Jul 21 - 27, 2005 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Catch them when they're young ... and cheap. Many singers in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program have gone on to impressive national careers. Actually, this season, eight former SFO apprentice singers have come back to Santa Fe to perform principle roles in main stage productions.

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Colin Jones (left) and Dean Eldon Squibb star in   Lonely Planet   at the Vortex Theatre.
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Performance Review

Musical Chairs

Lonely Planet at the Vortex Theatre

By Steven Robert Allen

On some days, Carl works as a reporter for a supermarket tabloid. On others, he's the official plant waterer for a corporation. On still others, he's a crime scene investigator, an art restorer or a technician at an auto glass repair shop.

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Steven Michael Quezada wrote and performs in   Homeless  , a play opening this weekend at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Homeless

National Hispanic Cultural Center

By Katy June-Friesen

When Albuquerque native Steven Michael Quezada moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and comedy, he couldn't land a gig or find an agent. He thought no one wanted to talk to a skinny Chicano from Albuquerque. He wondered if he might be on his way to becoming homeless, and he sat down to write a play about this fear. Quezada's play, Homeless, was first performed in Albuquerque 10 years ago, and it's likely Quezada's commentary on society's pressures and expectations are still relevant. The play is not only written by Quezadahe's also the actor. Homeless opens on Thursday and runs through August 7. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. $10 general, $8 students/seniors/NHCC members. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the NHCC box office. For more info, call 724-4771 or got to nhcc.org.

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Peace: The Monologues   will be performed by teenage girls from Israel and Palestine on Thursday, July 21, at the Sweeney Center in Santa Fe.

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Peace: The Monologues

Sweeney Center

By Katy June-Friesen

Sixteen teenage girls from Israel and Palestine have been attending a peace camp this month in Glorietta. Supported by Project Life Stories/Project World Stories and Creativity for Peace, the girls have been using art and dialogue to develop life stories through a therapeutic monologue process. On Thursday, July 21, the girls will present their autobiographical monologues to an audience. Photographs of the girls—who are Muslim, Christian and Jewish—and their artwork will also be presented. Music will be by Donald Rubinstein. The Sweeney Center is at 201 W Marcy in Santa Fe. $15 general, $25 for seats in the first 10 rows. Tickets are available at the Lensic box office, (505) 988-1234. For more information, call (505) 466-0007.

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Book Review

Build It and They Will Come

Review by Steven Robert Allen

Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico

Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico

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Book Review

Ice, Ice Baby

Review by Kane S. Latranz

Ice Tomb

Ice Tomb

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