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 Jun 22 - 28, 2006 
The Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe will perform at the Ushasti Gallery this Friday.

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

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

By Abi Blueher

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

By Abi Blueher

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

By John Freeman

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

By Steven Robert Allen

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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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jul 20)

Spirited Outpost

New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

By Adam Wood
Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett and her group comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians perform live.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 21)

Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

By Adam Wood
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

Jazz Pizazz

New Mexico Jazz Festival: César Bauvallet's Cuban Jazz Project

By Adam Wood
The renowned trombonist, percussionist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader performs live.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

Not Just Rabbits in Top Hats

David Blaine

By Maggie Grimason
An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.
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