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    December 11

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    December 13

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    December 15

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    January 18, 2019

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December 2018

Film: Mi Gran Noche/My Big Night

7 pm

This “instant camp classic” is set in a TV studio, where the advance taping of a New Year’s Eve special is fraught with difficulties. A crane falls on an extra; there are riots and protests outside the studio; a hunky singer is being blackmailed by two girl-crush fans; an aging crooner is targeted for assassination by his adopted son and manager; and two extras fall in love, even though the woman seems to be a bad-luck charm. “A manic farce of schlubs and monsters, professional one-upsmanship and assassination.” Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2015; Álex de la Iglesia; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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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

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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The Blind Boys of Alabama (Rental)

December 19
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated South with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. They released their debut single in 1948, launching a 70-year career that would see them rack up five Grammy awards and collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed. This special concert will feature songs from the Talkin’ Christmas! album as well as the band’s previous Grammy-winning Christmas recording Go Tell It on the Mountain, along with Blind Boys’ gospel classics and other gems.
$36, $44, $51

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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

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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January 2019

American Crossroads Trio (Rental)

January 20, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents American Crossroads Trio. Three of America’s most admired musicians meet for an unforgettable evening of musical diversity. David Bromberg pioneered the skillful blending of several genres into what is now known as Americana. David Hidalgo is the co-founder of acclaimed band Los Lobos. Larry Campbell is renowned for his work with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, among many others. This will be an unscripted evening of spontaneity, discovery, and musical virtuosity by three American masters.
$37, $42, $47

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February 2019

DNAWORKS and the NHCC Present The Real James Bond Was…Dominican!

February 14, 2019February 17, 2019
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm—Thursday-Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

What happens when a Dominican boy in Queens—with an imagination far beyond his shell, who won’t go anywhere without his nerf gun and is obsessed with James Bond—finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? Written and performed by Chris Rivas, The Real James Bond Was…Dominican! is a true story, about how Porfirio Rubirosa was Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond, and how this discovery sets off a whole tragi-comic journey for a young Dominican actor-to-be. It is a young man’s guide to love, sex, color, code-switching, whitewashing, success, fake-it-till-you-make-it, and the roller coaster ride of finding one’s true self.
$25 adults; $20 NHCC members; $12 students, seniors, unemployed persons, & artists

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 Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17, 2019February 24, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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

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

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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ABQ Philharmonic Presents “Art and Music Combined!” (Rental)

March 3, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Music director Byron Herrington conducts the ABQ Philharmonic in “Art and Music Combined!” Students create artwork based on listening to the music, which is then projected above the orchestra as well as displayed in the lobby. On the program are The Flying Dutchman Overture by Richard Wagner, Casablanca Suite by Max Steiner, Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten, La Boutique Fantasque Suite by Ottorino Respighi/Rossini, and Háry János Suite by Zoltan Kodaly.

For more information, please call 505-433-7445 or visit www.abqphilharmonic.org. The concert is free, donations are appreciated, and children are welcome.
Free public event; donations appreciated

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Beethoven & Schumann (Rental)

March 10, 2019
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Beethoven & Schumann
Roberto Minczuk Music Director, Antonio Chen Guang piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Schumann Symphony No. 3
Two of the finest works by two late-1Bth­ and early-19th-century classical giants! The warm emotional depth and drama of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor is unsurpassed. Experience its virtuosic performance by Olga Kern International Piano Competition First-Prize Winner, Antonio Chen Guang! Schumann’s majestic Third Symphony includes French horns, trumpets, and timpani, bringing sumptuous sound to this late-winter Sunday afternoon.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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