Abdulrahman Laryea Addy’s African Dance classes put on their annual, end-of-semester performance Wednesday in Carlisle gym.
Addy, originally from Ghana, teaches not only fundamentals of African Dance, drumming and culture, but also the importance of community, personal well-being and contemporary social issues.
Students are encouraged to bring their children to class, and anyone is welcome to join in the dancing. After the performance, the dancers, drummers and audience shared fresh, local barbecued goat.
Professor Gary Scharnhorst will finish his 24th and final year as a professor in the English department, marking the end of a distinguished UNM career.
He is a six-time Fulbright Scholar and the editor of American Literary Realism, a literary criticism journal used by English professors across the world. Arguably, he is one of the top authorities on the life and works of Mark Twain.
Scharnhorst will leave to Germany at the end of spring for a pro bono teaching position at Heidelberg University.
For the remainder of the year, he will remain in Albuquerque with his wife of 39 years, Sandy, while working on a biography about Julian Hawthorne, son to famed American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Don and Patricia Daily married Oct. 6, 1960.
In 50 years, the couple raised two daughters, Debbie and Tawndy. Early in their marriage, Don served as a technician at Cummins, a local diesel engine design and repair plant. He worked there for 40 years, while Patricia stayed at home and raised their daughters.
Since Don retired in 2000, the couple had more time for their passion: fishing. Often, the couple travels to Laughlin, Nev., to fish. When Patricia is not fishing, she crochets blankets.
Española is the lowrider capital of the world.
Cruising along Riverside Drive, there are a handful of low riders, their hydraulics hopping up and down.
The cars’ metallic paint sparkles, and chrome shines like mirrors. Judging by the cars’ intricacies, it’s clear the owners dedicate themselves to the craft.
The paint jobs are detailed, and window decals commemorate loved ones. New Mexico is bonded to its low-riding culture.
Sara Rhodes began flamenco
dancing when she was 13.
She couldn’t get into a ballet class
at the Public Academy of Performance
Now 20, Rhodes said flamenco
is a mix of singing, dancing and
“For the lack of a better analogy,
flamenco is like the rings of hell
— not that it’s hell,” she said. “It’s
got these rings to it, and as you
keep descending into it, it becomes
different things, but at the same
time, is still very cohesive.”
When not studying for classes,
Rhodes teaches and assists at the
National Flamenco Institute. She
also dances with the renowned
flamenco company, Yjastros.
Chris Boice is a professional gravity mountain bike racer. Six months of the year, he is traveling across the United States. He races for Yeti/Fox/Factory National team.
Last season, Boice excelled in competition until an unfortunate accident at the United States National Championships.
O the bike, Boice’s life isn’t di erent from others. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games and riding his dirt bike.
The change of seasons doesn’t mean a vacation for the farmers at Los Poblanos, a local organic farm. They continue to deliver their signature Harvest Boxes which are
filled with produce harvested from the several active winter greenhouses and supplemented with fruits and vegetables from a network of regional, organic farmers.
The farmers and apprentice farmers must do the less glamorous but equally as important off-season work. Clearing of last season’s crops, field clean up and construction
of new greenhouses are all fundamental aspects of the famers winter work. To aid in the difficult job of maintaining 36 acres of farmland and also to cultivate a
new generation of farmers, Los Poblanos offers apprenticeships for prospective farmers. With an emphasis on creating a cohesive union of professional farmers, apprentices
and community members, Los Poblanos poses the question “Who’s you Farmer?”
Joe Williams was whisked off to a light-filled universe after reading
Pablo Neruda’s poetic words.
“I love you, and my happiness bites the plum of your mouth,” the poem reads.
In his thick, southern accent, Joe find his own words after reading
“It sounds like somebody really likes somebody,” he said. “Thank you for sharing.
Now let me share something back with you.”
He then opened up the book that rested on the table, explaining the geographical
images that lined its interior.