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Today's Features

  • It’s a funny show about serious issues — an evening of song,  dance and good clean musical fun on the themes of racism, naziism, homosexuality, and other adult topics.

  • It’s sad to see that even today people are judged by the color of their skin, the way they talk, their hair, the way they look, etc. It’s not right! But it still happens.

    Everywhere you go, you can be judged by either the way you look or talk.

    Because of judgment, a lot of people are afraid to be who they really are, because they are afraid of what people may say.

  • Change is definitely something that this country needs. During these past months this country has seen great change taking over.

    A women was nominated to be a candidate for presidency and an African-American man might just be our next president. What’s even more incredible is that now, more than ever, people are starting to let their voices be heard.

  • The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation. The program will be held at the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

  • Well-known artist Eddie Dominguez is working with fine art students on the Highlands University campus as part of the new Nina Tesla Ballen Visiting Professor Gift Program. The program includes events for the public.

    David Lobdell, Fine Art Department professor and program coordinator, said Dominguez is the first to visit the Highlands campus as part of the new visiting professor program. The program will allow Highlands to host visiting professors from different academic disciplines.

  • The bent, tortured wail  of an electric guitar slices through the smoke and the noise like a razor. A singer shouts  out from the heart, his voice full of hurt and gravel, singing of lost love and hard luck. He cries out and his guitar cries back.

    It could only be the blues.

    This Sunday, Nov. 16, local blues and rock band Unfinished Business with bring this soulful music to the El Fidel Hotel. The band will perform from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There is a $6 cover charge, and rooms are available for those who wish to stay for the night.

  • Sun salutations, yoga for fitness, yoga flow: what’s it all about?

    The ancient practice of yoga came to America about 40  years ago from India but now is “mainstream” in America according to Henrietta Griego, a certified and registered yoga teacher. It offers people these basic benefits: balance, strength, flexibility along with focusing attention and calming the mind.

  • Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on it.

    Levi Strauss jeans were originally made from it.

    Spaniards first brought it to the Americas and cultivated it in Chile. Wide-spread cultivation of it in the USA occurred during WWII.

    What is it?

    It is Cannabis sativa … better known as industrial hemp.

    The cultivation and use of hemp in goes back at least 10,000 years. Today more than 30 nations produce industrial hemp including the major players: Canada, China, Ukraine and other European Union nations.

  • “Those who can’t do, teach.”

    That might be the slogan of the injured birds, unable to live in the wild, who will be teaching program participants about raptors and their habits this weekend at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.  

    Presentations will be held at the Refuge at noon and 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. volunteers from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring predatory birds which have been injured too severely to be returned to the wild.  

  • Remember all those little stories grandparents used to tell us when we were little, about the Chupacabra and La Llorona? Well, I do.

    I was always fascinated with those stories. I was one of those little kids that believed everything that their grandparents told them. But now that I look back and remember these stories, I start to believe that maybe they’re just an urban legend.

    For Halloween, my grandma use to tell me stories about La Llorona and La Chupacabra. My favorites were the ones about La Llorona.