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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
“Oh fuck it’s all coming back to me.”
Larry Hirshowitz

Arts Feature

An Anxious Absurdity

Marc Maron on WTF is up with comedy

By Genevieve Mueller
Albuquerque made Marc Maron. The cantankerous meta-jokester and cat aficionado talks comedy, influence and unhappiness in his Alibi interview.
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V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
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Arts Education

School of Hard Knocks

By Kristi D. Lawrence
Art in the School has been working since 1985 to ensure that no children are starved of the benefits of art instruction. But now their afterschool program is threatened.
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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Jamie Kilstein

Art Scenester

Busting a Gut and Breaking the Mold

Acclaimed comic Jamie Kilstein benefits poetry, funnily enough

By Shirl Sazynski
Former slam poet and co-host of the politically irreverent podcast “Citizen Radio,” Jamie Kilstein lends his talents to benefit Abq’s Poet Laureate program.
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news

The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines

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.

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Halftone Hoedown

Chelsea Wrightson

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

V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
Chelsea Wrightson

Flyer on the Wall

Halftone Hoedown

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Artist Chelsea Wrightson’s flyer invites fans of women-powered media to shake their groove thing to benefit Neblina.
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V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011
Natalie Bruce and Kenta Henmi

Music to Your Ears

Friends With Benefits

By Captain America
From Albuquerque to Las Cruces, Kenta Henmi has been slinging a guitar around these parts for well over 15 years. In the past 12 months, though, he’s been plagued with a series of health issues that have kept him in and out hospital beds, and now the local music community is coming together to lend him a hand.
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Art

Zimmer

An art show in the north valley this weekend

Travis Bruce Black

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.

Alibi Picks

This Weekend: Fight Cancer, Drink Wine!

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.”

V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010

Feature

Albuquerque Little Theatre Salutes the Academy

Go glam with local Oscar night party

By Devin D. O’Leary
Albuquerque Little Theatre (ALT) is celebrating its 80th season this year. As a fundraiser for the historic theaterlocated just off Central between Downtown and Old TownALT is opening up its facilities and hosting an Oscar night party. So why not get out, get dressed up and share the glamour of the Academy Awards with members of Albuquerque’s arts community?
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Our Haiti Benefit Ruled!

Bluegrass stalwarts Young Edward sling a mean standup bass, spot-on clawhammer banjo playing and great three-part harmonies.
Bluegrass stalwarts Young Edward sling a mean standup bass, spot-on clawhammer banjo playing and great three-part harmonies.

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.)

Up the Holler. I can still hear the pitch-perfect, old-timey country inflection.
Up the Holler. I can still hear the pitch-perfect, old-timey country inflection.

Made in Bangladesh * The Scrams * Dirty Novels * World on Fyre * Ya Ya Boom * Vertigo Venus * Five-Star Motelles * SayWut * Blue Rose Ramblers * Zack Freeman * Up the Holler * Young Edward *

Enjoy this photo recap:

Zack Freeman. Years ago he was on “America’s Got Talent” and was robbed—robbed!—by a guy who played guitar with eggbeaters. If you haven’t seen this 505er yet, get it done.
Zack Freeman. Years ago he was on “America’s Got Talent” and was robbedrobbed!by a guy who played guitar with eggbeaters. If you haven’t seen this 505er yet, get it done.
The raffle ticket and silent auction table. That’s Minie Gonzales’ face staring at you over and over from the tabletop.
The raffle ticket and silent auction table. That’s Minie Gonzales’ face staring at you over and over from the tabletop.
Blue Rose Ramblers in blue light. “This one’s called ‘Buy a Raffle Ticket.’ “ Jessica Billey’s on the right. She donated gorgeous art, too.
Blue Rose Ramblers in blue light. “This one’s called ‘Buy a Raffle Ticket.’ “ Jessica Billey’s on the right. She donated gorgeous art, too.
Beatbox queen Saywut!? Where have you been all our lives?
Beatbox queen Saywut!? Where have you been all our lives?
Nastia von BonBon of the Five-Star Motelles. We were supposed to play, but drummer Frau got snowed in. (She could have clawed her way out of Moriarty with her bare hands and iron will, but whatever.)
Nastia von BonBon of the Five-Star Motelles. We were supposed to play, but drummer Frau got snowed in. (She could have clawed her way out of Moriarty with her bare hands and iron will, but whatever.)
Jeffie of Vertigo Venus is, IMHO, the most stylish, well-dressed rockstar in town.
Jeffie of Vertigo Venus is, IMHO, the most stylish, well-dressed rockstar in town.
Monica and Carlos of Ya Ya Boom, the worst band on planet Earth. We all had neck-aches the next day.
Monica and Carlos of Ya Ya Boom, the worst band on planet Earth. We all had neck-aches the next day.
Ecco Gelato showed up and gave out free gelato all night, to the delight of Melissa the bartender (pictured) and everyone else (not pictured).
Ecco Gelato showed up and gave out free gelato all night, to the delight of Melissa the bartender (pictured) and everyone else (not pictured).
Somehow (beerhow) we failed to take pictures of World on Fyre. Here’s the cover of their new EP instead. Buy one. It’s great. Kind of like if a Sonic Youth truck smacked into a The Cure deer at night on a lonely road when you were driving on mushrooms. Man, you’re a jerk.
Somehow (beerhow) we failed to take pictures of World on Fyre. Here’s the cover of their new EP instead. Buy one. It’s great. Kind of like if a Sonic Youth truck smacked into a The Cure deer at night on a lonely road when you were driving on mushrooms. Man, you’re a jerk.
Brian of Dirty Novels. I’ve been admiring this band’s songwriting lately. Hoarse, bar-banging garage rock on top. Thoughtful precision underneath.
Brian of Dirty Novels. I’ve been admiring this band’s songwriting lately. Hoarse, bar-banging garage rock on top. Thoughtful precision underneath.
The Scrams! These guys will sweat on you. This is Juan Carlos on guitar, with Joe singing behind him. Strange to see them on a big stage like this. I’m used to Scrams in scooter shops and on house party-like stage/floors. Didn’t lose anything in the translation, though.
The Scrams! These guys will sweat on you. This is Juan Carlos on guitar, with Joe singing behind him. Strange to see them on a big stage like this. I’m used to Scrams in scooter shops and on house party-like stage/floors. Didn’t lose anything in the translation, though.
Made in Bangladesh closed out the night. The singer ran up the wall at one point. That’s nice work.
Made in Bangladesh closed out the night. The singer ran up the wall at one point. That’s nice work.
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Alibi’s Rock For Haiti

Free gelato!

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:

Made in Bangladesh * The Scrams * Dirty Novels * World on Fyre * Ya Ya Boom * Vertigo Venus * Five-Star Motelles * SayWut * Blue Rose Ramblers * Zack Freeman * Up the Holler * Young Edward *

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: marisa@alibi.com.

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.

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