Zuill Bailey is going to prison.
And he'd better look out.
It's a women's prison.
It could be Beatlemania all over again.
The cellist and El Paso Pro-Musica artistic director with the chiseled good looks will perform two concerts Dec. 8 with Alaska's Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Women's Orchestra.
It's their ninth annual concert at the prison, and will feature one of their former inmates, violist Sarah Coffman, a founding member of the orchestra playing her first gig as a civilian.
She served a 14-year sentence there for second degree murder and first degree burglary, having been convicted in 1997. Coffman, who now works for a law firm in Anchorage, learned to play the viola in prison through the Arts on the Edge program.
Why's he in Alaska?
Bailey is the artistic director of the Slitka Summer Music Festival there.
In other A&E news:
• Look for "21 Outs" to open at Premiere Cinemas on Dec. 14.
It's local filmmaker Charlie Minn's documentary on the 2009 state champ baseball team from Socorro High.
Judging from the trailer, it looks like a combination of TV news footage and interviews with the team's coach, Chris Forbes, and his players.
School and local officials, including El Paso Mayor John Cook and former Socorro Mayor Trini Lopez, also were interviewed for the movie.
Some other movie openings of note: Cielo Vista Cinemas will open "Smashed," about a young couple battling to overcome drug and alcohol dependency, and "Hecho en Mexico," Duane Bridgman's documentary about contemporary Mexican artists, actors and musicians (it includes interviews with Diego Luna and Lila Downs). Both open Dec. 7.
Also, it looks like "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" will open here Dec. 21, a nice promo for their "Quidam" performances Jan. 23-27 at the Don Haskins Center.
• KCOS officials plan to open up admission to their screening of the first hour of the third season of "Downton Abbey."
The PBS blockbuster will be sneaked at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the El Paso Community Foundation's Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.
It's $50 for the reception and screening, free for just the screening, which is at 7:30 p.m.
Originally, they were going to limit the free screening portion to two people per reservation, but they've since decided to open it up to anyone who is interested.
Seating is limited to about 250, so make you reservations early.
Call 590.1313, or go to kcostv.org to make your reservations.
• Veteran DJ Stacey Pullen (no relation) will headline the first anniversary of promoter WARE (We Are Electronic) at 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at Pasha, 201 N. Stanton.
Mr. C also will perform.
• Dallas band Crown the Empire, part of the Take Action Tour 2013 coming to Tricky Falls on Feb. 20, saw their debut album "The Fallout" top Billboard's Heatseekers chart, which lists best-selling indie releases.
They'll join the Used, We Came as Romans and Mindflow on the tour, which will raise money for Hopeless Records' nonprofit subsidiary, Sub City. It will donate proceeds from the tour to the It Gets Better Project, which helps gay, lesbian and transgender teens.
• The Babies, who'll play the Lowbrow on Dec. 12, just released their second album, "House on the Hill," on Woodsist Records.
California's Pacific Air, who'll open for Ra Ra Riot on Feb. 17 at the Lowbrow, will release their new seven-inch single "Float" on Dec. 4. It follows the Oct. 16 release of their EP "Long Live Koko."
Wampire and Foxygen will open for Unknown Mortal Orchestra Feb. 18 at the Lowbrow. The five-member Foxygen just released a single, "Shuggie," from its new album, "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic," due Dec. 21 on Jagjaguwar.
• 12 bands, most of them local, will perform at the second XBCX Fest at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Open Gate Community Church, 9821 McCombs.
The show will open at 5:30 p.m. with Zoo Colors and close with a 10 p.m. set by Dubois. Also performing are Clarity (9:30), Corpus Christi's Lazy Eye (9:30) and Barbarian (8:30).
Acoustic by Gravity and Release Me will play a song or two between some of the sets.
It's a free show, but they'll donations of new toys for children in need.