Archive for September, 2009|Monthly archive page

Meet Airsho Cassie!


It is a long standing tradition at El Paso Media Group to send our art directors on planes to promote the Amigo AirSho (Oct 3 & 4). Pictured here is Cassie Davisson who braved flips and dips and speed and tricks all to bring you, El Paso, one inch closer to the Airsho. Check back for Cassie’s story on to find out why her brother is going to be crazy jealous!


UTEP Homecoming King and Queen 2009

Homecoming king and queen

Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming King and Queen Matthew Rioux and Marissa Martinez.

David Crowder’s Contact Info

Are you having a hard time getting in touch with David Crowder

to turn over hot sexy juicy tips? Here is his phone nubmer

915.351.0605, ext. 30

P.S. He’s a double Aries too

Parenting: Does your child have NDD?


NDD is nature deficit disorder and your child probably has it and it’s caused by spending too much time inside and not enough time in nature. Lucky for you Ken Burns’ PBS series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (showing Sept. 29  thru Friday, Oct. 3) high lights numerous Texas parks (we have 93 in our state) and plenty of them are in driving distance from El Paso. To learn more about getting your child outdoors, click here for 10 easy way to get outdoors or visit the Tourism page of and learn about day trips to the great outdoors under three hours drive from El Paso. And this month, our city has the Celebration of the Mountains Festival that offers hikes, tours and presentations about our Franklin Mountains. Click here for event info on Celebration of the Mountains.

Moda Urbana: Let’s hear it for the boys!

Granted walking with your eyes on everyone’s feet can be dangerous, there is a reward! The chance to see all kinds of cute shoes! This fall, in addition to wearing ever so cute hats, boys (men) are focused on stylish yet casual foot ware. Here are two pairs of sneakers that raise the bar!


Toy machine sneaks @ Skate shop Seven in DT EP


These Vans were purchased online.

Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Events: Rubin Center hosts soiree for visiting artists, 75 tickets only


The Director’s Circle for the Rubin Center for Visual Arts is hosting a soiree at a Westside home Oct. 7th. Attendees will be fed appetizers and cocktails while mingling with exhibiting artists showing at the Rubin Center this fall. Tickets are $50 (tax deductable) and only 75 will be sold, to keep the party intimate. Contact the Rubin Center at for tickets. Click here to learn more about the artists Tom Leader Studio and artist Ruben Verdu.

EPMG TV: Hope & Anchor


The EPMG team was at Hope & Anchor today on Mesa to get an inside look at the bar before the grand opening. One of Hope & Anchor’s owners, fifth-generation El Pasoan and musician Jim Ward, discusses what he hopes this new bar will do for El Paso. Click here to watch the video on the homepage.

Reforma Migratoria Ahora!


Reading today’s story on the NY Times about American Apparel having to lay off 1,800 workers who couldn’t prove U.S. citizenship, I stumbled across this image. Shepard Fairey created this poster in support of immigration reform. Click here to learn more about this image and the work Fairey is involved in. -Lisa Degliantoni

Press Release: Bhutanese exchange student delivers tapestry to UTEP

From Arleene Barrios at UTEP Communicaitons: UTEP student Sonam Wangmo brought the hand-sewn drapery from her native country of Bhutan and personally delivered it to UTEP. Wangmo said it gives her much pride to see the enormous tapestry on display at the library. “In Bhutan this image can be found in most homes because it’s said to bring peace and harmony among the family,” she said.

Bhutanese student with tapestry

Wangmo is photographed in the UTEP Library’s atrium with the tapestry in the background. The tapestry, titled “Four Friends,” includes a partridge, rabbit, monkey and elephant. The animals depict a folk tale of love, respect for elders, and living harmoniously.

Event: Oct. Movies in the Canyon

ET+The+Extraterrestrial+movie+posterRemember at the Plaza Film Festival when films encapsulated in childhood memories were brought to live on the big screen? Well, this might be a little bit different, given the ambiance (a canyon versus a Depression-era palace theater). But the value of seeing a favorite movie on a the big screen should stay the same.

Here is the press release:

EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center will show a series of popular hit movies for free at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater this month. Two different movies will be shown every Friday and Saturday night during October with show times at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:
Day/Date    7:00 Showtime                                    9:30 Showtime
FRI, Oct. 2    An American Tail PG Universal    Ghostbusters PG Columbia
SAT, Oct. 3    Peter Pan PG Universal                  Nat’l Lampoon’s Vacation R Warner Brothers
FRI, Oct. 9    The Karate Kid PG Columbia        Beetle Juice PG Warner Brothers
SAT, Oct. 10    Open Season PG Columbia         Platoon R Orion Pictures
FRI, Oct. 16    Sixteen Candles PG Universal     Breakfast Club R Universal
SAT, Oct. 17    Uncle Buck PG Universal             Ferris Bueller’s Day Off PG-13 Paramount
FRI, Oct. 23    October Sky PG Universal           Back to the Future PG Universal
SAT, Oct. 24    Rudy PG Col. Tri-Star                 Grease PG Paramount
FRI, Oct. 30    Shrek PG Dreamworks               Poltergeist PG MGM Films
SAT, Oct. 31    E.T., the Extra Terrestrial PG Universal     The Shining R Warner Brothers