Alibi V.17 No.26 • June 26-July 2, 2008 
Richard Gaddes

Culture Shock

An Unblushing Goodbye from Out ch'Yonda

There's no way to write an easy farewell to Out ch'Yonda Live Artz Studio. For any other venue, it'd go something like this: Out ch'Yonda opened its doors six years ago in Barelas with theater in mind but found itself a catch-all venue, including poetry, yoga, dance performances, workshops, art exhibits and tap-dancing classes. At the end of June, founders Virginia Hampton and Stephanie Willis, faced with rising rent costs, will shut it down.

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Richard Gaddes
Robert Godwin

Arts Interview

End of an Era

An interview with the Santa Fe Opera’s Richard Gaddes

During New Mexico’s monsoon season, clouds well up on the dry mesas, thunder cracks the sky wide open and, when we’re lucky, our parched desert gets the thorough drenching it deserves. Around that same time, the Santa Fe Opera (SFO) opens its regular season. At its finest, a night at the opera in New Mexico can meld the fury of the natural world and the electrical storms rocking that partial open-air stage.

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Jeremy Scahill

Author Interview

Red, White and Blackwater

An interview with Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill leads his book with a disquieting snapshot.

“My son! My son!” The police officer sprinted toward the voice and found a middle-aged woman inside a vehicle holding a twenty-year-old man who had been shot in the forehead and was covered in blood. ...

“Don’t shoot, please!” Khalaf recalled yelling. But as he stood with his hand raised, Khalaf says, a gunman from the fourth Blackwater vehicle opened fire on the mother gripping her son and shot her dead before Khalaf’s ... eyes.

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Chelsea Handler
COURTESY OF E! ENTERTAINMENT

Author Interview

Dirty Truth

A candid conversation with foul-mouthed gossip guru Chelsea Handler

If talk show host, author and stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler has a calling card, it’s her brutal honesty.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 21)

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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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 21)

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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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

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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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

Not Just Rabbits in Top Hats

David Blaine

An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.
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