Alibi V.21 No.25 • June 21-27, 2012 ››
Literary legend Max Evans on the landscape of Western writing
Age is relative for Max Evans. Technically 88, he’s many hundreds of years older, he says, if you count his extensive traversals of metaphysical time and space. When the Western Writers of America held its annual convention in Albuquerque the week of June 12, Evans—one of the association’s most acclaimed and long-standing members—didn't have to travel much further than his own backyard to attend.
Photos by Richard Atkins
New Country for Old Men
Foreign becomes familiar in Adobe Theater’s Men of Mah Jongg
Richard Atkins has been bugging the Alibi for months to see his show. Atkins is like a one-man band of the theater world, with a hand in playwriting and another in acting while his feet flit between directing and composing. Atkins was so persistent in his requests for our attendance that we actually started to get annoyed. But then we submitted. Now we understand why he was so adamant—The Men of Mah Jongg may be one of the best pieces of theater to come out of Albuquerque this year.
Courtesy of the Artist
Manuel Valera Trio
Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera performs jazz.
Courtesy of the Artist / jaymestone.com
Jayme Stone's Folklife
Two-time Juno award-winning banjoist and composer, Jayme Stone performs folk, jazz and chamber music while both defying and honoring the banjo's role in the world's music.