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 V.17 No.40 | October 2 - 8, 2008 

Culture Shock

Secret Stories

Anyone who's attended UNM or spent time on its campus is familiar with the Center of the Universe. The large sculpture just off the Duck Pond is unmistakable and inspires diverse reactions from those who observe it. Kira Hirschfeld, a UNM fine arts senior, wants to harvest those sentiments for her project, Operation: Center of the Universe. Hirschfeld is asking community members with a story about the Center of the Universe to submit a written or verbal account of their experience by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Stories can be e-mailed to, or call 715-2460 if you'd rather give a verbal account. Hirschfeld will use those story seeds to create a performance to be presented at the sculpture in late October. For details, visit

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Jim (Tom Schuch, center) recounts a spooky cemetery tale in Conor McPherson's   The Weir.
John Mayo

Performance Review

Next Round’s on Me

The Weir at The Filling Station

A converted automotive garage makes the ideal climate for an Irish pub. Mother Road Theatre Company takes advantage of this character quirk in its theater space, The Filling Station, to perform Conor McPherson's The Weir, which opened on Sept. 19.

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Adam Zagajewski
Jerry Bauer

Poetry Review

Exile’s Manifesto

Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski

Eternal Enemies

From early childhood, Adam Zagajewski has been on the move. Decisions made at the Yalta Conference forced his family out of Lvov, Poland. They left on cattle cars for the grim industrial city of Gilwice, formerly the German town of Gilwitz. To the young poet, growing up in the shambling, destroyed corner of Europe, Lvov became a lost place, a magical city—the architecture of memory itself.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 3)

The Nutcracker Rocks On

Nutcracker on the Rocks

Opening with Tchaikovsky, the classic tale is re-imagined with a production filled with rock and roll hits by the Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin and more.
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Roger Baker

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 5)

Orkestrating a Light in Your Heart

Kindling the Light: The Rebbe's Orkestra

A Hanukkah concert for everyone celebrating Judaic music from varied cultural and historic traditions. Hear a variety of Judaic ballads, folk songs, theater and liturgical pieces.
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Today's Events

Minecraft Ornaments at Main Library

Paint a wooden block to make a Minecraft ornament. Supplies are limited; registration is required.

Fret for your Latte at Fans Of Film Cinema Cafe & Roaster

Christmas Choral Concert at First Presbyterian Church

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