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 Mar 16 - 22, 2006 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Artscrawl—You really won't have to get down on your hands and knees to fully appreciate the Downtown Artscrawl occurring this Friday, March 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Actually, you'll probably enjoy the occasion a lot more if you remain bipedal throughout the evening. In addition to a slew of regular receptions, the Harwood Art Center will present an Open Studio Night, during which artists working at the center will allow the public to observe them in their creative habitats. The nearby MoRo Gallery will display an exhibit of Angus MacPherson's tree paintings. The relatively new Sumner & Dene Gallery offers a one-person show of landscapes by Greg Navratil. Artspace 116 also hosts a one-person show, a 20-year retrospective of colored pencil and ink drawings along with wood, plastic and found object assemblages and sculptures by Ken Saville. These are just a few of the groovy art events that will be happening that evening. For a full roster, log onto www.artscrawlabq.org.

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Wes Naman

Art News

The World's First Passenger Atomic Bomb

Local artist seeks funding for a hot air balloon in the shape of an atomic bomb

By Steven Robert Allen

What do you consider the ultimate symbols of New Mexico? Ristras? Coyotes? Adobe buildings? Drunk drivers?

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Eric Ogden

Art Magnified

Martha @ ...

South Broadway Cultural Center

By Steven Robert Allen

New York City dancer Richard Move presents his acclaimed spoof of Martha Graham at a pair of performances this weekend. The show is both a satire and a tribute to the legendary mother of contemporary dance, and it's received rave reviews from critics and audiences all over the country. It's presented by Global DanceFest, with a special appearance by Joaquin Encinias from the National Institute of Flamenco. The performance will occur Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m. at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). $20 general, $12 students/seniors. 848-1320.

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Art Magnified

Amy Steinberg

Out ch'Yonda

By Steven Robert Allen

Mixing original music, poetry and comedy together into a quick and smart show, Amy Steinberg has to be seen and heard to be believed. The powerhouse performer creates thoughtful live shows that promote tolerance, openness and diversity while also entertaining the pants off her astonished audiences. We're lucky she's stopping here in Albuquerque on her national tour with a performance this Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. at Out ch'Yonda (929 Fourth Street SW). For more info, call 280-5808.

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Book Reviews

Terrorists, Miners, Swamps and Tourists

By John Freeman

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Howdy, Neighbor

Doublewide, Texas

By Joshua Lee
A hilarious, fast-paced comedy, where residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
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Photo by Rachel Garcia

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Esmail and Dvorak

Chatter Sundays

By August March
Reena Esmail's Rang De Basant for solo piano and Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor.
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Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

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1, 2, 3, 4

Jasper String Quartet

By August March
The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
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courtesy of Page One Events

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An Ode to Space Opera

Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7

By Maggie Grimason
Local authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under a pseudonym James S.A. Corey talk about and sign their latest space opera novel.
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