Alibi V.21 No.5 • Feb 2-8, 2012 ››
French horn quartet fuses pop hits and classical training
Danielle Kuhlmann (aka Velvet Barbie) is one quarter of French horn quartet Genghis Barbie. Like the other members of her ensemble, she's a classically trained brass player who began her lessons in grade school. But rather than sticking to the traditional route of playing symphony halls and swanky tea-time luncheons, she and her bandmates decided to go pop.
A Higher Calling
New Mexico santeros and santeras on devotional folk art
Saint-making is a devotional practice that tells the story of Catholic saints through retablos, panel paintings of saints, and bultos, hand-carved statues of saints. A talk on the subject at El Chante: Casa de Cultura on Saturday, Feb. 4., also features artwork from 14 New Mexican saint-makers in a show titled The Art of Devotion: Traditional and Contemporary.
Five Years of 516
In the fall, 516 ARTS put out a call for New Mexicans to submit pieces that would serve as the face of the gallery's five-year anniversary show. Nearly 300 artists responded with an eclectic range of works. 516 Executive Director Suzanne Sbarge decided to put the judging process in the hands of renowned critic Peter Frank, after they met while Frank was in town on assignment. He operates out of L.A. as associate editor of Fabrik magazine and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. Frank may not be local, but he says he has a soft spot and deep regard for art from the Southwest. He whittled down the pool of entrants to about 80 works, with each artist represented by one piece. It's the largest group show 516 has put on to date, with talent representing more than 30 cities statewide.
Apollo Garcia, Danielle Reddick, John Flax and Tara Khozein come together in a stellar ensemble cast, dexterously moving between emotionally-driven clownish characters and their buffoon alter-egos.
A recount of Eva Perón’s meteoric rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady.
Tonal Relativity Games and Experiments
Prepared Ear collaborates with Death Convention Singers, Sounds Modern co-founder Elizabeth McNutt featuring frameworks for improvisation.
Independent Bookstore Day
Seven New Mexican authors assist as guest booksellers to recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading, in addition to promoting their own titles.
The Importance of Being Earnest
This classic play by Oscar Wilde is a celebration of life, love, wit and the theatre itself.
Courtesy of AirDance New Mexico
A variety of aerial apparatuses and stilt work with interactive projections performed to a choir of women’s voices.
Straight Outta Oz
Todrick Hall brings to life the classic American tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by sharing his adventures from his small town in Texas all the way to the big Emerald City lights of “Oz Angeles.”
The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour
Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang and Frangela discuss politics in a humorous way.
Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night
See the Shakespearean comedy about mistaken identities leading to even weirder love triangles.