return trips leave the Mt. Lemmon Cafe at 8:30 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. The cost is $21 round trip, $13 one way. Call 293-2233 for reservations.
MUNICIPAL POOL SCHEDULE. Fort Lowell Pool, Craycroft Road and Glenn Street, has reopened. Udall Pool, Archer Pool and Sunnyside Pool are open year-round for recreation and lap swim. Catalina Pool, Dodge Boulevard and Pima Street, is open for the summer. Free Teen Night parties meet from 7:30 to 11 p.m. through August 4, with music and live remotes from local radio stations. Family Dive-In Movie Nights are scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday evenings through August 5. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call your local pool for information. Archer Pool users are encouraged to call 791-5388 for complete information on construction scheduled for that pool.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
PUBLIC WORKSHOP. The US Army Corps of Engineers hosts a public workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Town of Marana Recreation Center, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana. The workshop will focus on the Tortolita Drainage Area Reconnaissance Study continuing through April 1996. The purpose of the study is to identify the problems and opportunities associated with flood control, recreation, open space and riparian habitat management. Call Mr. Kelly Ryan, Study Manager, at (602) 640-2003 for information.
AIR QUALITY. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is proposing revisions to the County's Air Quality Regulations, Title 17 of the Pima County Code. The Department will be sponsoring four public workshops throughout June and July to discuss the proposed changes and to solicit public comment. Upcoming workshops: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the El Pueblo Center Library, 101 W. Irvington Road. Call 740-3342 for information.
TEVA MEETING. Tucson Electric Vehicle Association will hold its technology meeting at Tuesday, June 27, at the tin shed behind the orange building southeast corner of First Street and Main, one block south of Speedway. Featured will be the new Jaquish AC controller. Call EcoElectric Corp. at 889-1056.
DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3340.
RECYCLING. 24-hour neighborhood drop-off centers include: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations. Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America, 945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.
RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000, offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.
UA CO-OP. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: June 28, Grapes in the Landscape. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting uses samples of plants brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Free and open to the public. Call 628-5628 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Guided tours by appointment only for the summer. TBG's new outdoor Prima Donna Café serves from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff the Compost Demonstration Site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.
MAGAZINES: "Seen But Not Heard," by Lewis Lapham in the July 1995 issue of Harpers. This essay, written by the editor of the magazine, offers a scathing look at the crackpot right with its intermingled (or perhaps, more correctly, inbred) splinter groups. The article is sprinkled with chilling quotes, including one from one-time presidential candidate Bo Gritz, who described the Oklahoma City bombing as "a Rembrandt--a masterpiece of science and art put together." Much has been written on the tragedy, but this is still a disturbing, yet worthwhile, read.
VIDEO: Hoop Dreams. The critically acclaimed documentary tracing the prep careers of two Chicago basketball prodigies is already out on video and is a wonderful way to spend nearly three hours. Amazingly, it never drags as we watch the two junior high hoop stars get recruited by exclusive private schools, then split up as one falls short of the recruiters' expectations and has to transfer to a public school. Running throughout the brilliant documentary is a strong sense of family and a foreboding that warns us that hoop dreams are most often shattered. A brilliant piece of work.
BOOKS: Independence Day by Richard Ford. Nearly 10 years have passed since Ford's haunting The Sportswriter was published. In that first novel, Ford's hero, Frank Bascombe, dealt with a hectic Easter weekend, trying with mixed results to deal with the death of his son a few years earlier and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. The new book picks up six years later. Bascombe is now selling real estate in New Jersey, having given up sportswriting, which Bascombe describes as "...at best offering a harmless way to burn up a few unpromising brain cells while someone eats breakfast cereal." Ouch! This new book showcases Ford's talent for making quite interesting something that could have been maudlin or mundane.
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