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New Mexico State University Events Jan. 26 - Feb. 5

LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO PRESENT FIRST READING OF SEMESTER


C.J. Hribal, a creative writing professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, will read as a part of La Sociedad para las Artes' first event of the semester at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Hribal is a native of Chicago and rural Wisconsin and has published four books of fiction: "Matty's Heart," a collection of short fiction selected for a New Voices Award (New Rivers Press, 1984); "American Beauty," a novel (Simon and Schuster, 1987); "The Clouds in Memphis," a collection of short stories and winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000); and a novel, "The Company Car" (Random House, 2005).

He also edited and wrote the introduction for "The Boundaries of Twilight: Czecho-Slovak Writing from the New World." Hribal is a creative writing professor at Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers in Asheville, N.C.

Joseph Scapellato, a New Mexico State University Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction, also will read at the event.

The event is free and open to the public.


L.A. DANCE COMPANY TO SHARE BRAZILIAN CULTURE IN LAS CRUCES

Viver Brasil Dance Company, an award winning non-profit group from Los Angeles, will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Rio Grande Theater (211 N. Downtown Mall,) as a part of New Mexico State University's Cultural Series.

The dance company explores ancient and contemporary art forms and the spiritual strength of Brazilian culture through its performances. Under the guidance of co-artistic directors, Luiz Badaro and Linda Yudin, VBDC fuses passionate Afro-Brazilian dance, stunning costumes, and exuberant live percussion and vocals.

For more information about the group visit http://viverbrasil.com.

Tickets are $12.50 for general admission. For students, faculty and staff tickets are $10. For tickets visit the Pan American Center Ticket Office or call (505) 646-1420. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster location.


DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA TO PRESENT GERMAN LANGUAGE PRODUCTION

Performances of "Hansel und Gretel" by the Dona Ana Lyric Opera will be held Friday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 4, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

The production is written by Englebert Humperdinck and is DALO's first German language performance with Spanish and English supertitles.

Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3. The performance on Sunday, Feb. 4, will begin at 3 p.m.

The production was the Metropolitan Opera's Christmas show for several years and will showcase lavish musical accompaniment of traditional folk tunes.

Seats are reserved. Tickets are $10, $12, $15 and $5 for students at the door. Call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420 for tickets.


NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT

"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call (505) 646-3739.