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 V.14 No.25 | June 23 - 29, 2005 

Culture Shock

Here's a bizarre little story for you. Last year, local artist Stephanie Lerma drove up to Wink, a beauty salon and lifestyle store in Santa Fe specializing in one-of-a-kind boutique items. Lerma was trying to peddle some of her paper creations. The owners, however, couldn't tear their eyes off her purse.

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Art Magnified

Tom Waldron

Richard Levy Art Gallery

Tom Waldron's imposing sheet steel sculptures are well-known around town and around the state. You'll probably recall that his recent proposal to install green, conical shapes at the interchange of Louisiana and I-40 was the source of much public contention. Exhibited nationwide, Waldron's work can also be seen at the Albuquerque Museum. New Sculpture, at the Richard Levy Art Gallery, 514 Central SW, includes Waldron's signature steel shapes as floor-standing, tabletop and wall-hanging pieces. This is his first gallery exhibit in New Mexico since 1999. The reception is Friday, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the show runs through August 12. For more information, call 766-9888 or go to www.levygallery.com.

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Art Magnified

Ojos de Brujo

National Hispanic Cultural Center

International flamenco fusion masters Ojos de Brujo (Eyes of the Wizard) bring their driving mix to Albuquerque on Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m. The group's "Jip Jop Flamenkillo" is a digital hybrid of traditional flamenco forms with modern hip-hop, funk and punk. Their live digital dance party is famous on the European festival circuit, and the group is known for its staunch grassroots, anti-corporate philosophy. This is Ojo's first performance in the Southwest. Come experience these Spaniards' fierce navigation of musical decades and genres. Ojos de Brujo is presented by Outpost Productions and the National Institute of Flamenco at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 to $50 and are available at Outpost Performance Space, NHCC and Ticketmaster. To order yours, call 268-0044 or go to www.outpostspace.org.

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Performance Review

Free as a Bird

Unfinished Women Cry in No Man's Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage at Out ch'Yonda

One of the most remarkable things about Aishah Rahman's Unfinished Women Cry in No Man's Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage is that the elaborate 15-word title is almost a literal description of what the play is about. Directed by Stefanie Willis, a new production of Unfinished Women just opened at Out ch'Yonda. This staging has some problems, but the sweet music along with the sheer raw originality of Rahman's vision should hold the interest of many theatergoers.

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Book Review

Auto Reverse

Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture

Few things say "I want your action" as intensely and personally as the act of creating and giving a mix tape. At least that was once the case, before the advent of the CD, CD-R and digital recording media that allow just about anyone with a computer and half an hour to make compilations. Somehow, though, the mix CD just doesn't cut it as a personal token of friendship or symbol of impending courtship. Think of it as the difference between the sterility of the compact disc versus the warmth of vinyl according to balding-yet-ponytailed audiophiles who are willing to pay top dollar on eBay for just the right stylus.

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Book Review

Land of Liberty

Blood Struggle: The Rise of the Modern Indian Nations

As most Americans know, American Indians' battles in this country didn't end with Geronimo. Since World War II, they have waged a ground war in and out of the courts to defend their traditions and secure equal rights. It is this conflict that forms the crux of Charles Wilkinson's dazzlingly researched and definitive new book, Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. Drawing parallels between this movement and the civil rights era it took place alongside of, Wilkinson portrays their struggle as an essential chapter in American life.

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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 29)

Folk It!

2nd Annual South American Folk Fair

South American arts and crafts vendors, dancers and musicans pay homage to Andean communities.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Jun 1)

An Odd Adventure (for an Otter)

Otter's Odd Adventure

World premiere performance of a new work for narrator and orchestra by the creator of "Too Much Coffee Man Opera."
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 2)

Words Alive!

Taos Poetry Festival

Story slams, workshops and open mics featuring poets Ocean Vuong, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Nathan Brown, Sabina Jones and Alyia Martinson.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 5)

4th Annual New Mexico Chamber Music Festival

Talented young participants from around the world perform.
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Courtesy of Wyrdteenth's Facebook Event Page

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 5)

No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth

Wyrdteenth

Celebrate cultural aesthetics and critical dimensions of Afrofuturism with zines, poetry and performances from Ebony Isis Booth, Marya Errin Jones, Brielle Leilani, Tanesia Hale-Jones.
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Tomorrow's Events

Memorial Day Concert at Historic Old Town

Big Band music performances and classic car show.

Turkey Feather Blanket Weaving and Native American Jewelry Demonstration at Petroglyph National Monument

This Enchanted Landscape at Sorrel Sky Gallery

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