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 Sep 24 - 30, 2009 

Culture Shock

So Juvenile

By Erin Adair-Hodges

What to do about teenagers? They ruin your couches, they smell weird and there's lots of hugging. We older folk forget, perhaps intentionally, that we were once also pimply bundles of barely contained hormonal explosions. Maybe instead of locking our car doors when they walk by, we should look at giving them better than we got.

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Brooke Steiger, “Robin,” 2009

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A Natural Bond

By Julia Mandeville

Ten summers ago, UNM Art Professor Bill Gilbert invited his students on a 50-day field exploration of the Land Arts of the American West, from the ancient petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon to the contemporary carvings of Roden Crater. Every year since, he has repeated the journey.

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Festival News

The Lights Are Much Brighter There

Downtown’s GO! Arts Festival

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Now in its eighth year, Downtown's GO! Arts Festival is concerned, naturally, with the promotion of the arts. But perhaps even more important to the organizers is getting people Downtown.

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Pay no attention to the woman behind the chihuahua cat!

Author Interview

Skippyjon Jones creator Judy Schachner answers our call of the wild

By Erin Adair-Hodges

If you know anyone under the age 8, then you’ve heard of Skippyjon Jones.

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John Leech

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 8)

Best in Snow

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By Maggie Grimason
A retelling of the classic tale from the messenger's perspective.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Dec 9)

“The bigger the crime, the greater forgiveness.”

Simon Gronowski

By Megan Reneau
Hear the harrowing expierence of the Belgian holocaust survivor and jazz pianist followed by a performance and a question and answer session.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Twirling Skirts of Tradition

Mariachi Christmas

By Nina Ferrell
Ring in the holiday season with exuberant music and dances from Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán and Ballet Folklórico University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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Hanukkah Menorah
Gil Dekel via Wikimedia / Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Chag Urim Sameach! • חג אורים שמח

Hanukat Shalom

By August March
A Hanukah party with food, silent auction, activities for kids, live klezmer music with dancing and a sing-along with The Neo-Weavers.
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Courtesy of the JCC

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Oy Vey

OY! A Comedy with Chutzpah

By Megan Reneau
A collection of short comedies which are a comic tribute to all things Jewish and all things human.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

No Good At Goodbyes

Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

By Joshua Lee
Death educator Gail Rubin discusses her newest book on organizing your life, death and legacy.
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