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  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:57:06 +0000

    Harvest Moon only happens once a year catch it tonight September 24 2018 in Arizona

    Each month we experience the beauty of a full moon! Once, every 30 days on average, the moon returns to another new or full moon. A full moon in the night sky can bring us to some amazing thoughts of happiness and love, as well as some strange feelings too!

    The Harvest Moon, on the other hand, only happens once a year! It will appear in our Arizona skies on Monday, September 24, as it rises at 6:34 p.m. a few degrees to the left of east. The sun, on the other hand, will set at 6:22 p.m.

    We will experience an amazing Harvest Moon, rising just 12 minutes after sunset, making for a most amazing sight in our Arizona skies….be sure to get out those phones and cameras, to record this great sight!

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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:19:04 +0000

    Something free and fun to do this weekend in Arizona September 21-23 2018

    This Saturday, September 22, 2018, 18 Arizona museums and 15 National parks will be offering FREE admission to eager guests. It’s a great idea for a date, family outing, or even doing with a bunch of friends! Here are some highlights.

    To be able to access one of Arizona’s finest features for free is a steal! With rates as high at $25 each, you will save a ton this Saturday, September 22, by checking out Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Of course, get your ticket from smithsonianmag.com/museumday first! It’s open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m for you to experience over 50,000 plants from around the world. It is a living museum that has been an Arizona staple for nearly 80 years! Wow! That’s older than your Grandma! Discover
    the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Great for a date, you can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the fascinating, natural beauty of the Sonoran desert, from towering cacti to alluring succulents, even brilliant wildflowers and lush trees.

    Your visit to the Heard Museum on Central Ave in Phoenix includes 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more. Don’t miss the Navajo hogan, the Pueblo horno or the 400 katsina dolls on display! Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normally, entry is up to $18, but Saturday, September 22nd you can get in for FREE by visiting smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    See why True West magazine named Scottsdale’s Museum of the West the nation’s “Best Western Museum.” Also, one of TripAdvisor’s most highly rated Scottsdale attractions, here you can explore the history, art, and rich cultural heritage of the West from Hopi pottery masterworks to rare posters starring silver screen cowboys and Indians, you’ll discover the unique stories of the people, places, and events of the 19 states of the American west, and bordering Canadian provinces, and Mexican
    states. The award-winning, contemporary museum building is located in Old Town Scottsdale, within easy walking distance of the Main Street art galleries and other popular downtown Scottsdale destinations. It is located on the Downtown Scottsdale trolley route. Open to view from 9:30 a.m until 5 p.m. It would regularly run you $15, but this Saturday, it’s FREE by heading to smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix! You’ll take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic partner to ground and sea operations from WWI to present. Walk through the working hangar and watch aircraft mechanics bring muscular engines to life. Climb aboard their bombers and cargo planes or, better yet, book a once-in-a-lifetime flight in an authentic war-bird. Choose among seven WWII aircraft, from an open
    biplane to the rarest bombers in the world. And don’t forget to stop by their museum gift store and bring home a bomber jacket for you and your pooch. They are a non-profit organization and staffed almost entirely by dedicated volunteers who honor their mission to restore, preserve, and remember the ingenuity and sacrifices of past generations. All this is normally $15, but Saturday, September 22nd, it’s FREE thanks to smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa is dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and understanding for the natural and cultural history of the Southwest. Where else can you take a selfie with a dinosaur bursting out of a building, or see a flash flood cascading down a three-story mountain inside a museum? Experience a real territorial jail, pan for gold in the History Courtyard, and wind your way through the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. It’s a hands on experience for all ages! Discover something new with a friend or family member for free this Saturday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. You can score tickets from smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Entry can be as much as $12 other days.

    The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park is an interactive museum for visitors of all ages!
    Focusing on Central Arizona, the museum exhibits take you on a trip through time – from early settlements to World War II and the post-war rise of desert cities, to Arizona’s pop culture. Discover the beauty of minerals and gems from Arizona and around the world, and see a scale model of an Arizona copper mine. On the second floor, you will find The Phoenix Lights: UFO Flight Over Phoenix exhibit exploring the reported “V” shaped object sighted in the skies of Phoenix on March 13, 1997.
    Open 10 a.m to 5 p.m weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m weekends including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the normal cost to get in can be up to $12 but Saturday, September 22, 2018, it’s FREE by grabbing a ticket from smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    The i.d.e.a Museum in Mesa has a mission! Through exhibitions and activities focused on Supporting Early Learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families, they incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math to help prepare youth for jobs of the future. This weekend, the i.d.e.a Museum will offer an art studio for kids to use their creativity and explore different art materials. There will also be a storytime at 11 a.m featuring The New York Times Best Selling book, “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes. Interactive experiences include creating a symphony of music and lights with In Harmony, and playing pretend in the Artville vet clinic, library, cafe, and garden. Normally $9 per person, The i.d.e.a Museum will be open from 9 a.m until 4 p.m Saturday for free by downloading a ticket from The Smithsonian website.

    While there is no fee to freely explore The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, all day and night Thursdays from Noon until 9 p.m, and after 5 p.m Fridays and Saturdays, the convenience of going when you want makes this an attractive option for Museum Day this Saturday, September 22, 2018 when you can get in for free anytime. It’s your last chance to experience the Infinity Room that is mirrored from ceiling to floor and all sides surrounding you blending in light, sound, and technology
    for fun. If you love animals, there is the Wild Thing collection. Also in residence is featured Brazilian artist Lydia Okumura whose pieces challenge you to question your perception of space through spacial works of string, as well as glass and paint. This is one of the later options with SMOCA not closing until 9 p.m. Saturdays. During peak times, you could pay up to $10 to visit. Save it by attending this Saturday and snatching a ticket from smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    Boasting 1,571 petroglyphs on 579 boulders, plus 205 native Sonoran desert plant species, and 114 animal species on 47-acres of nature preserve is the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. Guided tours at 9 a.m and Noon will lead you through the Petroglyph site while hands on learning activities throughout the gallery and trail will keep you engaged. Last admission is 1 p.m Saturday, September 22nd. Entry is regularly $7, but get your FREE tickets from
    smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site once inhabited by the Hohokam culture. It is located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days
    a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September. A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ball-court, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets. Normal cost of admission is $6, but it’s FREE this Saturday, September 22nd until 4 p.m by going to smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    Grab a paddle and start your adventure at River of Time Museum. You have to get there early though! Hours are 9 a.m to Noon Saturday, September 22nd. Home to over 140 exhibits, the museum houses the artifacts, stories and history of the Lower Verde River Valley, its people, the river and the land. Travel back to the time of the Hohokam and early Yavapai to learn how the River sustained these people for thousands of years on the dry, desert land. Move through time to learn about the ranchers and early settlers of the area, the unique characters of historic Fort McDowell and the beginning of Fountain Hills and, while you are there, check out their world famous fountain! Entry is usually $5 but this Saturday, September 22nd it’s FREE by downloading tickets from smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    The Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum is situated on a scenic 15-acre site just beneath the west end of Superstition Mountain. On the grounds is a restored 20-stamp ore mill, two historic buildings salvaged from Apacheland Movie Ranch, a labelled nature trail, Boot Hill and an extensive model railroad display. Open 9-4 and normally $5 to get in, but FREE this Saturday, September 22nd by going to smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

    It was named “One of the 10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and “One of Phoenix’s 10 Best Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip. It was the very first home built in Arcadia in 1919 and it was donated in 1984 to the City of Phoenix by Martha Shemer. The Shemer Art Center is a unique, historic and inviting setting that provides a comfortable atmosphere for residents, visitors and participants of all levels and ages to enjoy and learn about visual art. It is located at the southwest
    corner of Camelback Road and Arcadia Lane, near 5th st in Phoenix. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. an whiile admission is always free, donations are accepted. Showcased on display September 22 will be their Beloved Beasts exhibition, which displays a variety of animal-themed art.

    Seeing The Tempe History Museum is always free! Their current special exhibition, Humans of Tempe, is on display until March 24, 2019. Located at Rural and Southern, it’s open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m Sunday. It closed on Mondays.

    Head to smithsonianmag.com/museumday to see the other four options available as well, and most of all, enjoy your experience while saving a few bucks to spend on, say, on a super tasty lunch or dinner!

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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:00:32 +0000

    Upcoming 2018 Fall Break offers a chance to see scenic beauty and experience cool weather in Northern Arizona

    Join Local First Arizona on their upcoming WeekendZona excursion! It all takes place the weekend of October 12-14, 2018.

    WeekendZona aims to redirect billions of dollars (6 billion in Southern California, alone!) that Arizonans spend vacationing out of state to our unique and diverse small towns. By creating a curated experience to showcase each small town in its best light, Arizonans are exposed to hidden gems which create a measurable economic impact in these communities.

    Escape to the White Mountains – An Autumn Retreat will take place, October 12-14 during fall break for many elementary, junior high, and high school students and their families.

    At an elevation of 6,804 feet, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside is known for its brilliant blue skies, abundant wildlife, and towering pines. Experience a visual kaleidoscope of Fall colors as you enter in to Pinetop through the pines and capture the true essence of the season atop a trusty steed during the 2-hour horseback excursion. There will also be an opportunity to play horseshoes, DIY paint a wood sign and/or trail blaze on a short hike around Scott’s Reservoir to capture what are sure to be some of your favorite Fall memories for years to come.

    The mystique of the Fall season will be heightened during a unique experience at the 1st Annual White Mountain Balloon Festival. Enjoy the hot air balloon Glow, tether rides, laser show, inflatables for kids and a lineup of some of the best vendors that the Rim Country has to offer; along with music and plenty of retail booths for browsing and shopping.

    All Packages include lodging for two nights, meals, and group activities! A 2-Hour Guided Horseback Tour Ride is included. Riders cross the creek several times into a meadow opening, then ride up into the trees, and over to Scott’s Reservoir Lake. Whether you decide to gather around the picnic area for a game of cornhole, participate in wood sign painting, or walk through the pines along one of a few trails, it’s sure to be relaxing.

    In your free time between group activities you can choose between many fun options! The Main Street shopping and antiquing is fun and diverse! A Self-Guided Tour Along the Fall Colors Drive Map offers a unique view of the north. There’s also scenic hiking in the Pines!

    More information at localfirstazfoundation.org/events/weekendzona-pinetop

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  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:24:42 +0000

    How to make a sick kid feel a little bit better by making room for joy

    88.7 The Pulse and Room For Joy are teaming up for our fight for the kids 2018 fundraising drive.

    Room For Joy began creating rooms for chronically ill children in 2005. Their mission is to enhance the healing process by providing fun, imaginative, medically appropriate room makeovers. They focus on children’s individual needs, wishes, and medical conditions.

    You can help!

    Donate today at roomforjoy.org.

    You can also sign up for updates on Room For Joy’s work and check out the amazing makeovers that have already been done!

    Let’s make this fundraiser a knockout! Donate today!

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  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:58 +0000

    It’s almost the weekend and you have no plans but we will change that

    Things are hoping to cool down soon in The Valley of the Sun and there are more and more events to check out every weekend. Here are a few of the fun happenings around town.

    Attention animal and art lovers! The Furry Friends and Fine Art Festival is this weekend! It returns to Shemer Art Center near 5th street and Camelback in Phoenix. Highlights include paw readings and pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society and Woofs, Wiggles & Wags. Artists will showcase animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and more. Live music, business vendors, entertainment, and snacks from Black Cat Coffee and Short Leash Hot Dogs will make it a day to remember. The all ages event goes from 8 a.m to 2 p.m this Saturday September 15th. Admission is just $5 per person or $10 per family.

    Where can you find “The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band?” They are performing this weekend at the 7th annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest in downtown Chandler! The band appeared on season 10 of “America’s Got Talent.”

    If you go, expect to enjoy a day of tacos, adult beverages, entertainment, and activities. The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will return to the Dr. A.J Chandler Park from Noon to 9 p.m this Saturday, September 15th.

    Over the years, the festival has grown from 200 guests to over 10,000 eager taco-eating fans. Each of the more than 20 vendors will offer at least one taco for $2. It doesn’t just stop there though. There’s more than just tacos, there’s churros, elote, kettle corn, snow cones, ice cream, and more! There’s even taco, burrito, and elote eating contests for $100 cash prizes. So what do you wash it all down with? There’s aqua frescas, horchata, and lemonade plus adult beverages. Just for fun you’ll be entertained by Lucha Libre Voz wrestling, a custom lowrider car show, and performances from Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli. A kids’ zone features bouncers, pinatas, and more! If this sounds fun to you, the 7th Annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is this Saturday, September 15 in downtwn Chandler at Dr AJ Chandler Park from Noon to 9pm. Entry is only $10.

    The promoters of Messy Fest want you to know that life is too short to play clean. Set for Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m, Messy Fest promises a great time for a great cause. Ideal for kids?! Yes, but not just kids. It’s for anyone and everyone that enjoys fun and wants to get messy without worrying about the cleanup.

    The outdoor event will feature all things cluttered, chaotic and untidy with massive mud pits, food fights, grape stomps, ice cream slides, paint wars, slime pits, toddler fun zone, slip and slide, and more messy fun! You can bet that they have a giant rinse zone so you can keep your car clean. Plus the fire department will be on hand to rinse everyone off. If you go, we highly recommend water shoes. Messy Fest will be held this Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek. Cost is $20 per person, or $5 to be a spectator.

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  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:16:36 +0000

    Taco Bell, Del Taco, Chipotle, Qdoba and Baja Fresh battle for best taco
    Of all the best mexican food restaurants you can think of, which one would be your favorite?
    Harris Poll asked people that same question!
    Guess who the winner was? Taco Bell!
    The survey was based on three factors, familiarity, quality, and future consideration.
    Taco Bell beat Chipotle to take the top spot. Chipotle won last year.
    Respondents also could have voted for Mexican chains Qdoba, Baja Fresh and Del Taco.

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  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:00:13 +0000

    The Predator Movie Review

    It’s time for another movie review presented by our good friends over at FatCats Gilbert on the southwest corner of Greenfield and Baseline! FatCats Gilbert is the best place to see all of the latest box office hits like A Simple Favor, The Predator, and The Nun! To see all showtimes and to purchase tickets, you can click right HERE!

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    While this wasn’t one of my most anticipated movies of the year, I was definitely looking forward to it. I love the original Predator film from 1987, but I don’t particularly care for either of the sequels or either of the Alien v. Predator movies, so this isn’t a franchise I’m seriously invested in. I am, however, a pretty big fan of Shane Black. I think that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys are two of the most underappreciated movies of this century. He also directed Iron Man 3, which definitely has flaws, but is still a very competently made blockbuster. I was excited to see what he could do with a franchise that he has been with since the beginning!

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    The Predator is directed by Shane Black and stars Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes and Jacob Tremblay. When Predators take out Quinn McKenna’s military squad, it becomes his responsibility to defend Earth from this threat from outer space. Of course, the government needs its piece of the pie, and McKenna brings his family into the picture when he sends a vital piece of Predator equipment to his home, so the biggest Predator to date is now shredding through suburban areas in search of its lost weapon.

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    I try to go into most movies without expectations, but I had to be prepared in some way for what I was getting into with The Predator. I think that a lot of it hits, and I think that a lot of it misses, and that’s about exactly what I thought we’d get with this new Predator movie. It’s definitely funnier than I expected it to be. Shane Black is extremely smart and witty, so I can typically count on him to deliver the laughs. He does just that, almost to the point where I would consider this a comedy. Yes, it has plenty of graphic action and sci-fi themes, but the comedy seems to be the heart of this movie, and it worked to a certain extent. The cast was perfect for the tone that Shane Black brought to the film. I don’t think that Boyd Holbrook is necessarily known for his comedic chops, but he does have a few great moments that cracked me up. The film’s most seasoned vet of the comedy world is probably Keegan-Michael Key, who is definitely playing a character, but his commitment to the role and his willingness to say just about anything really worked. I thought that the entire team worked, especially when they’re all put together to make an even greater whole.

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    Black also did a good job with the action and the gore. It’s absolutely an R-rated movie, and that R isn’t just for language. There is some really gory action in this film, and I thought the action worked well with the comedic tone. You aren’t going to get the kind of action you’d see in John Wick or Atomic Blonde, but it completely embraces the idea of suspension of disbelief, and it found a way to satisfy my action craving that way. The Predator looked great, it was scary, it had some excellent kills, and I loved that the movie was able to build on the mythology of the Predator race. If you go out and see this movie over the weekend, you’ll probably be able to see a sequel coming from a mile away, and even though I don’t think that The Predator earned a sequel from a narrative standpoint, I’m definitely not opposed to getting more of this action and comedy.

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    Fun aside, the story is a jumbled, inconsistent mess. I’m probably not going to catch this one again in theaters, but I could go over more holes in its story than a block of Swiss cheese. A lot of transitions feel extremely rough, and it’s lacking a lot of causality that lets action rise and build. Shane Black is a better storyteller than he proves to be in The Predator, and suffice it to say that I was let down by the movie’s plot. The story itself isn’t awful, but it’s mistimed, jumbled, and feels like it’s missing key scenes. Maybe certain sequences were cut for time purposes, and maybe we’ll see them in some sort of director’s cut, but purely based on what I saw, I wouldn’t advise going to see The Predator if weak storytelling bothers you. I also felt that it was inconsistent from a tonal perspective. The comedy works, but when it tries to bounce back and have a serious moment between two characters, it doesn’t work. It either feels forced or cartoony, and I couldn’t tell if the movie intended for me to not take those scenes seriously or it intended for me to laugh at them. Finally, I had a few issues with character arcs in the film. The most notable arc that feels amiss is the villain’s. I won’t say who the villain is just in case you’ve stayed away from marketing, but it took me a while to realize that this person was an antagonist as compared to another jokey side character.

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    Overall, The Predator isn’t a great movie, and I don’t necessarily think it’s that good, but it excels in a few areas that I hoped it would have. It has great comedy, a trademark of Shane Black’s work, and it has great action, which is hopefully a reason you’re considering seeing the movie if you’re considering it at all. If you’re reading this, I’d imagine you’re at least considering it. The Predator did a great job of taking me back to 80s R-rated action, and I think it captured the spirit of the time period of the original movie. It’s extremely entertaining, and I need that sometimes. I don’t always need to walk out of the theater with a new outlook on life. Sometimes this is all I want, but even when a movie is fun, I do look for strong plot elements, and The Predator is really lacking them. There isn’t a great balance in tone or ideology, so the plot follows the same inconsistency with holes and moments that completely miss what I assume was the intended mark. I’m going to give The Predator a 5.2/10.

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    Will you be seeing The Predator? Comment down in the comment section and let me know! As always, thank you, and keep listening to 88.7 The Pulse!

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  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:15:12 +0000

    Amazon to sell live, full-sized Christmas trees online this year

    You could say Amazon.com Inc. is branching out.

    For the first time, the e-commerce giant will sell live, full-sized Christmas trees this year, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Amazon told the AP that the trees will be shipped in a box within 10 days of being cut down, and should survive the trip just fine.

    The trees will go on sale starting in November, and some will be eligible for free shipping through Amazon Prime. Wreaths, garlands and seasonal plants will also be available for online orders.

    The convenience will cost you though: A 7-foot Fraser fir from a farm in North Carolina will run about $115, the AP said. As of 2016, the average tree nationwide cost about $75, and last year a 6- to 7-foot Fraser fir cost about $42 at Lowe’s. But then again, you don’t have to lug Amazon’s tree home and get your hands covered in sap.

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  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 20:57:46 +0000

    Mac Miller passes away from apparent drug overdose

    Rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent overdose, TMZ reports.

    He was discovered Friday, September 7th, 2018 at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The 26-year-old rapper reportedly struggled with substance abuse in the wake of his split from Ariana Grande.

    Miller wrecked his G-Wagon after crashing it into a power pole in Los Angeles just this May. He was subsequently arrested for a DUI after he fled the scene. He eventually blew two times the legal limit when police found him at his home.

    Shortly after the crash, ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande posted a statement about their former relationship, citing that she had “cared for him and tried to support his sobriety.” After their breakup, Ariana made it clear … his substance abuse had been a deal breaker in their 2-year relationship.

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    He was not dating anyone before his passing, according to Who’s Dated Who.

    His most recent album, Swimming, was just released on August 3.

    His upcoming tour was set to start October 27.

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  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:31:43 +0000

    Burt Reynolds 70s and 80s iconic Hollywood actor has passed away

    Born in 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, Burt Reynolds lived a full life.

    Early on he had a stint in the US Army, later became a police chief, and was a star athlete.

    He began his Hollywood career in the 1960’s starring in various television westerns.

    Rumor has it, in 1968 he auditioned for Rosemary’s Baby, but director Roman Polanski chose John Cassavetes for the part.

    Reynolds broke into the mainstream as one of the most well-known actors of the 1970’s.

    Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda and James Stewart passed on Lewis Medlock’s role in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds never would have had the chance to play him. The other actors declined the part after they heard about the risks of the Chattooga River.

    In 1977, the film Smokey and the Bandit made Burt Reynolds an international movie star. That same year, Burt was offered the role of Han Solo in the original Star Wars motion picture. He passed on it.

    In 1983, he turned down an opportunity to be a part of the movie Terms of Endearment and the role went to Jack Nicholson. It earned Nicholson an Oscar. Reynolds claimed that was one of his biggest career mistakes.

    Can you imagine what Die Hard (1988) would have been like with Burt Reynolds? It almost happened, but he declined the part which went to Bruce Willis.

    Between 1978 and 1992, Burt Reynolds was the number one top money-making star at the box office, according to Quigley Publications.

    Fun fact – Can you believe Reynolds once paid over $12,000 for a custom hairpiece?

    Ultimately in 2010, Reynolds underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery. Eight years later, on September 6, 2018, he died from a heart attack at 82.

    Reynolds was quoted saying [on the 1970s] “It was an astounding kind of time and I’ve often said to people, “If I met you between ’73 and ’78, I’m sorry, I don’t remember three or four of those years. You’re on such a fast track and you’re up in such heady air you can’t breathe, how the hell are you gonna smell the flowers if you can’t breathe anyway? That’s why it’s wonderful to happen now, when you don’t expect it and if you live through it and come out the other side, you are so much more appreciative. I think, not to sound too serious as you get older, I think you’re a better person for it.”

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