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V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
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Baroque? You Can Afford This!

Chatter Sunday: Baroque Gems + Contemporary Works

By August March [ Fri Nov 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Hear works from Biber, Messiaen and Burhans as well as poetry by Liza Wolff-Francis. Arrive early for espresso and goodies.
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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

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Crowning of the Classical Kings

Sunday, Nov 15: Mozart's Coronation Mass

By August March [ Fri Nov 13 2015 7:00 AM ]
The New Mexico Philharmonic, under the baton of Matthew Greer, begins its Neighborhood Concert Series with Mozart's Coronation Mass.
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V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
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Delights of a Musical Garden

Sunday, Oct 25: Chatter Sunday: Gardening at Gropius House

By August March [ Fri Oct 23 2015 10:00 AM ]
A Chatter Sunday event featuring "Gardening at Gropius House" by Neil Rolnick.
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V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015

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Catch Khachaturian

Sunday, Oct 11: Khachaturian and Finnish Songs

By August March [ Fri Oct 9 2015 7:00 AM ]
Chatter Sunday
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V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015

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High Altitude Art

Chatter at The Acropolis

By Courtney Foster [ Thu Sep 3 2015 12:00 PM ]
The Chatter Ensemble performs three works on the rooftop of the Acropolis Parking Structure.
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V.24 No.33 | 08/13/2015
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Hops and Dreams

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Aug 19 2015 5:00 PM ]
Desert Darlings bellydance.
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V.24 No.23 | 06/04/2015
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Cruizin' Albuquerque's Yesteryear

By Amelia Olson [ Mon Jun 15 2015 12:00 PM ]
A unique opportunity for family and friends to come together and have an awesome time listening, singing along and dancing to nostalgic music.
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Whirling Dialogue: Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert

By Blake Driver [ Thu Jan 29 2015 12:30 PM ]
Explore peace, love and acceptance at this performance by members of the Mevlevi Order.
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A Nutcracker Navidad

The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

By Sam Adams [ Thu Dec 18 2014 1:05 PM ]
Featuring choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and a full live orchestra under the baton of Guillermo Figueroa.
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Thrumming Thresholds: OneBeat Abq at the Rail Yards

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Oct 31 2014 10:30 AM ]
An international music event and art happening presented by 516 ARTS and Found Sound Nation.
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Rise and Shine: De las Cenizas benefits ABQ

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Apr 4 2014 11:00 AM ]

At a time when Albuquerque is making national headlines for all the wrong reasons, let’s remember what we’re fighting for: a culture that celebrates life, community and passion. The National Institute of Flamenco has been a force for good in the Duke City since its founding in 1982. Even now, having lost its Downtown space of 15 years to a calamitous blaze last December, what’s come to light is not destruction, but a vibrant, spirited community of support. De las Cenizas, a benefit for the institute tomorrow, April 5, at 7:30pm, is a grand, gutsy first step toward raising the money needed to plan new facilities. Artists and companies donating their talents to the night include Kalpulli Ehecatl, directed by Mapitzmitl Xiukwetzpaltzin, performing warrior-style traditional Aztec dances; Donna Jewell’s Ecotone Physical Theater, dedicated to improvisational performance through sound, movement, gesture and unexpected props; Niños Flamencos, kid dancers both adorable and surprisingly intense directed by NIF founder Eva Encinias Sandoval; and many more. Your $25-to-$75 ticket for the show at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) will do a world of good toward reminding the world just what Albuquerque is known as: a locus for the flamenco arts, a place where art and history are kept fiercely alive with loving dedication. National Hispanic Cultural Center • Sat Apr 5 • 7:30pm • $25-$75 • View on Alibi calendar

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Ogle the Altogether Ooky

The Addams Family

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Mar 20 2014 8:00 AM ]

The Addams Family defines the word “resilient.” Starting out as a series of single-panel comics in The New Yorker, the macabre clan became a laugh-tracked camp-fest for two seasons of sitcom history in the 1960s. And while many fondly remember the films of the early ’90s, I say that any franchise capable of surviving the theme-song maw of MC Hammer rapping his way through 1991’s “Addams Groove” is one that must and shall rise again. Which brings us to the musical comedy skittering across the Popejoy (203 Cornell NE) stage for six performances tonight through Sunday, March 20-23. Featuring a schmaltzy new story about Wednesday bringing her boyfriend and his button-down Midwestern folks home to meet Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the uncanny gang, The Addams Family unabashedly panders to lovers of the ghoulish and the goofy with conga-line zombie ancestors, moon puppetry, loony musical numbers and coroner puns galore. Tickets for the spooky spectacle start at $32.50 for the balcony, so whether you’re a fan of Uncle Fester or a lover of Lurch, prepare for some silly, satisfying entertainment from the newest reincarnation of America’s weirdest family. Showtimes are as follows: Thursday (March 20) at 7:30pm, Friday (March 21) at 8pm, Saturday (March 22) at 2 and 8pm and Sunday (March 23) at 1 and 6:30pm. Popejoy Hall, UNM Center for the Arts • Thu Mar 20 • 7:30pm • $32.50-$62.50 • View on Alibi calendar

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A Splash of Spirit

By Rebecca Gonzales [ Fri Feb 14 2014 2:40 PM ]

Envision the spirited festivals of the small villages that dot Eastern Africa. Red dirt under dancing bare feet. Brightly-colored clothing clad in beads, shells and feathers. Drums and songs and bright smiles from everyone.

Now imagine you didn’t have to take a 16-hour flight to see all this. If dinner and a movie are becoming too commonplace for your Valentine’s weekend, or if you need to travel to forget about the holiday, consider a trip to Santa Fe’s Greer Garson Theater (1600 St. Michaels Dr.) to experience international performing troupe the Spirit of Uganda.

The show, which is tomorrow at 7pm, is a 2-hour folkloric musical and dance performance featuring the group’s 21 performers, all 12 to 20 years old. The performance is produced by Empower African Children, a nonprofit that benefits the youth of Uganda.

The cast and some of the crew have benefited from the organization as either orphans or at-risk youth; these include Santa Fe University alumni Peter Kasule. “I have always wanted to leave a mark in every community, and this is a great opportunity for me to be back in Santa Fe,” Kasule said. “Long live the arts.” Tickets, available at, are $25 and benefit Empower African Children. Greer Garson Theater, Santa Fe • Sat Feb 15 • 7-9pm • $25 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Krautrock on the Block

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Jan 16 2014 3:00 AM ]

Die Roten Punkte are ready to rock their lipstick-smeared, white-painted faces off for your viewing pleasure. The irreverent loudmouths behind impossibly catchy tracks like “Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I Am A Lion)” and “Burger Store Dinosaur” are bringing their show Super Musician to Tricklock Company’s celebrated Revolutions Festival tomorrow night and Saturday night at 8pm. Combining cabaret, Kraftwerk and “Flight of the Conchords” with a healthy dose of family dysfunction, Die Roten Punkte’s farcical Europop shtick has endeared them to fans across the globe.

If they remind you of the White Stripes, it’s not exactly an accident—their band name translates to “the Red Dots,” and Astrid and Otto claim to be orphaned siblings from Germany. Melodramatic and improbable origin story, check! Catch Die Roten Punkte at UNM’s Experimental Theatre X (inside Popejoy at 203 Cornell SE) starting Friday. Tickets are $20 (youth/student/senior) and $25 (everyone else); see for more info. UNM's Experimental Theatre, Center for the Arts • Fri Jan 17 • 8pm • $20-$25 • View on Alibi calendar

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Et Tutu?: The 7th Annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival

The Spirit of Romance

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Aug 9 2013 3:50 PM ]

When a festival’s mission is to unite live chamber music by virtuoso musicians with classical ballet by masters of their art, it becomes almost redundant to say the theme is “The Spirit of Romance.” But I guess “Romance Oozing Out Our Pores” didn’t strike the right tone. The seventh annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival dances its romantic heart out at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) tonight through Sunday, to the strains of Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Massenet and Dvorak. Mexico’s Compañia Nacional de Danza and La Catrina String Quartet with pianist Jacquelyn Helin combine their considerable powers to present four pieces, including two world-premiere ballets. Regular seats for the two-plus hours of the show run $35 to $78, while $125 per person snags you access to the Red Carpet lounge and fancy swag—including a “Champagne Symposium,” which sounds like a glorious new frontier in symposiums—today or tomorrow. Call the box office at 724-4771, or see for more info. National Hispanic Cultural Center • Fri Aug 9 • 8 pm • $35-$78 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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