Alibi V.17 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2008 
Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater

Culture Shock

Ku Time

The Alibi's annual Haiku Contest has been around as long as this humble little alt.weekly has been printing: 16 years. But enthusiasm for haiku has only increased over time, as each year more and more submissions cram our inboxes. Get in on the ku-fever: 2008 entries are now being accepted. Here are the categories to get your creative chi flowing:

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Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater
Heikki Tuuli

Performance Review

Luke! I am Your Father!

Adriana Mater at the Santa Fe Opera

So I couldn’t stop thinking about Star Wars while taking in the Santa Fe Opera’s American premiere of Adriana Mater, and I feel a little bad about that. I mean, what gives a lowly freelancer the right to associate hoity, highbrow contemporary opera with pulpy, low-rent science fiction?

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Home-schooled high school senior Ellie Mouchet’s script was selected as a top-three finalist and will be performed at the first-ever New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival.
Eric Williams

Art News

Come Out to Play

The first annual New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival

It’s hard to tell someone learning can be fun without sounding like an after-school special.

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Navidad del Sur

Mariachi Christmas

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s acclaimed Ballet Folklorico dancers and Mariachi Aztlan bring Mexican Christmas traditions to the stage.
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Hopefully Better Than That Cringey Christmas Special

A Very Star Wars Christmas

Darth Vader becomes the director of the school Forcemas pageant after noticing the overwhelming materialism amongst everyone during the holiday season.
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Dance around the world in 64 beats

Richard Wilson's 70th Birthday Contra Dance

A special birthday dance followed with music from the SF Megaband and calling from Erik Erhardt, Will McDonald and other N.M. community caller.
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