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V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016

Event Horizon

He Said, She Said

Sunday, Nov 6: Much Ado About Nothing

By Renee Chavez [ Sat Nov 5 2016 10:00 AM ]
The acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company returns in their 25th anniversary season with one of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies.
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V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
Courtesy of Watsky Instagram

Event Horizon

To Infinity and Beyond

Saturday, Sep 3: Watsky Performs Live

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Sep 1 2016 1:00 PM ]

In search of rap that's about more than hoes and getting turnt at the club? Cruise over to Sunshine Theater on Saturday, Sept. 3, to experience WATSKY, Witt Lowry, Daye Jack and Chuckwudi Hodge. George Watsky is a spoken word artist, rapper, poet and author who has just released his newest studio album, x Infinity, and let me tell ya, he's rad. Don't believe me? Check out his performance as Shakespeare in "Epic Rap Battles of History," the flaming-hot "Whoa Whoa Whoa" from All You Can Do, or the fact that he won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. He tackles complex issues like school shootings, politics, immigration, social media and the bizarreness of the modern human experience with wit and a badass beat. Tickets are $20 for general admission to this all-ages show and doors open at 7pm. Sunshine Theater • Sat Sep 3 • 7pm • $20-$55 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Shakespeare, Giraffe Evolution and Hallucinogens

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue May 17 2016 12:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

Caught red handed! A group of Olympic participants get in trouble for conducting forbidden experiments.

College Shakespeare professors are probably going bonkers over this. A London archaeological team proves their geometry knowledge and reveals a chunk of history no one knew was missing.

Technological advancements sometimes give me the heebie-jeebies. I remain skeptical about this “safe” form of texting while driving.

These gentle giants have genes specially designed for pumping blood two meters up to the brain. Good work, natural selection. Scientists decode the genome to learn more about these mysterious creatures.

Thanks, Obama.

Lake Michigan is shrinking substantially, leaving only a few feet of sand on the community's beloved dog beach. Still think global warming is a myth?

There's a fine line between good intentioned and stupid and these guys crossed it. Keep the wildlife wild, ya dummies. Poor Bison baby was doing just fine before you insisted on knowing what was best for him.

Never lose hope, but if you do, never underestimate the power of magic mushrooms. Psychedelic experiences might be the cure for the incurable.

V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
Caroline Patz
Bob Jesser

Theater Review

Forget Love, Juliet Wants Life

The women of Shakespeare question their maker

By Maggie Grimason
Just as she unsheathes her dagger and prepares to kill herself there is a full pause. Juliet wants to live.
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V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
compfight.com

Event Horizon

Nerd Out in More Ways Than One

Saturday, Feb 13: Comic Book Shakespeare

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Feb 11 2016 11:00 AM ]
A hands-on workshop leads participants through creating their own manga/graphic version of Hamlet's soliloquy, 'To be or not to be.'
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V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
Martin Droeshout - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Event Horizon

The Most Expensive Book in the World

Wednesday, Jan 27: What Is the First Folio Anyway, and Why Should We Care?

By Renee Chavez [ Mon Jan 25 2016 12:00 PM ]
Shakespeare's first folio is on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art for the month of February.
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V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
Jo Anne Fredrikson

Culture Shock

Do you believe in ... theater?

Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Big flood = the perfect time for a boat ride?
courtesy of Kevin Fedarko

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Reckless endangerment

Adventure runs high, Hamlet goes for the testosterone, and vintage baubles keep things pretty in this week’s Culture Shock.
V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013

Stage Whispers

Twain mocks art from grave

Let’s hear it for the old dead dudes of drama in these three hilarious Albuquerque comedies.
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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V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .
Photos by Alan Mitchell

Arts

All hail the bard

By Sam Adams [ Fri Aug 3 2012 5:47 PM ]

The Vortex Theatre is on its last weekend of shows in its last installment of the Will Power series—a run of Shakespearean productions. Leigh Hile reviewed The Winter’s Tale in this week’s Alibi. Check out her write-up to see why this might be one of the best slices of Shakespeare you’ll catch this year. Then head to one of the remaining three performances, including tonight’s at 7:30 p.m.

Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .
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Performance Review

In the Head of Winter

Vortex cures a case of bipolar Shakespeare

By Leigh Hile
Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale is a fascinating yet problematic play. But director Paul Ford boldly tackles its challenges in The Vortex’s final installment of Will Power, the theater’s annual summer Shakespeare festival.
V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
“Welcome to the Col. Kurtz Crazy Ex-Military Guy Training Camp. Step one: Shave your head.”

Film Review

Coriolanus

Ralph Fiennes takes Shakespeare’s most obscure tragedy and adds a lot of firepower

By Devin D. O’Leary

I’m not sure there was ever anything edgy or avant-garde about staging a Shakespeare play in modern day. Even if there was at one time, we can probably agree that’s no longer the case. In fact, setting Macbeth in postapocalyptic Detroit or Romeo and Juliet in whatever era you find stuffed in the community theater’s prop closet is so commonplace now that seeing a Shakespeare play in full 16th century regalia is becoming the rarity.

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V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

Film

Film Review: Anonymous

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Fri Nov 4 2011 1:54 PM ]

Speculating on whether Shakespeare actually penned the plays for which he is justifiably famous is the academic equivalent of wondering if Elvis is still alive. Famous people aren’t allowed to simply expire—they must be resurrected via silly conspiracy theories concerning their life, their death and the veracity of both. Now, Roland Emmerich, the blockbuster filmmaker who gave us Stargate and Independence Day, weighs in on the Shakespeare conspiracy.

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V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
“We are not amused.”

Film Review

Anonymous

Shakespeare was a fraud, says the man who showed us space aliens building the pyramids

By Devin D. O’Leary

Speculating on whether Shakespeare actually penned the plays for which he is justifiably famous is the academic equivalent of wondering if Elvis is still alive. Famous people aren’t allowed to simply expire—they must be resurrected via silly conspiracy theories concerning their life, their death and the veracity of both. It doesn’t matter if the figures are historical (Abraham Lincoln, Jack the Ripper) or pop cultural (Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur): The unwashed masses will keep them alive with talk of murder, scandal, cover-up and conspiracy. (Michael Jackson, shake hands with Marilyn Monroe.) Very often, these conspiracies involve some preposterous leaps of logic—up to and including alien intervention.

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