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Dear Adelita,

I really need some suggestions from everyone at Duke City Fix!  My 17 year old niece is going to stay with me over the summer.  She's from the Midwest and has only visited me in Albuquerque for a couple of days at a time through the years.  I don't have kids and am not sure what to do with her…

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Added by Adelita on May 25, 2015 at 10:14am — 5 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Eric McFadden

From Angry Babies to Eric Burdon, to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Eric McFadden is a guitar legend in these parts.  I remember seeing Angry Babies back in the day at El Rey and…

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Added by Adelita on May 23, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, May 22

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Added by Adelita on May 22, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ask Adelita

Dear Adelita, 

My husband and I have recently moved to Albuquerque and we are loving it! We are just settling into our new surroundings and found out some very exciting news…I'M PREGNANT! This is my first!  Both of us are, of course, ecstatic. but being new to Albuquerque we need some help…

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Added by Adelita on May 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Sparx

Sparxs are four sisters who come from a well known musical family in Albuquerque. The band is composed of  Sanchez sisters Verónica, Rosamaria, Kristyna and Carolina. Their brother Lorenzo Antonio is also a renowned singing artist. Their father Amador Sanchez…

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Added by Adelita on May 16, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, May 15

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Added by Adelita on May 15, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Ask Adelita

Often someone will send me a message via Duke City Fix and ask about places to go on a date or if I've seen certain landmarks in town and what I think about them.  Those questions and thoughts will now be turned into an Albuquerque version of "Dear Abbey."  This will be the first in a series of…

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Added by Adelita on May 11, 2015 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Gabrielle Jackson

I was recently made aware of this incredible songstress.  I was so blown away by this video and song I knew I had to share it on Duke City Fix.  From her website:

Gabrielle Jackson is a 20-year old self-taught singer-songwriter hailing from Albuquerque, NM. Coming from a musical household, Gabrielle is classically trained, she played viola for 6 years…

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Added by Adelita on May 9, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, May 8

  • Little Joe Y La Familia - Funds raised from the concert will help provide assistance for students to attend Saint Pius X High School and…
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Added by Adelita on May 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Burque Music Scene: John Lewis

May 3rd would have been John Lewis' 95th birthday.  According to the John Lewis Biography page on the City of Albuquerque website: 

John Aaron Lewis  was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Lewis learned classical music and piano from his mother starting at the age of seven. Born…

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Added by Adelita on May 2, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Friday, May 1

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Added by Adelita on May 1, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Glen Campbell

April 22nd marked Glen Campbell's 79th birthday.  A musician with a mile long list of credits and hit songs, he got a start to his career right here in Albuquerque.  I found a site that tells of his beginnings in the Duke City: 

Born in Billstown,…

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Added by Adelita on April 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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Friday, April 24

  • 2015 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow - North America's largest pow wow and Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing.  3000 participants, Native dancing and singing, over 800 artists, crafts persons…
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Added by Adelita on April 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Duke City Fix Friendship

I know I’ve said this before, I sure do appreciate the friendships I have made on Duke City Fix.  Writing about one of our members, who happens to be a dear friend, makes me really happy. 

For those of you that have been on the site for many years, you might remember a little …

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Added by Adelita on April 23, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Gathering of Nations

This is one of those events that I like to try to go to when I can and it is happening Friday and Saturday.  It is simply spectacular! It is the largest Pow Wow in North America. This is one time you will see The Pit transformed into a feast for the eyes.  The crowning of Miss Indian World will be on Saturday night after the Grand Entry. There are over 800 artists,…

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Added by Adelita on April 20, 2015 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

Burque Music Scene: Felix y Los Gatos

How do you like your gumbo?  If you like it with a little bit of Zydeco, a dash of blues, some Americana, mix in a splash of rancheras and a whole lot of South Valley, then you've got yourself some Felix y Los Gatos.  With Felix Peralta on guitar and David Barclay Gomez on accordion these guys will get those feet tapping all night long. They are fun, energetic and…

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Added by Adelita on April 18, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Friday, April 17

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Added by Adelita on April 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Let's talk comfort!

At my age I’m into comfort.  I like comfortable shoes and clothes.  I like comfortable relationships.  I really love comfort food.   As my friends and family know, my go-to place for comfort food in Albuquerque is Duran Central Pharmacy

Last week I…

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Added by Adelita on April 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

The Juan David Show

How have I not seen this show until recently?  Love it!

Added by Adelita on April 13, 2015 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Burque Music Scene: The Handsome Family

Beyond cool, these two. Great storytellers, they moved to Albuquerque in 2001 and we are claiming them for our own.  From their website:

The Handsome Family record all their songs in a converted garage studio at the back of their house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.  Sometimes live they are a duo…

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Added by Adelita on April 11, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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