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Thursday, Apr 21: Nicolatron • electronic, house • Coco Tsosie • Pezz • progessive electro • Sumsubstance
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 21 2016 1:59 PM ]
Drum and bass roll, please!
Three N.M. Authors Combine Forces
Press Release [ Thu Apr 21 2016 12:16 PM ]
Albuquerque authors and friends Lynn C. Miller, Corran Harrington and Bev Magennis join forces at 3pm on Sunday, April 24, to talk about and read from their latest fiction releases.
Miller is promoting her novel of trauma, The Day After Death; Harrington's new novel, set along the Rio Grande, is Follow the River Home; and Magennis contributes the Southwestern gothic Alibi Creek to the multiple-author appearance.
Miller's effort is described as such: "After a minor car accident shatters her equilibrium, forty-three-year-old Amanda Ferguson wakes up to a memory of being terrorized by her older brother Adrian, whom she holds responsible for the death of her twin brother thirty years before. Their mother, Eva, blinded by devotion to her eldest son, has locked the truth inside her now-failing memory. When a client from work invites Amanda to a performance of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, a haunting series of events related to the play resurfaces, including the suicide of Amanda's college lover and mentor, Sarah Moore. As Amanda puts her fractured life back together, the present increasingly echoes her traumatic past, propelling her toward the truth about Duncan's and Sarah's deaths--and toward Adrian."
Harrington's Follow the River Home is teased as such: "Daniel Arroyo has suffered a lifetime of guilt over the sudden death of his infant sister, who died when he was eight years old. He now lives his middle years between that guilt and worsening episodes of PTSD from a Vietnam he left thirty years ago. When a violent encounter on a dusty highway forces Daniel to face what haunts him, he finds himself pulled back to the neighborhood of his youth, where old houses hold tired secrets. What really happened on that steamy August afternoon? The answer comes spilling from the old neighborhood, and Daniel begins to find his way home. Corran Harrington takes the reader along the Rio Grande, from its headwaters to the sea."
And in Magennis' Alibi Creek, charming and wily Walker returns to his family's New Mexico ranch following a two-year prison stint. "There his pious older sister Lee Ann is busy caring for their mother, raising two sons, and grappling with unethical workplace demands. Walker's illegal activities quickly incite chaos in the town and Lee Ann's marriage, leading to drastic transformations of beliefs, identities, and relationships."
Miller, co-director of the ABQ Writers Co-op and co-editor of the literary journal bosque, was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 27 years. She is the author of The Fool's Journey: A Romance and Death of a Department Chair; co-editor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography; and co-author of Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir. Miller has performed a number of solo performance pieces and plays about Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Anne Porter, and Victoria Woodhull. She lives in Albuquerque.
Harrington is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Santa Fe Writers Project finalist, a Hidden River Arts Eludia Award finalist, a Bosque Fiction Contest finalist, and a New Millennium Writings Award semifinalist whose short fiction (written also as Connie Harrington) has appeared in numerous literary journals. A former lawyer, Harrington also has a background in cultural and linguistic anthropology. She lives in Albuquerque.
Magennis was born in Toronto, Ontario, and immigrated to the US in 1964. She received her MA in Art from the Claremont Graduate School in California. After a 35-year career as an artist, she started writing, inspired by the land and people in the New Mexico wilderness where she had lived. In 2009 she was accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop Summer Graduate Class, and in 2010 was awarded an eight-month Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. In 2011 she received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fiction Fellowship. She lives in Albuquerque.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Miller, Harrington and Magennis event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit [link].
The Daily Word in Money, Outer Space and the death of Prince
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 21 2016 11:34 AM ]
Another white actor gets a role playing an Asian character.
Let's hope you're not 110% pure rage like me (just kidding, I got 39%).
Bernie Sanders is psychic? No, he's just logical, you nitwit.
Wanna go on a trip to the Pussy Vortex with rapper Dio Ganhdih?
Hillary Clinton talks about her “greatest regret” again.
Gwyneth Paltrow (and Beyonce, sources say) learned choreography from one of the toughest teachers of this century.
One local school is looking to change it's name.
NASA talks about the loneliest lil' planet that ever was.
Off to space we go! Again! Hopefully we won't crash this time!
Not only will the 20 dollar bill be updated, but the five and 10, too! Wow!
And the world lost a true talent last night, Prince.
DISCERN Art Exhibition Opens at KiMo
Press Release [ Thu Apr 21 2016 9:37 AM ]
The KiMo Theatre Art Gallery will open DISCERN, a new art exhibition on Thursday, April 28 with a free public reception for the featured artists from 5 to 8pm.
Wisconsin native and Air Force Veteran Laura Lampela holds a Master's degree in Art Education from Wright State University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State. She is Professor of Art Education in the College of Fine Arts at UNM. Her work has been featured in solo, juried and invitational exhibitions from East to West Coast, and in numerous shows in New Mexico, where she won top awards.
Tom Richardson attended the University of Florida and received his BFA. in Photography in 2000. In 2001, he moved to the southwest to attend the M.F.A. program at the University of New Mexico. Since graduating with an MFA., he has taught photography at the University of New Mexico and for the past seven years, at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. His photographs have been displayed in US galleries and abroad.
Visit kimotickets.com or call 311/711for more info.
Self Portrait with Stacy Hawkinson
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Wed Apr 20 2016 4:33 PM ]
This week we sat down with the very talented Stacy Hawkinson to discuss his upcoming solo show at Downtown Contemporary Art Gallery entitled "Self Portrait." We also gab about the process of art and being an artist in our modern world.
Bad Clowns Investigated at Page One
Press Release [ Wed Apr 20 2016 1:00 PM ]
Benjamin Radford, writer and skeptical investigator, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 23, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, Bad Clowns.
The book is described as such: "Bad clowns—those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us—have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile."
Radford is a writer, investigator and columnist for Discovery News. He is the author of eight books, most recently Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment and Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore, both published by the University of New Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales.
Dream Blog #359
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Apr 20 2016 11:30 AM ]
The only thing I hear is my spurs jingling with each slow step down a wide, dirt street and the surrounding buildings moaning in the gentle, desert, spring wind. Everything is bright and pale but I can only focus on one thing: my foe. Their hand lays resting on their weapon holster as they look at me between the small gap between their bandana and their large hat.
I talk with an edge in my voice, “You don't wanna do that, son. Not here. Not in my town.” I spit to the side so they know what I really think of them.
Their eyes narrow and the top of the bandana raised as if they are smiling.
I lay my hand on my holster and narrow my eyes in response.
To the untrained eye, we pull our weapons and throw them at the same time, but I am skilled. There's no being as good as me in the entire region. I dodge their banana by jumping far to my right but I hit them so square and hard in the face they fall down. More fruit starts flying out of the buildings on either side of us.
I jump into a horse water trough to get out of the line of fire. I hold my breath for as long as I can. When I come up and shake the water off of my head I see the rapscallion just escaping the pile of fruit they were under and running out of town.
“It won't be the last we see of this fool,” I say to myself as I wake up.
Dream Blog #358
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Apr 19 2016 2:42 PM ]
I am not in time. I'm standing, swaying slowly back and forth. I don't have clothes on but I'm not bare, I'm still covered. My hair is long and a soft green. It moves in the wind. A goat skull hangs from my body on a string and sways with me.
I hear a knock. I wake up.
The Daily Word in Global Warming, Dinosaurs and Golden Toilets
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Apr 19 2016 1:14 PM ]
A message in a bottle is discovered after 98 years of floating at sea.
The Science Guy bets a pretty penny against bodybuilder and nagging critic Joe Bastardi that the Earth is—wait for it—actually getting warmer.
Speaking of the well-being of our planet, the key to saving it might be a global transition to a vegan diet.
Apparently, “Boaty McBoatface” fails to denote even an inkling of seriousness as the new name for the U.K.'s new $300 million research vessel.
Everything is connected, even grammar and sick beats.
Humans aren't the only species who could use prosthetic limbs. A duck who lost his feet to frostbite is walking again, thanks to a 3D printer.
Lines to the restroom at one of New York City's most popular museums might be a little longer than usual pretty soon. The Guggenheim Museum is about to install a completely functioning 18-karat gold toilet designed and sculpted by artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Asteroid? Volcanic eruption? Scientists propose a new theory on how dinosaurs went extinct.
The Daily Word in Southwest Airlines, Bernie Sanders and McDonalds
By Desiree Garcia [ Mon Apr 18 2016 2:00 PM ]
The look in Johnny Depp’s eyes speaks to me on an emotional level.
The future is near and I have high blood pressure just thinking about it.
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