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The Daily Word in super humans, robot humans and synthetic humans

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Fri May 13 2016 4:31 PM ]
The Daily Word

"A school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity." What a concept.

Native Americans face some of the highest rates of suicide, poverty and sexual assaults.

Pfizer drugs no longer allowed to be used in lethal injections.

Puerto Rican superhero? Yes, please.

What if your TA was a robot? Wonder no more.

Humans created with synthetic genome could become a reality.

What's up, Friday the 13th.

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Jack's Back! One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at KiMo

Press Release [ Fri May 13 2016 12:00 PM ]

Continuing the series "AFI Greatest Films Countdown" at the historic KiMo Theatre, the award-winning film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will screen on Saturday, May 14 at 2 and 6pm, and Sunday, May 15 at 2pm.

In the story, McMurphy (played by Jack Nicholson) has gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, he pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for those deemed mentally ill. Once there, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates.

McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious nurse. Louise Fletcher's Oscar-winning performance crafted Nurse Ratched into one of the most reviled characters in movie history. Nicholson won the first of his three Best Actor Oscars for this film.

The supporting cast features Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and Scatman Crothers, and was the second film to win all five major Oscars for the 1975 film (Best Picture, Actor and Actress in a Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay), an accomplishment by only two other films, It Happened One Night in 1934, and later in 1991 for The Silence of the Lambs.

Now considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is No. 33 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list. In 1993, it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress
and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Don't miss this chance to see an outstanding story and award-winning performances on the big screen at the historic KiMo Theatre. The film is rated R: Ages 17+.

General Admission for each screening is $6 to 8. Tickets are available at KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm. Concessions available.

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Classic Albuquerque

Sunday, May 15: 32nd Annual New Mexico Council of Car Clubs Classic Auto Show

By Megan Reneau [ Fri May 13 2016 11:00 AM ]
Hundreds of antique, classic, exotic and sports cars, along with trucks, motorcycles and vintage camper trailers are on display in the museum parking lot.
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Poetry and Prose at Local Book Store

Press Release [ Fri May 13 2016 10:15 AM ]

Jeanne Shannon, born on a farm in Virginia, will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 15, to talk about and sign her book of poetry and prose, Summoning.

The book is described as such: "A collection of poems and hybrid works that hover at the boundary between poetry and prose, and that range from the abstract and experimental to the concrete and accessible. Employing imagery that is vivid and frequently surprising, the author addresses subjects that include the natural world (especially the plant kingdom), art and music, the dreamlike regions of memory, and the mysterious—the 'dissolving forms' that tell us the world is stranger than we might suppose. In the title poem and others, she summons recollections of her early life in 1940s southwestern Virginia, 'the heart of Appalachia.'"

Shannon was born on a snowy morning on a farm in southwestern Virginia, “the heart of Appalachia,” when the Sun was in Aquarius and the Moon was in Taurus. She has lived in the west (Arizona and New Mexico) for most of her adult life. She writes poems that she characterizes as paintings—often impressionistic, sometimes abstract. It's hard to find one that does not contain a reference to a member of the vegetable kingdom, be it tree, weed or flower. She is pleased to claim Robert Beverley, historian of early Virginia whose name appears in Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Painting by Georgia O'Keeffe, as a maternal ancestor.

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Annual Heritage Day Activities Planned at Casa San Ysidro

Press Release [ Fri May 13 2016 9:48 AM ]

Created in 1998 by the Corrales Historical Society, the annual Heritage Day returns to Corrales on Saturday May 14, 10am to 4pm. This is a free community event for all ages that celebrates the village's history and agrarian heritage.

Casa San Ysidro: Gutiérrez/Minge House (973 Old Church Road, Corrales, NM 87048) is partnering with the Corrales Historical Association to highlight the history in your backyard. Activities at Casa San Ysidro focus on the tangible aspects of local history and culture such as wool production, blacksmithing, traditional music and art. Families may visit with multi-horned churro sheep and serene pack burros to learn about the importance of these hard working historic breeds to New Mexico's past.

"We are really excited about new performers to Heritage Day," says Emily Stovel, the new site manager of Casa San Ysidro. "An all-female mariachi band will be performing - they are totally awesome! And this will be the first time we've had pueblo dancers. The day really captures the total breadth and depth of our New Mexican communities and arts."

Performances at Casa San Ysidro

11am Mariachi Buenaventura, all female mariachi group

Noon and 2pm Arrieria, the ancient craft of packing and droving, with burros Freighter and Amiga

1pm Haak'u Buffalo Dancers (Acoma)

All day: Churro sheep, blacksmithing, horno bread baking, spinning, hands-on art project.
Art display: Tinwork, colcha, encrusted straw, and retablos
Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro is supported in part by Wells Fargo.

Casa San Ysidro is a historic building managed by Albuquerque Museum. The c. 1875 home, restored and expanded by Dr. Ward Alan and Shirley Minge, combines traditional building techniques and architectural features that evoke New Mexico's Spanish Colonial past. Located in the farming village of Corrales, just north of Albuquerque, the museum is listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

Summer tour hours run from June through August, Tuesday through Saturday 10:30am, noon, and 1:30pm.
Tour Fees: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+) and students (13+), $2 Children (12 and under), Albuquerque Museum Foundation Members are free. Group and school tours by reservation only. Call (505)898-3915.

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The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 12 2016 11:40 AM ]
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Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

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Roll Over, Beethoven!

Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival

By August March [ Thu May 12 2016 11:00 AM ]
A tribute to one of the most influential classical composers. Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams leads the program with special guest, Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner, Sean Chen.
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What's New Pussycat?

Saturday, May 14: Feline Fiesta Cat Show

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu May 12 2016 10:00 AM ]
Purebred cats and kittens compete for Best of Show. On-site adoptions and shopping are also part of the fun. Proceeds benefit feline rescue groups.
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Renee Chavez

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(Alleged) Hoodoo

By Renee Chavez [ Wed May 11 2016 4:29 PM ]
Masonry, fire magic, curses, oh my! Learn about (Alleged) Double Action candles.
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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Gorilla Bomb!

By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Wed May 11 2016 3:54 PM ]
This week Rawb & Courtney sit down with local comic book creators Desmond Fox and Joseph Millard to talk about their comic book "Gorilla Bomb." We also discuss weird news and listen to some phat beatsies.
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