Alibi V.18 No.1 • Jan 1-7, 2009 

Culture Shock

Buy the Book

In late 2008, the New Mexico Book Co-op revealed the winners of the New Mexico Book Awards in a number of categories, ranging from adventure to New Age. In this time of hardship and privation, won't you consider making your next book purchase a local one? A state can only handle so many starving artists, and New Mexico is pretty full up. Here is a terribly brief sample of the award recipients and your potential new book-friends:

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Year In Review: Arts & Lit

The Year in Pretty and Provoking Things

Top 10 arts happenings of 2008

Top picks by a washed-up, used-to-be arts editor by no means create an immutable list of the best art events of 2008. My initial list was about 30 deep, and trimming it down to 10 was quite an exercise, but it had to be done. So here they are, my top 10 picks for 2008 in no particular order.

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Untune That String, and Hark, What Discord Follows

New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

A four-day event featuring concerts, ensembles, workshops and master classes.
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Photo by Eric Tillinghast

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The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

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

The Canadian actor, author, producer and director brings his talents and antics to the stage.
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Trixie Mattel

In support of the "Now With Moving Parts Tour", enjoy an evening of music, comedy and drag.
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Short Story-A-Thon

Do all the hard work of creating a short story, including editing and submit it to Kindle.
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Beehive: The '60s Musical

The ultimate celebration of 1960’s 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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More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
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