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“Self Portrait” by José Flores

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Haiku! Bless You.

The Alibi's annual Haiku Contest is finally here, so you can stop bugging me about it (and calling me Amy while you do so). As always, 10 categories offer you the chance to wax pithy, succinctly. This year, they are:

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“Self Portrait” by José Flores

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Here, There, Everywhere

Working Classroom’s Arté En Todas Partes

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Arté En Todas Partes isn't just the name of Working Classroom's newest show, it's the organization's credo. It means Art Everywhere, and that's Working Classroom's goal.

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The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been called the artistic daughter of Chinua Achebe. Comparing the work of the 32-year-old MacArthur Genius to that of Achebe’s, the titan whose 1958 Things Fall Apart became the most widely read piece of African literature in history, is flattering but ultimately misleading. Rather, it reveals more about how little most of the West knows about African writing than any similarities between the two writers.

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Someone Controls Electric Guitar

Vieux Farka Touré

By August March
Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré plays his captivating styles live.
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El Ritmo Cubano

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

By August March
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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