Alibi V.20 No.43 • Oct 27-Nov 2, 2011 
Maitland plays his ukulele at home. Behind him is a prized autographed pitcture of Monroe.

Gallery Review

Memories Are Made of This

Richard Maitland’s life on view at Gallerie Imaginarium

He shared the stage and partied with Marilyn, exchanged correspondences and artwork with Jackie O., and introduced The Twist to India. The son of a New York City truck driver and Pinos Altos gold miner's daughter, dancer and artist Richard Maitland was born in Bisbee, Ariz., 86 years ago. His show Collected Memories on display at Gallerie Imaginarium reflects on a life in art and showbiz.

How-To Review

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Joel Osteen’s divine suggestions on how to turn that frown upside down

Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week

Megarich megachurch megapastor Joel Osteen wants you to be happier every day (send me a check, cabrón). At least that's the premise of his latest book, Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week.

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Culture Shock

Dracula Goes to Church

Vampires like sinking their teeth into organs (the kind that spurt blood). Organists, on the other hand, have proven to be quite adept at impressing their creative chops on vampires.

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Ritmi Della Terra

Newpoli

The Italian group stirs up a sound that melds Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors and a contemporary sensibility they call "Mediterranean Pulse."
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Hump the Pain Away

Hump Fest

For the third year in a row, author, journalist and LGBTQ+ activist Dan Savage brings his touring amateur art porn festival HUMP! Fest back to Albuquerque. Understandably for you vanillas out there, this might sound terrifying. Watching the most unusual, and honestly thought-provoking, pornography in a theater surrounded by strangers could be a nightmare. If you appreciate sex and quality cinema, we assure you that this is a really cool experience. Appreciatively, there is a disclaimer at the beginning of each showing explaining the rules. The rules are basically this: Don't make obnoxious comments and keep your hands to yourself. Pretty simple. As in years past, the festival is hosted at Guild Cinema and has brought short films that run the gamut of emotions. This juried collection of works run Thursday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 1 with showings at 7pm and again at 9pm each night. Tickets are $18 and you must be over 18 to get your rocks off with strangers.

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General Ripper Exceeded His Authority

Design Zone Exhibit

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History unveils a new exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continues through April 26. Titled Design Zone, the new topical display features a somewhat ironic investigation into the processes that drive creation, especially in regard to video games, roller-coasters and EDM music. This exhibit was designed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and it has a youthful, productive vibe to it. We get that. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just announced that the hands on the doomsday clock were closer to midnight than ever. Even though nuclear power showed some promise in solving the world's energy needs, nuclear science still means the study of a type of war that would kill billions if put into action. Nuclear history equals the story of devising ever more efficient killing devices. It's wonderful to know citizens have a museum where they can learn all about that while also acquiring knowledge about the human creative urge. Admission to the museum, which is open daily from 9am to 5pm, ranges between $7 and $14. Go science!

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Poetry and the Postman

Il Postino

Opera Southwest presents Daniel Catán's opera Il Postino at the National Hispanic Cultural Center starting on Sunday Feb. 2 at 2pm and continuing with two more performances on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2pm. Catán was a Postmodern Mexican composer whose creations are lyrical and full of life, lushly romantic in their melodic interpretations of human emotions. This work, originally commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera, is one of his most eloquent and beautiful. Catán was influenced by everyone from Monteverdi to Berg and Korngold; some people compare this work to that of Puccini. Former NMSO Maestro Guillermo Figueroa conducts and Crystal Manich directs a cast that includes Cecilia Violetta Lopez as Beatrice, Alex Richardson as Mario and Raul Melo as the poet Pablo Neruda. Tickets range in price from $15 to $99, and kids are welcome if they can already sit attentively through a Saturday afternoon at the MET.

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Musical Seer Stones

The Book of Mormon

The nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread The Good Word.
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