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 Dec 25 - 31, 2008 
Financial turmoil, unprecedented bailouts, the extinction of our biggest corporate brands and lipstick-wearing pit bulls were just a few of the memories from 2008. Now it's time to forget it all and party your face off. Get the drop on what's popping off in our annual New Year's Party Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Pour yourself a glass of the Rio Grande. And just how many calls is the state's unemployment office bombarded with every day?
MUSIC
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies never was a pure swing band, but the group's live sets are filled with the stuff. Plus, on its fourth album, Fall Out Boy sticks with catchy, fast-paced choruses and occasional clapping. The record will satisfy the faithful, but probably won't bring anyone new into the fold.
FOOD
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar is the sexy, punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café. Plus, when faced with impending financial doom, drink beer that's strong, dark and cheap.
FILM & TV
Celebrated couch-jumper Tom Cruise is poorly cast in the historical action drama Valkyrie. Meanwhile, cradle-to-grave romance The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is grounded in heavy emotional truth.
ARTS/LIT
Find out why STOVE is closing its doors, and who's moving in after it shuts down.

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The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.

The Daily Word
In the news: shooting at a Miami club, Clinton granddaughter, George Clooney, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, Japanese volcano erupted, political unrest in Hong Kong, Raiders’ coach, Coffee Day, purge your Gmail account, raining feces, Pluto, you may not be a planet, Uber and Lyft operating in NM, Keith Sandy made a weird remark, body in the road, happening today in Albuquerque, Gene Autry

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Alibi Picks

The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine

Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.

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arts & lit

Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability

Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.

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