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2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide

2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide

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2012-2013
PERFORMING
ARTS GUIDE
El Paso Electric presents
Broadway in El Paso
“A Chorus Line’ opens the season series Nov. 19
Your annual gui de to area per formi ng
arts groups and season schedul es
UTEP Theatre & Dance opens its
season with ‘Othello’ Sept. 21-30
starring Will Badgett. See Pages 7, 13
Left: Showtime! El Paso brings
the ‘Masters of Motown’ to the
Abraham Chavez Theatre Jan. 20.
See Pages 2, 17
Right: Craicmore opens the
Premier Season Sept. 21 at the
Flickinger Center in Alamogordo.
See Pages 6, 19
Lola Productions’ 7-show Signature
Series opens with ‘Sacred Music,
Sacred Dance’ Nov. 11.
See Pages 11, 15
The Parnas Duo are among the
guest artists at El Paso Pro-
Musica’s Chamber Music Festival
Jan. 10-Feb. 2. See Pages 4, 12
El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s
season finale will feature Maestro
Gürer Aykal as guest conductor.
See Pages 9, 14
Season Sponsor of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide
is the El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Centers
See Pages 6, 8, 10, 20
Page 2 — El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide
September
The Lovin Spoonful — The American rock
legends perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at
the Spencer Theate, Alto N.M. (575) 336-4800
or spencertheater.com.
‘Opera for All’ — El Paso Opera opens its
season with popular arias from four operas at 7
p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $25. 581-5534 or
epopera.org.
ETHEL and Robert Mirabel — The pio-
neering Native American string quartet per-
forms with guest artist Grammy-winning flutist
Robert Mirabel to open the 2012/2013 NSMU
Cultural series season at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.
7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall.
Tickets: $15 ($10 NMSU students). Season
tickets are $81. Information: (575) 646-1420 or
panam.nmsucom.edu.
Pickamania!’ — Mimbres Region Arts
Council celebrates folk, bluegrass and
Americana acoustic musical traditions Sept. 7-
9 in Gough Park, Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-
2505 or mimbresarts.org.
‘When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?’
— The Las Cruces Community Theatre pres-
ents the play written and directed by Mark
Medoff Sept. 7-23 at the Rio Grande Theatre,
Las Cruces. (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ – El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Neil
Simon’s romantic comedy Sept. 7-29.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$10. 532-1317, elpa-
soplayhouse.com.
‘The Man In Black: The Music Of
Johnny Cash’ — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8,
at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces, starring Robert Shaw and
his Lonely Street Band. Tickets $12. (575) 523-
6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
‘Bells of Old Mesilla’ — Driftwood
Productions hosts the musical celebrating New
Mexico’s Centennial Sept. 14-30, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, Las Cruces. (575) 523-6403
or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
John Siquieros — Music Forum El Paso
presents the classical guitarist at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16, at El Paso Museum of Art.
Free. musicforum-elpaso.org
Canteca de Macao — The eclectic Spanish
band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20,
at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The
band’s diverse sound includes samplings of reg-
gae, jazz, rock and Mediterranean influences.
Tickets: $15 ($10 NMSU students). Part of the
NMSU Cultural Series. Information: (575) 646-
1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
Jason Coleman — Las Cruces Civic
Concert Association presents the pianist and
grandson of Floyd Cramer at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20, Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. Tickets: $20. (575) 521-4051.
Craicmore — The contemporary traditional
Celtic musicians perform 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 21, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New
York Ave., Alamogordo. Tickets: $10, $20, $25
and $30. (575) 437-2202 or
flickingercenter.com.
Jason Coleman “The Legacy of Floyd
Cramer” — Grant County Community
Concert Association opens its season at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at WNMU Fine Arts
Center Theater in Silver City. $5-$20. (575)
538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony opens its 82nd season and continues
its search for new conductor at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, in the Plaza
Theatre, with guest pianist Ilya Yakushev. Guest
conductor Arthur Post, Music Director of
Canada’s Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
and San Juan Symphony, will lead a program
with “Count Up” by Stewart Goodyear,
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 37, C
minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, op.
36, F minor. 532-3776 or epso.org.
‘Othello’ — UTEP Department of Theatre
and Dance presents Shakespeare’s tragedy of
the Moor of Venice Sept. 21-30, in the Fox
Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by
Chuck Gordon. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-
$12. Information: 747-5118 or
theatredance.utep.edu.
2012-2013 Performing Arts Calendar
Following are performing arts events events in El Paso and southern
New Mexico listed by month. Events that overlap months are listed in the
first month they occur. All events and dates are subject to change. Please
call the number or check the website to confirm event information.
An overview of area performing arts organizations with
contact information and ticket prices begins on Page 16.
For updates of this event schedule, please pick up a current copy of El Paso
Scene (published monthly) or check our website, www.epscene.com
El Paso Scene Performing Arts Guide
Randy Limbird, Editor & Publisher
Lisa Kay Tate, Assistant Editor
El Paso Scene, P.O. Box 13615, El Paso TX 79913
Phone: (915) 542-1422 FAX: (915) 542-4292
web: www.epscene.com email: epscene@epscene.com
Season Sponsor
El Paso Convention &
Performing Arts Centers
6, 8, 10, 20
Sponsors
Showtime El Paso! 2, 17
El Paso Pro-Musica 4, 12
Flickinger Center 6, 19
El Paso Symphony 9, 14
UTEP Theatre & Dance 7, 13
Lola Productions 11, 15
Co-Sponsors
El Paso Chopin Festival 5, 18
NMSU Cultural Series 3, 18
El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide — Page 3
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater
Festival - The annual Shakespeare festival is
Sept. 21-Oct. 14, at Chamizal National
Memorial’s Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m.
Sunday and 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Admission: $6-$10, 474-4275 or shakespeare-
ontherocks.com.
• “Taming of the Shrew” is Friday through
Sunday, Sept. 28-30.
• “Twelfth Night” is Friday through Sunday,
Sept. 21-23
‘Legacy of Floyd Cramer’ — Showtime
El Paso opens its season with a performance by
Jason Coleman, grandson of the legendary
Floyd Cramer at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23,
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Cramer’s dis-
tinctive sound is still alive and powerful today
through Coleman, who has been playing the
piano since he could reach the keys. After
Coleman made his Grand Ole Opry debut at
age 17, he was given the honor of playing for
the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion
Ceremony recognizing his grandfather’s induc-
tion into the Hall of Fame. Information: 544-
2022 or ShowtimeElPaso.com.
‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ — El
Paso Community College’s Department of
Drama begins its season with the play by Adly
Guirgis at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday,
Sept. 27-Oct. 6, at the EPCC Transmountain
Campus Forum. Directed by Keith Townsend.
$7-$15. 833-2228, 227-2397 or epcc.edu.
High Desert Production —American
Southwest Theatre Company presents the new
work Sept. 28-Oct. 14, at NMSU’s Hershel
Zohn Theatre. $10-15. (575) 646-4515.
‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ —
No Strings Theater Company presents Oscar
Wilde’s classic comedy Sept. 28-Oct. 14 at
the Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-$10.
(575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
LCSO’s New Mexico Centennial
Celebration — Las Cruces Symphony
Orchestra opens its season at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Guest
artist is violinist Pip Clarke. $35-$45. (575)
646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
The Capitol Steps — Impact|Programs of
Excellence presents the “hilarious, politically
incorrect musical parody comedy troupe” at 6
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Plaza Theatre
(Ticketmaster). Information: impactprogram-
sofexcellence.com.
October
Chinese Cirque — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
3, at the Spencer Theater, Alto, N.M. Tickets:
$66 and $69. Information: (575) 336-4800,
(888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Zuill Bailey – El Paso Pro-Musica presents
the renowned cellist in a special performance
in conjunction the “Golden Age Exhibit”
Thursday, Oct. 4, at the El Paso Museum of
Art. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
‘The Canterville Ghost’ — Oct. 5-28, at
Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Information:
351-1455.
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater
Festival - The annual Shakespeare festival is
Sept. 21-Oct. 14, at Chamizal National
Memorial’s Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
Admission: $10 adults ($8 full-time students
with ID; seniors 65 and older). Group tickets:
$6 each for groups of 10 or more; available at
474-4275 or shakespeareontherocks.com.
• “Richard III” is 7 p.m Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 5-6 and 6 p.m Thursday, Oct. 11.
• “Taming of the Shrew” is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 13.
• “Twelfth Night” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys
— The traditional country, western swing and
progressive cowboy hit-maker performs at 7
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Spencer
Theater, Alto, N.M. $56 and $59. (575) 336-
4800or spencertheater.com.
Hot Club Of San Francisco — 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12, at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. (575) 523-6403 or
RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — UTEP
Dinner Theatre opens the season Oct. 12-28
with the musical “lovingly ripped off from the
classic Monty Python comedy “Monty Python
and Holy Grail.” Information: 747-6060.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ – El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the come-
dy thriller Oct. 12-Nov. 3. $5-$10. 532-1317,
elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Reentry’ — UTEP Department of Theatre
and Dance, and Frontera Rep presents the
Southwest premiere of the play by Emily
Ackerman and KJ Sanchez Oct. 12-14 in the
Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. The docudrama
is the story of five Marines getting ready for
and returning from combat, and explores the
relationships between Marines and civilians
Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7-$9. Information: 747-
5118 or theatredance.utep.edu. Additional per-
formances are Oct. 5-6 at Fort Bliss.
El Paso Chopin Music Festival —The
2012 fall series of piano concerts is sponsored
by El Paso Community College and the El Paso
Chopin Festival Society. Concerts are 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 13, 27 and Nov. 9. Admission
is free, but people are advised to arrive early.
Information: 584-1595 or elpaso-chopin.com.
• Oct. 13 — Lucy Scarbrough, at
Transmountain Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway
North. Scarbrough, the festival’s founder and
artistic director, will perform two of her own
works along with works by Chopin.
• Oct. 27 — Andrew Tyson, at Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. First
Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert
Artists International Auditions, Tyson will make
his New York debut at Merkin Hall and his
Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy
Center’s Terrace Theater this season in the
Young Concert Artists Series.
Dala — The folk duo performs 2 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 14, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N.
New York in Alamogordo, N.M. Drawing upon
influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil
Young and Bob Dylan, Dala writes songs that
are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethe-
real soprano voice blends seamlessly with
Shelia’s velvety alto, creating the lush har-
monies that have become their trademark.
Tickets: $10, $20, $25 and $30. Information:
(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Chamber Music Consortium of the
Southwest — Music Forum El Paso presents
the classical ensemble performing Ermanno
Wolf-Ferrari’s Chamber Symphony at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14, at El Paso Museum of Art.
Free. Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
Yolanda Kondanassis — El Paso Pro-
Musica presents the harpist in concert Tuesday,
Oct. 16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
Presented in partnership with El Paso
Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors
and military; $5 students). Information: 833-
9400 or eppm.org.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony, in collaboration with El Paso Pro-
Musica, performs with guest harpist Yolanda
Kondanassis at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre. Guest con-
ductor is Bohuslav Rattay, Artistic Director of
El Paso Pro-Musica has been a
Chamber and classical music mainstay in
the Sun City for 35 years, but its musical
presence and knack for bringing fresh
and original classical-centered perform-
ances to the city keep make it a new
experience for
music lovers sea-
son after season.
Artistic Director
Zuill Bailey said
this year’s
anniversary sea-
son will present a
mix of return
artists who have
gained both an
established audi-
ence in the area as well as new and
unique performers visiting the city for
the first time.
“The audience can truly expect not
only some of the most original classical
programming, a commission composed
specifically for El Paso Pro-Musica,
audience favorites like violinist Chee
Yun and pianist Awadagin Pratt, but also
one-of-a-kind performances never before
enjoyed by this region, including
‘Igudesman and Joo Duo,’ and a classi-
cal garage band,” Bailey said.
Yun will be one of the guests for the El
Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music
Festival Jan.11-Feb. 3, with performanc-
es in both El Paso and Las Cruces. Other
festival guests include Australian pianist
Piers Lane, the Parnas Duo in a concert
in collaboration with El Paso Symphony
Orchestra and NPR’s Rob Kapilow of
“What Makes Music Great.”
Composer Ben Wallfisch, known for
his work in such diverse motion pictures
as “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Soloist”
and “V For Vendetta,” the latter of which
was nominated for the 2006 Academy
Award for Best Score, will share his
composition “Chopin’s Waterloo,” creat-
ed especially for El Paso Pro-Musica.
The season’s EPPM concert finale
April 9 marks another milestone, pianist
Awadagin Pratt’s 20th anniversary of
winning the International Naumberg
Competition. Pratt, who was the first
African-American pianist to win this
honor, has performed with most major
orchestras in the United States, and
serves as Artist in Residence at
University of Cincinnati College-
Conservatory of Music. Some of his
most visible performances have included
performing at the White House for
President Bill Clinton, with the New
York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center,
and in television appearances on “Today
Show,” “Good Morning America” and
“Sesame Street.” Pratt and Bailey have
performed several duo recitals through-
out the United States.
Bailey said it is “simply a joy” for him
to bring Pratt, an audience favorite, back
to the region to celebrate the 35th
anniversary season.
“What makes him so very special is
that he is such a multi-faceted artist, and
has performed in El Paso as a
Conductor, Violinist and Pianist,” he
said. “What people don’t know about
Awadagin is that he also a culinary artist,
an incredible wine and food enthusiast,
not to mention a ranked tennis player.
His El Paso concert will celebrate ‘a few
of his favorite things,’ and all he is
renowned for, including being a world
class soloist.”
Other performances include a collabo-
rative concert with El Paso Symphony
Orchestra featuring Yolanda
Kondonassis on Oct. 16 and the Ying
String Quartet on Nov. 8-9.
Kondonassis is considered one of the
world’s foremost classical harpists, and
her album “Air,” featuring works by
Debussy and Takemitsu, was nominated
for a Grammy Award. The Ying String
Quartet has been nominated for multiple
Grammys, including winning one in
2005 for a collaboration with Turtle
Island Quartet, The group also serves as
the quartet in residence at Eastman
School of Music.
Bailey believes this season will be
filled with highlights, which include per-
formances by some exceptionally inno-
vative and creative musicians. Some or
the classical artists coming to perform
during the season use historically classi-
cal instruments, but will infuse all sorts
of musical styles.
“We are showcasing creative young
Academy Award-nominated composer
Ben Wallfisch, Igudesman and Joo Duo,
presenting ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ a
finely tuned cocktail of comedy and
classics in ways we have never seen
them presented before, and Time for
Three, a classically trained garage band
featuring a new style of improvisation all
their own,” he said.
Time for Three (aka Tf3), performing
March 5, has received attention for their
Daft Punk-inspired classical remix of
Kanye West’s “Stronger,” which not only
showcased the diversity of classical
instruments, but also shared a positive
message for young people. Having met
as music students at the Curtis Institute
of Music in Philadelphia, they have per-
formed hundreds of engagements
throughout the world.
“We don’t discriminate against any
kind of music. If we like it, we play it,”
they shared about their musical philoso-
phy. “We're trying to reach out to an
audience broader than the traditional
classical music audience, and we have
actively included jazz, bluegrass, pop
and other genres in our concerts.”
Bailey feels every performance in for
their 35th anniversary is a not-to-be-
missed experience.
“This promises one of the finest sea-
sons yet,” he said.
Tickets are $25, $20 seniors and mili-
tary, $5 for students; available in
advance or at the door at all concerts.
Season ticket packages are also avail-
able. For information, call 833-9400 or
visit eppm.org.
El Paso Pro-Musica
marks 35th season
Zuill Bailey
Page 4 — El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide
El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide — Page 5
For information, call (915) 584-1595, email chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or visit www.elpaso-chopin.com
Sponsored by El Paso Community College and The El Paso Chopin Music Festival Society
Lucy Scarbrough
Saturday,
Oct. 13
Transmountain
Campus Forum
Theatre, EPCC
Founder and
Artistic Director
of El Paso Chopin
Festival, and judge
in the National
Chopin Competition

THE 2012 EL PASO
MUSIC FESTIVAL
PIANO
CONCERTS
IN EL PASO
All concerts are at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Early arrival encouraged!
Igor Lovchinsky
Saturday,
Nov. 10
Chamizal
National
Memorial
Theatre
First Prize Winner
of the Eastman
International Piano
Competition and
National Chopin
Piano Competition
Andrew Tyson
Saturday,
Oct. 27
Chamizal
National
Memorial
Theatre
First Prize
Winner of the
2011 Young
Concert Artists
International
Auditions
Our 18th Encore Season!
the Muncie Symphony and Music Director of
the Lake Charles Symphony, who will lead the
orchestra in Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,”
Ginastera’s “Concerto for Harp, op. 25, and
Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8, op. 88 in G major.
Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
‘Flamenco!’ — Local dance team Paco
Antonio and Lucilene de Geus, with guest
dancers, perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 19-20, at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
RioGrandeTheatre.com.
‘Steel Magnolias’ — Las Cruces
Community Theatre presents the play by
Robert Harling Oct. 19-Nov. 4 at the Rio
Grande Theatre, Las Cruces. (575) 523-1200
or lcctnm.org.
‘Tap-The Show’ — Showtime El Paso pres-
ents the non-stop explosion of rhythmic energy
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. “Tap” is the winner of the
Heartbeat Award, the top IAAPA accolade.
Wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a
soaring orchestral score, this cast of eight
award-winning dancers and two singers travels
over decades of styles from Broadway and big
band to world music and pop/rock.
Information: 544-2022, ShowtimeElPaso.com.
‘Die Fledermaus’ — El Paso Opera pres-
ents informal productions of the Johann Strauss
opera at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct.
25-26 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the
Summit Ballroom, 120 N. Festival. $51.20 to
$64. 581-5534 or epopera.org.
‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ — El Paso
Community College’s Department of Drama
presents the comedy by Neil Simon Thursday
through Saturday, Oct. 25-Nov. 3, at the
EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed
by Hector Serrano. Information: 833-2228,
227-2397 or epcc.edu.
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at WNMU Fine Arts
Center Theatre, with guest artist James Houlis,
tenor saxophone. Presented by Mimbres
Region Arts Council and Grant County Concert
Association. $5-$25. (575) 538-2505 or mim-
bresarts.org.
‘Annie’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre’s pres-
ents the Depression-era musical Oct. 26-Nov.
3, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York
in Alamogordo, N.M. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$10. Information: (575) 430-9162 or alamogor-
domusictheatre.org.
LCSO with James Houlik — Las Cruces
Symphony welcomes the guest tenor saxo-
phonist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at NMSU’s Atkinson
Music Recital Hall.$35-$45. (575) 646-3709 or
lascrucessymphony.com.
November
VoicePlay — Grant County Community
Concert Association presents the a capella
group at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at WNMU
Fine Arts Center Theater in Silver City. $5-$20.
(575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
Capitol Steps: “Take The Money and
Run for President” — The Washington
D.C. musical parody comedy troupe performs
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Spencer
Theater, Alto N.M. Tickets: $76 and $79. (575)
336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Ying String Quartet — El Paso Pro-Musica
presents the fearlessly imaginative classical four-
some Nov. 8-9. Performances are Thursday at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall in Las
Cruces and Friday at the Scottish Rite Theatre
in El Paso. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors, military;
$5 students). 833-9400 or eppm.org.
LCSO Family Concert — Sunday, Nov.
11, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las
Cruces. Information: (575) 646-3709.
‘Aladdin’ — 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9-10, Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. Presented by A Children’s Theatre of
the Mesilla Valley. $6. (575) 571-1413.
‘Still Life With Iris’ — No Strings Theater
Company’s production of the adventure by
Stephen Dietz is Nov. 9-25 at the Black Box
Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-$10. (575) 523-1223
or no-strings.org.
Igor Lovchinsky — The international
pianist, hailed by Gramophone as a ”star of the
future” and acclaimed by Piano Magazine for
the “elegance and rapturous beauty” of his
music-making, performs the final solo concert
of the El Paso Chopin Music Festival at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Chamizal National
Memorial. Admission is free, but people are
advised to arrive early. Information: 584-1595
or elpaso-chopin.com.
Eisenhower Dance — The contemporary
dance group performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 10, at the Flickinger Center, Alamogordo.
Tickets: $22, $27, $35 and $40. Information:
(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
‘Sacred Music Sacred Dance’ — Lola
Productions Inc. kicks off its 2012-2013
Signature Series with the Tibetan Monks from
the Drepung Loseling Monastery Sunday, Nov.
11, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The per-
formance features multiphonic singing, wherein
the monks simultaneously intone three notes of
a chord. Information: 747-5234, 1-800-745-
3000 or ticketmaster.com.
‘Simply Streisand’ — Carla DelVillaggio
pays tribute to Barbra Streisand at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
Las Cruces. (575) 523-6403 or
RioGrandeTheatre.com.
‘The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the
Middle East’ — The UTEP Department of
Theatre and Dance presents three one-act
plays by Naomi Wallace Nov. 14-18, in the Fox
Fine Arts Studio Theatre. All are about people
who have suffered as a result of conflicts in the
Middle East Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $7-$9. Information: 747-5118 or the-
atredance.utep.edu.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
— The New Orleans Cajun band performs at 8
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at NMSU’s Atkinson
Music Recital Hall. Tickets: $15 ($10 NMSU
students). Part of the NMSU Cultural Series.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys’ perform-
ance of Cajun French music propelled them
into the world music limelight early on, and by
their third release, “Trace of Time,” had gar-
nered them a Grammy nomination for tradi-
tional folk music. The band’s latest album
“Grand Isle” was also nominated for a Grammy.
Information: (575) 646-1420 or panam.nmsu-
com.edu.
Eliza Gilkyson — The politically minded,
poetically gifted singer performs at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16, at the Buckhorn Opera House
in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres
Region Arts Council’s Folk Series. $15-$20.
(575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony performs Handel’s “Messiah” with El
Paso Choral Society and guest soprano Thea
Cordova, mezzo-soprano Melissa Parks, bari-
tone Levi Hernandez and tenor Francisco A.
Almanza at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov.
16-17, in the Plaza Theatre. Guest conductor is
Fort Worth Symphony Associate Conductor
Andrés Franco, who will also conduct Bizet’s
Symphony No. 1, C major. Information: 532-
3776 or epso.org.
‘Lend Me A Tenor’ – El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy
Nov. 16-Dec. 8. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $5-$10. 532-
1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘The Rocky Horror Show’ —American
Southwest Theatre Company presents the
beloved cult musical Nov. 16-Dec. 9, NMSU’s
Hershel Zohn Theatre. Tickets: $10-$15.
Information: (575) 646-4515.
Zeke Meza — Music Forum El Paso presents
the classical pianist at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
18, at El Paso Museum of Art. Admission is
free. Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
EPSYO Fall Concert - El Paso Symphony
Youth Orchestra opens its season 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Plaza Theatre. 532-
3776, 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
‘A Chorus Line’ – The Broadway in El Paso
Series kicks off with the Tony Award winning
musical at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the
Plaza Theatre. As casting for a new Broadway
musical is almost complete, 17 dancers audition
for the chance of a lifetime; something they
have trained for hours every day of their lives.
Tickets to be announced (Ticketmaster).
‘A Chorus Line’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, Nov. 20-21, at the Spencer
Theater, Alto N.M. $56 and $59. (575) 336-
4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘Seussical the Musical’ — Nov. 23-Dec.
16 at Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas. Information:
351-1455.
December
The Platters — 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at
the Spencer Theater, Alto N.M. $66 and $69.
(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘The Birth of Opera’ — El Paso Opera
hosts a performance by Jeffrey Lentz at 8 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1-2, El Paso
Museum of Art. $40 ($75 couples) Saturday;
$25 all tickets Sunday. 581-5534, epopera.org.
LCSO with Norman Krieger — Las
Cruces Symphony welcomes the pianist at 7:30
p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. $35-$45.
(575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Ron Thielman’s Big Band — 3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, Rio Grande Theatre, present-
ed by Las Cruces Civic Concert Association.
$20. (575) 521-4051.
‘White Christmas’ — Las Cruces
Community Theatre presents the Irving Berlin
musical Dec. 7-23, at the Rio Grande Theatre.
$7-$10. (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Mesilla Valley Chorale — 3 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces.
$10. Information: (575) 647-2560.
‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ – Broadway in
El Paso Series presents an evening of holiday
wonderment at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at
the Plaza Theatre. An international cast of
more than 30 multi-talented artists create an
experience of gingerbread men flipping mid air,
toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen
daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting,
penguins spinning, puppets dancing, reindeer
soaring high above a landscape and more.
Tickets to be announced (Ticketmaster).
Flying J Wranglers’ White Mountain
Christmas — Southern New Mexico’s own
cowboy quintet performs at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 13, at the Spencer Theater, Alto N.M.
$30. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
spencertheater.com.
Alamogordo may be known for many
things from space history to nearby
white sands, but one of its best-kept
secrets may be in the world of perform-
ing arts — the Flickinger Center.
The Flickinger Center for Performing
Arts is a 590-seat theater that shares its
name with the non-profit arts and culture
organization. It plays hosts to a variety
of entertainment, including concerts,
plays, musicals, dance recitals, and beau-
ty pageants, both by professional stage
companies and by local amateur groups.
Once a movie theater, the Flickinger
was the vision of the Civic Auditorium,
Inc., a group founded in 1983 to provide
a performing arts center for Alamogordo
and Otero County. In 1988, the theater
was donated to the non-profit board and
named the Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts (although the name
wasn’t legally changed to Flickinger
until 1994).
The public was immediately receptive
to this new venue though donations of
materials, labor and time. This included
building a temporary stage with stage
lighting provided by local churches, pub-
lic schools and theater groups.
Since its opening in 1988, the center
had depended solely on volunteer help
for concession sales, ticket sales, janitor-
ial and all other services, though a part-
time manager was hired in 1990.
The center continued to progress as a
successful Capital Campaign in 1991
helped bring renovations to the building
plus the purchase of an adjacent proper-
ty. Improvements included the addition
of an orchestra pit, dressing rooms,
wooden stage and sound system. After
briefly closing in 1992, the center re-
opened to present its inaugural season.
Flickinger’s Executive Director Jim
Mack said the center presents national
and international touring artists each
through its Premier Series season.
“Such artist as Arlo Guthrie, Michael
Martin Murphy, Al Hurricane Jr. and Sr.,
Little Tony y la Familia, Jesse Cook,
Sons of the Pioneers, State Street Ballet,
Dean Regan, and many more, have per-
formed at the Flickinger Center,” Mack
said.
This year’s Premier line-up includes
music, dance and theatre. Musical per-
formances include Celtic band
Craicmore, folk duo Dala, a Mariachi
Christmas performance, classical masters
RichterUzer Duo, and flamenco and
Latin jazz guitar virtuoso Robert
Michaels.
Performances in dance include the criti-
cally acclaimed Eisenhower Dance
Company, the Golden Gates Russian
Folk Music Dance Group’s “Moscow
Nights” at the National Dance Company
of Ireland’s hit musical journey through
the ages “Rhythm of the Dance.”
Their annual Valentine’s Day event and
fundraiser, Chocolate Buffet and
Cabaret, offers traditional Hawaiian
music by Kahumko Jr. and Masters of
Hawaiian Music. New this year,
Flickinger will host the Kokopelli Jazz
and Blues Festival
Sept. 29 at Alameda
Park.
For six Saturdays
in the summer,
Flickinger hosts out-
door concerts for its
Tailgate Series in
the upper parking
lot of the New
Mexico Museum of
Space History.
Season spaces for
the event often fill up well in advance of
the season, although “walk-in” admis-
sion is available.
The center is also home to local organi-
zations such as the Alamogordo
Academy of Ballet that produces shows
in December such as “The Nutcracker”
and “Christmas Story” and in May, and
Alamogordo Music Theater (AMT) that
three shows each year.
The Alamogordo Music Theatre’s show
this season starts with the family favorite
“Annie” Oct. 26-Nov. 3, with their
remaining season’s shows, “Clue: The
Musical,” “How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying” and “The Rocky
Horror Show” planned for the spring.
New this year, Flickinger will host the
Kokopelli Jazz and Blues Festival Sept.
29 at Alameda Park.
Mack said one of the priorities of the
Flickinger Center is making program-
ming accessible to the area’s youth.
Since the inaugural season, the
Flickinger Center has regularly offered
at least one season of public events grad-
ually sharing all the artists with area
schools. The Flickinger Center has
grown from presenting eight events to 14
seasonal events, and three concerts of
local performers, thanks to generous
grant monies from Marshall L. and
Perrine D. McCune Foundation. This
grant also allowed the Flickinger Center
to set up a school bus fund, allowing
schools to attend any event they choose.
“During the 2011-2012 season, over
6,000 school children were brought into
Flickinger to enjoy special school shows
performed by the nationally and interna-
tionally touring artist,” he said. “The
Academy of Ballet and Alamogordo
Music Theater also put on several school
shows each year.”
Area public, private and home schools
may use the center free of charge for
concerts, plays, awards and other school
programs.
Mack feels the Flickinger’s presence
has certainly been and invaluable enter-
tainment and cultural asset to the
Alamogordo community.
“The Flickinger Center for Performing
Arts is a shinning star for the arts, cul-
ture and community events in Otero
County,” he said.
The Flickinger Center for Performing
Arts is located at 1110 New York
Avenue. Premier season tickets (for nine
shows) range from $104 to $224. For
more information on the center, call
(575) 432-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Flickinger is cultural
center of Alamogordo
Fall 2012 is right around the corner and
planning is well underway for a season
filled with entertainment opportunities at
the El Paso Convention and Performing
Arts Centers (CPAC) .
September is packed with activities
including continuation of the 10th
Anniversary Alfresco Fridays! Series.
The series will conclude with double
feature performances on Sept. 14
(Brown Betty and Sobredosis del Sabor),
Sept. 21 (Sha’Vonne and the Vibe and
Prime 80’s Xperience) and Sept. 28
(Magistral Sonora and Azucar). Shows
begin at 6 p.m.
Movies in the Canyon, another FREE
series presented by CPAC, began in
August and will continue until Oct. 20.
A free movie will be shown at
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre every
Friday and Saturday night (weather per-
mitting). All movies are family friendly.
Opera for All is on the schedule, the
annual Feria de la Familia, Disney
Live’s popular Phineas and Ferb, El Paso
Comic Con, the premiere of the film
Bless Me Ultima, Showtime El Paso’s
Legacy of Floyd Cramer, the annual
Upper Rio Grande Workforce Solutions
Job Fair, the spectacular FEMAP gala,
El Paso Loves St. Jude Fashion Show
will all be featured in September.
The El Paso Symphony kicks off its
2012/2013 season, The Price is Right
Live! and the talented voices of Il Volo
musicians will all add to the excitement
at the Plaza Theatre in September.
The annual El Paso Realtors
Convention, Texas Tech’s annual
University Breast Care Luncheon, the
Grantmakers for Children, Youth and
Families Convention, a celebration of
Tom Lea at the Plaza Theatre, Chalk the
Block, a Border Security Technology
Conference and Expo, the annual
Celebrity Chef gala, and many other
events will be in the venues in October.
And is it possible that it’s already time
for the Junior League Christmas Fair?
Start saving your shopping dollars now
for this weekend of delirious shopping
pleasure!
November and December continue the
fun at CPAC. The El Paso Electric pres-
ents Broadway in El Paso series kicks
off in November with A Chorus Line and
we’ll have a special Broadway
announcement on Nov. 2 that you won’t
want to miss! So get the family togeth-
er, grab your significant other or just
come on downtown by yourself. We
welcome you to attend all the public
events offered by CPAC this fall!
Be sure to join us on Facebook and
Twitter or just check out our website at
visitelpaso.com/cpac to get all the latest
entertainment, trade and consumer show
information and become part of the
CPAC/CVB family!
By Carol McNeal, Director, Facilities
Sales and Marketing, EPCPAC
Busy fall for CPAC venues
Page 6 — El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ – El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the holiday
classic Dec. 14-22. $5-$10. 532-1317, elpaso-
playhouse.com.
‘Los Pastores’ — Driftwood Productions
presents the Mexican Mystery play Dec. 14-
23, at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces.
(575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
‘A Christmas Carol’ — UTEP Department
of Theatre and Dance presents its annual pro-
duction of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic of
Ebenezer Scrooge Dec. 16-22, in the Fox Fine
Arts Wise Family Theatre. Adapted by Chuck
Gordon. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12
($10 UTEP faculty/staff/alumni association
members, seniors, military, groups of 10 or
more and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP stu-
dents and children age 4 to 12). Information:
747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
‘The Nutcracker” — Ruidoso Dance
Ensemble’s adaptation of the holiday classic is 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 21-23, at the Spencer Theater, Alto N.M.
$28. (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band — Lola
Productions Inc. presents the resident ensem-
ble at New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall in
a “Creole Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 22, at
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The musicians
range in age from 38 to 78 and will demon-
strate through music how Christmas is done in
New Orleans. 747-5234, 1-800-745-3000 or
ticketmaster.com.
January 2013
‘Sherlock Holmes and the First
English Gentleman’ – Jan. 4-26 at El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana. $5-$10. Information:
532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
El Paso Chamber Music Festival - El
Paso Pro-Musica’s 24th annual festival presents
world-class chamber musicians Jan 11-Feb. 3.
Performers include Australian pianist Piers
Lane, violinist Chee Yun, the Parnas Duo, in
collaboration with the El Paso Symphony
Orchestra, NPR’s Rob Kapilow and Oscar-
nominated composer Ben Wallfisch and his spe-
cial composition for El Paso Pro-Musica,
“Chopin’s Waterloo.” Performances are at
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall in El Paso, St.
Paul’s United Methodist Church in Las Cruces
and other venues. Individual tickets: $5-$25.
Festival packages available. Information: 833-
9400 or eppm.org.
‘Hair’ – Broadway in El Paso Series presents
the Public Theater’s new Tony-winning produc-
tion of the electric celebration of peace and
love in a turbulent time at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. This focus on
young Americans in the Vietnam era features
hits like “Aquarius,” “Let The Sunshine In,”
“Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be
Hard.” For mature audiences. Tickets to be
announced (Ticketmaster).
‘Carousel’ — The Las Cruces Symphony
Association presents the classic musical Friday
through Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at NMSU’s
Atkinson Music Recital Hall, under the direction
of Mark Medoff and Lonnie Klein. $35-$55.
(575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
‘The Fantasticks’ — No Strings Theater
Co. presents the timeless musical Jan. 18-Feb.
3 at the Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-
$10. (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
‘If the Shoe Fits’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301
Texas, presents a modern day fairy tale Jan.
18-Feb. 10. 351-1455.
Masters of Motown — Showtime El Paso
presents the tribute to the Motown legacy at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. Ten vocalists and musicians
have come together to reproduce the style,
sound and ultimate feel that Motown brought
years ago. They become Stevie Wonder, Four
Tops, Diane Ross and the Supremes and
Jackson Five. Information: 544-2022 or
ShowtimeElPaso.com.
H’Sao — The a capella group performs at 8
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at NMSU’s Atkinson
Music Recital Hall, as part of the NMSU
Cultural Series. Drawing from gospel, tradition-
al African music, as well as their Chadian roots,
H’sao displays clear soul, pop, and R&B influ-
ences. All the members of this Montréal afro-
pop group are singer/songwriters. Tickets: $15
($10 NMSU students). Information: (575) 646-
1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
Moscow Nights — The Golden Gates
Russian Folk Music Dance Group performs
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Flickinger
Center, Alamogordo. Golden Gates offers audi-
ences an entertaining and authentic glimpse
into Old Russia through music, song, and
dance. The repertoire is centered on master-
pieces of Russian folklore and represents the
diversity of the culture, from gently humorous
songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating
dance numbers. Tickets: $15-$35. Information:
(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Yana Reznik — Grant County Community
Concert Association presents the pianist at
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at WNMU Fine Arts
Center Theater, Silver City. $5-$20.
Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
‘Give Us This Day’ — A riveting stage
adaptation of the 1956 memoir by Sidney
Stewart about the Battle of Bataan is 7 p.m.
Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25-26, at the
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces. (575) 523-
6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony performs in collaboration with El
Paso Pro-Musica’s Chamber Music Festival at
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, in
the Plaza Theatre, with guest performers
Madalyn Parnas, violin and Cecily Parnas, cello.
Guest conductor Lawrence Loh leads a pro-
gram with Hindemith’s “Symphonic
Metamorphosis,” Saint-Saëns’ “The Muse and
The Poet” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”
Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Lee Trio — Las Cruces Civic Concert
Association presents the chamber trio at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Rio Grande Theatre.
$20. I(575) 521-4051.
‘Nunset Boulevard’ starring Cindy
Williams — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the
Spencer Theater, Alto N.M. $66 and $69.
(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
February
‘Grease’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents
the hit ’50s musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren
Casey Feb. 1-17. Information: 747-6060.
‘The Mousetrap’ —Las Cruces Community
Theatre presents the Agatha Christie thriller
Feb. 1-17 at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. $7-$10. (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
LCSO with Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces
Symphony welcomes the pianist at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2-3, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. $35-$45.
(575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Nation Beat — The American/Brazilian col-
lective performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall), as part of
the NMSU Cultural Series. Nation Beat plays a
21st century mash-up inspired by Brazilian
maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line
rhythms, funk and country-blues. Tickets: $15
($10 NMSU students). Information: (575) 646-
1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
The University of Texas at El Paso’s
Department of Theatre and Dance will
focus it 2012-2013 season on timeless
masterpieces, modern retellings of clas-
sic tales, portraits of the effects of war-
fare and even a tribute to a music leg-
end.
All productions are in the Fox Fine Arts
Center’s Wise Family Theatre or Studio
Theatre. Wise Family Theatre produc-
tions, all directed by Chuck Gordon,
include a trio of classic productions:
“Othello,” “A Christmas Carol,” and
“Eurydice.”
The season begins with William
Shakespeare’s tragedy of the Moor of
Venice, ‘Othello,’ Sept. 21-30. “Othello”
is the ultimate story of love, deception
and death. It is a towering tragedy full of
intrigue as the audience travels into the
deceiving mind of Iago as he destroys
Othello in mind, body and spirit in the
name of jealousy and greed or as
Shakespeare says, “the green-eyed mon-
ster which doth mock.”
As a special addition to the season, the
title role of “Othello” will be played by
guest Will Badgett of L.A. Classical
Theater and Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Badgett has also performed regionally
with the Guthrie Theater, Boston
Shakespeare Company, Cleveland
Playhouse and Trinity Rep.
The department continues its holiday
tradition with Gordon’s adaptation of
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
Dec. 16-22. This inspiring tale of
Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to
redemption on Christmas Eve has been
family favorite for several seasons. The
department invited guests to bring their
entire family to “a truly spectacular and
unforgettable story of compassion and
joy.”
The season’s closer is a story from
Greek mythology, “Eurydice” April. 19-
29. Eurydice is the retelling of the myth
of Orpheus from the perspective of his
wife, Eurydice, who after an untimely
death is sent to Hades and struggles to
find her memories that will help her
make the untimely choice of whether to
return to each with Orpheus or to say in
Hades with her father.
Studio Theatre performances this year
are “Reentry,” “The Fever Chart: Three
Visions of the Middle East,” “Reentry”
and “Electricidad.”
The department also will collaborate
with the group Frontera Repertory
Theatre Company to present the
Southwest premiere of Emily Ackerman
and KJ Sanchez’s “Reentry” Oct. 12-14.
Presented as a “docudrama,” “Reentry is
the story of five Marines getting ready
for and returning from combat, and
explores the relationships between
Marines and the civilians they fight for
overseas and must contend with when
they return home.”
“Reentry” is presented as part of the
Tom Lea Institute’s annual Tom Lea
Month celebration of the life and work
of the late artist, who memorable images
of soldiers in combat. Additional per-
formances are Oct. 5-6 at Fort Bliss.
The department is looking forward to
its joining forces with “Frontera Rep,”
and calls this inaugural collaboration a
“dynamic creative partnership.”
“Reentry” is one of two performances
taking on wartime issues. “The Fever
Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East”
by Naomi Wallace consists of three one-
act plays about five people who have
suffered as a result of conflicts in the
Middle East. Wallace’s work questions
the human ability to be compassionate
and selfless in extraordinary circum-
stances such as war.
“Along with the characters, the audi-
ence is forced to question their personal
choices and reflect on their lives,” the
department says of the play, to be pre-
sented Nov. 14-18. “Using music, prose
and poetry, Wallace brings a heartfelt
trilogy about the presence of loss, the
lack of love and the need for compassion
in today’s society.”
The department adds a Latino twist to
Sophocles’ tragedy “Electra” with Luis
Alfaro’s “Electricidad,” directed by
Rebecca Rivas, March 13-17. Set in the
gangland world of East L.A., it mixes
Greek lament, physical comedy drawn
from traditional Mexican theatre forms,
and the poetry of Spanglish.
According to the department, Alfaro
“reinvents Electra as a young, old-school
chola clinging to the power structure
ways of her East L.A. neighborhood as
she ferociously grieves over the body of
her murdered father.”
The department’s spring dance per-
formance will give a lively tribute to the
Songs of Ray Charles and other dances
with “Hit The Road Jack!” Feb. 15-24 in
the Wise Family Theatre. The production
is choreographed by Myron Nadel and
Lisa Smith, and uses the blues and soul
music of Ray Charles as inspiration to
explore the effects of love gone wrong.
New works by UTEP dance faculty will
also be featured.
Showtime for most productions is 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets for Wise Family Theatre
performances are $12 ($10 UTEP facul-
ty/staff/alumni association members,
seniors, military, groups of 10 or more
and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP stu-
dents and children age 4 to 12). Studio
theatre prices are $9 ($8 UTEP
faculty/staff/alumni association mem-
bers, seniors, military, groups of 10 or
more and non-UTEP students; $7 UTEP
students and children age 4 to 12).
Information: 747-5118 or visit the
department website,
theatredance.utep.edu.
Classics, war tales,
music, dance all
part of UTEP season
El Paso Scene 2012-2013 Performing Arts Guide — Page 7
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now
Change’ — Feb. 8-24, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, Las Cruces. Presented by Driftwood
Productions. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Meow Meow — Lola Productions Inc. pres-
ents the locally renowned “kamikaze cabaret”
performer Saturday, Feb. 9, at UTEP’s
Magoffin Auditorium. Meow Meow is a fre-
quent collaborator with an eclectic mix of the
world’s greatest artistic visionaries including
Pina Bausch, David Bowie, Iain Grandage, Pink
Martini, John Cameron Mitchell, and the
Dresden Dolls. Information: 747-5234, 1-800-
745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
‘Sylvia’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana,
presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy Feb. 9-March
2. $5-$10. 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
EPSYOs Winter Concert —3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra — 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. (575) 523-6403.
‘Love Letters’ — The 13th annual
Valentine’s Day production by No Strings
Theatre Co. is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the
Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces. $9-$10. (575)
523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Chocolate Buffet and Cabaret — The
annual Flickinger Center fundraiser is Thursday,
Feb. 14, at the Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts in Alamogordo, with tradition-
al Hawaiian music and dance by four-time
Grammy winner George Kahumoku Jr. and
Masters of Hawaiian Music. Kahumoku (slack
key guitar and vocals) is joined by son, Keoki
Kahumoku (slack key and ‘ukulele) and Uncle
Richard Ho’opi’i (ukulele), an NEA Folk
Heritage Fellow for Hawaiian falsetto singing.
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with buffet at
6 p.m. Tickets: $22-$40. Information: (575)
437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
‘Hit The Road Jack!’ — UTEP Department
of Theatre and Dance presents a tribute to
“the Songs of Ray Charles and Other Dances”
Feb. 15-24 in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family
Theatre. Choreographed by Myron Nadel and
Lisa Smith. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $9-$12. Information: 747-5118 or the-
atredance.utep.edu.
Oscar Macchioni — Music Forum El Paso
presents the pianist and friends at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17, at El Paso Museum of Art.
Free. Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
Bella Gaia — Lola Productions Inc. presents
the immersive theatre experience Thursday,
Feb. 21, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Bella
Gaia shows the moving beauty of planet Earth
as seen through the eyes of astronauts by suc-
cessfully simulating space flight. Created by
award-winning director, composer and violinist
Kenji Williams in collaboration with NASA, it
features a live performance by Kenji and world
musicians, against a large screen backdrop of
orbiting visualizations of Earth from space.
Information: 747-5234 or ticketmaster.com.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 22-23, in the Plaza Theatre,
with guest violinist Livia Sohn. Guest conductor
is Peter Rubardt conducting Beethoven’s
Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C minor, Korngold’s
Violin Concert, op. 35, D major and Bernstein’s
‘On the Waterfront.” 532-3776 or epso.org.
‘Our Town’ —American Southwest Theatre
Co. presents Thornton Wilder’s slice of
Americana Feb. 22-March 10, at NMSU’s
Center for the Arts. $10-$15. (575) 646-4515.
Terry Barber — 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23,
at WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater in Silver
City. Presented by Grant County Community
Concert Association. $5-$20. (575) 538-5862
or gcconcerts.org.
Terry Barber — Showtime El Paso presents
the countertenor at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24,
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. As a member
of the multiple Grammy-winning ensemble
Chanticleer, Barber worked his way through
the repertoire performing opera, classical,
gospel, jazz and folk music in a dozen languages
at over a hundred concerts around the globe.
In 2001, he made his New York City Opera
debut, joined the roster of the Metropolitan
Opera in 2002 and made his debut at Carnegie
Hall in 2004. Information: 544-2022 or
ShowtimeElPaso.com.
Monty Python’s “Spamalot” — 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25, at the Spencer Theater, Alto
N.M. $76 and $79. (575) 336-4800 or
spencertheater.com.
‘Godspell’ — El Paso Community College’s
Department of Drama presents the musical by
Stephen Schwartz and Michael Tebelak, based
on the life of Jesus Christ, Thursday through
Saturday, Feb. 28-March 9, at the EPCC
Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed by
Keith Townsend with musical direction by Cody
Ritchey. Information: 833-2228, 227-2397 or
epcc.edu.
March
‘Twitch’ — No Strings Theater Company
presents the new play by Amy Lanasa March
1-17 at the Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-
$10. (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Kids-
N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the Shakespeare
fantasy, adapted by Layle Chambers, March 1-
24. Information: 351-1455.
Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All
Stars — Lola Productions Inc. presents the
Cuban music sensation Sunday, March 3, at
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Following in the
footsteps of legendary Cuban orchestras Los
Van Van, the Buena Vista Social Club, and
Irakere, the Afro-Cuban All Stars have become
one of the best-known and most successful
Cuban orchestras performing today. Led by
bandleader, producer, and arranger Juan de
Marcos, the All Stars ensemble concept spans
three generations of musicians, and promotes
the full range of Cuban musical styles.
Information: 747-5234 or ticketmaster.com.
Rhythm of the Dance — 3 p.m. Sunday,
March 3, Spencer Theater, Alto N.M. $66 and
$69. (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Rhythm of the Dance — The National
Dance Company of Ireland performs at 7:30
p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Flickinger
Center, Alamogordo. The show is an epic jour-
ney through the ages, from ancient mythology
to the travels of the Irish emigrants, from the
rolling hills and stonewalls of Connemara all the
way to the modern skyscrapers of New York.
$22-$40. (575) 437-2202, flickingercenter.com.
Time for Three — El Paso Pro-Musica pres-
ents the classically trained garage band Tuesday,
March 5, at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 301 W.
Missouri. Tickets: $5-$25. 833-9400 or
eppm.org.
Rhythm of the Dance — 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, at WNMU Fine Arts
Center Theatre. Presented by Mimbres Region
Arts Council. $5-$25. (575) 538-2505, 1-888-
758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
Dala — The folk duo performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music
Recital Hall), as part of the NMSU Cultural
Pl ease turn to Page 14
By Carol McNeal
A plan hatched, a play executed … call
it either of the above but really it is a
dream realized. The Plaza Theatre has
soared to new heights and more than ful-
filled the promise made to El Paso just a
few short years ago.
It’s hard to imagine that a few impas-
sioned El Pasoans sat down, put their
heads together and dared to think they
could save the crumbling old Plaza
Theatre from destruction. While the
“Save the Plaza” story has been recount-
ed many times in the media, we don’t
often see or hear the stories from behind
the scenes.
It’s hard to imagine today how this
group persevered when naysayers threw
up one obstacle after another. But it was
through the incredible vision, courage
and tenacity of these few that the dream
of a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility
came to be in downtown El Paso.
It is true that the risk was great, the
cost was high and the effort to gain pub-
lic support has never slowed. But the
Plaza Theatre, in its sixth year following
restoration, is truly a dream realized.
I don’t think anyone involved in saving
the Grand Old Dame would say the jour-
ney was a proverbial “bed of roses,” but
I know everyone involved would happily
do it again in a heartbeat.
The final pre-opening days in March,
2006 were frenzied … we wondered if
the seats would ever be installed, if the
painters would ever finish their work, if
we’d get the carpet down before our first
reception started and if the elegant hand-
polished bar would ever make it through
customs. Of course everything came
together in time and our opening month
of events was a blockbuster. The
Riverdance troupe danced their hearts
out, Tony Bennett had tears in his eyes
as he stood on the stage and sang a
capella to the crowd … it’s all just a
happy memory now.
We never, in those days, dared to imag-
ine that the Plaza Theatre would, in six
short years, host so many internationally
known performing artists while, at the
same time, establish itself as a perform-
ing arts center ranked among the “Top
100 Worldwide Theatres in Ticket
Sales.”
We all hoped, but we did not dare to
imagine in 2006 that the Plaza Theatre
and El Paso could or would support a
16-show run of a Broadway show that
would attract nearly 32,000 patrons! But
at that time none of us knew much about
WICKED.
On separate trips to Chicago in 2009,
our Assistant General Manager Bryan
Crowe and I each saw the Broadway
blockbuster WICKED and we both
thought it was the most amazing touring
show we had seen. Our discussions
evolved into a plan to persuade our
Broadway promoting partners JAM
Theatricals to help us bring the show to
El Paso. We dared to believe that El
Paso would embrace the idea, but it took
us a couple of years and an unbelievable
amount of behind the scenes work to
bring the plan forward. We kept the
secret of “W” for so long that I thought I
would burst. We could not share the plan
with even our closest associates in fear
that we would somehow jinx the oppor-
tunity and lose the show. The risk was
high, the cost was great and we dared to
hope that we could encourage the public
to engage with us in showing the world
that El Paso wants and will support
world-class entertainment.
Those lucky individuals who scored
seats to the Emerald Garden are still
talking about their experience with
delight. Comments continue like, “It was
so sophisticated, very big city,” and “I
have never experienced anything like
this before in El Paso and I’ve lived here
all my life!”
While WICKED itself was an amazing
accomplishment, we should not mini-
mize the excitement created when other
events occur in the Plaza Theatre. The
Plaza Classic Film Festival, billed as the
world’s largest, celebrated its fifth year
with Al Pacino’s recent appearance,
James Taylor’s unforgettable show, the
gentleman who lost control of his emo-
tions and shouted, “I love you Norah,”
during the Norah Jones performance, the
memorable El Paso Symphony search
for a new conductor and the band
Chicago’s almost annual trip to the Plaza
Theatre all created great memories for
patrons.
Pollstar, the well-respected entertain-
ment trade magazine recently ranked the
Plaza Theatre 31st among all theatres in
the world in ticket sales for First Quarter
2012. Joining the top 100 theatres was
an achievement first realized in 2011 and
we’ll continue to make every effort to
remain on this prestigious list.
So call it a dream realized, a plan
hatched, a play executed … call it what-
ever you like, but none of us could have
known back when the El Paso
Community Foundation centered the
ball. None of us could have predicted the
phenomenal success of the Plaza Theatre
when the ball was handed off to the City
of El Paso and when the city engaged
SMG to manage the El Paso Convention
and Performing Arts Centers to carry the
ball on their behalf.
El Pasoans can be proud of the Plaza
Theatre. I know I certainly am!
Carol McNeal is Director, Facilities
Sales and Marketing, for the El Paso
Convention and Performing Arts Centers.
The Plaza Theatre:
A Dream Realized
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Series. Juno nominees and winners of the 2010
Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of
the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine
of Dala sing in harmony best described as
“angelic.“ Tickets: $15. Information: (575) 646-
1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
‘Peter Pan’ — 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 8-9, Rio Grande Theatre, Las
Cruces. Presented by A Children’s Theatre of
the Mesilla Valley. $6. (575) 571-1413.
“Fiddler on the Roof” — 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 9, at the Spencer Theater, Alto N.M.
$76 and $79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
spencertheater.com.
‘Messhugah-Nuns’ — Driftwood
Productions presents the “Nunsense” spinoff
May 10-26, Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces.
(575) 523-6403, RioGrandeTheatre.com.
‘The Barber of Seville’ — El Paso Opera
closes its season with Rossini’s comic opera
March 14 and 16 at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $18-$90. 581-5534 or
epopera.org.
‘Electricidad’ — UTEP Department of
Theatre and Dance presents Luis Alfaro’s adap-
tation of Sophocles’ tragedy “Electra” set in the
gangland world of East L.A. March 13-17 in
the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Directed by
Rebecca Rivas. Mixing Greek lament, physical
comedy drawn from traditional tanda and carpa
Mexican theatre forms, and the poetry of
Spanglish, Alfaro reinvents Electra as a young,
old-school chola chilling to the power structure
ways of her East L.A. neighborhood as she
ferociously grieves over the body of her mur-
dered father. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $7-$9. Information: 747-5118 or the-
atredance.utep.edu.
‘Harvey’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501
Montana, presents the charming comedy about
a man and his invisible six-foot rabbit March
15-April 6. $5-$10. 532-1317, elpasoplay-
house.com.
‘We are One, Dance One Drum’ — The
7th annual student dance and drumming show-
case is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, Las Cruces.(575) 639-1616.
Chamber Music Consortium of the
Southwest — Music Forum El Paso presents
the chamber ensemble at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 17, at El Paso Museum of Art. Free.
Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’
Concert — Performers from El Paso
Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso
Symphony Orchestra combine forces to per-
form during the 6th annual concert at 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre, in
conjunction with Downtown KidPalooza.
Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Mark Erelli — The 1999 Kerrville New Folk
contest winner and multi-instrumentalist per-
forms at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the
Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as
part of the MRAC Folk Series. $15-$20. (575)
538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
La Catrina String Quartet — Grant
County Community Concert Association pres-
ents the classical quartet with a Latin flavor at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at WNMU Fine
Arts Center Theater in Silver City. $5-$20.
(575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
‘Lord of The Dance’ — Broadway in El
Paso Series presents Michael Flatley’s “show-
piece extravaganza” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March
24, at The Plaza Theatre, with a mesmerizing
blend of traditional and modern Celtic music
and dance. Based on mythical Irish folklore,
Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the
ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance.
The action is played out over 21 scenes on a
grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic
music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art
staging and lighting. Tickets to be announced
(Ticketmaster).
April
‘Twelve Angry Men’ — The Las Cruces
Community Theatre presents the drama April
5-21 at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces.
$7-$10. (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
The Fab Four — The uncanny Beatles trib-
ute is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Spencer
Theater, Alto N.M. $66 and $69. (575) 336-
4800 or spencertheater.com.
Baby Boomer Comedy Show — 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
Las Cruces. Stars veteran comedians Jan
McInnis and Kent Rader. (575) 523-6403 or
RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra —
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6-
7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall with
guests Stephen Jackiw, violin, Edward Arron,
cello and Jeremy Denk, piano. $35-$45. (575)
646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Awadagin Pratt — El Paso Pro-Musica
presents a Musical Milestones performance cel-
ebrating the pianist’s 20th anniversary of win-
ning International Naumberg Competition
Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: $100. Information:
833-9400 or eppm.org.
‘The Children’s Hour’ — El Paso
Community College’s Department of Drama
closes its season with the play by Lillian
Hellman Saturday, April 11-20, at the EPCC
Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed by
Hector Serrano. 833-2228, 227-2397.
Side Street Strutters — Grant County
Community Concert Association’s season finale
is 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at WNMU Fine
Arts Center Theater in Silver City. $5-$20.
(575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’— No Strings
Theater Company concludes its season with
the new comedy by Sara Ruhl April 12-28 at
the Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-$10.
(575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte
Carlo — Lola Productions Inc. presents the
Cuban music sensation Saturday, April 13, at
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Founded in 1974
by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose
of presenting a playful, entertaining view of tra-
ditional, classical ballet in parody form, Les
Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first per-
formed in the late-late shows in Off-Off
Broadway lofts. Information: 747-5234, 1-800-
745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Work o’ the Weavers — The Weavers
tribute performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April
13, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos
Altos, N.M. as part of the MRAC Folk Series.
$15-$20. (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
2Cellos — Lola Productions Inc. closes its
season with the wildly popular cello duo
Wednesday, April 17, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. The meteoric success of 2Cellos
started when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and
Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In
January 2011, they uploaded a unique cello ver-
sion of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson
onto YouTube. Within just a few weeks, their
video became a huge viral sensation, receiving
over 5 million views. Other popular range
from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” to
Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome To The Jungle.”
Information: 747-5234 or ticketmaster.com.
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El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 –
2013 season will again be a season of
guest conductors, some of whom will be
familiar to last season’s concertgoers and
one will be very familiar to long-time
Symphony fans.
“We are so excited for the fantastic
program we have in store for this, our
82nd year,” EPSO Executive Director
Ruth Ellen Jacobson said. “There is
something for everyone!”
The search for the EPSO’s seventh
Music Director/Conductor began in 2010
when Sarah Ioannides retired after six
years. Two Music Director/Conductor
candidates who appeared last season,
Lawrence Loh and Peter Rubardt, will
return to the podium this season, along
with three new contenders for considera-
tion: Andrés Franco, Arthur Post and
Bohuslav Rattay.
“The selection of our next Music
Director/Conductor is an incredibly
important one,” Board of Trustees
Chairman Sue Woo said. “This person
will serve as the face for our organiza-
tion, set the tone for our performances,
must have good chemistry with the
orchestra, and must be able to select pro-
grams that will appeal to the varying sty-
listic preferences of our patrons.”
Post is now in his second season as
Music Director of Canada’s Thunder
Bay Symphony Orchestra, while contin-
uing for a tenth season as Music Director
of the San Juan Symphony. He has
established a reputation for groundbreak-
ing programming that combines the mas-
terworks of the orchestral repertoire with
music reflecting local cultures and con-
cerns. He will conduct the El Paso
Symphony at its opening season con-
certs, Sept. 21-22, 2012.
In his sixth season as the Artistic
Director of the Muncie Symphony
Orchestra and beginning his second as
Music Director of the Lake Charles
Symphony, Czech conductor Rattay has
been acclaimed for his fresh and inspired
interpretations of works ranging from
perennial concert-hall favorites to the
contemporary, with special appreciation
given to his insightful understanding of
the music of his native Bohemia. He
conducts the EPSO Oct. 19-20.
Franco is currently Associate
Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony
Orchestra, Principal Conductor of
Caminos del Inka and Conductor of the
Fort Worth Youth Philharmonic, and
appears regularly as guest conductor
worldwide. An accomplished pianist, he
received his master’s degrees in Piano
Performance and Conducting from TCU.
He will conduct Nov. 16-17.
Loh is the Resident Conductor of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music
Director of the Northeastern Pennsyl -
vania Philharmonic and Music Director
of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony
Orchestra. He received further training at
the world-renowned Aspen Music
Festival and School and has additional
degrees from Indiana University and the
University of Rochester. Loh returns to
conduct the Symphony Jan. 25-26, 2013.
Entering his 16th season as Music
Director of the Pensacola Symphony
Orchestra, Rubardt continues to inspire
artistic excellence and to create innova-
tive programs for the Pensacola, Fla.
community. A Fulbright scholar in 1984,
he studied piano and conducting at the
Vienna Academy of Music, and pursued
further studies at the Tanglewood Music
Center and the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Institute. Rubardt returns
as guest conductor Feb. 22-23, 2013.
“While all the conductors we invited
last year were excellent and highly quali-
fied, we believe our patrons should have
the chance to experience these new, very
talented candidates before resting on this
vital decision,” Woo said.
The recommendation for the next
EPSO conductor lies in the hands of a
Search Committee comprised equally of
EPSO Board of Trustees members as
well as members of the orchestra.
Weighing heavily on their final deci-
sion is the public input, collected
through social media venues including
Facebook and Twitter.
“Now more than ever we need our
patrons to share their response to each
candidate,” Jacobson said. “We were
thrilled with the insight and thought our
patrons put into their feedback on this
selection, and cannot move forward with
this critical decision without them.”
In addition to the contenders, there will
be a special guest appearance April 19-
20, 2013 by EPSO Emeritus Conductor
Gürer Aykal, who served as conductor of
the EPSO from
the 1992-1993
season to the
2003-2004 sea-
son. A native of
Turkey, Aykal
works as
General Music
Director and
Principal
Conductor of
Borusan Istanbul
Philharmonic
Orchestra in Turkey
and performs as questing conductor of
many orchestras abroad. In March 1996,
he led the EPSO on a European tour,
which included performances in some of
Germany's finest concert h alls.
“We are excited and gratified that
Maestro Aykal will join us this season,”
said Jacobson. “He was a celebrated
leader of the symphony for many years,
and we’re sure many of our patrons as
well as orchestra members will be happy
for his return.”
More on the symphony’s season and
guests conductors may be found online
at epso.org.
Guest conductors for
EPSO 2012-2013 season
include familiar faces
Gürer Aykal
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El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The
Symphony performs its season finale with the
return of Gürer Aykal as Emeritus Conductor
and guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in the Plaza
Theatre. The program includes Packales’s
“Tour/Retour (Tango for Orchestra) Op. 71,
Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Piano No. 3, op.
30, D minor and Resphigi’s “Ancient Air and
Dances.” Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
‘Eurydice’ — The UTEP Department of
Theatre and Dance presents the story from
Greek mythology April. 19-29 in the Fox Fine
Arts Wise Family Theatre. Eurydice is the
retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the per-
spective of his wife, Eurydice, who after an
untimely death is sent to Hades and struggles
to find her memories that will help her choose
whether to return to earth with Orpheus or to
say in Hades with her father. Directed by
Chuck Gordon. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-
$12. Information: 747-5118 or
theatredance.utep.edu.
‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ —American
Southwest Theatre Company ends its season
with the hit play by Steve Martin April 19-May
5, at NMSU’s new Center for the Arts, 1000 E.
University Ave. $10-15. (575) 646-4515.
‘The Temperamentals’ — El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents John
Marans’s play about the founding of the
Mattachine Society April 19-May 11. $5-$10.
532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Evita’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic
musical about the life of Evita Peron April 19-
May 12. 747-6060.
The Texas Tenors — The vocal group per-
forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the
Spencer Theater, Alto N.M. $76 and $79. (575)
336-4800 or spencertheater.com
RichterUzur Duo — 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 20, at the Flickinger Center,
Alamogordo. The duo performs original
arrangements blending classical and pop.
Tickets: $10-$30. Information: (575) 437-2202
or flickingercenter.com.
Bonnie Whalen and Paul Kroger —
Music Forum El Paso presents the pianists per-
forming four-hand piano at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
April 21, at El Paso Museum of Art. Admission
is free. Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
Sebastian Baverstam — Las Cruces Civic
Concert Association presents the cellist at 7:30
p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, Las Cruces. $20. (575) 521-4051.
‘Elvis Lives’ — Broadway in El Paso Series
presents the multi-media live journey across
Elvis’ life at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Plaza
Theatre. His iconic life and style are embraced
by many of today’s artists, and the show fea-
tures finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’
worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret.
(Ticketmaster).
42Five — Showtime El Paso concludes its
season with the a capella group VoicePlay at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. This award-winning quintet
sings songs from the ’60s to the tunes of today,
including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,”
Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Three Dog
Night’s “Joy to the World.” Information: 544-
2022 or ShowtimeElPaso.com.
“Elvis Lives!” — The Ultimate Elvis Tribute
Artist event is 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28,
at the Spencer Theater, Alto N.M. $53-$59.
(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
May
LCSO with Mark Kosower — Las Cruces
Symphony welcomes the guest cellist at 7:30
p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. $35-$45.
(575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
EPSYOs Season Finale Concert — El
Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ season finale
is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Plaza
Theatre. Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Chamber Music Consortium of the
Southwest — Music Forum El Paso presents
the chamber ensemble at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
May 19, at El Paso Museum of Art. Admission
is free. Information: musicforum-elpaso.org
‘The Addams Family’ — Broadway in El
Paso ºSeries presents the smash-hit comedy
that brings to life the darkly delirious world of
Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,
Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch at 8 p.m. Friday,
May 24, at the Plaza Theatre. The spooky, silly
spectacular is for the whole family. Tickets to
be announced (Ticketmaster).
Silver City Blues Festival — May 24-26
at Gough Park, Silver City. Sponsored by the
Mimbres Region Art Council. (575) 538-2505
or mimbresarts.org.
‘And Then There Were None’ — El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Agatha
Christie mystery May 24-June 15. $5-$10.
532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Robert Michaels — The flamenco and Latin
jazz guitar virtuoso performs at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28, at the Flickinger Center,
Alamogordo. Tickets: $15-$35. Information:
(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’
— Las Cruces Community Theatre closes its
season with the hit musical May 31-June 16 at
the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces. $7-$10 .
(575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
June
‘Viva El Paso!’ —The summertime pageant
returns to McKelligan Canyon Amphitheatre,
weekends in June through early August.
Information: 433-3684 or viva-ep.org.
Music Under the Stars — The 30th sum-
mer concert series runs Sundays June through
August at the Chamizal National Memorial
amphitheater. Admission is free. Information:
elpasoartsandculture.org.
Tailgate 2013 — The annual outdoor jazz
concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raising
funds for the Flickinger Center, begins at 8 p.m.
on various Saturdays throughout the summer in
the upper parking lot at the New Mexico
Museum of Space History. Information: (575)
437-2202. Online reservations at flickinger-
center.com.
EPCC Summer Repertory — El Paso
Community College Performer’s Studio pres-
ents three summer shows in June and July at
the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on
Hwy 54; titles to be announced. Information:
637-4029 or epcc.edu.
July
‘In The Heights’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre
closes its season with the 2008 Tony Award
winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda July 5-
21. Information: 747-6060.
‘The Gondoliers’ — The Gilbert and
Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 44th summer
production is planned for July and August.
Performances are usually in both El Paso and
Las Cruces.
For years, Lola Productions has brought
a unique mix of international performing
arts to the El Paso area and the 2012-
2013 “Signature Series” marks Lola’s
most ambitious season ever.
The season’s seven shows range from
the sacred sound of Tibetan monks to
American jazz and Creole, ballet, a clas-
sical twist on contemporary favorites, a
trip to the era of Buena Vista Social
Club and an immersive performance that
is literally “out of this world.”
All shows are at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium.
Juanita Vasquez of Lola Productions
said Lola has played an important role in
nurturing the arts as well as energizing
the “social, economic and educational
fabric” of the city for the past 13 years.
“Lola Productions has been committed
to the arts and culture in El Paso by pre-
senting internationally renowned theatri-
cal and musical stage productions rang-
ing from jazz and off-Broadway, to fami-
ly-oriented stage extravaganzas and
speakers,” she said.
The season begins Nov. 11 with
“Sacred Music Sacred Dance” featuring
Tibetan Monks from the Drepung
Loseling Monastery.
Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, the tour has three basic purposes:
to make a contribution to world peace
and healing; to generate a greater aware-
ness of the endangered Tibetan civiliza-
tion; and to raise support for the Tibetan
refugee community in India. The per-
formance features multiphonic singing,
traditional instruments, dance and cos-
tuming
Returning to El Paso Dec. 22 is the
Preservation Hall Jazz Band with
“Creole Christmas.”
The show is the resident band of the
famed Preservation Hall’s annual “must-
see” event for audiences of all ages,
bringing holiday classics with a New
Orleans twist such as “Swinging In a
Winter Wonderland,” “I’m Dreaming Of
A White Christmas,” “We Wish You A
Merry Christmas,” “Bells Will Be
Ringin” and selections from the band’s
most requested, timeless, crowd pleasers.
All About Jazz magazine said this per-
formance gives audiences “a range of
emotions, from pure joy to awe, as these
gifted musicians ranging in age from 38
to 78 took command of the stage to
demonstrate how Christmas jazz is done
in New Orleans.”
Lola’s first performance of 2013 is the
“kamikaze” cabaret phenomenon Meow
Meow Feb. 9.
Critics say Meow Meow “drags cabaret
kicking and screaming into the 21st cen-
tury” and have hailed her a “cabaret diva
of the highest order” among other acco-
lades.
She performs in venues as diverse as
the Sydney Opera House, Joe's Pub in
New York, London's West End and in
numerous international arts festivals. She
is a frequent collaborator with an eclec-
tic mix of the world's greatest artistic
visionaries such as Pina Bausch, David
Bowie, Iain Grandage, Pink Martini,
John Cameron Mitchell, and the Dresden
Dolls among others.
On Feb. 21 is the immersive production
“Bella Gaia” (Beautiful Earth) that
expresses the deeply moving beauty of
planet Earth as seen through the eyes of
astronauts by simulating space flight.
Created by award-winning composer and
violinist Kenji Williams in collaboration
with NASA, “Bella Gaia” features a live
performance by Kenji and world musi-
cians, against a large screen backdrop of
orbiting visualizations of Earth from
space.
The “Bella Gaia” experience is so rich
even NASA Astronaut and spacewalker
Pier Sellers was impressed.
“Bella Gaia is just beautiful,” Sellers
said of the show. “It really felt like I was
back in space.”
The sound of Buena Vista Social Club-
inspired Cuban music is March 3 with
Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All
Stars. Following in the footsteps of leg-
endary Cuban orchestras Los Van Van
and Irakere, the Afro-Cuban All Stars
have become one of the best-known and
most successful Cuban orchestras per-
forming today.
The series concludes with two very dif-
ferent yet equally enjoyable performanc-
es in April, starting with Les Ballet
Trockadero de Monte Carlo April 13.
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet
enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting
a playful, entertaining view of tradition-
al, classical ballet in parody form, Les
Ballets Trockadero is an inspired blend
of a loving knowledge of dance, impec-
cable comic approach and the astounding
fact that men can, indeed, dance en
pointe without falling flat on their faces.
The series’ grand finale on April 17 is
one of the hottest classically trained duos
performing today, 2 Cellos.
The duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan’s
unique cello version of “Smooth
Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto
YouTube went viral, receiving more than
5 million views. The song debuted at
No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital
Songs Chart. Their self-titled CD fea-
tures arrangements for works by
Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay and
more.
Vasquez said this series presents a
broad international spectrum of events
that will uplift audiences with spectacu-
lar and unforgettable performances.
“All of the shows in the series have
received critical acclaim, and together
they offer jazz, Latin music, cabaret, the
ancient sounds of Tibetan chanting, and
ballet performances,” she said. “It’s a
scintillating mix that we are truly excited
about.”
Ticket sales begin Sept. 14 at the UTEP
Ticket Center at 747-5234 or through
Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
Lola offers 7-show
‘Signature Series’
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El Paso Chopin Music Festival
The El Paso Chopin Music Festival was
founded in 1995 by Dr. Lucy Scarbrough,
Musician in Residence at El Paso Community
College, and is sponsored by El Paso
Community College and El Paso Chopin
Music Festival Society.
Mailing address is 260 Puesta del Sol, El
Paso, TX 79912. Information: 584-1595,
chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or elpaso-
chopin.com.
• Oct. 13: Lucy Scarbrough
• Oct. 27: Andrew Tyson
• Nov. 10: Igor Lovchinsky
Performances are at EPCC’s Transmountain
Campus Forum Theatre (Oct. 13) 9670
Gateway North, and Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is
free, early arrival strongly recommended.
El Paso Community College
Department of Drama
El Paso Community College’s Performer’s
Studio, or “The Studio” presents its productions
at EPCC’s Transmountain Forum Theatre, 9670
Gateway North (off Diana). Information: 831-
3205 or epcc.edu/theater. Ticket information to
be announced.
• Sept. 27-Oct. 6: The Last Days of Judas
Iscariot
• Oct. 25-Nov. 3: Brighton Beach Memoirs
• Feb. 28-March 9: Godspell
• April 11-20: The Children’s Hour
2013 Summer Repertory shows to be
announced.
El Paso Convention and
Performing Arts Center
(CPAC)
CPAC produces, promotes, markets and man-
ages events in the El Paso Convention Center,
Plaza Theatre, Abraham Chavez Theatre,
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre and other
city-owned venues. Broadway in El Paso, now
in its 9th season, is presented at the Plaza
Theatre for Performing Arts. Information: 534-
0609 or elpasocvb.com
• Nov. 19: A Chorus Line
• Dec. 11: Cirque Dreams Holidaze
• Jan. 15: Hair
• Feb. 6: The Midtown Men
• March 24: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the
Dance
• April 27: Elvis Lives!
• May 24-25: The Addams Family
Six show series tickets: $205 and $345. Five
show series (A Chorus Line, Hair, Midtown
Men, Elvis Lives and Addams Family) is $170
and $290. Four show series (A Chorus Line,
Hair, Midtown Men and Addams Family) is
$135 and $230. Season extra: Michael Flatley’s
“Lord of the Dance,” tickets are $30-$55.
Season tickets information: 231-1111.
Individual tickets available through
Ticketmaster: 544-8444 or ticketmaster.com.
El Paso Playhouse
El Paso Playhouse is El Paso’s longest-run-
ning community theater, presentingcomedy,
mystery, musical and light drama productions.
The Playhouse is at 2501 Montana, El Paso, TX
79903. Information: 532-1317, elpasoplay-
house@scbglobal.net or elpasoplayhouse.com
• Sept. 7-29: Last of the Red Hot Lovers
• Oct. 12-Nov. 3: Arsenic and Old Lace
• Nov. 16-Dec. 8: Lend Me A Tenor
• Dec. 14-22: It’s A Wonderful Life
• Feb. 9-March 2: Sylvia
• March 15-April 6: Harvey
• April 19-May 11: The Tempermentals
• May 24-June 15: And Then There Were
None
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students
with ID).
El Paso Opera
El Paso Opera began in 1994 and presents for-
mal and informal opera performances at a vari-
ety of venues. Director is David Grabarkewitz.
Offices are at 310 N. Mesa, Suite 601.
Information: 581-5534, infor@epopera.com or
epopera.org
• Sept. 7: Opera for All
• Oct. 25-26 and Oct. 28: Die Fledermaus
• Dec. 1-2: The Birth of Opera
• March 14-16: The Barber of Seville
Performances are at Abraham Chavez Theatre
for “Opera for All” and “The Barber of
Seville,” the Summit Ballroon, 126 N. Festival
for “Die Fledermaus” and El Paso Museum of
Art, One Art Festival Plaza, for “The Birth of
Opera.”
“Opera for All” tickets are $25; free for ages
16 and younger. “Die Fledermaus” tickets are
$64 ($57.60 for season subscribers; $51.20 for
seniors subscribers, active military, students and
educators). “The Birth of Opera” tickets are $40
($75 couples) for Saturday; $25 all tickets
Sunday. “The Barber of Seville” tickets are
Tickets: $40, $55, $70, $85 and $90 ($18, $20,
$36, $49.50, $63, $76.50 and $81 for season
subscribers).
El Paso Pro-Musica
Founded in 1977, El Paso Pro-Musica has
established itself as the premiere chamber
music organization in the region. Along with its
Main Series Season, the El Paso Pro-Musica
Chamber Music Festival each January includes
performances by world-renowned musical
artists, educational outreach, free “Bach’s
Lunch” performances and a free Film Series.
Artistic Director is Zuill Bailey, and Executive
Director is Felipa Solis.
Offices are at 6557 North Mesa, El Paso,
Texas 79912. Information: 833-9400, 833-9425,
info@eppm.org or eppm.org.
• Oct. 4: Golden Age Exhibit Special Concert
Zuill Bailey
• Oct. 16: Yolanda Kondonnassis
• Nov. 8-9: Ying String Quartet
• Jan. 10-Feb. 3: El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber
Music Festival
• March 5: Time for Three, Classically Trained
Garage Band
• April 10: EPPM 100 Special Event with
Pianist Awadagin Pratt
Performances are planned at El Paso Museum
of Art, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall-UTEP,
Atkinson Recital Hall-NMSU, Western Hills
United Methodist Church, Plaza Theater with
other venues to be announced.
Tickets are $25 ($20 seniors and military, $5);
available in advance or at the door at all con-
certs. Special Season Ticket Packages available
at eppm.org, at the EPPM office or by calling
833-9400.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 82nd season, the symphony con-
tinues auditions this season for its new conduc-
tor, with a guest conductor each performance.
The symphony’s pre-concert events include the
Backstage Pass dress rehearsal and casual din-
ner, “Opening Notes,” pre-concert discussions
one hour before the classical concerts.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 180, El Paso, TX
79942. Information: 532-EPSO (3776),
epsoorg@htg.net or epso.org.
• Sept. 21-22: Guest conductor Arthur Post,
guest soloist Ilya Yakushev
• Oct. 19-20: Guest conductor Bohuslav
Rattay, guest harpist Yolanda Kondanissis
• Nov. 16-17: Guest conductor Andrés Franco,
guest vocalists El Paso Choral Society, Thea
Cordova, Melissa Parks, Levi Hernandez and
Francisco A. Almanza
• Jan. 25-26: Guest conductor Lawrence Low,
guest musicians Madalyn Parnas and Cecily
Parnas
• Feb. 6-8: Young People’s Concerts
• Feb. 22-23: Guest conductor Peter Rubardt,
guest violinist Livia Sohn
• April 19-20: Emeritus conductor Gürer
Aykal, guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu
Individual tickets are $15, $20, $30, $35 and
$40. Season tickets are $ $63, $87, $150, $171
and $201. Ticket information: 532-3776.
El Paso Symphony Youth
Orchestras
EPYSOs were founded in 2005 as an
Educational Program of the El Paso Symphony
Orchestra. Its current director is Andres Moran.
The symphony includes talented young musi-
cians age 8-22 from throughout the El Paso
area.
Information: 525-8978 or EPSYOs.org.
• Nov. 18: Fall Concert
• Feb. 19: Winter Concert
• March 17: “Side-by-Side” Concert with El
Paso Symphony Orchestra
• May 11: Season finale concert
Performances are at The Plaza Theatre for
the Performing Arts and Abraham Chavez
Theatre (Winter Concert). Ticket information to
be announced.
El Paso Wind Symphony
The El Paso Wind Symphony, founded by its
current director Dr. Ron Hufstader in 1995,
offers a five-concert season at UTEP’s Fox Fine
Arts Recital Hall. They also perform at the
Chamizal each July 4 for the annual patriotic
show and fireworks display. The 2012-2013
season to be announced. Mailing address is P.O.
Box 22038, El Paso, TX 79913. Information:
760-5599 or elpasowindsymphony.com.
Gilbert and Sullivan
Company of El Paso
The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El
Paso (G&S) was founded in 1969 by the late
Joan Quarm, and presented its first operetta,
“Patience” in the spring of 1970. The company
is committed to producing and presenting the
operettas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
and other allied endeavors to the general public.
Artistic Director is Stephanie J. Conwell and
co-business manager is Alicia A. Williamson.
Mailing address is 10132 Cork El Paso, TX
79925. Information: 591-6210, 584-9319 or
GandSelpaso.org.
Performances are held each July in El Paso
at venues such as Adobe Horseshoe, Chamizal
National Memorial or Scottish Rite Theatre,
with additional performances in early August at
the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. The 2013
production is “The Gondoliers.”
Kids-N-Co.
Kids-N-Co. is a non-profit organization that
provides quality theater experience and hands-
on theatrical training to area youth. Camps and
classes are offered throughout the year for 5 to
21-year-olds. Stage plays for the entire family
are presented each season.
Performances are at Kids-N-Co. Education
and Performance Center, 1301 Texas, with
additional performances at Chamizal National
Memorial. Ticket information to be announced.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 971333, El Paso,
TX 79997. Information: 351-1455, kidsnco.org
or epkidsnco1@aol.com.
• Oct. 5-28: The Canterville Ghost
• Nov. 23-Dec. 16: Seussical the Musical 
• Jan. 18-Feb. 10: If the Shoe Fits
• March 1-24: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• April 19-May 12: To be announced.
• Aug. 16-Sept. 8: To be announced.
Lola Productions, Inc.
For over 13 years, Lola Productions has pre-
sented internationally renowned theatrical and
musical stage productions ranging from jazz
and off-Broadway, to family-oriented stage
extravaganzas and speakers. Lola Productions
is the presenting company of Juanita Vasquez.
This year marks the start of a full season of
seven shows through its Signature Series. Lola
Productions can be reached at lolaproduca-
tions98@yahoo.com.
• Nov. 11: Sacred Music Sacred Dance
• Dec. 22: Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Creole
Christmas”
• Feb. 9: Meow Meow
• Feb. 21: Bella Gaia
• March 3: Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban
All Stars
• April 13: Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte
Carlo
• April 17: 2Cellos (Sulic & Hauser)
All performances are at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium. Tickets available via Ticketmaster
beginning Sept. 14. 
Music Forum El Paso
Music Forum El Paso begins it 24th season
this year as a non-profit presenter of free con-
certs, promoting classical music and musicians
through performances, educational outreach and
fundraising efforts. Information: musicforum-
elpaso.org.
• Sept. 16: John Siquieros, guitar
• Oct. 14, March 17 and May 19: Chamber
Music Consortium of the Southwest
• Nov. 18: Zeke Meza, piano
• Feb. 17: Oscar Macchioni, piano
• April 21: Bonnie Whalen and Paul Kroger,
piano
All performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays
at El Paso Museum of Art. Admission is free,
but memberships for supporters are available
starting at $15.
Showtime! El Paso
Formerly El Paso Community Concerts, the
organization began in 1934 as part of the nation-
wide Community Concerts network. The El Paso
association renamed itself in 2003 but remains a
non-profit organization dedicated to the found-
ing principles of Community Concerts, provid-
ing a variety of top-class entertainment at a very
affordable season subscription rate.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 3797, El Paso TX
79923. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpa-
so.com
• Sept. 23: Legacy of Floyd Cramer
• Oct. 21: Tap — The Show
• Jan. 20: Masters of Motown
• Feb. 24: Terry Barber
• April 28: VoicePlay (42Five)
All performances are at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Season tickets are $85 ($35 youth and
student). Family season packages are $205.
Parking passes are $25 (covers all five shows).
Individual tickets to be announced.
UTEP Dinner Theatre
The University of Texas at El Paso Dinner
Theatre, started in 1983 when current dinner
theatre director Gregory Taylor was a graduate
student at the university. The Theatre office is
at 207 Union West, El Paso, TX 79968-0552.
Information: 747-6060, utep.edu/udt,
udt@utep.udu.
• Oct. 12-28: Monty Pythons’ Spamalot
• Feb. 1-17: Grease
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Arts Organizations
• April 19-May 12: Evita
• July 5-21: In The Heights
Performances are at UTEP’s Union Ballroom.
Tickets range from $33-$45 for Friday and
Saturday dinner performances; $30-$40 for
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday matinee din-
ner shows and $16-$26 for non-dinner mati-
nees. Tickets available at the University Ticket
Center: 747-5234 or utep.edu/tickets.
UTEP Department
of Theatre and Dance
The department, hosts a variety of popular
and original plays that highlight the talents of
the university’s students and faculty. The cele-
brated UTEP Ballet is also part of the depart-
ment. Department chair is Dr. Joel Murray.
Mailing address is 500 West University Ave.,
Fox D 371, El Paso, TX 79968. Information:
747-5146 or utep.edu/theatre
• Sept. 21-30: Othello
• Oct. 12-14: Reentry
• Nov. 14-18: The Fever Chart: Three Visions
of the Middle East
• Dec. 16-22: A Christmas Carol
• Feb. 15-24: Hit The Road Jack! A Tribute to
the Songs of Ray Charles and Other Dances.
• March 13-17: Electricidad
• April 19-29: Eurydice
All performances are at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Wise Family Theatre or Studio Theatre.
Tickets for the Wise Family Theatre are $12
($10 UTEP faculty/staff/alumni association
members, seniors, military, groups of 10 or
more and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP stu-
dents and children age 4 to 12). Tickets for
Studio Theatre shows are $9 ($8 UTEP facul-
ty/staff/alumni association members, seniors,
military, groups of 10 or more and non-UTEP
students; $7 UTEP students and children age 4
to 12). Ticket information (theatre box office):
747-5118.
Southern New Mexico
American Southwest Theatre
Company
Formed in 1984 by Tony Award winning
playwright Mark Medoff and Dr. Bruce Street,
American Southwest Theatre Company is a
company of theatre professionals and guest
artists that work alongside. NMSU’s
Department of Theatre Arts. Department Head
is Tom Smith.
Mailing address is Box 30001, Dept. 3072,
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001. Information:
(575) 646-4515, 1-800-525-ASTC or
theatre.nmsu.edu/astc
• Sept. 28-Oct. 14: High Desert Production
• Nov. 16-Dec. 9: The Rocky Horror Show
• Feb. 22-March 10: Our Town
• April 19-May 5: Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Performances are at NMSU’s Hershel Zohn
Theatre, 3014 McFie Circle and the new
NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University
in Las Cruces. Individual tickets are $15 ($13
seniors/NMSU staff and faculty with ID; $10
NMSU students and students age 3-17 with
ID). Season packages range from $52- to $100.
Doña Ana Arts Council and
Rio Grande Theatre
Doña Ana Arts Council, Inc. (DAAC) is a
non-profit organization working to improve the
quality of life in Las Cruces and Southern New
Mexico by ensuring the performing, visual and
literary arts are an integral part of education,
economic growth and community development.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 1721, Las
Cruces, NM 88004. Information: (575) 523-
6403, theatremgr@daarts.org or
infodaac@daarts.org or riograndetheatre.com
• Sept. 8: The Man in Black: The Music of
Johnny Cash
• Oct. 10: Hot Club of San Francisco
• Oct. 19-20: Flamenco!
• Nov. 11: Simply Streisand
• Feb. 12: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
• April 6: Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Other shows:
• Sept. 14-30: Driftwood Production’s “Bells
of Old Mesilla.”
• Dec. 14-23: Driftwood Production’s “Los
Pastores”
• Feb. 8-24: Driftwood Production’s “I Love
You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
• March 16: We Are One, Dance and Drum
• May 10-26: Driftwood Production’s
“Messhugah Nuns.”
All performances at the Rio Grande Theatre,
211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, N.M.
Prices vary. Every Other Tuesday performances
are free. Ticket information: (575) 523-6403.
Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts
The Flickinger Center opened more than a
decade ago to offer the surrounding communi-
ties a place to enjoy world-class entertainment,
from local talent to performers from around the
world. The center’s popular summer Tailgate
Series bring live music to the Alamogordo
Museum of Space History every other Saturday
in June, July and August.
The center is at 1110 New York Ave. in
Alamogordo, NM 88310. Information: (575)
437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Premiere Series:
• Sept. 21: Craicmore
• Oct. 14: Dala
• Nov. 10: Eisenhower Dance Company
• Dec. 8: Mariachi Christmas
• Jan. 25: Moscow Nights
• Feb. 14: Chocolate Buffet with Masters of
Hawaiian Music
• March 4: Rhythm of the Dance
• April 20: RichterUzer Duo
• May 28: Robert Michaels
Season tickets are $104, $153, $193 and $224
(nine show package). Individuals show tickets
vary.
Grant County Community
Concert Association
Mailing address is P.O. Box 2722, Silver
City, NM 88062. Information: (575) 538-5862
or gccca@q.com or gccca@gcconcerts.org
• Sept. 21: The Legacy of Floyd Cramer
• Nov. 2: VoicePlay
• Feb.23: Terry Barber
• March 23: La Catrina String Quartet
• April 12: Side Street Strutters
All performances are at WNMU’s Fine Arts
Center in Silver City, N.M. Individual tickets
are $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Season
packages are $45.
Las Cruces Civic Concert
Association
Established by Las Crucens in 1945, the non-
profit, all-volunteer organization presents
national and international musical events.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 16112, Las Cruces,
NM 88004 Information: (575) 521-4051.
• Sept. 20: The Legacy of Floyd Cramer
• Dec. 2: Ron Thielman’s Big Band
• Jan. 27: Lee Trio
• April 21: Sebastian Baverstam
All performances are in the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downdown Mall in Las
Cruces. Individual show tickets: $20.
Las Cruces Community
Theatre
Now in their 48th season, the all-volunteer,
non-profit theatre has performed at the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall since 1977. Mailing
address is P.O. Box 1281, Las Cruces, NM
88004-1281.
• Sept. 7-23; When You Comin’ Back, Red
Ryder?
• Oct. 19-Nov. 4: Steel Magnolias
Showtime! El Paso has been a consis-
tent presence in El Paso’s performing
arts scene for several years as the city’s
largest and oldest all-volunteer present-
ing organization.
The organization began in the early
1930s as El Paso Community Concerts,
with the purpose of bringing affordable
live entertainment to the El Paso area in
a time when economic hardships in the
nation made it difficult for touring enter-
tainment to find paying venues.
The Community Concert concept was
part of a New York-based network of
locally based performing arts non-profit
organizations operating under the con-
cept that money for touring acts would
be raised in advance by selling a whole
season at a time. El Paso came on board
the Community Concert plan in 1934. In
2003, the association changed its name
to Showtime! El Paso, but has continued
to pursue its original intent of live enter-
tainment opportunities at very affordable
ticket prices.
Since its founding, nearly 600,000
audience members in the El Paso area
have enjoyed concerts with some of the
most popular entertainers of their time.
The initial years included such stars as
Vladimir Horowitz, Nelson Eddy, Lily
Pons and Yehudi Menuhin. Showtime
continues to boast one of the largest per-
forming arts memberships in the city,
with about 700 season subscribers.
This season’s shows include pianist
Jason Coleman and “Tap: The Show” in
the fall, and Masters of Motown, coun-
tertenor Terry Barber and a capella
group VoicePlay (formerly 42Five) in
the winter and early spring.
Opening the season Sept. 23 is
Coleman’s “Legacy of Floyd Cramer.”
As the grandson of piano legend Floyd
Cramer, Jason Coleman keeps Cramer’s
distinct sound alive through his musical
and performance skill. Coleman has
been playing the piano since he could
reach the keys and made his Grand Ole
Opry debut at age 17. He was also given
the honor of playing for the Country
Music Hall of Fame Medallion
Ceremony recognizing his grandfather’s
induction into the Hall of Fame.
Coleman says his touring experience,
which begin in 2010, has been “unfor-
gettable, especially being able to hear
stories from people in every city he visit-
ed about what an impact Cramer’s music
has had on their lives.
“I’m excited now to be able to continue
sharing these ‘Legacy of Floyd Cramer’
concerts with audiences across the coun-
try,” he says. “I feel truly blessed to have
lived such a rewarding life up to this
point.”
“Tap: The Show,” which comes to El
Paso Oct. 21, is winner of the Heartbeat
Award, the top accolade by the
International Association of Amusement
Parks and Attractions as one of the resi-
dent shows at Hershypark in
Pennsylvania. It features a cast of eight
dancers and two singers who travel
through the decades, from Broadway and
the Big Band era to contemporary pop
and rock. Critics have called the show a
“powerhouse production” with iconic tap
moments and impressive professionalism.
The 2013 concerts kick off Jan. 20 with
Masters of Motown, a 10-member cast
of singers and musicians who reproduce
the aura of the Motown sound by taking
on the personas of artists like Stevie
Wonder, Four Tops, Diana Ross and the
Supremes and the Jackson Five.
Venues across the country have raved
about the group’s continuous ability to
draw sell-out crowds and garner standing
ovations with each show.
“I have never seen a group so warmly
received by an audience,” Martha Cofer
of Grenada Arts in Mississippi said of a
recent show. “They won over the audi-
ence on the first note and continued per-
forming with thundering applause to the
end. We wanted them to play all night.”
Countertenor Terry Barber, who per-
forms Feb. 24 for Showtime, joined the
roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 2002
for their staging of “Sly,” starring opera
legend Placido Domingo. In 2001, he
made his New York City Opera debut in
“Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and cov-
ered Daniel Taylor in the NYC Opera’s
production of Handel’s “Rinaldo” star-
ring David Daniels. He made his
Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as Orlovsky
with the National Chorale’s performance
of “Die Fledermaus” under the direction
of Martin Josman.
As a countertenor’s voice range is the
equivalent of a mezzo-soprano, Barber’s
vocal ability is a rare talent among male
performers. His voice has been hailed as
a “rippling tone of warm silver, both
exciting and tenderly moving, that is
unusually satisfying.”
The season concludes April 28 with
award-winning a capella quintet
“VoicePlay” (formerly known as
42Five), singing songs from the ‘60s
through current day such as Journey’s
“Don’t Stop Believing,” Queen’s “Don’t
Stop Me Now” and Three Dog Night’s
“Joy to the World.”
Their latest CD, “Once Upon a Time,”
pays tribute to the magical world animat-
ed films and other stories such as “Grim
Grinning Ghosts” from Disney’s
Haunted Mansion attraction to the theme
from “Rango.”
All performances are at 2:30 p.m. at
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Season tickets
are $85 for all five concerts, and are
interchangeable for all shows with open
seating. For information visit show-
timeelpaso.com.
Showtime! opens
with ‘Legacy of
Floyd Cramer’
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• Dec. 7-23: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
• Feb. 1-17: The Mousetrap
• April 5-23: Twelve Angry Men
• May 31-June 16: The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas
Season tickets are $50 for adults and $45 for
seniors, military and students. Individual show
tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, mili-
tary and students, $8 each for groups of ten or
more and $7 for children under age 6.
Reservations may be made one week prior to
each show.
Las Cruces Symphony
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra at New
Mexico State University, directed by Lonnie
Klein, offers classical, pops concerts,
youth/family concerts and a Chamber Orchestra
concert.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 1622Las Cruces,
NM 88004. Information: (575) 646-3709, oper-
ations@lascrucessymphony.com or
lascrucesymphony.com.
• Sept. 29-30: Classics One: NM Centennial
World Premiere
• Oct. 27-28: Classics Two: Guest James
Houlik, saxophone
• Nov. 8 and 11: Youth and Family Concert
• Dec. 1-2: Classics Three: Guest Norman
Krieger, piano
• Jan. 18-19: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
“Carousel”
• Feb. 2-3: Classics Four: Guest Ilya
Yakushev, piano
• April 6-7: Classics Five: Guests Edward
Arron, Jeremy Denk and Stephen Jakiw
• May 4-5: Classics Six: Guets Mark
Kosower, cello
Performances are at New Mexico State
University Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N.
Horseshoe; and the Las Cruces Convention
Center, 680 E. University in Las Cruces.
Season tickets are $165-$240; $35, $40 and $45
for individual Classics Series concerts; $35,
$45 and $55 for Pops concert.
Mimbres Region Arts Council
The Mimbres Region Arts Council just com-
pleted its 33rd year and has been rated the No.
1 Local Arts Council in New Mexico by New
Mexico Arts multiple times. Offices are at 1201
Pope Street, Silver City, N.M. Mailing address
is PO Box 1830, Silver City, NM 88062.
Information: (575) 538-2505, info@mimbre-
sarts.org or mimbresarts.org.
Main venue is the WNMU Fine Arts Center in
Silver City.
• Sept. 7-8: Pickamania (Gough Park)
• Oct. 26: Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra,
presented with GCCCA
• March 6: Rhythm of the Dance
• May 24-26: Silver City Blues Festival
(Gough ParkK
Folk Series (Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos
Altos, N.M)
• Nov. 16: Eliza Gilkyson
• March 22: Mark Erelli
• April 13: Work o’ the Weavers
Folk Series and Performance Series tickets are
$20 ($15 MRAC members); Blues Festival and
Pickamania! performances are free.
NMSU Cultural Series
The series, created by the Associated Students
of New Mexico State University (ASNMSU),
and brings a variety of musical performances in
a variety of cultures and genres from around the
world.
Mailing address is Box 30001 Dept. 3SE, Las
Cruces, NM 88003. Information: (575) 646-
4413 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
• Sept. 7: ETHEL and Robert Mirabel
• Sept. 20: Canteca de Macao
• Nov. 15: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
• Jan. 24: H’Sao
• Feb. 7: Nation Beat
• March 7: Dala
All performances are at the Atkinson Music
Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. Individual
tickets are $15 ($10 NMSU students). Season
tickets are $81. Tickets information: (575) 646-
1420 or panam.nmsucom.edu.
No Strings Theatre Company
No String Theatre Company is a community-
based non-profit organization dedicated to
expanding theater horizons in Las Cruces.
Artistic Director is Ceil Herman.
Mailing address is 430 N. Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces, 88001. Information: (575) 523-
1223, no-strings.org or nstcbbt@zianet.com
• Sept. 28-Oct 14: The Importance of Being
Ernest
• Nov. 9-25: Still Life With Iris
• Feb. 14: Love Letters
• March 1-17: Twitch
• April 12-28: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Performances are at the Black Box Theatre,
430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Individual tickets are $10 ($9 students and sen-
iors over 65 and $7 all seats Thursday).
Regular season tickets are $50; $45 for seniors
and students. Reservations: (575) 523-1223 or
no-strings.org.
Spencer Theater for the
Performing Arts
The Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
opened in 1997. Noted for its striking architec-
ture and location on a mesa framed by moun-
tains, the facility includes a 514-seat perform-
ance hall. The theater is at 108 Spencer Road,
Airport Highway 220 in Alto, NM 88312.
Information : (888) 818-7872 or (575) 336-
4800 or spencertheater.com
• Sept. 1: Lovin’ Spoonful (2012 summer sea-
son finale)
• Oct. 3: Cirque Chinois
• Oct. 11: David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys
• Nov. 3: Capitol Steps
• Nov. 20-21: A Chorus Line
• Dec. 1: The Platters
• Dec. 21-23: Ruidoso Dance Ensemble pres-
ents The Nutcracker
• Jan. 29: Nunset Boulevard
• Feb. 2: Stomp
• Feb. 14: Valentine Soiree
• Feb. 25: Monty Python’s Spamalot
• March 3: Rhythm of the Dance
• March 9: Fiddler on the Roof
• April 6: The Fab Four
• April 28: Elvis Lives!
2013 summer season begins in late May or
early June and run through August. Season to
be announced.
Individual ticket prices vary. Season ticket
packages available.
Other presenters, choirs and
orchestras:
• El Paso Civic Orchestra, 584-1595 or chopin-
fest@sbcglobal.net
• El Paso Community College Music
Department: 584-1595
• El Paso Youth Choir 422-8793.
• El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra, with
maestro Phillip Gabriel Garcia: 820-2952,
EPYSO.com.
• El Paso Chorale, El Paso Choral Society and
El Paso Conservatory or Music: 479-1056.
• Impact|Programs of Excellence, impactpro-
gramsofexcellence.org
• Mesilla Valley Chorale: Shows include the
Holiday Concert Dec. 9. in the Rio Grande
Theatre. Information: (575) 647-2530.
• New Horizons Band and Goodtime Singers:
(575) 523-1652
• NMSU Music Department: (575) 646-2421,
nmsu.edu/~music/
• UTEP Music Department: 747-5606,
music.utep.edu.
• Young El Paso Singers and the Elite
Ensemble: 227-6002 or youngelpasosingers.org.
Frederic Francois Chopin lived to be
only 39 years old, yet his musical legacy
has spanned over two centuries and
reached around the world to millions of
music lovers. They include the thou-
sands of El Pasoans who for 18 years
have enjoyed world-class pianists per-
forming the Polish master’s works at the
El Paso Chopin Music Festival.
Each year the three-concert series cele-
brates the “Poet of the Piano” to stand-
ing-room-only audiences.
A performance by festival founder and
artistic director, Dr. Lucy Scarbroughby
Scarbrough will open the festival Oct. 13
at El Paso Community College’s
Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre.
Scarbrough has founded several presti-
gious artistic events and groups includ-
ing College Arts Festival and El Paso
Civic Orchestra, both of which she
served as director. She served on the
Chopin Foundation of the United States’
Selection Jury for the National Chopin
Competitions in 2005 and 2010, respec-
tively.
In addition to Chopin's music,
Scarbrough will play her own composi-
tions, “Puerto de Luna” and “Mephisto
Brujo. “Puerto de Luna is passionate and
romantic. Mephisto Brujo represents the
burning of the evil spirit. It will be quite
a scintillating experience,” she said.
The festival’s final two performances,
featuring American pianist Andrew
Tyson on Oct. 27 and Russian performer
Igor Lovchinsky on Nov. 10, will take
place at Chamizal National Memorial.
“This year, I am particularly happy to
have First-Prize winners of national and
international piano competitions,”
Scarbrough said. “It is like having the
gold medal winners of the Olympics (for
the piano) appearing here in El Paso.”
Tyson is the First Prize Winner of the
2011 Young Concert Artists International
Auditions and will make his New York
debut at Merkin Hall and his
Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy
Center’s Terrace Theater this season in
the Young Concert Artists Series.
Lovchinsky has been hailed by
Gramophone as a “star of the future.”
His debut CD features music by Chopin
as well as other works.
Scarbrough said the Chamizal has
always served the festival well, but that
the newly renovated Forum Theater’s
acoustics are perfect for intimate con-
certs and the second venue “will broaden
the spectrum of our audience.”
Showtime for all performances is 7
p.m. Although admission is free, seating
is limited and fills up quickly, so early
arrival is encouraged. For more informa-
tion, go to elpaso-chopin.com.
Chopin Festival adds
Forum Theatre as venue
Once again, the NMSU Cultural series
has put together a diverse sampling of
world music mixed with the multicultur-
al tapestry of American sounds.
Although the series always features
great variety, said Barbara Welch, in
charge Marketing and Booking for Pan
American Center, this year’s acts are
really high-energy.
“Most of the artists this year play
music that is uptempo and a lot of fun —
from the eclectic world music of Nation
Beat to the New Orleans’ style of Steve
Riley and the Mamou Playboys,” she
said. “I can pretty much guarantee that
people will be dancing in the aisles.”
The quartet ETHEL and Grammy -win-
ning Native American flutist Robert
Mirabel join together to open the season
Sept. 7. Using the instruments of the
string quartet, Native American flutes
and drums, as well as the voices of stu-
dents and community members, ETHEL
and Mirabal create a cross-cultural con-
temporary music event.
The eclectic Spanish band Canteca de
Macao performs Sept. 20, with a sound
that includes bits of reggae, jazz, rock
and Mediterranean influence, all which
can be heard on their latest album
“Nunca Es Tarde.”
Also inspired by Latin sounds, the
American/Brazilian Nation Beat arrives
in Las Cruces Feb. 7. Nation Beat plays
a 21st century mashup inspired by
Brazilian maracatu drumming, New
Orleans second line rhythms, funk and
country-blues. They were the first
American group to record in Brazil with
legendary Mestre Walter and Maracatu
Nação Estrela Brilhante.
The a capella group H’Sao provides
sounds from a different region Jan. 24,
drawing from gospel, traditional African
music, as well as their Chadian roots. All
the members of this Montréal afro-pop
group are singer/songwriters.
Two tributes to American music diver-
sity are New Orleans Cajun band Steve
Riley and the Mamou Playboys Nov. 15,
and folk duo Dala, which closes out the
season March 7.
The Mamou Playboys’ release “Trace
of Time” garnered them a Grammy nom-
ination in the worldwide field of tradi-
tional folk music. The band’s latest
album “Grand Isle” was also nominated
for a Grammy.
Dala, consisting of Amanda Walther
and Sheila Carabine, are Juno nominees
and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk
Music Award for Vocal Group of the
Year. Their original songs draw upon
influences like The Beatles, Joni
Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
All events this year are at 8 p.m. at
NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall in
Las Cruces. Tickets are $15 or $10 for
NMSU students. Season tickets are $81,
available at the Pan American Center
Ticket Office on the NMSU campus.
Additional fees may apply. For more
information (575) 646-1420 or
panam.nmsu.edu.
NMSU series big on variety
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