Alibi V.21 No.25 • June 21-27, 2012 ››
Literary legend Max Evans on the landscape of Western writing
Age is relative for Max Evans. Technically 88, he’s many hundreds of years older, he says, if you count his extensive traversals of metaphysical time and space. When the Western Writers of America held its annual convention in Albuquerque the week of June 12, Evans—one of the association’s most acclaimed and long-standing members—didn't have to travel much further than his own backyard to attend.
Photos by Richard Atkins
New Country for Old Men
Foreign becomes familiar in Adobe Theater’s Men of Mah Jongg
Richard Atkins has been bugging the Alibi for months to see his show. Atkins is like a one-man band of the theater world, with a hand in playwriting and another in acting while his feet flit between directing and composing. Atkins was so persistent in his requests for our attendance that we actually started to get annoyed. But then we submitted. Now we understand why he was so adamant—The Men of Mah Jongg may be one of the best pieces of theater to come out of Albuquerque this year.
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.