Alibi V.25 No.8 • Feb 25-March 2, 2016

Eddie The Eagle

Sporting biopic sticks strictly to the bunny hill, but it’s a crowd-pleaser nonetheless

British ski jumper chases unlikely Olympic dreams in formualic, feel-good film Eddie the Eagle.

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A Show Unlike Any Other

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy lives the dream in Once

In anticipation of the eight time Tony Award winning show’s opening night in our city, Maggie Grimason was lucky enough to speak with Once colead Mackenzie Lesser-Roy.

Once Lost, Twice Found

Sam Cieri on life, music and Broadway’s bright lights

August March chatted with the up and coming Once colead, Sam Cieri, ahead of his production's stop at Popejoy Hall.

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Council Considers Group Hugs

Unanimous decisions fill session

The City Council passed all debated items unanimously and then went into closed-door executive session to discuss pending litigation with PNM.

Newscity

In the news: US Marshals, Burque’s CPOA acts and bonuses are better than donuts.

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It’s All About YOU

“Party prog” quartet progresses

Self described “party prog” quartet YOU has their listeners’ minds in mind. Alibi spoke with YOU members Eric Lisausky and Hiram Camp as they prepared to hit the road for you and for everyone else who likes to listen.

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Reel World

Las Cruces film fest welcomes Danny Trejo, “Midnight Texas” wants actors, “In an Ancient Village” screens at Hispanic Cultural Center.

Oscar Odds

“The Oscars” on ABC

What are the odds on this year’s Academy Award contenters? We turn to the oddsmakers for answers.

Week in Sloth

“Full House” returns as “Fuller House” on Netflix, Joe R. Lansdale’s “Hap and Leonard” comes to Sundance.

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The Collectors of Movement

Keshet celebrates dance's power and diversity at new festival

Keshet Dance Company's Rio Grande Movement Collectors Festival brings together a diverse troupe of far flung dancers.

Get Thee Downtown

In March, Downtown awakens

This March, the galleries that cover Albuquerque's Downtown corridor are showcasing a range of thoughtful exhibitions that make visiting the historic Downtown sphere well worth it.

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Asian Sensation

Ambiguous Asian restaurant delivers deliciousness

After I paid my bill, I waddled quickly off into the night. My belly was now full and warm, as was my heart.

Alibi V.25 No.7 • Feb 18-24, 2016

Grabbing the Mystery

Garo Antreasian illuminates his life and his art

A week before his 94th birthday, Garo Antreasian sat down with Maggie Grimason to discuss his past work, his current inspirations and his recent publication, Reflections on Life and Art.

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Newscity

This week in Newscity: APD’s new Use of Force policy, the State legislature and weed, plus abortion foes continue their assault on New Mexico healthcare providers.

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Only in Oaxaca

Alejandra Robles at Teatro Alcalá

Alibi music correspondent Robin Babb continues to explore the sonic scene in Mexico.

No Infinite Sadness Here

While rockin’ through the week

Why be infinitely sad when you can rock out instead? Check out this week’s Show Up! for solutions.

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The Witch

Historical horror combines pilgrims and paranoia

When it’s dealing in spiritual and psychological ambiguity, The Witch casts a powerful spell. When it settles on more concrete boogeymen, it loses a lot of its grim impact.

Reel World

Jeff Berg presents Hollywood film clips produced on or near Route 66, the Italian Film & Culture Festival returns, Kimo shows several movies made from books, and you can sneak a preview of the "Hap and Leonard" premiere.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

The Breaks is about to become a weekly series, “Conviction” has a lead actress and “The Powerpuff Girls” is returning to Cartoon Network.

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Latitude Adjustment

A Taste of the Caribbean brings the ocean to ABQ

I got to talking to Ed, my server (and probably cook), about the dangers of goat addiction…

Alibi V.25 No.6 • Feb 11-17, 2016

Deadpool

Comic books get comic in R-rated superhero parody

Deadpool will find an audience for its sarcastic humor and bloody mayhem, but it won't be for everyone.

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Interview with an Independent Contractor

If you’re lonely on V-day, remember to keep your hands to yourself

Oftentimes she just tells people she’s a stripper for the sake of being blunt, but for technical reasons, it's actually “independent contractor.”

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Reel World

New Mexico-made film shorts, a workshop on how to sell films and another workshop on post-production.

Ad It Up!

Best/worst Super Bowl ads of 2016

This year’s pileup of multimillion dollar Super Bowl commercials seemed uniformly lackluster.

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Fun All Day, Every Day

GRAFT marks its one year anniversary with Fun-A-Day opening

The parameters of Fun-A-Day are simple: participants repeat a creative process every day for the month of January. In February, an un-juried exhibition is held to showcase the results.

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Newscity

The feds will soon decide the fate of ART funding, there's a bill to remove worker's comp reimbursement for medical cannabis, and the EPA releases their Animas River spill report.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is someone else.

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The Source of All Music

A place in space, also an earthly race

Black Music Through the Ages, Great States at the Launchpad and the blues of Carolyn Wonderland at Low Spirits.

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Getting into the Comfort Zone

Basil Leaf’s Vietnamese comfort food

Basil Leaf is the restaurant you go to if you are in need of comfort food that is a little out of your comfort zone.