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October 2017
Rossini’s WILLIAM TELL

Opera Southwest Presents Rossini’s William Tell (Rental)

October 22October 29
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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October 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2017
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Rossini’s William Tell is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles and presented in four acts with two intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Rossini’s masterwork.

The last opera Rossini ever wrote, and considered his magnum opus, William Tell tells the dramatic story of the Swiss legend. You probably know the part where he shoots an apple off of his son’s head, but do you remember how he overthrew the tyrannical leader of Austria? Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 10+ and patrons 30 and younger

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Juan of the Dead

Film: Juan of the Dead

October 26
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7 pm

Juan, a fortyish slacker, ekes out a living in Havana through occasional fishing expeditions with his friend Lázaro. When a rising zombie apocalypse threatens the city, he first ignores the problem, and then decides to launch a zombie extermination service. The Cuban government and media claim that the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government on the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and, as events spiral further out of control, Juan and his gang are forced to find a way to survive. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2011; directed by Alejandro Brugués; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

November 2017
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Siembra, Latino Theatre Season: Ay, Compadre!

November 2November 19
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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November 2-5, 9-12 & 16-19, 2017
7:30 pm—Thursday-Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

A 1994 play by Rudolfo Anaya, Ay, Compadre! is a classic work about aging and how a couple of “compas” are dealing with it. Set in New Mexico and directed by Evelyn Facio, it is a comedy about two Hispanic couples whose relationships are complicated by strong lifelong friendships, rivalries, and family loyalties. Daniel longs to return to the barrio, while his compadre Iggy wants to enjoy the country club life. The two wives are caught between the two worlds, as well as the intrigues of who is sleeping with whom. Presented by Del Cielo Productions.
$18 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors, & $3 discount for NHCC members; $10 Thursday shows only

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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Calling Home the Dead Llamar a los muertos a casa Poster

Film: Calling Home the Dead/Llamar a los muertos a casa

7 pm

The villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro lovingly clean and adorn graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, and special foods, preparing for the shared remembrance of Día de los Muertos. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead is a visually stunning exploration of indigenous practices seldom seen outside Mexico, celebrating the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

“On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be
made easy, they say, and not slippery with tears.”

2011; Jim Hill & Meesh Rheault Miller; Spanish with English subtitles; 47 minutes; not rated.

For further information, please visit www.callinghomethedead.com.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Día de los Muertos: Despedida

5 pm to 7 pm

Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry and hands-on art making at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus; enjoy music, traditional chocolate mexicano, pan de muertos, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.

For more information please call or email David Torres at 505-246-2261 or DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free community event

Thank you to Holman’s USA for sponsoring all of our Día de los Muertos activities!

Musica del corazon

¡Música del Corazón!—Aventuras musicales: Spain, Mexico, New Mexico

November 5
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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12:15 pm—Pre-concert lecture
1 pm—Concert

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance
New Mexico folk traditions, old and new, take center stage during an afternoon of captivating music as the University of New Mexico’s Robb Musical Trust and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present their annual celebration of traditional Nuevo Mexicano music, ¡Música del Corazón!

On the wings of melody, rhythm, and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the Robb Musical Trust. The 2017 concert is also dedicated to Priscilla Robb McDonnell, sister of John D. Robb, Jr. It is preceded by an informative pre-concert lecture by concert curator Enrique Lamadrid.

This year’s concert commemorates Nuevo Mexicano roots in the musical contexts of Mexico and Spain, in keeping with the vision of the Robb Musical Trust. Featured performers are:
• Lone Piñon, a lively string conjunto equally at home with the tunes of the bailes nuevomexicanos, the huapangos of Mexico’s Huasteca region, the sones abajeños of the state of Michoacán, and the music of the borderlands;
• Tomás Lozano and his Alburquerque group ¡Viva la Pepa!, celebrating our deepest Iberian heritage with the ancient romance ballads still sung in the upper Rio Grande, and the unusual instruments that once accompanied them;
• Frank McCulloch, returning with his Amigos to explore more of his vast regional repertoire of songs and ballads, charting how Mexico has always inspired the New Mexican musical imagination;

For more information, please contact the Robb Musical Trust at 505-277-8967 or admin@robbtrust.org.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

The Vietnam War, Title Artwork (Reflections)

Film: Excerpt from The Vietnam War

7 pm

A newly edited clip from The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, focuses on personal stories rather than the history, politics, or combat of the war. This excerpt is designed to open up conversations and allow deeper, more personal dialogue—emphasizing the struggles of the veteran community from different generations as they come together to process their experiences of war and return. It features “Fellow Warriors: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam with John Musgraves.” Following the screening, audience members may move into a comfortable space to share stories, talk about personal experiences, and gather information from local veterans’ service providers. Staff from the Albuquerque Veteran Center will help facilitate conversation; information from the Mobile Vet Center in Santa Fe will also be available. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Ken Burns & Lynn Novich; English; 30 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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¡Salud y Sabor! Mundo Latino: Chef Showdown

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

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Festival Chispa Presents: Nano Stern

November 16
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

Born in Santiago in 1985, the grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Europe, Nano Stern represents a new generation inspired by the nueva canción movement. A guitar virtuoso with a powerful singing voice, he combines traditional Chilean, Latin American, and European folk music with jazz improvisation and rock influence, as well as his early classical training and the inspiration of musical icons such as Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani. Outspoken and passionate as well as experimental, Stern delivers powerful universal messages with a deep sense of social justice. With numerous international festival appearances and ten albums to his credit, he has a devoted following stretching through Latin America and into Europe and Australia.

Of the Chilean musical activists like Inti-Illimani who continued to lead the nueva canción movement during the years of the Pinochet dictatorship, Stern says, “I am extremely respectful of the tradition. It is an enormous gift we received from the people of the past.”

Festival Chispa Presents, a partnership with Avokado Artists, is a series that showcases some of the finest and most innovative groups, both legendary and up-and-coming, that the Latino world has to offer. Fusing various musical genres, cultures, and traditions, this dynamic series breaks down musical boundaries and leaves the audience wanting more!
$22, $27 w/ $2 discount for students and senior, $3 discount for NHCC Members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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New Mexico and the Vietnam War screen shot

Film: Selections from New Mexico and The Vietnam War: Portrait of a Generation

7 pm

Produced by New Mexico PBS, this series of short documentaries focuses on New Mexico’s diverse Vietnam War veterans, families, and refugees whose lives were changed by the war. These are dramatic first person accounts of duty, honor, courage, sacrifice, loss, understanding, and renewal. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Michael Kamins, executive producer, and Tom Baca, a veteran whose story is captured in the film. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Michael Kamins; English; 45 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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