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Celebrate Valentine’s with Dinner and a ‘Salute to the Eagles’

SOCORRO, N.M. February 10, 2015 – Tech Club and the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series have cooked up a romantic dinner-and-concert combination set for Friday, Feb. 13, with an elegant meal at Macey Center followed by a musical salute to the iconic American band, the Eagles. The two events are ticketed separately.

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'Hotel California - a Salute to The Eagles' will be the featured entertainment for the Valentine's Day event.

 

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The Eagles tribute show will follow a special gourmet dinner at Macey Center.

 

“Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles” was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. The group accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles’ studio recordings, while delivering a modern, action-packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.

“The Eagles’ recordings are timeless, and Hotel California faithfully recreates the music and lyrics that defined an era,” said PAS Director Ronna Kalish said. “The group also performs several titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh.”

“PAS also is pleased to team up with Tech Club-Club Macey to host an optional social hour and gourmet dinner prior to the concert,” she said.

The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Galena Room of Macey followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m., and the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Foodies, gather around: On the menu are salad nicoise with thyme vinaigrette and choice of entree: au poivre roast sirloin with bourguignon sauce or coq au vin (chicken with wine) served with a tartiflette (potato casserole with cheese and caramelized onions), roasted plum tomato, asparagus and white chocolate crème brulee for dessert.

Dinner is $25 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members; tickets to be purchased separately from Hotel California.

The Eagles were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six No. 1 albums, they were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s, having sold more than 150 million records.

“This salute to the Eagles takes its name from the album, ‘Hotel California,’ which sold more than 32 million copies alone, plus another 42 million copies of their greatest hits album covering the years 1971 to 1975,” Kalish said.

“In addition, Rolling Stone ranked ‘Hotel California’ No. 75 on the magazine’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ in 2004,” she said. “In fact, no other American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.”

The Eagles’ overall sound has been described as “California rock,” which some music critics believe was based on the perception that California music was free-spirited and free-ranging – a blend of soft rock, country rock, hard rock and album rock.

“Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles” is comprised of five respected, multi-talented top music industry professionals who have accrued a great reputation and excellent references.

Each concert presents an exciting showcase of Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “Hotel California,” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive.”

Hotel California is sponsored by First State Bank, Brownbilt Shoes & Western Wear, the Vigilante Band, New Mexico Tech Student Government Association and Graduate Student Association. 

Tickets for Hotel California are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens 65 and over, and $10 for youths 17 and under, and are available at the Cashier’s Office (second floor of Fidel Center), Brownbilt Shoes and Western Wear, Burrito Tyme Drive-up or at the door.

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By Valerie Kimble/New Mexico Tech