Alibi V.25 No.9 • March 3-9, 2016

Hidden Temple of Pizza

Firenze serves up a mean pie if you can find it

Criminy. I literally moaned. Right there with my windows down in the dark behind a pizzeria.

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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War of ART

Will the Rapid Transit system save or kill ABQ?

Plans for the a rapid transit system along Central have caused controversy and concern among local businesses.

Downtown Gets a Facelift

The city’s plans for renovation start this year

Albuquerque’s downtown has major renovations in different stages of development, some of which you'll be seeing signs of this year.

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Zootopia

Disney turns an animal utopia on its ear in this savvy, sociological crime caper

Disney addresses some surprisingly topical issues in funny animal cartoon Zootopia.

Reel World

The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest seeks films, Jewish films from France hit CCA Cinematheque, Banff Mountain Film Fest comes ot KiMo

Week in Sloth

ABC gets Biblical with “Of Kings and Prophets,” PBS says cheerio to “Downton Abbey,” Viceland premieres with “F*ck, That’s Delicious.”

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Kesha Controversy Concerns

Music industry still a wasteland of misogyny, shattered dreams

The music industry is still a wasteland of misogyny and shattered dreams

Sonic Reducer

Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant listens to new music by Rampant Egos, Rabbit Wilde and AJ Woods

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Honoring Blood and Culture

The artistic legacy of a matriarchal dynasty

A three generational dynasty of women, while inherently bound by blood and culture, is divergent and unconstrained by the traditions established by their matriarch or pueblo.

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

Alibi V.25 No.7 • Feb 18-24, 2016

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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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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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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…