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New Mexico State University events during April

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT NMSU


rmance by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall. The performance of Classics V will feature mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer.

The orchestra also will host an instrument petting zoo at 6 p.m. April 7, in the recital hall followed by the family concert "Magic at the Symphony" at 7 p.m. The concert will feature guest artist Lyn Dillies. Admission is $5.

For ticket information call (505) 646-3709.

FICTION WRITER TO GIVE READING AT NMSU

Fiction writer and NMSU professor Antonya Nelson will read from her new book "Some Fun" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at NMSU's Hardman Hall Room 106. NMSU graduate student Brent Delanoy will read from his fiction thesis.

Nelson is NMSU's first recipient of the Louletia B. Valentine Fellowship. She is the author of eight books of fiction and has taught at NMSU for 17 years.

The reading is free and is sponsored by NMSU's La Sociedad Para Las Artes. For more information call (505) 646-2027.

MUSIC CENTER TO HOST EVENTS

The New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall will host the following events in April:
?NMSU Jazz Ensembles will present "Jazz Extravaganza" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
?There will be a trombone studio recital at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?A trumpet studio recital will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 10. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?The Great American Tuba Show will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10. The performance will feature NMSU music faculty and students on the tuba, piano and horn. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?The NMSU Jazz Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?The NMSU Jazz Festival concert will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The concert will feature guest artist Bryan Stripling on the trumpet. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
?The New Horizons Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?A performance of the Percussion Ensemble will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?As part of the ASNMSU Cultural Series, the Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
?There will be a piano studio recital at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?The NMSU Gospel Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
?A performance by the NMSU Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
?NMSU Choirs will present "From Mozart with Love," at 8 p.m. April 28 and 29. The performances will feature NMSU choral alumni from the past 20 years. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
?A flute studio recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, followed by a tuba studio recital at 8 p.m. For more information call (505) 646-2421.

NMSU PROFESSOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION

New Mexico State University English professor Kevin McIlvoy will present "Engine and Enigma: A Learner's Journey" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Science Hall Room 107 on the NMSU campus.

The presentation is sponsored by NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences as part of its spring 2006 colloquium events. For more information call (505) 646-5282.

ROCK BAND ABSINTHE ACADEMY TO PERFORM AT NMSU

Rock band Absinthe Academy will perform at New Mexico State University at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The performance is part of the Union Program Council's Wednesday Night Live series.

Absinthe Academy is a rock band in the tradition of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Clash and The Police. Admission is free. For more information call (505) 646-3200.

NMSU PROFESSOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION ON CONSERVATION

New Mexico State University geology professor Jack Wright will present "Saving the Ranch: Conservation Easements in New Mexico" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Science Hall Room 107 on the NMSU campus.

The presentation is sponsored by NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences as part of its spring 2006 colloquium events. For more information call (505) 646-5282.

MUSICIAN STEVE SMITH TO PERFORM AT NMSU

Musician Steve Smith will perform at New Mexico State University at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The performance is part of the Union Program Council's Wednesday Night Live Series.

Smith has performed mandolin and vocal for more than 20 years and has recently released his fourth solo album "Hard Road."

The performance is free. For more information call (505) 646-3200.

NMSU ART GALLERY TO PRESENT MFA THESIS SHOW

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present a Master of Fine Arts thesis show with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21. The exhibit will showcase NMSU graduate students' artwork through May 14.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU PROFESSOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION ON MEXICAN-DESCENT YOUTH

New Mexico State University criminal justice professor Cynthia Bejarano will present "Mexican-Descent Youth at the Crossroads of Sameness and Difference: A Mosaic of Youth Cultures and Border Identity" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Science Hall Room 107 on the NMSU campus.

The presentation is sponsored by NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences as part of its spring 2006 colloquium events. For more information call (505) 646-5282.

POETRY READING TO BE HELD AT NMSU APRIL 28

National Book Critics Circle Award nominee Richard Siken will give poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in NMSU's Hardman Hall Room 106. NMSU graduate student Lauren Genovese will read from her poetry thesis.

Siken will read from his first poetry collection "Crush" which chronicles love and obsession. He also is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Arizona Commission on the Arts grant and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The reading is free and is sponsored by NMSU's La Sociedad Para Las Artes. For more information call (505) 646-2027.

Natisha Hales
March 20, 2006