Julia Thom is a native of Western New York and has lived in the Farmington area since 1990. She and her husband, Mick Hesse, lived and performed in Norway, traveled extensively, and continue to enjoy music together.  Julia is retired from teaching at CCSD and San Juan College, and devotes time to knitting and accompanying at First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, NM.

Artistry of Bruce & Sharon Rhoten for trumpet and piano, with music by Kaminski, Francaix, Torelli and more, with the North German Radio Philharmonic

Local Arts Grants: Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation
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Larry Kilham, Destiny Strikes Twice: James L. Breese, Aviator and Inventor. This biography of Larry’s grandfather tells of a creative inventor who lived for years in Santa Fe.

“Hope Not Hate” dedicated to Marcel TybergPart 3
Music by Ullmann, Löwenthal, Dauber, and Tyberg
Roving with the Arts presents “Local Favorite” 
Les Leach received his Bachelor '64 and Master in Music Education '71 degrees from The University of New Mexico and did advanced study in Orff Schulwerk at NAU.  He has taught Band, Choir and general music at the public schools and university levels in New Mexico and at NAU.  He has been honored by the New Mexico Music Educators Association having been inducted into the NM Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2002 and selected as the Emeritus Teacher in 2021.   Les retired in 2015 after 51 years in Music Education.

February 17: Jack Yerby, The Mystery of the Lost Will. This young adult mystery is based on the Nancy Drew Mysteries of old, with deeper character development and set in New Mexico.

W. Michael Farmer, The Odyssey of Geronimo: Twenty-Three Years a Prisoner of War, A Novel. Michael saw parallels between Geronimo’s life and the Trojan War as shown in this novel, written in first person Geronimo’s voice.

“Hope not Hate” features music by Viktor Ullman & Zikmund Schul who were killed in Auschwitz in 1944.  Ullman was born in 1898 and was very active in music composition and performance while living in Theresienstadt before being deported to Auschwitz on October 16 1944, and murdered the next day.

Catalina Claussen, Holding on to Hope and Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac. Catalina talks about how her neighbors and the plight of undocumented people inspired Holding on to Hope, and how Garrison Keillor was the model for Being Home.

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