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The Daily Word in UFOs, Republicans and Kanye West

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Jan 29 2016 2:05 PM ]
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Nothing says home like New Mexico’s inconsistent weather.

The best things in life come from doughnut boxes.

Is a Republican debate really a debate without someone mentioning Donald Trump?

Tommy Chong feels the Bern and believes you should, too.

The CIA just dropped UFO documents and my inner conspiracy theorist is ready to show.

Kanye West wants us all to be on the same page about what he doesn’t like in the bedroom.

My millennium aesthetic heart is about to combust over this lip-sync battle.

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Touch Up Your Eyeliner, Straighten Your Pentacle

Saturday, Jan 30: KGB Club Gothic Winter Ball 2016 • goth, industrial

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Jan 29 2016 12:35 PM ]
Dress to impress in your finest leather and lace and head to the Gothic Winter Ball.
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Only Three Performances Left of Rudolfo Anaya's Newest Play

Albuquerque's well-known author and playwright Rudolfo Anaya's play Who Killed Don Jose?
combines comedy, political intrigue and romance in a performance that will bring smiles to the whole family.

With only three remaining performances--Friday night at 7pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm--time is running out on your chance to see this playful portrayal of conspiratorial blunder and New Mexican politics featured at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE).

Tickets for the all-ages show are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 18, available at southbroadwaytickets.com

For more information on events and activities at SBCC, visit cabq.gov/sbcc or call 311.

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Night of the Arts Features Film, Photos and Live Music

By Joshua Lee [ Thu Jan 28 2016 12:00 PM ]

South Broadway Cultural Center's (1025 Broadway SE) Night of the Arts offers up the opportunity to see an arts-themed film, hear great live music, enjoy refreshments, and experience the opening of a new group photography exhibition, "Natural Forces - THE WILD", featuring the work of Ken Spencer, Rush Dudley, Stan Honda, Charles J. Medendorp and Vance Ley.

The February 4th Night of the Arts includes a reception for the artists scheduled from 5pm-8 pm in the South Broadway Gallery. From 5-7 pm, enjoy the sounds of MoonHat.

At 8 pm the documentary, How to Draw a Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait will screen in the John Lewis Theatre. The film is a collage-style feature-length documentary about the Detroit-born pop and performance artist and Warhol contemporary. Filmmakers John Walter and Andrew L. Moore delve into the mysterious life and death of Johnson, After Johnson's suicide.

For more information on events and activities at SBCC, visit cabq.gov/sbcc or call 311.

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Uptown Girl Working in a Downtown World

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Jan 28 2016 11:13 AM ]

I have lived in Albuquerque almost my whole life. To be more specific, I am a product of the Northeast Heights. That's the part of town where I've lived the most, where I went through public school and where I spend the majority of my time. But now I work Downtown. Having worked down here for several months, now I feel like I get what Downtown is all about. It's not as intimidating as it once was. The narrow roads and one way streets now only semi stress me out. I like walking the streets and noticing the varied people who congregate in this area. I've grown to love watching the trucks unload the cases of booze in the morning from the view from my desk and seeing the bands unloading equipment in the alleyway on my walk to my car. Having said all that though, today I did miss my turn and was almost immediately lost. Turns out, I haven't really explored more than my natural route down here. The only thing that saved me is that Albuquerque streets are on a grid system. I think I might have some more exploring to do.

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The Daily Word in Street Harassment, Canadian Aliens, and Zika

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Jan 28 2016 11:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

We’re all going to get Zika and die (or maybe not, whatever).

Some bad ass ladies in Mexico are fighting street harassment by being punk as fuck.

Fox Spotlight paid over $17 million for a biopic about Nat Turner at Sundance.


Most New Mexican’s support marijuana legalization and no one is surprised except your white, baptist grandma.

I wonder if Canadian aliens are nicer than American aliens?

Mattel finally gets with it and created a variety of Barbie dolls for kids.

Activists behind the Planned Parenthood legal attacks are being charged with

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"A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS" at the Cardboard Playhouse

By Joshua Lee [ Thu Jan 28 2016 8:29 AM ]

Adapted from the Broadway hit, A Year With Frog And Toad KIDS is based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, the play tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This tale is brought to you by the Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company.


Performances will take place at South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 at 7 pm and on February 14 at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 per person for reserved seating and are available at southbroadwaytickets.com.

For more information on events and activities at SBCC, visit cabq.gov/sbcc or call 311.

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A Lousy Robot Must Be Human

By August March [ Wed Jan 27 2016 9:26 PM ]

"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." — Stephen Daedalus

Jim Phillips was a musician from Albuquerque. He directed the creative activities of a band called Lousy Robot. When he died unexpectedly last spring, Phillips left behind a body of work notable for defining a fragile, yet brightly expressed nexus of what it means to be human.

Invoking the wide and melodically winsome swath carved out by power-pop adherents like the Easybeats, Big Star, the Cars and Elvis Costello, singer/guitarist Phillips and his ensemble (Ben Wood, keyboards; Joey Gonzales, drums and Dandee Fleming on bass) added intensity and a profound sense of dark realism to their rocanrol stew.

The result included unforgettably haunting recordings like 2011's Hail The Conquering Fool.

This week, Lousy Robot bassist Fleming reached out to Weekly Alibi to tell about a new collection of recordings by Lousy Robot, available at Bandcamp.

Fleming wrote, "Before his death Jim and the band had been working on collecting outtakes and rarities from previous recording sessions in hopes of putting out a collection of weirdness titled Oddities, Obscurities & Obscenities. The work started with a cover of “Dead Flowers” and an iPhone remix of “Peacocks." During this time, I continued to work on remixes on several other songs. After Jim’s death, I found two songs that the group had demoed but never completed. I edited and restructured those songs and sent them to friend and long-time producer John Dufliho to complete.

The result is a work of complex beauty; the circumstances—rendered as music, hopeful and dire—that make up human life.

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Literature

Former TWA Employee Talks Poetry

A signing event for "Dirt Roads: Poetry and Memoirs"

Barbara Jean Ruther, former corporate speaker for Trans World Airlines (TWA), will be at Page One Books 3pm Sunday, February 21, to talk about and sign her new book of poetry, Dirt Roads: Poetry and Memoirs.

The book touches on life, love and memories.

Ruther was a corporate speaker and writer for Trans World Airlines. She wrote destination travel programs, and gave presentations and seminars to travel groups. She is a poet and has been published in small press publications. She also has written a novel, Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket. Barbara was born in New Mexico, has lived in New York and Chicago, and is now back home, living in Santa Fe.

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 Ruther event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

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"Saving Snowflakes" book

Poem in Santa Fe New Mexican

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The Daily Word in the Oregon standoff, black holes, and Hugh Jackman

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Jan 27 2016 11:20 AM ]
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Black holes are invisible, but scientists hope to be able to find and view a shadow of one.

A fight between two boys turns into a fight between their mothers.

The tiny pocket in your jeans and why it's not totally useless.

Men treating all people the way they treat women online.

Rumors of Hugh Jackman filming Wolverine in New Mexico.

Developments in the anti-government standoff in Oregon, but it doesn't seem to be over.

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