The 2014 Silver City Blues Festival is May 23-25 at Gough Park in Silver City, NM. A kick-off dance with Felix y Los Gatos starts off festivities on May 23 at 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Dance Hall. The lineup on May 24 includes Iya Khan, Blue Monday, Memphis P-Tails, Studebaker John & the Hawks, and Alvin Youngblood Hart & Muscle Theory. The May 25 lineup includes Roy Bookbinder, Kelley Hunt, The Hazel Miller Band, and Mingo Fishtrap. Free admission to the concerts at Gough Park! Learn more at http://mimbresarts.org/blues-festival-homepage/.
Dallas musician Derrick Harris and his band take over Southern New Mexico! March 29 at 7 p.m. at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina, Las Cruces; March 22 at 6 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill, 2102 Telshor, Las Cruces; March 21 at 8 p.m. at M Five Martini Grill, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces; April 18 at 9 p.m. at De La Vega's Pecan Grill & Brewery, 500 S. Telshor, Las Cruces; April 19 & 25, May 3, 16, 30, June 7, 13, 27 at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces.
The research of Soheil Nazarian, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at UTEP, and Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems. Soheil explains how UTEP has been instrumental in developing ultrasonics to find defects in bridges and roads before they are even detectable. He also is researching & developing "intelligent construction" for the federal government. http://ce.utep.edu/facultynazarian.htm, http://ctis.utep.edu/
Tom & Liz talk with Rosalyn Morrison, Legislative Assistant, Government & Legal Affairs, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI). Rosalyn lived in South Korea for 2 years beginning in 2009 and encountered dog farms where dogs are kept in terrible conditions prior to their slaughter for their meat. Many of these dogs are family pets, often picked up off the streets. Rosalyn also tells us about the consumption of cats in South Korea, where they are often eaten in a soup or drink to cure rheumatism. She talks about AWI's efforts to heighten awareness of the cruelty of the dog & cat meat trade in South Korea and other Asian nations. To learn more, visit https://awionline.org/dogmeat.
Russ Chianelli visits El Paso Prime Time and brings with him Executive Chef/Owner Keeley Cheshire, Italians Restaurant, and four students from Coronado High School who have formed a change-making venture titled, "Cross Border Cuisine." The program is designed to teach anyone how to cook and eat healthy meals on a budget without compromising taste.
The group's fundraiser is set for Sunday, February 23, at Italians, 5380 North Mesa, at Mesa and Festival. Doors open at 6:00; the meal is gourmet spaghetti and meatballs, and the evening features music from the Coronado Quartet, a silent auction, a cooking demonstration by Chef Keeley, and more. Tickets are available at Italians, or by phone: (915)400-4550 and (915)603-6743.
Denise & Norma talk about the Master Gardener activity heating up around El Paso. The Master Gardeners and members of the El Paso Rose Society will host a Rose Pruning Demonstration on Feb. 22 & 23, noon-3 p.m., at the Municipal Rose Garden, 1702 N. Copia. And if your questions aren't answered there, you won't want to miss the MGs at the Spring Home Show, Feb. 28-March 2 at the Convention Center Downtown. Learn more on the El Paso MG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436.
Louie talks with Dr. Luis Villalobos, UTEP political science professor, about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address from January, and what the current state of political climate holds for Obama's administration this year. ***REVISED CONTENT as of 11:45AM, 2/21/14***
The research of Luciana Garbayo, Assistant Professor of Philosphy at UTEP. Luciana is an MD and PhD, and she studies the philosophy of science...more specifically, the philosophy of network medicine. This allows for new approaches to understanding disease from a network-based perspective.
The UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens present the 2014 FloraFEST – Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, at the Museum, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the UTEP campus. FloraFEST is the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Shoppers can visit with local Master Gardeners and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. Most of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or retailers.
Dennis talks with Detroit jazz singer, Kathy Kosins about her start as an R&B singer and her transition into jazz. The conversation reveals the grit & determination of the life of a musician, from constant touring to getting their music recorded & distributed, sometimes on their own dime. We'll also hear Kathy Kosins performing "Hershey Kisses. http://www.kathykosins.com/
Gallery Coordinator, Aryk Gardea and Café owner, Christina Estrada, describe the creative excitement behind the innovative Honeyguide Gallery, an exhibition space provided by Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Café to support the local arts community.
Information: Honeyguide Gallery at Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café 824 N. Piedras (915) 497-4913
Denise & Norma talk about some of the questions that have been submitted to the El Paso Master Gardeners recently. Should you paint your trees white to protect from sunburn or to "heal" a pruning cut? What's the difference between mulch & compost? And why is an arborvitae dripping sap?
Charles talks with El Paso native actor, writer, and director Ryan Piers Williams. Ryan is the producer of the 2013 film "Kilimanjaro," about a young man who aims to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro after his relationship goes sour. Ryan talks about the character-driven story, and why many independent films and cable networks are focusing more on character-centered films. In this online-only extended interview, Ryan also explains the differences between a producer and a director, and why his experience as a writer & director makes him a better producer. He also tells us about his upcoming feature, "X/Y." http://www.kilimovie.com/
With the weather warming up, many people are headed outdoors to work in the garden. If you were wondering which summer vegetables do well in our climate, then the Summer Vegetable Gardening workshop is for you. “Our goal is to give the public the knowledge and tools they need so they can apply it to their own garden,” said Denise Rodriguez, El Paso County Extension Agent for Horticulture. “Talks on tomato growing, selection of a variety of summer vegetables including, but not limited to, chile peppers, eggplants, melons, squash, and herbs will be provided.
Louie talks with David Marcus of Join us for Justice, the El Paso Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State. The chapter grew out of the recent debate at City Hall over domestic partner benefits. Join us for Justice will host "An Evening of Civil Discourse" with guest speaker Ellery Schempp, a plaintiff in the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court school prayer case, Abington School District v Schempp. The event is Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., at the UTEP Union Cinema. Information: 915-525-8545, http://www.joinusforjustice.org/.
Louie also talks with John Grost of the International Coin Club of El Paso, which will hold their 51st annual Coin Show, Feb. 14-16 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama (Fri 1-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). The Coin Show will celebrate the UTEP Centennial with their own UTEP Centennial Coin which will be available for purchase at the show. UTEP President Diana Natalicio will host a ribbon cutting for the Coin Show at 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 14. Information: John Grost 533-6001, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpasocoinclub/247752472025127.