Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys ~ Albuquerque In the early 60’s, before syndication took over, many of America’s cities had quirky, variable-quality, but always interesting locally-produced TV shows aimed at kids. Albuquerque, NM, was fortunate. The early 60’s
written and performed by Steve Ortiz. Que Viva Nuevo Mexico is one of the official state songs of New Mexico. Steve Ortiz was a member of Los Coronados. Used with the permission of Marcela Perez (MEL Music and Records)
Catherine Oppenheimer Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Lee Berk Award, Catherine Oppenheimer, a former professional dancer with the New York City Ballet, has provided opportunities for talented young musicians throughout the state to receive top-quality music education.
Bill and Bonnie Hearne ~ Santa Fe Recipients of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Bill and Bonnie Hearne became an institution in New Mexico’s musical landscape beginning in 1979, with their unique blend of Southwest Americana, bluegrass,
Arlen Asher ~ Albuquerque Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Arlen Asher is one of New Mexico’s long-standing jazz luminaries. Born in 1929 in a small farming community in Missouri, Asher moved to Albuquerque in
Fernando Cellicion ~ Zuni Pueblo When he was asked as a student at Zuni Elementary School in the late ’60s to write an essay about what he wanted to be when he grew up, Fernando Cellicion didn’t really have to