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 Feb 5 - 11, 2009 
“Remember” by Sally Condon, shown at Matrix Fine Art

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First Friday

If you've never been to a First Friday Artscrawl, well, that's OK. You've been busy. Work, the kids, your biannual attempt to read Ulysses; such is the busy stuff of life. But an Artscrawl is one of the best ways to see a ton of art, eat some cheese and make new culture-loving friends, finally enabling you to ditch your culture-hating ones. Let them stay at home and watch "Ghost Medium"—you've got better things to do. Openings and receptions are not just happening in Nob Hill, but all around the city. Artscrawlabq.org is the ultimate resource for all of the gallery goings-on for this Friday, Feb. 6.

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Lincoln (Darryl DeLoach) and Booth (Travis Sweatte) gear up for a rematch.
Alan Mitchell Photography

Performance Review

Topdog/Underdog

Old scores settled at The Vortex

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Topdog/Underdog takes place in a room. A one-room apartment, no bathroom or running water, shared by brothers Lincoln and Booth. Younger brother Booth (Travis Sweatte) provides supplies through a gift for the quick steal, but his attempts to improve his lot with three-card monte are ham-handed and loud. It is older brother Lincoln (Darryl DeLoach) who was once the three-card king, and though he also has tried to make a different life for himself through “legitimate” employment, it’s the specter of his old life that hangs over the actions of the play.

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Book Review

Here We Are Now

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X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything From Sucking (The Manifesto for a Generation That's Never Had Much Use for Manifestos)

It was 1991 when everything changed. Before that, music sucked, TV sucked, movies sucked. Anything of merit that had grown out of the late ’70s and early ’80s, like punk or new wave or Blade Runner, had been subsumed by the Reagan/Bush years and Boomer greed. By the early ’90s, it was all Color Me Badd, in some permutation or another.

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Mum's the Word

Mummenschanz: you&me

By Rini Grammer
The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Realease the Funk!

Afriquerque

By August March
Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
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Gunning for a Good Time

Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical

By Joshua Lee
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
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courtesy of Aureole Photography

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The Painted Lady Sent Me …

Sophia's Speakeasy

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
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New Stages

Confess and Conspire

By Maggie Grimason
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
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Boom Boom Clap

STOMP

By Valerie Serna
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
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