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With September fast approaching so is the music scene in El Paso, the Sun City Music Festival (SCMF) is expected to unite thousands of dance-electronic music fans in the upcoming two-day Labor day event, September 1-2 at Ascarate Park.

If you are planning on going make sure you try to get your tickets early, and it can help you save. General admission tickets are $50.00 not including taxes.

You can check the lineup on their website because it has been changing- their website…


Added by Brenda on August 9, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Holiday Movies to Watch This Season

Holiday movies to check out this month:

Arthur Christmas (PG, 1 hr. 37 min.)—Another great 3-D film is on the big screen. This animated family comedy centers Santa’s high-tech operation hidden in the North Pole and his frenzied deliveries. This film is filled with laughter and unexpected surprises, it’s a great movie to share laughs with the entire family.

Hugo (PG, 2 hr. 6 min.)—Director, Martin Scorsese makes his first 3-D film based on the Brian Selznick’s New…


Added by Brenda on December 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

PAID, FULL-TIME internship in Summer 2012

If you know of any college/university students who are interested in a

PAID, FULL-TIME internship in Summer 2012, please forward the attached

information.  Most of the internship assignments are in Austin,

although I anticipate having some in Houston, San Antonio, and…


Added by Brenda on December 9, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Are protein shakes good for you?

At any local supermarket and vitamin store you can find yourself surrounded by loads of supplements, such as protein, whether in shake form or powders they are everywhere, but are they right for you?

On a personal level, I am strong supporter of whey protein isolate, I have been using it for more than two months and I have seen a big difference in my overall health, energy, and I have seen a faster recovery  time - I do not get as sore as I used to, the day after extraneous…


Added by Brenda on December 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Weightlifting...good for girls?

When it comes to weightlifting there continues to be many misconceptions such as, "I don't lift weights because I don't want to get bulky" and "only guys lift weights." Truth be told many girls actually do weights and you won't get bulky if you lift weights, that would require loads of supplements and drinks, intense training, strict dieting based on your body, and even steroids! We don't have the same hormones as males so chances of getting bulky is not very probable. Through…


Added by Brenda on November 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Sorority Experience

What does it mean to be in a sorority? The meanings could be endless if I would try to answer but as I look through my experiences as an Alpha Xi Delta at the University of Texas at El Paso, I can say it has been a wonderful experience that has led me to many benefits.

In the media, such as in movies you can find misleading and negative conceptions associated with Greek life, and I must say don't let it mold your opinion. I…


Added by Brenda on November 8, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Cheapest Days to Buy


As holidays come up so does spending, however knowing what days to shop can certainly make a big difference. 

Listening to tips from friends and reading I realized there are actually specific days where you can get great bargains.

Online article, "The Cheapest Days to Buy Certain Items" on, offers some great tips:


Airplane tickets

Wednesday morning; a time when fares reach their lowest…


Added by Brenda on November 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

No Health Insurance?

If you are one of the millions of individuals who do not have health insurance, worry no more for there are resources available such as at the University Medical Center.

According to, UMC clinics offer numerous services and great financial service assistance. Services include: general health, prenatal, laboratory,…


Added by Brenda on November 1, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Selena Gomez gets restraining order after death threats

If you have been watching the news or tmz you may have already heard that Selena Gomez received a temporary restraining order last week, against an Illinois man for stalking and making her a death threat target.

Thomas Brodnicki "presented a serious danger of violence" to Gomez, revealed court records from a doctor who talked to Brodnicki., stated that the actress was told by authorities that he traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles to meet her and had…


Added by Brenda on October 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Top Rated Apps to Look Out For

Spending too much time on your Smartphone and not getting much done? Well it is not to late to turn some bad habits to good ones, and thanks to countless applications on the android market and the app store it is doable. Apps from agendas to help you become more organized, detailed maps and location-GPS, internet radio, news updates, vocabulary games, recipe finder, fitness tracking, to even apps teaching you how to play an instrument, the possibilities are endless. Finding apps that can…


Added by Brenda on October 18, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

What to do this Halloween?!

Halloween is around the corner, unsure what you are going to do this year? Well it’s not too late to decide. El Paso like other cities offers great activities for all ages. After reviewing the El Paso Scene newspaper I gathered up a list of events you should look out for this year.


*For a detailed description check out the website:





Added by Brenda on October 12, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

National Hispanic Heritage Month Continues!

The national Hispanic heritage month is still not over yet; the holiday runs till October 15, so if you have not had time to engage in Hispanic heritage month it is not too late! This holiday serves to remember and celebrate rich cultures, histories, and the people who have made a difference. A great website I found that helps promote this:

From crosswords on Hispanic heritage, quizzes on…


Added by Brenda on September 30, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

How to Volunteer with Passion

How to Volunteer with Passion

Activist Reveals That Passion is the Key to Volunteerism
If volunteerism is a measure of someone’s passion, then Lisa Sellman’s knows no bounds.

Sellman, a professional dog trainer and owner of a pet care business, volunteers periodically with no fewer than 16 different organizations,…

Added by Brenda on September 30, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Calling All Digital Divas, Web Chix, and Coder Girls!

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is seeking applications from young women (grades 9-12) for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. National award winners will receive cash and prizes. Many states have local affiliates that also offer awards and recognitions. NGCP Collaboratives help conduct outreach to girls as well as… Continue

Added by Brenda on September 29, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments


Frozen yogurt, also known as "froyo" is a healthy snack choice that can help you feeling energized during the day. Although it is also considered a dessert, it contains many essential nutrients, such as calcium, complex carbohydrates, protein, and is even low in fat. Like many of you have noticed already there has been an increase in yogurt venues all across El Paso. Businesses are…


Added by Brenda on September 22, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Colgate-Palmolive Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month- "Haz La U" Scholarship Program

Colgate-Palmolive celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana este año con el lanzamiento del programa de Becas "Haz La U"
NEW YORK, 19 de septiembre de 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Colgate-Palmolive está reforzando su compromiso con…

Added by Brenda on September 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SCMF Experience

SCMF, also known as Sun City Music Festival electrified music enthusiasts on September 3 and 4th with its jaw dropping lineup at the Cohen Stadium . I attended the Saturday show and absolutely do not regret going. Despite the massive crowd I still managed to find friends and not get lost in the frenzy. The show was lightened up by three stages, all which were right beside each other. The show’s set up made it very accessible to go back and forth if you wanted to hear another dj or…


Added by Brenda on September 13, 2011 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Designer outfits!!

So...I was reading and found a link one of my sorority sisters shared with me which is GREAT and I want to share it with you all! If you need to find a cocktail dress or even a cute outfit for a special occasion there’s a website that rents designer outfits, gowns, and even jewelry for a very reasonable price. They allow you to get an extra size just in case, and if you find your outfit not fitting you can return it and get your money back. If interested check out the website:… Continue

Added by Brenda on August 25, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments


As many native El Pasoans know, this summer season embraces its annual music festival, Music Under the Stars. This free admission event is taking place every Sunday, stating from June 13 to August 15 at 7:30 till 9:30 p.m. Music that is played ranges from diverse genres like reggae, salsa, etc. This is a lively event where one can spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends.…


Added by Brenda on July 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments


Hello fellow latinitas! My new blog series entitled, "Music Scene Unplugged" is all about discovering music talent and getting the latest news surrounding the music scene in the Sun City and around the world.…


Added by Brenda on March 12, 2010 at 10:56am — 1 Comment




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