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Safe Fire Works and No Hangovers
4th of July Celebrate Freedom
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Jul 2 2015 12:00 PM ]
An afternoon and evening of food, fun, family and fireworks, featuring carnival games, volleyball, picnic areas, a dunk tank and more.
Friends of the Weirder Side of Folk: BaBa CD Release Show!
By Geoffrey Plant [ Wed Jul 1 2015 2:00 PM ]
See a concert with banjo and tuba duo BaBa, as well as performances by Pawn Drive and Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff.
Photo by some dude in Production
Rad Verbage: To the Last Word Poetry Slam
By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jul 1 2015 12:00 PM ]
An open mic and poetry slam.
The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 30 2015 12:35 PM ]
An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.
Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.
"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.
One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.
Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.
The Daily Word in rocket explosion, one more second and the ugliest dog in the world
By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 29 2015 12:36 PM ]
A very large pig was rescued from a dead hoarder's home, thanks to the Detroit Police Department.
The debt crisis in Greece is screwing up the global economy.
Shortly after launch, a SpaceX rocket exploded.
A heat-packing pizza delivery driver shot an armed robber at a Duke City Domino's last night.
The bassist and cofounder of the band Yes has died at the age of 67.
A canine named "Quasi Modo" won the blue ribbon for World's Ugliest Dog.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't voted in 25 years.
You should flow!
Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend
By August March [ Fri Jun 26 2015 2:41 PM ]
Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!
It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.
Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.
But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.
Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.
The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.
Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.
You ought to check it out, yo.
The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Jun 26 2015 10:09 AM ]
There's no other news today other than
Major high five, Supreme Court!
Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!
The Daily Word in Obamacare, Muslim beauty pageants and the history of twerking
By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 25 2015 1:19 PM ]
The Supreme Courts says Obamacare is here to stay for all.
Could you survive a plane crash and four days in a jungle?
Magic Mike is way better as written by 6-year-olds.
This is what a Muslim beauty pageant looks like.
Have you read any of the books on the #CharlestonSyllabus?
Jihadists are people with their own doubts and fears.
Because APS has so much money to spare, jackass vandal causes $16k in damage.
Courtesy of The Greater Himalayas Foundation
Rockin' & Rebuilding
Concert for Nepal
By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 25 2015 12:00 PM ]
Help rebuild Nepal by attending this concert featuring bands Breaking Blue, Goat White, Kevin Herig and Lost Howlin' Coyotes.
Illustration by Robert Maestas
Ghosts, Creeps and Hors d'oeuvres
Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk
By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jun 24 2015 2:00 PM ]
Head through 1.3 miles of Albuquerque's darker side.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival • rock, bluegrass, folk at Low Spirits
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Bach & Beethoven at New Mexico Museum of Art
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