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What's Happening

The International Boolba Festival happens Saturday August 7th near Fenton Lake

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

• Camping

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: litota.belarus@gmail.com

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Music

In the Pit With Andrew WK at Warped Tour

Sweaty kids, bikini tops, shaved ice, swag and more than 75 bands can only mean one only thing: The Vans Warped Tour.

New Mexico State University's practice field was the stage for this year's tour, its 16th, last Wednesday.

More than 75 bands jammed out all day on seven stages to a mix of kids, punks, metal heads and annoyed parents. One of the most intriguing aspects of the tour, however, is the array of bands playing the shows. "Mainstream" acts such as Face to Face, Alkaline Trio, The Bouncing Souls, The Swellers and Andrew WK travel the country in decked out tour buses with managers, roadies and video game consoles. Other bands are struggling to make it to the next show.

"We're trying to scrounge up enough gas money to make it to the next show in San Antonio," said Roger Esparza, bassist for Dose of Adolescence. "I'm just bombing around the parking lot selling CDs and begging for donations."

The Duke City's own The Harlow Defense was featured on the Local Stage, ripping a 20-minute set.

"It was like having my cherry broken," said Mike Kmenta, guitarist and vocalist in Harlow, "by a huge, sunburned dong,"

"It really was similar to having sex for the first time" Kmenta added. "It was sweaty, sloppy, awkward, and it was over as quickly as it began."

One artist in particular was excited to be back on the tour.

“I did Warped back in '03 and hit a rough patch in my career in '05," said Andrew WK. "When my management called me up to tell me we were doing Warped again, it was such a wonderful and exciting surprise."

Andrew said the Warped Tour is a great institution in the music industry, and is one of his favorite crowds to play in front of.

"There's definitely a unique vibe at these shows," he said. "It's not a hippie festival at all, but there's a lot of love and energy,"

"It's all about fun with aggression." he added. "And so many amazing bands are here to let the music fuel it."

He said it's an absolute departure from his recent public appearances.

"I've been doing a show for Cartoon Network called ‘Destroy Build Destroy’ and motivational speaking events. I've lectured at Harvard and Yale, which is just surreal. I've been around 10 years now and I still can't believe it," he said. "It's like watching a movie that I'm the star of sometimes."

One band on tour feels the Warped climate has shifted over the last half decade.

"We did the tour back in '05 and it's definitely a different scene now." said Nick Diener, front man for The Swellers. "MySpace changed it all,"

"Bands used to record a demo and send it out to every label and try to get on any tour, but now they just put their music on their site and the labels discover them."

He said he definitely misses some of Warped's perennial acts like Bad Religion, NOFX and Pennywise. Diener said he wasn't sure the new crops of bands will still be relevant in 10 years.

"I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, but it should take more than getting a song on ‘Glee’ to become relevant."

The end of the day was delivered by none other than Andrew WK, who managed to get the crowd dancing after more than nine hours in the hot Las Cruces sun. "Party Hard," indeed.

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Feature

Long Live the Revolution

The 10th annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival

The mark of brilliance may just be that it stays with you. It affects the way you think about something or, perhaps, the way you look at everything. You contemplate it after you’ve engaged with it. Your future actions and interactions are, in some regard, altered by having experienced it. As it so happens, this is also the mark of revolution. Coincidence? Certainly not in the case of the Revolutions International Theatre Festival.

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Feature

Week One

Pollock

If you want to see probable greatness, you should probably see Pollock. Joe Peracchio, founding artistic director of Tricklock Company and Revolutions, stars in this one-man show inspired by the frenetic genius of artist Jackson Pollock. Written by David D’Agostino, directed by Broadway veteran Moni Yakim and set to the brilliant jazz compositions of Ornette Coleman, this multimedia performance aims to illuminate the complex evolution of America’s pre-eminent abstract expressionist painter. And, in case that’s not profound enough, it examines the role and status of art and expression in American life. Long story short: Pollock is poised to take your breath away.

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Week Three

It’s Hell In Here

A prodigy named Max, the Secret Service, parallel universes, car chases, apologia, J.D. Salinger and Sen. Larry Craig. This is the fantastic stuff of It’s Hell In Here, a play written and directed by Tricklock (when Tricklock was still Riverside Ensemble) alum Abigail Browde, who developed the work during her present residency at Brooklyn Art Exchange in New York. Fusing elements of dance and theater to invent a curiously potent, seemingly allegorical reality, It’s Hell In Here provides an examination of modern uncertainty and, says Browde, a “meditation” on the blur between public and private. Talk about timely.

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