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New Mexico State University Choirs present "The Great Pretenders" Oct. 4-5

The New Mexico State University Choirs will present "Let Us Entertain You: The Great Pretenders" with music from every decade of the last half of the 20th century at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

New Mexico State University students (left to right) Katie Crosman, Terrence Faulkner and Carrie Harper are in costume and ready to perform in "The Great Pretenders" Oct. 4-5 at the Music Center Recital Hall. (NMSU photo by Mike Groves)

"The Great Pretenders" opens with a medley including all performers and acts. New Mexico State choral student Terrence Faulkner performs the title song made popular by "The Platters" in the 1960s. The men's quartet will also sing songs from the 1960s.

The growing choral family at New Mexico State showcases its students in depictions of rock, pop and country greats such as Elton John, George Strait, the Indigo Girls and more. Student Ida Holguin will play Whitney Houston and local musician Marco Jiminez will perform pieces by satirist Tom Leher.

In the second half of the show, transfer student Ruth Stair will perform as Kate Smith. The program will close with a song by members of the three combined choirs under the direction of Jerry Ann Alt, a New Mexico State music professor.

Tickets are $8, $10 and $12. Student tickets are $3. For reservations, information or season tickets, call (505) 646-1993.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/pretenders.jpg.