V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
How Now? This is How!
An interview with Augusten BurroughsThe Alibi sits down to talk “self-help” with New York Times-bestselling author.
V.22 No.7 | 2/14/2013
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Coming Home to Chekhov
Seasoned Actress Sobel Directs “The Seagull”
The stage is a scuffed square in the middle of a black-painted room. Rows of chairs rise around it, bleacher-style, on all four sides. No curtains or fancy sets divide those watching the action from the action itself. This is the Vortex, Albuquerque’s highly regarded community theater now in its 36th year—and, as it happens, a fitting home for the stripped-down intimacy of Anton Chekhov’s classic drama-comedy, The Seagull.
Bombshells of Burlesque at the Kimo Theater
The art and grandeur of burlesque is at its best when it's “classy,” when sexy ladies in illustrious, vibrant costumes can entertain and entice you, as the world of the mundane drifts far into the background. That’s the impression given by Gypsy Louise, burlesque legend, hall-of-famer, and performer in the 7th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase at the Kimo Theater this Friday and Saturday night.
V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013
The Art of the Narrative @ The Stranger FactoryIn the spirit of comic book craze, the Stranger Factory hosted a one-time exhibition curated by Jimmy Palmiotti featuring the art of well known comic book aficionados like Gilbert Hernandez (”Love and Rockets”), Amanda Conner (”Power Girl”), Geoff Darrow (”Shaolin Cowboy”) and many others.
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
A ‘Transference of Joy’ as the Peking Acrobats Return to Popejoy Hall
It must be an exceptional quality that brings The Peking Acrobats to Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall on January 20th for their fourth consecutive year of body-bending spectacle. After all, to accommodate everything from big-name Broadway shows to world-class dance troupes, a venue’s got to be selective.
V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
International Theatre Festival returns with puppets, masks and a giant iglooWhen the Revolutions International Theater Festival rolls into town every January, it feels like Santa has come all over again. Only this time, he’s brought inimitable theatrical experiences from countries as far away and diverse as Poland, Mexico, Switzerland, Australia, Italy and more.
V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
Multimedia artists pool talents to benefit kidsCurator Josh Jones corrals together an array of talent for the charitable "Winter Daze."
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
Even Drag’s a Drag
The Dolls’ holiday show lacks polish and shineThe Dolls have been making a name for themselves since 1996 with their original material and drag-tastic interpretations. They're purported to be the crème de la crème of the Albuquerque drag scene. So it was a surprise and a disappointment to find their latest offering, Miss Mary Christmas, a bit of a mess.
The Tan CanThis week’s culture shock bring you highlights of some of the city’s best venues, exhibits and shows.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
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In the Iris of the Beholder
Gallery offers a more egalitarian approach to artSandra Becker and Jeanne Englemann have started a new type of gallery that diverts from the mainstream art exhibits. The grand opening of the Iris Gallery starts with an inagural show on Sunday, Dec. 16th
COURTESY OF THE DOLLS
Infinity Sleigh BellsLet the holiday season begin! This year December is packed with shows, performances and drag shows and gallery grand openings. Take your pick of trendy events to attend with these suggestions.
V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
The Long Road
Group show weaves together science and mythologyFour artists were called to the desert. They retrace their paths and their DNA in Creation / Migration: Stories of the Journey at FreeStyle Gallery.
PIY, Planet of the Monkey, 100 Pieces of He(art)The self-published book fair, the Kardboard King and still-life’s riches await you in this week's Culture Shock.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
Stage Magician of the Year talks beauty and mentalismFormer Possum Dixon frontman has spent the last decade as a magician. His old-school methods have brought him much acclaim.