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New Mexico State University events April 21-27

NMSU HOUSING CINDERELLA HOST PROM DRESS PROJECT


NMSU Housing & Residential Life will host the 4th annual Cinderella Prom Dress Project at Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 21 & 28. This is an event for high school girls to give their prom dresses to others to help make their prom experience more special. If you have a prom dress that you are no longer using, consider donating it to the Housing & Residential Life Main Office in the Educational Services building.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/promdressprojectlc for more information.

BARNES & NOBLE PRESENTS STORYTIME WITH MAISY MOUSE

Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café presents StoryTime with special guest, Maisy the mouse for parents and their children to share the excitement and love of reading 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, and again at noon Sunday, April 22.

Both events will be held on the second floor in the southeast Living Room behind the children's department. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free public parking. Call 575-646-4431 for more information.

DANCE PROGRAM & PAN AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE HOST BALLET CLASS

NMSU Dance Program & The Pan American Dance Institute will host a Master Ballet Class with Rochelle Zide-Booth. Rochelle Zide-Booth joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the age of 16 before joining the Joffrey Ballet. Since an accident ended her dancing career, she has served as ballet mistress of The Joffrey Ballet, artistic director of Netherlands Dance Theatre, professor of ballet at Adelphi University and head of ballet at The Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

The class will be held Saturday, April 21, at the NMSU's James B. Delamater Activity Center 228 from 10:30 a.m.- noon, with registration at 10 a.m. It is open to dancers ages 13 and up for $15. To reserve a space, call 575-646-2070.

The class will be followed by a documentary film, "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" at 1:30 p.m. at the Fountain Theater. Cost for workshop participants is $5.

Music Department hosts Symphonic Band Concert

NMSU Music Department will host the Symphonic Band concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Atkinson Recital Hall.

The NMSU Symphonic Band is comprised of wind and percussion students who choose to continue to play in band during the spring semester. This is the final performance for the ensemble this semester.

CLABS CONTINUES SPRING SPEAKER SERIES "LATIN AMERICA AND BORDERS"

The NMSU Center for Latin American Studies will present Andrea Orzoff's lecture "Mozart in the Andes: Nazi Refugees and Latin American Classical music, 1933-1960" at 4 p.m. April 25 at 1070 University Ave. This lecture is part of the spring speaker series "Latin America and Borders." It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-646-6814

NMSU DANCE PROGRAM PRESENTS HAVANA NIGHTS

The New Mexico State University Dance Program will present Havana Nights at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the auxiliary gymnasium of the James B. Delamater Activity Center, located at the corner of Stewart and Locust.

Havana Nights will feature performances by students in various dance classes, including modern, tap, jazz, ballroom and flamenco. A social dance will follow the performance and will include mini-dance lessons throughout the evening.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 575-646-2070 or at the door. For more information, please call 575-646-2070 or email agavit@nmsu.edu.

NMSU CHOIRS PRESENTS "MASS IN B-MINOR"

The NMSU Choir will perform J.S. Bach's "Mass in B-Minor" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Atkinson Recital Hall located in the NMSU Music Building.

This piece is considered by many to be one of the finest choral works ever composed. Jerry Ann Alt will direct the combined university choirs who will be accompanied by the La Catrina Quartet, Kirstin Chavez, and augmented by other instrumentalists from NMSU's music department, including Janet Loman, Paige Bartz, Carl Fels, Nancy Joy and others. Soloists for the mass will be faculty member Martha Rowe for soprano, artist-in-residence Kirstin Chavez for mezzo soprano, masters student Federico Garcia for tenor and NMSU masters graduate Ian Sidden for bass.

Tickets can be reserved for $15, $20, and $5 for students at Pan Am Center Ticket office, 575-646-1270. For more information contact the NMSU Choral office at 575-646-2067.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS TENNIS AND BASEBALL

Women's Tennis will face New Mexico at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Aggie Tennis Complex.

Men's and Women's Tennis will host the Western Athletic Conference Tournament from April 27-29 at the Aggie Tennis Complex.

Aggie Baseball will face Louisiana Tech at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Presley Askew Field. It is County Fair Day at the ballpark with pony rides and prizes.

Students with an NMSU ID and children under the age of 12 get in free. For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.