Alibi V.27 No.38 • Sept 20-26, 2018

Young Detectives

Complex play opens at Vortex Theatre

As the cast and crew of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time prepared for opening night, director Leslee Richards took the time to talk to Weekly Alibi about Vortex' iteration of the work.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

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A Progressive Engineer

Energy and education are priorities for Democrat Abbas Akhil

Weekly Alibi met with Abbas Akhil, an energy expert, former Sandia Labs engineer and candidate for New Mexico House District 20.

Buzzing Through Interpretation

Council works on issues related to helicopters, communication and jobs

Motorcycles, more about helicopters and hundreds of new jobs highlighted the chatter of a quick and easy Sept. 17 Albuquerque City Council meeting.

Newscity

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Steve Pearce says he plans to release his tax return statements; PED teacher evaluations result in higher ratings than in years past; Supreme Court blocks attempt to add a straight-ticket voting oo November's ballot.

Odds & Ends

Funny because an escaped elephant invasion happens to someone else.

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We The Animals

Coming-of-age drama paints impressionistic portrait of preteen life

We the Animals speaks to both the resiliency and the impressionability of youth, with raw performances from the actors and symbol-laden cinematography that weaves a primal world of earth, water, leaves and rain.

Stream On

Disney digital dawns

It’s looking increasingly like 2019 will be known as The Great Fracturing in the entertainment industry as Hollywood megacorps ask: Why distribute their TV shows and movies on Netflix or Hulu along with everybody else when they can start their own proprietary streaming service and charge you $9.99 a month for it?

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The Music is Loud

The electric shock of Burque’s bands

Burque’s live music scene is shockingly good, it’s nearly intergalactic, another dimension.

Sonic Reducer

This week, Alibi music critic August March spins new local recordings by SubTractor and Tesuque Revolt.

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Art as a Weapon

Lynnette Haozous' mural work aims to inspire

Combining her two passions for social justice and creative expression may seem like a natural fit for Lynnette Haozous, but the path to arriving there wasn't easy.

Found Objects

Enjoy The Legend of Juan Tabo, Reflections on Dance, “Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment" or Dirty Zine Reading (no kids!).

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Stay Home, Canadians

Cannabis investors are not welcome here

US Customs and Border Protection threatens to ban-for-life Canadians from entering USA if they work for or invest in Canadian cannabis; Department of Health secretary defies Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on opioid dependence as conditions to qualify for medical cannabis card; Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign finance filings show a number of contributions from state medical cannabis companies.

News on the Green

From face masks to soda, major brands are starting to incorporate CBD into their products; and the South African Constitutional Court rules that government prohibition of adult cannabis use is illegal.

Alibi V.27 No.37 • Sept 13-19, 2018

Sweet! Judy Blue Eyes

Judy Collins talks about a life in music

On the telephone with the legendary American songstress Judy Collins.

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A Date with the Senator

Martin Heinrich visits the State Fair

Senator Martin Heinrich talks about education, renewable energy and frustration in Washington.

Whirlybirds and Proclamations

City Council met after Labor Day

If one listened carefully at the City Council meeting you might have heard the buzz of about $5.2 million flying towards a new police department helicopter.

Newscity

Attorney General releases report revealing numerous Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act violations allegedly perpetrated by UNM officials; CYFD announces grievance process for children to complain about abusers; both presidential candidates for the Navajo Nation have endorsed Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.

UNM Men’s Basketball Poised For A Rebound

Sept.,16 UNM will kick-start its season

Amidst a series of debatable decisions, the University of New Mexico looks to retain a respectable start and finish for each of the sports' programs. While there are many mentionable programs, the attention usually seems to rest on the lap of the UNM Men's Basketball Team, who have recently provided much-needed revenue for a struggling athletic department.

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Stand Up for What You Believe In

Comedian Hari Kondabolu brings truth, visibility to the stage

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's hyper nuanced art is like a time bomb. You might not realize why you're laughing until later.

“Victory of the Spirit”

A classic poem gets a theatrical treatment

Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes has adapted the epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin to the stage.

Found Objects

See Welcome to Retroland or alteredstates/alteredscapes; meet Caroline Fraser or Aram Han Sifuentes.

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The Wife

The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display

They say that, “behind every great man there is a great woman.” That axiom gets taken apart like a Swiss watch and examined under the loupe in the high-class literary drama/handcrafted Oscar bait The Wife.

Space is the Place

“The First” On Hulu

"The First" is an occasionally stirring character drama thanks to its solid cast, but the whole thing remains resolutely earthbound when it should soar.

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When Fusion Cuisine Grows Up

Poki Poblano Fusion serves original, tasty dishes in classy atmosphere

Poki Poblano has hit a lovely balance in this new restaurant: It not only has great food, but it also happens to be a very cool place to hang out.

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Alibi V.27 No.36 • Sept 6-12, 2018

Rebuilding the Narrative

White House collecting “negative” cannabis data

White House forms a secret anti-cannabis committee to battle the increasingly positive view of cannabis taken by the majority of Americans.

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Water, Water Everywhere

Cooperation yields fluid results

At their Aug. 22 meeting, New Mexico’s largest water utility agreed to sell water to the federal government to boost flows in the Rio Grande through the end of the year.

Setting a Course

Melanie Stansbury reps the next generation of N.M. leaders

A Democratic candidate for the N.M. House in District 28, Stansbury represents the best of the next generation of young politicos: educated, deeply experienced in governance and driven to find solutions for constituents who have tired of living in a state that’s ranked near the bottom of things.

Newscity

Straight-ticket voting is returning to ballots; Grisham is beating Pearce in polls; APS appeals Hawthorne closure.

Odds & Ends

Funny because your local cops being replaced with the Illuminati's witches and warlocks happen to someone else.

17 Years After 9/11

A rememberance

On Sept. 11, 2001 a series of brutal terrorist actions, acts of war really, were perpetrated against the United States and its citizens by a faction of radicals hellbent on demonstrating their power and aegis over not only the United States, but the global political order as well.

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A Taste of Home, Wherever You’re From

Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm

So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.

Chef Brent Moore at Pueblo Harvest

New things in store for the restaurant

What was once Pueblo Harvest Cafe & Bakery has undergone some changes this year, the biggest being a new Executive Chef in the kitchen: Brent Moore.

cannabis

News on the Green

A committed opponent of medical marijuana access in Utah is engaging a multi-pronged offensive against Proposition 2, a statewide ballot initiative to legalize possession and use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients.

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Madeline’s Madeline

Teenage girl is having an art attack in theatrical indie

We’re all actors, Madeline's Madeline seems to imply, acting as ourselves.

Around the World on Screen

Throughout September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home to the free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series; ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival returns as well.

Sad Clown Time

“Kidding” on Showtime

Carrey’s muted performance and the more-depressive-than-manic scripts make our protagonist look less like a broken human being in need of salvation and more like a sad and naïve cartoon character.

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Fall Into Some Music

A season full of nighttimes awaits

Let this coming fall be fly: here are some shows to get you there!

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Authenticity on the Airwaves

Broken Boxes podcast amplifies unrepressed narratives

In her podcast, Ginger Dunnill carves out a platform for Indigenous artists, queer, gender non-conforming and women artists, and artists of color and those of “mixed/lost/stolen heritage.”

Stitch in Print

Kemely Gomez’ work shares authentic narratives of migration

Aún no Escrito (Unwritten), Kemely Gomez tackles the construction of the prevailing narratives surrounding immigration and gives them breadth, upends them or simply adds to them by embroidering real stories of migrants on top of those written and distributed in print media.

Curtains Up

New shows premiere all over town

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 7, all over town new works are premiering on well-trodden stages. The diversity of opening night experiences that theater enthusiasts can choose from speaks to the abundance of local productions and talent that we have across the city.