Alibi V.15 No.25 • June 22-28, 2006 
The Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe will perform at the Ushasti Gallery this Friday.

Culture Shock

The Best of Both Worlds—Do you like dancing? Do you like bellies? Well, why not combine the two? You'll get a scintillating combo deal at Ushasti Gallery in Nob Hill when the Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe shows up to shake what their mamas gave 'em.

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Untitled by Anne Grgich

Art Magnified

Internal Guidance Systems

VSA North Fourth Art Center

One of the most intriguing movements in modern visionary art is touring to Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Paris and … Albuquerque? That’s right, Albuquerque is lucky enough to be the second stop for a touring exhibit called Internal Guidance Systems. Organizers say the show allows fringe outsider artists from around the globe to create personal mythologies, giving viewers access to their intimate alternate realities. The exhibit is open to the public through July 22 at VSA North Fourth Art Center, 4904 Fourth Street NW. 345-2872, www.vsartsnm.org.

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Samantha Barrow
Jacques-Jean Tiziou, www.jjtiziou.net

Art Magnified

Samantha Barrow

Sol Arts

Samantha Barrow is a Philadelphia-based poet, activist, educator, spoken word artist and producer who's touring the country for the second time on her motorcycle. Her first trip incorporated a spoken word tour. This time, she'll swing by Sol Arts (712 Central SE) to facilitate an erotic poetry workshop with survivors of sexual abuse, as well as to promote Grit and Tender Membrane, her volume of poetry and tales inspired by her first tour. The output of the workshops will result in a chapbook of poems that will be used for fundraising and educational purposes by grassroots antiviolence and survivor services. The workshop occurs on Saturday, June 24, from noon to 3 p.m., followed with a poetry performance by Barrow and workshop participants at 5 p.m. 244-0049.

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Book News

Traveling on the Cheap

A preview of the most promising summer releases

Gas prices have shown little sign of dropping. Airlines are warning of serious flight delays. And, to top it off, anti-American sentiment overseas has hit such a pitch that the U.S. World Cup soccer team can’t put the Stars and Stripes on the side of its travel bus. Maybe this is the summer to stay home, to catch up on some yard work.

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Luis Jimenez’ “Progress I” sculpture is located at the Albuquerque Museum.

Art News

Bright Enough to Blind You

Last thoughts on Luis Jimenez

The 1,000-year curse of public art is that most of it is designed to be as bland and inoffensive as possible. Governmental committees typically give the go-ahead to public art projects that only appeal to the lowest common denominator. The guiding philosophy seems to be that if art is going to be displayed permanently in public spaces, it had best not get under anyone's skin.

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Untune That String, and Hark, What Discord Follows

New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

A four-day event featuring concerts, ensembles, workshops and master classes.
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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
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Courtesy of Quantum Mechanix

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Someone Shat the Voting Booth

William Shatner Live

The Canadian actor, author, producer and director brings his talents and antics to the stage.
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Trixie Mattel

In support of the "Now With Moving Parts Tour", enjoy an evening of music, comedy and drag.
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Short Story-A-Thon

Do all the hard work of creating a short story, including editing and submit it to Kindle.
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Beehive: The '60s Musical

The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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