Speaking for the Silenced
Río de Lágrimas links imperialism, La Llorona and Juárez slayings
For 20 years, the stories of women and girls killed in Ciudad Juárez have been silenced in their own country and largely ignored by the world. A wave of roughly 60 femicides in 2012 is receiving even less media attention as the untold number of deaths continues to grow. In Río de Lágrimas (River of Tears), a multilingual music and storytelling performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the women of Albuquerque-based collective Las Meganenas nobly attempt to tell the victims’ stories.
Photo courtesy of The Latin Comedy Jam
Comic, Comic, Comic Chameleon
Stand-up impersonator is all-over-the-place funny
Jill-Michele Meleán got started on her career path by humping her grandmother. "She would yell at me," says Meleán. "So I'd just start dry-humping her leg and then she'd start laughing. So I just kind of made the connection that if I make people laugh, they'll leave me alone.” At the tender age of 2, she picked up a lifelong habit of dealing with things through comedy.
Thirty years later, she's an acclaimed stand-up comic and established Hollywood actress. Her credits include roles as a cast member on "MADtv” as well as a recurring character on "Reno 911!" She's also a headliner on The Latin Comedy Jam, a touring act that hits the Kiva Auditorium on Saturday, June 30.
Weekly Alibi Fetish Events Presents Carnal Carnevale
A sensory soirée of anonymous sin. Enjoy uninhibited music, sexy cocktails, kinky demonstrations, erotic performances, sinful hors d’oeuvres and much more.
A hilarious, fast-paced comedy, where residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
Photo by Rachel Garcia
Reena Esmail's Rang De Basant for solo piano and Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor.
Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer
Jasper String Quartet
The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
courtesy of Page One Events
Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7
Local authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under a pseudonym James S.A. Corey talk about and sign their latest space opera novel.