The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.
Talk about the future in food ...
It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.
Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”
In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.
Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …
The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.”
It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.
Artist Chelsea Wrightson created this week’s lovely Flyer on the Wall. Headlined by a maroon cat’s cradle, this work of art announces a ’60s-themed dance party at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW). The retro get-down will benefit emerging female-identified Burque publication Neblina. Don your finest vintage and dance and drink to fundraise for female ink. Blackbird Buvette • Neblina ‘60s Dance Party and Benefit • DJ Bea • Fri Nov 30 • 10 pm • Donation • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com
Janie Gonzales, of Vida Art Connections, is throwing Zimmer, an art exhibition, at her Rio Grande Estates home Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment after that.
Gonzales said the invitational art exhibition is in honor of Lis Zimmer, a former Albuquerque resident and community activist, who died this spring from breast cancer. A percentage of proceeds from this event will be donated to the New Mexico Cancer Center.
Vida Art Connections, formerly known as Vida Art Exhibitions tries to place high quality fine art in non-traditional venues for the mutual benefit of the viewer, the hosting organization, and the artists involved, according to Gonzales.
Gonzales set the event up to coincide with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Marian Berg, Travis Bruce Black, Susan Brown, Magda Rea Burger, Anna Carillo, Kim Eagle, Tina Garcia, Estevan Gonzales, Janie Perry Gonzales, Sydney Johnson, Linda Laitner, Margie Lucena, Cecelia McRoberts, Norma Mitnick, Andrea Ponzini, Holly Roberts, Todd Tibbals, Bob Wilson and Teal Wilson are participating at the event.
For more information or to set up an appointment, call Janie Gonzales at 888-2830.
All weekend long, Domaine Lucie et Auguste Lignier wines will be available at Brasserie La Provence, with a portion of the sales going to the UNM Cancer Center. Then on Saturday, March 1, Scalo Northern Italian Grill will host a benefit reception with winemaker Kellen Lignier from 3 to 5 p.m., which will also contribute to the UNM Cancer Center. The reception is $30, and cash or checks at the door are preferred.
What’s the connection between this winery and cancer research? The UNM Cancer Center shares Lignier’s story:
Kellen Lignier, a New Mexico native who followed her heart to France, now runs her husband's family winery in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. Lignier’s husband, Romain, lost his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, in 2004. Left with her two children, Lucie and Auguste, Lignier has carried on her husband’s legacy of fine winemaking.
With her success, Lignier became determined to contribute to the fight against the disease that took her husband’s life. Driven to participate in the fight against cancer, Lignier turned to her home state, New Mexico, and the UNM Cancer Center, the official cancer center of the State of New Mexico. This wine benefit is the result of her wish to give something back to the cancer patients of the region.
“Many of us has been touched in some way by a cancer diagnosis, and to see someone whose life has been changed so radically by cancer giving back to the community is inspiring,” said Dr. Cheryl Willman, Director and CEO of the UNM Cancer Center. “We are thrilled to partner with Mrs. Lignier and with the Albuquerque community to make this wine benefit a tremendous success.”
Eleven bands hit the stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort on the ground in Haiti. We took in $1,050, which is fantastic.
We’re grateful to Launchpad, Eclipse Production Services and Ecco Gelato for helping us do this thing. Thanks to Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy, who contributed art for the silent auction. Love to the Alibi family for helping out and chasing down prizes for the raffle. Further ups to all the bands who put on great shows. (Guys, if you want any pictures for your websites, I’ve got tons from that night.)
Enjoy this photo recap:
Sometimes putting a show together involves herding inebriated cats.
This one’s been unbelievably easy, and we started working on it just a couple days ago.
All the bands are ready to play (for free). And look at this lineup:
Thursday, Jan. 28 at Launchpad. $5 minimum donation. Music starts at 8 p.m.
The Launchpad was thrilled to give us a night. Eclipse Production Services happily donated amps and drums for the stage. Ecco Gelato will be serving up free scoops of gelato all night to attendees.
Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy are contributing art for a raffle. We’re also putting up ski lift tickets, restaurant certificates and a free massage.
If anyone has anything else they’d like to donate to the raffle, call me: 346-0660 x. 245 or e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Red Cross efforts on the ground in Haiti.
And if you’ve got an old cell phone laying around, we’ll have a box for them, too. Relief workers are requesting cell phones.