All Stories Tagged 'Popejoy' (109)

Sharing Neurons in the Dark

Peter Meineck discusses mirror neurons.

The word “community” has cropped up from three distinct sources lately, and always in relation to theater. I’ll take that as a sign.

First, I stumbled on a video where Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatricals, discusses why attending live theater — or working to create a theatrical production — is… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on September 16, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

"... five, six, seven, eight ..."

Is it an oxymoron to talk about focused nervous energy? That’s what I see almost every time I watch a rehearsal. Performers have a specific set of goals for their shows and a limited amount of time in which to accomplish them. That’ll make anyone nervous. Artists who focus the energy from their nerves on the tasks ahead create great shows.

For example, I caught the company for DRUMLine… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on September 10, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Bad News Travels Deep

Bad news is hard to break, no matter what it is. It’s particularly difficult to break bad news that goes against the purpose of your enterprise.

This week, we at Popejoy Hall have had to tell patrons who had already bought tickets that Forever Tango was not coming, that the company had canceled the tour. Obviously we could do nothing but send notices to patrons and call as many as possible to forewarn them.

That’s when we heard the stories.

One man from Las… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on March 3, 2010 at 3:57pm — 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

Gifts All Our Lives

In this season of gift giving, I find myself feeling very lucky. I’ve lived much of my life working in and around the performing arts and a couple of days ago, it occurred to me why I so enjoy live performances. When someone performs for an audience, he or she is showing humanity at its best.

Working at Popejoy Hall the past decade and a half, I’ve watched audiences react to some very special performances. There’s a transformative magic in an exceptional live performance, an alchemy… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on December 11, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Talking with Frenchie

I really want to use my first blog on DCF to tell people why I am so excited for Ain’t Misbehavin’, one of Popejoy’s upcoming shows. Disclaimer: I am currently one of Popejoy’s interns.

My name is Audrey and throughout my teen years I was an avid American Idol fan. I watched season after season, as the torch was passed from idol to idol. I still have special memories of the second… Continue

Added by Audrey J on February 2, 2009 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment


This morning as we here at Popejoy listened to the orchestra rehearsing the music from Monty Python’s Spamalot we got to wondering… how the heck did Spamalot get its name? And how did it become such a part of the Monty Python world?

You probably know that SPAM is a canned “shoulder pork and ham/spiced ham” pork product made by the Hormel Food Corporation. SPAM, like most other luncheon meats is precooked, but is also often pan-fried or heated… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on June 10, 2008 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Popejoy Hall's 5th Annual Gala: April in Paris

Free this weekend? Thinking that there aren't enough events on your social calendar? Come to Popejoy Hall's 5th Annual Fundraising Gala. Proceeds from ticket purchases go towards the Popejoy Schooltime Series, Popejoy's Senior Programs and the Popejoy Presents series. The gala includes dinner provided by nine Albuquerque area restaurants, entertainment by the Steve Figueroa Ensemble with…


Added by Popejoy Hall on April 2, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Duke Ellington Orchestra

Edward Kennedy Ellington, the man often called the “Duke” is considered by many to be one of the most influential figures American music.

Over the course of his career, Duke Ellington created over two thousand pieces of music including the standard songs “Take the A-Train” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the longer works Black, Brown, and Beige; Liberian Suite; and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Duke was… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on March 18, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

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