Alibi V.14 No.26 • June 30-July 6, 2005 

Culture Shock

The best teachers eagerly admit how much they learn from their students. There's no shame in that. No one can be a teacher all the time. Sometimes you might be a mentor. Sometimes you might be an apprentice. On any given day, most people are probably a little of both.

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Performance Preview

Fountain of Tears

Ainadamar at the Santa Fe Opera

Federico Garcia Lorca's belief in the poetry of the theater—and the emotional possibilities of art—have often become buried beneath his reputation as a political figure and symbol of freedom. When he was executed by the Spanish Fascists, Lorca at once became a martyr for political and artistic liberty.

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Art Magnified

Ralph Greene

MoRo Gallery

Ralph Greene began his art career in New York and has spent the last 15 years making art in New Mexico. He is a longtime professor of art at TVI and a proficient navigator of the academic and commercial art worlds. His work straddles the line between figurative and abstract, relying heavily on the human form. On Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., he'll give a demonstration and talk at the MoRo Gallery (806 Mountain NW) entitled “My Life in Art.” For more information, call 242-6272 or go to www.moroart.com.

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Book Review

How Offensive!

The R. Crumb Handbook

Our culture is filled to capacity with oversensitive people who get outraged over every trivial infraction imaginable. Someone with too much time on his or her hands always seems to be getting frothed up over one ridiculous nonissue or another. If there isn't a big blow-up because the corner store doesn't stock the latest chipotle-flavored Doritos, there's some mass protest being organized because manholes are insulting to women, yellow cabs are offensive to Asians or the Pillsbury Dough Boy is a cruel affront to pasty, overweight, melanin-deprived white boys.

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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, May 1)

“Is you a good witch? Or just a bad bitch?”

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.”
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 5)

Earnestly Yours

The Importance of Being Earnest

This classic play by Oscar Wilde is a celebration of life, love, wit and the theatre itself.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 6)

Laughter Therapy

The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour

Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang and Frangela discuss politics in a humorous way.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 7)

Nothing That Is So, Is So

Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night

See the Shakespearean comedy about mistaken identities leading to even weirder love triangles.
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