By Steven Robert Allen
Spot of Tea—John Cacciatore, owner of Dartmouth Street Gallery, takes tea-time seriously. Recently, at his home just west of Downtown, I sat down with him at a table specially designed for serving tea. He let me sniff a beaker full of oolong that he got on a recent trip to Asia, informing me that it's quite possibly the best tea to be had anywhere in Albuquerque.
Vacation in Spain
Picasso to Plensa at the Albuquerque Museum
By Steven Robert Allen
It's been a long, strange trip through time and across space, but the journey is almost over. In April of this year, the Albuquerque Museum unveiled its swanky, expanded new digs with the first in a trio of exhibits designed to dig deep into the history of Spanish art. This project was both ambitious and expensive, especially for a city Albuquerque's size, but city leaders and museum administrators put a lot of muscle into it because these exhibits are the crowning element of Albuquerque's Tricentennial celebration, a testament to the inestimable role Spanish culture has played in the history of our fine city.
Thugs 'R' Us
Review by John Freeman
Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Hustler
Money-laundering trials often involve complex diagrams or wire transfer records. But the recently concluded money-laundering case against Murder Inc. record label founders Irving and Christopher Lorenzo involved shoeboxes.
Beneath the Red Cliffs
Review by Lisa Lenard-Cook
Some places become holy because of gods and some because of people. A very few become holy by their very nature, and Ghost Ranch, in the Piedra Lumbre valley of northern New Mexico, is one of them. In her latest book, Lesley Poling-Kempes shows us why.
Eat, Drink and Be Charitable
By Megan Reneau
Raise money for the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation while enjoying live music, brews and food.
By Maggie Grimason
A personal and political response to the deaths of unarmed black people, examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.
Alborz Trio: The Sound of Peace and Persia
By August March
A performance featuring the Iranian Santour, Bb and G clarinets and various percussion instruments combined to create modern folk music based in the dastgãh tradition.
Looking Around: Photographs and Narratives Reception
By Taylor Grabowsky
Photographs and writings of people, places, and things gleaned from artist Martha Heard's travels. Runs through 4/28.
Fiftieth Anniversary Concert for UNM’s Pipe Organ
By Joshua Lee
Internationally acclaimed organist Maxine Thévenot performs on one of the largest organs in NM, the Holtkamp.
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