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Book Review: The story of extraordinary women who blossomed in the Southwest

In May 1903, Natalie Curtis stepped into the Arizona heat for the first time. She was accompanied by her brother George, who’d been working in the region as a ranch hand. They came from a wealthy New York family and like many vaguely unwell Easterners, had been told to head to the dry Southwest for their health. Both recovered, and Natalie found something more: a calling.

Spring musical auditions song list

Singers, warm up your voices. Auditions for the male and female leads in the Bishop Center’s spring musical “Mary Poppins” are this weekend — Oct. 3 &4 — and the center has announced the songs they’d like their potential stars to be prepared to sing.

Game review: Raiding on the ‘GO’ with Lara Croft

Last year, the Square Enix Montreal studio crafted one of the biggest surprises to enter the mobile gaming space. “Hitman GO” could have easily been a cynical cash-in filled with maddening free-to-play purchases, but instead, it wound up being one of the most innovative games to hit a mobile platform. Now Square Enix Montreal is looking to work that same magic on the Tomb Raider franchise with “Lara Croft GO.” While the visual aesthetic isn’t quite the same, this game feels like it retains the best elements of last year’s efforts, while also offering up some intriguing new twists.

In concert Sept. 30: George Thorogood delivers the goods to Aberdeen

To have a conversation with rocker George Thorogood is to understand one thing very clearly, he’s a New York Mets fan. Actually, no, that’s not accurate. He’s a Mets fanatic and if you try to open the conversation with this, you best have your facts at the ready. Luckily for this reporter, I had one tiny knowledge ace up my sleeve. We mutually admire Chicago’s Wrigley Field and the mere mention of the iconic ballpark made both of us take a long wistful sigh.