Alibi V.16 No.14 • April 5-11, 2007 
Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Culture Shock

Theatertown, USA—Slowly but steadily, Albuquerque is transforming into a genuine theater town. This month, two more theater troupes open shop in our city.

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Poetry News

April is National Poetry Month

Here's a sampling of a few of the poetry events going on throughout the month. For more information, go to www.poetz.com/nm/

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Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Performance Preview

The Big One

The Grand Slam Poetry Finals at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The Albuquerque poetry scene has come a long way in a very short time. Ground zero was the 2005 National Poetry Slam Championship, which people are still talking about two years later. Held in Albuquerque, the hugely successful four-day event brought a ton of attention to local poetic talents, partly because Albuquerque took home the team title, the first host team to do so since 1992.

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David Tucker
Karl Kantrowitz

Author Interview

Late for Work

An interview with David Tucker

David Tucker has been in the newspaper business 28 years and is a deputy managing editor at The Newark Star-Ledger. He writes odes to that sweet spot between deadlines, when time slows down and he can notice the world again.

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Cactus Tractor
Beth Rodgers Photography

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 1)

Getting Better All The Time

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Bohemian pop and folk group Cactus Tractor perform the Beatles’ landmark album on the 50th anniversary of its release and selections from their own catalogue.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 2)

Young Love and Sweet Songs

The Last Five Years

Follow a love story in an untraditional format, with one story moves forward in time while while the other story moves backwards meeting in the middle when they get married.
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Jodie Hererra

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

Pictures on Pitchers

Art Opening and Glass Release

Jodie Hererra presents her design for the seasonal Berry Cider.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

We're all Gonna Die #YOLO

Improvising the Apocalypse

Voice actors from Radiation World and the improv troupe A Ewe Problem perform an entirely improvised storyline and create good old-fashioned post-apocalyptic hilarity.
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Photo by David Zaintz

EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Jun 7)

OUTstanding Art

Figuratively Speaking Opening Reception

OUTstanding award winners Max Woltman and David Zaintz showcase their newest and best works for Pride.
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