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  • 3rd Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival

    November 23rd, 2014

    NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    3rd Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival

    CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK/N. SCOTTSDALE You dont want to miss the 3rd Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival, at the Carefree Desert Gardens in downtown Carefree, Friday, November 28 Sunday, November 30, at the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., in downtown Carefree, Arizona.

    The festival features more than 100 fine arts exhibits, plus live music and dance performances throughout the event, including nationally-renowned Native American Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill (r). The festival is open from 10 am 5 pm daily. Admission is free.

    A lush...

    Improvements, connections for bike trails planned

    November 23rd, 2014

    Much of the work on state trails this year, and into the next few years, will focus on improving existing trails, including widening them or building connections to complete them and connect with cities.

    The region has nine state trails with the Root River and its connecting Harmony-Preston Valley the biggest system.

    Acting Techniques That Make Public Speaking More Fun and Fearless

    November 23rd, 2014

    This article is by Kathryn Marie Bild, an acting and public speaking coach and author of Speak Up! Speak Out! Acting Techniques That Make Public Speaking Fun and Fearless!

    I have made a discovery. I have discovered that the acting techniques I have been employing for more than 20years to help my acting students master and deliver beautifully-honed, well-controlled theatrical speeches can also be used to help executives and other presenters master and deliver any kind of speech.

    I find this exciting. It means that you, as aspeaker, have at your disposal a whole tool kit of techniques to help you develop the skill–and the confidence that comes with it–to more effectively...

    Super Bowl 2015 Doritos commercial could be an ad filmed in Mobile; Vote for …

    November 22nd, 2014

    MOBILE, Alabama –The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is underway and a Mobile actor and producer have high hopes their commercial will be shown during the big game next year on Feb. 1.

    Watch the video Here.

    The commercials are rated by viewers and 30 semi-finalists will be picked on Nov. 17, according to John Pastuszek, who often acts in the Mobile Mystery Dinner plays.

    In the video Pastuszek plays the beggar, and his part was shot at the corner of Grelot and Hillcrest roads.

    I have a very specific request for a burger and then at the end of the commercial when I dont get what I requested, I spit it out and throw it on the ground to show how picky I am, Pastuszek...

    Dead dog, neglected animals found at Utah home of California shooting suspect

    November 22nd, 2014
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    The search of the home of a Utah man accused of killing two officers in California revealed he left behind a dead dog and five badly neglected pets, including this cat. West Valley City Animal Services went to the property Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a resident concerned for the animals called them.

    Jay Dortzbach, Deseret News

    Culture Cave: The Fine Art of Hawaii Politics

    November 22nd, 2014

    If the prolific painter George W. Bush has taught us anything about art, it’s that practice makes perfect. Okay, he’s not perfect. But with every new portrait unveiled, the 43rd president has definitely improved from his leggy bathtub period of 2013.

    Bush’s most recent revelation is a selfie in which he and George HW look forlornly into the future/past together (probably thinking, “You can buy my new book that coincides with this painting on Amazon.com or at any respectable Wal-Mart!”), but I thought it would be fun to explore the lesser-known

    Weill Cornell Emphasizes Social Media at Inaugural Summit

    November 22nd, 2014

    Not three weeks ago, Dr. Leonard, an oncologist and director of the Joint Clinical Trials Office at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, had little experience with Twitter. He had never tweeted before, was overwhelmed by the perceived time commitment required for an active presence and wasnt particularly inspired to start.

    Then he attended the Weill Cornell Office of External Affairs inaugural Social Media Summit, which brought together 36 Weill Cornell faculty members on Nov. 5 to learn how to harness social media to amplify their scientific messages. Dr. Leonard learned about the value and challenges of Twitter from social media experts and from...

    Transwestern forecasts strong Houston commercial real estate market in 2015

    November 22nd, 2014

    Houstons commercial real estate market will remain strong in 2015, according to Transwestern.

    The Houston-based real estate firm held its 14th annual TrendLines event on Nov. 13. More than 500 people attended the event, which provided an economic overview and forecasted trends in the Houston commercial real estate market. Ben Stein — writer, lawyer, economics and law professor, commentator and actor popularized by his role in Ferris Buellers Day Off — was the keynote speaker.

    Sandy Paul, executive director of Delta Associates, Transwesterns research affiliate, presented the market data. Here are some of the trends Paul highlighted in the five sectors of Houstons commercial...

    Del. man charged with commercial shellfish violations

    November 21st, 2014

    A 37-year-old Milford man was charged with 224 commercial shellfish violations, many of which involved horseshoe crabs, on the Delaware Bay, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Thursday.

    On Nov. 1, following an investigation by DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers, Jason T. Watson was charged with two counts of no horseshoe crab dredge permit, 167 counts of unlawful possession of horseshoe crabs, 22 counts of using improperly marked commercial conch pots, 30 counts of using commercial conch pots without required bait-saving device, two counts of illegally taking shellfish after sunset/before sunrise,...

    Super Bowl 2015 Doritos commercial contest ends soon; You can vote for …

    November 21st, 2014

    The Super Bowl 2015 Doritos commercial could be an advertisement filmed by an Alabamian. The contest is closing in on semi-finalists, set to be announced by Nov. 17. The cutoff time to rate the videos is by midnight on Thursday, according to contestants. Do you have a favorite? Take the poll below.

    The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest creates an opportunity for contestants to win $1 million and land a job with Universal Pictures, aside from their commercial being shown during the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

    AL.com first highlighted Mobile actor John Pastuszek and producer Michael David Smithfor their commercial titled Beggars. AL.com has since learned of several other creative...