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five sax print photoAll Aboard for a fun filled musical journey with Five Sax, a Vienna based saxophone quintet. Five Sax invites the audience to join them on an unforgettable musical journey. The multi-continental trip begins in the legendary capital of music: Vienna, with a look back at some timeless classics of the past. Then they take us on a train to explore the rich ethnic musical styles of Spain, Italy, Hungary and the Balkans. Next the audience hops on a flight to Rio de Janeiro to experience the seductive rhythms of Brazilian Bossa Nova, the passion of Argentine Tango and a visit to the mythic Columbian town of Macondo. For the last stop of the journey, audience goers will touch down in sunny Los Angeles where we’ll rediscover some of the most famous Hollywood hits.

The performers of this ensemble are from a variety of countries. Alvaro Collao (Chile), Joel Diegert (USA), Damiano Grandesso (Italy), Charles Hon sun Ng (Hong Kong),  and Michal Knot (Poland) and began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. The ensemble’s past is echoed in their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music.

February 7, 2019, FREE

6:30 PM Lecture: Parotti Hall 

7:30 PM Exhibit Opening: McCray Gallery

“My work encompasses multiple media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and installation. There is always an element of the sensory in my art—a texture, a color, a deep space—something to engage the senses of the viewer. The intention of the work is to contemplate boundaries, edges, and limits.  My abstract color fields run the risk of invisibility, but silence, patience, and deep listening is fundamental to the satisfaction of the viewer.” —Marietta Patricia Leis

Marietta Patricia Leis was born in Newark, New Jersey USA. She has worked as a professional artist for 30+ years. She has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Perugia, Italy, and now lives and works in New Mexico. She is a painter whose work has evolved from very complex abstractions to reductive color fields inspired by my Eastern Studies and nature. She has participated in Artist Residencies both in the US and abroad.She earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico.

Marietta Leis' website

Co-Sponsors: Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs

Now that everyone has recovered from the holidays, Glenwood groups are keeping busy. Glenwood Community Library in particular has a lot going on including a new Books-on-Wheels program and upgraded public computers.

bohemian rhapsody copyRami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which will be shown at Glenwood Community Library Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.Movie Night at Glenwood Community Library will be held on Friday Feb. 15. (Note that this month it is the third Friday.) The film is “Bohemian Rhapsody” a biographical film about the British rock group Queen and its superstar, Freddie Mercury. It won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Picture and also Best Actor for Rami Malek  who plays Freddie Mercury. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the library, 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood, New Mexico 88039.

Books on Wheels

Glenwood Library is now offering a "Books on Wheels" program to community members who are homebound because of poor health. Those in need can call the library (539-2277) with their requests for books, DVDs and audiobooks and a delivery will be coordinated. Also, if the patron is age 60-plus, they are eligible for meals delivered by the Senior Center.

March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Place: The Fine Arts Theater

General Admission: $20


Frederic Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini

The Las Cruces Symphony Association (LCSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that strives to promote public interest and support for orchestral music in Southern New Mexico. The Association’s volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders with a love for symphonic music. The LCSA’s main purpose is generating financial support for the Orchestra through annual fundraisers, the promotion of season ticket sales, and donations from individual and corporate contributors. The LCSA provides scholarships for talented New Mexico State University music students, giving these students the opportunity to play in the Orchestra alongside professional musicians from the area and around the world.

The Italian pianist, Andrea Padova, studied piano with Vincenzo Vitale, Aldo Ciccolini, Eric Larsen and composition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome. Later he developed his knowledge of 18th century performance practice and that of ancient instruments. At the same time, deeply involved in contemporary music, he collaborated with famous composers, among which Pierre Boulez, Goffredo Petrassi, Franco Donatoni, and Leonard Bernstein.

Andrea Padova's website

Sponsor: Western New Mexico University, The Grant County Community Concert Association and The Grant County Community Foundation

February 16, 2019 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet is promoting three events as part of Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run, horse drawn wagon, and Love Local.

Love Local is a promotion of Downtown merchants that are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community.  Look for the Love Local posters in the windows of the 37 participating merchants. Silver City MainStreet loves our community and local businesses and invites everyone down to discover the 145 locally owned downtown businesses.

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Town of Silver City, the horse drawn wagon will be back from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering free rides up and down Bullard Street. Hop on in front of Home Furniture for family fun!

The Urban Challenge Fun Run is a 5K that winds through downtown. It is a very family friendly event with many families already signed up. Entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant county and WNMU food pantries. The first 100 registered runners will receive a free race t-shirt! The race starts at 9 am on February 16. To register email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com or visit here and go to events. Medals will be awarded for each age category.

If you have not been downtown recently, this is a great day to shop local, have fun, learn about our Territorial Charter and discover all the great things going on downtown!

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website here to learn more.

choc fant 7464 copyChocolates by Howard Richardson of the Corner Kitchen from last year's Chocolate Fantasia. (Photo courtesy of Mary Alice Murphy)SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) is planning a literary CHOCOLATE FANTASIA in Silver City, NM on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

A variety of wonderful chocolate confections will be offered at Chocolate Stops in and around the town’s historic district. Tasting tickets are $25 for 20 samples of different chocolate confections.

Over 30 downtown merchants and galleries will participate in distributing chocolates and offering our hospitality.  Many shops will decorate in keeping with our Children’s Storybook Fantasia theme, opening the event to a wide variety of possibilities.

Tickets can be purchased at our office located in the Wells Fargo Bank building, 1201 N. Pope St. or online at here. This year’s event will start at 11:00 a.m. and will last until 4:00 p.m. Event maps and empty candy boxes ($2.00 each for collecting your chocolates so you can save some for later!) will be available at Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters, The Family Karate Center, at 416 N. Bullard Street. Headquarters will open at 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the event support MRAC educational programs for students and events like the Silver City Blues Festival.

Get Colorful for a Great Cause!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a brand new, colorful, fun event to raise funds and awareness for its successful youth mentoring program. The Run for Kids’ Sake 5K Color Run will take place on Saturday, April 27, starting and ending at Penny Park. 

A color run is a fun spin on the traditional 5k walk/run. At the starting line, at 3 locations along the 5k course and at the ending line, participants will be showered with bright colorful, harmless cornstarch powder. Additional packets of color can be purchased for participants who want to add to the festivities. 

Registration is $25 until March 31, and goes up in price after that date. Limited day of registration will be available. Registration donation includes a t-shirt, race bib and one color packet. A child may walk free with a registered adult, but will not receive the shirt, bib and color. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring program.

The finish line of the race is a party with live music, food trucks, and information booths from sponsors and other non-profits in the community serving families.

“We wanted a more visible and fun way to raise funds in Silver City, and chose a color run because it is new and different.  We hope the community will support this event because it is fun, and learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as well.” said Dawn Starostka, Regional Director.  

Save the Dates: October 4–6, 2019.

Writing Sin Fronteras (Writing Without Borders)

Silver City, New Mexico - We are looking forward to presenting our fourth biennial festival this coming fall here in Silver City. Our line-up is dynamic, including some favorite features held in festivals past, and many new and varied faces.

In the coming month we will send out particulars on certain events but consider this our Overture letter for the fest.

During the week leading up to the festival we will sponsor a printmaking workshop for poets at Power & Light Press; the WNMU Museum will be open for writers to muse upon, and write about, their world-renowned collection of Mimbres pottery; we will also sponsor master sessions on Writing in a Woman's Voice, and the Latino Boom!

On Friday night we will welcome festival goers and hear from our two keynote speakers. Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Don Bartletti. Dr. Manzanarez is Vice President for External Affairs at WNMU. He has written extensively on North American border conflicts and has, himself, a story to tell of his own journey from southern Mexico to the southwestern US. Don Bartletti won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo documentation of Central American caravans traveling through Mexico en route to the US. His exhibit Enrique's Journey will be on display at the McCray Gallery for Contemporary Art at WNMU. After the keynote address we will walk a short distance to the McCray Gallery for a reception. The gallery will also feature a celebration of the life of Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, a preeminent scholar of Latin American literature who recently passed away. The past (Dr. Ortego), the present (Enrique's Journey), and the future (writings by school children of the borderlands) will be featured together at the McCray.

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Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
Thu Apr 18 @ 4:00PM -
WildWorks - Silver City Public Library
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:00PM -
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) #0288 Chapter Meeting - First Presbyterian Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Easter Potluck Supper and Service - Brewer Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:30PM -
Zumba Fitness in Hurley - Hurley Community Center
Thu Apr 18 @ 6:00PM -
First Presbyterian Church Maundy Thursday Worship - First Presbyterian Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 7:00PM -
Fort Bayard Historic Society Spring Movie Series: "Trains, Rails and Imagination: Hollywood and the Iron Horse" - Santa Clara Armory
Thu Apr 18 @ 7:00PM -
Maundy Thursday at Good Shepherd - Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Fri Apr 19 @12:00AM
Silver City Public Library to be Closed - Silver City Public Library
Fri Apr 19 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Easter Potluck Supper and Service - Brewer Hill Missionary Baptist Church