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The Alibi is joining forces with KNME-5, the New Mexico Independent and KUNM 89.9 FM to bring you a free—totally free—mayoral debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (details below).
“The Line” host Gene Grant, KUNM’s News Director Jim Williams, New Mexico Independent Editor Gwyneth Doland and I will moderate. We'll pose your burning questions about your city to the candidates.
Audience members will be given notecards and can submit their queries at the start of the throwdown. Or, film a question, upload it to YouTube and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Extra points if your backdrop relates to the subject of your question.)
R.J. Berry, Martin Chavez, Richard Romero
Submit video questions for candidates to email@example.com
See what people are already asking at youtube.com/user/DebateHosts
Wednesday, Sept. 16
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1710 Fourth Street NW
Doors open at 6 p.m., debate at 7 p.m.
Seating is first-come, first-served. About 300 available.
Hear it live on KUNM 89.9 FM
Watch it and live-blog it at alibi.com and newmexicoindependent.com
See it Friday, Sept. 18, on KNME-5
(I should mention that no one but the Alibi had anything to do with the prototype of this ad, which ran a couple weeks ago in our paper and said something about a cage match.)
After the mayoral debate, join Alibi and local politicos for discourse, libations and complimentary canapés. Municipal DJs play eclectic Americana and rare groove as citizens of Albuquerque snack and mingle.
Downtown at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central), Wednesday, September 16 from 8:30 p.m. 21+
There will be balloons.
Music: It just struck me that "eclectic Americana" and "rare groove" might be confusing. Both are broad categories. The first refers to roots music — blues, Cajun, old country, etc. The second refers to ultra rare vinyl (therefore, for lack of wax, there will probably be a decent amount of music that simply falls into the category of "groove") of the funk, soul, R&B, reggae and rock 'n' roll variety. In any case, the selections will be quality and good times-inducing.
Go municipal election, 2009!