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ON THIS DAY 1-24-20

Tombstone Vigilante Days

This year, the Tombstone Vigilantes celebrate their 74th year of service to the community of Tombstone, Arizona and to Cochise County. Come see them Saturday, Feb 15, and Sunday, Feb 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM daily along Allen St. There will be plenty of street entertainment, raffles, and more. If you are not a Gunslinger or Saloon Lady, come down and see the world’s best re-enactors perform to bring the Old West to life. While you are enjoying the festivities you can be hung, or have someone hung, by the Tombstone Vigilantes at the hanging scaffold. Tombstone Vigilettes and various other forms of entertainment will also be here.

Chocolate Tasting

Friends of the Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, will host their 29th Annual Chocolate Tasting Feb 8 at Central School Project at 43 Howell Street in Old Bisbee. The 29th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting will run from 6 -9 p.m. that evening, featuring luscious chocolates from Bisbee's best home and commercial bakers and a Silent Auction of amazing original art, gift certificates for restaurants, hotels and travel, jewelry and exotic gift items. Tickets are $15 for six servings of chocolate. https://bisbeechocolatetasting.com/

Tubac Festival of the Arts

The Village of Tubac hosts Southern Arizona's longest running out- door arts festival, Feb 5-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The festival is now in its sixth decade and draws tens of thousands of visitors each season. The juried event showcases the work of visiting artists from around the country and as far away as Canada. Each year, approximately 200 visiting artists exhibit their works along the village streets, mixed in with the more than 120 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios. Highlights include a wine and beer garden, live entertainment, and more than a dozen festival eateries. https://tubacaz.com/festival-of-the-arts/

C4! Cochise College Comic Con

The 4th Annual Cochise College Comic Con, will be held Feb 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the college’s Sierra Vista campus. The event will Hollywood guest stars, comic book geekery, Bat-Cars, artists, Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, food, games, costume contests, and more! Tickets available through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c4-cochise-college-comic-con-tickets-86387229529?fbclid=IwAR1aFf289pyy5OewzzYmhAsETTVRC433SRsLU9qX7jzuWWuKGqsB5Fr9NyI

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

For two weeks near the start of every year, Feb 1-16, Tucson becomes playground to the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains. This international marketplace of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry-making supplies as well as museum exhibits and other treasures includes at least 45 different sites at hotels, special venues, and tents located across town. Find out details at the event’s https://www.visittucson.org/visit/events/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase

Cirque Mechanics

UA Presents brings to Tucson the Cirque Mechanics, a menagerie of mechanical marvels. On Jan 26 at 3 p.m., step right up to the world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust! Acrobatics and clowning meet early industrial mechanical ingenuity all inside 42 feet. At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. Performing at Centennial Hall; ticket prices vary. Visit Ticketmaster for details. 

https://uapresents.org/cirque-mechanics

Kyudo: Traditional Japanese Archery Ceremony

Shooting the Japanese bamboo bow was once a battlefield skill of samurai. Today kyudō, The Way of the Bow, is a character-building art, a form of self-development that teaches the archer to cultivate technical precision, a clear mind, and freedom from distractions and  fear. Members of Tucson’s Arizona Kyudo Kai will draw their nearly eight-foot-long bows at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson and let shafts fly from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, Jan 26. They’ll also ex- plain the ceremonial etiquette, traditional dress, and shooting procedures and stances that make Japanese archery a discipline for both body and mind, simultaneously competitive and meditative. As an arrow feels the pull of the earth, you’ll feel the pull of kyudō at this exceptional event, which is free for Yume members. Non-member admission is $16 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 15, and includes Gardens entry. Seating is limited and reservations are required. http://www.yumegardens.org/japanese-archery-demonstration/

American Indian A s Exposition

This official event of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, presented by the National Native American Co-operative, takes place at the Quality Flamingo Ballroom (formerly named Quality Inn Flamingo Downtown Tucson), just north of the downtown Tucson area. The show, Jan 26-Feb16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features the finest collection of American Indian jewelry, rugs, art, and arts and crafts offered directly from the Native American artist for the most discriminating collector. See artists' demonstrations and shop from 40 featured artists changing throughout 21 days. Live music and performances by tribal dancers scheduled on weekends. https://usaindianinfo.com/events/expo/arts-expo

Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival

The mornings of Jan 25-26, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited. DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan 24 & 25 are our most popular attended events. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music. Other Events: Hot Air Balloon rides, FREE inflatables at the QT Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Fireworks, Live Music and more. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing. Bring your appetite to the 3rd annual Street FoodFest, as there will be an amazing variety of festival foods favorites and cold libations available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/events/383163975636713/

Guided History Hike: Fairbank Historic Townsite

Join our docents for a history hike at Fairbank, Jan 25, at 1 p.m., to tour an important transportation hub from the silver boom in and around Tombstone. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours; it entails a quarter mile walk around the town on roads or walkways and a .8 mile (total) walk to the town cemetery down a rough trail, to include a short, rocky, uphill stretch. The tour of the town site will include the restored schoolhouse, the mercantile building, the town cemetery, and other remnants of this historic railroad town. Fairbank was the longest-lasting ghost town along the San Pedro River, with occupation spanning 1881 to 1972. The tour will focus on the many colorful events and personalities of the town. Hike departs from the Fairbank School house. The Fairbank parking area is about .5 mile east of the San Pedro River on Highway 82, be- tween Tombstone and Whetstone. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. For additional information, please call (520) 417…

Zoppe Family Circus

Tucson welcomes back Zoppe, the Italian Family Circus, with LaNonna: Power, Beauty and Elegance. Watch family patriarch Giovanni Zoppé as Nino the clown takes the audience on a journey "under the Big Top" that features old-world traditions such as acrobatic, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, friendly clowning, and plenty of audience participation, at Mercado San Agustin. Touring with its own one-ring tent, Zoppé celebrates the European circus arts, whose appeal depends on acrobatic feats, jugglers, dancing dogs, aerialists and brilliant comedic clowning, all in an intimate 500-seat setting, conveniently located near downtown Tucson Jan 10-26th. https://mercadodistrict.com/events/zoppe-family-circus/

Brain STEM Air Power Show

Join Brain STEM, Jan 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Library, for a show that is a little zany and a lot of fun! They will be presenting experiments that allow kids to witness air in action. Kids will be amazed by demonstrations like Dr. Frankenbottle and Sneeze Cannon. This show is recommended for grades K and up.

Chinese New Year: Year the Rat Celebration

The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center celebrates the New Year - "The Year of the Rat" - on Jan 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a fun-filled day with a special program that includes authentic Chinese foods, arts and crafts for sale and games for kids. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. This is a family friendly event. http://www.tucsonchinese.org/

Cave Fest 2020

Celebrate the scientific value and the beauty of caves at Kartchner Caverns State Park, Jan 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! The day will include expert talks by cave researchers, games, crafts, activities, science experiments, live animals, and more! Visitors can see and touch real formations, dig for tiny fossils, or test their caving skills in the new cave simulator! Scheduled presentations include: 10 a.m. – Research scientist Debbie Buecher shows visitors “How Bats Accurately Hear the World.”; 11 a.m. – Get up close and meet the bats!; and 2 p.m. – Tom Kaye lights up the cave with lasers during his presentation “Making caves glow in the dark: What fluorescing rocks and minerals can tell us!” Park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle (1- 4 Adults)

Hummingbird Hoedown

Bursting with various levels of dancing fun, this two-day, Jan 24-25, local Square and Round dance festival is not to be missed! Jerry Story, internationally known caller, will be calling Mainstream and Plus levels during the festival at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. The pre-sale price is $45 per person. The price at the door will be $50 per person. For more information: (520) 378-7236 or www.facebook.com/svtmt/.

TV/STREAMING . . .

Kelly Clarkson Really Is All of Us When She Freaks Out Over The Vampire Diaries to Paul Wesley. Day after day, Kelly Clarkson finds new ways to prove just how relatable she is. The Voice coach and host of The Kelly Clarkson Show did it again when Paul Wesley, he of The Vampire Diaries and Tell Me a Story fame, appeared as a guest on her show. "Do you remember we met years ago? I was on tour," Clarkson told Wesley. She was on tour and visited The Vampire Diaries set. "I don't think you knew I was a REAL fan," Clarkson confessed. "Yeah, I didn't and I'm really flattered," Wesley told her. "That's so great." When they met, Clarkson said she was "low-key" and "real quiet about it," but in her head, "I was like 'What up Stefan!'" "I loved that show. I thought the chemistry was so great, the writing was so cool. I love anything and all vampires," Clarkson said. "Vampires are sexy.&qu…

Movie News

Anne Hathaway Embarks on a Dangerous Mission in Netflix's The Last Thing He Wanted Trailer. The Last Thing He Wanted stars Anne Hathaway as a journalist opposite Ben Affleck's government official. Anne Hathaway is diving into one of Joan Didion's most riveting stories. The Oscar winner, 37, stars in the first trailer for Netflix's original film The Last Thing He Wanted as Elena McMahon, a journalist tracking how heavy duty weapons are getting into the hands of Contras in Costa Rica in the mid-'80s. Her reporting leads her to the man in the center of the arms trade -- and it just so happens to be her ailing father. Torn between finishing the story and helping her dad, Elena soon finds herself in a dangerous position with the U.S. government and a right-wing rebel group at her heels. The adaptation is directed by Oscar nominee Dee Rees, who last found success with 2018's Mudbound, also a book adaptation for Netflix. Rees picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay nomina…

Music News

Why Jason Aldean Can't Stop Listening to Post Malone. Hey Posty, you have a big fan down in Nashville! When pop culture fans hear the name Jason Aldean, they automatically think of great concerts and countless country music hits. But perhaps what they wouldn't know is the "Big Green Tractor" and "Drowns the Whiskey" singer is a big supporter of Post Malone. "I'm a big fan of Post Malone. I don't know if that comes as a huge shock but I really dig what he does," Jason shared with E! News exclusively before kicking off his We Back tour. "He just dropped a new album not too long ago and I think the guy has his own style and he's killing it right now. He's a guy I find myself listening to a lot and really digging what he's putting out." So perhaps a CMT Crossroads event between Jason and Posty could be a possibility? We have to ask! "Don't tease me with a good time," Jason joked. "I'm down!" Fo…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle offer to pay for security if they're in the money. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will help pay for their own security -- provided their post-Megxit money-making schemes are a success, according to a report. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of security for their private business engagements that are not connected to royal events, sources told the Telegraph. They will start paying as soon as their new, non-royal business plans take off -- and how much they end up paying will largely depend on the cash they can bring in, the report says. They are widely expected to hit the jackpot, however, with Netflix already confirming interest in working with the pair, who are seeking TV deals to make documentaries on their favorite causes, the UK paper said. The report comes as security remains the biggest issue in the Sussexes' split from the royal family. British police fear costs will spiral out of control -- w…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Expecting Their First Child Together. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita are starting their own modern family! The actor announced on The Late Late Show with James Corden that he and his husband are expecting their first child. Ferguson dropped the exciting news while he, James Corden and Charlie Hunnam talked about what it feels like to be in your 40s. As Corden, 41, asked Ferguson, 44, "Was turning 40 a big deal for you, just psychologically?" "Yeah," the star responded. "You know what it is? It's like you said, it's when you finally become an adult, I feel. Like I need to start getting serious about things." And that's when his big reveal came. "This is something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, if we can keep it between the three of us and you all," he joked to the audience, "but I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband! But shhh, don't tell anyone. Let&#…

RAINY DAY FEELING

Fortune cookies can predict the mundane or the outrageous. And chances are they are funny as all get out. Here are 25 of the best as collected by Rinkworks.com:
"You will find a bushel of money.""Your smile will tell you what makes you feel good.""You are going to have some new clothes.""Your family is young, gifted and attractive.""There is a true and sincere friendship between you both.""The night life is for you.""Face facts with dignity.""You are magnetic in your bearing.""You are free to invent your life.""Good sense is the master of human life.""Maybe someday we will live on the moon!""Don't panic.""If you don't have time to live your life now, when will you?""Ignorance never settles a question.""The best year-round temperature is a warm heart and a cool head.""Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance."&q…

HOW TO PREVENT MORNING ANXIETY FROM TOTALLY RUINING YOUR DAY

(wellandgood.com) Anxiety has a very unwelcome way of popping up when you least expect it. It could happen at a party, just when you were starting to have a good time. Or in the middle of the night, making it that much harder to get a blissful eight hours of sleep. And, for some, anxiety has a habit of rearing its ugly head in the early morning-just to make sure your day starts off on a really stellar note. Why-why?!-does morning anxiety happen? And how do you get rid of it? Gail Saltz, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine gives all the need-to-know facts.

You have higher amounts of stress hormones in the morning
"There's actually a physiological reason why some people experience anxiety in the mornings," Dr. Saltz says. "For one, it's when cortisol levels are naturally at their highest." She explains that cortisol is often called "the stress hormone" because high levels of it can …

KEEP MORE CASH IN YOUR POCKET

Redbook magazine has these suggestions to keep more of your hard earned money:

Carry crisp bills in your wallet
A study found that wrinkled bills encourage people to spend twice as much on the kind of small purchases, like gum or coffee, that make you wonder, "Hey where'd my money go?"

Set up a flexible spending account to pay for medical costs
It's pretax money, so it's like having an up to 40 percent off coupon every time you see a doctor or fill a prescription.

Remove your credit card information from your online shopping accounts
Having to pull out your wallet before making a purchase will give you just enough time for an extra "is it really work it? Gut check."

Take a breath before you step into the real life check-out line
When you rush your cart to the cashier, you're more likely to make some mindless impulse buys that really add up.

Shop after you eat lunch
A study from the University of Minnesota found that hungry shoppers spend 64 percent more on ev…

SUGAR SUGAR

(Women's Health) Muffins have sugar. Cookies have sugar. Candy definitely has sugar. But the packaged items in the non-dessert sections of the market -- they're usually safe, right? Sometimes... but not as often as you might think. There are actually a ton of seemingly good-for-you foods that are basically sweet treats in disguise. So if you're keeping tabs on your carb or sugar intake, they should for sure be on your radar. What should you be watching for? Lori Zanini, RD, CDE, creator of "For The Love of Diabetes," reveals some of the top 5 most common sugary offenders.

1. Instant oatmeal
2. Canned or boxed soup
3. Salad dressing
4. Tomato sauce
5. Enriched water

DID YOU KNOW?

35% of men have tried to hide a motorcycle from their mother.According to one researcher, the single most persuasive word you can use at work is "Yeah."The words Spot, tops, pots, opts and stop are anagrams of each other.The most commonly used word in normal conversation in the English language is "I."One half of employees say they do not have a friend at work.12% of men grunt at the gym because they think it impresses women.You can burn up to 200 calories while watching a horror film -- more than any other genre.In the first year of a baby's life a baby will have their picture taken nearly 800 times by the time they turn one.18% of us have broken up with someone over this? Because they cheered for a different NFL team.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Netflix has replaced its old benchmark that mandated 70% of a movie or TV episode must be watched before it could be counted. That meant that the threshold for counting viewership for Martin Scorsese's latest mob flick, clocking in at 209 minutes, just got reduced from 146.3 minutes to two.On day 2 of the Impeachment Trial, President Trump had a personal best since taking office: 142 tweets, 124 of which were retweets (his all-time highest number of retweets in a day since becoming president).Tinder is going to add a panic button and a way to make safety check-ins to their app.The 62nd annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.A 90-year-old Alaskan Native woman had the honor of being the first person counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.And now, it's getting legal. Lawyers for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, sent cease-and-desist emails to British media outlets threatening legal action if they buy, publish or continue to publish what they c…

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman & his Orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy."
In 1957 Elvis Presley records "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear."
In 1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" is the first song ever to enter the UK charts at #1.
In 1962 The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel, although Epstein never signed it himself.
In 1964 The Osmonds play a musical family on TV's "The Seven Little Foys" starring Mickey Rooney.
In 1965 The Animals perform "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1966 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels appear on TV's "Hullabaloo."
In 1969 Jethro Tull makes their U.S. concert debut opening for LedZeppelin.
In 1969 Donovan's album "Donovan's Greatest Hits" is released.
In 1970 Andrew Moog introduces the Moog synthesizer.
In 1970 "Evil Ways" by Santana enters the U.S. s…

Today In History...

In 1556 A deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China.
In 1742 Charles VII, king of Germany, is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Austrian Succession.
In 1848 James W. Marshall finds a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of 1849.
In 1861 The arsenal at Augusta, Georgia, is seized by the Confederacy.
In 1899 The rubber heel is patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan.
In 1908 The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
In 1916 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal income tax is constitutional.
In 1922 Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, patents the Eskimo Pie.
In 1924 The Soviet Union renames the city of Petrograd to Leningrad.
In 1935 Beer is first sold in cans at Richmond, Virginia.
In 1942 A special court of inquiry into America's lack of preparedness for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor places much of the blame on the Navy's Rear Admiral, Husband E.…

Born On This Day...

In 1712 Frederick I (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
In 1820 Journalist, Henry Raymond (co-founded the New York Times)
In 1860 Businessmen, Bernard Kroger (founded Kroger grocery store chain)
In 1862 Novelist, Edith Wharton
In 1880 Elisabeth Achelis, inventor of World Calendar
In 1883 Actress, Estelle Winwood (Miracle On 34th Street)
In 1888 Inventor, Ernst Heinrich Heinkel (first rocket-powered aircraft)
In 1910 Singer/actor, Sydney Pepple (voice of Bambi) [d: 10-20-93]
In 1915 TV game show producer, Mark Goodson [d: 12-18-92]
In 1915 Painter, Robert Motherwell (expressionist movement) [d: 7-16-91]
In 1916 Sports announcer, Jack Brickhouse (Cubs) [d: 8-6-98]
In 1916 Sports owner, Walter Haas Jr. (Oakland A's) [d: 9-20-95]
In 1917 Actor, Ernest Borgnine (McHale's Navy, Airwolf, Single Guy) [d: 7-8-12]
In 1918 Evangelist, Oral Roberts (Oral Roberts College) [d: 12-15-09]
In 1920 Actor, Jerry Maren (Buster Brown, Lollipop kid-Wizard of Oz) [d: 5-24-18]
In 1922 Actress, Ava Gardner (Night…

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ON THIS DAY 1-23-20

TV/STREAMING . . .

Why Gillian Anderson Originally Threw the Sex Education Script Away. Sex Education without Gillian Anderson? It almost happened. Anderson plays Jean Milburn, a renowned sex therapist in her own right and mom to main character and on the sly student sex therapist Otis (Asa Butterfield), and originally The X-Files veteran wasn't into the show at all. "I read a teeny bit of the first episode and threw it in the bin," she told EW. "Initially I felt that it was too on the nose." In an interview with Elle, Anderson expanded on her initial reaction to the show and said, "The fact that she's a professional therapist and yet she's rummaging through her son's drawers and prying into his life? I kept saying, 'Is this too over the top? Is it just too unlikely that somebody could have such a different value system, and such a different moral framework, depending on the situation she's facing?'" But her partner, The Crown creator Peter Morga…