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Featuring award-winning Southeast Texas songwriter Mare Wakefield on guitar and Turkish-born, classically-trained Nomad on piano and accordion, the husband-and-wife team has been called “Cozy brilliance…the merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton” by the Louisville Observer and "Lovely-a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk" by the New York Times. Mare & Nomad are former Kerrville NewFolk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and had an original song featured in a 2017 Lifetime TV Movie. They are currently touring in support of their latest record, Time to Fly (2018), which was the #2 record for the month for February 2018 in the Folk DJ Radio Charts.

Mare and Nomad will be performing October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan Street, just north of the PNM building. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away. Proceeds will go to No Más Muertes, (No More Deaths) a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona, dedicated to stopping the deaths of migrants in the desert through various means.

“Oregon cafes, small Texas towns and twangy Nashville rolled into one.” ~ Cranky Crow

“A true poetess … Take Dolly and Emmylou and add Paul Simon into the mix. Wakefield turns words into magic.” ~ Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some amazing music by Mare Wakefield and Nomad.
Find out more and hear some music at their website here.


Don't miss the Make America Great Again Dinner on October 6 at 5 p.m. at the GC Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center. Music by Guitarist Sherman Nelson. Speakers include Michelle Garcia Holmes for Lt. Governor, Mick Rich for U.S. Senate, Dr. Gavin Clarkson for Secretary of State, and four local candidates. Beef brisket or chicken catered by Millie's Bake House. Door prizes. Silent auction. Tickets are $35. Call 575-654-4884.

The Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture & Tourism Board is pleased to invite the public to attend an important meeting touching on economic development, creative entrepreneurship, small business development and the creative economy in Grant County. We have won a grant from the US Department of Agriculture for rural business development, and are using the grant to fund a feasibility study for an incubator and/or makerspace here. Our consultants, Creative Startups, will be meeting with the public on October 9 and 10, from 9 am to 12 noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, and also from 2 to 5 pm on Tuesday on the Western New Mexico University (WNMU) campus.  Meetings will be held in the Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of the Student Memorial Center.  The agenda and a map are available for download here along with more information about the project and the consultants.

Please preregister by filling out the form on the SWNMACT website, by sending an email to Colleen Morton or by calling 575-538-5560. Please select only one day as there is limited seating.

October 4, 2018 at McCray Gallery and Courtyard

Time: 4:30-7:00 PM

Admission: Free 

This event is cosponsored by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. Food by The Duckstop.

Edwina Milner is an artist, philanthropist, feminist, art teacher, and educator whose art career now spans six decades. Throughout the past 20 years, she has been focused on promoting museums and other artists, especially women, throughout the United States. Her path has led her back to her studio where she is most happy, painting. Her acrylic and gold leaf on canvas paintings celebrate the adventurous and magical journey of lifework that is full of curves, turns and bright lights. She states that her paths and decisions throughout her 84 years have been golden. Her new work is a culmination from all of the various creative stages in her life including painter, costume designer, fashion illustrator, and art teacher.

October 5, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Admission: Tickets $15; Free with Mustang ID

This event is sponsored by the WNMU Alumni Association.

Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium. 

October 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Admission: Tickets $10; Free with Mustang ID

This event is sponsored by Western Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Katia Cardenal started singing at the choir of Teresiano College in 1978, at a very young age. In 1979 she became a member of a student group that interpreted Nicaraguan music. She started her musical career as a professional in 1980, with her brother Salvador Cardenal (1960-2010) as the Guardabarranco Duo.

October 18, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm 

Admission: Tickets $15; Free with Mustang ID

Children under 18 admitted free

This event is sponsored by Western Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Hailed as Japan’s answer to Blue Man Group! Groundbreaking visual effects, mime, and a techno soundtrack create a sensational and live entertainment experience. Siro-A amazed the world with their humor-infused Golden Buzzer-winning performance on America’s Got Talent. The production utilizes video-mapping, light animation, laser effects, and 3D video projection with a vast projection screen as a backdrop.

October 25, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Admission: General Admission $5 at the door/Free with Mustang ID

The most elusive, elite multi-day race in the world, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, takes place in Queens, New York City each summer. This race is held around one square sidewalk block (0.56 miles) and requires at least 59 miles a day for 52 straight days to complete the event.

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