Ann B. Davis died.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of Taliban captivity.
Hamburger meat and drama result from the feud over the care of Casey Kasem.
Google will blanket the earth with internet access.
Watch 50 Cent’s amazing pitch.
I like smashed hamburgers.
Shirley MacLaine addressed the graduates of the New Mexico School for the Arts.
Weather Service radar picked up a grasshopper swarm over Albuquerque.
Here’s a photo essay from this weekend’s Pride Parade in Albuquerque.
Happy birthday, Stacy Keach.
Editor's note: During this year's Albuquerque Pride Parade, our attention was fixed on the beautiful people celebrating equality and community in the streets. Luckily, local photographer Christian Horstmann shared his fabulous 2014 Pride photo essay with the Alibi and our beloved readers. Until next year, Happy Pride! You are beautiful, and we love you.
When I got married (to the absolute love of my life) in 2012, same-sex marriages weren't legally recognized by the state of New Mexico. As excited as I was to get married—and perhaps more importantly, to be married—it really harshed my nuptial buzz to know that so many of my friends were not allowed access to that right. Thankfully the realm of marriage equality in New Mexico has been reformed to respect the rights of all couples that populate this enchanted, difficult landscape.
In celebration of love and equality, Weekly Alibi is calling for essays (of less than 750 words) on the meaning of marriage equality and surviving the before-time ... when the marital rights of all citizens were not deemed equal. Email essays to email@example.com, including "Pride 2014" in the subject line. We really want to hear your story. Some will be sad and some joyous, and we want to hear them all. Why? Because your stories—the trajectories of your lives—in the here and now are history-in-the-making. All our stories and all our loves were always equal ... The New Mexican political/legal system just had to come to its senses and recognize that.
If your choose to share your story—and we sincerely hope you will—we'll invite some of you to join us on our Chapel of Love-themed Pride 2014 float; we'll be near the front of the parade, right behind Equality New Mexico's company of already-married husbands, and wives. After the parade, we offer to usher you in to a group ceremony on Main Stage ... or not. Our choices about how and whether to get married have a lot of cultural, traditional and religious significance and implications. And we respect that. But there's no rule that you can't get married to the same person more than once. The personal is political, and we will be honored to bear witness to all those who wish to be united. In coordination with Albuquerque Pride, we've arranged for Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rev. Judith L. Maynard to officiate the ceremony.
So write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And to everyone else, we'll see y'all at Pride. We'll be the ones waiting down by the chapel ... dressed in white.
I just spent a lovely weekend in Taos for a wedding. As the sun sets there, the evening air grows chilly—as opposed to slightly less boiling hot, like in Burque.
Last year, Taos celebrated its first ever Pride weekend, though its founder died a few weeks before the event. The fest was held in Robert Quintana’s honor. Friends described him as an energetic organizer who pulled people together and created community. He loved a good soiree, they said. There was a touch of seriousness to the first Taos Pride, but volunteers still predicted “a screaming big party.”
And they’re at it again. Taos Pride will paint the town in rainbows this weekend on Aug. 19, 20 and 21. Festivities include a cabaret, a drag show, music and a recovery brunch, among other fabulous things.
Come on up to the photobooth at the Fairgrounds tomorrow and get yer picture taken for FREE, courtesy of the Alibi and our good friends, Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico.
These are just a few of us who glammed-out and attended the party. The others were dancing and mingling so much they eluded the camera.
I will be sleuthing out more pictures presently...
Please note the sleazy 'staches on Laura and yours truly.
I just got off the phone with Lou French of Standard Diner, which will be providing 300 appetizers at tomorrow’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party. Rodeo Grill will also be serving an array of delicious snacks.
All of these canapés come with the $10 door charge. The fabulous affair unfurls tomorrow inside the secluded Casa Esencia, a gorgeous party spot housed in the old Maria Teresa’s restaurant on 800 Rio Grande NW.
DJs Nicolatron, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our music editor!) will spin glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula will kick off the evening with Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos and Mexican ballads at 7 p.m. Plus, a drag show!
Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party!
Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. to midnight
From the United Court of the Sandias
Empress Bunnie Fluffy Cruse and Emperor Papi Chulo
New Mexico Pride Title Holders
Mister New Mexico Pride Rocco Steele
Ms. New Mexico Pride Tiffany Mariah Di Marco
Miss New Mexico Pride LaRhya Daniels
Mr. New Mexico Pride Raydon Hawk
The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.
They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.
La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am
DJ Nicolatron, DJ Tahnee, DJ Mello and the Alibi's own music editor, DJ Cassyle, all spinning glam rock, disco and electro. Sweet!
The DJ lineup is fierce, with NICOLATRON, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our very own music editor). They’ll be spinning glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula, fronted by torch singer Georgina, will kick the night off with some live entertainment.
The queens and kings will be stepping out, too, for this public affair.
RSVP on Facebook.