Alibi V.20 No.20 • May 19-25, 2011 
Clara Driscoll in her workshop

Culture Shock

Writer Power

How do you get published? What’s a query letter? How do you get an agent or a manager? Should you get an agent or a manager? All these questions and more will be answered for writers—both beginning and experienced—during the ninth annual Latino Writers’ Conference, held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center May 19 through 21. Internationally successful authors, editors and agents will present workshops and lectures. Participants are guaranteed one-on-one meeting time with the professionals. “The mission of the conference is to encourage Latinos to publish their work,” says Carlos Vásquez, the history and literary arts director at NHCC, “and to bring to them other Latino writers that are now successful.”

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Clara Driscoll in her workshop
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gallery Preview

Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls

Classy, glassy ladies star in whodunit art history mystery

Driscoll made iconic contributions to the Tiffany legacy and the art nouveau movement—efforts that virtually no one knew were hers until a few years ago.

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls focuses not only on Driscoll’s works themselves, but on the historical context of her life and the women's glass department (also known as the Tiffany Girls) that constructed the lamps.
Left to right: Actors Drew Morrison, Christie Carter, Nate Warren and Tori Cocoran
Jennifer Walkowiak

Performance Preview

Going Viral

A theatrical exploration of living with HIV/AIDS

A new performance, Voices Behind the Virus, created by AmeriCorps volunteers and local artists, tells the multifaceted but often-unheard stories of individuals dealing with the day-to-day ramifications of having the HIV/AIDS.

Art News

And the Band Played On

Former musicians of the NMSO announce the New Mexico Philharmonic

Even before the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra filed for bankruptcy on May 10, its musicians were looking ahead and making plans. They resolved to keep orchestra music alive in New Mexico. Shortly after the closing of NMSO was announced, its former musicians made an announcement of their own: the formation of the New Mexico Philharmonic.

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Image by Clarke Condé

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Second Spin

2nd Annual NM Record Show

Find more than 40 dealers from all over the Southwest with LPs, 45s, tapes, CDs, posters and enjoy a full day of vinyl records, beer and local DJs spinning.
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Image by Brian Blauser

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Leo Kottke in Concert

Leo Kottke

Did you know that legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke—who plays on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm at Santa Fe's Lensic Theater—came up in Athens, Ga., home to rockers like Pylon, R.E.M. and The B-52's? There's one heck of a scene in that little Georgia college town, and Kottke offers further proof of that community's history of musical durability. Dude can also play like the dickens or angelically, which adds to this fine finger picker's cred with audiences and critics. From his debut, 12-String Blues through major label releases like 1972's Greenhouse and well beyond, Kottke has demonstrated rare sensitivity and a technique that is mesmerizing to hear in concert. Do yourself a solid and check this master out. This all-ages AMP production runs $34, $39 or $44 (plus service charge) and is practically guaranteed to provide listeners with inspiration in at least six, and as many as twelve, potent, twangy parts.

 

 

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On the Bright Side

Monty Python's Spamalot

The hilarious, Tony-winning musical follows the bumbling Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail.
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