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Morning Fix: Oops! I Blew It!!

I was supposed to be the "Morning Fixer" this week and totally blew it! Because I have to get to work now, I thought I'd make this a Community Morning Fix post. Please post interesting news stories about our Duke City in the comments. I will be back tomorrow with a full set of Morning Fix stories. My apologies!… Continue

Added by Adelita on October 4, 2010 at 8:06am — 18 Comments

Extended Dramatic Monologue 3x: From NE Albuquerque

For the missing and dead H. replies to Xicotenga

About the heaven you invented: the day

I slugged one of the Catorie brothers

with a river rock because I didn't want to lose

a fight comes to mind. We were behind

the John Roberts Dam, ambushed

by people we thought were friends--

they, being from the turnip

part of town, living in the cheapest

tract homes bordering the cruel desert.

After that… Continue

Added by Albino C. on October 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.2.2010

To us in this day their culture seems eccentric if not positively aberrant; in any case it is difficult to grasp. But there is no way of understanding a foreign mental universe than to place oneself inside it, in order to progress from there to all the values that it posesses. Mircea Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane (1957). Chapter 4, "Human Existence and Sanctified Life."

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 2, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

FEATURE: The Sandias

Just east of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains magnificently rise up out of the land. The Sandias are a jewel in the crown of Albuquerque's natural treasures -- the bosque, the Rio Grande and the volcanos. There is perhaps no other American city so dominated by a natural icon. Endlessly beautiful, awe inspiring, ever changing and timeless, they leave an indelible…

Added by KNME on October 1, 2010 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

The Artistic Producer?

The stock character of the Broadway producer probably has a cigar, a large belly and as much appreciation of art as my dog. Yes?

It’s not true, at least not always. Many producers are part of the artistic team and, in a few cases, are part of the artistic impetus.

Scott Sanders, who produced The Color Purple for Broadway fell in love with the book, secured the rights to adapt it to… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Trinity Site Open Saturday 10/2/2010

As if there wasn't enough going on this 'Mass Ascension' weekend, the world famous Trinity Site opens it doors (ok, Gates) to visitors on Saturday. Instead of getting up early to see beautiful balloons, you can head south before sunrise to pass through the highly secured gates of the Trinity Site for a bit of nostalgia. On the way home you can zip over to see the VLA (Very Large Array) as well, and still be back in 'burque in… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 30, 2010 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Tyler Clementi & Seth Walsh

Sadly in the United States hate crimes against gay people continue. Just today Tyler Clementi of New Jersey committed suicide because he was "outed". Last week Seth Walsh of Texas committed suicide because he was taunted by his junior high school classmates.

Recent studies show that nine out of ten gay kids are harrassed and gay kids are four times more likely to commit suicide than straight kids. Blame it on outdated religious principles, blame it on the political right, blame it on… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on September 30, 2010 at 10:32am — 14 Comments

Taco Obsession - North Valley Taco Heaven

Obsession of the taco variety.

This amazing family owned taqueria on 4th has saved us from hunger many times....we went nearly every day during our kitchen renovation...which also coincided with the world cup... so there was always a game on!

I find myself there late on weekend nights after a Belly-beat performance at Marble brewery for some late night noms....they are open until 1:00am on Friday and Saturday and… Continue

Added by Flozilla on September 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Belen's Train Yard & Harvey House (Part 1)

BELEN, NM—If you like trains (and who doesn't), consider this: 35 miles south of Albuquerque is one of the busiest train yards in the west. Belen, New Mexico handles over 100 trains every 24 hours. That brings up two questions: Why? And...So what?

Oh, Little Town of Belen

The American West was born in New Mexico. Don Juan de Oñate established an actual colony here north of present-day Santa Fe with 560 colonists in… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 28, 2010 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... The Ornithology of Conviction

Teaching in a prison just has to change a person. Here, Brian Hendrickson ruminates, "I used to think I had lived / An incredibly clever life." Well, welcome to the yard. Yet, teaching inside is not the same as living inside and the poet looks for his own kind of meaning.

He also mentions Ted Kooser, whose American Life in Poetry was the actual inspiration for my own… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Albuquerquean Wins One Million Russian Dumplings at World Karaoke Contest

Yes - this is the best headline ever. It's also true.

Added by Alexis on September 25, 2010 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.25.2010

The Greeks learned to catch them, with lines, nets, the harpoon, trident, lamparo, and madrague. The word madrague means literally 'enclosure for catching tuna' and is from the Arabic 'al mazraba.' Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat.… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

How You Get There

The joke is so old that now when I hear the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall,” “Practice” is the only applicable answer. For a true artist, it’s the only appropriate one.

Several years ago, I heard an interview with jazz musician Billy Taylor on NPR where the interviewer asked him if he practiced. Taylor said that he did, running scales and intervals every day. This was a man in his seventies at the time who had… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on September 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages

Aack! Aack! It’s already Friday and time for ¡Globalquerque! and I haven’t written about the Barrence Whitfield concert from last Saturday yet! Ah, how the time flies.

So. I was, as it happens, the lucky winner of the DCF ticket giveaway to Barrence Whitfield last week. And I have a couple of confessions to make right up front. First, I knew little about Barrence Whitfield other than that his real name is Barry White (and I’m… Continue

Added by Emily on September 24, 2010 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Outpost Performance Space Fall Season 2010 Opens!

The Outpost Performance Space is proud to announce its 2010 Fall Season! Continuing in Outpost's tradition, the season features a diverse and exciting range of music and artists from around the world and our own backyard, as well as the popular education classes for youth and adults, African Drumming classes, Home School Opera Workshop, Inpost Artspace exhibits and partnerships with fellow performing arts organizations and venues, including The… Continue

Added by Outpost Performance Space on September 24, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Opening Day at Dixon Apple Orchard

I had meant to get a post up for my Thursday slot, but something got in the way. That something was the nearly six hours my boyfriend, my mother and I took to attend opening day at Dixon's Apples. Nestled in a valley in the Jemez, Dixon is in a beautiful setting just beyond Tent Rocks National Monument and Cochiti Lake. The header pic is a view from a hike well above the orchards. Those are the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Del Sol Aviation offers Ground School

A local FBO is offering a ground school of 4 full days on October 9, 10, 16, 17. It's the usual "learn how to be a pilot" course, similar to a common driver license prep, aiming to prepare student pilots for FAA Written Exam. It's only $150. I would come if I weren't halfway through Gleim course already.

Funnily enough, nothing about the upcoming school is on the FBO website (I received a broadcast e-mail through the site for renters). So it's a complete mystery to me how they expect… Continue

Added by Pete Zaitcev on September 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prototypical Des Moines


Added by urbanABQ on September 23, 2010 at 11:16am — No Comments

A FIREBALL Over New Mexico ?

This linkage came in today from: but I have neither read nor heard anything about it locally...Anyone in 'burque area see it or know more about this Giganto FIREBALL which apparently rivaled the moon in brightness...?

"SOUTHWESTERN FIREBALL RIVALS THE HARVEST MOON: Last night, sky watchers in the southwestern United States witnessed a brilliant fireball. It was almost as bright as the full Harvest Moon and caused a loud sonic boom over parts of New Mexico.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

On The Bus: a narrative journey through Ravenland

Rio Grande High School is made up of a vast array of students from the largest sized land area of any high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently (and forever it seems), the news about RGHS has not been good in the media. A new Principal threw out (deleted) everyone's schedules this summer and much ground in getting this year's school year off to a smooth start was lost. That Principal is… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 21, 2010 at 8:46pm — 4 Comments

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