Alibi V.17 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2008 
Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater

Culture Shock

Ku Time

The Alibi's annual Haiku Contest has been around as long as this humble little alt.weekly has been printing: 16 years. But enthusiasm for haiku has only increased over time, as each year more and more submissions cram our inboxes. Get in on the ku-fever: 2008 entries are now being accepted. Here are the categories to get your creative chi flowing:

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Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater
Heikki Tuuli

Performance Review

Luke! I am Your Father!

Adriana Mater at the Santa Fe Opera

So I couldn’t stop thinking about Star Wars while taking in the Santa Fe Opera’s American premiere of Adriana Mater, and I feel a little bad about that. I mean, what gives a lowly freelancer the right to associate hoity, highbrow contemporary opera with pulpy, low-rent science fiction?

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Home-schooled high school senior Ellie Mouchet’s script was selected as a top-three finalist and will be performed at the first-ever New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival.
Eric Williams

Art News

Come Out to Play

The first annual New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival

It’s hard to tell someone learning can be fun without sounding like an after-school special.

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Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

Finding Neverland

The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
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There Will Be Blood

In the Blood

A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
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Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque

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Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.
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70 Years of Soul

Blind Boys of Alabama

Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.
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