Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Event: El Paso for Equality Peition Signing



When: Tonight at 6 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee shops in El Paso
What: El Paso for Equality petition signing event, stop by and sign the petition for equality
Where: See Starbucks location list below

Starbucks (by UTEP) -- Lyda Ness
Starbucks (near Airway...s) -- Danny De Anda & Co.
Starbucks (by Hanks High) -- Jerry Ramirez & Gari Lewis-Carpio
Starbucks (behind Bassett) -- Lisa Degliantoni
Starbucks (top of Sunland Park) -- Veronica Frescas
Starbucks (near Cohen Stadium) -- Rick Walther & The Amundsons
Starbucks (by Redd) -- Joseph Piltz & Co.
Starbucks (near Country Club) -- Sigi Andujo & Co.
Starbucks (on the Loop) -- Jaime Abeytia
Barnes & Nobles Starbucks (Viscount) -- Daniel Rollings

For more information email ep4equality@gmail.com

Giveaway: $100 New Year's Eve Gift Certificate from La Hacienda Mexican Grill

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon, Felipa Solis will be giving away a $100 New Year's Eve Gift Certificate from La Hacienda Mexican Grill. The Gift Certificate can be used for up to 4 guests and comes with party favors and champagne.

Felipa will ask a movie trivia question live on the radio and the first caller to give the right answer wins! 915-880-4376 is the hotline to call.

You'll need to need to stop by Entravision Communications by 3 p.m. today to pick up the gift certificate.

Click here for more information on La Hacienda Mexican Grill or visit http://www.elpasolahaciendamexicangrill.com/.

Book News: Manhattan Heights Book to be published by local author

Craig Peters, has received a letter of acceptance from Arcadia Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of local and regional history. He is currently working on a book about Manhattan Heights and is looking for vintage photographs and stories of that area (photos must be black and white from 1900-1950). He is gathering anything about the park, streets, houses, schools, churches, Rose Garden, trolleys, trains, family gatherings, weddings, house blue prints, smelter, people, and early founders. His deadline is February.

Could you please forward to those who may be able to assist him? His email is peters4161@sbcglobal.net or 566-0874 – Craig Peters. Craig is currently the president of the Historic Association and a high school Physics teacher at Americas.

12.30.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today we are very excited for another Friday* version of The Lisa D Show, Movies with Felipa! Every Friday in December Felipa Solis, El Paso media personality and Broadcast Film Critics Member, will host The Lisa D Show and focus on movies. Felipa will interview Hollywood celebrities featured in upcoming films, directors, producers and more.

*Since we won't have a show this Friday because of the New Year's Eve holiday, we moved Felipa to Thursday as you probably need to know what to watch this weekend!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Vista Super Market

Recently we featured Ruben Sandoval from Vista Quality Market on The Lisa D Show as part of an interview segment with Homegrown El Paso. Sandoval was kind enough to provide a $50 gift certificate to give away to a Lisa D Show fan.

Be the first to email the correct answer to the trivia question below to thelisadshow@gmail.com and win a $50 gift certificate from Vista Quality Market.

Q: How many Vista Quality Markets are in El Paso?

(Clue: www.vistasupermarkets.com)

12.29.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show we'll update you on events worth your time this week, namely tonight's Fronterizos In Exile.

Event Info
Just a quick reminder that Fronterizos In Exile: a reading of border writers and expatriates takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 29th at 7:00PM at the the Loft Light Studio, 315 S. El Paso St. The 2nd floor studio's entrance is nestled between the fabric and shoe store. Look for a lime green staircase.

Cover is $5. Sign-up is at 6:30PM.

Casual seating is in effect...so bring your own sleeping bag, blanket, mat, or lawn chair (Music Under The Stars style).

Writers will read first. Afterward, there will be a poetry and acoustical music open mic. Be sure to bring your poetry, instruments and cable hook-ups. A PA will be provided.

Confirmed writers include Amalio Madueño, Rafael Jesús González, Rosalia Solorzano, Robb Chavez, and Olga Camacho.

For information and to get on the performer list contact (915)258-0989 or rayerojas@gmail.com

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Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

NY Eve: Free Cab Rides

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office, L and F Distributors and Sun City Cabs are offering a free ride home this weekend if you're too drunk to drive. Call 915.544.2211.

Please be safe this weekend and don't drive drunk.

Event: El Paso and the Real Old West

Museums & Cultural Affairs Department

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: December 29, 2010

Contact: Juli Lozano, Public Affairs @ 541-4915 or 474-4773


The El Paso Museum of History Presents

El Paso and the Real Old West

Thursday, December 30, 2010

1 PM to 4 PM

FREE

Visit the El Paso Museum of History on Thursday, December 30th, from 1 to 4:00 PM and enjoy El Paso and the Real Old West.

Come join Six Guns and Shady Ladies who will shoot it out with the Paso Del Norte Pistoleros to see who will rule the Sun City. Tribal dances by the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo and Mariachi by students from El Paso Community College under the direction of Anji Morgan-Thornton will be on hand to entertain you. There will be a “fashion show” as ladies mingle with the crowd to show off their finery. A special exhibit of antique firearms will be on view for this day only. Hands-on activities will include trying on old west clothes, riding a saddle, grinding coffee, making rope, grinding corn, using a chuck box, and branding your own piece of wood to take home. This year a special appearance will be made by Jaime “Jimmy” Portillo who is the writer/creator of the new local comic book series Hell Paso: The story of Dallas Stoudenmire which is based on the history of an El Paso marshal who served from 1881 to 1882. Portillo’s series was made possible with a generous grant from the Wild West History Association. He will be on hand to discuss how he created his series and to sign copies of his book which will be available in the museum gift shop A Step Back in Time.

For information, call Sue Taylor at 915-351-3588 or email at taylorsl@elpasotexas.gov.

Images courtesy of the El Paso Museum of History

Caption: Shoot out at the old Cleveland Square

Felipe Ribas-Normand sees what it’s like to be a cowboy.

The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Classes: Border Theatre in January

Press Release

We here at the Border theatre want to thank you so much for giving us much to be thankful for this holiday season and we want to keep you informed of all our activities. Due to the over whelming success and support we have received we are expanding our services.

Also through an exciting new collaboration with APT Movement, The Border Theatre will now also be providing dance classes in their brand new studio space in the Glasbox.

The Glasbox is located at:

1500 Texas Avenue UP

El Paso, Texas 79901

The entrance is on Langtry Street.

The offerings beginning this January include:

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10-Minute Play Workshops (Free to the Public)

(Supported by the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department)

Under the tutelage of Austin Savage these workshops are available monthly on the last Saturday of every month.

The workshops are scheduled from 11 AM to 1 PM and are open to any interested participants.

The resulting works will be eligible for performance in The Border Theatre’s annual short play festival, the 2011 Exhibitions in Dis/Connection following a reading of the works in late July.

Those interested should contact Austin Savage at:

Asavage@bordertheatre.org

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The Border Theatre:

New Work Collective ($20 a month)



The goal of this new project is to create production opportunities and a network of ongoing support for local playwrights/screenwriters interested in developing one act, short film or full-length scripts.



We are looking for local playwrights/screenwriters to commit to feedback sessions in which their work will be read by Border Theatre Ensemble Members and receive response from the performance group.



Those interested in directing are also welcome to partake in the collective. The directing participants will be assigned one of the scripts and will be guided through the fundamentals of dramaturgy that are the basis for any director.



After the 5-month period, we will have a public staged reading of each piece, with audience feedback.



The dates of the workshops are: January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14



The sessions run from 2-5 PM.



The cost is $100 for five sessions including the reading.



If you are interested in participating, please contact Maria Torres at:

Mtorres@bordertheatre.org



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Contemporary Movement Classes with APT Movement ($40 a month)

The Border Theatre and The Glasbox are pleased to announce their partnership with an exciting new performance troupe. A few of The APT Movement Company members first demonstrated their skills in August during The Border Theatre’s 2010 Exhibitions in Dis/Connection. They reappeared as part of the Border







Performer Project and solidified themselves in the Glasbox firmament with their exciting all day spectacle as part of The Everything Thing.

They are now offering their unique vision of dance to the El Paso public through classes and workshops.

Their first offering is a weekly class in Contemporary Movement. The participants can range from young adult to adult and no dance background is required.

The classes are Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 PM and cost $40 a month.

Those interested in the dance classes should contact Music Adame at:

Madame@bordertheatre.org



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Acting Performance Classes ($100 a month)

The Border Theatre is also offering weekly performance classes to the public with the intent of allowing each student to develop working system that allows them to work beyond the peer/mentor relationship. The courses will involve scene study as well as expansion into basic dramaturgy and basic film technique, so that participating pupils are prepared to work immediately in El Paso’s burgeoning film industry.

The source material for the classes will be the many original scripts that have been submitted to The Border Theatre by award winning writers from across the nation. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside as well as with Border Theatre Ensemble Members in an attempt to accelerate their growth

The sessions are scheduled from 5:30-8:30 every Saturday and will cost only $100 a month. The classes are open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Those interested in the performance classes should contact Austin Savage at:

Asavage@bordertheatre.org



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We thank you again for your support of The Border Theatre.

We look forward to our future with you.



Sincerely,



Austin Savage

Artistic Director – The Border Theatre

915-424-5283

Asavage@bordertheatre.org





Follow us at:

www.bordertheatre.org

www.facebook.com/bordertheatre

www.twitter.com/bordertheatre



The Border Theatre is an innovative art collective that was founded as a forum for original and exciting performance, dance, film, music, and art. The goal of The Border Theatre is to help forge a unique border aesthetic through performance and community outreach.

Events: Sun Bowl Events at Fort Bliss

Press Release

Some events for your attention and dissemination to Soldiers:

Today, Dec. 28, 3:15pm All Players from Notre Dame and Univ. of Miami will visit Fort Bliss Rappel Tower on Main Post, Families & Children are invited. Bring things to get autographed and take photos with the football players. (Intersection of JEB Stewart & Pershing Rd.)

Wednesday, Dec. 292:00pm Norte Dame Cheerleaders at Freedom Crossing Food Court & Buffalo Wild Wings

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2:00pm UTEP vs. Sam Houston State, Men's Basketball. FREE tickets for servicemembers and Bliss-employed civilians available at Post Headquarters Bldg. 2 Sheridan Road, Rm. 43 in Basement. Call: 568-8815 (600 tixs remaining. First come, first serve) 10 tixs max per individual

Thurs., Jan. 6, , 7:05pm UTEP vs. East Carolina, Women's Basketball, "Heroes Night" FREE admission for servicemembers and families (flyer attached) UTEP Info: 915-747-5387

Mon., Jan. 10, 5:30pm AUSA General Membership Meeting, Guest Speaker: GEN (Ret.) Gordon Sullivan, President & CEO of AUSA and Former Chief of Staff of the Army. The event is FREE. Location: Greater El Paso Civic Center (Flyer attached) RSVP by Jan. 6: Letty West HYPERLINK "mailto:c4405@ausa.org"c4405@ausa.org or 915-727-0601

NY Eve Event: New Years Eve BASH/Art Exhibit

New Years Eve BASH/Art Exhibit
Friday at 9:00pm - Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:00am
Location: Loft Light Studios
315 S. El Paso
El Paso, TX
Created by Kerstin Klingstedt, Joe Moody, Adrianne Elizabeth Riley
More Info 5...4...3...2...1
Countdown the New Year with us ... at Loftlight Studios!

Proudly introducing the photographic art of Adrianne Riley!

Hors d'oeuvers, ENTERTAINMENT and LIVE music by Red City Blue, favors, champagne & set-ups will be provided... bring you favorite bottle to enjoy before the champagne flows!

Friday December 31, 2010
$10.00

12.28.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show we'll update you on events worth your time this week! Be sure to read through today's blog archives for news on extra Sunbowl tickets on sale, Queer movie night at Fellini and so much more.

Seeing as this is the last week of 2010 we'll review some the of the Top 10s of the year; Top 10 meals you enjoyed, Top 10 movies, Top 10 books, Top 10 local news events etc!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Tonight: Queer Cinema - "The Trip" at Fellini

Queer Cinema - "The Trip" directed by Miles Swain
Rio Grande Adelante invited you · Share · Public Event

Tuesday, December 28 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location The Fellini Film Cafe
220 Cincinnati Street
El Paso, TX
Created By
Rio Grande Adelante
More Info You are cordially invited to attend Queer Cinema at the Fellini Film Cafe. This is an event sponsored by: The Frontera Pride Film Festival, Rio Grande Adelante, and the Fellini Film Cafe.

"The Trip" --

When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right.

NY Eve Events: New Year’s Eve Dances at Parks and Recreation Senior Centers

Press Release

New Year’s Eve Dances
at Parks and Recreation Senior Centers

Hilos De Plata and San Juan Senior Centers

Who: City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department

What: New Year’s Eve Dances

When: Friday, December 31. 2010

Where: San Juan Senior Center 5701 Tamburo Court
Grandview Senior Center 3134 Jefferson Ave.


The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting

New Year’s Eve dances at the Grandview Senior Center, 3134 Jefferson Ave.

and San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo Court from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

on December 31, 2010.

Grandview Senior Center will have entertainment provided by the

Manny Montanez Band and San Juan Senior Center will have the music of the

Galaxies Band.

For more information
Grandview Senior Center (915) 566-1217
San Juan Senior Center (915) 772-8365

Monday, December 27, 2010

Football: Meet Univ. of Miami "Hurricanes" at Fort Bliss Today



Fort Bliss is excited that the Univ. of Miami "Hurricanes" are sending several players to the Freedom Crossing Shopping area on Dec. 27th at 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Hurricanes fans can bring items to autograph and take photos with the players.

*No Notre Dame players will attend this event

PUBLIC--How to access Fort Bliss:
Public Access to Fort Bliss/Freedom Crossing: From 9 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week, civilians can access Fort Bliss through the Robert E. Lee gate (located off Airway Blvd) or Cassidy Gate (off Hwy. 54) in a U.S.-plated vehicle with valid proof of identification, proof of vehicle registration and insurance. Vehicles/people are subject to our security procedures; but, no longer have to stop and get a pass.

12.27.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with an interview with our good friend Chris Babcock. Babcock will discuss issues that matter to him, news that should matter to you and a must-see exhibit at the El Paso Museum of History "100 years of racing: 'Man-Made Thunder' marks area's fast history." Click here to read a recent El Paso Times article on Man-Made Thunder.

Art
Tonight you can attend an artist reception at Rulis' International Kitchen featuring visual artists Socorro Munoz & Omar Munoz and singing acapella Linda Munoz. Where: 2900 N. Mesa, at 6 p.m. Painting above by Socorro Munoz, "Gitana Moderna"


Health

The Pat O’Rourke Recreation Center is open, you've gained 10 pounds this Christmas Holiday and very affordable exercise classes start January, 2011. Register now at ActiveNet at www.elpasotexas.gov/parks or by calling (915)533-1611.

Aerobics
Monday and Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$19/month


Zumba
Monday and Wednesday
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
$18/month

Thursday, December 23, 2010

12.23.10: Today on The Lisa D Show, Movies with Felipa



Today we are very excited for another Friday* version of The Lisa D Show, Movies with Felipa! Every Friday starting in December Felipa Solis, El Paso media personality and Broadcast Film Critics Member, will host The Lisa D Show and focus on movies. Felipa will interview Hollywood celebrities featured in upcoming films, directors, producers and more.

*Since we won't have a show this Friday because of the holiday, we moved Felipa to Thursday as you probably need to know what to watch this holiday season!

Today's show will feature news and info on upcoming movies starring Gwenyth Paltrow and Barbara Streisand - two ladies we love on the big screen!

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

12.23.10: Give the Gift of El Paso with a 1/2 off coupon from Casita Linda



You can purchase print on demand coupons for Casita Linda, one El Paso's best Mexican restaurants. Visit http://www.923thefox.com/half-off.php and purchase a $25 gift certificate for 50% and pay on $12.50! Then print the coupon out and stick it in someone's stocking for Christmas! Or if you forgot to get your boss a gift, this is a quick fix!

Casita Linda
5315 Hondo Pass
El Paso, Texas 79924
Phone: 915.757.9025

Click here for Google search results for "Casita Linda El Paso"

Click here for reviews of Casita Linda on Urbanspoon.com

Click here for reviews of Casita Linda on Yelp.com.

Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12.22: Today's Golden Minute on The Lisa D Show

Once a year, The Lisa D Show enjoys a golden minute on live radio and today was the day! At exactly 12:22 p.m. MST, the date and time was 12:22 on 12/22! Thank you to everyone who shared that joyous moment with me. It will be a long, hard wait until next year's golden minute!

Event: 3 Kings Day Celebrations, January 6th

For Immediate Release
Contact: Juliet Lozano @ 541-4010

Three Kings Day Celebration – A Day in Puerto Rico

Sample Puerto Rican Cuisine, Music, Dance and Art on January 6th and 8th at the El Paso Public Library

The El Paso Public Library in cooperation with Architectural Solutions, Tommy Santos, Luna’s and Sons Grocery, Organización Cívico-Cultural de Puertorriqueños en El Paso, Puerto Rican Medical Society at El Paso, and others is hosting a Puerto Rican themed 3 Kings Day Celebration featuring the food, music, dance and art of Puerto Rico. The celebration will take place on January 6 and 8 with events scheduled throughout both days. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.elpasolibrary.org or call 543-5433.

Three Kings Day, also known as The Epiphany or El Día de los Reyes Magos in Spanish, is celebrated on January 6th and is a Christian holiday believed to be the day that Jesus Christ is revealed to be the son of God in man. The biblical story says that after Jesus was born, it took the Three Kings, Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar 12 days to travel to Bethlehem, the place of his birth. There, the Kings gave Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

In Puerto Rico, Three Kings Day is one of the most important holidays of the year and is marked by celebrations featuring traditions such as parrandas which are groups of singers that make the rounds surprising friends with a serenade of aguinaldos or songs. On the eve of January 6, children that have been good are traditionally given gifts said to be from the Three Kings, reminiscent of the biblical story. Children are taught to gather hay, straw or grass and place it underneath their beds for the Three King’s horses as they journey from town to town. The holiday also boasts its own traditional fare some of which will be available to sample during the celebration to be held at the Library.

Schedule of Events:

JANUARY 6th, 2011

9:30 AM - 8 PM Art Exhibition

9:30 AM - 8 PM Points of Interest Video

& Famous Puerto Rican Painters

10 AM - 10:40 AM Mimi’s Parranda by Lydia M. Gil

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Adventures of the Caribbean

11:20 AM - 1:30 PM 3 Wise Kings “Gifts to Students”



JANUARY 8TH

9:30 AM - 6 PM Famous Puerto Rican Painter’s

Video and Art Exhibition

9:30 AM - 3 PM Raices Bomba and Plena Video

9:30 AM - 6 PM Points of Interest Video

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Antojitos Borinqueños

(Complimentary)

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM “The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico” by Sarah McCoy

1:25 PM - 2:00 PM Poetry and Music by Jorge Guzman

2:05 PM - 4:40 PM Puerto Rico Transition XIX – XX

by Dr. Wilfredo Santiago-Valiente

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Folkloric Dancers Bomba & Plena

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM “Lo Que le Paso a Santiago”

Classic Puerto Rican Movie,

courtesy Pedro Maldonado

SPONSORS

EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY * WALMART * ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS * ANTOJITOS BORINQUEÑOS * ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS * COMPAÑÍA DE TURISMO DE PUERTO RICO * INSTITUTO DE CULTURA DE PUERTO RICO * LUNA’S AND SONS GROCERY * ORGANIZACIÓN CÍVICO-CULTURAL DE PUERTORRIQUEÑOS EN EL PASO *

PEDRO MALDONADO-ATLANTA, GA. *

PUERTO RICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY AT EL PASO

12.22.10: Free Wings for El Paso!



Today enjoy free wings from Buffalo Buckets - eat in or take out. This promotion is live from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. tonight and is Buffalo Buckets way of saying "Merry Christmas El Paso!"

Buffalo Buckets Wings & More

9411 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, TX
(915) 858-9464

12.22.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we're talking about what you are eating for dinner this holiday. Are you cooking? Or are you in need of a place that will serve a family of 25 and is open on Christmas? Never fear, we've got you covered with this handy "Buy Christmas Dinner" list.

Buy Christmas Dinner
Luby's, 915.533.0502
Deal: Entree, 2 sides, rolls & a pie. $10.99

Then we'll move on to gifts! Today's Give the Gift of El Paso blog entry focuses on the museum gift shops of El Paso, a great shopping resource you need to add to your list of places to score gifts. Click here for the full list.

For the live interview segment of the show we are talking to Greg Handberg and Wendy Holmes from Artspace. Artspace is working in El Paso to establish a live-work space building for working artists. In town recently for a reception and scouting mission, I had the pleasure of meeting these folks and today we'll discuss Artspace's work in other American cities and the potential El Paso has to become a mecca for artists.

Pictured above is the Grain Belt Studios in Minneapolis,an Artspace project from 2005.

Info: Artspace’s mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. We pursue this mission through development projects, asset management activities, consulting services, and community-building activities that serve artists and arts organizations of all disciplines, cultures, and economic circumstances. By creating this space, Artspace supports the continued professional growth of artists and enhances the cultural and economic vitality of the surrounding community.

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Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Christmas Caroling with the Newman Park Neighborhood Association



Come and join the Newman Park Neighborhood Association tonight as we carol around the Newman Park Neighborhood. Meet at 2405 Altura Ave at 6 p.m. (rumors are circulating Santa will be there with bags of goodies for children) and we'll walk down Altura to Piedras and then down Piedras to House of Pizza. Dress warm and bring a flashlight so we can put on a light show too! This is a totally free event and open for anyone to attend!

Wednesday, December 22 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Event: Fronterizos In Exile: a reading of border writers and expatriates



Wednesday, December 29 · 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Loft Light Studios
315. S. El Paso Street (2 blocks south of Camino Real Hotel)

$5 cover per person. A reading by local and expatriate writers from the El Paso/Cd. Juarez and surrounding area. 10 minutes per writer. Walk-ons are welcome. Afterward, there will be a poetry and acoustical music open mic. Confirmed writers include Amalio Madueño, Rafael Jesús González, Rosalia Solorzano, Robb Chavez, and Olga Camacho. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. for performers. Casual seating, bring your own sleeping bag, blanket, mat, or lawn chair. For information and to get on the performer list contact (915)258-0989 or rayerojas@gmail.com.

12.22.10: Give the Gift of El Paso at El Paso's museum gift shops



This week there are several gift shops at El Paso museums selling all sorts of gift items from $50-$500. Below is a list of museum gift shops worth a quick visit, all within 15 miles of Downtown El Paso and all stocked with items for your loved ones this holiday season. Also, keep these gift shops in mind as you shop throughout the year.

El Paso Museum of Art
(915)532-1707
Monday and Major Holidays Closed
Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Extended Hours Thursday Nights Until 9:00 pm
Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Insights Science Museum
(915) 534-0000
Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Monday Closed

El Paso History Museum
(915)541-4145
Daily except Monday, year-round

Lynx Exhibits
(915)533.4330
Dec. 22 & 23, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Centennial Museum
(915)747-5565
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

El Paso Archaeology Museum
(915)755-4332
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12.21.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll talk to Jennifer Cedillo from Shamaley's Chime n Rhyme Contest. After 8 exciting weeks, the contest wrapped up last Friday with Emily Davis winning the grand prize check for $2,500! We'll talk to Jennifer about the campaign results and how you can participate next year.

Then we'll run through some last minute holiday gift ideas from the Give the Gift of El Paso feature on this blog.

Lastly, we're going to talk to Theresa from Barnes and Noble about the top selling books in El Paso for 2010 and how you might turn the titles into a great last minute gift or the chance to unwind on your Christmas break!

Here is the list of Best Selling Books from the New York Times for 2010

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. DEAD OR ALIVE, by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood
2. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham
3. CROSS FIRE, by James Patterson
4. PORT MORTUARY, by Patricia Cornwell
5. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. DECISION POINTS, by George W. Bush
2. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand
3. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOL. 1, by Mark Twain
4. LIFE, by Keith Richards with James Fox
5. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others

PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION

1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson
3. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese
4. HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult
5. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein

PAPERBACK MASS-MARKET FICTION

1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
2. U IS FOR UNDERTOW, by Sue Grafton
3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
4. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson
5. ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. INSIDE OF A DOG, by Alexandra Horowitz
2. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. JUST KIDS, by Patti Smith
4. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
5. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Hardcover Advice & Misc.

1. STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER, by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner
2. BAREFOOT CONTESSA: HOW EASY IS THAT?, by Ina Garten
3. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2011, edited by Craig Glenday
4. KARDASHIAN KONFIDENTIAL, by Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian
5. DOUBLE DELICIOUS, by Jessica Seinfeld

Paperback Advice & Misc.

1. RACHAEL RAY'S LOOK AND COOK, by Rachael Ray
2. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman
3. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
4. CRAZY LOVE, by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski
5. RADICAL, by David Platt

Children's Picture Books

1. OF THEE I SING, by Barack Obama. Illustrated by Loren Long
2. LLAMA LLAMA HOLIDAY DRAMA, written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney
3. LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft
4. SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
5. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by Clement C. Moore. Various illustrators

Children's Chapter Books

1. THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan
2. THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER, by Justin Bieber
4. HARRY POTTER FILM WIZARDRY, by Brian Sibley
5. THE UNOFFICIAL HARRY POTTER COOKBOOK, by Dinah Bucholz

Children's Paperback Books

1. THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak
2. FALLEN, by Lauren Kate
3. WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
4. PINKALICIOUS AND THE PINK DRINK, written and illustrated by Victoria Kann
5. HUSH, HUSH, by Becca Fitzpatrick

Children's Series

1. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney
2. VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Richelle Mead
3. THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins
4. HARRY POTTER, by J. K. Rowling
5. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan

Hardcover Graphic Books

1. SERENITY: THE SHEPHERD’S TALE, by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee
2. BRIGHTEST DAY, VOL. 1, by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi
3. THE WALKING DEAD, BOOK 1, by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard
4. THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins
5. SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis


Paperback Graphic Books

1. THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, by Robert Kirkman and others
2. FABLES, VOL. 14, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
3. SCOTT PILGRIM: PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, by Bryan Lee O’Malley
4. THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
5. THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 13, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

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12.21.10: Give the Gift of El Paso @ the UTEP Bookstore



If you have a UTEP fan in your life, a bright orange hoodie with the UTEP logo is the way to go. The UTEP university bookstore has lots of merchandise online to include footballs, baseball hats and more.

Click here to visit the UTEP bookstore online.

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Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Health: Lunch Time Tai Chi Classes



El Paso Museum of History Presents Special Lunch Time Tai Chi Classes

Every Wednesday, beginning January 12th to March 23rd, 2011

Noon to 1:00 PM

Beginning on Wednesday, January 12th and continuing until March 23rd, 2011, the El Paso Museum of History will offer special lunch time classes in Tai Chi taught by Hsio-Ying Hines from Noon to 1:00 PM. Lose midweek work stress by relaxing with Tai Chi. It will make Friday come sooner!

Of the five major Tai Chi movements taught, the Yang style is the most popular because of its slow, graceful movements. Students will learn basic simplified Yang movements and twelve therapeutic Qi-Gong exercises. If you haven’t been to the museum to take Tai Chi, here is your chance to start. The movements are slow and easy and you can learn very quickly. Western scientists have established that Tai Chi and Qi-Gong can reduce hypertension, help diabetes and stress management, and ease arthritis.

Hsio-Ying Hines has been teaching Tai-chi at the Chinese Language School, and EPCC Northwest Campus Library Summer program since 2007. According to her students, she is very patient and makes you feel comfortable from the first lesson on. Ms. Hines will add interesting anecdotes of Chinese history as she teaches you the various movements.

Loose, comfortable clothing and athletic shoes are highly recommended for the class. Class size is limited to 20, so register early.

Program fee: $20.00 for non-members/$10.00 for members for the ten week course.

For more information, call Sue Taylor at 351-3588 or email at taylorsl@elpasotexas.gov


Image credit

Hsio Ying Hines


The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.

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Lunch: The Tacoholics Taco Truck at Entravision



The Tacoholics Taco Truck will be at the Entravision Communications (5426 N. Mesa) parking lot today, 11 A - 2 P. Menu:
Tacos: $1.50 each or 4 for $6
Sirloin/Carne Asada
South Texan: Sirloin, Queso Fresco, Grilled Onions
Korean BBQ/Bulgogi: Marinated Sirloin, Asian Vinaigrette Slaw
Chicken Chimichurri
Cactus/Nopalitos: Cactus, Jalapenos, Tomato, and Onions; all grilled and topped with Queso Fresco

$2 each or 4 for $8
Chipotle BBQ Shrimp

Quesadillas: $2.50 Plain or $3.50 with Meat
All quesadillas are made with Asadero cheese and flour tortillas

Mexican Philly Sandwich: $6
6” Hoagie Roll, Sirloin, Long Green Chile, Onions, Mushrooms, Asadero Cheese, A-1 Cream Sauce

Monday, December 20, 2010

12.20.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today on The Lisa D Show at noon Jaime Abeytia will be our guest host. Abeytia will start the show with a conversation with Chris Babock on news that matters but be prepared for Babcock to focus mostly on his road rage and people's inability to drive in the snow.

Then Jaime will focus on this weekend's historic repeal of Don't Don't Tell, a fight that lasted 19 years is finally over.

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Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Event: EPMA Winter Camp 2010

Museums & Cultural Affairs

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2010

Contact: Juli Lozano, Public Affairs @ (915) 541-4010 or (915) 472-1949


The El Paso Museum of Art announces

WINTER CAMP 2010

December 28-30, 2010

Cost $15 Members/$19 Non-Members

Supplies provided unless otherwise noted.


Tuesday, December 28th
Cubist Style Self-Portrait
6-8 years old 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy
Be inspired by Picasso and create your own cubist style self-portrait with oil pastels.


Finger Knitting
A collaboration of the Education Department and the El Paso Museum of Art Store
9-12 years old 9:30-12:00pm or 6-8 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Cassandra Davisson
Learn to knit! Finger knitting is fun and helps improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Create a long skinny scarf to take home! Perfect for beginners.


T-Shirt Tie Dye
6-8 years old 9:30-12:00pm or 9-12 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Murphy
Join the fun and create your own tie-dye design on a T-shirt that you will want to wear again and again!

Andy Warhol Style Animals
9-12 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy
Paint like Andy Warhol! Create a four panel watercolor drawing of your favorite animal.

Wednesday, December 29th
Cubist Style Self-Portrait
9-12 years old 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy
Be inspired by Picasso and create your own cubist style self-portrait with oil pastels.

Spool Knitting
A collaboration of the Education Department and the El Paso Museum of Art Store
6-8 years old 9:30-12:00pm or 9-12 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Cassandra Davisson
More knitting! Learn more techniques and create a round cord which can be transformed into a bracelet or, even a jump rope!

Personalized Shirt Art
9-12 years old 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Murphy
Wear your own art! Bring a cotton blend shirt you want to alter. Create a design and learn stencil and silkscreen techniques.

Andy Warhol Style Animals
6-8 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy
Paint like Andy Warhol! Create a four panel watercolor drawing of your favorite animal.

Winter Theme Monoprints
9-12 years old 12:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Murphy
Create one-of-a-kind winter themed prints using inks, original drawings, cloth, paper and other materials to create multi-media works of art.

Thursday, December 30
Watercolor Landscape
9-12 years old 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy
Experience the Tom Lea Gallery and be inspired to create a watercolor landscape painting of your own.

Needle Knitting $23 members / $28 non-members
A collaboration of the Education Department and the El Paso Museum of Art Store
9-12 years old 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Cassandra Davisson
Create a bean bag! Building on skills gained through Finger Knitting & Spool Knitting, now learn how to cast on, create the knit stitch and bind off. Take home your own set of bamboo knitting needles!

Winter Theme Monoprints
6-8 year olds 9:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Murphy
Create one-of-a-kind winter themed prints using inks, original drawings, cloth, paper and other materials to create multi-media works of art.

Supervised lunch for an additional $5 per child, per day (Tuesday and Wednesday only).

Students bring their own sack lunch. 12:00-12:30pm

For More Information And To Register, call (915) 532-1707 ext. 16 or ext. 27, or register online at ww.elpasoartmuseum.org

Sunday, December 19, 2010

12.19.10: El Paso for Equality Petition Signing Events



This week, El Paso for Equality is scheduling public meetings and petition signing events across El Paso. Please review the dates and locations listed below so that you can sign the petition and pick up copies to circulate.

Week of Dec. 20:El Paso for Equality Public Meeting and Petition Assignments

Monday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Starbucks at Barnes & Noble Westside and Eastside

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
PFLAG meeting at Robin Hood Park Club House
9716 Dyer

Wednesday, Dec. 22 · 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The San Antonio Mining Company
800 E. San Antonio

Wednesday, Dec. 22 · 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The 2nd Floor Gallery/”The Glass Box”
209 Texas Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 23, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fellini Film Cafe
220 Cincinnati Street

Fan/friend El Paso for Equality on Facebook and bookmark www.elpasoforequality.com. Should you have any questions about the petition or want to get involved with the effort, email ep4equality@gmail.com.

12.19.10: Gift the Gift of El Paso with Luminarias



Christmas week is here and the Newman Park Neighborhood Association will deliver luminarias to your home on Christmas Eve. If you would like to purchase luminarias for you or a friend, you can buy 24 luminarias for $25 and the price goes down as the purchase quantity goes up. What a fantastic way to celebrate the holidays!

Pay online at www.newmanpark.blogspot.com and place your order today at jimhtolbert@elp.rr.com or by calling 915.525.7364.

Luminarias will be delivered during the day on Christmas Eve, just in time to make your house and yard glow during the holidays.

The sale of the luminarias helps the Newman Park Neighborhood Association raise money for concerts and events at Newman Park throughout the year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Event: Navidad de La Fe Luminarias This Saturday Night



4,000 Lights of Peace, Hope, & Social Justice

Join Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe this Saturday evening (Dec. 18th) from 6 to 10 p.m. for the 19th Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias. Enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue. Admission is free. Bring a bag of canned goods to donate and help our community’s families in need.

A beautiful, live nativity scene awaits you at the top of the mountain. Santa Claus will also be there to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and to welcome your canned goods donations.

On behalf of our family at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, we wish you and your loved ones “¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!”

Blogs: http://bestofblogselpaso.wordpress.com/

Be sure to check out this exciting new blog! Of course I'm not only mentioning it because it features The Lisa D Show blog....It's worth your time if you have an interest in the Best of El Paso.


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Shamaley Chime n Rhyme Winnner Week 8: Emily Davis



Congratulations to Emily Davis, the proud winner of Shamaley Chime n Rhyme's Jingle Contest for Week 8. Emily did a Lady GaGa remix, "I need a new car", click here to watch the video.

Today the grand prize winner will be announced at Shamaley Ford on Lee Trevino at 4 p.m. Of course the Taco Truck will be there so stop by!

12.17.10: Today on The Lisa D Show



Today on The Lisa D Show, Movies with Felipa! We are thrilled to announce a new Friday version of The Lisa D Show, Movies with Felipa! Every Friday Felipa Solis, El Paso media personality and Broadcast Film Critics Member, will host The Lisa D Show and focus on movies. Felipa will interview Hollywood celebrities featured in upcoming films, directors, producers and more.

Today's show will focus on upcoming movies such as Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron and the 16th Annual Critic's Choice Awards.

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

12.17.10: Give the Gift of El Paso with HellPaso Clothing



HellPaso clothing has some new styles for the winter and you either order online or contact Arturo, make an appointment and meet at the studio to pick up your shirts.

Contact Arturo Arce at hellpaso@live.com. Website hellpasostore.com

Give the Gift of El Paso


Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12.16.10: Give the Gift of El Paso with a Pat Olchefski Calendar



All Pat's 2011 Calendars are available at the following locations:

On this Website, http://olchefski.com/

COLLECTIBLES, 1530 LOMALAND DRIVE, 594-0162 & 4700 N. MESA, 534-4243

THE COFFEE EMPORIUM, 5817 N. MESA, 584-2255

ART MASTERS, 6501 N. MESA, 833-3838

DELIA'S DRESS SHOP, 2623 N. STANTON, 532-5530

HOME BODY, 230 CINCINNATI, 838-1113

BUSY LADY GIFT SHOP, PLACITA SANTA FE, 5034 DONIPHAN, 637-5168/242-0099


Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@mgail.com.

12.16.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll interview Ruben Sandoval from Vista Quality Market and a representative from Homegrown El Paso. We'll discuss the power of keeping your dollar local.

Next we'll move to several other topics near and dear to my heart: bigots and shopping!

The Culture War is On, Get your Butt to City Hall!
A Message from Pastor Tom Brown
The City Council is at it again. Now they are trying to amend the Traditional Family ordinance so that current unmarried partners continue to receive their health benefits. They are showing disrespect to the voters who clearly said at election time that they do not want a dime spent endorsing unmarried relationships. Come out to City Hall on Tuesday at 9 am to let your voice be heard.

Tonight Shopping Spree Downtown
oLo Shopping Night:
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Creative Kids – oLo Gallery, 504 San Francisco Ave (Union Plaza District)

Trend Society presents "Fashion at the Loft"
Thursday, December 16 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Loftlight Studio
315 S. El Paso Street
El Paso, TX

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12.15.10: Give the Gift of El Paso



The El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union is selling a specially designed Holiday Souvenir Ornament commemorating the recent Celebration of Lights Program in downtown El Paso at San Jacinto Plaza.

The ornaments are $10 and are available at any of their eight (8) branches in the city or at the Candlelighters Administrative Office at 1400 Hardaway St. (Suite 206).
All of the proceeds raised will be donated to Candlelighters of El Paso that was started in 1978 by a group of parents whose children had all been diagnosed with cancer.

Today the organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of children who have cancer by providing hpe, support, encouragement, advocacy and education to those children, their families, and the community at large.
For more information call (915) 593-5866.

Click here for El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union locations.

Register: Sun City Kickball League Sign Ups!



SUN CITY KICKBALL’S REMIX SEASON:
TWO MORE DAYS TO REGISTER FOR ONE FUN TIME!

It’s been over a year and a half since we began our first game and every season since then has grown bigger and better! Each season we ask teams of eight to fifteen players to sign up to play but this one’s a little different. Our Remix Season requires players to sign up on an individual basis and this coming Saturday, all participating players’ names will be combined and drawn one by one to determine on which team each will play. We know. Crazy. Just the way we like it! Here are some of the details:

REGISTRATION:

Coconuts Bar & Grill (816 N. Piedras)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 – 6pm to 8pm

Saturday, December 18, 200 – 1pm to 3pm

$15 per player, Cash or Check Only


Games will be on Saturday afternoons at 1pm, 2pm and 3p. The season will begin January 8, 2011 and include five regular season games plus one championship series on the sixth Saturday.

While fees collected for each season assist Sun City Kickball with a variety of league-related costs, some of the remaining funds and monies from continuing sponsor Coconut’s Bar & Grill allow the league to make various charitable contributions throughout the year. For example, Sun City Kickball recently donated $500 to the West Texas Food Bank. As per West Texas Food Bank officials, the donated funds will provide 3,500 meals for area residents in need.
For more information on playing in Sun City Kickball’s Remix Season, contact Gabriel Acua at (915)373-7537 or shoot an email to acunag77@yahoo.com.

Sun City Kickball is a non-profit, adult kickball league dedicated to having fun and socializing with an overall theme of giving back to our beloved El Paso community.

12.15.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with Carlos Mendoza. Mendoza is promoting a very cool shopping event this Thursday night at the Loft Light Studio in Downtown El Paso, "Fashion at the Loft." Styles from local boutique Trend Society will be on display and for sale with lots of opportunities to shop for holiday gifts!

The live interview segment will include a discussion with Terry Chase Hazell from Innovate El Paso about a very exciting program in El Paso dedicated to fostering growth of women entrepreneurs. Info about the program is below.

Odyssey Program

The Odyssey Program is an eight-month-long, applied entrepreneurship program for women designed to teach you how to develop your own high-growth, scalable company.

The program follows a rigorous and proven methodology in a supportive environment with 25 other aspiring women entrepreneurs, and features speakers from the local business community and a network of program graduates.

But the true strength of The Odyssey lies in the successful entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs). Throughout the program, these three women will serve as one-on-one mentors to help you access capital, license technology, assemble an advisory board and much more.

The qualified applicant will live in El Paso or Las Cruces, AND…

have a few years of work experience, OR has experience taking products to market, OR will have served in an executive position in a company, OR will have started a company in the past… and believes she has a passion for entrepreneurship.

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Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

Event: The Everything Thing



Saturday, December 18 · 11:00am - 11:00pm
Glasbox, 1500 Texas Ave. #UP (enter from Langtry St.)

The Glasbox is having a Culture Festival, “The Everything Thing,” on December 18th, 2010 from 11am - 11pm at the Glasbox (1500 Texas Ave. #up, off of Langerty). The event will be open to the public to let everyone know what The Glasbox is all about. Entertainment includes Music, Artistic Performances, Food & Drink, Film, Screen Print (bring your shirt), and a Silent Art Auction. The cover is $10 at the door, or $5 with a blanket... or unwrapped toy donation.

Glasbox is a facility that manufactures opportunities for the Creatively inclined. The name Glasbox implies transparency, which is an important quality in communities in general and business specifically. It also, superficially, describes our present physical space with all of the windows, but the best thing about it is that it opposes the idea of a “black box,” which, in some circles, denotes an inscrutable subroutine, or a part of a system which is excessively esoteric. We are a community of Creatives who welcome others to join in the creative process, breaking down the “fourth wall” that separates the audience from the performance.

Glasbox Anchor Members include: The Border Theatre, EP Culture Beat, AK Printing, Reel House VOD, Katrin Bevins (jewelry), 9 Degrees Architecture, James Jiron (printmaking), Johnny Costello and the Ruckus (band), Linda Hains (painting), Chris Bevins (performance/spectacle), The Lusitania (band), Mary Constantine (painting), PSI (philosophy based think tank), Alice Hughes (painting/assemblage), Orson (painting), Miguel Valdez (painting/printmaking) and his band Mattox, Sebastian Fernandez (drawing), and Crazy House Media (recording studio) and Come Together Productions.

We are now offering a limited number of At-Large memberships for those who want an environment that is vibrant, respectful of individuality, as well as group dynamics, and seriously fun. First and foremost, Glasbox is a great place to work and be creative. Membership includes free access to the events we host: cultural events, art openings, theatrical events, classes, workshops, and seminars. We are putting the finishing touches on our Conference/Classroom and the first of several CoWorking areas. We stock snacks and drinks including (great coffee) which are available free of charge to members and their guests. There is even a gym if you want to break or need to blow off some steam. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the creative process, through networking and collaborative opportunities.


Call to Artists
Silent Art Auction
The Glasbox will host “The No Theme” silent art auction. Artists (of any medium) are encouraged to submit 1 piece of art for the silent auction that will begin at 11am December 18th, 2010 and end at 11pm of the same day. Glasbox organizers are looking for pieces that range in price from $100 - $500. All pieces will have a reserve price of $100. If the reserve is not met, the artist will retain possession of the piece. If the reserve is met and/or exceeded the total will be split 50-50 between the artist and the Glasbox. Payment for the pieces, by the end of the event, at which time the winner of the piece will take possession, will be strongly encouraged but in no case will the transaction be later than December 20th (i.e. the Monday following the event). Artists must submit a .jpeg tohelloglasbox@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm, Monday December 13th. The selected Artists will be notified via email by midnight on the same day. Selected pieces must be brought to the Glasbox ready to display no later than 10:00pm Tuesday December 14th.

Call to Artists
Musicians/Performers
The Glasbox is looking for entertainers (of any medium) to perform at the Glasbox during the event. Limited spots are available. The performances must be at least 5 minutes long and cannot exceed 30 minutes. Performers will be provided a space to promote or vend their merchandise. Interested performers should send relevant links, information to helloglasbox@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 15th, 2010.

Call to Artists
Film/Documentary/Etc
The Glasbox is looking for film artists to present their work during “The Everything Thing” event. Artists must submit their work to be screened before a decision will be made. Interested artists should send relevant links and information to helloglasbox@gmail.com by Wednesday, December15th, 2010, 7pm.

Call to Vendors
Art/Jewelry/Etc
The Glasbox is looking for vendors for “The Everything Thing” event. Vendors will be approximately 100 square feet within which they may display as they like. They should plan to provide their own tables, chairs, displays, etc. Cost is $50 per space.

In addition, the Glasbox is also looking for fully functioning food vendors. Interested vendors should contacthelloglasbox@gmail.com asap.

For all inquiries please contact helloglasbox@gmail.com.

Event: Christmas Caroling for a Cause



Christmas Caroling for a Cause

Saturday, December 18 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Madeline Park Gazebo
Kern Neighborhood, 900 E. Baltimore Dr., El Paso, TX

Join us at the gazebo at Madeline Park for the second annual Caroling for a Cause. All proceeds will go to the Center Against Family Violence.

Neighborhood Residents: Support the cause by inviting us to come by your house to carol for you.

Logos: El Paso For Equality



El Paso for Equality celebrates a significant milestone today with a beautiful new logo! The design communicates all equal under the sun. Celebrate this wonderful milestone by friending the group on Facebook at ElPaso ForEquality.

EPFE is a diverse group of concerned El Paso residents committed to ensuring that all residents of El Paso are EQUAL under the law.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shamaley Chime N Rhyme; Victor Sanchez, Week 8



This is the first Shamaley Chime n Rhyme jingle to incorporate the Robot. Great job Victor Sanchez. You've got until Wednesday at 8 p.m. to upload your jingle for the chance to win $250! Visit www.shamaley.com.

12.14.10: Give the Gift of El Paso at Zin Valle Winery



How about getting the one you love a membership to a wine club this holiday season! Zin Valle sells a membership with lots of benefits, see below.

Wine Club

Wine club membership entitles you to a 15% discount on all wine purchases, plus a 20% discount on purchases of 6 bottles or more at the winery. In addition, members can at any time utilize the intimate Zin Valle Barrel Room for privately reserved parties, barrel tasting and other private events. Up to three times per year all members will automatically receive shipments of wine in accordance with the member’s initial instructions. Members will also receive all pre-releases of wine and be entitled to buy additional wines prior to release to the public.

Wine club membership entitles the member to advance notification on wine dinners and a free set of logo winery stemware on your first anniversary as a member.

Wine club members will also receive a member's only e-mail notification of special wine events and wine releases and a unique opportunity to participate in our grape harvest each year.

Due to current laws, Zin Valle Wine Club membership is restricted to Texas residents only; if not in Texas, please call or email us at: (915) 877-4544 or info@zinvalle.com

* Most deliveries will occur 2 times each year. Deliveries will typically consist of a trio of wines selected by the owners. Members who prefer shipment of more than 3 bottles can choose 6 or 12 bottles per shipment.

Click here for more info.

Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@mgail.com.

12.14.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with news and information about an exciting new group in El Paso, El Paso for Equality. Today several members of the group spoke to City Council on the importance of making sure El Paso is a city based on equality and openness. We'll talk about how you can get involved.

Then we'll discuss some very exciting local holiday gifts that you can buy friends and family this holiday season - all of which are created and sold in El Paso!

Then we'll interview Judy Weiss from Parks and Recs about a new dog park that opened recently in El Paso. We'll ask her about this, parks in general and how the Christmas Lights parade will be better next year.

Info:
Westside Dog Park
In October 2009, the City of El Paso received approval of a $150,000 matching grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the development of a Dog Park facility at Westside Community Park. The City’s financial match is from the 2000 Quality of Life Bonds.

The park will be three acres and no canine obstacle amenities are planned for this facility while the dog park will be a free, self-directed facility, similar to the adjacent skate park.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Shamaley Chime n Rhyme Week 7



This is the final week of the Shamaley Chime N Rhyme contest. Be sure join in the fun and register here at www.shamaley.com.

12.12.10: Give the Gift of El Paso with Adrianne Riley



Adrianne Riley is a local photographer who sells landscape shots of El Paso. Visit www.adrianneriley.com and click on "Landscape Prints for Sale" to see the different landscape prints of El Paso. They print from 6x9in to 3x5.

Contact info: adrianne.e.riley@gmail.com

Give the Gift of El Paso


Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@mgail.com.

Breaking News: Downtown Cloudcroft Fire



An overnight fire in Cloudcroft, NM, burned down two buildings in the downtown shopping area. This webcam is updated every 30 seconds http://www.cloudcroftwebcam.com/

Click here for the full story on KVIA, ABC Channel 7.

12.13.10: Today on The Lisa D Show

Today on The Lisa D Show at noon we'll start the show with an interview with our good friend Chris Babcock. Babcock will discuss issues that matter to him and news that should matter to you.

Then we'll talk to Jim Tolbert about two petitions circulating to preserve the Scenic Transmountain Corridor. To learn more about the campaign visit http://elpasonaturally.blogspot.com/.

Next we'll discuss all the super fun shopping options available to those of us wanting to go local this Holiday Season! We'll hear from Andrea at Creative Kids about this Thursday's shopping night at oLo Gallery. "This Thursday, Creative Kids Inc. is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary of empowering El Paso youth through the arts. Creative Kids is celebrating with a special shopping night where unique items designed by the youth in program will be for sale. Items include: silkscreened scarves, organic t-shirts, bags, tea towels, corrugated luminarios, castles and playhouses as well as vases and candleholders. With a ten-dollar donation, shoppers will receive a print. There will also be a raffle of the children’s artwork and a one-of-a –kind Christmas tree. 100% of the proceeds will be reinvested back into the Creative Kids organization."

Tune into the show at KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at www.talkradio1150.com. Also, feel free to call the show at 915.880.4376 or send an email to thelisadshow@gmail.com.

12.11.10: Give the Gift of El Paso at Hal Marcus Gallery & Gift Shop



Info: The Hal Marcus Studio & Gallery has been in business since 1996. Located on the top floor of 800 N. Mesa – at the corner of Mesa & Yandell near downtown El Paso. "Our gallery specializes in local art. We show not only the works of Hal Marcus, but also the work of Bill Sullivan, Teresa Fernandez, Friar Vincent Petersen, Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora, Mark Paulda and other popular area artists." The gift shop features a big variety of gifts for that special someone!

Visit www.halmarcus.com/ for more information.

Give the Gift of El Paso

Starting Dec. 1, this blog will list 23 days of gifts with El Paso flair so that you can give the gift of El Paso this holiday season. Send your gift ideas to thelisadshow@mgail.com.

Press Release: Nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards



(Los Angeles, CA – December 13, 2010) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium. This is the fourth year in a row that VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network and the first year the show will also be broadcast internationally.

“Black Swan” received an unprecedented 12 nominations for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, garnering nods for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score. “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech” followed close behind with 11 nominations each, while “Inception” received 10 nominations and “The Social Network” garnered 9.

“Toy Story 3” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories while two Best Picture nominees, “Inception” and “The Town,” were also recognized in the Best Action Movie category. “127 Hours,” “The Fighter” and “Winter’s Bone” also scored multiple nominations, including Best Picture.

Nicole Kidman received her record seventh acting nomination for Best Actress in “Rabbit Hole.” She won the first Critics’ Choice Award as Best Actress 15 years ago for “To Die For.” Later Kidman was nominated for Best Actress in “Cold Mountain,” “The Hours” and “Moulin Rouge,” in addition to being part of the nominated Acting Ensembles in “Nine” and “The Hours.”

Amy Adams will be seeking her second Critics’ Choice Award as a Best Supporting Actress nominee in “The Fighter.” Adams previously won the category for “Junebug” and has received three other nods from the BFCA, including one for Best Actress in “Enchanted.”

Twenty-year-old Jennifer Lawrence earned nods in both the Best Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the four nominations for “Winter’s Bone,” while fourteen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld earned nods as both Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress for “True Grit,” contributing to its 11 nominations. Thirteen-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz was nominated in the Best Young Actor/Actress category twice for “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass.”

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to be Critics’ Choice favorites, nominated jointly for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for “True Grit.” Previously they had shared Best Director honors for “No Country For Old Men,” and were nominated as writers of “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “A Serious Man” and “No Country For Old Men.” “No Country For Old Men” and “Fargo” also won Critics’ Choice Awards as Best Picture.

The 250 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 25 categories. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2010. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots.

Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. All four major acting category winners at the Academy Awards in 2010 were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards winners in the same categories and were present at the January 15, 2010 ceremony to graciously give their first acceptance speeches of the awards season. The BFCA also recognized “The Hurt Locker” for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director, making her the first female to win the award. “The Hurt Locker” and Bigelow also went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, but were both overlooked at the Golden Globes.

Today, VH1 also announces the launch of its Critics’Choice Movie Awards site at CriticsChoice.VH1.com. The site offers movie fans detailed information about the show and this year’s nominees, VH1.com’s Award Season Twitter Tracker, where users can see the awards show buzz that’s happening on Twitter in real time, and Quick Critic, an opportunity to share short film reviews for a prize that includes a trip for two to next year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Additionally, interviews with many of the acting nominees can be found on the BFCA's site CriticsChoice.com.

The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.

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Tune in this Friday for Movies with Felipa at noon on KHRO 1150 AM. Felipa will discuss the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and more.

Friday, December 10, 2010

El Pasoans Travel to Haiti this January

Traveling to Haiti - January 6, 2011 by Chrissy Rich Kleberg

Dear friends,

I will be traveling to Haiti with my husband on January 6, 2011 with a nonprofit group, We Hear Your Voice. The organization was started by Jay’s cousin, Justin Yarborough, and a law school classmate of his, Kennedy Granger. The inspiration behind Justin’s desire to help Haiti came after his successful trip to rescue three children and reunite them with their mother. You can see their CNN Interview with Wolf Blitzer (http://wehearyourvoice.com/home/?p=115).

We Hear Your Voice, in partnership with other organizations, plans to do the following:

# Facilitate companies, aid organizations, and nonprofits with resources and innovative ideas to help Haitians recover by means of developing models for sustainability.

# Focus on rebuilding schools and orphanages, and help foster self-sufficiency by creating jobs through social entrepreneurship (rather than plain cash and foreign aid). In time, we hope to help educate future leaders.

# Film a documentary. We want to use the power of media to inspire people to learn how they can help Haiti, and better understand a country rich in history and heritage. You can view the trailer here: http://wehearyourvoice.com/home/?page_id=129.

Justin will be leaving for Haiti on December 14th to begin Project Thirty: $30 for 30 Days. Below is a note from Justin:

“I’m turning 30 this December and celebrating it by moving to Haiti for 30 days from December 14th – January 12th, with the 30th day falling on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake. During this time I will live at the tent city and orphanage we have been helping support since January. Run by our friend Ben Constant, the tent city camp is located at the National Soccer Stadium in downtown Port-au-Prince. Ben’s sister, Marie Jo Poux, founded Foyer Espoir Pour les Enfants, the orphanage in the Delmas district – which has become something of a second home for me recently. This will be our 7th trip to Haiti this year, and we need your help to continue to ease the growing despair and hardship suffered by those we have grown to call friends, and some even family. Although it has been nearly 11 months since the earthquake, their conditions haven't improved as not a cent of the $1.15 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding has arrived."

Jay and I will be visiting with the kids from the orphanage, Foyer Espoir Pour les Enfants, and will be taking as many supplies to them as we can possible carry with us to Haiti. We would love to give these kids something to smile about over the holidays since they have been away from their homes and living in the tent city for almost a year. Below is a list of items that we would like to take with us that the kids desperately need:

- School supplies

- Small, easy to pack toys

- General Hygiene Supplies:

Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Soap

Shampoo

Hand Sanitizer

Water Purification Tablets


- Medicine:

Children’s Tylenol-liquid

Children’s Benadryl-liquid

Benadryl Cream

Calamine Lotion

Children’s Chewable Vitamins

Triple Antibiotic Ointment

Children’s Cough and Cold-liquid (Dimetapp)

Hydrogen Peroxide

Rubbing Alcohol

Band-Aids/other general first aid items

Pedialyte

If you wish to donate, please email chrissyr79@aol.com


Other ways you can help:

# Make an Online Donation of $30 for Justin’s 30th Birthday https://secure.piryx.com/donate/J4kRlsar/WeHearYourVoice/


# Provide Food, Clothing, Health Care and School Supplies for a Child at Marie Jo’s Orphanage for One Year for $250.


For more information, please visit the following websites:


Nonprofit Website: http://wehearyourvoice.com/home/

Documentary Trailer: http://vimeo.com/12307276

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Hear-Your-Voice/261340716430

Alpine Avalanche: http://www.alpineavalanche.com/articles/2010/01/22/front/front01.txt

SA Express-News: http://wehearyourvoice.com/home/?p=109

News 4 San Antonio: St. Mary's Law Student's "Project 30" Helps Haitians

http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=887998

Event: 2nd PSI Event, Friday December 10th, 6-8+ pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As some of you know, tomorrow Friday December 10th we will host our second meeting of the Philosophical Systems Institute, this time as a joint event with the Border Theatre Group. The PSI event is free, but the Border Theatre group is charging a door fee of $10. However, if you are just planning to attend the PSI event you can let the good folks at the door know and they will let you in for free. Of course, we hope that you are tempted by the performances and music and you can join us for the plays as well as the philosophical discussion.

Keyholder members of PSI and one guest enter free at all events at Glasbox. One of the perks of membership :) For more information about PSI and membership go to:

http://www.philosophicsystemsinstitute.com/http___www.godaddy.com_/Welcome.html

Schedule for tomorrow's event:

From 6-8 p.m. we will continue the discussion we began last time on the question of the meaning of probability and/or the state of the quantum cat, also known as the cat-in-the-box, or Schrödinger's cat, with some poster presentations and the art competition on the best representation of the cat prior to or during the opening the box. There will be some refreshments and light snacks at that time.