Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Evil Dead II
The recent remake of Evil Dead was gory as hell, but largely pointless. After all, filmmaker Sam Raimi already remade Evil Dead. It was called Evil Dead II, and it was awesome. Join Alibi at Guild Cinema this Friday and Saturday night at 10:15 and midnight for a 35mm screening of the one, the only, the original Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn. Tickets are $6 students and $8 general. There will be doorprizes from Stranger Factory and a special, limited-edition poster release courtesy of local artists Soto and Jon Sanchez. Posters will be for sale in the theater lobby, and we’ll be giving one away each screening. Be there or be dead.
Jackson 5 vibe still alive?
Jermaine Jackson aims to create a modern-day Jackson 5
Upon reading that Jermaine Jackson was on a quest to find five Australian artists to turn into a modern-day Jackson 5, I was a little perplexed, maybe a little befuddled. Jackson 5 were one of my favorite groups as a youngster because they encapsulated the joy and freedom that many associate with childhood. In other words, they’ve always been a perfect soundtrack to anything resembling happiness (in my humble opinion). C’mon, who doesn’t love “I Want You Back”? Just take a listen to their greatest hits if you’re a skeptic. So, what exactly is Jackson trying to accomplish? Is he trying to revive the soul-group aesthetic of a past generation? Or is he simply trying to realign himself with pop culture to give his name some longevity and weight?
Your guess is as good as mine, but in an interview with UnderCover, Jackson states that “you just don’t see the kind of band or that kind of mania that the Jacksons created any more.” Jackson is even wrangling the kids online by using the Internet to give his endeavor an extra boost. Using online social media and a website, JJ5TV.com, where users and viewers can give their opinions and feedback, Jackson can pick the top five people to take JJ5 to the brink of stardom. (Oh yeah, JJ5 is the name of the group). So, keep your eyes peeled, your mouse in hand, and you could be one of the voices that decides who and what JJ5 will be—assuming you care, of course.
In Memoriam: 145th Memorial Day Remembrance
Memorial Day, originally called "Decoration Day," was proclaimed an official holiday on May 5, 1868 by Army General John Logan. On this day, the flag of the United States is kept at half-mass until noon in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in service of our country, and then raised back to full-staff for the remainder of the day as an inspiration to the living to continue to fight for liberty and justice. The flags on the historic Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque have observed this tradition for 145 years and will fly proudly once again this year. Join the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department today for a special day of remembrance. The flag ceremony will begin at noon and will be followed by special dance performances from local groups. Professional dance company Ballet en Fuego will take the stage at 6 p.m. and Grammy nominee Micky Cruz will perform at 7 p.m. Old Town Plaza • Fri May 24 • 'Til 9 pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in launch pad for lease, park flasher, glow-in-the-dark cockroaches
British police arrested two men on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane that was diverted to an airport near London.
Bernalillo corrections officer said he was fired over medical marijuana use.
Finally what I've been looking for: The NASA shuttle launch pad is up for lease.
As if cockroaches weren't disgusting enough, now they glow in the dark.
Cibola High School teacher was arrested yesterday on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor.
What a nice day at the park, too bad that flasher had to come ruin in.
Scientists may finally know why we itch.
Two-In-One Date Night: Jersey Boys at Popejoy
The Jersey Boys at Popejoy Hall offers you two shows in one, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and a pop concert, perfect for spending a night along memory lane with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Fans will reminisce over songs such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and prom-time favorite “Oh What a Night.” Prepare yourself for a night of excitement while reliving the rise of these young men from blue-collar Jersey streets to worldwide pop stardom. This international sensation and Las Vegas hit has been described as a “wild” night of mayhem. In fact, it’s recommended only for those 12 or older, since it contains gun shots, smoke, strobe lights and drug references. The show runs until June 2 at Popejoy Hall (203 Cornell NE). Buy tickets for either daytime or evening shows. Prices range from $40 to $145 at unmtickets.com or call 877-664-8661. If you already purchased tickets, check the Popejoy website for information about date changes. Popejoy Hall, UNM Center for the Arts • Thu May 23 • 2 pm • $27.50-$145 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
‹‹ V.22 No.21 | May 23 - 29, 2013