Civic Plaza


V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
The Fireballs, from Raton, wrote and recorded the 1963 bubblegum hit “Sugar Shack.” The band will be performing on Saturday at the Rock and Rockabilly Pavilion at Sixth Street and Central at 3:15 p.m.

Music to Your Ears

Centennial Summerfest

Though Santa Fe de Nuevo México became a territory of the United States in 1850, six decades passed before it was finally anointed 47th state. Despite ongoing union-joining efforts on the part of the citizenry, the lapse was due to federal government reluctance—the inhabitants here were seen as uncivilized and just not quite Anglo enough—but in 1912 the state was judged adequately assimilated. This January, New Mexico observed its statehood centennial, and fiestas will continue throughout the year. One of the biggest will be effervescing in Downtown Albuquerque this weekend.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

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All Hail the King

New Mexico is a long ways from Montgomery, Alabama, but the civil rights achievements precipitated there by Martin Luther King Jr. have an incredibly vast reach. Honor his legacy of peace today as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade marches through Downtown Albuquerque. At 1 p.m., the march starts at the corner of University and Martin Luther King Jr. NE and reaches its conclusion at Civic Plaza, where you can attend a commemorative ceremony with music and talks by local community leaders. For more information, visit nmmlksc.com or call 222-6466.

V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011

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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. was (and still is) one of the most iconic and revolutionary figures in American history. He is honored today as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade strolls down the streets of Albuquerque. Starting at 11 a.m., the march begins at the corner of University and Martin Luther King Jr. NE and reaches its conclusion at Civic Plaza, where a brief commemorative ceremony with music and talks by local community leaders awaits. For more information, visit nmmlksc.com or call 222-6466.

V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

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Is This Marijuana?

I thought it looked enough like marijuana that I stopped to take a picture of it. I was going to pinch off a leaf to take back to the botany lab, but there were a couple of cops standing about five feet away and I was afraid it was all an elaborate drug sting. Anyway, it’s growing out of a crack in the sidewalk on civic plaza, over on the north end by the crosswalk.