All Stories Tagged 'Popejoy' (109)

1984 Again

   Rewind to 1984.

   Early that spring, I felt like pretty hot stuff. I was working for Rick Johnson & Company on the Paramount Pictures account. We were one of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Empathy Applied

   In a few weeks, several staff members from Popejoy Hall will move to new quarters. At Popejoy, which was never built for a staff of more than half a dozen, we push coat rooms and closets into service as offices. In our new home, a converted house on Sigma Chi,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on August 3, 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

Making Room

   I’ve been thinking a lot about spaces lately. My thoughts are, as far as I can tell, random, unconnected. If you find a theme, let me know.

   • When you walk into a theater before a…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 13, 2012 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

... Never a Vacation ...

   I wish I had been a better student.

   I attended Eisenhower College for my bachelor’s degree. Don’t bother looking for it. It no longer exists. Its syllabus…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 6, 2012 at 7:30am — 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

Ticket to Life

   Albert Leffler knew he wanted to work in Popejoy Hall before the place was even built. What he didn’t know was how important Popejoy would be to him for the rest of his life.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on June 1, 2012 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Never Give Up

   “It only takes one person to encourage others and inspire them,” wrote eighth grader Leidy M. She was summing up her study of the novel Les Misérables under student teacher Mari Hawes. Leidy might well have been commenting on her teacher instead of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Thinking Ahead

   A couple of weeks ago, Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, was in town to talk about the contributions performing arts make to a local economy and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 18, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Truly Madly Deeply

   Digby Wolfe taught me a lesson the very first time I met him. I was taking a playwriting class each semester in UNM’s Theatre…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Supporting Roles

   Lenore Chiarello Gibson of Rio Rancho might have a small role in Say Goodnight Gracie when it comes to Popejoy Sunday afternoon. Then again, she might…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on May 4, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

What We Do

   Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, was in Albuquerque this past week talking about the place that the arts holds in a thriving community and how we might…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Reading Frenzy

   “There are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a faraway song

   And it sings of a world that I long to see

   Out of reach,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Auditions [Gulp]

   I kept getting the emails: Landmark Musicals was holding auditions for 1776 this weekend. Hm. I hadn’t performed in 13 years. The idea was intriguing.…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Just So Good

   Not long after I arrived here in 1980, theater people were telling me they wished I had seen someone named Patti something. They wished I had heard her sing. ‘She's…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 6, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gotta Love It

   I watched a video yesterday of Steve Jobs telling the 2005 graduating class at Stanford, “You’ve got to find what you love. ... Your time is limited, so don't waste it…

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

Noble Profession

   This past Sunday, Barry Gaines, UNM Professor Emeritus, delivered a prelude to the production of Macbeth that would occupy our stage that afternoon. He reminded me of an historical fact that lived just outside the perimeter of my…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on March 23, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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

Always Right?

     A woman dabs on a bit of perfume for her night out. She and her husband are seeing a show in Popejoy Hall. They arrive at their seats. The man next to them complains to the ushers that the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Talking Tomorrow

     Tomorrow, I’m giving a talk at Bookworks on Rio Grande.

     No, I haven’t written a book. Nor am I signing copies of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on February 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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