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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

Feature

A History of Balloon Fiesta

How media marketing transformed the autumn sky

By August March
August March delves into the storied history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
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Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival

Festival Preview

Outsider Art Thrives in Shiprock

Indie/electro/punk fest as Native soundtrack

By August March
August March delivers deets on the 4th annual Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival happening this weekend in Shiprock, N.M.
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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
AZ/NM poster art by Jeremy “Eyerock” Arviso (detail)

Culture Shock

Crossing the line

Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.
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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
It’ll be just like this. But different.
Image courtesy of enchantmentburn.com

Arts Feature

“Be as Weird as You Want”

Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)

By Mike Smith
New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.
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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Michael Henningsen circa Bad Touch Uncle
Fran Hopper

In Memoriam

Hennyfest

By Carl Petersen
Wherein Alibi publisher Carl Petersen waxes nostalgic about beloved Alibi alum and musician Michael Henningsen in preview of a sonic celebration of his life.
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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
CC BY Julian Jensen

Festival News

Summer At Warp Speed

By August March
Wherein August March traces the history of subcultural footwear in preview of the Vans Warped Tour.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
CC BY Madeleine Holland

Summer Guide 2014

Southwest Summer Fests

An Alibi guide to enchanted N.M. travel

By August March
Summer is a time to celebrate, and August March is here to tell you how to do it properly.
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V.22 No.45 |
"UNM @ Night" still
Kamiomedia
"UNM @ Night" still

film

Hour of the Lobo

Nightlight short illuminates UNM

By Rebecca Gonzales [ Wed Nov 6 2013 10:39 PM ]

Kamiomedia
"UNM @ Night"
In the mood for something a bit artsy and altogether local?

Kamiomedia recently released a short media production titled “UNM @ Night.” The short spotlights a variety of beautiful scenes on Albuquerque’s favorite campus—sorry CNM Suncats, but I’m a Lobo—from within the mantle of midnight.

The Kamiomedia video team—Kyle Maier, Amie Gibson and Rico Ramirez—captured images reminiscent of a light show. In some instances, the filmmakers demonstrate their creative expertise by highlighting the glowing colors of campus with special effects like a fisheye lens and slow motion. And nearly all Kamiomedia productions feature original music by the trio themselves. This brief cinematic outing is only one example among many works by the visual and musical artistic collective.

Sometimes I fail to fully appreciate the beauty of my own campus, and this short film gave me a fresh appreciation for UNM's eclectic visual landscape—natural fall color juxtaposed with bright neon. If you have three minutes to spare, check it out below.

Speaking of UNM and short films, swing by the Southwest Film Center—located in the Student Union Building—on Nov. 9 for the second annual UNM Student Film Festival—where more sublime cinematic treats await you.

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V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Comedy superstar Reggie Watts can be a hard man to track down.
Noah Kalina
Comedy superstar Reggie Watts can be a hard man to track down.

Comedy

Finding Reggie Watts

An Albuquerque comedian’s adventures in Denver

By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Sep 3 2013 2:01 PM ]
Comedy maven Genevieve Mueller went looking for Reggie Watts, but she found something a lot bigger.
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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Cast and crew of As You Like It from last year’s Youth Summer Shakespeare Intensive production

Arts Feature

Summertime Theater Dreams

By Leigh Hile
Leigh Hile reports on youth theater, The Vortex and The Bard.
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Show Up!

Old Neon and Mercury Rising

Rockabilly on the Route serves up sonic sizzle

By Captain America
Music writer Captain America illuminates this weekend’s inaugural Rockabilly on the Route fest. Head out to Tucumcari for Wanda Jackson, classic cars, a pin-up contest and more.
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V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
Bellydancers at the 2010 festival
courtesy of OFFCenter
Bellydancers at the 2010 festival

Alibi Picks

We Art the People

Huge puppets, acrobats and crafts galore

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Sep 9 2011 3:00 PM ]

Giant puppet samba parade? Say no more; I’m there. OFFCenter Community Arts Project is throwing its ninth annual folk art festival, We Art the People, on Sunday in Robinson Park (Eighth Street and Central NW). In addition to the parade, a family of jugglers, acrobats and magicians known as Clan Tynker will be running around spreading merriment. The daylong event—including a Rogue Bindis belly dance performance, the Cajun rhythm and blues of Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff’s Swamp Fried Duo, bluegrass by Holy Water & Whiskey, and a crafting tent with supplies for kids and adults—is free. The only thing you might spend dough on is the work of more than 90 self-taught folk and community artists.

A Clan Tynker cyclist
courtesy of OFFCenter
A Clan Tynker cyclist

OFFCenter says the sale of OFFCenter products, baked goods and yard sale items at this event will benefit the nonprofit and its low-income and/or homeless artists throughout the year. Also a portion of the food sales from the day is being donated to OFFCenter by the mobile vendors.

Your little one might make a new pet.
courtesy of OFFCenter
Your little one might make a new pet.
Ah! Giant puppet!
courtesy of OFFCenter
Ah! Giant puppet!
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
A member of Los Voladores
Photo courtesy of El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Art News

¡México Tiempo!

Four men fling themselves off of a 30-meter pole and swing around and around, tethered to the top by ropes. A fifth performer balances on the end of the pole, dancing on one foot and playing the flute. These are Los Voladores, or the flying men of Veracruz. Their thousand-year-old ritual is just part of the ¡Viva México! this weekend at Rancho de las Golondrinas.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Fuensanta La Moneta

Festival Preview

¡Viva Bailar!

Flamenco festival brings home the passion and soul of Spain

By Summer Olsson
Festival Flamenco Internacional 2011 is upon us. Jose Maya and his company, who hail from Madrid, Spain, are some of this year’s guests. Eva Encinias Sandoval says that Maya is an icon. “Flamenco artists are on a real high level of notoriety there, in Spain, so these artists that are coming are young, but very, very renowned ... he’s like a rock star.”
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