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 Apr 7 - 13, 2005 

Culture Shock

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Everyone enjoys a pat on the back every once in a while, but it's even better to get an actual award that you can use to impress your friends and taunt your enemies. Every year the Arts Alliance presents Bravos Awards to those artists who have contributed the most to our city's cultural landscape. This year, multimedia artist John Garrett has created a special artwork to be bestowed on the winners at a ceremony taking place this Saturday evening, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott.


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Sheets of Light

The Nerve: A Col-aberration at the Harwood Art Center

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Lisa Gill strikes me as a woman who can't help but see the world through a poet's eyes. In the wrong circumstances, this might be a curse. Given the ordeal Gill has undergone over the past couple years, though, her special perspective is an enormous blessing, both for herself and those around her.


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Book Review

The Disappearing Field

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The Book I Never Read

Midway through reading The Book I Never Read, I realized that many of Lurie's poems are about disappointments of one kind or another. The book itself, thankfully, is not a disappointment. I'm happy to have read The Book I Never Read, and I really think you should read it, too.


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Author Interview

Break, Blow, Burn

An interview with Camille Paglia

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The Hubba Bubba pink cover art on her new book notwithstanding, Camille Paglia is courting a lower profile these days. "Oscar Wilde was a huge influence on me," says the 58-year-old firebrand on a recent Thursday at the Philadelphia College of Art, where she has taught for two decades. "He believed in the strong critic, and I've done that. I'm there in most of my books; boy, am I there. With Break, Blow, Burn, however, I tried to make myself as invisible as possible."


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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

By Maggie Grimason
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
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Courtesy of Quantum Mechanix

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Someone Shat the Voting Booth

William Shatner Live

By Joshua Lee
The Canadian actor, author, producer and director brings his talents and antics to the stage.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Doll Parts

Trixie Mattel

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
In support of the "Now With Moving Parts Tour," enjoy an evening of music, comedy and drag.
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Courtesy of Desert Rose Playhouse

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Songs to Overthrow the Status Quo To

Beehive: The '60s Musical

By Robin Babb
The ultimate celebration of '60s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
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Courtesy of the artist

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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

By August March
Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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