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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival

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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.39 | 9/25/2014

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Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

By August March
From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.
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V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
Ian Anderson, front and center, with his wildly Jethro Tull-literate band
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Passion Play of a Wandering Man

Tull’s Anderson mulls past and present

By August March
Alibi music stringer August March interviews Ian Anderson, the prime mover of prog-rock icon Jethro Tull, about his new solo work, his legendary career and retaining hope for humanity.
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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
Jennifer Frautschi will get to relax ABQ-style when the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival comes to Burque.
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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Another Round in the Chamber

Shhh ... don’t tell Santa Fe, but the Chamber Music Festival comes here, too

By Patricia Sauthoff
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Culture

Is Yoga American?

By Novalis [ Wed Jul 21 2010 2:12 PM ]

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).

V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
“Coronacion de la Virgen,” Maria Sena

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Afterlife Remixed

Two Albuquerque artists take an unconventional approach to visions of death

By Samara Alpern
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“Lure/Forest,” Beili Liu

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Cool Threads

516 gussies itself up in Unraveling Tradition and Restoration

By Patricia Sauthoff
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