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.
The bestselling author reads selections from his newest book Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), and answers questions from audience members.
Cross Pollination of Art and Science
Artist Stephen Auger presents his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr that addresses the fundamental relationships between aesthetic perception, sensory wellness and the dynamic movement of light.
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
The Music of Led Zeppelin
The NMPhil performs a symphonic rock experience featuring an array of favorites from the Zeppelin catalog.
Tellabration: A World Wide Celebration of Storytelling
Loren Niemi, Regina Ress and Nash Jones present stories that touch on the theme of blessings and blessings in disguise.
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017
Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
The Pirates of Penzance
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.