Alibi V.18 No.1 • Jan 1-7, 2009 

Culture Shock

Buy the Book

In late 2008, the New Mexico Book Co-op revealed the winners of the New Mexico Book Awards in a number of categories, ranging from adventure to New Age. In this time of hardship and privation, won't you consider making your next book purchase a local one? A state can only handle so many starving artists, and New Mexico is pretty full up. Here is a terribly brief sample of the award recipients and your potential new book-friends:

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Year In Review: Arts & Lit

The Year in Pretty and Provoking Things

Top 10 arts happenings of 2008

Top picks by a washed-up, used-to-be arts editor by no means create an immutable list of the best art events of 2008. My initial list was about 30 deep, and trimming it down to 10 was quite an exercise, but it had to be done. So here they are, my top 10 picks for 2008 in no particular order.

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Photo by Sachyn Mital

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Someone Controls Electric Guitar

Vieux Farka Touré

Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré plays his captivating styles live.
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Imag Courtesy of NM Jazz Workshop

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El Ritmo Cubano

Son Como Son 25th Anniversary: A Retrospective Celebration of Salsa

Daniel and César Bauvallet celebrate the 25th anniversary of their musical partnership in this heartfelt tribute to their fans and the dancers of Albuquerque.
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