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Day 1 of the world's only Slam Poet Laureate Program

It's almost here. After one year of planning, meetings, fund-raising in a less than prime economy, promotions, meetings, talent scouting, and meetings....the world's first Slam Poet Laureate program is preparing to take off. And what better place than right here in the 505?

After Albuquerque hosted the world's largest national poetry slam in 2005, carrying away the titel in the process, it seems only right that we should again be the torch-bearers and take the next progressive step in… Continue

Added by Zachary Kluckman on May 18, 2009 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Pain to Share


Added by Somegye on May 18, 2009 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

My Favorite Coffee House To Flip My Wheelchair In

I’ve been using a wheelchair for distances since the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s Birthday. I have multiple sclerosis and currently have some left side impairment so on February 12th of this year, I got into my first wheelchair. It was a clunker, “emancipated” (or borrowed I guess I should say) from a hospital for me by a friend. 40 pounds, medical blue, beat up, no footrests, I had to tuck my legs under the frame and haul myself along—and I loved… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 18, 2009 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Ben Moffett... Beach Ball!

This short and playful piece is not for the prudish. But warm weather is the time for swimming and watching the bare-skinned beautiful people. Here in Albuquerque there is no swimming except for city pools. And there are no beaches since Tingley Beach was closed to swimming decades ago. Still we can imagine...or smile as we remember...another time, another town, another full moon.

DCF member… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 17, 2009 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

A brown paper sack with an orange and a roadtrip

I’ve been thinking about the love artists have for craft – making art in a recession is a beloved act -- and in the last two days I have had a chance to be witness to a good dose of that fist sized organ that beats inside anyone who dedicates her life to the kick of the creative. Thursday I saw Ramona King’s one woman show (which is still running—through this Sunday). It’s titled “Maternal Dreamer #2: Living the Dream,” though if I had… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 16, 2009 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Interview: Cathy Wysocki & the Poisoned World

On May 1st Cathy Wysocki opened up the Main Gallery with her bold and confrontational show, Gripped. Have you seen it? It's an impressive and provocative body of work that will send your mind reeling and your soul searching for a cool beverage. And that's just her point. I had the good fortune to sit down with Cathy and chat about her work. Here's what I learned:

Your current exhibit here in The Harwood’s…

Added by The Harwood Art Center on May 15, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

North East Heights Arts Crawl: Featuring the Photography of Steve Lewis. Come meet the Artist, buy his book, and have him sign it!

PALETTE Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109


PALETTE presents:

Past Perfect:

A Photographic Journey through

Modern Americana by Steve Lewis

May 15 – June 19, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 15, 5 – 8 PM with artist present

PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce our upcoming show, Past Perfect, which will feature the… Continue

Added by Palette Contemporary Art & Craft on May 15, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Restructuring


Added by Somegye on May 15, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Tickets at the Sunshine

So, I have two tickets for the Neko Case show on May 28 but won't be able to go. Since I purchased them through Ticketmaster and they are waiting at Will Call, I have no idea if there's any way I can sell the tickets at face value to someone else or give them away to friends ... has anyone had this experience ... is there a way out?

Added by Andy on May 14, 2009 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Crazy-assed Winds.

I'd be hard-pressed to come up with much that I don't like about the Burque. At the top of that very short list, however, would be those winds we get in the spring and the fall

I know what causes them. I studied meterology. I also know it's nothing personal. It's hard not to feel picked-on by the weather gods, though, when you're struggling to close your car door as your hair whips around, sticking to your lipstick, while holding your coffee in one hand and trying to keep your skirt… Continue

Added by mistypilgrim on May 14, 2009 at 11:24am — 12 Comments

UNM H1N1 Case Confirmed

As a parent of a UNM student, I've got to say I'm impressed with the official UNM response, which I've cut and pasted at the end of my post.

In case you haven't heard, a student living in the Hokona Hall dormitory was diagnosed with H1N1 and has now fully recovered. As a response, UNM has set up a number of precautionary measures, including hand sanitizer stations at graduation and foregoing the congratulatory handshake. (All three of the universities that I work for have adopted… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 14, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: A _Nuevo_ Mexico


Added by Somegye on May 14, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Brickhouse Betties Bounce Volunteers Needed :)

Greetings Everyone!

I've reserved two dates for our first ever Brickhouse Betties Bounces and I'm in serious need of help :)

The dates that I've set aside are:

June 19th and Sept. 11th and admission will be no more than $5. My hope is that these venues will help further establish a permanent and fun fat positive community here in lovely Albuquerque, and I'm realizing that I can't do it without you guys!

Some of the areas I need help in… Continue

Added by Beledigrrl on May 13, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Book reviews - May, 2009

In Milton Lumky Territory

by Philip K. Dick (Doherty, Tom Assoc LLC $14.95

In the novels of Philip K. Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson states that "In Milton Lumky Territory . . . is probably the best of Dick's realist novels aside from Confessions of a Crap Artist," and calls it a "bitter indictment of the effects of capitalism." Dick, on the other hand, in his forward, says "This is actually a very funny book, and a good one, too." Milton Lumky territory is both an area of… Continue

Added by Bookworks on May 13, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Saved!


Added by Somegye on May 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

Abomination on Wheels

In the old days, it was the car on blocks in the front yard. People's yards aren't ig enough for that anymore, so we've got the new thing to make your yard look trashy: The Basketball Hoop on wheels. Park one of these babies in your yard and for added trashy effect, tip it over on it's side.

There are about 8 of these on my loop, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone use them. Some of them are so weather-beaten that they are falling apart and yet, there they sit.

That's… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on May 12, 2009 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

Oh Sweet 505

All right. In 3 days we hit the Albuquerque city limits for a show with AMP Concerts at The Source. I'll be opening for one of my favorite songwriters on the planet, Susan Gibson. It's going to be fun. You should come.

MORE IMPORTANTLY...I am trying to plan out my chile fixes...maybe perhaps if I could just get it injected in two alternating streams of red/green/red/green...that might serve me best. But I… Continue

Added by Jana on May 12, 2009 at 11:34am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Just for Stupid


Added by Somegye on May 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Arts Activism for Women's Health

I wanted to write briefly about my work for the Governor’s Women’s Health Office. I’m a firm believer in arts, music, and literature as activism that can be put to the service of many different issues and causes---and back in February during an interview, I was lucky that the Women’s Health Office was interested in seeing how the arts could help do some outreach about health issues this year. Consequently, as a… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 12, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments


There's a shrine in my clothes cabinet. Every time I slide open the door I am reminded of a dear friend. She was 15 when she died of liver failure. Her name was Bo.

I remember how she loved to play outside, sitting under a bush waiting for a bird. The countless number of gifts she laid at our feet was remarkably diverse: a variety of lizards, mice, birds, bunnies, pocket gophers, even a roadrunner. She was a master hunter. We had a friend… Continue

Added by Anna Murphy on May 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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