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V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
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Film

Indie Q Back at KiMo

Albuquerque Film Office’s monthly Indie Q meeting returns to the KiMo Theater Downtown on Wednesday, May 23. Tonight will be a jam-packed night of local film shorts. Liz Langston from the Film Office will introduce the evening. That will be followed by 11 shorts. The lineup is as follows: “Trifecta Screening Promo” by Scott Milder, “Toy Soldiers” by Peter Nicholas, “Independent Business” by John Broadhead, “Two Timers” by Jim Sicard, “The Joy of Arca” by Lora Cunningham, “2Bers, How to Relax” by Ryan Halsey, “Lessons for the Aspiring Man” by Stephen Truselli, “Serious Shift” by James Nunn, “Serious Development” by Tom McGill and “Ritz and Spitz” by the IFDM Capstone Class. Afterward, there will be a Q&A session with all the filmmakers. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
Jenny Gamble

Song Roulette

Adios, Jenny Gamble Edition

After 17 years, singer/songwriter and gal about town Jenny Gamble is leaving New Mexico for bonnie Scotland.
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
This monkey cannot write haikus.
Dave Stokes

Animals

Words vs. syllables

The difference is one evil monkey

Those readers who pick up the print addition will notice a small blip in the ”Culture Shock” column this week. We are soliciting submissions for our annual haiku contest. (This is still in effect. Send ‘em in!)

The column is written in haiku format, so clearly I know what that is. But some kind readers have pointed out—in variously witty ways—that the instructions ask for lines featuring 5, then 7, then 5 words. The proper allotment for verbosity is 5-7-5 syllables. This error has already been corrected online, so those readers who only interact with us in cyberspace have nothing to worry about. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about the print version except offer up the explanation.

Late Tuesday, when we were scurrying to get the paper in order and off to the printer, I heard a whinnying and scraping in Kimo Way. I went back there and opened the door to find a Pegasus. It was dingy and it smelled like trash, but it was still a Pegasus in all its glory. Never having ridden one, but always yearning to do so, I grabbed its wavy mane, jumped onto its silvery back, and it leapt into the sky.

While I was soaring through the clouds, an evil monkey snuck into my office. Seeing my unfinished haiku article open on my computer, he removed his suit coat and fedora and had a seat at my desk.

After galavanting on the Pegasus and bidding it farewell, I was so starry-eyed I didn’t even notice that the article was finished and sent off in my absence.

I sincerely apologize for the misinformation and word/syllable confusion. If anyone sees a dapper evil monkey, please report it to the Alibi offices immediately. While you’re at it, grab him and explain that haikus are arranged in 5-7-5 syllables.

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

Spotlight

Rockabilly Blowout

The Alibi’s Group Hug greases up

This month, Alibi Group Hug is celebrating that rebellious marriage of early rhythm and blues with country and Western music. Despite being a nascent form of rock and roll, rockabilly, and its wild, raw, reverberating energy, has endured for six decades. On Saturday, an assembly of New Mexico’s most rockabilly-est citizens will provide their sonic services at the Launchpad.
V.20 No.21 |
Someone cleaned this sign with whitewash

arts

What about this other sign?

The back side of the Kimo has cool things too.

The new KiMo sign is really cool. It makes me happy. But with all this hullaballoo about it, I started thinking about another sign. A sign no one sees unless they hang out in the alley.
(Reasons for hanging out in the alley include, but are not limited to, smoking, peeing and fighting. At least, these are the things I have witnessed there.)
On the back side of the KiMo, which is also the back side of the Alibi offices, is an old metal sign that's completely out of place.
It's set in the wall near our door, and it reads "Ferguson and Lind PC, Attorneys."

Do not be fooled. We do not have any attorneys in our back room. What is the sign doing there? Why is it in the alley? Were there once lots of little businesses back there, including some lawyers who had a small office with no street entrance? The sign also reads "411 Kimo Way."
What is this Kimo Way? Is someone referring to the alley as Kimo Way?! That's a bit euphemistic. And awesome. I think from now on we should all call the stinky alley Kimo Way.
When you come down to check out the new KiMo sign, take a little detour down Kimo Way and check out the forgotten mystery sign too.

V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
Marisa Demarco

What's Happening

The new KiMo sign is awesome

When I rolled up to the Alibi offices a couple doors down from the KiMo, a dude in a cherry-picker was trying to wrangle this thing into place. It’s really lovely. In this week’s feature by Jessica Cassyle Carr (online later today), Mayor Richard Berry talks about embracing and restoring the odd old buildings in Burque to help us avoid turning into a “cookie-cutter city.”

The KiMo is 84-years-old and was part of a trend in the early 20th century to create elaborate movie houses. On Friday, there’s going to be a dedication of the sign that includes a screening of Metropolis with a live score by Alloy Orchestra. Tickets are $25 and available at the KiMo Ticket Office or through Ticketmaster.

V.20 No.9 |

Arts

Alice in Wonderland at the Kimo

Ballet Repertory Company

The Ballet Repertory Company is putting on a production of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Kimo Theatre on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The ballet is inspired by the classic children's book by Lewis Carroll and is choreographed by Alex Ossadnik.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and cost $10 to $25.

V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011

Arts

Alan Arkin

The man, the myth, the legend.

Don’t forget, Alan Arkin is coming to Albuquerque to read from his memoir. That’s tonight, March 1.

Arkin snorted drugs, taught little girls how to dance sexy and espoused the virtues of promiscuity in Little Miss Sunshine.

He was also gangster Ernie Lazarro in The Jerky Boys (worth seeing if only for Tom Jones singing “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz, with a full brass section).

He’s been a part of your life.

Now he can be the guy reading to you from his memoir, An Improvised Life, on at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) at 7 p.m.

The event is free, but if you buy a copy of the book from Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW), not only will you be helping out a local merchant, but you get your seat half an hour early.

V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
Lousy Robot is Joey Gonzales, Dandee Fleming, Jim Phillips, Jack Moffitt and a rockin’ brick wall. (Note that Phillips’ flowing coif is harnessed in back.)
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Spotlight

Everything in the World Is All Right

Lousy Robot releases a third album. Twice.

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V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
Eric McFadden
Eric Gillet

Music

Guitar Extravaganza Tonight

Blues rock Burqueños and former Burqueños Eric McFadden and Stan Hirsch, along with folktress Kimo make up the trio of amazing guitarists performing tonight at Low Spirits. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $8. Sorry kids, this show is 21-and-over.

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