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Heroin awareness through music, film & the arts – Taylor’s Calling Foundation, accepting song submissions

Posted by on September 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Heroin awareness through music, film & the arts – Taylor’s Calling Foundation, accepting song submissions

Taylors Calling Heroin Awareness and Prevention New Mexico

Submissions are now open for songwriters and musicians who have written about Heroin Awareness and/or the affects it has had to TTCF. Ten (10) songs will be selected by a team of industry professionals and will be recorded/included on the first album being produced. Grants will be given to cover recording costs and an artist contract will be awarded. Deadline on submissions is November 30, 2014.

Starting November 1, 2014, submissions for filmmakers will be open. Ten (10) music videos will be produced for each song selected for the TTCF album. Please check back at taylorscalling.org for details and requirements. Each filmmaker selected will be awarded a grant to produce the music video. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.

All songs and music videos will be showcased on tour throughout the state of New Mexico. Our goal is bring this music and to schools, rehab/recovery centers and youth development programs. Prevention is key! Let’s make a difference and impact communities through these great works.

Grants will be available in the future that will offer funds to support documentaries, shorts and narrative feature films that base their projects on heroin awareness and education. As TTCF grows, we look forward to the time when we can help all those who have chosen this means of expression.

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Vocal competition submission deadline extended in NM

Posted by on July 8, 2014 | Comments Off on Vocal competition submission deadline extended in NM

The Producer New Mexico Vocal Competition

As we’ve followed for you here and here, reality series, “The Producer” will follow New Mexico talent over 13 weeks of filming while 20 finalists compete to reach the show finale, when one winner will be awarded a recording deal.

Submissions opened on June 1 and were set to close July 7, now a source inside the production says, “they are actually giving a few [more] days to still submit because Jean Michel is viewing them all and taking detailed notes so he won’t be through with them for a few days.”

To submit your last minute audition video within the next few days click here.

This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists. All competition filming will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The show will air on an undisclosed, national cable channel in the Spring of 2015.

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Meet “The Producer”

Posted by on May 14, 2014 | One comment

New Mexico Vocal Competition

In what’s been described as “The Voice” meets “The Apprentice”, the brand new competition based reality show, “The Producer” seeks to unearth BIG TALENT from small town New Mexico.

Friday May 16, Vocalists, Songwriters and other entertainment industry enthusiasts & watchers are invited to take a peek into the Albuquerque based production, which promises hopefuls a shot at their very own recording deal.

The show will start accepting online contestant submissions on June 1, 2014. But all are welcome to get inside info this Friday by attending a Sneak Peek in downtown Albuquerque.

French record producer, music conductor, musical arranger, film composer and musician Jean-Michel Soupraya and show host, Corine Lewis are expected to be on hand Friday when hopefuls turnout for a head start on this road to stardom. If it is your time to shine, show up at noon, dressed to impress and be camera ready.

Who: Singers, Song Writers & Entertainment industry enthusiasts

907 3rd Street
Albuquerque, NM 87102

When: Friday May 16 at Noon

If you can sing or write songs, you are invited to meet “The Producer”.

Show producer, Jim Burleson tells OHI that the show does not have any age limit or experience restrictions.

“The Producer” will film over 13 weeks – from the time the production selects 20 finalists, to the finale, when one winner will be awarded a recording deal. All competition filming will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The show will air on an undisclosed, national cable channel in the Spring of 2015.

Follow the action and get into it here. Official website coming soon.

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Vocal competition show, “The Producer” to film in New Mexico

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Vocal competition show, “The Producer” to film in New Mexico

singing competition in Albuquerque New Mexico

New talent search series to shoot full 13 episode season in Albuquerque this summer.

“The Producer” will invite New Mexican vocal talents to compete for the chance to be given a recording deal with Producer Jean Michel Soupraya and signed to the Management team of Phil Shapiro who is famously known for representing the Jackson Family including Michael and Corey Feldman.

Corine Lewis of Life Beyond the League and Making the Cheerleader will host this contest of vocal talents. Talents from around the state who may have been over looked by larger casting calls due to the sheer volume of contestants might have slipped through the cracks. Jean Michel wants to discover the hidden gem in the heart of small town New Mexico.

Contestants will submit online auditions as well as make live appearances to meet and perform for Corine Lewis and Jean Michel with the top 20 best vocalist in the state being chosen to move through the coaching portion of the TV show. Jean Michel will take each of these top 20 and take them under his wing to learn the ins and outs of not just singing, but self promotion, live performances, and the business of selling tickets and albums. The finalist will perform live in front of New Mexico fans and the final winner will be taken to LA to record a full length album.

This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists, and will be shot entirely in the state of New Mexico.

A JM West Creation, Produced by: UPublic TV and Corine Lewis Enterprises in conjunction with 6 Guns Production Services. A Jim Burleson Production.

More information to follow on: www.theproducershow.com

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French Music Video Casting in NM

Posted by on January 14, 2014 | Comments Off on French Music Video Casting in NM

French Music Video Shoot New Mexico

A french music video featuring one of the more popular singers of the day in France is set to shoot in New Mexico. The production is currently seeking an elderly man or woman to play the role of a Shaman in the video.

Prospects need to have a very aged look but with youthful eyes and demeanor – still energetic, lively sparkle in the eyes (reference photos below).

The scene involves the shaman capturing 3 young men that are trouble makers, tying them to a post, and throwing yellow powder on them as she recites a spell. The 3 mischievous men however are able to get loose and runaway before she can cast her spell, and then they end up in the next misadventure. It’s a tongue and cheek spoof of the western genre.

Shoot date will be either January 26 or 27. Pay is $200 for an estimated a half day’s work. If cast out of Las Cruces or El Paso accommodations provided. Meals paid and fuel costs reimbursed if coming in from any long distance.

If you or somebody you know fits this and are interested please send a recent photo to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com

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Santa Fe Music Alliance Holiday Fiesta

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Santa Fe Music Alliance Holiday Fiesta

Santa Fe Music Alliance

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A Night of Rhythm and Blues benefiting The Barrett Foundation

Posted by on September 16, 2013 | Comments Off on A Night of Rhythm and Blues benefiting The Barrett Foundation

The Barrett Foundation has been kind enough to gift tickets to this spectacular event to OneHeadlightInk.com – and we’re passing them on to YOU!

For your chance to attend this elegant evening of rhythm and blues, email win@oneheadlightink.com with your contact information.

And please share this important event information with all your friends! Proceeds benefit The Barrett Foundation – an independent, nonprofit organization helping homeless women and children build better lives for over 25 years!

Barrett Foundation Night of Rhythm and Blues Fundraiser

Christian Nevell Bovee once said, “Music is the fourth great material want—first is food, then clothes, then shelter, and then music.”

This year Barrett Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Night of Rhythm & Blues at Casa Esencia.

Through music, you will be providing the first three material wants for the women and children we serve.

Your ticket purchase will provide you and your guests a glamorous Night of Rhythm and Blues at the chic and elegant Casa Esencia, one of New Mexico’s most sophisticated historic venues.

It is here you will experience “the fourth great material want”—listening to the sultry sounds of Soul Sanctuary while enjoying tantalizing hor d’oeuvres and drinks. And then, at 10:00 PM dancing will commence with the great sounds of DJ Aquattro.

A truly fun and worthwhile event that, with your support, will make it possible for the women and children of Barrett Foundation to obtain the most elusive material wants of food, clothing and shelter.

Get your tickets here now!

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FREE Labor Day Weekend Event – Statewide, New Mexico

Posted by on August 28, 2013 | Comments Off on FREE Labor Day Weekend Event – Statewide, New Mexico

Salt of the Earth Tour New Mexico


The New Mexico Federation of Labor (NMFL) along with a collation of business and community groups presents THE SALT OF THE EARTH TOUR FREE – ALL AGES, SIX CITY TOUR this Labor Day Weekend.

Beginning in Southern New Mexico, in Las Cruces and in Truth or Consequences on Saturday August 31, the midpoint of the festivities will be held in Albuquerque and Corrales on Sunday September 1, with the full culmination of the traveling festival landing in Santa Fe on Monday September 2, ending in a finale blowout that night in Taos!

The six city, three-day event featuring performance art, poetry and music, will bring the true meaning of Labor Day to the people of New Mexico in a fun family environment.

Jon Hendry, President of NMFL said, “Many people think of Labor Day as just another three day holiday, but it’s our chance to celebrate working people and labor’s contribution to this country. We want to entertain and educate people.”

The Joe West Trio headlines “The Salt of the Earth Tour,” performing spirited renditions of classic workers’ songs important to labor history and tradition. Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy brings his exquisite style of social justice oriented lyrical poetry to new audiences on the tour. Local street performers of all styles and special musical guests will create a festive environment for all to enjoy. The seminal New Mexican Labor film, “Salt of the Earth” will screen at each tour stop. Local progressive groups will be present at each event to connect with each other and with new audiences about their work.

It’s time to “Rock” & talk while New Mexico talent and artists work to entertain and engage YOU!

Get into it here!

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Feature Film Call for REAL Musicians

Posted by on August 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Feature Film Call for REAL Musicians

New Mexico Open Call for Real Musicians

Seeking REAL MUSICIANS for SAG feature film, MIDNIGHT SUN, which begins filming in Santa Fe and Los Alamos Sept 30, 2013-end of October.

DIZZY GILLESPIE LOOK ALIKE age 25-30 who can play trumpet well

BASS PLAYER age 25-60 African American musician who can play well

DRUMMER age 25-60 Caucasian musician who can play well

Production Company: MIDNIGHT SUN

For casting appointment, email your headshot, resume & contact information to:

casting505 @gmail.com.

This is a SAG scale paid position.

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Call for submissions: Statewide New Mexico Music Festival

Posted by on August 5, 2013 | 3 comments


This Labor Day weekend, headliners The Joe West Trio and Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy are set to perform at the Salt of the Earth Tour – a FREE six city festival on wheels, spanning the state of New Mexico from Las Cruces, to Truth or Consequences to Corrales, with an entire street fest in Albuquerque and Santa Fe – all culminating in a FREE evening concert, blow-out at the world famous Taos Mesa Brewing Company!

The Salt of the Earth Tour celebrates labor, the power of the people, our great state and its diverse and talented artists.

Each stop will feature a showing of the seminal New Mexican Labor film “Salt of the Earth”.

Now is your chance to get in on the action.

Salt of the Earth wants YOU – local area bands, artists, street performers, singers/songwriters & poets!

For consideration to be featured in this premiere event submit the following to your Tour Organizer Alysha Shaw:

1. Electronic Art samples (video, video links, audio files, etc.)

2. High resolution promotional photo (jpeg or pdf)

3. Band/Performer/Artist Bio

4. Links to your online social network sites (facebook, reverbnation, website, myspace, youtube, etc.)

5. Description of your skills/performance in 10 words or less

6. Location, contact information, and availability

ALL genres of music, art & performance are encouraged to apply for inclusion. ALL SHOWS ARE “ALL AGES” UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Please submit to Alysha.Shaw@ gmail.com.

New Mexico’s Salt of the Earth Tour – Labor Day Weekend 2013 Schedule

Saturday August 31:
12-2 PM
Young Park
1905 Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Saturday August 31:
7-9 PM
Grapes Gallery
407 Main Street
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Sunday September 1:
1-3 PM
Corrales Bistro
4908 Corrales Rd.
Corrales, New Mexico

Sunday September 1:
Albuquerque Street Festival
5-9 PM
Amherst and Central

Monday September 2:
Santa Fe Street Festival
12-3 PM
Taos Street
(Behind ¡YouthWorks! and the Center for Progress and Justice)

Monday September 2:
7-9 PM
Taos Mesa Brewing Co.
20 ABC Mesa Rd.
Taos, New Mexico

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The Buckaroo Ball: A can’t miss New Mexico Art & Entertainment Event!

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

The Buckaroo Ball benefiting at risk youth in Santa Fe County, NM

Place your bid on LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS to prepare a meal for you and your friends in your home! Bid on exclusive PATRICIA MICHAELS designs. Bid on an African Photo Safari and much more! See details at www.buckarooball.com.

People from all over the country are excited to attend this year’s event at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, where attendees will dance the night away to Grammy winning artists Asleep at the Wheel, enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, and see loads of turquoise and silver bling! There will be both a live and silent auction!

All this rip roaring fun is in the name of fundraising for the youth of New Mexico!

Since 1994, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation has been dedicated to its mission of raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth in Santa Fe County. Buckaroo Ball Foundation is now a fund within the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Ball is mostly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to produce what is one of the largest and liveliest fund-raising weekends in the Southwest.

Get your tickets NOW!

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Strings for a CURE: Where the Arts meet Humanities

Posted by on January 30, 2013 | 2 comments

McGarvey-participates-in-StringsforaCurePerformance image via RyanMcGarvey.com

New Mexico’s own resident Guitar God, Ryan McGarvey has teamed with the innovative, life-enriching organization StringsforaCURE™, saying:

“I’m so incredibly honored to work with this organization, and to help for such a worthy cause. Please take a look at the great pieces of jewelry that they were able to make from my guitar strings. All proceeds go to help those with breast cancer.”

Elisa Guida, a two-time breast cancer survivor and jewelry designer, transforms guitar strings into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. Net proceeds are used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients. The foundation focuses primarily on helping those with breast cancer.

The StringsforaCURE™ Foundation helps women and men diagnosed with cancer, primarily breast. Our mission is to provide education, comfort and support to cancer patients, focusing on the breast cancer patient. We help the patient directly by providing gas, grocery or pharmacy gift cards. We also provide educational materials, comfort baskets and medical grants. We want to ease the burden during their cancer journey. We raise awareness on how important nutrition and wellness plays a part in the recovery of the cancer patient.

National and international musicians donate their used guitar strings to StringsforaCURE™, and I transform them into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. We also raise funds through our online Virtual Quilt, our Pennies2Patients Program and Pickin’ On Cancer fundraiser and also through private donations.

My dream is to recruit many nationally known musicians – including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among many others – to donate their strings to the foundation. We have received strings from several famous musicians, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa to mention a few. -Elisa Guida, Executive Director

The StringsforaCURE foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, and a Green Foundation. Their jewelry is made in the U.S.A. with net proceeds used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients.

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Calling ABQ Musicians à la Dr. Dre

Posted by on January 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Calling ABQ Musicians à la Dr. Dre


ABQ Musicians…” bangin'” music videos with girls dancing and “Dr. Dre” sounding music is needed ASAP for a FILM shooting in NM right now! Must be free and clear music. Plays on Wednesday. To be considered for enclusion of YOUR video in this feature film, Email links and contact info to infojimburleson@yahoo.com – ASAP!

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NM Filmmakers and Musicians in “Changing the World”

Posted by on September 24, 2012 | Comments Off on NM Filmmakers and Musicians in “Changing the World”

New Mexico Philharmonic Brings PULSE Performance to the KiMo:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 1, 2012—Last year the New Mexico Philharmonic presented an avant garde program at the KiMo Theatre that featured electronic music and innovative film. This year,the PULSE concert is bringing an important question to the forefront: How would you change the world?

The answer came in the unusual form of New Mexico-produced documentaries with music from a New Mexico composer performed and produced by New Mexicans that truly touch the heart.

This amazing and unique collaboration comes to life on Sunday, September 30th at 4 p.m. in the most New Mexican of places, the historic KiMo Theatre with stories that highlight global issues and combine a magical performance by the New Mexico Philharmonic with the viewing of incredible scenes from two documentary films.

The issues covered include homeless children and solutions to the homeless issue in the Emmy® Award winning Documentary “LOOKING IN: Children Who are Homeless.” One of the solutions to global warming/climate change is the focus of the national PBS documentary, “The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth.”

The musical score to each of these programs was composed by New Mexico musician Jeffrey R. Jolly. The documentaries were produced and directed by New Mexican Chris Schueler. In, addition, for each of the films vocalists—a children’s choir for “Healing the Earth,” and the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir for “Looking In”—will bring stirring performances that enhance the auditory experience.

A group of talented teachers and students from the Albuquerque Studios Film & Technology Academy of the Atrisco Heritage Academy High School as well as from DATA Charter High School will compile a video project that will be screened to the music of Albuquerque composer Daniel Davis.

Don’t miss this inspirational program created by New Mexicans for New Mexicans that will move you in new and surprising ways.

If purchased prior to September 1st, adult tickets are $24 and $16. On September 1st they will be $30 and $20. Student tickets (available only at the KiMo ticket offfice) are $10. Ticket information is available online at www.nmphil.org. Call 505-323-4343 to reserve your ticket now.

As the major professional orchestra in the state, the New Mexico Philharmonic is committed to inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds through its artistic excellence, innovative programming and educational and community engagement. The New Mexico Philharmonic is anon-profit corporation recognized as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. To learn more about upcoming performances or to become a volunteer, please visit www.nmphil.org.

Donations are gratefully accepted at www.nmphil.org/support.

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Video of the Day: New Mexico

Posted by on September 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: New Mexico

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New Mexico Needs Some “Real Love”

Posted by on May 1, 2012 | Comments Off on New Mexico Needs Some “Real Love”

This man has a NUMBER ONE rating in Japan and all over the Orient, he has worked with NM’s Own Mike Cee Carpenter…and he has captured the heart and speaks to the soul of the TRUEST TRUEEB…(true Eric Benet fan).

You know her…we all love her, NMFilm’s regular gal Friday – Thursday, eight days a week, every waking hour, SANDI KAY!

As a charter member of his U.S. fan club she needs to get in with Eric Benet and get the recognition she deserves as his number one fan so that she can bring him here.

Sandi’s been instrumental in getting countless shows, performances and productions rolling. Help us, help her bring her favorite performer to town…

Just check out this super-romantical video, share this link and help us get some “True Love” into New Mexico!

We really love you Sandi!

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QOTD: Bruckheimer on Depp, Depp on Tonto…

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | 2 comments

…Nose on, shirt off Tonto, annnnnnnd the Ranger dons his silver during the recent Monument Valley, Utah portion of The Lone Ranger production.

The star and the super-producer then headed off to Cinemacon where they laid out the following regarding their upcoming cinematic rendition of the long lored Ranger and Tonto:

“We always take a different approach to things and this is a different approach. Putting Johny Depp as Tonto, isn’t a trusted sidekick… he’s more of a spiritual character.” –Jerry Bruckheimer

“It is sort of a rock-n-roll version of The Lone Ranger. It is fast paced, high velocity and it’s quite funny.” –Johnny Depp

Meanwhile, Slash is due in the Q, where filming rolls on and on, on TLR. Wonder if Johnny will hit the stage with him like he did w/Manson in recent weeks…

Images via Splash News

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Miscelleneous Fact of the Day: NM Strings & Aerophone Edition

Posted by on February 25, 2012 | Comments Off on Miscelleneous Fact of the Day: NM Strings & Aerophone Edition

That’s Albuquerque native (and St. Pius X alum) Sean Kelly accordioning & strumming on the late 1990s hit “Kiss Me” with Sixpence None the Richer.

The song was featured on the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, the movie She’s All That and played during the worldwide telecast of the wedding of England’s Prince Edward in 1999.

Bonus Strings: Is that Albuquerque born Freddie Prinze Jr.? And that’s Rachael Leigh Cook (stars of She’s All That)…who was just here for her first ABQ Comic Con.

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Foos in Space – New Mexico Style

Posted by on February 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Foos in Space – New Mexico Style

In a quest to push American music beyond the stratosphere, the Foo Fighters have announced their intentions to record their next album in outer space!

Why not? Their fans and the Grammys were “over the moon” (forgive me M.K) for the back to basics garage band recording methods on their most recent album…

As you and the whole wide world ought to know, there’s only one way to launch the Foos into space and that means first stop, NEW MEXICO baby!

Yes, the one and only commercial spaceport on the planet calls The Land of Enchantment home. So, in addition to the Foo ties that bind our great state to the band, their galactic transit aspirations would bring them our way again!

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NM’s Own JDS Stalled Super Bowl Bid

Posted by on January 30, 2012 | Comments Off on NM’s Own JDS Stalled Super Bowl Bid

Say it ain’t so Joe Jim James! In the name of dashed sports dreams everywhere, the good sportsmanship of Albuquerque’s favorite band is being put to the test.

Last month, beloved Albuquerque band The James Douglas Show was asked to perform at Jim McMahon’s Swang N’ Super Bowl Charity Bash 2012 on February 2nd in Indianapolis, the home of the Super Bowl. This high-profile celebrity event is a charity concert benefiting The Lynda McMahon Ferguson Literacy Foundation and Hope for the Warriors.

The JDS is honored to be invited. Check them out here on the list of headliners…

HOWEVER last week, their travel sponsor backed out – now band, bus and gear are all sidelined and they need our help!

A word from The Jame Douglas Show:

“…we do not have the funds necessary to make it to this show…and it is a BIG show. Most of the other performers on this bill have support from record labels to pay their expenses…that is not the case for The JDS. Most (if not ALL) of our travel expenses have come out of our own pocket from performances we do. However, traveling to and from Indianapolis would cost FAR more than what this organization can afford on its own…especially since we just returned from a two-week run of Nevada and California [dates].”

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – YOUR 6 Time Grammy Nominees, The James Douglas Show who have stepped up to the plate so many times right here in NM, performing countless free shows, donating their time to charity, playing backup for anyone who asks, always willing to lend their help to anyone in the business, who constantly hit the road and the airwaves making a good name for New Mexico all over the country will be performing LIVE TOMORROW night!!!

The James Douglas “Road to the Super Bowl Fund Raising” Show
Hooligans Nightclub
9800 Montgomery NE
7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Just $10

Come out and have a good time with us, and with your helpful generosity, we just might be able to make this happen.

If you can’t make it to this show, but would still like to donate to the trip, contact The James Douglas Show’s management at THEARKITEKS@aol.com.

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