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V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014

Culture Shock

Feed the pyre

A local mag for creatives, a little yellow suitcase that leads to a personal journey and commemorating the Holocaust through dance—scope a world of ABQ arts with Culture Shock.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013

Stage Whispers

Upward mobility

From dance in the air to down-home drama, Stage Whispers highlights performance arts worth watching.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Alan F. Beck

Culture Shock

Get your plague on

From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013

Culture Shock

He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución

He’s got character

Get an art-smart jump on your week with Culture Shock. Khaled Hosseini reads, clay artist Andrew Van Assche’s new show opens and Festival Flamenco Internacional dances onstage.
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013
Erika Osborne’s “Looking for Moran,” 2012

Old-timey livin’

This week is your chance to travel in time, see how dance can fuse with film and take in a thought-provoking art exhibit that explores man’s imprint on the natural world.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
2012 Miss Indian World talent competition
Derek Mathews

Art Preview

Powwow Power

Gathering reps Native culture

Celebrate 30 years of Indian tacos, competitive dancing and paying tribute to tradition this year at Albuquerque’s own Gathering of Nations. The Gathering is North America’s most prominent powwow, and it will host tens of thousands of guests and representatives from more than 700 Native and Aboriginal tribes throughout the United States, Canada and all over to honor Indigenous cultures and traditions through dance, music, food and the crowning of the next Miss Indian World

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V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012


Confessions of a King

For this week’s arts profile, writer Blake Driver interviewed “Lawrence Welk Show” dancer Cissy King. She shared insights about Welk’s famous ability to butcher a phrase, and talked about her transition from the Hollywood spotlight to doing community theater here in her hometown. Check out the above video to see what King was up to roughly half a century ago, then go see her in Albuquerque Little Theater’s Singin’ in the Rain this weekend.

Courtesy of Cissy King

Arts Profile

Ballroom Blitz

The beat goes on for dancer Cissy King

For Cissy King, remembering lines has always presented a host of challenges. But the veteran dancer-turned-actress has no trouble firing off some of the funnier misspeakings of her former boss, television variety show icon Lawrence Welk. King, who grew up in Albuquerque, danced on the program for more than 11 years.

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V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Pastora Galván
Courtesy of Festival Flamenco

Music to Your Ears

Twenty-Five Years of World-Class Flamenco

In 1987, UNM's College of Fine Arts partnered with the National Institute of Flamenco (located Downtown on Gold) to found the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque. Now in its 25th year, the week-long silver jubilee—and observation of New Mexico's Spanish ancestry—is bustling with activity.
V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Meshi Chavez and Chip Sherman in   We Two Boys
Stephen Miller


Wild Dancing West tonight at VSA

This year’s installation of Wild Dancing West opens with Burque native Meshi Chavez’ We Two Boys at VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW). Shows run tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and are part of VSA’s three-week extravaganza highlighting the work of Southwestern dancers and choreographers. Click the above link to read about Chavez and the fest’s other offerings.

Meshi Chavez and Chip Sherman in   We Two Boys
Stephen Miller

Performance Preview

Desert Dancing

VSA’s regional series returns with Whitman, war and psychology

Meshi Chavez moved to Portland, Ore., at the age of 18. Sixteen years later, he’s returning with We Two Boys to Wild Dancing West, VSA North Fourth Art Center’s contemporary dance festival. Now in its seventh year, Wild Dancing West is “the sibling of Global DanceFest,” says Kearny, referring to VSA’s international spectacle that began in 2001. After celebrating dance from around the world, creators decided “it was important to also focus on contemporary dance happening in our region,” she says. 
V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Dalton Valerio
Max Woltman


From UNM to Joffrey

In this week’s Arts Profile, the Alibi spoke with Dalton Valerio, a UNM pre-med sophomore who was recently accepted into a program at the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet School. Valerio performs this weekend at UNM’s Carlisle Gym. For showtimes and more on his story, click the above link.

V.20 No.45 |

Group Hug

Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party

We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!

First come, first served.

The steam-powered ball


September Smith
Godiva Bleu

Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam

Squash Blossom Boys
The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers
Small Game
DJ Caterwaul

And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!

RSVP here.

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011

Alibi Picks

Double Gourd Dance!

The United Native Council of New Mexico hosts an all-day celebration of native culture, featuring singing, dancing and eating in Old Town Plaza. Festivities begin at noon on Saturday with a Gourd dance—Southern Drum—followed by a Gourd dance—Northern Drum. The ceremonial rug cutting, consisting of four sets of four songs, probably originated with the Kiowa people, but it's spread throughout many tribes. At 2 p.m. the Jemez Pueblo Singers and Drummers help you work up an appetite; grab some dinner at one of the Old Town eateries. Finally, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there’s a full-on intertribal powwow. For more info on this free event, visit:

V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Someone here is up to no good.
Max Woltman

Performance Review

A Little Love Hexagon

Landmark Musicals’ latest is well-acted and well-sung

A Little Night Music is a show that will likely appeal to more mature audiences. Maybe it’s the tone of the show, which is surprisingly wholesome given the subject matter. Maybe it’s the near-constant, often operatic singing. In either case this one’s probably not for a thirtysomething crowd. That said, Landmark Musicals has done a fine job with it. While not all the actors are fantastic, there aren’t any sore thumbs that stick out, and a handful of them are obvious pros.

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