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 V.18 No.11 | March 12 - 18, 2009 

Culture Shock

Freaking Skeksis Are the Worst

Puppeteers practice an ingenious breed of artistry that blends playfulness, resourcefulness and beauty to practical ends. That's a fancy way of saying "Puppeteers are my favorite." Michael McCormick is a native New Mexican who's built puppets, masks and props for The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi. He'll show his personal and commercial work and reconstruct part of his studio space at the William Platz Gallery in the Art Center Design College (5000 Marble NE). The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 17, and the gallery is open on Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m., Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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“Baja Kali”by Einar and Jamex de la Torre; 2001Blown glass, mix media

Gallery Review

Borderless

The de la Torre Brothers’ Meso-Americhanics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Tamil Tiger

When nine-months pregnant M.I.A. performed at the Grammy Awards a few weeks ago, it seemed a real possibility that she could have her baby on stage while Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I. and Lil Wayne danced around the afterbirth. And while the big-bellied Sri Lankan/British artist sang vocals on “Swagga Like Us,” with a riff from her 2008 hit “Paper Planes,” it felt like it could happen. I wanted it to happen.

The friend who gave my wife a copy of M.I.A.’s 2005 Arular called the album the next big thing; everyone was talking about it. At first listen, what clawed through the synth arrangements was the mix of world music and retro beats and a lyrical sense that fell somewhere between teen angst and child soldier. It’s like her words were flowing straight out of the sexiest, danciest war zone ever.

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One of the pieces by ArtStreet participants featured as part of   Synergy  .

Art News

Synergized

ArtStreet’s Synergy: Word + Visual Art + Printmaking

Community is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the art world—how art brings community together, how community fashions dialogue, etc. It gets so much play that its meaning can be lost or rendered redundant. But the thing is, ArtStreet is really, really about community.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 27)

Put your Money Where your Mouth is

Mouthpiece Performance Festival: Bright and Pitch

A local performance festival with live music, puppetry and more from interdisciplinary artists.
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Courtesy of Dahli Delia's Instagram

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 27)

Bless the Freaks

Freak Asylum

Jayy Von Monroe of Blood on the Dance Floor performs as his alter-ego Dahli Delia, featuring Candy Rose, Lola Turner, Billy D. Andrews and Ramiyah Devereaux.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Aug 29)

Meow On

Twelfth Night: Ducdame Ensemble

Immersion performance in which audience members follow actors through Meow Wolf, eventually settling in the stage area.
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Freak Asylum at Sidewinders

Courtesy of Dahli Delia's Instagram

Jayy Von Monroe of Blood on the Dance Floor performs as his alter-ego Dahli Delia, featuring Candy Rose, Lola Turner, Billy D. Andrews and Ramiyah Devereaux.

Zircus Erotique at The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

Mouthpiece Performance Festival: Bright and Pitch at GRAFT

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