Alibi V.13 No.16 • April 15-21, 2004 

Culture Shock

For the last two decades, the fine folks at the Albuquerque Arts Alliance have honored the best and brightest lights in the Albuquerque arts community by bestowing them with the prestigious Bravos Award. This year the awards ceremony will be held at the Albuquerque Marriott.

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Gallery Preview

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Spring Alternative Gallery Hop

When local artist Sherlock Terry recently scored a small grant to help pay for his artistic endeavors, he vowed to spread the wealth among the local alternative arts community. He decided to get a bunch of noncommercial art venues together, most of them centered around Downtown, and organize a gallery hop.

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Art Magnified

Writer in the Window

Guild Cinema

She is, by all accounts, a very wise woman. Georgelle's been answering random questions posed to her by strangers for two solid decades in bookstores from New York to California. You might've seen the questions, and her often witty responses, posted in the window of the Book Stop in Nob Hill or, more recently, in the window of Crane's Bill Books. This Thursday, April 15, Georgelle will make a live appearance at the Guild Cinema to answer your questions about everything from sex to God to the nature of evil to break dancing. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 255-1848.

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Art Magnified

Dreams and Scenes

Java Joe's Coffeehouse

Next time you're over at Java Joe's scarfing a bagel and slurping some Joe, cast your eyes to the walls. Two local lady artists, Zelda Gatuskin and Veekee Eha, have decorated the inner sanctum of this famous Downtown hangout with some very killer cool art. Gatuskin supplies some inventive photo collages to the mix, while Eha contributes some animated watercolor paintings. Their show will only run through the month of April, so catch it now before it's too late. For details, call Java Joe's at 765-1514.

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Book Review

The Hermit Kingdom

The Last Paradise: North Korea

I am a foreign exchange student from S. Korea. It's sad that I always have to put an ’S' in front of my country. I wish I could just write "Korea" without an initial indicating we are a divided nation. Whenever I introduce myself to people here, they usually ask whether I am from South or North Korea. I guess many Americans don't know that North Koreans can't even leave their own country. So, yes, I am from South Korea. To tell you the truth, I don't often dwell on how we are divided. I wish we were united, but in South Korea, at least, we are doing just fine and everything seems pretty good for now.

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Speed Reader

The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change

The Innuit know it. The scientists know it. You and I know it. The only people who don't seem to have a clue are quarantined in the Bush administration. In an entertaining fashion, Wohlforth chronicles the ways in which both scientists and indigenous people are attempting to find solutions to this looming problem.

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Image courtesy of Evan Zimmerman, Murphymade

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What's the Buzz?

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar's four-night run at Popejoy Hall commences on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:30pm and continues through the weekend with an Oct. 18 performance at 7:30pm. There are two performances of the Grammy Award-winning pop opera on Saturday, Oct. 19 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 8pm as well as two shows on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2pm and at 6:30pm. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice wrote this one so, in concert with a national touring company, expect some high class musical hijinks as seen through the eyes of Judas, the most unreliable narrator of all time. Plenty of super-cool songs populate the narrative, including stuff you may vaguely recall from childhood if your folks were also going to guitar mass when the double-album version of this first appeared in American pop culture in the early to mid-1970s. Tickets for this all-ages theatrical experience cost between $58 and $98, so render unto Caesar and all that.

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The Queen

Queen Aries Tributes The Women Of Soul

The Queen Of Las Vegas pays tribute to such legends as Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Aretha Franklin and many more.
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Seven and Seven

Virtue and Vice

A pop-up exhibit featuring visual representations of the seven virtues and seven deadly sins with a mini artist market and performance by A Cluster Of Funks. Light refreshments are available.
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