Sep 152015
Singing for Shelter - Las Cruces

Share It!  RAISING HOPE THROUGH AWARENESS SINGING FOR SHELTER A CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOMELESS YOUTH NOVEMBER 14, 2015   September 11, 2015 – Sometimes a single act of charity can mean the difference between hope and hopelessness. To that end, the Rio Grande Theatre will be the staging ground for an inspirational musical and visual journey geared toward raising awareness of a very real problem facing society today. Benefitting the efforts of Casa Q, a not-for-profit organization providing safe living options and services for homeless LGBTQ youth throughout the state [Read More]

Aug 302015
Rio Grande Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Share It!THE DOÑA ANA ARTS COUNCIL PROUDLY PRESENTS THE RIO GRANDE THEATRE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY REOPENING CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2015   (Las Cruces) August 29, 2015 – In September 2005, the freshly renovated Rio Grande Theatre began the next chapter in its evolution as an entertainment and cultural center in the heart of Las Cruces. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the historic 89-year-old theater’s reincarnation and the Doña Ana Arts Council is pulling out all the stops to celebrate with a three day-long birthday bash, September 24-26, 2015.  The [Read More]

Nov 182014
Rio Grande Theatre Calendar of Events December 2014

Share It!Rio Grande Theatre Calendar of Events December 2014   Tuesday, December 2 El Paso Pro-Musica presents Catalyst String Quartet 7:30 pm El Paso Pro-Musica brings one of the most exciting string quartets on tour today to the Rio Grande Theatre. Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet, winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland), is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Tickets are $25 [Read More]

Nov 182014
Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Rio Grande Theatre

Share It!DOÑA ANA LYRIC OPERA and DOÑA ANA ARTS COUNCIL Present Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Rio Grande Theatre Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014       November 17, 2014 – The Doña Ana Lyric Opera and the Doña Ana Arts Council celebrate the season with Amahl and the Night Visitors the one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, directed by Jessica Medoff and Annie Pennies, about a young boy who learns that gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Originally aired on television in 1951, [Read More]

Nov 182014
Ring in the New Year with the Legendary Little Anthony at the Rio Grande Theatre

Share It!Ring in the New Year with the Legendary Little Anthony at the Rio Grande Theatre, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 November 17, 2014 – The Doña Ana Arts Council welcomes 2015 with an intimate evening in the company of Jerome Anthony Gourdine, better known as Little Anthony, delivering his one-man show celebrating 56 years in show business. On tour to promote the release of his new book, “Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny,” by Arlene Krieger, Anthony will regale audiences with a nostalgic look back at the golden age of [Read More]

Nov 182014
Las Cruces - A Charlie Brown Christmas with Jazz Pianist

Share It!The DOÑA ANA ARTS COUNCIL Continues its 2014/15 Performance Series with Jazz Pianist David Benoit Performing A Charlie Brown Christmas, Friday, December 19, 2014. November 17, 2014 – The Doña Ana Arts Council proudly continues its 2014/2015 Performance Series with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer and producer David Benoit, who will celebrate the holidays with the iconic jazz from Charles Schultz’ Peanuts specials. Revive that wonderful Christmas feeling with Vince Guaraldi’s perennial Peanuts tunes, featuring classics like “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmas Time Is Here,” while the beloved animated classic [Read More]

Nov 182014
Celebrate the Sounds of the Season with the Santa Fe Opera Holiday Show

Share It!Celebrate the Sounds of the Season with the Santa Fe Opera Holiday Show at the Rio Grande Theatre Las Cruces Friday, December 5, 2014 November 17, 2014 – As a special gift to the citizens of Las Cruces, the Santa Fe Opera Educational Department and the Doña Ana Arts Council present a free holiday concert, featuring arias, songs of the season, musical theater selections and sacred music. Performed by up-and-coming opera stars and accompanied by SFO Musical Director Kirt Pavitt, the Santa Fe Opera Community Concerts have become an [Read More]

Jun 192012
The Bison: American Icon at Branigan Cultural Center

Share It!The Bison: American Icon at Branigan Cultural Center LAS CRUCES- The Branigan Cultural Center proudly presents The Bison: American Icon, an exhibition that explains and documents the history of these majestic animals.  This presentation is organized by the C.M. Russell Museum of Great Falls, Montana and made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and adapted and produced by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. This exhibit opens to the public on Friday, June 22, 2012 and ends on Saturday, August 11, [Read More]

Apr 192012
5th Annual Railroad Days at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Share It! LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Please join us for our fifth annual Railroad Days, April 20 & 21, 2012 (10-4 pm each day). All festivities celebrate Las Cruces' railroading past, present, and future. Throughout the two-day event, the Dona Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their model train layouts running and staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to railroading's rich history. The Centennial Caboose will be on display for viewing as restoration efforts begin on this historic piece of rolling stock. In addition to the caboose, [Read More]

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