Song and film and lots more fill the week

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — William Elliott Whitmore has a connection to New Mexico. The singer-songwriter used to visit the state while he was growing up.

“We would go to T or C and Albuquerque,” he says. “I used to love it. We’d get on horseback and look for pottery and artifacts. It was such an awesome adventure.”

That is the reason Whitmore always tries for a show in the Land of Enchantment.

He will perform at Low Spirits Bar & Stage on Monday, June 1, and for this stop he has new music from the album “Radium Death.”

Whitmore often gets inspired with his trips to New Mexico and expects nothing less.

“It’s been almost four years since I was there and I want to get back,” he says. “I can’t wait to share my stories with a place that has inspired me so much.”

The summer season is about to heat up with the third annual Albuquerque Film and Music Experience, which begins on June 1. The festival will feature a plethora of movies as well as panels. One of the panels will feature Albuquerque native Benito Martinez. He will talk about making it in the film industry as an actor. Martinez has recently been seen in “House of Cards” and “American Crime.”

If you’re a fan of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis or Carl Perkins, then “Million Dollar Quartet” is perfect. The Tony Award-winning musical begins its run at Popejoy Hall on Thursday, June 4. It features many classic hits from the foursome.

As usual, this week’s issue has plenty more on music, as well food and brewery stories and movie reviews.

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