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Annual Celebrity Dance to conclude Hispanic Heritage Month events at NMSU

The final event of Hispanic Heritage Month at New Mexico State University will provide an opportunity to dance and celebrate to the music of some of the finest Tex-Mex and country musicians from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15 at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

The event, the eighth Annual Celebrity Dance, is sponsored by NMSU's Doņa Ana Community College and is held in conjunction with the eighth Annual Golf Tournament. All proceeds for the DACC events go toward DACC student scholarships.

The legendary Texas Tornados and Rick Treviņo will perform during the event. The Texas Tornados, who have created a fusion of Tex-Mex music using traditional accordion with rock 'n' roll rhythms, can be relied on for "fun, up-tempo party music and brassy sock hop numbers with a bilingual flair," according to music reviewer Jeff Giles.

Rick Treviņo emerged in the mid 1990s as one of the first popular Hispanic singers in country music. Recording in both English and Spanish, his most popular hits to date include "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry" and "Doctor Time."

Tickets for the Celebrity Dance cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the NMSU Pan American Center Ticket Office and Pic Quik locations.

For more information on the eighth Annual Celebrity Dance or golf tournament, call 575-528-7059.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month schedule, contact Chicano Programs at 575-646-4206.