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 Dec 24 - 30, 2009 
Agnes Martin, “Play,” 1966

Culture Shock

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Season’s Wishes

Though this week of the year—the filling in our Christmas and New Year’s cookie sandwich—is brimming with social engagements, there’s little in the way of public performances. It’s a hard time to be an arts writer, especially when one of the only events happening this week includes said arts writer, a writer who’s terribly uncomfortable with self-promotion (the event rhymes with Schmurch of Schmetoven; that’s all I’ll say).


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The Vortex. Safe as houses.
Erin Adair-Hodges

Art News

The Code Talkers

Fire department calls Burque theaters on safety issues

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Lt. Skip Navarrette wants citizens to know that the Albuquerque Fire Department’s primary aim is education: the prevention of injury and loss of life through shared information, community awareness, and general understanding of safety rules and regulations. And he embodies this objective. Though his regular workweek spans Monday through Thursday, Navarrette volunteered his Saturday morning in the name of comprehension. But the lesson is neither as catchy, nor as straightforward, as “stop, drop and roll.”


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Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

Finding Neverland

By Alisa Valdes
The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
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There Will Be Blood

In the Blood

By Maggie Grimason
A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
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Hat Collector

Ken Jeong Live

By Joshua Lee
See the nationally touring comedian live.
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Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

By Robin Babb
An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.
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70 Years of Soul

Blind Boys of Alabama

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.
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