All Stories Tagged 'Davis' (19)

Theater Dreams

   This morning, I had the honor to take Dreamgirls cast member Aubrey Poo (pronounced Poh-oh) to four radio stations for…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 15, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Authenticity

   I was at Hair We Are on Central getting a trim from Roda when she asked me what I thought of Beyoncé’s acting performance  — rather than singing performance — at the Obama Inauguration. By now, it’s well…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Something's Coming

   Brian Herrera — former UNM professor, New Mexico native and local theater’s favorite intellectual (even though he’s now at Princeton) — published an article in …

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Presents

   The favorite musical for many of my friends — including some here at Popejoy Hall — soon comes to the movie screen. Les Misérables makes its motion picture debut…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 21, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Together

   Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts was in Albuquerque two weeks ago and described an evening he'd had to the Albuquerque Economic Forum. He said he noticed a show that he wanted to attend and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Radio on Stage

In the last days of Fall 2001, I was among several fledgling writers led by the late, great Digby Wolfe creating a radio show that was recorded before a live audience. Called “Green Chile Stew,” it was an hour-long…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Growing and Growing

   As we prepare to open our 46th season this Sunday, I’m packing up my office. With the Capitol Steps on their way in this Sunday, I’m on my way out this Tuesday. I’m…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on November 2, 2012 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

Changing the Picture

   On February 4th, we started selling tickets to Disney’s The Lion King to the general public. Within days, we heard people tell us they thought the show was sold out.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 12, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

The Jungle in There

   The Broadway cast of Disney’s The Lion King has it easier than their counterparts on the road if for no other reason than they don’t have to learn a new theater every few…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 5, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Out of Its Shell

   The first time I came to Popejoy Hall after moving here in 1980, I couldn’t find it.

   This was before…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Counting Tiles

   Our business is show business. Sometimes it’s about the show. Right now it’s about the business.

   I’m crafting sales projections for the coming season in Popejoy Hall. These are our…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

No Music Boxes

   Three weeks ago, The Kingston Trio traveled through town between dates. They graciously agreed to stop for an interview. We set them up on our stage with the main curtain as a backdrop and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 27, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

Doing What You Love

   Q Smith started her Wednesday early, especially for an actress. She was up by 7 to get ready for her first full day in Albuquerque.

   She was transported to the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 22, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Aha!

   On Tuesday night, I spoke for a few people over at Bookworks about Mary Poppins. I had been invited to give a talk about the differences between the book, the movie and the musical. The…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 8, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Illumination (Or Its Lack)

“Stars, hide your fires;

Let not light see my black and deep desires …”

                                                    — Macbeth

   We are drawn to light. It’s in our DNA.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on March 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Force Majeure

   You’re headed to New York for a conference that starts Wednesday morning, so you have to be in the city the night before. You decide to catch the opera Tuesday night. Your plane is scheduled to land at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the opera starts at 7:30:…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on March 9, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Can Do

    Last week, I had to find a kid’s choir for the upcoming David Benoit show, A Charlie Brown…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Team Spirit

Richard Adler, composer for Damn Yankees, wrote about the first audience that show ever had — an afternoon run-through for other people in show…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 22, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

34 Gigabytes a Day

In this season of counting calories, I found another statistic last month that concerns me about how much I’m consuming. The New York Times reported that we Americans take in 34 gigabytes of information each day.



That translates to 100,000 words a day. Written or spoken, printed or televised, texted or phoned. And the variety of sources grows constantly: YouTube, Facebook,… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on January 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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