Alibi V.28 No.27 • July 4-10, 2019 
Dante Betsch

Arts Interview

Beneath the Surface

The Emerging Perspective of Dante Betsch

Weekly Alibi sat down with Dante Betsch, winner of the 2019 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award as well as the Valerie Roybal Award, to talk about where he is from, his work and what we can expect from him in the future.
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Photo by Clarke Condé.

Art Magnified

Enter the Por:t(ə)l/Pohr:tahl

An Installation by Allyson Packer

Showing artwork that no one can buy presents a fresh set of parameters for both gallery and artist. In Portal/Portal we find an opportunity to consider a space not established to make money, but to be passed through, presumably on our way to some other place where we don’t need to use our imaginations quite so much.
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A Journey into the Absurd
Photo by Paul Ford

Found Objects

Don't miss Through Her Eyes, Love, Art & Tortillas, A Journey into the Absurd and To Be Continued: A Conversation Series with New Mexico Artists.
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Second Spin

2nd Annual NM Record Show

Find more than 40 dealers from all over the Southwest with LPs, 45s, tapes, CDs, posters and enjoy a full day of vinyl records, beer and local DJs spinning.
Image by Brian Blauser


Leo Kottke in Concert

Leo Kottke

Did you know that legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke—who plays on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm at Santa Fe's Lensic Theater—came up in Athens, Ga., home to rockers like Pylon, R.E.M. and The B-52's? There's one heck of a scene in that little Georgia college town, and Kottke offers further proof of that community's history of musical durability. Dude can also play like the dickens or angelically, which adds to this fine finger picker's cred with audiences and critics. From his debut, 12-String Blues through major label releases like 1972's Greenhouse and well beyond, Kottke has demonstrated rare sensitivity and a technique that is mesmerizing to hear in concert. Do yourself a solid and check this master out. This all-ages AMP production runs $34, $39 or $44 (plus service charge) and is practically guaranteed to provide listeners with inspiration in at least six, and as many as twelve, potent, twangy parts.



Max Wolfman


On the Bright Side

Monty Python's Spamalot

The hilarious, Tony-winning musical follows the bumbling Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail.