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A Musical Fundraiser to Benefit Children's Art & Food Programs

"Feed the Body & Soul" musical collaboration with Casa de Peregrinos and Doña Ana Arts Council.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Kathleen Albers, Executive Director of the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC), with information about “Feed the Body & Soul” musical fundraiser collaboration with Casa de Peregrinos. The event will benefit DAAC’s children’s art programs and Casa de Peregrinos’ children’s food programs. Albers says, “food for the body and for the soul are essential for the children of Doña Ana County to thrive.”

The benefit concert will feature Latin rhythms by Nosotros and performances by two local mariachi groups sponsored by New Mexico Advocates for the Arts, Mariachi Las Muñecas and Mariachi Espuelas de Cobre. Lorenzo Alba, Executive Director of Casa de Peregrinos said, “We chose Nosotros because of their roots in Las Cruces and we wanted to make sure that people had the opportunity to not only listen but do some dancing too.”

The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 30th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the patio of the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla.” Two local food trucks will be available plus beer from Spotted Dog and wine from Luna Rosa. Entry fees are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, FREE for children 12 and under; tickets are available at www.cdpevents.org or at the DAAC offices. For more information also visit www.daarts.org.