Speaking for the Silenced
Río de Lágrimas links imperialism, La Llorona and Juárez slayings
For 20 years, the stories of women and girls killed in Ciudad Juárez have been silenced in their own country and largely ignored by the world. A wave of roughly 60 femicides in 2012 is receiving even less media attention as the untold number of deaths continues to grow. In Río de Lágrimas (River of Tears), a multilingual music and storytelling performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the women of Albuquerque-based collective Las Meganenas nobly attempt to tell the victims’ stories.
Photo courtesy of The Latin Comedy Jam
Comic, Comic, Comic Chameleon
Stand-up impersonator is all-over-the-place funny
Jill-Michele Meleán got started on her career path by humping her grandmother. "She would yell at me," says Meleán. "So I'd just start dry-humping her leg and then she'd start laughing. So I just kind of made the connection that if I make people laugh, they'll leave me alone.” At the tender age of 2, she picked up a lifelong habit of dealing with things through comedy.
Thirty years later, she's an acclaimed stand-up comic and established Hollywood actress. Her credits include roles as a cast member on "MADtv” as well as a recurring character on "Reno 911!" She's also a headliner on The Latin Comedy Jam, a touring act that hits the Kiva Auditorium on Saturday, June 30.
Image courtesy of Finding Neverland the Musical
The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
In the Blood
A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque
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.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Blind Boys of Alabama
Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.