Alibi V.16 No.14 • April 5-11, 2007 
Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Culture Shock

Theatertown, USA—Slowly but steadily, Albuquerque is transforming into a genuine theater town. This month, two more theater troupes open shop in our city.

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Poetry News

April is National Poetry Month

Here's a sampling of a few of the poetry events going on throughout the month. For more information, go to www.poetz.com/nm/

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Members of the 2006 Albuquerque Poetry Slam team, practicing in a parking lot. That’s Lee Francis, second from the left.

Performance Preview

The Big One

The Grand Slam Poetry Finals at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The Albuquerque poetry scene has come a long way in a very short time. Ground zero was the 2005 National Poetry Slam Championship, which people are still talking about two years later. Held in Albuquerque, the hugely successful four-day event brought a ton of attention to local poetic talents, partly because Albuquerque took home the team title, the first host team to do so since 1992.

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David Tucker
Karl Kantrowitz

Author Interview

Late for Work

An interview with David Tucker

David Tucker has been in the newspaper business 28 years and is a deputy managing editor at The Newark Star-Ledger. He writes odes to that sweet spot between deadlines, when time slows down and he can notice the world again.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 21)

Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jul 21)

Spirited Outpost

New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett and her group comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians perform live.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

Jazz Pizazz

New Mexico Jazz Festival: César Bauvallet's Cuban Jazz Project

The renowned trombonist, percussionist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader performs live.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 23)

Not Just Rabbits in Top Hats

David Blaine

An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.
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