Alibi V.16 No.16 • April 19-25, 2007 
Readymade Dance Theatre Company will perform   Version 2.0   this week at cake.

Culture Shock

Fat Slice—Have your cake and eat it too this weekend when the Readymade Dance Theater Company (RDTC) debuts Version 2.0, a streamlined, user-friendly contemporary dance performance choreographed by RDTC founder and director Zsolt Palcza.

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“Portrait of a Female Soldier from Michoacán” by Agustin V. Casasola (1874 - 1938), National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, Gift of Pilsen Neighbors

Gallery Review

Black Mirror

The African Presence in Mexico

The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s newest exhibit, The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present, spans five centuries of Mexico’s “third root,” people of African descent. It's an engrossing and essential exhibit due to the fact that Mexico only officially acknowledged such a legacy in 1992 following the groundbreaking work of anthropologist Dr. Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán. This impressive show opened on March 30 to a culturally diverse record crowd of over 1,000 people. A visit will be well worth your time and energy.

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Book Review

Bombs Away

Buda's Wagon

Products like the iPod, brands like Coca-Cola and pop stars such as Michael Jackson are not the only currency of globalization. As Mike Davis points out in this swift, grimly readable little book: weapons are, too.

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Book Review

Goodnight Saigon

The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

The Vietnam War has inspired countless memoirs, novels, journalistic dispatches and 1,000-page histories. But in recent years, a new type of narrative has arisen from that war’s loamy, grave-littered soil: the reckoning of the soldier’s offspring.

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A Film Festival Different

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 20 at a number of venues around The City Different including Lensic Performing Arts Center, Center for Contemporary Arts, The Screen and more. Night one kicks off with a 60th anniversary screening of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot at 3pm at Jean Cocteau Cinema and caps off with opening night film, Just Mercy at 7pm at Violet Crown. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Brie Larson star in this dramatic true story of Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson, who heads to Alabama to defend people who were wrongly condemned because they could not afford legal proper representation. Dozens more thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from filmmakers around the world follow. Tickets for the opening night film and party are $30. Learn more at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

 

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Domo Arigato Mr. Burqueño

Little Tokyo, 1941

Stroll through a mini-fall festival with arts and crafts booths, taiko drumming, street dancing, crooning by the “Japanese Bing Crosby,” swing music by the Yokohama Sisters and much more.
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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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