Entertainment news about personalities and events with an Old Pueblo connection.
Canyon Ranch’s Ellerby pens spiritual guide
Local author and minister Jonathan Ellerby will sign copies of his new book this weekend.
“Return to the Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening” is the latest offering from Ellerby, spiritual program director for Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, who has a doctoral degree in comparative religions.
The book “is a guide to understanding the importance of spiritual practice and discovering the great diversity of spiritual paths,” a news release states.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway Price: free Info: 512-1166
The Drawing Studio program gets NEA grant
For the second time in three years, The Drawing Studio has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
One of only three “Learning in the Arts” awards in Arizona, the grant will fund the studio’s summer immersion program in the visual arts for youth and teens. According to a news release, students in the program spend full days or half days painting and drawing, sculpting (clay, metals, paper, wire), printmaking, experimenting with combining media, and more. The summer culminates in an August exhibition of student work in The Drawing Studio Gallery.
Former TPD employee
Bachmann writes mystery
A local woman has written a mystery set in the Old Pueblo.
“Obedient Till Death: Waiting for an Order” (PublishAmerica) by Marlene Bachmann tells of what happens after a boy finds a pile of dead greyhound racing dogs on top of a body in the abandoned quarry near “A” Mountain.
“The investigation widens into Mexico and back east to Kansas. Together homicide and narcotic officers uncover plots from drug-running to terrorism, and shed light on the atrocities behind the scenes of greyhound racing,” publicity materials say.
Bachmann is a graduate of Tucson High School and worked in the Tucson Police Department’s communications division.
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