Alibi V.17 No.8 • Feb 21-27, 2008 
Jacqueline Reid, Martin Rader and Laurie Thomas in   Madagascar.

Culture Shock

Shootin' Time

Although glitter from our Valentine's Day Card Contest still lingers on the floor of my office, it’s time again for you creative types to submit to another Alibi-exclusive competition. Yup, our fifth annual Photo Contest is officially in swing. This year's hoop-de-do is open to all styles of photography and unbound by categories, making it a photo free-for-all. Are you submittin' yet? Good. E-mail your digital images to amy@alibi.com or snail mail a few prints to Alibi Photo Contest, 2118 Central SE PMB 151, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106. All entries must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. There is a maximum of five photos per person. Winning entries will be reproduced in our March 13 issue and the photographers will receive prize packs to make any shutterbug swoon. Submit!

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Jacqueline Reid, Martin Rader and Laurie Thomas in   Madagascar.
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Performance Review

Alone in the Dark

Madagascar at the Cell Theatre

No, this isn’t a live-action version of the computer-animated film from 2005. You remember the one, right? With the usual menagerie of cutesy but annoying animals voiced by the likes of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock?

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Dagoberto Gilb

Book Review

A Chicano Mythic Journey

The Flowers by Dagoberto Gilb

The Flowers

“Sherman Alexie meets Junot Diaz,” reads one of the many glowing blurbs for Dagoberto Gilb’s new novel, The Flowers. But “Kurt Vonnegut meets Philip Roth” may be a far more apt comparison. The Flowers reveals a writer at the height of his powers, at ease with characters both unique and archetypal, a plot that caroms like a heat-seeking missile, and thematic concerns from the many faces of love, racial prejudice and violence, and hope in spite of shattered dreams.

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Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

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Jasper String Quartet

The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
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Howdy, Neighbor

Doublewide, Texas

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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“Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream”

Irrational Exuberance Barbershop Quartet

Irrational Exuberance brings a fun show with barbershop harmony to the Albuquerque public.
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An Ode to Space Opera

Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7

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