Last night the APS School Board voted 5 to 2 against a proposal to send parents letters informing them they have a right to opt out of certain standardized testing for their children. The controversial testing has been hotly protested by teachers and parents of late.
The Second Judicial District Court provided a preliminary injunction for UNMH employees who feel that mandating flu shots under threat of discliplinary action up to and including termination is bogus. But this stay will only protect UNMH employees until the UNM Labor Management Relations Board hearing on Dec. 12.
Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. With choices ranging from fashion and music to "Breaking Bad" swag to games and gardening goods, you're bound to find inspiration in our all-local giving guide. Heck, you can even shop Burque past.
Get your RDI of absurdist, existentialist, dystopian, gothic, sci-fi and transgressive fiction interpreted by experimental, new wave, noise, pop, post-punk and protopunk projects in From Ballard to Wilde.
This week's Four Up delivers deets on concerts featuring experimental, electronic, '80s hits, psych-pop and shoegaze.
Both folk luminaries in their own right, members of poetic rock band Cold Satellite, spouses and collaborators Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst appear in concert and conversation at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) tonight. The show begins with local, nationally syndicated radio show "Art of the Song" hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt interviewing the twosome; look for an episode composed of interview and concert highlights at artofthesong.org after the concert. If descriptors like “bold,” “brilliant,” “literate” and “vibrant” describe your ideal sonic amusement, this is a serious should-see. This all-ages event begins promptly at 7:30pm, and early bird tickets are $17, but day-of-show purchase will run you $22. Outpost Performance Space • Sat Oct 19 • 7:30pm • $15 • View on Alibi calendar
Born and raised in Cuba, saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry immigrated to New York City in '99. Terry also incorporates the chekeré—an instrument composed of a large, hollow gourd encircled by a lacy patchwork of colored beads—which is shaken, slapped and twisted. Terry's arrival in the Big Apple coincided with a new era of experimentation and innovation in Latin jazz. An active educator and member of the jazz avant-garde, he's on tour with his quintet promoting their latest, Today's Opinion, which masterfully amalgamates West African, Cuban and American jazz rhythms and idioms. The Yosvany Terry Quintet performs in our fair city tonight at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). The all-ages gig revs up at 7:30pm sharp—no, seriously—and general admission ranges from $15 to $20. Pro-tip: If you can't make the evening concert, Terry will host a free, 50-minute mini-concert and lecture for youth and community at Outpost tomorrow at 10am. Outpost Performance Space • Thu Oct 10 • 7:30pm • $15-$20 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
You voted. We tallied. Scope the results of the Alibi's 2013 Best of Burque Restaurants poll. Categories include: Gluttony, Around the World, A.M., P.M., No Bones About It, The Sweet Stuff, State Treasures and Best of the Rest.
Our fall editorial intern, Rebecca Gonzales, profiles local storyteller and publisher Ungelbah Davila.
Test your knowledge of New Mexico current affairs and pop culture with this week's Crib Notes.
Peruse Devin D. O'Leary's cinematic picks from the jam-packed 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival schedule in Gay for Play.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I share my diagnosed acronyms and an eclectic playlist, Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper, themed on the subject of mental illness.