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 Feb 19 - 25, 2004 
Trevor Lucero Studio will be among the galleries featured in the Young Collectors’ inaugural gallery hop.

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

All right, all you art-savvy hipsters. This one's for you. Magnífico Young Collectors is a membership organization serving youngish art lovers ages 21 to 40. If you fork out some cash for a membership the money goes to support the arts in Downtown Albuquerque. The fee for this year is $100.

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From left to right: Vic Browder as Petruccio, John Hardman as Baptista and Jacqueline Reid as Katherina in the Fusion Theatre Company’s production of   The Taming of the Shrew

Performance Review

Kiss Me, Kate

The Taming of the Shrew at the Cell Theatre

By Steven Robert Allen

After centuries of painstaking refinement, shrew taming finally went out of style in the Western world in the late '60s. The feminist movement convinced most men and women that such behavior was barbaric. It's still practiced in some quarters, of course, but only by smelly miscreants and losers.

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Yellow Man painting a cookie for Kiva Gallery during last year’s Artfeast

Art Magnified

Artfeast 2004

Santa Fe

By Steven Robert Allen

Feast your eyes on this. The Seventh Annual Artfeast comes to Santa Fe this weekend. Thirty art galleries and restaurants will present an array of exhibits and extravagant cuisine to benefit Artsmart, a nonprofit organization that brings arts education to public schools. The big event will occur on Friday, Feb. 20, during the Edible Art Tour. For $25, you can take part in a walking tour offering access to all kinds of great art and grub. For details, call the Santa Fe Gallery Association at (505) 982-1648.

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Margot Leverett will perform on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. as part of Klezmerquerque. Tickets are $10.

Art Magnified

Klezmerquerque

Congregation Nahalat Shalom

By Steven Robert Allen

Dip your cute little toes into the steaming stew of Klezmer culture when the annual Klezmerquerque festival comes to Congregation Nahalat Shalom. From Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 22, there'll be more dancing, music, classes and straight-up Klezmer-style partying than you'll know what to do with. It should be a genuine certified guaranteed hoot for all concerned. For a full schedule, give Nahalat Shalom a call 343-8227.

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Charles Becknell

Book News

Racism in New Mexico

Excerpts from Charles Becknell's forthcoming book No Challenge, No Change

By Steven Robert Allen

Born in 1941, Charles Becknell grew up in rural southeastern New Mexico, attending a segregated school until 1954, the year the U.S. Supreme Court found such schools to be unconstitutional. After finishing graduate school, he founded and directed the Afro-American Studies Program at UNM and later served as Secretary of Criminal Justice under Gov. Jerry Apodaca.

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