Alibi V.20 No.40 • Oct 6-12, 2011 
Elsa Menéndez’ tangerines

Performance Review

Conversations With Elsa

Tricklock’s Cloud Cover is an intimate wonder

You’re led into a dark room shrouded in black curtains and paved with AstroTurf. The sparkly green lawn is also tacked to the ceiling, which begs the question of whether you’re right-side up. The answer is that maybe you are, but you’re about to be shuffled around.

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Performance Preview

The Encyclopedia Show

Putting the art in smart

Grab a bunch of poets, actors, dancers, musicians, professors and comedians. Assign them a topic. Set them loose on a single stage. Those are the basics of Albuquerque's Encyclopedia Show, one in a network of affiliated variety acts around the world. Add that it only happens once every two months and costs a measly $5, and you’ve got your plans for Friday, Oct. 7.

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Culture Shock

Dear Burqueños,

Few people know as many folks in this arts community as Summer Olsson. If you are one of those acquaintances, colleagues or Tap Room stool mates, you may have heard that she’s moved on after a great stint as arts editor at the Alibi.

As for the rumors about her going off to join a cult downstate—they’re completely unfounded. The cult is actually in Northern California, and it's really more of a commune. Truth is, Summer's been accepted to Dell'Arte, where she'll be taking her talents to the redwoods. We hope she successfully tackles the world-renowned ensemble and physical theater program and returns home in prodigal fashion.

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What's the Buzz?

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar's four-night run at Popejoy Hall commences on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:30pm and continues through the weekend with an Oct. 18 performance at 7:30pm. There are two performances of the Grammy Award-winning pop opera on Saturday, Oct. 19 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 8pm as well as two shows on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2pm and at 6:30pm. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice wrote this one so, in concert with a national touring company, expect some high class musical hijinks as seen through the eyes of Judas, the most unreliable narrator of all time. Plenty of super-cool songs populate the narrative, including stuff you may vaguely recall from childhood if your folks were also going to guitar mass when the double-album version of this first appeared in American pop culture in the early to mid-1970s. Tickets for this all-ages theatrical experience cost between $58 and $98, so render unto Caesar and all that.

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The Queen

Queen Aries Tributes The Women Of Soul

The Queen Of Las Vegas pays tribute to such legends as Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Aretha Franklin and many more.
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Seven and Seven

Virtue and Vice

A pop-up exhibit featuring visual representations of the seven virtues and seven deadly sins with a mini artist market and performance by A Cluster Of Funks. Light refreshments are available.
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