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Meet Author Anna Pacheco of “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe” at the Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. Gala Event

Meet Author Anna Pacheco of “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe” during her book signing and sale 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. Gala Event on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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Ana Pacheco, 57, is the daughter of Jesús Pacheco and Natalie Ortiz. Her Ortiz ancestors settled in Santa Fe in 1694.  Ana’s mother, Natalie Ortiz, was a descendant of Diego de Vargas who led the resettlement of Santa Fe after the Pueblo Revolt of 1692.  Don Gaspar Street in Santa Fe is named after Natalie’s great-great grandfather, Don Gaspar Ortiz. The Ortiz Room at the Santa Fe Hilton Hotel and Ortiz Street located in the plaza area is named in honor of Eleanor and Beatrice Ortiz, Natalie’s aunt and grandmother, respectively. Her Pacheco ancestors arrived in Santa Cruz, N.M. in 1739 and moved to Santa Fe in the late 1800s. The busy thoroughfare Pacheco Street is named after Ana’s great-great grandfather Jose de la Cruz Pacheco

In 1976 Pacheco moved to New York City and three years later began her publishing career.  She has held various positions with entertainment, Hispanic and financial service publications as an advertising and marketing executive and wrote free-lance articles for different magazines.

She returned to Santa Fe in 1992 after living in New York for sixteen years to care for her mother who had fourth-stage breast cancer. When her mother died 18 months later she decided to stay in Santa Fe.  In 1994 she founded La Herencia, a quarterly journal dedicated to the preservation of Hispanic culture, which she published through 2009. In 2010 she published the official publication for the City of Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary, which included a youth symposium and journal published in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

In addition to publishing La Herencia, Pacheco published and edited four books: Las Comidas de los Abuelos, a cookbook featuring authentic northern New Mexico recipes. ¡Concha!: The Authorized Biography of Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven, Matriarch of a Three Hundred Year Old New Mexico Legacy, Albuquerque Feliz Cumpleaños: Three Centuries to Remember and Saints & Seasons: A Guide to New Mexico’s Most Popular Saints, which she authored as well.

During that time she served on the Board of Directors for the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the state of New Mexico for seven years. She hosted a weekly Hispanic radio show for Citadel Communications for three years. Pacheco also served on the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board and Santa Fe Fiesta Foundation board for several years.

In 2010 Pacheco became a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The award was in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.  In 2009 Pacheco received a Certificate of Appreciation from Santa Fe County for her work with the Hispanic and elderly communities in Santa Fe. She received the 2008 Heritage Preservation Award by the City of Santa Fe for Excellence in Community Traditions for her work with

La Herencia. She’s a 2007 recipient of the New Mexico Community Foundation Luminaria award for her leadership and contributions to the state of New Mexico. In September 2006 in Denver, Colorado, Pacheco was awarded two national awards by the National Association of Press Women. The first award, in the inspirational book category, as the author of Saints & Seasons: A Guide to New Mexico’s Most Popular Saints. The second award, in the history category, was for editing, Albuquerque Feliz Cumpleaños: Three Centuries to Remember.

Pacheco was a 2004 recipient of the Governor’s Award for outstanding women of New Mexico. In 2004 she also received an award from PEN New Mexico for her efforts to preserve Hispanic culture, history and language. PEN New Mexico is the state’s affiliate of the largest international professional association of writers, editors, and translators.

From 2007 through September 2013, Pacheco wrote the weekly column A Wonderful Life for the Santa Fe New Mexican, documenting the oral histories of the elder community. Her biography, J. Paul Taylor: The Man from Mesilla was published by the Museum of New Mexico Press in 2012.  In February 2013 her book, Legendary Locals of Santa Fe, which contains 200 historic and contemporary profiles, was published by Arcadia, the nation’s leading publisher of regional history books.

Please visit her website at: www.anapachecosantafe.com

El Pasado Esta Presente Gala Event on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Cocktails 5:30 PM
Dinner / Silent Auction 6:30 PM
Entertainment 8 PM
Music will be provided by Darren Cordova, Darren Lee, Dynette Marie, and Mariachi Calor!

To purchase tickets please call 505-913-1517

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“El Pasado Esta Presente” Gala Event featuring Darren Cordova

El Pasado Esta Presente

Fiesta de Santa Fe will host a Gala Event on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center Sweeney Ballroom.
Cocktails 5:30 PM
Dinner / Silent Auction 6:30 PM
Entertainment 8 PM

Music will be provided by Darren Cordova, Darren Lee, Dynette Marie, and Mariachi Calor!

Deadline to purchase tickets is December 16, 2013.

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Thank You

On behalf of the Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. we would like to extend our gratitude to you the City of Santa Fe for your continued support of the Santa Fe Fiesta based on the promise made to La Conquistadora by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692.

We thank you and all the visitors who took part in our various events. Que viva La Fiesta de Santa Fe. See you on the Plaza August 30 – September 7, 2014.
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Plaza Bandstand Schedule

Free Entertainment on the Plaza September 6, 7, and 8

Friday, September 6, 2013
10 -10:45 AM Cultura
10:45-11:15 AM Andrea Lucero
11:15 AM – Noon Sol Fire
Noon – 12:30 PM President Gilbert Romero
12:30 – 1:15 PM Mariachi Buenaventura
1:15- 2 PM Carlos Medina y Los Gallos
2- 3 PM De Vargas & Staff
3 – 3:30 PM Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
3:30 – 4 PM Mariachi Nuevo Sonido / Reynaldo Maestas
4 – 4:45 PM Baile Español de Santa Fe
4:45- 5:15 PM Mariachi Nuevo Sonido / Angel Espinoza
5:15– 6 PM Los Niños de Santa Fe
6 – 6: 45 PM Camino Oscuro
6:45 – 7:30 PM Trió Los Amigos de New Mexico
7:30 – 8:30 PM Tanya Griego and the Tanya Griego Band
8:30 – 9 PM Los Aztecas de Anahuac
9 – 10 PM Los Anayas de Santa Fe

Saturday, September 7, 2013
9 -10:45 AM Desfile de Los Niños (Pet Parade)
10:45 – 11:30 AM Estilo
11:30 AM – Noon Mariachi Nuevo Sonido/Anita Lopez
Noon – 1 PM Native American Dancers from Santa Clara
1 – 1:45 PM AJ Martinez and Taralynn
1:45 – 2:30 PM Baile Ilusion
2:30 – 3:15 PM Lumbre del Sol
3:15 – 3:45 PM Amanda Quintana
3:45 – 4:30 PM Jeff Romero & The Rainy Morning Blues Band
4:30 – 5 PM Santa Fe School Choirs
5 – 5:45 PM Ernestine Romero
5:45 – 6:30 PM Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe
6:30 – 7:15 PM The Jakes
7:15 – 7:45 PM Jenna Martinez
7:45 – 8:30 PM Quemoso
8:30 – 9 PM Isaiah Martinez
9 – 10 PM Mark Rendon y Deztino

Sunday, September 8, 2013
11:00 – 11:45 noon Dickie Cordova y La Pleve
11:45 – 12:30 PM Baile Folkforico de Santa Fe
12:30 – 1:15 PM Fun Adixx
1:00 – 3:00 PM Desfile de la Gente (Parade)
3:00 – 4:00 PM Legacy de Santa Fe
4:00 – 4:15 PM Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
4:15 – 4:45 PM Nuevo Sonido/Antonio Reyna
4:45 – 5:15 PM Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
5:15 PM Closing Ceremonies Gilbert Romero, President and Father Adam
7 PM Mass of Thanksgiving / Candle Light Procession Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Denotes: All performers are scheduled to appear. Subject to change at the discretion of Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. without prior notice.

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2013 Drawing Contest

The youth of Santa Fe is invited to participate in our 2013 Drawing Contest “What Fiesta Means to Me”. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on different age categories. Encourage your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or family friends to participate. Deadline to turn in artwork is August 30, 2013. Please mail entries to Fiesta Drawing Contest PO Box 4516 Santa Fe, NM 87502. Please label entry with name, age, address, and phone number.

All entries become property of Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc.
Drawing Contest 2013

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Raffle Fundraiser Held to Benefit Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc.

Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. is currently selling $25.00 raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. To purchase tickets please contact us via email info@santafefiesta.org or call 505-913-1517. The drawing for the raffle will be held 6 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Elk’s Lodge (1615 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87501). We appreciate your support.

Prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize – $8,000.00
2nd Prize – $2,000.00
3rd Prize – Cancun Mexico Timeshare and $500 Travel Gift Card
4th Prize – $1,000.00
5th Prize – $500.00
6th Prize – $500.00
7th Prize –10 VIP tickets to Gran Baile
8th Prize – 10 VIP tickets to Gran Baile
9th Prize –4 VIP entry tickets to Fiestecita
10th Prize –4 VIP entry tickets to Fiestecita

Need Not Be Present To Win
Winners Subject to Drawing Rules

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Novena de La Conquistadora

Join the faithful at daily masses, June 10-16, at 6 AM and 5:15 PM at Rosario Chapel, 499 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87501. The final novena mass will be held at 6 AM, June 17, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 213 Cathedral Place.

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Nine Santa Feans vying to be Santa Fe Fiesta Royalty

SANTA FE—As Santa Fe prepares to commemorate the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe, five men and three women will vie for the roles of Capitán General y Gobernador Don Diego Jose de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ at the annual Contest Selection, at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Admission to this event is $5. Tickets are available by contacting Tickets Santa Fe at (505) 988-1234, online at www.ticketssantafe.org or at the door.

Gilbert A. Romero, President of Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. announced that Jolene E. (Cactus Flower) Vigil was appointed by Pojoaque Pueblo to serve as the 2013 Native American Princess.

Each spring the Fiesta Council holds a contest in which local men and women compete to secure the popular roles of General Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de Santa Fe, said Romero. The prospective contestants are judged on delivering an English and Spanish speech, and are questioned, in both English and Spanish, on their knowledge of historical events surrounding the Fiesta de Santa Fe, he said.

 Competing for the role of Capitán General y Gobernador Don Diego Jose de Vargas:
(Starting from the Left Thomas E. Baca y Gutierrez, Bobby Facundo Trujillo y Aldaz, Eugene John Bachicha y Romero, Jason Jamie Lucero, and Frankie Nazario Lucero y Rodriguez)

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A native of Santa Fe, Thomas E. Baca y Gutierrez, 29, was raised by his grandmother Lena Baca and father Edmund Baca. He enjoys spending time with his three children. A parishioner of San Isidro Catholic Church, he is a volunteer catechism teacher. Mr. Baca y Gutierrez is employed with Herrera Coaches. He is being sponsored by Ramona Corriz and San Isidro Catholic Church.

Bobby Facundo Trujillo y Aldaz, 32, is an honorably discharged Army Sergeant, having served in the Iraq War. He is employed with the State of New Mexico, Child Youth and Families Department. The son of Robert Richard Trujillo and Annabel Nadine Aldaz, he is a parishioner of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi. Mr. Trujillo y Aldaz is sponsored by Union Protectiva.

Fireman Eugene John Bachicha y Romero, 47, is a City of Santa Fe Fire Department retiree, who served as a Battalion Chief and a Fire Captain during his 22 years of employment. The father of two, Mr. Bachicha y Romero is a parishioner of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and is an active member of the Caballeros De Vargas. He is sponsored by the Caballeros De Vargas.

Jason Jamie Lucero, 33, son of Carolina Josephine Lucero, enjoys spending time with his five children: Mariana, Jonathan, Desiree, Jason Jr., and Estevan. A parishioner of Cristo Rey Church, Mr. Lucero is currently employed with the Santa Fe New Mexican. He is sponsored by Benjamin Baca, La Sociedad Colonial Espanola de Santa Fe, and El Club Real.

Santero Frankie Nazario Lucero y Rodriguez, 51, is a native of Santa Fe and a 1980 graduate of Santa Fe High School. Mr. Lucero y Rodriguez is a teacher and coach at Monte del Sol Charter School. He is married to Carmen Lucero and has two children. Mr. Lucero y Rodriguez is sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2811.

The Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc., in conjunction with the Pueblo of Pojoaque has appointed Jolene E. “Cactus Flower” Vigil, 27, as the 2013 Native American Princess. The daughter of Elizabeth Debbie Viarrial and Donald James Vigil, she currently works as a Tribal Youth Accountability Program Coordinator for the Pueblo of Pojoaque. She enjoys spending time with her two children. She is being sponsored by the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

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 Competing for the role of La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe ™:
(Starting from the Left Natasha Monique Veronica Marsh y Lovato, Kristy Ojinaga y Borrego, and Miquela Clarisa Martinez y Romero)
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A 2006 graduate of Santa Fe High School, Natasha Monique Veronica Marsh y Lovato, 24, is currently attending the University of New Mexico pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; she recently completed her Associates Degree in Psychology. The daughter of Renee J. Lovato and Dean E. Marsh, she is a parishioner of Santa Maria de La Paz. She is being sponsored by the Elk’s Lodge #460.

Kristy Ojinaga y Borrego, 25, will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of New Mexico in May 2013. She is sponsored by La Sociedad Folklórica de Santa Fe y La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe. The daughter of Renee Consuelo Borrego and Vincent Corky Ojinaga, she currently works for New Mexico Technical Institute.

A licensed personal trainer, Miquela Clarisa Martinez y Romero, 26, is employed by the Santa Fe Community College. A St. Michaels High School graduate, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of New Mexico. She plans to obtain a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Administration. The daughter of Mary Angela Romero and Paul Orlando Martinez, she is sponsored by the Martinez Family.

The Fiesta de Santa Fe commemorates General de Vargas’ peaceful re-entry into the City of Santa Fe on Sept. 14, 1692 following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. In 1712, eight years after de Vargas’ death, the Santa Fe City Council issued a proclamation to establish an annual commemoration, which is considered the country’s longest running community event of a European kind.

The 2013 Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ will be named and the 2013 Don Diego de Vargas, in a ceremony by the Caballeros de Vargas, will receive his sword and medallion on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the annual Baile de Mayo at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Tickets Santa Fe at (505) 988-1234, online at www.ticketssantafe.com or at the door.

The Baile de Mayo features the band Sierra. Admission prices are $10 per person.

The 2013 Santa Fe Fiesta is scheduled for the week of Aug. 30 – Sept. 8, 2013 on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. The 2013 Don Diego de Vargas y La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™ will be knighted and crowned, respectively, at 3 p.m., on Sunday, June 9 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, followed by the annually procession to Rosario Chapel for the annual Novena de La Conquistadora.

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Comedians featured on Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show to perform in Santa Fe

SANTA FE— Four Comedians featured on Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show will help Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. at a comedy event fundraiser at 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 20, 2013 via Ticket Santa Fe box office, 505 / 988 1234.

Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution, will feature Dillon Garcia, Shaun Latham, Alfred Robles, and Edwin San Juan, said Gilbert Romero, President of Santa Fe, Inc. This is a new, fun event for all ages that Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. wants to bring to the community, he said.

Funds raised from the event will help defray cost associated with the staging of the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe. About 90 percent of fiesta events are free to the public, said Romero.

The Featured Comedians of Gabriel Iglesias presents are:

Dillion GarciaShawn Latham   Alfred Robles  Edwin San Juan

Dillon Garcia has been featured on Comedy Central and has opened for comedians Nick Swardson, Dave Chappelle and Gabriel Iglesias (his comedic idol).  Dillon’s material is supported by life lessons with a satirical and sarcastic twist. However most of his material is primarily based on throwing himself in the spotlight and poking fun at himself.

Shaun Latham has been described as witty and goofy with the ability to think fast on his feet – making him unpredictably funny. Latham is a comedian who’s not afraid to laugh at himself. He jokes about how his lazy eye can get him in and out of trouble.

After getting kicked out of the police academy, Alfred Robles rose to become one of the hottest young comedians in the country – and nobody is safe from Alfred’s good-humored teasing. He is known for his matter-of-fact manner which generates laughter from fans.

Edwin San Juan, has entertained our troops with the ‘Around the World in Eight Days’ USO campaign and has appeared on multiple Showtime Comedy Specials, such as ‘Edwin San Juan Presents, Pacific Rim Comedy’. An avid boxing fan, lover of Latino culture and of the word “pinche”, San Juan is as cool as he is funny.

The Fiesta de Santa Fe™ commemorates General de Vargas’ reentry into the City of Santa Fe on Sept. 14, 1692 following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. In 1712, eight years after de Vargas’ death, a proclamation was signed by the Santa Fe City Council to establish an annual commemoration, which is considered the Country’s longest running community event in the continental United States.

Tickets to the show will cost $24, $34, and $44 and are available for sale Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Lensic Box Office by phone 505-988-1234 or online www.ticketssantafe.org, said President Romero.

 

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2013 Don Diego de Vargas y La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe Application Now Available

Santa Fe Fiesta, Inc. seeks community members interested in portraying the role of General Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ for the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe™, which is scheduled for the week of Aug. 31- Sept. 8, 2013.

Don Diego SilhouetteThe Fiesta Council will accept applications for the popular roles through Friday, April 12, 2013. American Indian women between the ages of 18-25 who are interested in representing their respective Pueblos are encouraged to apply for one of two positions for that role.

The 2013 Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ will be announced on Saturday, May 4, 2013 during the Baile de Mayo which begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The Community is invited to attend.

Apply Today – 2013 Application Fiesta Royalty Application

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