Alibi V.17 No.15 • April 10-16, 2008 

Local Lexicon

National Poetry Month

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

In 26 poems, Stefi Weisburd explores where we go, what we feel and what shouldn't be underfoot when our feet are at their freest. Lori McElrath-Eslick adds sparkle to these contemplations with lively watercolor illustrations.

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Photograph by Sam McFarlane

Culture Shock

Godspeed, Donkey

The creative minds behind the Donkey Gallery once told the Alibi they didn't put much emphasis on publicity. Instead, they focused their attention on love and support of arts. This fact never kept the Donkey Gallery from attracting an audience to their clever shows and receptions, which often included some unusual perk not regularly found at a "proper" gallery opening. (Did someone say pancakes?)

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Vic Browder as Odysseus and Jean Effron as Athena
John Maio

Performance Review

Greece: The Musical

The Odyssey at The Filling Station

Back in the ’90s, I spent every day for about three weeks in a medium-security INS detention center in Florida. Hundreds of law students, myself included, were shipped there to process boatloads of Haitian refugees fleeing military violence in the chronically distressed country. It seemed crazy then, and it seems crazy now, that the U.S. government would throw a bunch of people in jail who were so desperate to escape their brutalized country they braved the Atlantic Ocean in dinghies the size of bathtubs. Talk about a suicide mission.

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Peter Carey
Ashley Gilbertson

Author Profile

Sphere of Influence

An interview with Peter Carey

The word “happy” does not fit easily into Peter Carey’s mouth. Under normal circumstances, it dribbles off his lip on a trickle of sarcasm.

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Dancin’ for a Cause

Blues Winter Charity Ball

Live music from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, delicious food and photo booth to raise money for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
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Rocking it all Folk-style

Midwinter Ballads

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness.
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The Ghost of Christmas Presents

Holiday Toy Drive and Craft Workshop

Make laser cut reindeer, 3D printed ornaments, screen printed ugly sweaters, and more. Reservation recommended. Donate an unwapped gifts.
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Navidad del Sur

Mariachi Christmas

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s acclaimed Ballet Folklorico dancers and Mariachi Aztlan bring Mexican Christmas traditions to the stage.
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