Hur­ri­canes Fore­cast July Fourth

Catron Courier - - News -

Wouldn’t you like to lis­ten and dance to New Mex­ico’s fa­vorite Hur­ri­canes?

“Con­sider com­ing to So­corro for the Fourth,” said Ronna Kal­ish, direc­tor of Tech’s Per­form­ing Arts Se­ries (PAS) and event or­ga­nizer. “This is our twenty-sec­ond year co­or­di­nat­ing the Fourth of July cel­e­bra­tion, and we’ve learned a lot over the years.”

Food, bev­er­age and other ven­dors moved to a larger area able to ac­com­mo­date a big­ger tent and more booths. Kal­ish and com­pany also have tried to “give the fans what they want,” and that means lots of fam­ily op­tions, such as wa­ter slides and bal­loon jump, a tra­di­tional bar­be­cue and first-rate entertainment.

“A Fourth of July in So­corro wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a Hurricane or two,” Kal­ish said. “The Per­form­ing Arts Se­ries and co-spon­sor, the City of So­corro, are pleased to an­nounce the re­turn of the al­ways en­ter­tain­ing Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr..” bers of Clan Tynker will per­form a stage show of magic, jug­gling, stunts, mu­sic and com­edy fol­lowed by a stroll through the crowd, de­light­ing both kids and adults with stilts, high-rise tri­cy­cles, magic and a few old-time Vaude­ville rou­tines.

First in the mu­sic lineup at 1 PM are So­corro fa­vorites, Sta­sia Kerk­mans on vo­cals and guitar, and Mariam Funke on lead guitar, per­form­ing clas­sic coun­try, folk and blues. Span­ish and rock band Suavecito, led by An­thony Lukesh, takes over at 2:15 PM. Other band mem­bers are Lorenzo “Porky” Valen­zuela on vo­cals, An­thony’s dad Carl Lukesh on lead guitar, and David Luna on sax. Re­turn­ing again this year is “El Gringo,” oth­er­wise known as Shawn Kiehne, a Los Lu­nas­based mu­si­cian who sings Span­ish, coun­try and rock.

Back by pop­u­lar de­mand are the rank­ing fa­ther and son show­men of New Mex­ico, Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr.. The Hur­ri­canes are event headliners sched­uled for 6PM.

One of So­corro’s all-time fa­vorites, The Rem­edy, led by rhythm gui­tarist and lead vo­cal­ist Carlo Chavez, is back this year to close the show.

At dusk, around 9:30, the py­rotech­ni­cal ex­perts at NM Tech’s En­er­getic Ma­te­ri­als Re­search and Test­ing Cen­ter (EMRTC) will put on their own show. “As al­ways, we ask that peo­ple not bring their own fire­works to cam­pus. Bring your lawn chairs...and plenty of sun­screen, but leave your fire­works...”

So make a day of it and stay the night at any one of the city’s fine lodg­ing. And don’t for­get the lawn chairs!

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