Alibi V.21 No.16 • April 19-25, 2012 ››
Bach to the Future
Pianist brings modern touch to a centuries-old classic
Most kids don't relish the thought of spending their entire Saturday glued to a piano bench. (It sounds like cruel, Victorian child torture if you ask me.) But that wasn't the case for Lara Downes, who grew up in San Francisco and began playing regularly at the age of 3. "I didn't know there was anything different," says Downes. "I always loved it, I never really wanted to do anything else."
Ted Heller’s poker “memoir” calls the literary world’s bluff
Written in the style of a memoir, Ted Heller’s Pocket Kings succeeds in creating one of the most wholly dislikable and irritating protagonists in recent fiction. It also paints a dark picture of gambling addiction and provides some hilarious criticism on the modern novel-writing landscape.
If you've read one book in Spanish, chances are it's Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. The classic account of delusional heroism is taught in high schools around the country, and it’s many a Spanish-as-a-second-language student's gateway into literary art set to a foreign tongue.
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett and her group comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians perform live.
New Mexico Jazz Festival: César Bauvallet's Cuban Jazz Project
The renowned trombonist, percussionist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader performs live.
An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.