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Globally Acclaimed Spoken Word Icon to Make Unique Appearance in Albuquerque for National Poetry Month

Buddy Wakefield, one of spoken word’s most notorious and accomplished performers will make a rare appearance in Albuquerque to celebrate national poetry month at the Outpost this April as part of his Riled Up and Wasted on Light world tour. A three-time world champion, multi-award winning poet and recording artist on Tori Amos’ Righteous Babe Records, Buddy delivers powerful artistry and an undeniable writing style, alongside some of the city’s own poetic luminaries on April 21st.…

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Added by Zachary Kluckman on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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

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

Now

   Stand in a semi-circle. On cue, stomp your right foot, then clap your hands, then thrust your right hand in the air while speaking a letter of the alphabet, clap your hands again, then stomp your left foot. Then the person…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 26, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

Light

   Outside, a million people streamed through the streets in revolt. Inside, a million thoughts swirled through my head.

   On May Day, 2006, protestors across the…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 19, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Contract

   I started working for…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on September 28, 2012 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

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

POETS NIGHT OUT:a Triumvirate of Poets

 

April 21, 2012

Albuquerque's POETS' NIGHT OUT series presents…

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Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 13, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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

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

Lessons from a Pro

     I love talking to people about theater, especially people who do it on bigger stages than I, so to speak. I got that opportunity last spring when I interviewed Jeff Moss, director for both …

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

A Prince of Serendip

         Some mornings it’s tough to know what business I’m in.

     I work in a basement office. I process numbers, edit words, answer phone calls, attend meetings, monitor budgets. How different is that from any other office job?…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 27, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

FEAR OF FALLING-:-aerial dance performance

Fear of Falling at the AirDance ArtSpace

February10-12,2012

Josh Burgess and Morgan…

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Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fame

     “I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly high.”

     People who perform for a living do it for the glory, right? They just want to be…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on January 6, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Hope

     My friend Elizabeth told me she was trying out for Anything Goes. Landmark Musicals holds its auditions…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 16, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Joy to Our World

     When I first watched the video of Alice Tan Ridley singing on America’s Got Talent, I had the same reaction as the judges: surprise, awe and a shiver of joy. When I…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 9, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Shocking

About 150 years ago in Western cultures, men and women did not touch while dancing. It was considered far too indecent. Then along came the waltz.

Of course, now we consider the waltz to be a very tame dance, but in its origins the idea of a man putting his hand on a woman’s waist or…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Contrary Trend?

In ancient Greece, theaters were only active twice a year. The elders considered drama powerful enough that it was rationed to the public so as not to cause too much emotional distress for citizens.

In Shakespeare’s day, there were only a handful of theater companies, so…

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

Keys to the Baroque: An Interview with ABQ Harpsichordist Daniel Jencka

Note: Daniel Jencka is performing this Thursday evening at "Live at ATeaCo"

 

 

Photos: Daniel…

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Added by Birdie Jaworski on September 11, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fresh

Yul Brynner famously played the role of King Mongkut in The King and I 4,525 times before he died in 1985. How did he keep his performance of that role fresh?

One of the demands for an actor is to make each show look like it’s the first time his character has ever experienced…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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