Day Trips: Latin Dance Fest offers lessons in salsa, merengue

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Dancers are taught at Plaza Park in Las Vegas, N.M. The city will have its inaugural dance festival next weekend at New Mexico Highlands University. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez If you have ever wanted to learn to dance salsa, merengue, or other Latin dances, then the first Latin Dance Fest 2005 in Las […]

Playin’ and Dancin’

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The boys don’t line up on one side of the room with the girls on the other — each waiting for the first couple to get on the dance floor. In fact, there’s little to no hesitation as soon as Bill Case and the Velvetones launch into the opening bars of […]

‘Dances with Wolves’ author tells his rags-to-riches story

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers He was homeless for a year, lived in a garage for awhile, slept on a lot of friends’ couches. The life of a Hollywood screen writer is not all glamour. Michael Blake, 58, a former Eastern New Mexico University student best known as the author of “Dances with Wolves,” told […]