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IN SEARCH OF SOULS. Other-worldly adventure awaits in downtown Tucson.

Lost Souls Ghost Tours of Tucson takes you on a walking historic ghost tour of the downtown area.

These intriguing tours are four nights a week, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Meet 15 minutes before the tour starts at the Amtrak station, 400 E. Toole Ave. Cost is just $10 per person and group discounts are available. For more information, call 795-1117.

BLUES BROTHERS. Sax player Ron Wagner and guitarist Matt Mitchell are play a freebie--at least for you--at Bookman's on Saturday.

They'll play straight-ahead jazz, including selections from their CD release, Two Blues, which has been getting air time on KUAZ radio.

The show is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bookman's, 1930 E. Grant Road. For more information, call 325-5767.

TEAM EFFORT. A quartet of University of Arizona students calling themselves the "Language in Art" group have been busy thinking deep thoughts.

Will Bonner, Kevin Dubay, Deidre Argyle and Zel Brook explore through their exhibition, Art and Language, art using various forms of language. The group offers several alternative suggested methods for employing language, some more "practical" than others.

Presentations include a trebuchet capable of hurling stone letters, giant snow globes with imagery and words in them, words on canvas and other works. The show runs through January 14 at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council Community Gallery.

The gallery is located at 240 N. Stone Ave., one block north of the Main Library. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 624-0595, ext. 26. or visit www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org.

TOP-SHELF WORKS. Groundwork will give you an idea of Jim Waid's talent.

The exhibition presents for the first time drawings by one of Arizona's premier contemporary painters.

Groundwork includes 90 ink drawings by Waid, distilled from over 30 years and dozens of sketchbooks. Waid's works on paper treat us to exceptional individual moments like animation cells in the motions of his artistic investigations. The drawings are candid, energetic, compact and, with one exception, monochromatic.

Those who know Waid's paintings know that he is someone who enjoys immersing his works in color. These drawings, sans color, provide us with insights about the shapes, spaces, compositions, movement and energy that make his work so compelling.

Waid was born in Oklahoma and studied at the University of New Mexico and the University of Arizona. He has lived in Tucson since receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1971. Since the 1970s, Waid has regularly contributed to the creative environment of the Southwest and the country as a whole as early as 1977. His work was included in the 35th Biennial in Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery.

Waid is now best known for his large and colorful acrylic paintings that often echo the natural environment.

The show runs through January 13 at the UA Museum of Art, on the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. For more information, call 621-7567.

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