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Love is in the Air…

February 13th, 2015 at 7:19 am by under 2 KASA Style

Ah, Valentine’s Day… love it or hate it.

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It really is a polarizing holiday, isn’t it?

With the special day falling on a Saturday this year, the stakes are raised for lovers looking to impress.  If you’re looking to grab a seat at one of the Duke City’s swankiest eateries, get in line -literally.

Old Town’s intimate destination Antiquity has absolutely no tables to offer, according to the Albuquerque Journal.  Their 55-seat capacity was already spoken for by mid-January.

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is also packed.  They’re not just booked, they’re “long booked”, says assistant general manager Ian Hatch.  The holiday hitting on a Saturday has boosted reservations on the preceding and following days as well, giving a much-welcomed spike in business.

Vintage 423 has some options available, if you’re willing to dine at 4pm or 9:30.  Scalo, which has a large floor plan to accommodate diners is packed as well.

Fortunately, there are a number of other options available to wow your sweetheart this weekend.  The Barrett Foundation’s International Night of Passion at the Hotel Albuquerque offers internationally-inspired cuisine, music and raffle prizes.  If you want to join the party later in the evening after dinner, discount tickets are available after 9pm.

Santa Fe Community Orchestra will host Let’s Dance – your opportunity to learn and dance the jitterbug to a live big-band orchestra.  Enjoy a night at the theater with ‘The Last Five Years’, ‘American Buffalo’ or any other offerings from the stage.

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This Day In History: Abraham Lincoln is Born

February 12th, 2015 at 7:24 am by under 2 KASA Style

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, dubbed “The Great Emancipator”, was born February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Mostly self-taught, Lincoln entered into his career of politics in 1834 as a member of the Illinois legislature.

Lincoln, considered a moderate Republican, became president after the 1860 election, taking the reigns of a country boiling over with tension over the issue of slavery.  The Civil War erupted in 1861, dividing the country and moving it closer to the ultimate abolition of slavery in 1863 with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was his brave stance against slavery that ultimately led to his assassination by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.