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New Mexico State University Events Feb. 9-19

"HOME GROWN" JAZZ TO BE PERFORMED AT NMSU


Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble will present its honor band concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall. The featured guest artist will be Bobby Shew, a renowned jazz trumpet player.

Shew performed throughout 2006 in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Europe and America with his style of "Home Grown" jazz.

Ticket prices are $7 general admission, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. To purchase tickets, call (505) 646-1420 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

NMSU SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PRESENT HONOR BAND CONCERT

The New Mexico State University Symphonic Winds will perform its honor band concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.

Rhonda Taylor, an NMSU music professor, will be featured during the concert. She is a saxophonist.

Ticket prices are $7 general admission, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. To purchase tickets, call (505) 646-1420 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

LECTURE TO CONNECT BELIEFS OF NATIVE PEOPLES WITH MEXICAN MYTH

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies presents its second speaker series event, "Raramuri Connections: Bridging Mesoamerican and Southwestern Cosmologies," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at New Mexico State University's Nason House.

The lecture will be given by Jerome Levi, an anthropology professor at Carleton College in Minnesota.

The Raramuri, or Tarahumara, of Chihuahua, Mexico, are a tribe that was thought to have been isolated from broader cultural processes. The lecture will examine how the Raramuri, and other indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica and the Southwest, shed light on popular beliefs reflected in a Mexican origin myth, the legend of Chicomoztoc (Place of the Seven Caves).

For more information call (505) 646-6814.

AFRICAN EVENTS SET TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The art exhibition "Out of the Darkness into the Light" and the Odipke Adama Dance Troupe will be showcased Saturday, Feb. 10, as part of the celebration of Black History Month in Corbett Center.

The art exhibition will open at 5 p.m. in the Corbett Center Art Gallery and a performance by the dance group will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The Odipke Adama Dance Troupe will entertain with a variety of dance styles from Africa, the Caribbean and North America.

For more information call (505) 646-4208 or (505) 646-3416.

NMSU GROUP TO EXPLORE WORLD OF DANCE THROUGH PERFORMANCE

New Mexico State University's dance program will perform "Danza sin Fronteras" Friday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Alma d'Arte Auditorium, 402 W. Court Ave.

Under the direction of Debra Knapp, the diverse performance will explore the world of dance without borders. Performances on Feb. 9 and 10 will be at 7 p.m. and the performance on Feb. 11 will be at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and $8 for seniors and students. Advance tickets for students are available for $6. For tickets and more information call (505) 646-2070.

DINNER TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT LEADERS

The Martin Luther King Dinner, "The Reunion: Reuniting the Past with the Present to Create the Future," will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the New Mexico State University Corbett Center Ballrooms.

Social sciences professor Walter Turner, from College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., will be the speaker for the event, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders of the past and present.

Turner is host and producer of the weekly Pacifica news program (KPFA) "Africa Today" and recipient of the Marin County, Calif., Human Rights Commission's 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

For more information call (505) 646-4208.

NMSU WELCOMES CAMPUS VISTORS DURING SPRING EVENT

New Mexico State University's Spring Visitor's day will kick off at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Pan American Center.

The event will provide incoming students, and their families, the opportunity to explore campus and receive answers to important questions about what NMSU has to offer. The day's events will include residence hall tours, campus tours, music scholarship auditions and an information fair sponsored by student affairs.

Prospective students will be able to visit a college or department of their choice, while faculty members are available for any questions. Financial aid also will host a presentation on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FASFA, and answer any questions.

For more information, call (800) 662-NMSU or RSVP online at http://www.nmsu.edu/spring_visitors.

LATIN DANCE PERFORMANCE TO BE GIVEN BY NMSU GROUPS

The New Mexico State University Capoeira Quinto Sol group will sponsor the fifth annual "Fiesta de Carnaval" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Alma d'Arte Auditorium, 402 W. Court Ave.

Capoeira is a form of Brazilian martial arts and dance. Other groups that will perform at the event are Samba Malandragem, New World Drummers and NMSU Dancesport. Various types of music including afro-latino jazz will be played at the event and be accompanied by flamenco and salsa dancing.

Advance tickets are $8 for students and $12 for non-students. The day of the event tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non-students.

For more information call (505) 621-0248.

NMSU SYMPHONY TO PERFORM WITH HARPSICHORD AND FLUTE ARTISTS

The Las Cruces Symphony at New Mexico State University will perform its Classics No. 4 concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16.

Piero Barbareschi, harpsichordist, and Mario Carbotta, flutist, will be guest artists.

Pieces to be played are "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5," "Concerto in A Major, for Harpsichord and Strings, No. 5," both by Bach, and "Symphony No. 4 'Italian'" by Mendelssohn.

Call (505) 646-3709 or (505) 646-4733 for ticket information.

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT EARLY LIFE OF FAMOUS ARTIST

"Vincent in Brixton," a play based on real events of Vincent van Gogh's early life, will run Friday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb.18, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the New Mexico State University campus.

Ticket prices vary from $10-$15 depending on performance dates. Show times vary. Call (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for details.

NMSU MUSEUM TO HOST TWO AFRICAN EXHIBITS

Two exhibits that celebrate the diversity of African lives - the result of ancient traditions blending with the modern world - are on display in the New Mexico State University Museum galleries through Saturday, June 23.

The exhibits are "The Pasternack Collection of African Art" and "Africa: From Eritrea with Love, the Paintings of Betty LaDuke."

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT

"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramic vessels 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.