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V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017

Valentine Poetry

Amorous Verbiage

Sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Weekly Alibi offers up some sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts.

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V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017
African Drumming
Mary Teresa Herrera

Event Horizon

The Beat of Time

Saturday, Feb 4: A Journey Through Black Music

By August March [ Fri Feb 3 2017 10:00 AM ]
Performances from WaMba African Drummers, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, dancer Trey "Vision" Pickett and vocalists Tracey Whitney, Zenobia Conkerite and Raven Rutherford.
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V.26 No.5 | 2/2/2017
kid

Kids

Through Dissent, Strength and Humor

How to raise your daughter in Donald Trump’s America

By Desmond Fox
You would do these cool, fun and common sense things anyway, but Trump reminds you why.
V.26 No.3 | 01/19/2017
KiMo Theater courtesy of Karen Blaha
/ Creative Commons

Anniversary Interview

Less of an Interview, More of a Love Letter

By Rini Grammer [ Tue Jan 24 2017 3:31 PM ]

What do Alfred Hitchcock, Bryan Cranston, The Nutcracker and Finding Nemo have in common? The KiMo! Albuquerque's premier historical theater is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and N.M. State Register of Cultural Properties. It's also an Albuquerque Historic Landmark.

The KiMo was created by immigrant Oreste Bachechi (the entrepreneur and owner of the Bachechi Open Space property) and designed by Carl Boller of the Boller Brothers architecture firm, based in Kansas City, Mo. Erected in 1927 (opening on Sept. 19, 1927), with an Art Deco-Pueblo Revival Style, the KiMo was named after the Tewa word for mountain lion as suggested by the Isleta Pueblo governor at the time, Pablo Abeita. One of the most well-known and intriguing stories about the KiMo is the explosion of 1951: a terrible accident resulting in the death of one child who is now said to haunt the building. The staff tends to the spirit of the boy, Bobby Darnall, by leaving him gifts and offerings—like toys and candy—in the backstage stairwell.

The theater became decrepit after a fire in the 1960s and was meant to be destroyed until a bond passed by voters in Albuquerque in 1977, allowing the city to purchase the building and renovate the space. Now it serves the community as one of the paramount cultural centers of the city.

The celebration of the 90th anniversary for the building begins at 7pm on Friday, Jan. 27, with author Douglas Preston discussing his novel. The Lost City of the Monkey God is about the legend of a 500-year-old cursed, city, where anyone who enters dies. For a full list of 90th anniversary events, continue to follow the KiMo event calendar and visit www.kimotickets.com.

V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
J. Chavez at Wolf Creek
Renee Chavez

Winter Guide

Winter is Coming

Pray to the old gods and the new for snow

By Renée Chavez
We have winter weather conditions, costs, travel time and gear.
V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016

Event Horizon

Get Low

Saturday, Nov 5: Orale Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico

By Joshua Lee [ Fri Nov 4 2016 10:00 AM ]
Don Usner, Kate Ware and Daniel Kosharek discuss their book centered around the beautiful photography book that pays homage to an enduring but evolving cultural tradition.
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V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

Event Horizon

Heritage, Past and Present

Monday, Oct 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

By Monica Schmitt [ Sun Oct 9 2016 11:00 AM ]
Students of the Native American Community Academy express what it means to be Indigenous in their eyes through story, song and dance.
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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

Event Horizon

OPA!

Friday, Sep 30: Grecian Festival

By Desiree Garcia [ Thu Sep 29 2016 12:00 PM ]
Taste authentic Greek cuisine, watch dancers streaming by in colorful costumes, enjoy browsing imported jewelry, gifts, foods and pastries, and tour the St. George Church.
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V.25 No.34 | 8/25/2016
2007 Zozobra

Zozobra

Burn, Baby, Burn!

Cast your troubles away with Zozobra

By August March
Old Man Gloom burns away everyone’s troubles next week. Be there or be square.
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longing man
Rob M

Zozobra

Offerings to the Flames

A selection of regrets from Burqueños to be burned after reading

A selection of regrets from Burqueños to be burned after reading.
V.25 No.26 | 6/30/2016
Worst In Show
Rob M

Freedom

Worst in Show

Legalize it, you dopes

By Joshua Lee
Legalizing cannabis would help the economy and the people of New Mexico, writes Joshua Lee.
Bombs Over Renee
Rob M

Freedom

Breathtaking Bombs

New Mexico Tech destroys to build

By Renée Chavez
Managing Editor Renee Chavez explores New Mexico Tech's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Oaxacan Old Fashioned
Ian McKay

The Cocktailian

Oaxacan Old Fashioned

Bebidas nuevas-antiguas at Mezcal Tequileria

By Ian McKay
Mezcal is a new agave spirit focused open-air venue. They feature over 80 tequilas, mezcals and sotols, cocktails based on these and a food truck parked out front that serves tacos and tapas.
V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
booze
Ian McKay

The Cocktailian

Did You Just Call Me Coltrane?

Check out the Negroni’s sister at Sister Bar

By Ian McKay
Behind every good cocktail is at least one good story.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

The Daily Word in Money, Outer Space and the death of Prince

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 21 2016 11:34 AM ]
The Daily Word

Another white actor gets a role playing an Asian character.

Let's hope you're not 110% pure rage like me (just kidding, I got 39%).

Bernie Sanders is psychic? No, he's just logical, you nitwit.

That little voice inside your head is actually just your littlest voice.

Wanna go on a trip to the Pussy Vortex with rapper Dio Ganhdih?

Hillary Clinton talks about her “greatest regret” again.

Gwyneth Paltrow (and Beyonce, sources say) learned choreography from one of the toughest teachers of this century.

One local school is looking to change it's name.

NASA talks about the loneliest lil' planet that ever was.

Off to space we go! Again! Hopefully we won't crash this time!

Not only will the 20 dollar bill be updated, but the five and 10, too! Wow!

And the world lost a true talent last night, Prince.

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