Alibi V.20 No.48 • Dec 1-7, 2011 

Art Preview

Down on the Farm

Steve White’s folky spectacular gets a holiday twist

Steve White is a folk hero. Or at least he’s a hero of folk art. His Summer shows at his studio and home—aka the Folk Farm—have been a big hit with collectors of inexpensive and kooky pop-culturally inspired artwork for a decade. Now he’s hosting a holiday show, replete with live music, nifty gifts and photo ops with Santa for the kiddies.

Book Review

Luck of the Irish

The grit and grime of organized crime

Plugged

It's ugly, filthy, rough around the edges and heart-stoppingly vile. Like a red-haired Rodney Dangerfield, mob life hailing from the Emerald Isle never seems to get any respect. Compared to its Italian-American counterpart, the cars aren't as sleek, the killings aren't as poetic and there's definitely no Frank Sinatra crooning through the speakers of a quaint, candlelit ristorante.

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Culture Shock

Speaking Through Spokes

Last time the Alibi caught up with Jake Foreman, he was leading a group of teens on a 200-mile bike trek along the Trail of the Ancients [News, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Aug. 11-17]. He had just created Cycles of Life, a program that helps Native youth gain an appreciation for their bodies, environment and heritage.

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That Toddlin’ Town

Chicago

Catch the timeless musical set in the roaring '20s with fabulous music and immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
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Image by Clarke Condé

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Get into the Groove

This is Your Brain on Dance

Great strides have been made in understanding the connection between dance and the brain since the mid-1980s when researcher Madonna Ciccone postulated that “you can dance for inspiration.” Get into the grooves (and folds) of your brain with the latest research as The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science brings contemporary theories on the impact of dance on the brain to the dance floor

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Photo courtesy of Clarke Condé

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Periodical Pursuit

SouthWest Writers' Class: Writing for Magazines

Published author Melody Groves presents tips for taking assignments and developing ideas for magazine writing.
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