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February 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Place: Light Hall Theater

General Admission: $15

Free with Mustang ID

“Teresa Walters is that rare musical phenomenon – a pianist born to the instrument,” announces Austrian National Television: “One of the world’s most significant pianists, she creates magic with the music.” She is described as ‘The International First Lady of Piano’ by The New York Times because her mesmerizing performances on today’s international stages earn worldwide praise. Her prestigious invitations to perform in honor of the recent Liszt Bicentennial included Copenhagen’s Hungarian Embassy and Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall. In 2017-18, she performs her 500th Birthday Party program in major world capitals in celebration of the Quincentennial of the Reformation. 

Her biography could be written from headlines alone: “Teresa Walters Plays Piano on Grand Scale” (The Cincinnati Inquirer); “Her Hands Create Cascades of Luminescence” (The Washington Post); “A Liszt of Very Fine Performances” (The Budapest Sun); “Bright Shining Star in Recital” (El Norte, Mexico); “Teresa Walters Holds Keys to Audience’s Hearts” (The Record).

In recent years, she has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents and in most of the 50 United States at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Cortot in Paris, Moscow’s Great Hall, Australia’s International Conservatorium and Jerusalem’s Concert Hall. 

- Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association -

Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the 15th Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Last year 161 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. For the second time we are sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association so have joined the international world of kitefliers.

TIME: 12 noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 2019.

Silver City, NM, February 15, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Tommyknocker 10-hour mountain bike race will be held on the Gila National Forest’s Fort Bayard Trails system on Saturday, March 9, starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. The event officially opens to campers and participants on Friday, March 8.

The bike race will utilize 122-15 miles of designated Forest Service trails in the Fort Bayard area, excluding the Dragonfly Loop. Don’t wish to ride? Other trail opportunities can be found at signal peak, Gomez Peak, and the Burro Mountain trails systems. The event is north of U.S. Highway 180 through the Fort Bayard area to the Servis Corral Trailhead. Please see the attached map for the race route.

For more information on the race, contact Brian Martinez at 575-388-8301  For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at here.


SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio, announces the second concert for the 2018-19 Indie Folk Series. Abbie Gardner takes the stage Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City.

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years. The band decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie began performing solo, just her voice, songs and dobro. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign was released in January 2018, and features twelve original songs, including a co-write with Chris Stapleton. She has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize and Martina McBride.

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear Abbie Gardner at the historic and intimate Buckhorn Opera House. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.

prickly poppy by marilyn gendron 1996 p1050767 ed01Prickly Poppy, Marilyn Gendron, 1996.Fine works by local artists, selected by the late Elisabeth Simon from her personal collection for donation to Gila/Mimbres Community Radio (GMCR), will be offered by silent auction Wednesday through Friday, February 13-15, 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is hosted by Geisler Studio (Common Ground), 102 W. Kelly, Silver City, NM, just a few steps west of the corner of Kelly and North Bullard Street. All proceeds will benefit GMCR and KURU 89.1 FM.

The event will include a reception on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 4-7 p.m., at Common Ground, featuring watercolor artist and youth mural coordinator Marilyn Gendron, and other close friends of Elisabeth Simon and her husband, Gene, a renowned newspaper publisher and columnist whose weekly column, “Think About It,” appeared regionally for many years. The musical duo Bayou Seco will provide musical entertainment.

Elisabeth Simon was well known throughout Grant County for her dedicated service to the community, and for her encouragement to local artists. She was an enthusiastic supporter of GMCR and KURU 89.1 FM, an independent, community-supported station that broadcasts music, news and public affairs, cultural and educational topics, and commentary, with Spanish-language in addition to English programming. The station recently completed its fifth year of broadcasting quality local and national programs 24 hours/day at 10,500 watts.

February 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Place: Light Hall Theater

General Admission: $10

Free with Mustang ID

Megan McQueen, a scholar of Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” in particular, musical theater lecturer Megan McQueen will give an educational program, discussing the musical elements of the production and leading musicians in presenting numbers from the hit musical.

Megan is an avid Broadway musical aficionado and has followed composer Lin-Manuel Miranda since he released his first musical hit “In the Heights” more than a dozen years ago. She has attended “Hamilton” in New York City twice, also participating in workshops with original cast members. In her program, Megan touts “Hamilton’s” complexity and explains how the score holds up to intense scrutiny, pointing out its hip-hop origins and traditional musical influences — from motifs to key relationships.

Sponsor: Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs

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