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 Apr 5 - 11, 2007 
Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Theatertown, USA—Slowly but steadily, Albuquerque is transforming into a genuine theater town. This month, two more theater troupes open shop in our city.

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Poetry News

April is National Poetry Month

By Steven Robert Allen

Here's a sampling of a few of the poetry events going on throughout the month. For more information, go to www.poetz.com/nm/

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Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Performance Preview

The Big One

The Grand Slam Poetry Finals at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

By Steven Robert Allen

The Albuquerque poetry scene has come a long way in a very short time. Ground zero was the 2005 National Poetry Slam Championship, which people are still talking about two years later. Held in Albuquerque, the hugely successful four-day event brought a ton of attention to local poetic talents, partly because Albuquerque took home the team title, the first host team to do so since 1992.

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David Tucker
Karl Kantrowitz

Author Interview

Late for Work

An interview with David Tucker

By John Freeman

David Tucker has been in the newspaper business 28 years and is a deputy managing editor at The Newark Star-Ledger. He writes odes to that sweet spot between deadlines, when time slows down and he can notice the world again.

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Deep in the Ju Ju, Chasing the Train

Manuel Valera Trio

By August March
Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera performs jazz.
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Banjo Jazz? Sure, Why Not.

Jayme Stone's Folklife

By Robin Babb
Two-time Juno award-winning banjoist and composer, Jayme Stone performs folk, jazz and chamber music while both defying and honoring the banjo's role in the world's music.
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