Alibi V.20 No.26 • June 30-July 6, 2011 
From Eason Eige’s   The Black Series

Art Preview

Succulent Love

A painter’s prickly obsession

Eason Eige has been painting the same subject for six years. Like many artists, he has expressed his fascination with, and perception of, his muse in series after series. But what makes Eige a bit different from the others is that his model isn’t a person. It’s a cactus. Specifically, it’s the prickly pear growing in front of San Felipe de Neri, the church in Old Town’s plaza. When the Alibi called to learn more about The Black Series, his upcoming show at the Bright Rain Gallery, Eige was at home, working on a painting he started in front of the church the day before.

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Book Review

Mining Trauma for Riches

Pulitzer winner writes sadness-soaked memoir

Thoughts Without Cigarettes

Oscar Hijuelos is known primarily for his novel Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, with which he became the first Latino author to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. (It was later made into the film Mambo Kings, starring not-Cuban actors Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas.) Hijuelos came through Albuquerque in June. If you missed him, his new memoir will keep you company until he returns.

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“Dark Omegas” by Cynthia Cook

Culture Shock

Fill Up Your Dance Card

Mr. Stinky Feet and other free events at Albuquerque Public Libraries, Fourth of July burlesque, and opportunities for artists.
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Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

Finding Neverland

The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
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There Will Be Blood

In the Blood

A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
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Hat Collector

Ken Jeong Live

See the nationally touring comedian live.
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Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.
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70 Years of Soul

Blind Boys of Alabama

Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.
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