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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1

Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.

The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."

Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016
dave via Morguefile

Event Horizon

(rescheduled) Dance, Dahling, Dance

Tuesday, Mar 29: DIY Lap Dancing

Learn the hands on skills, practice and techniques and simple, safe chair bondage, in a playful, encouraging environment. For all genders and body types.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
compfight.com

Event Horizon

Nerd Out in More Ways Than One

Saturday, Feb 13: Comic Book Shakespeare

A hands-on workshop leads participants through creating their own manga/graphic version of Hamlet's soliloquy, 'To be or not to be.'
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Have a sip at Old Town Creative Studios.
Blake Driver

Art Scenester

Sip, Paint, Repeat

Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

Book Review

Déjà-glued

Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Christian Ristow’s “The Hand of Man”
Dwight Eschliman

Arts Feature

Makers Make Their Mark at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

More than just an afternoon's amusement, the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a full-on movement.
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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Sarah Mowrey
Rusty Rutherford

Arts Feature

Two Broads Don’t Walk Into a Comedy Club

Local comics thrive against the odds

With no big comedy club in town, how has the local comedy scene managed to flourish?
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Bridgette Bullock’s art hangs at the Wagon Wheel
Erik Gamlem

Art Scenester

Folk Art, Punk Approach

Bridgette Bullock’s in-your-face embroidery livens up the walls at a local DIY venue.
V.22 No.11 |
Mark Beyer

Music

MaximumCaterwaul reports on the state of the scene

DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul joins live music fanatic Mike Smith in providing Alibi readers with 505 music scene reportage. Between these two cats, our readers are getting the best that Albuquerque music journalism has to offer. Read all about it in the inaugural mega-installment of MAXIMUMCATERWAUL. Scope related A/V below.

V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Aural Fixation

Resonating at a Higher Frequency

Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo

Geoffrey Plant reports on maker and musician Hector Peña’s passion for creating useful art and a movement to get the Southwest inducted into Cigar Box Nation.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

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Autumn Chacon

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Gallup / Burque gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com


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Autumn Chacon

Flyer on the Wall

Gallup / Burque Gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
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V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012

news

The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan

The Daily Word

State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.

There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.

Way to go, N.M. organ donors!

Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.

Slinky blows physics’ mind.

The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.

Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.

Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.

Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.

Santa Muerte.

Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.

How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.

31 rad DIY projects.

The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.

V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
“Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes,” digitally stitched photo by D. Bryon Darby

Art News

ISEA, USEA, We All See Emergent Art Forms in Burque

An international symposium and its underground offshoot

Cultural geographer Ronald Horvath wasn’t thinking of a specific place when he conjured the concept of “machine wilderness” in the ’60s. It helped him describe what he saw taking place across the American Southwest, as technology gradually transfigured the feral landscape. But the phrase describes New Mexico well. And it’s the driving force behind this year’s International Symposium on Electronic Art, taking place here in Albuquerque in September.
V.21 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word with a clean sweep for Santorum, marriage for everyone and sexy Valentine DIY

The Daily Word

Despite the sweater-vests (or maybe because of them?) Rick Santorum wins all three of last night's contests.

Mitt Romney hasn't answered any questions from voters in three weeks.

Federal appeals court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Chicago vehicle stickers may contain gang signs.

A&E's new western series Longmire to be filmed in northern New Mexico.

Florida public school teacher being investigated after referring to her Haitian students as "chocolate that nobody wanted."

Senators approve a bill allowing unmanned drones access to US airspace.

Shake-and-bake meth.

In the history of Valentine's Day, I've never seen a sexier gift.

Randy Travis was arrested.

Just how do you win that rip-off claw grabber game?

Oldest cave paintings EVER!

1980s karate rap video FTW!

Long article on the man who wouldn't die.

These quotation marks sure are suspicious.

R.I.P. Nello Ferrara, inventor of Lemonheads and Atomic FireBalls.

R.I.P. Zalman King, creator of Red Shoe Diaries.

Happy Birthday Audrey Meadows!!!

Today's Events

Flying Debris Show at Alamosa Library

A fun-filled show full of zany stunts, juggling, magic and plenty of comedy.

Summer Reading Concert: Cameron Sutphin at Alamosa Library

Duncing in the Dark • comedy night at Burt's Tiki Lounge

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