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 May 24 - 30, 2012 
Meshi Chavez and Chip Sherman in   We Two Boys

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Desert Dancing

VSA’s regional series returns with Whitman, war and psychology

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Meshi Chavez moved to Portland, Ore., at the age of 18. Sixteen years later, he’s returning with We Two Boys to Wild Dancing West, VSA North Fourth Art Center’s contemporary dance festival. Now in its seventh year, Wild Dancing West is “the sibling of Global DanceFest,” says Kearny, referring to VSA’s international spectacle that began in 2001. After celebrating dance from around the world, creators decided “it was important to also focus on contemporary dance happening in our region,” she says. 

Book Review

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Toni Morrison’s tale of siblings searching for solace has character but lacks resolution

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Like pretty much everything else she's written, Morrison's most recent novel is a work of historical fiction deeply ingrained in social injustices. Home’s story revolves around brother and sister Frank and Ycidra (aka "Cee") Money, who grew up in the destitute shantytown of Lotus, Ga. It was a place where, as Frank says in one of the book's many internal monologues, "There was no goal other than breathing, nothing to win and, save for somebody else's quiet death, nothing to survive or worth surviving for."

“Oranges, Box, and Painting on Door” by John Chervinsky
Courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

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Last Saturday Arts Crawl

John Chervinsky's Frames of Reference is an exquisite contemplation on the interplay between scientific principles and their worldly manifestations. In one of the series' subsets, Studio Physics, the Harvard applied physics professor went to great lengths for his final photographic prints. Chervinsky set up studio still lifes, then photographed portions of them. He mailed those photos to a painting factory in China and incorporated the reproductions of his photos by anonymous artists back into the still lifes. Elements of decay (a bowl of rotten bananas half covered by a painted “before” version of the ripe fruit) exhibit the enigma of impermanence in a visually straightforward way.


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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

By Maggie Grimason
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
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Courtesy of the artist

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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

By August March
Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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Courtesy of Desert Rose Playhouse

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Songs to Overthrow the Status Quo To

Beehive: The '60s Musical

By Robin Babb
The ultimate celebration of '60s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
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Maria Bamford

The well-known, ground-breaking comic performs live stand-up.
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New Mexico Entertainment's Morning Toons

Wear pajamas, bring a blanket and take part in this Saturday morning event with the family and friends and enjoy cartoons on the big screen. Have some breakfast and enjoy the toons.
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