Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wednesday's in March

Every Wednesday in March "The Lisa D Show" will be guest hosted by Maya Sanchez. After living in Los Angeles for several years working as a producer, Sanchez has moved back to El Paso to start a family business. (I'll let her explain it all on the air.) Sanchez and I used to work as news producers at KTSM Newschannel 9 and I am confident she is going to bring interesting minds and a great show to you every Wednesday.

Where will I be? As part of my duties marketing the El Paso Opera, I will be attending a weekly free lecture series at the El Paso Museum of Art. Here's how Doug Pullen of the El Paso Times explains it: "El Paso Opera has been doing a lot of cross-pollenation since David Grabarkewitz took over as artistic director last year. The ever inventive AD's latest is a collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, which will help EPO celebrate Opera Month in El Paso with a series of free lunchtime lectures. The "Art of Opera" lecture series kicks off at noon March 3 at the art museum. It will feature UTEP students Helena Ip and Samantha Morales, who will sing two arias and a duet from "Madama Butterfly," which will be staged by EPO March 10, 12 and 13 at the Plaza Theatre, its first full-fledged opera production in nearly two years."

The lecture will also feature a presentation by museum director Michael Tomor on works from the museum's permanent collection that inspired operas like Madama Butterfly. Both the opera and the El Paso Museum of Art are dedicated to outreach that appeals to audiences of any age, so feel free to bring your students and grand parents.

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