One of the coolest things about being me is the amount of stuff people tell me. Sometimes it’s off the record, even though it’s not juicy/verifiable/interesting enough to be on the record. Occasionally the gossip is so good the whole down-low thing makes me want to scream. Most of the time the information I get is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes and totally shareable. Generally, this kind of stuff is sent via e-mail with the words “for immediate release” in big, bold and sometimes italic letters at the top. It’s maybe not the most exciting, but some of those e-mails actually include the interesting stuff. Let’s open the vault.
Another Round in the Chamber
Shhh ... don’t tell Santa Fe, but the Chamber Music Festival comes here, too
Musically, Albuquerque is kind of a metal town. Last week there was a full page of ads in the Alibi for rockin’ shows by Korn, Rob Zombie, Scorpions, Tesla, Slayer, Megadeth and Testament. Show me your horns!
If You Want to Be Free
The voices of a generation speak in Singing Out
Imagine you found yourself transcribing thousands of pages of interviews with some of the key figures of an important American movement. Would you just ship them off to the Library of Congress to be archived and maybe, someday, found by someone else? Or, would you compile and edit them into an easy-to-read compendium of voices that shaped an era?
Voces & Manoa in Braceros: How We Remember
Join two of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Summer Institutes for Youth programs, Voces and the Manoa Project, as they are joined by the Arizona-based Safos Dance Theater for Braceros: How We Remember at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Saturday, June 22 at 2pm. Through dance and movement, teens explore the migrant labor program that brought over two million Mexican laborers to the U.S. for short-term work in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see nhccnm.org.