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Saturday, Jan 28: Elvis Impersonation Contest
The King is Back
Friday, Apr 8: Elvis Live
Old Town Set to Rock and Roll for Elvis Live on the Plaza
The crowd may be "All Shook Up" when the King's music is celebrated in historic Old Town on Friday, April 8 from 5 to 8pm .
The Bar Stars, formed by pro bassist Donny Tesso, winner of the recent 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the New Mexico Hispano Music Association, will perform "live" karaoke featuring a diverse repertoire that includes music from the 1950s to today, including a lot of Elvis' huge hits like "Love Me Tender," "Return to Sender" and many more. Band members include the very talented Joe Galle on guitar, Andy Polling on drums, and Ramiro "Rum" Rodriguez on the keyboard.
These days, it's likely that only our senior citizens in Albuquerque actually remember when Elvis performed at the old Armory in April of 1956. At that time his first single, "Heartbreak Hotel," that was climbing Billboard's Top 100 chart.
While he was here in 1956, Elvis stayed at the Bottger Hotel (now called Bottger Mansion) right in Old Town.
Elvis wannabes can sign up to sing Elvis tunes karaoke style and sing along with the band as they bring back memories of why Elvis' music was so popular across the world.
Hacienda del Rio will offer burgers, including green chile cheeseburgers, chips, bottled beverages and more for purchase to sate appetites and thirsts, and the whole family can have fun in Albuquerque's oldest community while reminiscing about the "good old days."
To celebrate the eras of Elvis, the Albuquerque Classic Chevy Club will be showcasing some of their timeless cars, so cruise on by and take in these beautifully restored classics.
The event is free, but you can expect a fun time for Elvis Live on the Plaza!
The Daily Word In Chocolate Chip Cookie Hair Ties, Pomeranian Elvis And Coca-Cola Milk.
Our kids are dancing! They’re dancing and focusing and doing their chores! Hallelujah!
Here, let Tony Blair show you how to pose gracefully for a Christmas card.
A former UPS employee is suing the company for allegedly firing her for being pregnant.
Science says alcohol gives us energy and we’ve probably been drinking it for millions of years! Cheers!
Coca-Cola will soon sell milk! And by the looks of their advertisements, that milk is going to be sexy! LOL. LOL. LOL.
This Pomeranian dressed like Elvis understands life better than any of us ever will.
Japan-based company makes realistic looking, creepy food jewelry. We want the spaghetti necklace, banana hair clip and chocolate chip cookie hair tie!
Save nudity and “pornography” for Coca-Cola milk products, Florida!
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #290: I’m playing guitar with an Elvis impersonator.
I'm in a band, playing on stage with B, an Elvis impersonator. My guitar strap is loose. I take off my white Strat and put it on B as I continue to play the song, a rocker, while he stands there wearing it. As the audience cheers and applauds, I grab B's hair and make him take some bows.
Eva Blaylock does the shuffle
Pan!c and Suicide Lanes bassist Eva Blaylock put her iTunes on shuffle and meditated on the resulting random tracks in this week’s Song Roulette. Blaylock performs in new Elvis tribute trio Jumpsuit, along with Nate Daly and Jim Phillips, on Friday night.
I saw Suicide Lanes perform at Burt’s a couple years ago and had to compliment Blaylock on the performance. When I got up close, I realized I also needed to praise her fully fashioned stockings. But what I took for rad hosiery is actually a tattoo. She says the idea for the tattoo came from her grandmother’s recollections of painting on her seams to stay fashionable during wartime rationing of nylons.
with CanyonLands, Killjoy & The Cutthroats, DJ Mello and Huron Valley Listening Club
Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m.
2823 Second Street NW
Tickets: $5, 21-and-over
Eva Blaylock’s Random Tracks
The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown
Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!
Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.
Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.
Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.
Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?
I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.
McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.
The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.
Women's health experts discuss birth control.
Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.
Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?
New bat species discovered in Vietnam.
After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.
Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.
Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)
"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.
Say it with me: umami
The Daily Word in the NM film industry, voter fraud, a shriner car accident and Costa Rican red light cameras
In Costa Rica, the burden is on the driver to check if they've been cited by a red light camera.
Photo gallery of vintage Soviet cars, including the Zaz, which appears to be driving in reverse all the time.
Short documentary on the Occupy Wall Street community.
Meanwhile, some participants in Occupy Albuquerque are being accused of spitting on people....
The state of the New Mexico film industry.
A woman in Texas is upset not just because she was arrested, handcuffed and possibly having a heart attack but also because the cop refused to turn off Rush Limbaugh's radio show in his cruiser.
Ohio Amish "hair and beard attacks."
Elvis and his bullet-proof corset.
It’s Elvis Time
How The King’s Christmas album saves my sanity
Say what you like about Elvis—culture thief; sad, boozy drug addict; cheese sandwich—but the man had a voice that could soothe volcanoes, particularly the volcano that is my head during the 29 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a time when every single store in the country, from Nordstrom to 7-Eleven, feels obligated to play Christmas music. And it’s not even the good stuff. As far as I can tell, no one except little kids enjoys hearing syrupy, cutesy “Jingle Bell Rock” played ad nauseam. Last year I made an obnoxious and totally doomed pledge to not shop anywhere Christmas music was playing. I should have stocked up on groceries in October.
Is Yoga American?
Today there is no longer an argument. Yoga is a cultural force and a booming industry. But is it American? Stefanie Syman, author of the compelling and exhaustive cultural history of yoga in America, The Subtle Body: The Story Of Yoga In America, says yes. She’ll be in New Mexico on Friday, July 30 (details below) to make the case and field questions. Until that times, here’s a few teasers from the depths of yoga-Americana—
• Ralph Waldo Emerson was a fan of yoga and wrote a poem called “Brahma” in the first issue of the Atlantic Monthly, but he didn't practice.
• Elvis did yoga (and sang about it) in a movie.
• In 1948, Life featured a photo essay of Marilyn Monroe doing yoga poses.
• President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret became so captivated with yoga that she moved to India and spent the rest of her life on an ashram.
• And let’s not forget the 60’s electric fascination with yoga & sitar. Media darlings like the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Timothy Leary, and Ram Dass helped to popularize the discipline.
• Nowadays, the Obamas feature yoga on the White House lawn.
Syman will be joined by Mark Singelton from St. John's College in Santa Fe, whose book Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice traces how postures, traditionally a relatively obscure aspect of yoga, came to define it.
Spiros Antonopoulos (Ashtanga Yoga Albuquerque | Souljerky) will be your host and guide down these rivers of yogic adventure. Local yoga teacher and entrepreneur Meta Hirschl (Yoga Now), author of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers is scheduled to give a brief introduction.
You can hear Stefanie Syman on NPR (To the Best of Our Knowledge, On Point), or on Expanding Mind (with Erik Davis). And you can read her latest post on the Wall Street Journal's blog (about Tantra, Sting, & Lady Gaga).