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August 2018
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Film: The Search for General Tso

7 pm

August screenings in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series conclude Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on our Immigration Experience. This six-week series is a project of City Lore, a cultural center for the arts and humanities based in New York City. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of NEH’s Community Conversations initiative, and features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of 24 organizations selected nationwide to participate in the Becoming American project. The scholar/moderator for the screenings and discussions at the Center is Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. The theme for Unit Six, presented on August 23, is “Immigration and Popular Culture.”

As much an immigration history as a culinary detective story, this ebullient documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized dish, General Tso’s Chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation to American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” The filmmakers seek the answer in a journey through the Chinese American experience from the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads to the age of Panda Express. On-air historians, chefs, writers, and enthusiasts provide accounts of the history of Chinese migration to America; the discriminatory 1880s Chinese Exclusion Act that forced emigrants out of the labor market and into small business ownership; the modification of “exotic” Chinese cuisine for American tastes; and the role of Chinese American community organizations in the dissemination of restaurants to the far corners of the nation to avoid competition and discrimination on the West Coast.
2014; Ian Cheney; English; 57 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

September 2018
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TEDxABQ Imagine Albuquerque (Rental)

September 28September 29
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Friday – Registration 5 pm, Presentation 6 pm
Saturday – Plaza Engagement 9 am, Presentation 1 pm

Celebrate the ideas, people, and culture of New Mexico. New TEDx talks by remarkable speakers, memorable performances, and one-of-a-kind audience experiences. TEDxABQ is a gathering of minds and community with new ideas and original thinking in every discipline.
One Day Ticket – $35 with a $10 discount for students, $105 VIP ticket
Two Day Ticket – $70 with a $20 discount for students, $155 VIP ticket

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Bountiful Bach (Rental)

September 30
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bountiful Bach
Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, Hannah Stephens, soprano
Coro Lux, Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Bach Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in a/fen Landen, BWV 51
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Bach’s festive Orchestral Suite No. 3 includes colorful trumpets and the famous “Air on the G String.” Star lyric coloratura soprano Hannah Stephens shines in Bach’s stunning Cantata No. 51, and the city ‘s own Coro Lux adds to the Baroque bounty in the NMPhil’s first Sunday afternoon concert of the season.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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October 2018
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Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

October 9
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

Ballet Folklórico de México was formed in 1952 by the dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández. For six decades it has presented dances that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico, including indigenous Mesoamerica. The ensemble performs three times weekly at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Additionally, it has toured widely and has appeared in over 80 countries, including a private performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Kennedy and command performances at the feet of the Sphinx in Egypt, bringing the richness of Mexican culture to millions.
$25, $39, $49

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Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca (Rental)

October 28November 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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October 28 & 31 and November 2 & 4, 2018
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Puccini’s Tosca, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the greatest hits in the operatic repertoire, Tosca tells the dramatic love story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi. This thrilling melodrama is matched by an equally powerful score and inventive orchestration. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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November 2018
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An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren (Rental)

November 12
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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8 pm

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up this multi-faceted artist’s contributions to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and the content of popular music.
$34, $44, $54

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December 2018
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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 14December 16
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish Victorian-era western costumes. Now in its 8th year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee. Purchase tickets early—last year’s performances sold out!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Group rates available

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

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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera! (Rental)

December 31
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring a quartet of Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone! Join us after the performance in the Ortega Ballroom for a champagne reception to ring in the New Year.
$45, $55, $65; an additional $45 upcharge for the New Year’s Eve after-party

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February 2019
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Opera Southwest Presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17, 2019February 24, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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February 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

OSW is thrilled to present Piazzolla’s only opera in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The story goes that his surrealist depiction of the titular Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife, and rebirth was composed entirely on the bandoneón. The opera effortlessly weaves classical contrapuntal techniques together with milongas, cabarets, and mid-century jazz for a thrilling dance through the underbelly of Buenos Aires. Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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

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March 2019
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Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

March 1, 2019March 2, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 off for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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