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Perseids: Harbingers of a New Season

I saw my first one streak west over South Broadway's city night sky and knew it would be a good night for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. At my favorite spot south of Albuquerque, the shower of silent 'stars' was a refreshing moment which carried me past the midway point of summertime.



Though 'light pollution' encroaches from Belen/Los Lunas into our own Big City light, the Milky way was cooly lit and many of the night's meteor streaks seemed to spring from it or dart through it. I… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

“Visible, Vital and Valuable”: African Americans in New Mexico

Because of the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War I Great Migration of African Americans from the South to northern cities is generally well-known. Blacks also resettled the West Coast to work in defense industries during World War II, the subject of Chester Himes’ harrowing novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go. In early histories of New Mexico, the focus has been upon the “Heroic Triad” of Anglos, Latinos and Native Americans who comprise this… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Trace Adkins

Are you kickn' on your couch with a bowl o'chips watching you favorite re-runs of Seinfeld wishing you could be listening to some good music? Well *POOF* your wish has been granted. On August 12th Trace Adkins will be preforming at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque New Mexico. So come on down, bring your friends and your dancing shoes...excuse me..."boots"... and join us for an all around great time!







Hard Rock Casino

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Added by Casey Watson on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Thursday Fix- Technical Difficulties Addition

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Added by mombat on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Wednesday Fix





  • No more fingerprinting for APS volunteers
  • New Park Guide for the Duke City
  • Check out the Alibi review.
  • No pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for…
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Added by mombat on August 11, 2010 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Does Your State Senator Have the Guts to Attend this Bake Sale?

NOB HILL--Maybe you saw the want ad in the ABQ Journal.



BAKE SALE TO SAVE EDUCATION. Wed. 8/11, 3-7p. -- 530 Jefferson. Buy Cutback cookies, Furlough fudge brownies, Corporate Loophole lollipops. Everything is 25 cents. ph. 266-6638 or 262-2657.



Now this may make you smile, but it highlights a real problem. Until the U.S. Senate passed the jobs bill that bailed out local governments last week, APS was ready to slash… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 10, 2010 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Tuesday Fix



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Added by mombat on August 10, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Laches, Lackeys, and The Great Outdoors

What should children in Albuquerque know about their environment? What experiences should they have outdoors? What outdoor skills do they need? A few weeks ago I attended a listening session on… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 9, 2010 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix



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Added by mombat on August 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... why my ex-wife will go to heaven

Richard is one of Albuquerque's strongest voices. He continues to walk down your streets, taking it all in and making sense. Today's poem about his ex-wife partially takes place in his ex-home, Rockford, Illinois. Incredibly, I lived there for 18 years myself.



Vargas is the editor of the poetry journal Mas Tequila Review. It just published its first issue (available for a reasonable six bucks). Purchase and publication info is… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Online Auction Benefitting Balloon Discovery Center

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a non-profit organization, is auctioning off fun and unique items to raise money for our Balloon Discovery Center.



About the online auction

From August 1 - 15, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our Balloon Discovery Center; our interactive… Continue

Added by Balloon Fiesta on August 7, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Islam & the Quran

How's everbody doing?

This isn't a blog as much as it is a question: Is there anywhere in Albuquerque that offers an introduction to Islam and the Quran?

UNM Continuing Ed and the Islamic Center don't list anything like that. Nothing here on DCF.

I just want to know more about this faith given all the bad press from both media and Christian fundamentalists. Not looking for a conversion experience, just knowledge.

Any suggestions?

Added by vinceinburque on August 7, 2010 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.7.2010

The more consciousness is influenced by prejudices, errors, fantasies, and infantile wishes, the more the already existing gap will widen into a neurotic dissociation and lead to a more or less artificial life, far removed from healthy instincts, nature, and truth. C.J. Jung et. al., Man and His Symbols (1964), p. 49.

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 7, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Putting the Comic Back in Trauma (& Other Gutsy Moves)--NSFW

DO NOT CLICK to read more of this post on Duke City Fix unless you are of a sexually mature age and capable of stomaching some perky humor with your sexual explorations and exploitations. This is not for kids: I intend to be "graphic" when I discuss the work of Tamara Zibners in the Banal Retentive Show at SCA Contemporary... and what I have to say about Kris Mill's Gazebo might just turn you inside out. Feel free to sneak out:… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 6, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Heartbreaker

  • Making your Tuesday plans on Friday? Check out Pat Benatar at the Zoo.
  • Some nerd-out data to start your Friday. Looks like Bernalillo County is fairly affordable in terms of housing costs. But when you add…
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Added by Alexis on August 6, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Getting Your ABQ Groupon On

*Disclaimer: It was just pointed out to me that Groupon advertises on this site. That shows you how much I pay attention to online ads. This is through our Google Ads connection, so it's all fed by Google, not through a direct deal with us. My post is my own personal views as a Groupon user and is not connected with any advertisements on DCF. I have no monetary interest in this.…



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Added by Edith Grove on August 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Boom Boom Pow Part Deux

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Added by Alexis on August 5, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Will West Mesa Victims Finally Get Some Peace?

  • Some movement in the West Mesa murders case?
  • Mayor Berry's new DWI policy for most Albuquerque city employees falls under the category of "Wait - we didn't do this before?"…
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Added by Alexis on August 4, 2010 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

HappyCow.net

While looking for another place to review Thai Vegan, my new favorite restaurant (and where I took my friend and client, Kerry, for lunch today), I ran across this website:

http://www.HappyCow.net

I thought some of my veggie friends (and some of YOURS!) might like to know about it - apparently it is nationwide.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on August 3, 2010 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Summer Thursday Jazz Nights at Outpost continue this Thursday, August 5

This week at Outpost it's Resonance featuring vocalist, Patti Littlefield and low brass maestro, Mark Weaver in an unusual and experimental exploration of spatial sound: no chordal instruments, just tuba and voice, re-fashioning material ranging from standards to jazz and pop tunes to original compositions.



And for the second set of the evening, it's Equilibrio, a quartet whose concept “is based on balanced improvisation through the vehicle of original compositions… Continue

Added by Outpost Performance Space on August 3, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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