Archive for December, 2010

From the Desk of Randy Forrester, KSFR’s “Gotta Dance”

Sharon Niederman is another one of those ridiculously multi-talented New Mexicans who is the author of 11 books, an award-winning photographer, college professor, a former DJ, has served on the Board of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, is a member of Women Writing the West, the Silver Spurs CowBelles and she’s recently been going around the state putting on a program she calls Klezmer to Swing and this Ratonian will be our guest on “Gotta Dance “ this Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. M.S.T. at 101.1 FM and http://www.ksfr.org. We’ll be talking about the klezmer guild formed in 1541 in Prague, but take this musical tradition back to the Temple in Jerusalem. We’ll be chatting about the Klezmer revival of the past 30 years that has seen Yitzak Perlman recording with the Klezmatics and then follow its transition into swing music with Benny Goodman and a fellow named Israel Baline, whom you likely know as Irving Berlin and chat about the night that swing was born and which Midwestern city was its birthplace.

We’ll be starting off the program with a couple of mini-dance movie reviews and then we’re moving into some Christmasy and Hannukah two-steppers and waltzes.

December 25 is a major day for Pueblo dances and we’ll be talking about when you can see the Matachines and traditional dances at Santo Domingo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos and Picuris Pueblos, as well as where you can dance to Michael Hearne & Friends, the Bill Hearne Trio, Savor, the Jimmy Stadler Band and South By Southwest, as well as Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, the Holiday Milonga/Potluck at Double Time Studio, Noche de Bohemia, the Albuquerque Swing & Country Dance Club’s “Post Holiday Tea Dance” as well as a slew of New Year’s Eve dance ops.

Dance Correction

No milonga is taking place at the Scottish Rite Temple, on Saturday, December 18.

Dance Venue Change

Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band will be performing at The Lodge at Santa Fe this Sunday, December 19.

Dance Update

Friday, December 17 Jimmy Stadler Band The Alley Cantina Taos 109:00 pm to 1:00 am

Please contact Randy with any comments or suggestions that you have about “Gotta Dance” at gottadance@ksfr.org.

Randy Forrester
Co-Host of “Gotta Dance” Radio
101.1 FM KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio
Sundays, 7-8 pm Mountain Time
Streaming live on the web at http://www.ksfr.org

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Please join author and photographer Sharon Niederman at 8 am, Monday, Dec. 13, On NEW MEXICO STYLE, KASA Fox 2’s lively new morning talk show. She will be interviewed on her new book, NEW MEXICO’S TASTY TRADITIONS: RECOLLECTIONS, RECIPES AND PHOTOS, just published by NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE.

“New Mexico’s Tasty Traditions, written and photographed by Sharon Niederman and published by New Mexico Magazine, is a beautiful homage to the multicultural gestalt of New Mexico culinary heritage as seen through the eyes of someone who chooses to be a participant, and not just an observer. This book carries tri-generational weight and, because I see food as a sensual language, you have expanded the regional vocabulary with a richness I can only hope continues to flourish in your voice. And you can quote me on that.”
Rob DeWalt, Food Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican

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