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The Sunday Poem: Jessica Helen Lopez

Jessica Helen López is Albuquerque’s second poet laureate, having assumed that two-year post just a few months ago. She is a vibrant presence on the city’s poetry scene, and is reaching out internationally as well; she represented US poets at Nicaragua’s 2015 Poetry Festival in Granada. Both…

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ABQ Pics: Recuerdo Chavez Huerta

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One Last Time.......

Tonight a bunch of friends I made at the old Ed's Pub at the old Leisure Bowl on Lomas are going to get together for one last night of singing.  I believe it was the best Karaoke venue in the Duke City.…

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Added by Doug R on March 28, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

Burque Music Scene: The Planets

From what I've been told, The Planets were THE band in town to see.  I am fortunate that friend John Cline has written a little biography of the band.  Here is what he posted on Vintage Bands of Albuquerque's Facebook page:

 "The Planets was formed in…

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Added by Adelita on March 28, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

ABQ Pics: El Vado Revisited

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What To Do In ABQ

Friday, March 27

  • Bits and Pieces Pop-Up Exhibition - 516 ARTS and Westbund West have teamed up to present a pop-up exhibit at Westbund West featuring fresh new collages by over 20 local artists exploring the…
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Added by Adelita on March 27, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - Incompatible cocktail

  • Don't know about y'all, but I KNOW…
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ABQ Pics: Farm Shop

Los Poblanos Farm

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Student Shaming

Two weeks ago, D'Val Westphal/Of the Journal published…

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Added by Brian Fejer on March 26, 2015 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

WHERE'S THE FIRE?

I am one of forty seven persons to still have and love a dumb phone but I have come across an app (on my wife's Smartie-Pantsed phone) that would almost move me to buy a Smart-ier phone. It is called, Pulse Point.


The application has been purchased for use by many large metropolitan areas in order to 'save lives' . Recently, our City of Albuquerque, New Mexico shelled out…
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Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Tourists/Los turistas, 1912

A still from one of the first films shot in Albuquerque, The Tourists, which was released in 1912:

A group of tourists spend too long checking out the Indian Arts and Crafts at the station and miss their train. While waiting,…

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Added by Duke City Fix on March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

At the Urban Homestead - Remembering Ruth Stout

I wanted to write a bit about mulching and this got me to thinking about Ruth Stout - anybody remember her?  She was featured prominently in Organic Gardening Magazine during the late…

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Added by Robin Day on March 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - See you again, real soon

  • Awwwww.  Adios, muchacho.
  • Are you freaking serious Albuquerque?  Talk about…
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Added by once banned twice shy on March 26, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Between Ristras

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The Huning Castle Neighborhood

The Huning Castle Neighborhood in Albuquerque is something to see.  The large houses and tree lined streets are best photographed later in the afternoon or evening.  This neighborhood also has one of our favorite venues - The…

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Added by Doug R on March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Builders and Makers: Women & Creativity 2015

Building connections

Rather than focusing today’s weekly blog post on one individual, I wanted to offer a short post of gratitude to the extensive creative community that comes together each year for…

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Added by Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez on March 25, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Six Degrees of Ridiculousness

  • New manager for the Downtown Growers' Market.  I am not sure what "flex hours" mean, but I guess we'll find out.
  • Um, I am not sure how I feel about…
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Added by once banned twice shy on March 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

ABQ Pics: Southwest Bug

Added by Dee Cohen on March 25, 2015 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

The Dinner Bell - Soul of Gold

Last week was Restaurant Week here in Albuquerque.  I was happy to see some new restaurants participating; especially Soul and Vine.  I had just heard some friends raving about the joint and wanted to check it out.

Soul and Vine is in the spot formerly occupied by Thai Crystal on Gold between First and Second streets downtown.  Its concept originally was "American tapas,"…

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Added by Butterball on March 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

How Quirky is Burque? Let’s Check Craigslist.

NOB HILL—Oh, I have read the articles and blog posts about Albuquerque being high on the list of quirky towns.  They usually cite examples like Kelly’s Brewpub being in an old gas station.



First of all, it wasn’t a gas station, it was a car dealership.  Kelly’s just decorated it to look…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on March 24, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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