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Saguache News – October 5

Friday Night Star Gazing Opportunity

There’s a certain appreciation for star-gazing that exists in @Saguache Today. Maybe it’s because there are just soooo many of them to see at night, thanks to the lack of light pollution in the San Luis Valley.

Joyful Journey

Whether its daytime soaking, or night-time star-gazing, Joyful Journey Hot Springs offers the wide open spaces the San Luis Valley is known for. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

So if you often find your gaze upward into the night’s sky, then tonight’s the night to join others at Joyful Journey Hot Springs for a presentation by Chris Corl entitled, “ Venus Retrograde: Astrology Circle.

According to event organizers, the goddess of love herself now begins her descent into the intimate and soulful depths  at the heart of Scorpion  This is a sacred time. A time to allow love to make its way deeper in through your defenses, a time to release  those old heartbreaks  and the destructive patterns  that protect them  a time to re-invoke the truest dreams of your heart’s deep desire

The event s free and open to the public. Join them from 7 – 8:15 on Friday, Oct. 5 for a night of circle, star talk ,and fall visioning  as the discuss includes the upcoming Venus retrograde.

Joyful Journey Hot Springs are located at 28640 County Road 58EE just down the road from Moffat, You can reach them by phone at (719) 256-4328, or online at their website, or Facebook Page.Astrology_Joyful Jurney


Saguache News – October 4

Renown Flamenco Guitarist Returns to Crestone

This Sunday, Oct. 7 the Shumei International Institute welcomes back Mito de Soto for an afternoon of Flamenco and Classical Guitar, starting at 3 p.m.

Mito de Soto

Miguel “Mito” de Soto

Miguel “Mito” de Soto on is based in Santa Fe, N.M., but his musical renderings take listeners around the world as he brings his talents as guitarist, composer, musician, and vocalist to the mountains above Crestone. And while many music-lovers may be familiar with his talents demonstrated in his recorded music, to hear him LIVE is an entirely different experience.

Trained in Classical music at the U.W-Milw, de Soto’s Flamenco and Classical compositions are personified by his ability to mask complex chord structures under a searing melody line. Although de Soto continues to have many of his classical compositions performed publicly by various chamber ensembles, he professes his enduring love for Flamenco music.

There are many music styles worldwide that influence and shape a musician throughout his/her life. For de Soto, paternal and maternal family members have always been “instrumental” at introducing him to a diverse montage of musical instruments, such as: mouth harps, various stringed instruments, flutes, guitars, clapping (palmas), rhythmic stomping and of course plenty of singing.

Mito de Soto took Masters’ classes with world-renowned percussionist Alex Acuña which taught him the use of poly-rhythms of five beats against three beats (accenting beat one for each measure). He has also studied poly-metric(multiple changing beats per piece) drumming time signatures with master drummers from Senegal & Ghana, as well as East Indian rhythms in 9 and 10 beat measures, and of course, the 12/8 – beat measures in Flamenco music. Come celebrate the musical culture of Flamenco and Classical “Music de Mito™”.

Tickets for the concert are a $10 suggested donation, and all proceeds benefit the artist directly. He brings with him his latest CD. For information call 719/256-5284 or visit http://www.shumeicrestone.org.