Alibi V.17 No.26 • June 26-July 2, 2008 
Richard Gaddes

Culture Shock

An Unblushing Goodbye from Out ch'Yonda

There's no way to write an easy farewell to Out ch'Yonda Live Artz Studio. For any other venue, it'd go something like this: Out ch'Yonda opened its doors six years ago in Barelas with theater in mind but found itself a catch-all venue, including poetry, yoga, dance performances, workshops, art exhibits and tap-dancing classes. At the end of June, founders Virginia Hampton and Stephanie Willis, faced with rising rent costs, will shut it down.

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Richard Gaddes
Robert Godwin

Arts Interview

End of an Era

An interview with the Santa Fe Opera’s Richard Gaddes

During New Mexico’s monsoon season, clouds well up on the dry mesas, thunder cracks the sky wide open and, when we’re lucky, our parched desert gets the thorough drenching it deserves. Around that same time, the Santa Fe Opera (SFO) opens its regular season. At its finest, a night at the opera in New Mexico can meld the fury of the natural world and the electrical storms rocking that partial open-air stage.

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Jeremy Scahill

Author Interview

Red, White and Blackwater

An interview with Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill leads his book with a disquieting snapshot.

“My son! My son!” The police officer sprinted toward the voice and found a middle-aged woman inside a vehicle holding a twenty-year-old man who had been shot in the forehead and was covered in blood. ...

“Don’t shoot, please!” Khalaf recalled yelling. But as he stood with his hand raised, Khalaf says, a gunman from the fourth Blackwater vehicle opened fire on the mother gripping her son and shot her dead before Khalaf’s ... eyes.

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Chelsea Handler
COURTESY OF E! ENTERTAINMENT

Author Interview

Dirty Truth

A candid conversation with foul-mouthed gossip guru Chelsea Handler

If talk show host, author and stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler has a calling card, it’s her brutal honesty.

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Photo by Sachyn Mital

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Someone Controls Electric Guitar

Vieux Farka Touré

Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré plays his captivating styles live.
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Imag Courtesy of NM Jazz Workshop

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El Ritmo Cubano

Son Como Son 25th Anniversary: A Retrospective Celebration of Salsa

Daniel and César Bauvallet celebrate the 25th anniversary of their musical partnership in this heartfelt tribute to their fans and the dancers of Albuquerque.
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