Subject: Big Blend e-News: Music & The Arts, Kentucky Bourbon & Short Ribs, California & New Mexico Travel, Big Blend Radio!

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  September 7, 2017
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“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses (September 7, 1860 - December 13, 1961).
Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana – A conversation on her career, and new music with Narada Michael Walden, Carlos Santana and the Isley Brothers.

The Art & Mystery of Masks – Victoria Chick highlights how the craftsmanship in making masks, shows a high degree of artistry and imagination.

Poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo – The National Parks Arts Foundation’s Poet-in-Residence goes to Gettysburg National Military Park this Fall.

Spotlight on the Yuma Art Center – Home to the Historic Yuma Theatre, in downtown Yuma, Arizona.


Strollin’ San Benito County, California – Four fabulous fall walking destinations in Pinnacles National Park country.

A Spirited Overnight at La Posada – Travel writer Debbie Stone stays in the ‘haunted’ Julia Suite at La Posada de Santa Fe.

Braised Alberta Beef Short Ribs Recipe - Simmered in Okanagan Valley Merlot, this dish is served on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer.

Central Kentucky Bourbon Heritage - Celebrate “The American Spirit” in historic Springfield and Washington County!

Listen live or on-demand to our upcoming Big Blend Radio shows:

Sept. 8: Locals Insider – San Benito County, CA: Airs Live at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Juli Vieira - San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; Cesar Flores – El Teatro Campesino; Mark Paxton – Community Food Bank of San Benito County; Kathina Szeto – San Benito Bene & San Benito County Olive Festival.

Sept. 10: Champagne Sundays Radio: Airs Live at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Family Coach Catherine Pearlman discusses her book, “IGNORE IT! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction”. Hal Ackerman discusses the 15th Anniversary Edition of his book “Write Screenplays That Sell – the Ackerman Way”.

Sept. 13: Employment Law & Nature’s Medicine: Airs Live at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Employment attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses unemployment hearing issues in California. Bobby Cochran and Pooja Tandon discuss the University of Washington’s effort to research the health benefits of contact with nature, and their published study “How Do You Measure a Dose of Nature?”

See the new summer issue of Spirit of America Magazine, and the current issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

You can keep up and with all things Big Blend at BlendRadioandTV.com and NationalParkTraveling.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Our hearts go out to all affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the wildfires in British Columbia, Montana and California. Thank you first responders, emergency workers and volunteers. May everyone stay safe!

Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith
Big Blend’s mother-daughter publishing, radio and travel team; along with Priscilla - Big Blend’s pink sock monkey travel mascot.

Big Blend Magazines, Tucson, Tucson, Arizona 85754, United States
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