The folk art/recycle art community in this town is full of raw talent, quirkiness, and in some cases, pure genius. What better way to celebrate all of this than sharing art, music and food? Today was the 11th Annual Corkfest festival in the South Valley.
To give you an idea of the history of this…Continue
Added by Adelita on October 10, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments
Friday, October 10
We at Avokado Artists, are very excited to be working with the National Hispanic Cultural Center on CHISPA: Latin Diva Series and New Latin Music Series and next year's FESTIVAL CHISPA, which will take place on June 20, 2015 (stay tuned for more info and lineup!)
Added by Tom Frouge on October 9, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments
I think many people connect to the geography of wherever they grew up, whether that is close to the mountains, out on the mesa, near the river, and so on. My connection is with the valley, the river, and the bosque but more specifically, the alfalfa fields in the South Valley. It started when I was in…Continue
Added by Sophie on October 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
It's late at night, and I've only just realized that it's Wednesday, the day I was meant to blog. Getting back into the swing of writing on the regular is weirdly harder than I expected. So as a sort of excuse? Apology? Here are the Albuquerque-related things I did today when I should have been blogging. This could suck, but at 10pm-ish it's what I've got.
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Retired Albuquerque Journal state editor Fritz Thompson, an Albuquerque resident and a graduate of the University of New Mexico, has written a book about his hometown, Wagon Mound, N.M.
It’s about ranching, basketball and girlfriends. Its title is “The Life and Times of Fritz Thompson.”
Fritz didn’t write it for you. He wrote it “primarily for [his] city dweller [Albuquerque raised] daughters." He describes it as an “unsophisticated narration that defines growing-up-country…Continue
It's been a fairly (comparatively?) low-key election season in Albuquerque, and why not keep that vibe going by voting early? Most campaigns will stop calling once you've voted, and you get the satisfaction of being able to say, "Oh yeah, I did that ages ago" to friends, family, and strangers…Continue
Albuquerque is a very historic city comprised of many landmarks, most of which are included in the National Register of Historic Places. As somewhat of a history buff, I have collected a number of landmarks throughout our community, of which all have an interesting past.
Here are 5 historic landmarks in Albuquerque:
1.) Sunshine Building – The Sunshine Building was designed by Trost & Trost in 1924. It includes…Continue
Added by Matt Meyers on October 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"The moving macbook writes, and having writ, moves on." --Omar_Khayyam
NOB HILL--Not too many of us were around when the Duke City Fix started its run. As near as I can make it out, it was March 29, 2005. In about six months,…Continue