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June brings plenty of music (insert your own rhyming phrases with June, tune and swoon here). On June 14, the First United Methodist Church of Silver City presents a recital by pianist Lloyd Roger Grubaugh, performing works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Grubaugh studied with world-renowned music master Aube Tzerko, who can trace a musical-teaching lineage back to Beethoven himself. A friend of Silver City for some 30 years, Grubaugh has played here occasionally and served as the Methodists' pianist for a while.


On June 20 at Old James Stadium, the Mimbres Region Arts Council and WNMU will sponsor a free concert by 2014 Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, Los Angeles' hottest hybrid alternative band. Winners in the category of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, La Santa Cecilia combines Latin, rock and world music in a distinctive rhythmic style that draws on cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero and tango as well as jazz, rock and klezmer music. Band members include Jose "Pepe" Carlos, accordion and requintero; Alex Bendana, bass; Miguel Ramirez, percussion; and Marisol Hernandez, vocals. They will be performing music from their most recent award-winning album, "Treinta Dias" (30 Days), acclaimed nationally by NPR, Ad Age and the Wall Street Journal.


Then on June 28 at the Old Elks Club in Silver City, you can dance to local favorites the Big Ditch Crickets. The dance is a benefit for the Silco Theater renovation effort.





Summer is also vacation time for kids, who can get a head start on the season June 7 at Gough Park in Silver City with the annual Jump into Summer community fun day for families. Enjoy prizes, food, games, obstacle courses, dancing and free activities for all ages.


Also on June 7, up at the Buckhorn in Pinos Altos, the Gila Conservation Coalition presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The collection of short environmental films will be accompanied by live music and a raffle.


On June 19 at WNMU's Global Resource Center, you can learn more about the impact on adolescents of alcohol, prescription drugs and other drugs in a special Town Hall sponsored by the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.



Send events info by the 20th of the month to: events@desertexposure.com, fax 534-4134, PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062 or NEW — submit your event online at www.desertexposure.com/submitevents.





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