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V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015

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Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 21 2015 11:09 AM ]

Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.

Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.

Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.

Our favorites:

The winner:

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The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 9:27 AM ]
The Daily Word

Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!

A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.

About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.

The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.

Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.

Last night a Navajo officer and a gunman were killed near the Four Corners.

Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.

Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.

Corrales police officer Jeremy Romero is the new Robocop!

Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.

V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

Show Up!

Meeting of the Minds

Four perspective-changing concerts

By August March
Show Up! delivers deets on rad electro/post-pop, blues rock, post-punk/math rock and stoner rock gigs happening this week in Burque.
So much art, you’ll need every eyeball you have: Kristin Diener’s “Eye Pendant”

Arts Feature

This Map Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Citywide exhibition shows no signs of slowing down

By Elaine Ritchel
From avant-garde nests to sound you can see, this next wave of ABQ’s On the Map citywide exhibition promises wonders galore.

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 19, 2015

By August March
What do you know about last week’s 505 news? Take the Alibi pop quiz to find out.

Week in Sloth

“Glee” sings its final note, mtvU gives out Woodies, and Lifetime is Stalked By My Neighbor.
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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Quintessential Albuquerque: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 14 2015 3:18 PM ]

Instagram is no longer the sovereign province of "the hipster." Your mom and grandma are probably there too, posting Rise-filtered snaps of their latest programming manual or regional cookbook. We dig Instagram because an inclusive ethos motivates our social media efforts. Put simply, we love seeing the world through your eyes.

So every week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-shutterbug with $10 in Alibi Bucks. What can you buy with $10 Alibi Bucks? Right now, our half-price gift certificate selection includes tickets—to Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest (um, nom) and Naked Food Fair (a vegetarian food festival)—dining at Delish, Gen Kai, Pasión Latin Fusion, Shade Tree and The Shop! plus kung fu classes at Mantis and manicures at Polished. (Note: Deals listed above are at or below $10 aka stuff you could buy by winning $10 in Alibi Bucks—simply by posting to Instagram. Follow us on Instagram to learn this week's photo contest theme.)

Last week's theme was Quintessential Albuquerque (#alibiburque / @weeklalibi), and the winner is Instagram user @andreamichellelove29. Her ristra photo captures the earthy effulgence of two of New Mexico's core elements, red chile and sunshine. Please email samantha@alibi.com for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).

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The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
The Daily Word

President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.

Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.

One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.

After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.

Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.

An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.

Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!

Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?

V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Michelle Thornton

Arts Feature

A War of the Words Hits Home

Women of the World bout it out in Burque

By Mark Fischer
Two years of planning have brought an international battle of words—and a whole lot of fun—to the Duke City.
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Show Up!

Amid the Glow and the Glare

Four shows that illuminate

By August March
Show Up! delivers deets on four rad Albuquerque concerts, ranging from “psychiatric rock” and “doom pop” to blues-rock and Middle Eastern/sci-fi-tinged prog-funk fusion.

Council Watch

Bosque Battle Déjà Vu

By Carolyn Carlson
The City Council revisits the controversy over trail construction on the Bosque, and more in this expanded version of Council Watch.
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Music History

An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. II

By August March
August March resumes a conversation about nuevomexicano aural history with electronic/experimental artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
Simon Menner

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 12, 2015

By August March
What do you know about last week’s 505 news? Test yourself with the Alibi pop quiz.

Week in Sloth

Wuthering Heights goes to high school, “Community” goes to Yahoo and The Sound of Music turns 50.
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

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Best of Burque voting begins!

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 11 2015 12:53 PM ]

Attention residents of Albuquerque!

For over two decades, the Weekly Alibi has asked YOU to help us honor the very best that our unique city has to offer. Well, it’s that time again. From art galleries to vape shops; from best politician to best local band, this is your chance to let the world know what you love about Burque.

Just log in and fill out the ballot. It’s that easy!

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