Alibi V.20 No.25 • June 23-29, 2011 

Comic Reviews

Comic Speed Readin’

Tiny reviews of local creations

Sweet 7000's Baaadassss Comics. This is the full, funky name of 7000 BC, a local nonprofit that supports New Mexican comic book writers and artists. Yes, the moniker is partially inspired by the independent nature of that one Melvin Van Peebles film you just thought about, but it also references the elevation of Santa Fe, where the group was founded. The comic book lovers on the Alibi editorial staff reviewed a handful of new 7000 BC offerings.
"Tattoo Lady and the Ink-Slinger"
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Brandt Peters

Gallery Review

Stranger Factory

Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous

Upon entering the Stranger Factory, three distinct areas of well-laid-out eye candy unfold before you. Carefully placed paintings and prints decorate the white walls, and plenty of natural light washes over displays of toys and figurines. Brandt Peters, who co-owns Stranger Factory with his wife, Kathie Olivas, says they decorate the shop as they do their home. “We show how you can actually put your own collection together,” he says. They salvage furniture, shelves and other recyclable cool stuff to mix in with the art pieces.

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Learn to Work the Sax

Miguel Zenón Quartet

The Grammy Award nominated, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and saxophonist brings his unique voice as a composer and conceptualist, perfecting a mix of Latin American Folkloric music and jazz.
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Image by George Williams

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P.T.SS.D.

DeliKateSSen

The play touches on anti-semitism and friction through the lens of delicatessen owners and their past traumas.
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Image by Jason Quigley

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Fitter, Happier

Portland Cello Project

Portland’s premiere alt.classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble including brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King, that performs a night in homage to Radiohead.
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