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Archive for January, 2006

Wagogo & Lura at El Rey

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

The beauty of a blog is that I can post things as they come up. If you’re not dancing in Santa Fe Saturday night, you can be dancing in Albuquerque with no instruction, just groovin’ and movin’ to the rhythmic music of Wagogo. I stole most of this info from neal copperman, the master concert […]

Ruthie, Here I Come!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

With almost daily reminders to ‘carpe diem’ while I’m alive and relatively healthy, I took the plunge and got a ticket to the Ruthie Foster/Eric Bibb concert in Las Cruces, New Mexico on February 2. They’ll also be in Albuquerque on February 4, but I’m calling a dance that night. I suggested to Hands Five […]

Farewell, Mike

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

photo by Merri Rudd Death of Mike Smith, Tucson, AZ, First posted, January 18, 2006, 7:16 p.m. MST A few hours ago Tucson musician Mike Smith, pictured above at Arizona’s Dance in the Desert in November 2005, died unexpectedly. Yesterday, January 17, 2006, Mike fell off a ladder in his studio and hit his head. […]

January 2006 Folk Enews, 2nd Half

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Welcome to the new folk enews format. Let me know if you like this arrangement. The last enews had two incorrect links (so sorry): for the Maryland dance camp in April 2006 and the sterling Roger Landes review in the Irish Times (scroll to the bottom of that page). Las Cruces Contra Dance, Friday, Jan. […]

Albuquerque Dancing

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Saturday’s dance at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center had over 60 attendees. Unfortunately, there were 15 extra women! Come on, guys, women only want one thing from guys: a guy who can dance. Don’t you have friends you want to include in the sport of contra dancing?! I’m willing to dance the man’s part some […]


Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Well, my hubby has cajoled me to join the 21st century and blog my thoughts worldwide. I don’t like change much (witness: we’ve been together 24 years), but I’ll try and see how it goes. I’m developing a workshop in my mind, “Getting in Touch with your Inner Babe” that I hope to present at […]

January 2006 Folk Enews, 1st Half

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Hello, Folkies, Happy 2006! Lead story for today is FOLKMADS has a new president: Scott Mathis. Scott was one of the original founders of FOLKMADS 25 years ago and he and wife Linda have recently returned to Albuquerque from Denver. Welcome home! Here is Scott and one of his band, the Sandia Hots, left to […]

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