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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We Sang Every Song That Driver Knew

Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers

The work of American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has resounded through generations of this nation's popular music. He performs works from his massive and notable oeuvre on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8pm with the late Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers, at Kiva Auditorium. Kristofferson's brightest moments came at the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '70s: He wrote “Me and Bobby McGee,” released his classic album The Silver Tongued Devil and I, appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival and also became a highly visible actor in films like Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea. At 83, this may be your last chance to see a living legend, the man who dated Janis Joplin, live onstage, playing his heart out y todo. Tickets for this all-ages show range in price from $33 to $60.

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New Tricks for Old Dogs

Adult DJ Class with DJ Flo Fader

Learn to DJ from Best of Burque winner DJ Flo Fader, with years of experince. Proceeds benefit youth arts programming.
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