Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.
Public outcry against a proposed plan to build a nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico seemed overwhelming last week as citizens spoke at numerous public meetings held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission across the state.
I grew up in the heart of Albuquerque, soaked in sunlight and surrounded by a tight-knit crew of neighborhood amigos. We lived on the brink of the “War Zone,” close enough to hear gun shots but far enough to know they never posed a personal threat.
Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope
By Maggie Grimason
“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.
In honor of the recent reopening of the El Vado Motel, a little bit of Albuquerque Route 66 history, Robin Babb talks about some of the quality eats and drinks that exist along the historic Route 66 in New Mexico to this day.
Coconut sugar is the latest to get the coconut product spotlight, and thus a lot of varying opinions and incongruous facts have been thrown around about it. Here's a little primer on this alternative sweetener.
Weekly Alibi took a drive along the proposed designated 9-mile ART route. What we saw is a hodge-podge of varying degrees of blight, some businesses doing well, other businesses struggling—with bursts of new hopeful future development and construction here and there.
In its second year, Hemp Fiesta comes into its own with more than 75 vendor booths and 8 sponsors, including Weedmaps as the title sponsor and Four Peaks Brewing as the beer garden sponsor. There are documentaries showing, medical professional and political speakers, live music, food trucks, free bike valet, DIY tie-dye shirts, jumpies for the little ones and even a “dank” tank—with local favorite Lauren Poole. The band line-up includes Red Light Cameras, SuperGiant, The Talking Hours, Revíva and Adam Hooks. We’ll see you at Balloon Fiesta Park: Be there or be square! Visit NMHempFiesta.com for more info about this year’s event!
See Basement Films' Open-Air Picture Show #2, Coco with the 505 Fridas or My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust. Then get your Jeff Berg autograph on Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico.
For-profit prisons pulling the strings behind immigration policy
By Adam Wood
Americans love to preach from their self-proclaimed pedestals. From there, cocooned in a cozy shroud of worldly and spiritual comforts, we have free reign to leisurely peruse world news and give unasked-for, half-assed advice on the “right” way to do things.
For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.
A chat with Andrea Spacht on Save the Food campaign
By Robin Babb
While food waste is a systemic problem that will require large-scale solutions, those solutions start with the individual decisions we make on a daily basis. Robin Babb speaks with Andrea Spacht about the Save the Food campaign and its origins.
Notes from Monday’s press conference … and then some
By August March
Mayor Keller announces that FTA is providing at least some ART funding. Transit Director Toon reminds drivers to avoid colliding with the buses. COO Lawrence Rael announces additional charging stations so the buses don't run dry. And some day you will be able to ride ART too!
New oversight and reporting procedures for the state's guardianship system released; former head of Taxation and Revenue Department appears in court for charges of public corruption; state's new water plan draft released for public comment.
Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam invites the best of the West
By Adam Wood
This week, Albuquerque welcomes slam poetry teams from all over the region to the 15th Annual Southwest Shootout Poetry Competition. Stellar poets from Colorado, Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and—of course— New Mexico will be braving the spotlight in order to flex their metrical prowess for the public.
The East Coast delivers big news, as efforts to expand New Jersey’s medical cannabis program caught the eye of the press this week because of the evolutionary support of Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.