Alibi V.18 No.27 • July 2-8, 2009 
“Sea Dance” by Jan Jackson

Gallery Box

Dreamscapes Gallery

Jan Jackson owned art businesses in Ohio, Arizona and Illinois before she came to Albuquerque.

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See the work at Dreamscapes Gallery on 5th from noon to 5 p.m., closed Wednesdays and Sundays at 1523 Fifth NW. For more, call 242-1311 or go to dreamscapeson5th.com.

Culture Shock

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Ah, marriage. The joining of two parts into a stronger whole, and other metaphors. Since summer is the traditional wedding season, let us look to pieces that seek to marry disparate elements in the creation of holistic works of art. Or, if you're more carnally inclined, a couple of artsy parts do it and have an art baby.

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The cast of   Gross Indecency   gets back to the play after an impromptu rendition of “Billie Jean.”
Alan Mitchell

Performance Review

The Truth About Beauty

The Vortex Theatre presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde believed in beauty, and the aesthetic movement he helped to promulgate held that life was to be lived decadently, beautifully. He was a large man of larger appetites. He saw living as a string of opportunities for happiness through sensuousness, not a series of moral lessons to be suffered and learned. It’s too bad he happened to live in Victorian England.

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Deep in the Ju Ju, Chasing the Train

Manuel Valera Trio

Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera performs jazz.
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Banjo Jazz? Sure, Why Not?

Jayme Stone's Folklife

Two-time Juno award-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone performs folk, jazz and chamber music while both defying and honoring the banjo's role in the world's music.
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