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ARTS GROUP TO REVITALIZE THEATER

 

December 29, 2017

J.R. Sykes

The old theater is being put to good use again

After Crash Music relocated in the last quarter of 2017, several arts community members expressed concern at the loss of a key entertainment venue in the area. As the group came together, it became clear there was interest in operating the Aztec Theater as a community arts space. These groups have now begun the process of sorting out priorities.

In the ensuing days, leaders and individuals met at the aging space to paint, clean and begin work, and a purchase offer was tendered to the current owner. Inspections are following with the group anticipating a re-opening by first quarter of 2018, pending inspection results.

On Saturday, December 16th, the community group produced its first of many live shows. This first production focused on a series of thirteen live music acts from across the region in support of the families of Paco and Casey.

Some of these acts traveled from adjacent states, Albuquerque, Taos, Durango and other areas to help in the effort. Donations were accepted at the door, and refreshments were served from the concessions counter.

Imagine Band donated the use of stage PA and equipment, and Main Street Music sponsored a professional audio engineer to operate the sound system. The performances began at 11 am and ran until about 6 pm.

Performances were given by: Shantell Evans; Silver & String; Crooked Sky; Lloyd & Jim; 4D3; Jesse Jones; The Imagine Band; High Desert Fusion; Alexys Vencenti; Dave Mensch; Sunburnt Stone; Daddy & Piper; and Trip the Thin Line.

According to the Imagine business manager Tammy Kauvaka, about $100 was donated to the family fund, and attendance was sparse but steady throughout the event. For additional information contact Tammy at 505-320-8516

 

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