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  • NMHU Music Department concerts today and Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and the Madrigal Choir presents a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Both Department of Music concerts will be in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900.

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces like Brass Machine, Eleanor Rigby, My Funny Valentine, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Joy Spring, and Bluesette.

    Edward Harrington, music technology and education professor, directs the Jazz Ensemble.

  • Trudell’s documentary shown at Indian Film Festival

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    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Tara Trudell’s documentary narrative film Poem Home screened at the 38th annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco earlier this month.

    The festival is the oldest and most prominent media showcase of its kind in the world. Filmmakers whose work is selected to screen at the festival earn the coveted film laurels that Trudell may now display on all her future films.

  • Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ concert Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium

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    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents Vivaldi’s Gloria at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy in 1678 and is a master composer of the baroque period. The soaring and joyful Gloria is Vivaldi’s 12-movement choral composition.

    The musical program also includes Vivaldi’s four-movement Credo, as well as The Bell Anthem by Henry Purcell, another baroque period composer.

  • Photo club invites members

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    Photographers naturally flock together. Members of the Meadow City Camera Club in Las Vegas get together and shoot favorite scenes, then talk about the best way to process and print the results.

    They exchange ideas and inspire one another. Although most photograph digitally, now members produce innovative work in film, using old cameras or even rejuvenated Polaroids.

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  • Enchilada time - Dinner raises money for Mustard Seed grants

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    If it’s October, it’s time for the annual enchilada dinner to support Mustard Seed grants in the community. This is the fifteenth year for the dinner, which has raised nearly $125,000 for nonprofit organizations in the Las Vegas Area.

    Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Service will be provided by members of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, which sponsors the yearly event.  

  • Ilfeld benefit ‘Politics as Unusual’ show Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents local elected officials in the “Politics as Unusual” variety show to benefit the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Ilfeld.

    Ilfeld Auditorium, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, is at 900 University Ave. Tickets for “Politics as Unusual” are $10.

  • Orthopedic surgeon joins Alta Vista hospital staff

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    Alta Vista Regional Hospital welcomes board-certified orthopedic surgeon John B. Reid III, M.D., to its hospital’s medical staff. Reid has 11 years of experience and is no stranger to the Las Vegas area.

    Reid earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos.

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