V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Image courtesy of enchantmentburn.com
“Be as Weird as You Want”
Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)
By Mike Smith
New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
By Carl Petersen
Wherein Alibi publisher Carl Petersen waxes nostalgic about beloved Alibi alum and musician Michael Henningsen in preview of a sonic celebration of his life.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
CC BY Julian Jensen
Summer At Warp Speed
By August March
Wherein August March traces the history of subcultural footwear in preview of the Vans Warped Tour.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
CC BY Madeleine Holland
Summer Guide 2014
Southwest Summer Fests
An Alibi guide to enchanted N.M. travel
By August March
Summer is a time to celebrate, and August March is here to tell you how to do it properly.
V.22 No.45 |
Hour of the Lobo
Nightlight short illuminates UNM
By Rebecca Gonzales [ Wed Nov 6 2013 10:39 PM ]
In the mood for something a bit artsy and altogether local?
Kamiomedia recently released a short media production titled “UNM @ Night.” The short spotlights a variety of beautiful scenes on Albuquerque’s favorite campus—sorry CNM Suncats, but I’m a Lobo—from within the mantle of midnight.
The Kamiomedia video team—Kyle Maier, Amie Gibson and Rico Ramirez—captured images reminiscent of a light show. In some instances, the filmmakers demonstrate their creative expertise by highlighting the glowing colors of campus with special effects like a fisheye lens and slow motion. And nearly all Kamiomedia productions feature original music by the trio themselves. This brief cinematic outing is only one example among many works by the visual and musical artistic collective.
Sometimes I fail to fully appreciate the beauty of my own campus, and this short film gave me a fresh appreciation for UNM's eclectic visual landscape—natural fall color juxtaposed with bright neon. If you have three minutes to spare, check it out below.
Speaking of UNM and short films, swing by the Southwest Film Center—located in the Student Union Building—on Nov. 9 for the second annual UNM Student Film Festival—where more sublime cinematic treats await you.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Finding Reggie Watts
An Albuquerque comedian’s adventures in Denver
By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Sep 3 2013 2:01 PM ]
Comedy maven Genevieve Mueller went looking for Reggie Watts, but she found something a lot bigger.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Summertime Theater Dreams
By Leigh Hile
Leigh Hile reports on youth theater, The Vortex and The Bard.
Pinup-ology Kustom Photography
Old Neon and Mercury Rising
Rockabilly on the Route serves up sonic sizzle
By Captain America
Music writer Captain America illuminates this weekend’s inaugural Rockabilly on the Route fest. Head out to Tucumcari for Wanda Jackson, classic cars, a pin-up contest and more.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
courtesy of OFFCenter
We Art the People
Huge puppets, acrobats and crafts galore
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Sep 9 2011 3:00 PM ]
Giant puppet samba parade? Say no more; I’m there. OFFCenter Community Arts Project is throwing its ninth annual folk art festival, We Art the People, on Sunday in Robinson Park (Eighth Street and Central NW). In addition to the parade, a family of jugglers, acrobats and magicians known as Clan Tynker will be running around spreading merriment. The daylong event—including a Rogue Bindis belly dance performance, the Cajun rhythm and blues of Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff’s Swamp Fried Duo, bluegrass by Holy Water & Whiskey, and a crafting tent with supplies for kids and adults—is free. The only thing you might spend dough on is the work of more than 90 self-taught folk and community artists.
OFFCenter says the sale of OFFCenter products, baked goods and yard sale items at this event will benefit the nonprofit and its low-income and/or homeless artists throughout the year. Also a portion of the food sales from the day is being donated to OFFCenter by the mobile vendors.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Photo courtesy of El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Four men fling themselves off of a 30-meter pole and swing around and around, tethered to the top by ropes. A fifth performer balances on the end of the pole, dancing on one foot and playing the flute. These are Los Voladores, or the flying men of Veracruz. Their thousand-year-old ritual is just part of the ¡Viva México! this weekend at Rancho de las Golondrinas.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Flamenco festival brings home the passion and soul of Spain
By Summer Olsson
Festival Flamenco Internacional 2011 is upon us. Jose Maya and his company, who hail from Madrid, Spain, are some of this year’s guests. Eva Encinias Sandoval says that Maya is an icon. “Flamenco artists are on a real high level of notoriety there, in Spain, so these artists that are coming are young, but very, very renowned ... he’s like a rock star.”
V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010
Douglas Kent Hall
Rahim AlHaj Plays for Peace at ¡Globalquerque!
Six continents and a world premiere in two days
By Mel Minter
Oud player Rahim AlHaj will take the stage Saturday night at the ¡Globalquerque! world music festival to premiere works from his new album, Little Earth. When he does, don’t be surprised to see tears in his eyes.
A Cultural Feast
Abundant music, food, crafts and merch
By Mel Minter
Even after five successful years with ¡Globalquerque!, festival co-founders Neal Copperman and Tom Frouge are still hearing the same thing from attendees: “It’s so much more than I thought.”
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
The International Boolba Festival happens Saturday August 7th near Fenton Lake
By Dan Enger [ Thu Aug 5 2010 2:54 PM ]
The Boolba Festival is the creation of street artists from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia who are passing through 16 countries to spread a message of freedom, love and sincere communication. And they’re having it up in the Jemez, out in the woods near Fenton Lake. The Boolba Festival will feature:
• Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian folk songs
• Boolba, Borstch and other traditional foods
• Ceramics workshops
• Traditional Games
Admission is free but they warn that the road to the festival is rough and narrow and may require a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Just take a right on Forest Road 378 after the Fenton Lake entrance and keep left. There will be someone at the entrance to help with directions. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
The Daily Word 7.19.10: Roman Polanski, Bubble Lounge Shooting and Sandia Man Cave
By Nick Brown [ Mon Jul 19 2010 9:11 AM ]
China uses more energy than the USA.
60 are dead in an Indian train smash.
“He awoke to a man slashing his neck with a knife.”
Roman Polanski went to the Montreux Jazz Festival; he had to because his wife was playing there.
When beavers attack.
Here are ten ways to scam the elderly. For ten more, send $10 to nickbrown c/o the Alibi.
Tiny hotel rooms are fun.
If you have to write a report on sea serpents, you should just copy this one.
Read a letter from Tesla about his Death Ray.
Paris Hilton keeps having pot in her purse.
Mad Mel might migrate; his Malibu mansion is on the market for millions.
A man was shot outside the Bubble Lounge at 6th and Central.
Matthew Dykes fell near the Sandia Man Cave.
Deranged and toothless, Harold Romero has escaped from a Belen mental facility. So, you know. Unlock your doors. Make pudding.
Don't take a gun to a knife fight, or a garage sale.
Happy birthday, Max Fleischer!
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