May 19 - 25, 2011 

Culture Shock

By Summer Olsson

Writer Power

How do you get published? What’s a query letter? How do you get an agent or a manager? Should you get an agent or a manager? All these questions and more will be answered for writers—both beginning and experienced—during the ninth annual Latino Writers’ Conference, held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center May 19 through 21. Internationally successful authors, editors and agents will present workshops and lectures. Participants are guaranteed one-on-one meeting time with the professionals. “The mission of the conference is to encourage Latinos to publish their work,” says Carlos Vásquez, the history and literary arts director at NHCC, “and to bring to them other Latino writers that are now successful.”

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Clara Driscoll in her workshop
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls

Classy, glassy ladies star in whodunit art history mystery

By Chiquita Paschal
Driscoll made iconic contributions to the Tiffany legacy and the art nouveau movement—efforts that virtually no one knew were hers until a few years ago.

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls focuses not only on Driscoll’s works themselves, but on the historical context of her life and the women's glass department (also known as the Tiffany Girls) that constructed the lamps.
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Left to right: Actors Drew Morrison, Christie Carter, Nate Warren and Tori Cocoran
Jennifer Walkowiak

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Going Viral

A theatrical exploration of living with HIV/AIDS

By Summer Olsson
A new performance, Voices Behind the Virus, created by AmeriCorps volunteers and local artists, tells the multifaceted but often-unheard stories of individuals dealing with the day-to-day ramifications of having the HIV/AIDS.

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And the Band Played On

Former musicians of the NMSO announce the New Mexico Philharmonic

By Summer Olsson

Even before the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra filed for bankruptcy on May 10, its musicians were looking ahead and making plans. They resolved to keep orchestra music alive in New Mexico. Shortly after the closing of NMSO was announced, its former musicians made an announcement of their own: the formation of the New Mexico Philharmonic.

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