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POSTPONED - Library Concert Features Acclaimed Grant County Band Siempre

siemprebandThe Silver City Public Library is bringing library concerts back, starting on Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm, with Grant County band Siempre. The concert will be in Gough Park, where there will be space to dance. As recently covered in local media outlets, Siempre is a Grant County band making a name for themselves in New Mexico, Texas, and beyond. Keana Huerta, lead singer, has just released her first single, Superhéroe, which is now appearing on Top 20 charts for Tejano music. 

The concert is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

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72nd National Day of Prayer

72ndThis is the 72nd National Day of Prayer. The first National Day of Prayer was established through proclamation in 1952 by then President Harry S Truman. In 1988, President Reagan amended the law, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. Since then, it has been proclaimed each year by every United States president.

All are welcome to attend. This event will unite people in prayer across many denominations and faiths.  We will pray for our families, churches, businesses and workplaces, education, media influencers, military and first responders, and our government and the governments of other nations. We hope everyone will consider joining us in this special event.

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The Mavericks coming to town this weekend

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By Lynn Janes

On Saturday April 22, 2023, the WNMU Fountain Stage in Regents Square will have the Mavericks playing. The gates open at 5:30 pm and they start at 6:30 pm

albumcoverpng copyThe Mavericks come from Florida and recently had a Grammy nomination. They have been on a tour to celebrate the nomination and new album, “The Mavericks en Español,” a Spanish language album. It will be their first ever all-Spanish album.

The band labels themselves at Latin-Alt-Country Flare. They cross boundaries between eclectic rock and country. The music has a beat that makes you want to get up and dance. Both the slow and fast songs encourage listeners to move their feet. Each song is reminiscent of mariachi, Cuban, Tex-Mex, salsa, a melting pot.

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“A Sunday Afternoon Recital” Sunday April 23, 2023

wootensSherry and Bruce WootenSunday, April 23 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 7th & Texas Streets in downtown Silver City, at 3pm-4:30pm with reception to follow.

The series, this being the 3rd one, for 2022-2023 season, is called “A Sunday Afternoon Recital.” Focused mainly on classical music for the first half and then a more meditative, light fare to follow. This recital will feature mainly the vocal artists couple Sherry and Bryce Wooton. Sherry will perform Mozart’s “Alleluja” and Bryce will begin with Faure’s “Les Berceaux,” followed by numerous other art songs. The Silver Chorale’s vocal quartet will perform 3 numbers including “Sicut Cervus” by Palestrina. Ending the first half the Wootons will perform a duet ”O, Divine Redeemer” by Charles Gounod.

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Gila Earth Day and Continental Divide Trail Days Festival set for April 22 in Gough Park

The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition will hold the Gila Earth Day x Continental Divide Trail Days festival on Saturday, April 22, 10 am -2 pm at Gough Park in Silver City. 

This is the second year that Gila Earth Day will be held in conjunction with Continental Divide Trail Days for an even bigger celebration of our environment and public lands. More than 50 organizations and businesses will showcase their mission, sustainable products, and services that honor the planet. 

Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22 to raise awareness and support for environmental protection and long-term sustainability. This year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet” which highlights the importance of paving a path towards a prosperous future while focusing on utilizing our time, energy, and resources towards solving climate change and other important environmental issues through individual choice and policy, such as ending plastic pollution, sustainable fashion, and planting trees for ecological restoration. Participants will be able to learn about these issues and participate in related projects at this year’s Gila Earth Day celebration. 

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Mysterious Creatures of the Gila: An evening of words and images

At Diana Ingalls Leyba Studio and Gallery, 315 N. Bullard St., Silver City. Event lasts from 5-7 PM, April 15, 2023.

Join author Marty Eberhardt and artist Elli Sorensen for Mysteries of the Gila, a reading and art exhibit. In Marty Eberhardt’s second mystery in the Bea Rivers series, Bones in the Back Forty, an old skeleton is found in a Tucson botanical garden. Meet some quirky suspects in a little town in southwest New Mexico called Copperton. Marty will read passages that take place in the Gila region. Elli Sorensen offers new work representing the flora, fauna, and landscapes of the Gila River ecosystem.

Marty and Elli are local residents and award-winners. The reading will take place from 5:15-5:45, followed by questions and book signings. Elli’s paintings will be on display and for sale throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served.

GCCCA presents Seraph Brass April 11, 2023

The Grant County Community Concert Association presents Seraph Brass in concert Tuesday April 11 at 7 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater. Winners of the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music, Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Check out their performance of Debussy’s Reverie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVe03JDGFo&t=4s 

Seraph released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass performed at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Florida. They will also begin their first residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival in June 2019 alongside the Dover Quartet in the festival orchestra. Seraph has toured extensively as Allied Concert Services artists. Many members of Seraph Brass performed with Adele on her 2016 North American tour.

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April Fools Community Dance and Costume Ball, with the Big Ditch Crickets

big ditch crickets 2023305April 1 at the Murray Ballroom, Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City, 200 West Broadway, Silver City, NM

From 6:30pm to 9pm

$10.00 suggested donation with children 10 and under free. Dance is a benefit for Mimbres Community radio, KURU and will include a silent auction.  

A lively, fun, family friendly event!  All dances taught or just come enjoy the band!

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