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We Make Monsters



San Francisco artists Mati Rose McDonough and Hugh D'Andrade came to town at the start of the New Year to paint this playful & kid friendly Monster mural in our Main Gallery. On opening night a local performance duo, The Church Animals, set up their casios and guitars for a quick set of equally playful tunes. This video shows the mural in the making, set to one of The Church Animal's stickiest tunes.



This eve, Friday Jan 16th, is the Old Town ArtsCrawl.… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on January 16, 2009 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Driving Down to Carlsbad to see the big pretty hole in the ground



Last November (sometime in the middle) my husband Brendan and I drove down to Carlsbad to see the caverns, we had been some years before, and were looking forward to the cave if not the town. On the way down we had lunch at the Pasta Cafe' in Roswell, for those of you foodies who feel you will starve in South Eastern New Mexico, it is simply not true, this is a great little continental place… Continue

Added by Celine on January 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Change is in the Air



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Added by Somegye on January 16, 2009 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Being Bad

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Added by Somegye on January 15, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The Art of Science

Is there anyone out there that still believes art should not be part of basic school curriculum? I certainly hope not! Art – and music – can easily be part of any literature, math or science lesson. One of the finest examples of art intersecting with science is a program called Protect our Wildlife Corridors – Community Mosaic Mural. Fellow DCF member cc, also known as Cirrelda Snyder Bryan, is… Continue

Added by Adelita on January 14, 2009 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: So Called

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Added by Somegye on January 14, 2009 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

2009 Revolutions International Theatre Festival Kicks-Off January 13



ARE YOU READY FOR A (Dramatic, Mesmerizing, Hysterical and Spellbinding) REVOLUTION?



Tricklock Company’s 9th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival is about to begin, and will brings performers from around the world to New Mexico January 13 –31, 2009. The three week-long Festival will feature some of the world’s most “revolutionary” theatre at venues across Albuquerque and Santa Fe, showcasing… Continue

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

I’ve Been Running

When I was a kid, running was embarrassing for me. I’ve always been an athlete, but never a small, spry gazelle athlete who could run for days. I’ve always been the athlete who doesn’t throw like a girl and could beat any guy in H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court.



I was a chunky tomboy during my elementary school years. Not the best years to be chunky, not only because of the ridicule from painfully honest/stupid kids, but also PE class and the mile run tests they put you… Continue

Added by LC on January 13, 2009 at 4:31pm — 16 Comments

Heart of the Bosque



Zoom past the Bosque on I-40 or any of the other bridges during winter and the Rio Grande looks gray and dormant. However, if you take the time to chat with it up close, there's color, life, motion, and sound.



Of course, the color is muted, as is the bird chatter (until you wander far enough from the bridges), but it's there. The year-round Canadian geese nap on sandbars, or drift in the lazy current.…

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Added by Laura on January 13, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Those Lobo Women: Albuquerque's Team

THE PIT, UNIVERSITY & CESAR CHAVEZ SE--The Lobo women's basketball team fought its way back into the top 25 in the AP poll yesterday. The ESPN/USA Today poll comes out later today shows the Lobos in 27th. This is pretty exciting. I have had season tickets for Lobo basketball for decades...going back to the Stormin' Norman Ellenberger years. Oh, at… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: A City Real & Imagined

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Added by Somegye on January 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

We Caught a Schipperke



Miss Melanie : Caught in the Act


We set out this week to catch a feral cat that has been causing chaos at BunnytownUSA. Our efforts have gone for naught with the cat getting most of the food and escaping unscathed. Today however, we caught a curiously hungry Schipperke instead. She was released immediately and no animals were harmed in the making of this photograph, in fact, Miss Melanie rather… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 13, 2009 at 12:01am — 7 Comments

Hope and Renewal in Barelas

I went to a party last weekend and was outed as Barelas Babe.



My identity is no secret, but once people discover this, cocktail conversations head in a predictable direction. So I spent more than a few minutes last Saturday night talking with a longtime Albuquerque realtor about changes in Barelas. When you live in a community it is easier to notice incremental changes, especially if you walk it daily. For the infrequent visitor driving… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on January 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Mota-vated

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Added by Somegye on January 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Tale of the Escaped Dog, but Not Really About the Dog

A brunch was interrupted this morning as a black and white heeler mix came bounding toward us this morning as we got into the car. Excited, playful, skittish, certainly friendly - we waylaid him long enough to get a phone number off of his collar, and then off he ran, not comfortable with being caught quite yet. We followed the dog to the Ridgecrest drive median and that's where the story begins.



But lest ye think this is the typical… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Frontier Fun



...at the Frontier!

I would certainly agree with this signage seen at the backdoor of Albuquerque's Frontier Restaurant, where indeed, LOITERING IS FUN! Especially with a bowl of green chile stew or a Frontier roll. Go Loiterers.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - "Jumping into 2009 through the Moon Roof" Edition



As the tiptoes of the last house guest’s high heeled boots click clacked across my home... I was gently awakened this morning. I instantly recognize that a 2 a.m. Quesadilla/glass of water combo has saved me from a painful morning. As CNN is quickly changed to Encore Mystery on the Master Suite television, I… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

SunCal - Up Front and All At Once

The NM Biz Journal parrots the promise of SunCal's new 11,500 jobs without question.



“Our investment in New Mexico so far has been more than $250 million. It would not be a stretch to suggest that SunCal has already had a positive impact on the local economy,” said SunCal Vice President David Soyka. “What we will really need to create the jobs is a demonstration to prospective employers that we… Continue

Added by Coco on January 10, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

The Commuter Chronicles 2009.1.9.

Nothing clears the bike path like winter. Cold and dark. Technically, Earth began its gentle slide into darkness with the summer solstice, but once autumn pushed the dogs of summer back onto the porch the world began it’s seemingly accelerated slide into the blackness of winter. Commuting during this time is serene and in some respects surreal.



During these cold lonely commutes the only riders you see are those that love to ride and those that have to ride. Sometimes they are one in… Continue

Added by Tricross on January 9, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Live....

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Added by Somegye on January 9, 2009 at 5:59am — 3 Comments

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