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New Mexico State University events Nov. 13-19

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM PRESENTS 'TIES THAT BIND'


The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host the presentation, "Ties that Bind: Experiencing Native American and African American Literary Traditions through Storytelling, Poetry, Drumming and Song," by Namorah Byrd at 2 p.m. Nov. 13.

The source of Namorah's Native American and African American work arises from her Chitimacha/Cherokee and African American heritages, which she celebrates in her personal, academic and professional life. The presentation will include storytelling, singing, dancing and a craft workshop.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall at University Avenue and Solano Drive on the NMSU campus. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in the museum courtyard.

For more information, call 575-646-5161.

NMSU CHOIRS PRESENT FESTIVAL OF THANKS

Four choirs composed of New Mexico State University students will present a holiday concert festival at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

University Singers will sing three Hebrew love songs and three new compositions by NMSU graduate Justin Raines, text by Ann Palormo. Liszt's "Missa Choralis" and traditional holiday songs, such as "Baby It's Cold Outside" and songs from two new choirs: Women's Choir and Men's Choir, will also be performed.

Tickets cost $12 and $15, and $5 for students for reserved seating. For more ticket information, call 575-646-1420, or contact the choral office at 575-646-2067.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS GRADUATE RECITAL

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a graduate recital by Jon Swann on saxophone at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, call 575-646-2421.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS MESILLA VALLEY CONCERT BAND

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University.

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform pieces such as "Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughn-Williams, "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich and Mark Camphouse's "Movement for Rosa," conducted by Greg Fant.

Guest artist William Kuyper, U.S. Marine Band and the New York Philharmonic, will also perform two movements from the "Concerto for Horn" by Reinhold Gliere.

For more information, contact William Clark at 575-646-1582.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SENIOR TRUMPET RECITAL

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a senior recital by Curtis Donahue on trumpet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, call 575-646-2421.

SOCIOLOGY AND WOMEN STUDIES AT NMSU TO HOST FILM SHOWING

The Departments of Sociology and Women Studies at New Mexico State University will sponsor the showing of the film, "Seņorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Hardman Hall Room 106.

The film is about the search for the truth involving the more than 350 kidnappings, rapes and murders of women in Juarez, Mexico.

For more information, e-mail manahamz@nmsu.edu.

ASTC AT NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS CLASSIC HOLIDAY PRODUCTION

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present Tom Smith's adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol," Nov. 19 through Dec. 5 at Hershel Zohn Theatre.

All evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box office between noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 646-4515.

NMSU SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PERFORM

The New Mexico State University Symphonic Winds Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, contact the band office at 575-646-2304.

NMSU JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM TRIBUTE CONCERT

New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles I and II will perform a concert in tribute to Count Basie at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

The multi-media presentation will depict the life and musical contributions of the Count Basie Orchestra.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the band office at 575-646-2304.

NMSU ART GALLERY PRESENTS MODERN DESIGN/FOLK ART EXHIBIT

The Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will present a modern design/folk art exhibition from Oct. 15 through Dec. 17.

The exhibition joins together folk art objects collected by designer Alexander Girard and examples of his modern furniture, textiles and films for the Herman Miller Company to explore the intersections of handcraft and machine production, mid-century modernist esthetics and folk art.

The NMSU Art Gallery, located inside D.W. Williams Hall on University Avenue east of Solano Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call 575-646-2545 or e-mail artglry@nmsu.edu.