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New Mexico State University events Jan. 26- Feb. 1


STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Las Cruces premiere at the NMSU Pan American Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and click in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots and hub caps - to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated.

Tickets for the production are $48.50, $38.50 and $28.50 (plus any applicable service charges) and are on sale now at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at http://bit.ly/b4XKNR. For more information, call 575-646-1420 or "Join" our Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/12waCHc to view a short highlights video.


The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Cafe will host a free book reading and signing for the public at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. RJ Mirabal, a retired, award-winning Los Lunas High School teacher, will present his fantasy novel, "The Tower of Il Serrohe."
In addition, the free public Open Mic nights will continue throughout the spring semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays in the Barnes & Noble Cafe. To sign up to perform, contact David at bncafe@nmsu.edu.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Avenue and provides free public parking in designated spaces. "Join" the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/ZyxjMe for reading/signing updates and reminders, http://on.fb.me/Rx2fEh for Open Mic updates and reminders.


The Center for Latin American Border Studies will host a Spanish lecture with Virgilio Lopez Lemus, of Universidad de la Habana, Cuba, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. "La Poesía y las identidades en la segunda mitad del siglo XX de Cuba y América Latina" is about the main trends in Latin American poetry between 1950 and 2000. It links national, cultural, gender and ethnic identities to developments in the genre of poetry. The main emphasis will be on Cuba as a starting point to explain parallel trends in poetry in the rest of Spanish-speaking Latin America.

This event is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx/Kinkos.


The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club welcomes the Aggie community back from break with a special "Welcome Back Buffet" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Choose from green chile and chicken enchiladas, calabacitas with cheese, Spanish rice, beans, fajitas with flour tortillas and jack cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, chips and salsa, mixed greens salad with ranch or balsamic dressing, tres leches cake and a beverage for $10.99. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at 575-646-4763. Then from 5 to 7 p.m. that same day, explore China with a special Chinese-themed dinner at Taos Restaurant.


Women's Basketball will face Texas State University at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Pan American Center. Admission is free for children 12 years of age and under.

Admission is free for students with a valid ID. For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.