Alibi V.20 No.48 • Dec 1-7, 2011 

Art Preview

Down on the Farm

Steve White’s folky spectacular gets a holiday twist

Steve White is a folk hero. Or at least he’s a hero of folk art. His Summer shows at his studio and home—aka the Folk Farm—have been a big hit with collectors of inexpensive and kooky pop-culturally inspired artwork for a decade. Now he’s hosting a holiday show, replete with live music, nifty gifts and photo ops with Santa for the kiddies.

Book Review

Luck of the Irish

The grit and grime of organized crime

Plugged

It's ugly, filthy, rough around the edges and heart-stoppingly vile. Like a red-haired Rodney Dangerfield, mob life hailing from the Emerald Isle never seems to get any respect. Compared to its Italian-American counterpart, the cars aren't as sleek, the killings aren't as poetic and there's definitely no Frank Sinatra crooning through the speakers of a quaint, candlelit ristorante.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Culture Shock

Speaking Through Spokes

Last time the Alibi caught up with Jake Foreman, he was leading a group of teens on a 200-mile bike trek along the Trail of the Ancients [News, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Aug. 11-17]. He had just created Cycles of Life, a program that helps Native youth gain an appreciation for their bodies, environment and heritage.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Image courtesy of the artist

EVENT HORIZON ()

Glamour Profession

Che Malambo

The powerhouse, all-male Argentinian dance company brings its thrilling percussive dance and music spectacle celebrating the art of the Gauchos.
calendar
Image courtesy of Musical Theatre Southwest

EVENT HORIZON ()

That Toddlin’ Town

Chicago

Catch the timeless musical set in the roaring '20s with fabulous music and immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
calendar
Image by Clarke Condé

EVENT HORIZON ()

Grand Art

Art Along the Rio Grande

A one-day art fair showcasing the cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley with local artists, tours of the refuge, city nature challenge events, live music, food trucks and kids' activities.
calendar
Image by Clarke Condé

EVENT HORIZON ()

Jung Lied for You

10th Annual Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival: Das Lied

Hear the final concert and see the award-winners during the closing event.
calendar