Alibi V.21 No.7 • Feb 16-22, 2012 
Joel Baca at Ace Barber Shop

Arts Profile

Carving Artist

Ace barber and woodworker is handy with a blade

You may recognize Joel Baca as the guy standing behind your head. He's cut hair Downtown at Ace Barbershop for the past two years. That's also where his A Collection of Works show is on display. The 33-year-old artist and barber was born and raised in Albuquerque. His father, the late Eddie Baca, and second cousin, Freddy Armijo, are well-known for wood carving. "I tried to pick up from them and learn a lot from them as a child and growing up in my teens," he says.
“You conquered the Sphinx, for chrissakes. Get over yourself.”
Photo courtesy of John Sandlin

Performance Review

Oedipus, Not So Complex

Duke City Rep’s noble undertaking riddled with monotony

More than a creepy story about a son murdering his father and marrying his mother, Oedipus is a tale about fate. In the Greek tragedy, King Oedipus is lauded among his citizens for one specific great feat of wisdom: answering a question posed by the tormenting Sphinx, who in response throws herself off a cliff. Yet the man who solved a riddle that had plagued a thousand men is terribly unaware of his own circumstances.
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Well, Bless Your Heart

The Glitter Girls

Steel Magnolias meets "Survivor" in this coy and colorful comedy.
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The Rough Diamond of Chamber Music

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner

Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner play chamber music live.
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Crop It Like It's Hot

TedxABQ 2018 Design Salon

Explore the topic of design with six New Mexicans shaping the world around us.
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More, Guitars, More Controllers

Adrian Legg

Award-winning and masterful guitarist, Adrian Legg plays live.
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