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V.22 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers

Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 10 2013 10:09 AM ]
In the news: legalizing assisted suicide, Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early, Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits, OK to blaze on your front lawn, Obama shook hands with Raul Castro, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her, NSA is spying on everybody all the time, MURDOCHISEVIL, unknown Johnny Cash record, (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti, "sun dog", stop blasting her music at Shamu, The rent is still 2 damn high, Christiane F. has a new book

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V.21 No.41 |

news

The Daily Word in the Mullet Messiah, Million Muppet March, McRibs, and "Americans"

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Oct 14 2012 10:31 AM ]
In the news: Solar Energy Zone, Fearless Felix finally fell, art-forgery, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Sheriff Dan Houston is in hot water, lust is not a crime, competitive horses are clones, photographs, "Million Muppet March", Cuban Missile Crisis, Check out this "new" T-Rex song!, the McRib, because he has a mullet, Sean Penn and Kid Rock, It's from a squid, Duncan Trussell, E.E. Cummings

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V.20 No.44 |

news

The Daily Word in Bjork, Girl Scout badges, zombie arrests and Grand Theft Auto

By Laura Marrich [ Thu Nov 3 2011 9:58 AM ]
In the news: Tesla coils, Occupy Las Cruces protesters, locavore merit badges, this is all Rick Perry's fault, own property, spying on us, "Zombie march ends in arrests.", Severely creepy, this, frogs in your bagged salad, Sarcastic responses to well-meaning signs, prostitute, calendar wallpaper

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V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

Book Review

Mining Trauma for Riches

Pulitzer winner writes sadness-soaked memoir

Review by John Bear

Thoughts Without Cigarettes

Thoughts Without Cigarettes

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V.20 No.22 |
A rare photo of La Jaula
A rare photo of La Jaula

arts

Pride and La Jaula

Check this band out!

By Summer Olsson [ Thu Jun 2 2011 1:45 PM ]

The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.

They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.

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V.19 No.34 |

news

The Daily Word 08.26.10: Glenn Beck and MLK, uranium drilling, pizza burger

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 26 2010 10:14 AM ]
In the news: giant sea spiders and carnivorous flower sponges, Fire tornado, stimulus money, Glenn Beck, reveals that he's gay, Women of Wal-Mart, German singer, Cigarettes will no longer be free, Uranium drilling, Old man in Santa Fe, farmer's markets, El Paso on Tuesday, cats and dogs in pet stores, Journal apologizes to Juarez, pizza burger

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V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
Flan
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Havana Restaurant

Where salsa is music, Habaneros are people and pork is king

By Ari LeVaux

It came as a surprise to me that Cuban food isn’t spicy, especially since residents of the Cuban capital La Habana bear the name of the famously hot habanero chile pepper. I carried my ignorance all the way to Cuba, where I once lead a group of students to study Cuban agriculture. My expectation for spicy food, coupled with a poor grasp of Spanish, raised eyebrows at a farm when I asked about their pepinos picantes. One of my students explained to me that pepino means cucumber (but c'mon, doesn't pepino kind of sound like "little pepper?").

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V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010
Lynette Chiang shows off her trusty, tiny road companion.
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Author Interview

On a Bicycle Built for Cuba

An Aussie lady bikes around an island

By Patricia Sauthoff

From late 1999 to early 2000, Lynette Chiang traveled by folding bicycle through Cuba. An Australian, Chiang wasn’t subject to the restrictions on visiting Cuba that Americans are, giving readers a detailed look at the forbidden land. Her memoir, The Handsomest Man in Cuba, published in 2007, details her solo travels around the island in a quirky first-person account, taken from Chiang’s diary. The Alibi caught up with Chiang in advance of her rolling through Albuquerque for a slide show presentation and talk.

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V.19 No.19 |

history lesson

DayBird - May 13th

By Geoffrey Anjou [ Thu May 13 2010 5:02 PM ]

1787 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts to establish a penal colony in Australia.

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V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010

Music

Golden Sounds

By Mel Minter [ Sat Apr 24 2010 12:00 PM ]

Trombonist, percussionist, composer and arranger César Bauvallet spent his childhood immersed in the sones, danzones, boleros and cha-cha-chas of Cuba’s Golden Era of Musica veritable explosion of traditional music whose romance and rhythms found their way into jazz and popular music around the world. Bauvallet’s father, Daniel, was at the heart of that era, and his performances as a singer in Havana nightclubs helped to define the essence of the music for generations. The tradition continues with César Bauvallet y TradicionesSteve Figueroa (piano), Paul Gonzales (trumpet), Janet Harman (bass), Victor Rodriguez (congas, bongos and vocals) and Tomás White (timbale)who savor the heart, soul and intoxicating romance of the Afro-Cuban legacy. Tonight they perform at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and students and $15 for general admission. Call (505) 268-0044 for more information.

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V.19 No.16 | 4/22/2010
Omar Sosa
Omar Sosa

Music

Omar Sosa Tonight

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Thu Apr 15 2010 5:01 PM ]

In this week’s music section, Mel Minter writes, Cuban pianist, marimbist and composer Omar Sosa plays up and down the tree of music, sounding its deepest African roots and the greenest buds in its ever-spreading canopy. Every note summons listeners to a joyful ceremony of communion.” Read the rest of the story here. Omar Sosa’s Afreecanos perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). For Tickets, $30 to $25 for members and students, call 268-0044.

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V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
Omar Sosa stresses the importance of having fun.
Yannick Perrin

Spotlight

A Joyful Ceremony

Pianist Omar Sosa’s Afreecanos Quartet communes with the spirits

By Mel Minter

Cuban pianist, marimbist and composer Omar Sosa plays up and down the tree of music, sounding its deepest African roots and the greenest buds in its ever-spreading canopy. Every note summons listeners to a joyful ceremony of communion.

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V.18 No.43 | 10/22/2009
“Globalization Bridge” from   The Cold War Is Over Let’s Enjoy Globalization   by Abel Barroso

Gallery Review

Cuban Convergence

Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo

By Santiago Miranda

Impressions of Cuban culture are typically confined to two extremesan island dystopia vs. an idyllic people frozen in time. The exhibition Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, now at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, challenges these notions by peeling back the protective coating to offer a rare glimpse of contemporary Cuban art. The exhibition brings together the work of 40 artists who are creating within Cuba, employing an array of media and themes. 

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