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Urlacher and UNM in talks potential restaurant/bar partnership

Urlacher and UNM in talks potential restaurant/bar partnership

Last week, former University of New Mexico football player Brian Urlacher and the university’s President Robert Frank were asked about the idea of a sports bar-restaurant collaboration rumor that had been swirling for months.

 “We are excited that he might want to put in a sports bar or restaurant on our south campus,” Frank said Friday about Urlacher.

At the game on Nov. 8th where Urlacher Lobo jersey was retired, UNM Director of Communications Dianne Anderson said Urlacher answered some questions regarding the project. Urlacher said that he thought it would be a good fit and is in talks with the university about the possible collaboration.

Urlacher’s name was one of the first mentioned during UNM south campus development meetings.

InnovateABQ project one step closer

InnovateABQ project one step closer

New Mexico’s Educators Federal Credit Union has promised $1 million annually for the next three years to the University of New Mexico to help purchase a plot of land.

The 7.5-acre plot will serve as the site of the new InnovateABQ business incubator. It is currently occupied by the old First Baptist Church. The plot is at the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Central Avenue.

The $3 million gift from NMEFCU is the first private donation the university has received. Bob Frank, UNM President, said that the university has also been promised another $3 million by the city of Albuquerque and another $1.5 million by the U.S. Economic Development Administration grant funding.

Roadrunner Food Bank seeks help from New Mexicans

Roadrunner Food Bank seeks help from New Mexicans

 

Since 1980, the Roadrunner Food Bank has been working hard to serve the hungry of New Mexico. This year is no different.

Through the month of November, Roadrunner Food Bank and one of its sponsors, Smiths Food and Drug, are partnering to ensure that the hungry New Mexicans get help. They are asking anyone and everyone to bring a bag filled with non-perishable food items to any Smiths location to help feed the hungry.

In addition, the Roadrunner Food Bank is always looking for extra lending hands to help serve. Commit to a two, four, or six-hour shift to help meet the growing needs

Visit www.rrfb.org for more information regarding the food drive and volunteer opportunities.

Alton Brown live at Popejoy Hall

Alton Brown live at Popejoy Hall

 

Tonight, Tuesday October 29th, Alton Brown from the Food Network will appear at the UNM Popejoy Hall as a part of his upcoming tour, The Edible Inevitable Tour.

The two hour show will be a mix of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and live music.

Brown is well known for his culinary-science antics that he bring to Food Network’s hit show, Good Eats. Brown also offers unique an humorous approach to cooking and the science behind it.

The show will begin at 7:30 pm and tickets range from $32.50 to $55 per person.

Visit www.popejoypresents.com for event and ticket information.

Comedy show at South Broadway Cultural Center

Comedy show at South Broadway Cultural Center

On October 5th at 7 pm, comedic duo, “Hook You Up Man” Paul Panas and Casey “Pimp with a Limp” Fitzgerald will be performing at the John Lewis Theater at South Broadway Cultural Center.

Panas is infamous for his many impressions including Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley. Panas continues to make light of many cultural differences and shared the comedy in mundane, everyday life.

Fitzgerald, who has been dealing with limpness since early childhood, uses comedy to deal with his personal struggles. He enjoys explaining his own experiences through the lenses of laughter and enjoys interacting with his audience.

General admission tickets are $10. Meet-and-greet with front row seating are available for $15. Call 505-848-1320 to purchase tickets or can be purchased at door if available. The show is not recommended for those under 18 years of age.

 

Mayor Berry opens renovated blacksmith shop

Mayor Berry opens renovated blacksmith shop

On Tuesday October 1st, Mayor Richard Berry celebrated the grand opening of the renovated blacksmith shop by flipping a switch that illuminated the new neon sign above the entrance. The sign symbolizes the opening of the rail yards to the public.

“Today begins the rebirth of the Albuquerque rail yards as part of our community. By making the rail yards once again part of the community we are able to keep the rich history embodied here alive.” Mayor Berry said.

With over 2,000 people in attendance, Albuquerque is now able to enjoy the rail yards as a place to host farmers markets, concerts, car shows, and other events. The building is now up to current safety codes which permits its public use.

Construction on the site began in July of this year and the project was funded by voter approved G.O. Bonds. Bradbury Stamm was the contractor for the construction.

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham to perform at KiMo Theatre

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham to perform at KiMo Theatre

Legendary jazz/fusion drummer Billy Cobham will be performing at the KiMo Theatre on Saturday, September 28th at 7 pm. The performance is in celebration of Cobham’s 40th anniversary of his album, Spectrum.

Emanuel “Billy” Cobham was born in Panama in 1944 and worked as a bandleader and composer throughout his entire career. Before founding the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, Cobham came into prominence for his influencial style of drumming and for the duets he performed with trumpeter Miles Davis.

His performance this Saturday will joined by Dean Brown on guitar, Gary Husband on piano, and Ric Fierabracci on bass.

Reserved seating tickets are on sale for $25 and can be purchased at the KiMo Theatre ticket office, online at kimotickets.com, or at the door. VIP Reserved seating tickets are also available and include a Meet & Greet along with a signed CD.