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 Feb 16 - 22, 2012 
Joel Baca at Ace Barber Shop

Arts Profile

Carving Artist

Ace barber and woodworker is handy with a blade

By Sam Adams
You may recognize Joel Baca as the guy standing behind your head. He's cut hair Downtown at Ace Barbershop for the past two years. That's also where his A Collection of Works show is on display. The 33-year-old artist and barber was born and raised in Albuquerque. His father, the late Eddie Baca, and second cousin, Freddy Armijo, are well-known for wood carving. "I tried to pick up from them and learn a lot from them as a child and growing up in my teens," he says.
“You conquered the Sphinx, for chrissakes. Get over yourself.”
Photo courtesy of John Sandlin

Performance Review

Oedipus, Not So Complex

Duke City Rep’s noble undertaking riddled with monotony

By Christie Chisholm
More than a creepy story about a son murdering his father and marrying his mother, Oedipus is a tale about fate. In the Greek tragedy, King Oedipus is lauded among his citizens for one specific great feat of wisdom: answering a question posed by the tormenting Sphinx, who in response throws herself off a cliff. Yet the man who solved a riddle that had plagued a thousand men is terribly unaware of his own circumstances.

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Water you doing this weekend?

Cirque Italia

By Rini Grammer
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
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Can I Get a Volunteer from the Audience?

Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017

By Robin Babb
Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
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“From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical”

The Pirates of Penzance

By August March
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
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Indies Always (and First)

Indies First

By Maggie Grimason
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.
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Las Patronas come to the NHCC

All of Me/Llévate mis Amores

By Maggie Grimason
Follow a group of women from the Mexican village of La Patrona who prepare food, bag and toss it to migrants traveling on top of the freight train known as La Bestia as it makes its way to the US.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Warrior in Two Worlds

A Night of Harmony

By August March
One of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians and Grammy award winner Joanne Shenandoah performs live.
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This is where we draw the line

The Zen of Abstraction

By Rini Grammer
A brief guided meditation followed by a tour of select works in the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.
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Public domain

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¡Feliz Navidad, folks!

The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style Opening Reception

By August March
Approximately 430 handmade ornaments from over 125 New Mexican artists, collected by the Duran family. Runs through 1/7.
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