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The Daily Word in Looting, SCOTUS and Affirmative Action

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Jun 23 2016 2:47 PM ]
The Daily Word

The maximum prom level has been achieved.

How do human rights and global warming intersect?

It's not just congress that can't agree on anything.

Texas is surprisingly holding true to their affirmative action program, albeit barely.

For many homeowners whose homes were spared from the Dog Head Fire, they weren't spared from looting.

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Off to the Races

Saturday, Jun 25: Grand Opening

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 23 2016 12:00 PM ]
The grand re-opening of the newest Grandstand in New Mexico.
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Get on Your Kombucha Goggles

Saturday, Jun 25: New Mexico Fermentation Festival

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jun 23 2016 11:00 AM ]
A series of fermentation workshops, chef demos, local food trucks and kids' activities.
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Quitar lo Bailado

Saturday, Jun 25: Festival Chispa: New Latin Music and Hispanic Culture

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Jun 23 2016 10:00 AM ]
Celebrating the diversity of Hispano/Latino culture through music, art and the legacy of tradition.
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Local Fantasy/Space Opera Writer at Page 1

Press Release [ Thu Jun 23 2016 10:00 AM ]

Daniel Abraham, best-selling local fantasy and space opera author, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, June 25, to talk about and sign his latest epic fantasy novel, The Spider's War: The Dagger and the Coin Book 5, which marks the conclusion to this series.

The book is described as such: "Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent conflict of all against all. In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world."

Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. Corey's space opera books have been turned into "The Expanse" TV series on the SyFy Channel, which has been renewed for a second season. He lives in Albuquerque with his family.

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Two New Art Exhibitions Open at the KiMo June 23

Press Release [ Thu Jun 23 2016 9:38 AM ]

The KiMo Theatre Art Gallery is a wonderful place to find interesting art and artists. The spacious light-filled gallery offers visitors an opportunity to see artists they may or may not know, and themed exhibitions that create new visual experiences.

On Thursday, June 23 from 5-8pm, there will be a free public opening night reception for artists Elizabeth Barraclough and Mark Samudio.

The exhibition "Love Letters to Albuquerque" featuring the work of artist/photographer Barraclough, who at age eight processed her first photograph at Kirtland's then-free darkroom, a picture of her cat, Pretty Girl, sniffing flowers. Her journey as an artist and musician led her to performing with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and many other musical adventures. Work in various roles in Hollywood gained her experience on big budget movies, and along the way she traveled the world, connecting with numerous "names" and building a lifetime of memories.

Eventually returning to Albuquerque, she fell in love with the landscape and the uniqueness of our town, and, tired of people she met along her way being "disappointed" that she was not from Santa Fe or Taos, Barraclough began the a seven-year process of creating photographic "Love Letters" to show once and for all that Albuquerque is unique, majestic, and offers every bit as much as our more famous neighbors.

The companion exhibition, "Studies from the Bosque", also celebrates the beauty of Albuquerque through the eyes of artist/photographer Mark Samudio. The California native's art experience began in big scalem painting billboards in Clovis, CA for 3M's national advertising campaign. That job transitioned into working for a sign company in El Paso, where he learned the power of commercial art. He was strongly influenced by the Old Masters who also incorporated the use of lettering in their art. His work has been recognized with awards and has been shown at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Samudio's beautiful New Mexico photography is on display at Albuquerque's City Hall.

The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday through Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo's Business Office at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central Avenue entry.

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The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 12:21 PM ]
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This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.

An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.

Black holes and gravitational waves, dude.

The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.

Today in history.

This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.

He even got this scammer to write in code!

And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.

On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.

About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.

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Dream Blog #363

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jun 22 2016 11:22 AM ]

I'm standing in a cave with water flowing in and out. The tide is coming in but I'm not panicking, in fact, I'm enjoying myself. I'm playing with a mysterious animal. I think it's an eel, but I can't see anything except the torso because the animal wants to be petted. It's dark and slimy and squirming and keeps slipping out of my arms, which can barely wrap around the torso.

There is no direct light, just what little comes in from the outside. I can't see outside the cave except the brief moments between when the waves are entering the cave or receding.

I'm giggling at the creature.

I wake up.

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Coloring Outside The Lines

Friday, Jun 24: Roy G Biv Reception

By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Jun 22 2016 11:00 AM ]
Jamie Brunson, Robert Townsend and Fausto Fernandez use color as the visual language of artistic ecstasy with watercolors, oil paint, collage techniques and more. Runs through 7/10.
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Honoring the Fallen

Thursday, Jun 23: Stand With Orlando Benefit

By Reneé Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 10:32 AM ]
Drag-a-thon features one performer for each life lost. One person who was lost is recognized before each performer. A raffle and silent auction also take place.
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