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Albuquerque Journal Theatre

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1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
(505)724-4771

This 691-seat proscenium theatre is the centerpiece of the REDCPA, integrating the latest in theatre design with unique and stunning aesthetics.

The flowing curves of the interior construction contribute to the state-of-the-art acoustics of this venue. The Journal Theatre also is equipped with an orchestra pit and an orchestra shell, which, like a band shell or small amphitheatre, provides optimal sound quality for symphonic and acoustic music. Artisan features include the unique doors and marquees, executed in burned copper by Federico Armijo of Cubero, New Mexico, and reflected in the copper mesh acoustic panels inside the theatre.

With over 1,700 square feet of performance area, the stage of the Albuquerque Journal Theatre is one of the largest indoor stages in New Mexico. The stage floor, of red oak stained black, has rubber pads between the framing and the concrete beneath, giving it the resiliency needed for dance performances. The fly system, used for raising and lowering sets as well as hanging stage drapery and housing the roof of the orchestra shell, has 46 lines, with 26 available for general use, allowing for rapid changes of elaborate scenery. At 85 feet on the exterior, the fly loft also creates the high point of the pyramid shape that is the central element of the building’s architecture.

Three levels of seating—orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony—accommodate audiences for the wide variety of productions staged in this venue.

Rental: $525 – $5000

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June 2018
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Magnify Dance Center: The Golden Years—A Tribute to Karen Alwin (Rental)

June 1June 2

6:30 pm—Friday
2 pm—Saturday

Magnify Dance Center presents The Golden Years—A Tribute to Karen Alwin. Magnify Dance Center’s Biannual Spring Showcase features our beautiful dancers in mixed choreography for a special celebration honoring the Albuquerque dance legacy of Karen Alwin during this, her 50th year of teaching.
$14, $18 w/ $3 discount for students and seniors

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Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Isabel Bayón Dju Dju

June 13

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 31 presents Compañía Isabel Bayón’s Dju Dju, an Israel Galván creation for Isabel Bayón.

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world along with her husband, guitarist Jesús Torres, and dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca. “Torres recites a litany of her superstitions; Bayón crosses herself, or shoos off bad spirits even as she’s willfully stomping on glass. The music veers from eerie lullabies to full church-organ portentousness…. Dju Dju works ultimately because it draws on qualities close to flamenco’s heart: wayward rhythms, unresolved dissonances, irrational passions, the summoning of hidden forces.” (Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian)

Born in Seville, Isabel Bayón has performed at numerous national and international festivals, and formed her own company in 2001, creating a series of award-winning shows. She is also a choreographer for the Spanish National Ballet and the Andalusian Dance Company, among others, and a teacher at the María de Ávila Higher Dance Conservatory in Madrid. She received the National Dance Award in 2013.
$40, $50, $70, $85

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Festival Flamenco Internacional: Fiesta Flamenca 31

June 15June 16

8 pm

Fiesta Flamenca is a star-studded evening of music and dance, illustrating the range and dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry can be found in the distinct characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular display of the most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco 31, along with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance. Featured artists to be announced soon.
$50, $60, $80, $95

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Remember the Time

June 20

7 pm

Music has always been an integral part of the history of Barelas, and many of New Mexico’s well-known musicians have come from this community. In 2012, the NHCC partnered with the Barelas Coffee House to present the Rock ‘n’ Soul Show and Revue, then in its seventh year.  This event, showcasing great rock, soul, R&B and New Mexico rancherita tunes from the 1960s through the 1980s, recreated the touring shows performed in legendary Albuquerque venues during those years and provided a forum for the reunion of some of the city’s finest musicians from that era. In 2014 the Barelas Coffee House presented Oh What A Night, and in 2015 Cruizin’ Central, to sold-out houses; these were unique opportunities for family and friends to come together and listen, sing along, and dance to music from the 1950s through the 1980s. In 2016 and 2017, the first and second Remember the Time dance concerts brought back memories of happy times at venues such as the Civic Auditorium, Leo’s La Roc, and the Far West. This year’s concert, focusing on more recent decades, once again celebrates life, love, and music at its best with great Albuquerque musicians who have been entertaining New Mexico audiences over the years.  Featured bands are Picoso, Fat City, and Soul Divine, three dynamic local dance bands with dedicated fan bases.

Opened in 1978 as a precursor to the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood, the Barelas Coffee House is itself an iconic Albuquerque venue and a popular local meeting place as well as a tourist attraction.  The NHCC is once again entering into a presenting partnership with the Barelas Coffee House, through owner Michael Anthony Gonzales, for the 3rd annual Remember the Time dance concert.
$27 w/ $2 off for NHCC members

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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Baracutanga

June 23

7:30 pm

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, the most storied and revered folkloric gaita and traditional cumbia ensemble from Colombia’s Caribbean region, has been active since the 1950’s. Their music preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritage. Dating back at least to the time of Bolivar, gaitero music is played on two flutes (gaitas) and a maraca, both of Indigenous origin, and drums of African origin, through the descendants of the many African slaves who passed through the country’s Caribbean coast. The group’s founder, Antonio “Toño” Fernández, is credited with paving the way for modern cumbia’s enormous popularity throughout the Americas by being the first to successfully put words to gaitero music. The Latin Grammy-winning band has toured the world and is currently headed by four of the original members, who perform with a new generation of gaiteros. Through their own new compositions and through teaching young musicians, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto are a crucial link between traditional gaita & cumbia music and its contemporary renewal. Thanks in great part to them, gaita music has become one of the most influential traditional styles in contemporary Colombian popular music today.

Baracutanga, a New Mexico-based, seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and the U.S.), prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as mixing huayño and cumbia with Middle Eastern darbuka, or Afro-Cuban batá and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among other combinations. This kind of experimentation, blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, results in an exciting, distinctive Latin flavor that is all its own. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and north, finding common ground in creating songs that cross linguistic and cultural barriers and promoting cultural experiences that empower Latinos with a message of self-affirmation. Over the past couple of years the award-winning group has found itself enjoying an ever-expanding national and international audience with appearance on stages from Calgary to Juarez, Denver to Kansas City. Baracutanga will be celebrating the release of their latest single and video “Cuida tus Espaldas”, mixed by Grammy-nominated, triple platinum engineer Frank “El Medico” Rodriquez (Kinky, Juan Luis Guerra, Daddy Yankee).
$22, $27 w/ $2 off for NHCC Members

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July 2018
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OCB NATURAL NEW MEXICO (Rental)

July 14

10:30 AM (event will run straight through with a 30-minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards)

Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB). Drug-Free Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, and Physique Contest. For more information please go to the OCB website HERE or click HERE for event information.
$41 Adult, $12 under Age 12, $57 Assistant (general admission plus backstage access) (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted.

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August 2018
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Ry Cooder (Rental)

August 16

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7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Ry Cooder, an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film score composer best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar. Cooder is the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including Best World Music Album, Best Pop Instrumental Album, and the 1997 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performance for his work producing the classic album Buena Vista Social Club. Joachim Cooder, Ry’s son, opens the show.
$46, $61, $71

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October 2018
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Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca (Rental)

October 28November 4

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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December 2018
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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera! (Rental)

December 31

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

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

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March 2019
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Opera Southwest Presents Wagner’s Lohengrin (Rental)

March 31, 2019April 7, 2019

March 31 and April 3, 5 & 7, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Wagner’s Lohengrin, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in German with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Wagner’s bel canto masterpiece.

Our pioneering reconstruction of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premiere of Lohengrin, conducted by Franz Liszt, will revisit the intimate and historically accurate masterpiece for an epic close to this season. 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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