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 V.14 No.16 | April 21 - 27, 2005 

Culture Shock

For a good decade and a half, Magnífico sponsored a juried exhibit designed to showcase the best contemporary artists the Albuquerque area has to offer. Yeah, the event had its share of detractors, but, for my own part, I usually enjoyed it. The show was a messy grab bag of disparate art, but that was always the biggest part of its appeal.

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From left to right: Laura Clagett as Hermia, BabakGharaei-Tafti as Lysander, Meghan Bode as Helena and Alex Lane as Demetrius

Performance Review

Don't Be an Ass

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rodey Theatre

Every year when the weather turns warm, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream seems to sprout up everywhere. Like bright yellow dandelion heads in a green spring lawn, it's one of the surest signs that we've finally put winter behind us.

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“Floating Zooid #1” by Lea Anderson

Art Magnified

They Grew

Trevor Lucero Studio

Lea Anderson, a graduate student in the art program at UNM, recently took a leap away from rectangular canvasses. A new show at Trevor Lucero Studio (500 Second Street SW) incorporates a series of round canvasses ranging from 12 inches to four or five feet in diameter. The show also includes a series of three-dimensional sculpture paintings that will hang from the ceiling, along with an organic work that will be painted directly on the studio wall. They Grew opens this Friday, April 22, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through April 30. 244-0730.

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Linda Lerner

Art Magnified

Linda Lerner

Albuquerque Press Club

New Yorker Linda Lerner says she's got a problem with authority, but don't let that stop you from coming by the Albuquerque Press Club (201 Highland Park Circle SE) this Friday, April 22, to hear some of her blistering rebel poetry. Lerner is the author of nine collections of poetry. Her essay on the state of American poetry, "Poems from the Crypt Don't Speak to Living People," is in the current issue of the New York Quarterly. Lerner will be joined by local poets Lisa Gill, Todd Moore and Mitch Rayes. The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will also include an open mic. 243-8476.

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Book Review

Stay in School

The Education of Arnold Hitler

Since the early 20th century, formal education has been America's panacea against inequality. It's a strange cure, though, as we have an equally vital tradition of anti-intellectualism.

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Book Review

Like a Prayer


Long before America elected its first born-again president and religious discussions wound up on the cover of Time magazine again, there was a tradition of measured and soulful introspection in the Midwest.

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Maribeth Batcha received her MFA from Columbia University in 1990, and has worked in magazine circulation for more than 12 years. With Atlantic Monthly alumna Hannah Tinti as editor, Maribeth launched the literary magazine One Story in 2002.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 3)

The Nutcracker Rocks On

Nutcracker on the Rocks

Opening with Tchaikovsky, the classic tale is re-imagined with a production filled with rock and roll hits by the Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin and more.
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Roger Baker

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 5)

Orkestrating a Light in Your Heart

Kindling the Light: The Rebbe's Orkestra

A Hanukkah concert for everyone celebrating Judaic music from varied cultural and historic traditions. Hear a variety of Judaic ballads, folk songs, theater and liturgical pieces.
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Today's Events

Portraiture Now: Staging the Self/ Ponerse en Imagen at National Hispanic Cultural Center

54 works by contemporary Latino-American artists who present identities theatrically in order to rid portraiture of its reassuring tradition that fixes a person in space and time.Runs thru 03/27/2016

Christmas Choral Concert at First Presbyterian Church

BODY:BEAUTY at Warehouse 508

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