The JAMS quartet, a string quartet made up of four West Texas A&M University students, is set to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May 2023. To fund their trip, the quartet members are raising $4,000 through a GoFundMe page and a special recital. The JAMS quartet won the collegiate strings category of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music last November. The concert will feature classical pieces by several composers, including Haydn, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles, a Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has announced that single-game tickets for the 2023 season are now available for purchase. The regular season will feature 69 home games starting on April 11 against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Tickets can be purchased at the Hodgetown box office, the Sod Poodles official website, or through Fan Cave Tickets, the exclusive resale ticket partner for Amarillo Sod Poodles tickets.
Child Abuse Prevention Month event to be held by Saint Francis Ministries and Department of Family and Protective Services
Saint Francis Ministries and the Department of Family and Protective Services will celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 3 by hosting a public event at Cadillac Ranch, starting at 11 a.m. During the event, guests will be provided with coffee from Palace Coffee Co. and blue spray paint to paint the ranch blue to honor the cause. After the painting, attendees will be requested to wear blue for a group photo.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System to host educational event on eating disorders
Northwest Texas Healthcare System Behavioral Health will host a series of educational events for the community, the first of which is on March 21. The event, which will be held at the TTUHS School of Pharmacy Auditorium from 4:30-6 p.m., will feature Rachel Hutto, Clinical Nutrition Manager at NWTHS, as the speaker. Hutto will present on the topic “Eating Disorders: Understanding the diagnostics, interventions, escalation of care and community resources.” Eating disorders are prevalent in the US, affecting Americans of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic statuses.
Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee Workshop to be held
The Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee Workshop is scheduled for March 23 at 1:30 p.m. in room 275 of the Simms Building. During the meeting, the public will be permitted to provide public comments as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer. The committee will discuss the Metropolitan Transportation Plan’s Mission, Vision, and Goals and receive an update on other activities from the director.
Local restaurants partner with Bubba’s 33 to raise money for Special Olympics
Bubba’s 33 has teamed up with local restaurants Spicy Mikes Bar-B-Q, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pescarez, and Texas Roadhouse to raise money for Special Olympics Texas. The Amarillo restaurants will donate 10% of all sales to the organization on designated dates from March 20-25.
WTAMU student string quartet to give a free recital before its Carnegie Hall debut
The JAMS quartet, consisting of four West Texas A&M University students, is set to make its debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York City, on May 27. To fund their trip, the quartet members are raising $4,000 through a GoFundMe page and a special recital. The JAMS quartet won the collegiate strings category of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music last November, earning them a spot at the prestigious concert house.
The special recital will be held at the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall on March 26 at 2 p.m. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. During the recital, JAMS will perform a range of classical music pieces by Joseph Haydn, Dimitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and more. The concert will also include two movements of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, with JAMS playing the first movement of Hensel’s quartet in its Carnegie Hall concert.
The JAMS quartet comprises Sydney Buckner, Josenir Cerqueira Jr., Jasmin Caldera, and Anna Ng. Buckner, Caldera, and Ng formed the quartet four years ago when they were students at Tascosa High School in Amarillo. Cerqueira is a graduate student in instrumental performance from Criciúma, Brazil.
Amarillo Sod Poodles’ 2023 single-game tickets now available
The Amarillo Sod Poodles, a Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has announced that single-game tickets for the 2023 season are available for purchase. The regular season will feature 69 home games starting on April 11 against the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Hodgetown box office, with current hours from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are also available for purchase on the Sod Poodles official website or through Fan Cave Tickets, the exclusive resale ticket partner for Amarillo Sod Poodles tickets.
The 2023 promotional schedule includes 20 fireworks shows, 15 fan giveaways, 13 specialty and theme nights, and daily promotions and specials throughout the season. For group and hospitality options, interested parties can call (806) 803-9547 or email [email protected] For the latest information on the Sod Poodles’ 2023 season, follow their social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok.
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