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V.24 No.30 | 7/23/2015
“Scaling the Walls of the Garden” by Drew Mc

Arts

Outsider Angst

The STRANGERS Run Riot in Santa Fe

By Alison Oatman [ Mon Jul 20 2015 3:56 PM ]
Who better to challenge the paint-by-number status quo of the art scene here than a vanguard of budding artists, silenced up until now by a lack of representation?
V.24 No.29 | 7/16/2015
Jim Norton

Comedy Matters

Seriously Funny

Jim Norton on comedy, prostitution and PC culture

By Genevieve Mueller
Jim Norton will tears at your nerve endings and make you feel like you’re on the brink of a cliff.
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V.24 No.26 | 06/25/2015
Diane Di Prima
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arts

You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

By August March [ Fri Jun 26 2015 2:41 PM ]

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
Eddie Izzard

Comedy Matters

Perfectly Sculpted

Eddie Izzard and the political formation of comedy

By Genevieve Mueller
Comedian Eddie Izzard provides more than a trickle of awareness.
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Art Scenester

Quilt Outlaws

Modern quilting takes center stage at Fiber Arts Fiesta

By Joshua Lee
Thanks to the warm weather, you can observe this art from above instead of below.
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V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
"Mama Lupe's Counseling Service” retablo by Charles Carrillo

Culture Shock

Patron saints and public service

Dance beneath the stars with some patron saints, scope an experimental comedic duo, and take Mom out for some Japanese Art Deco and big-band tunes.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Maher navigates the political cesspool with panache.
photo courtesy of billmaher.com

Comedy Matters

Offended by the Offended

Bill Maher confronts politics, religion and the far left

By Genevieve Mueller
Bill Maher talks to Genevieve Mueller about his roots and the liberal problem of political correctness in anticipation of his May 2 appearance.
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Curious George stops by Page One at 2pm to help them celebrate their 34th birthday.

Culture Shock

Contra-ception

Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
“Parallel to the Vertical Axis” by Jeff Slim

Art Scenester

Native Current

By Joshua Lee
Native art never stopped speaking: Local entrepreneurs hype talented contemporary artists at the Rail Yards.
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V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
And yet he looks so normal.
Photo courtesy of the artist

Comedy Matters

John Mulaney’s Delicate Weirdness

Boy-next-door comedian talks stand-up, SNL and human absurdity

By Genevieve Mueller
Don’t let the innocent persona fool you—John Mulaney’s comedy cuts to the heart of weird humanity.
Jo Anne Fredrikson

Culture Shock

Do you believe in ... theater?

Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Yjastros
Photo courtesy NIF

Art Scenester

The Warrior in the Dancer

By Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee trips over his own feet in pursuit of what makes Albuquerque’s flamenco so powerful.
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
From left, Scott Claunch (Yossi Shapiro) and Richard Atkins (David Shapiro)
Photos by George A. Williams

Stage Whispers

Monsters in Our Midst

By Blake Driver
A behind-the-scenes look at DelikateSSen, Richard Atkins’ shocking new drama about the legacy of hate.
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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Hal Holbrook as himself

Art Scenester

Making His Mark

Hal Holbrook brings legendary Twain act to Popejoy

By Sam Adams
Beloved actor Hal Holbrook pulls no punches when it comes to Twain, communist presidents, painful inspirations and everyone else’s opinions.
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V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
SWRT

Stage Whispers

By Blake Driver

House specialty

Blake Driver wrassles with the latest melodrama from SouthWest Rural Theatre Project and a luscious local rendition of Puccini’s La Bohème.
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