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NASHVILLE, TN—We Banjo 3 will perform at Western New Mexico University’s Light Hall Theater, 1000 W. College Ave., on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00. This show is free for students, faculty and staff with Mustang I.D. For more information call 575-538-6179 or visit wnmu.edu/cultural.

We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, this Galway and Nashville based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles and are among the most revered musicians in Ireland today. The Howley brothers now call Nashville home.

We Banjo 3 is touring in support of Haven, their 4th studio recording, which was released on July 27, 2018. Haven reached #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart the week of August 13, as well as making many other charts, and was #1 again the week of November 4. The video for the first single, "Light In The Sky," premiered on CMT.com and is receiving airplay on highly recognized video outlets around the U.S.

Haven has received rave reviews including 4 STARS from Irish Times. AXS.com said, “Their blend of Celtic and bluegrass with dashes of folk-pop, and country is perfectly suited for the Americana scene. Their songs fall comfortably into The Lumineers style of earnest folk pop anthems." 

The local area chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, a service fraternal organization, will be hosting special meetings for state executives and traveling members on January 25 and January 26. Silver City Chapter #3 and Georgetown Chapter #4, located in the Mimbres, will honor state leaders, Kati Yates, Worthy Grand Matron, and Larry Holmes, Worthy Grand Patron. Yates is a member of Roswell Chapter #10 in Roswell, New Mexico, and Holmes is a member of Los Alamos Chapter #63 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The International Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world for both men and women with approximately 500,000 members with 10,000 chapters in twenty countries. The vision statement of the organization is “together we enhances lives and communities through service and fellowship founded on biblical principles.” The spiritual symbol of the Order is the five-pointed star of Bethlehem. Service projects vary per chapter, but chapters support state and international service efforts such as supporting Paws and Stripes, which assists in raising funds for the program whereby veterans are matched with shelter dogs, that then go through an extensive program to train the dogs to be service dogs for the veteran. With the number of military veterans returning from combat with PTSD and TBI, service dogs can help them live better lives. Other service projects include raising funds for scholarships, benevolence, an ESTARL program that provides financial assistance to people seeking religious training, food baskets for the needy, supporting Wreaths Across America, shut-in support, cancer research projects, Shriner’s charities, Scottish Rite Learning Disorders centers, serving meals at the Kiwanis Student of the Month banquets, and many others.

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Place: Light Hall Theatre 

Admission: Tickets $15/ Free with Mustang ID

Latin Grammy- winning all female mariachi band, Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of music fans both mainstream and traditional mariachi fans alike through their distinct vision and enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. The band’s diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds are transcending culture and gender by forging new paths for mariachi music. Like the legendary Toloache flower used in Mexico today as a love potion, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance.

The New York City based band and first all-women Mariachi, is led by co-directors Mireya I. Ramos, (founder) on violin and Shae Fiol (original member) on vihuela, the band also features Julie Acosta on trumpet and Eunice Aparicio on guitarron. Accolades continue to build for Flor De Toloache, and most recently, their self-produced debut album Mariachi Flor De Toloache, won a Latin Grammy in the Best Ranchera Album category.

coppercountyrseniorCopper Country Senior Olympics was selected by New Mexico Senior Olympics Board as one of the strongest groups in New Mexico. They host this year's Torch Run Kick Off in Silver City on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Gough Park. Celebrate and wish the athletes that qualified from Grant County the best of luck in the National Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Qualified athletes will be carrying the torch as well as inter-generational group.  

The run will take place beginning at Gough Park, up College Ave to Cooper St, down Broadway and Bullard Streets and back to Gough Park.   

There will be a reception with food, drinks and entertainment. National and State teams as well as local dignitaries will also speak.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Place: McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art

Admission: FREE

Chad Colby is a studio artist who focuses on oil painting and exhibits his work locally and nationally. As a professor at Fort Lewis College, he spent the 2011-2012 academic year working in western Mexico on a creative project developing a series of mixed media works on paper, which he later displayed at La Fabrica de San Pedro in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, and the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO.

Chad was selected as the fall 2007 Featured Scholar at Fort Lewis College. He has received other awards and distinctions, including an Artist Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts (2002) and the Best of Colorado exhibition at the Denver International Airport (2006).

The Conservatory of Dance will be presenting their 11th annual version of the timeless ballet classic, the Nutcracker Ballet, at the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the Western New Mexico University campus. On Friday January 11 at 10:00 a.m., a free performance thanks to the generous support of the Mimbres Region Arts Council, will be presented for school age students. The public performance will be on Saturday January 12 at 2:00 p.m.

The ballet classic features students from the Conservatory of Dance in Silver City ages 3 years and up. Dancing the lead roles will be  Willow Sprague-Robinson and Elizabeth Webb as Clara. Fritz, Clara’s mischievious brother will be danced by Julian Sanchez and the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy will be Margaret Bailey and Chrissie Souders partnered by Dale Adama guest artist from CA. Other dancers include Ixayana Alcorta, Zoe Anderson-Amaro, Sidney Barker, Ellie Bernal, Emma Bernal, Kennedi Bernal, Mia Bernal, Olivia Bernal, Savannah Bernal, Brooklyn Bird, Alicia Clark, Brianna Clark, Aspen Cole, Mia Cook, Jessi Ann Crocker, William Crocker, Nevaeh Garcia, Leila Gonzales, Mariana Grijalva, Gabrielle Holguin, Dillon Kulikowski, Angela Laney, Raileigh Marchan, Mercy Martinez, Ruth Meyers, Veronica Morones, Zooey Mosher, Chidinma Nwachuku, Kelechi Nwachuku, Khloe O’Hare, Peyton O’Hare, Sierra Pagels, Molly Pendleton, Siobhan Pyper, Presley Salazar, Julian Sanchez, Ivy Stephens-Ethridge, Helen Webb, Theresa Webb, Lily Wheatley and Ryanne White.

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting this Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. for the grand opening of The Gila Regional Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Gregory Iwaasa, DPM, 1280 E. 32nd Street, La Montana Plaza (next to Gila Surgical Services) in Silver City, NM

Thursday January 24 Grant County Community Concert Association will host Vocal Trash, an urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. 

In keeping with Vocal Trash’s message of peace, love, recycling, and anti-bullying, GCCCA is partnering with the Silver City Public Library’s kids programs, Little Artist Club and WildWorks, to decorate the lobby of WNMU’s Fine Arts Theater with creations made of recycled material.  During the school district’s winter break and into early January kids participating in the library’s programs will use a variety of materials to make sculptures and art decorations.  The child or team in each program that makes the most creative art piece will receive complementary tickets to the evening concert so they can bring their parents. 

 The overall idea is to imagine a world where the items we love can live forever through recycling and up-cycling.

 For information on participating in the library’s programs call Donna or Chris at 575-538-3672.

 For information on the Vocal Trash concert or the Educational Outreach Program call 575-538-5862.

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