V.26 No.12 | 03/23/2017
Live & Local to return to the KiMo
Press Release [ Mon Mar 27 2017 4:59 PM ]
The City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department and ABQtodo.com present this year's first Live & Local on Friday, March 31 at the historic KiMo Theatre. Live & Local is a free concert featuring two of Albuquerque's most popular musical artists.
The Real Matt Jones takes over at 7:30pm. The Real Matt Jones is a singer-songwriter who looks to the idiosyncrasies in life and magnifies them to the point where listeners say, "Oh yeah, I can see that."
Originally from Albuquerque, Jones has as performed and toured extensively in many areas throughout the United States and Canada. He wrote the songs for his most recent album, History, over a period of four years. History debuted at #16 on the Amazon.com singer-songwriter charts.
Grub and suds will be available for purchase from Blazin Zia food truck and Bosque Brewery.
Admission is free. The KiMo Theatre turns 90 this year. Opened on September 19, 1927, it is one of the oldest and most unique places in the state to watch a show.
Live & Local is a program designed to showcase local bands. The concert will be recorded and broadcast at a later date on local cable channel GOV TV 16 and will also be available on YouTube. This is the community's chance to discover new music and support their favorite performers.
V.26 No.6 | 02/09/2017
Free Sunday Afternoon Chautauqua Performances
Press Release [ Fri Feb 10 2017 8:31 AM ]
Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, was born to sing her blues in jazzy, sultry tones from coast to coast. Holiday's personal life was tumultuous and the difficulties of poverty and prejudice created a complex backdrop for a sadness she was unable to overcome.
As part of the KiMo Theatre's 90th anniversary celebration, and in partnership with the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, a free Chautauqua performance will bring Holiday's story to life at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the historic theater.
In Singin' the Blues, Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley stars as Holiday, who was introduced to Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1920s. Holiday used her unique singing style to work with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Bessie Smith and a number of other blues and jazz greats of her time. Known for her popular hits such as God Bless the Child and All of Me, the memory of Holiday has endured through generations of jazz lovers.
Hollingsworth-Marley is a popular vocalist, having appeared at numerous community, church and jazz events. She is also a storyteller who has performed in many venues including the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the African American Pavilion at Expo New Mexico.
Future Chautauquas include Music from the Ranch and the Open Range on March 26; Traditional New Mexico Folk Music on April 23; and Sephardic Jews in N.M. - Stories and Songs on June 25. All performances are on Sunday at 2pm. All are free to attend.
Throughout the year, the KiMo will travel through the decades with trivia, "then and now" posts and "remember when" features. The KiMo invites the community to join in by posting memories and photos on social media using #KiMo90. Back in 1937, the KiMo screened Green Light starring Errol Flynn and Anita Louise. Also that year was the Fall Fashion Revue presented by the National Garment Co., Paris Shoe Store and Jack Lawler's Beauty Salon.
V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016
By Devin D. O’Leary
Get Yer Tickets!
This month, the Kimo Theatre continues its fantastic film series.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
Two New Art Exhibitions Open at the KiMo June 23
Press Release [ Thu Jun 23 2016 9:38 AM ]
The KiMo Theatre Art Gallery is a wonderful place to find interesting art and artists. The spacious light-filled gallery offers visitors an opportunity to see artists they may or may not know, and themed exhibitions that create new visual experiences.
The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday through Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo's Business Office at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central Avenue entry.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Albuquerque Museum Celebrates Route 66 Anniversary
Press Release [ Mon May 2 2016 8:00 AM ]
From her hotly debated beginnings to her decades-long role as a pathway for adventurers, migrant workers, post-war veterans, tourists, hippies and sentimental souls, Route 66 has fascinated and engaged us, and compelled us to follow her beaten, crumbling path. Conceived in honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, a new exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road, celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road.
Created by Albuquerque Museum's Curator of History, Deb Slaney, this exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of culture of "our" piece of the road. According to Slaney, "the Southwestern leg of the route is particularly intriguing."
Collections include works of art from lenders across the country including the Autry National Center and the San Jose State University's Steinbeck Center, as well the collections of the Albuquerque Museum and other New Mexico museums, and private lenders. Key objects in the exhibit include neon signs from Oden Chevrolet and the El Vado Motel, a set of six Burma shave signs, works of art by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, Roy Rogers' guitar and cowboy boots, and the cover illustration from Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road.
Informative displays will share stories of the road, and visitors will metaphorically travel the road through art, memorabilia, poetry, literature, music, film and television.
There will be many exciting ways for visitors to drive down memory lane. A hands-on component of the exhibit will focus on the family road trip, recreating the experience of traveling in the iconic Teardrop Camper and providing ideas for your own Route 66 road trips. Families can plan to attend a Sock Hop in May and a movie night in June.
The exhibition Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road is expected to draw significant numbers of local visitors as well as people from other states and countries who love the drama of the road. This exhibit compliments events all over the city - and the country - which will also be celebrating our unique relationship with the Mother Road and show the benefits of preserving this historic landmark.
In particular, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque is hosting a concurrent exhibition called America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 and the KiMo Theatre will be presenting a series of Route 66 themed movies.
The exhibit opens May 14.
For more information, call Albuquerque Museum at 243-7255.
DISCERN Art Exhibition Opens at KiMo
Press Release [ Thu Apr 21 2016 9:37 AM ]
The KiMo Theatre Art Gallery will open DISCERN, a new art exhibition on Thursday, April 28 with a free public reception for the featured artists from 5 to 8pm.
Wisconsin native and Air Force Veteran Laura Lampela holds a Master's degree in Art Education from Wright State University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State. She is Professor of Art Education in the College of Fine Arts at UNM. Her work has been featured in solo, juried and invitational exhibitions from East to West Coast, and in numerous shows in New Mexico, where she won top awards.
Tom Richardson attended the University of Florida and received his BFA. in Photography in 2000. In 2001, he moved to the southwest to attend the M.F.A. program at the University of New Mexico. Since graduating with an MFA., he has taught photography at the University of New Mexico and for the past seven years, at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. His photographs have been displayed in US galleries and abroad.
Visit kimotickets.com or call 311/711for more info.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
Playing the Guitar for Jazz
Saturday, Apr 9: Kevin Eubanks • jazz
By August March [ Thu Apr 7 2016 2:00 PM ]
The renowned jazz guitarist performs for a night.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
New Art Exhibition "From Cubes to Cutouts" at KiMo March 3[ Tue Feb 23 2016 10:34 AM ]
A new exhibition in the Gallery of the historic KiMo Theatre opens on Thursday, March 3 with a free public reception for the artists from 5 to 8pm.
The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo's Business Office at 423 Central NW (corner of Fifth and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central entry.
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
Three Films Based On Fitzgerald Novels Screening at Kimo[ Wed Feb 17 2016 9:00 AM ]
ABC Library is partnering with the historic KiMo Theatre to present "Books to the Big Screen," a trio of films adapted from the novels of famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald scheduled for Feb. 18, 19 and 20 at 7pm. Fitzgerald is widely considered one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, whose works are classically emblematic of the Jazz Age.
Playing on Friday, Feb. 19 will be the bio-epic film, The Great Gatsby (1974). Fitzgerald's "magnum opus" is considered a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream, and bears more than a small resemblance to Fitzgerald's own life and marriage to Zelda Sayre.
The final film in this series screens on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Last Tycoon (1976) is believed to be based in part on the life of Irving Thalberg, deemed the "boy genius" production chief at MGM in the 1920s and '30s who died at age 37. Fitzgerald died before completing the novel, and the film is based on the story as edited by Edmund Wilson using Fitzgerald's notes. It was the last film of famed director Elia Kazan.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
Bogart in Key Largo at the KiMo[ Sat Feb 6 2016 11:00 AM ]
Humphrey Bogart filled the silver screen like few actors of his generation. At the historic KiMo Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2pm, Bogart stars in Key Largo with Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and Lionel Barrymore in this thriller that won an Oscar for supporting actress Claire Trevor. The American Film Institute nominated character Johnny Rocco for AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains, and the film was nominated for AFI's 10 Top 10 Gangster Films.
General Admission for each screening is $6-$8. Tickets are available at KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 768-3544.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
By Devin D. O’Leary
Big Eyes, big art
Bubonicon salutes Leonard Nimoy, KiMo goes ape for King Kong, The Dolls love Mommie Dearest.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
Boyhood’s slow journey to ABQ, Summerfest’s princely connection, family fun at SBCC and the Native Film Series 2014.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
48 hours, extended
48 Hour Film Project extends its deadline, Can’t Stop the Serenity lands at KiMo, Matilda screens at South Broadway.
V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, among other filmic events.
V.23 No.2 | 1/9/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
Big screen gets small
Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.
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