Alibi V.16 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2007 
“Studio, Wine and Scarf” by Gary Eugene Jefferson

Culture Shock

Stuff Me Full of Art—La Quiche Parisienne Bistro opened about half a year ago at 401 Copper NW, a mere block from Alibi Headquarters. The bakery/restaurant is a huge blessing for Downtown. Great sandwiches, great soups, great pastries. Unfortunately, this means a mere 200 yards separates my desk from a chocolate croissant at any given moment. It's dangerous.

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Start Stonewalling.
Russell Maynor

Performance Preview

Revolting Drag Queens: The Stonewall Story

The Dolls' original show tackles a defining moment in gay history—in four-inch heels!

Judy Garland is the patron saint of the gay rights movement. Muzzle her famously dewy elocution of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," even burn down her stable of MGM-financed frocks. Judy was the mother of a revolution.

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The lovely ladies of Albuquerque's own BellaDonna Burlesque Revue participate in the World's Largest Bump & Grind.

Performance News

Striptease on the Strip

A Weekend at Las Vegas' Exotic World

It started, auspiciously enough, with pink feathers floating down Fremont Street. The Exotic World Weekend in Las Vegas kicked off (literally) with over 200 exotic dancers performing the world's biggest bump and grind while wearing the world's longest feather boa, a mile-long, shocking pink monstrosity constructed by Ostriches On Line. While the speakers over Fremont blared a selection of classic boom-tsiss-boom-tsiss music, the gals (and a couple of guys) gave convention attendees and curious onlookers a taste of what was to come—three days worth of classic, retro-style Burlesque action.

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Book Review

Through the Trees

The Maytrees

Few American writers can describe the ecology of a region quite like Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard. In her slim, poetic new novel, The Maytrees, she turns those descriptive muscles on a man and a woman—lovers bound by their commitment, and the landscape against which their rocky affair unfolded.

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Book Review

Nature is Fierce

The Biplane Houses

"Tired of understanding life," writes Australian poet Les Murray in "Twelve Poems," one of the best verses in his new collection, The Biplane Houses, "the animals approach man to be mystified."

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Cactus Tractor
Beth Rodgers Photography

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 1)

Getting Better All The Time

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Bohemian pop and folk group Cactus Tractor perform the Beatles’ landmark album on the 50th anniversary of its release and selections from their own catalogue.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 2)

Young Love and Sweet Songs

The Last Five Years

Follow a love story in an untraditional format, with one story moves forward in time while while the other story moves backwards meeting in the middle when they get married.
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Jodie Hererra

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

Pictures on Pitchers

Art Opening and Glass Release

Jodie Hererra presents her design for the seasonal Berry Cider.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 3)

We're all Gonna Die #YOLO

Improvising the Apocalypse

Voice actors from Radiation World and the improv troupe A Ewe Problem perform an entirely improvised storyline and create good old-fashioned post-apocalyptic hilarity.
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Photo by David Zaintz

EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Jun 7)

OUTstanding Art

Figuratively Speaking Opening Reception

OUTstanding award winners Max Woltman and David Zaintz showcase their newest and best works for Pride.
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