V.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
Photo by Clarke Condé
The Ghost That Haunts
Albuquerque homelessness and An Adobe Christmas Carol
If art has a role in finding solutions to the problem of homelessness, its most useful tool may be offering perspective. Playwright Pete Parkin has adapted the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, cast it with actors playing the homeless and set it in Albuquerque circa 2019 to do just that.
Anthony Nguyen, Bloodshot Records
Our Barbaric Yawpers
Over the roofs of the world
We chat with one of The Yawpers about their broadly American, mythic in scale and gritty in character sound.
V.28 No.48 | 11/28/2019
Swirling and Vibrating
Mayling Garcia and her glass armonica
Albuquerque’s Mayling Garcia waded into the history and mythology of the glass armonica to become proficient on the rare instrument. Weekly Alibi invited her over to talk about it and her music and a sound that ultimately defies description.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
Photo by Clarke Condé
Crafting Jim Henson’s Vision
An interview with puppeteer and creature creator Michael McCormick
As part of the Albuquerque Museum’s new exhibit opening this Saturday, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, Michael McCormick (puppeteer and creature creator that worked with Jim Henson on some of his most memorable productions including The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) will be introducing The Dark Crystal at a film screening followed by a Q&A. Weekly Alibi sat down with McCormick in his Albuquerque home to talk about his work with Jim Henson, the craft of puppetry and the creatures he created.
courtesy of the artist
Amy Guess on art and honesty
Weekly Alibi speak with singer-songwriter and total rocker Amy Guess.
V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
image by Xanthe Miller
Don’t Fence Me In
Sam Truett on Species in Peril on the Borderlands
Weekly Alibi sat down with Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and expert panelist for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, to talk about the history of the US/Mexico border and what borders mean for the animals that must cross them.
photo by Corey Yazzie
In The Neighborhood
August James and the Lovesick Symphony
Weekly Alibi invited August James and drummer Peach Tauzer of up-and-coming country-inflected The Lovesick Symphony to our headquarters for a chat.
V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
Robb Photo Collection, Center for Southwest Research, UNM Libraries
John Donald Robb of New Mexico
Musicologist, Composer Left His Mark
Weekly Alibi chatted with UNM Distinguished Professor Emeritus Enrique Lamadrid to find out more about Dean John Donald Robb.
photo by Clarke Condé
The South Valley Studio Tour 2019
An Interview with South Valley Artist John Gallegos
The South Valley Studio Tour is an ad hoc group of artists who got together three years ago to invite people into their homes and studios. Weekly Alibi sat down with John Gallegos to talk about making art in the South Valley.
V.28 No.44 | 10/31/2019
A Sacred Syllable at the Beeb
OM Releases Historic BBC Sessions
OM just came off a lengthy European tour. That tour included a day in residence at the BBC. While there, the band recorded four tracks from their last two albums. Weekly Alibi met with Al Cisneros to talk about it.
Flamenco Through the Lens of Jared Kellogg
Partnering with Flamenco Works, Photographer Jared Kellogg has applied the craft of traditional black and white film photography to show the grace and passion of flamenco dance.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Art and Entrepreneurship
An Interview With Two Stoned Betties
Sara Romãn and Kayla Mansfield, self-proclaimed Burqueñas and longtime best friends, are two dynamic artists and businesswomen who make more than just jewelry. Weekly Alibi recently sat down with Two Stoned Betties for an energetic conversation about Burque work and life.
Eric Williams Photography
A Conversation With Pat Davis
Chairman of the Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Work Group
After several meetings and a lengthy report to the governor, the Marijuana Legalization Working Group said they were done. That’s when Weekly Alibi asked to chat with working group chairman Pat Davis.
Sustainable, Inclusive Crop
An Interview With Brad Lewis
Agriculture is big business in The Land of Enchantment, and Weekly Alibi had the pleasure to sit down with New Mexico's own Agricultural and Environmental Services Division Director Brad Lewis.
V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
Eric Williams Photography
Ending the Silence
Investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
A recent report examines the continuing crisis concerning murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls throughout our nation. Weekly Alibi met with the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo, who will be overseeing the new task force to determine the scope of the problem.