Alibi V.16 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2007 
“Predator” by Kevin Wesley

Culture Shock

Poetry Weekend—How much poetry can you cram into a single weekend? Well, you won't know till you give it your best effort, will you? April is National Poetry Month, and Albuquerque aims to end the month of prime versifying with a final blaze of glory.

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“Predator” by Kevin Wesley

Gallery Review

Stand Up, Look Around

Out of the Underground at the Jonson Gallery and 516 Arts

Larry Bob Phillips' 12-panel hallucinogenic freakfest “Landscape for Merle Haggard” will make your head spin. At first glance, you might even feel a twinge of nausea. The piece boasts hues similar to those found in neon breakfast cereals aimed at the 4- to 8-year-old demographic. You might be tempted to lick it. You might find yourself wondering what would pop out if you donned 3D glasses.

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Book Review

Hot and Heavy

Yellowcake

Whether it's possible to write an enjoyable novel that tackles a hot-button issue is an oft-debated topic in the fiction world, both for the obvious reason that it's tough not to slide into polemic and the less obvious but more problematic one of making topical (but sometimes dry) details interesting to the reader. In her debut novel, award-winning short story writer Ann Cummins proves that, like Jodi Picoult, she has what it takes to write not only an issue-centered novel but an entertaining one as well.

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Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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Spirited Outpost

New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett and her group comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians perform live.
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Jazz Pizazz

New Mexico Jazz Festival: César Bauvallet's Cuban Jazz Project

The renowned trombonist, percussionist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader performs live.
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Not Just Rabbits in Top Hats

David Blaine

An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.
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