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Hey Mayor Berry, are you listening?

A very wonderful, thoughtful, and visionary group of people created a place for the whole community to share - the Rail Yards Market. It was an overwhelmingly successful market that brought people from all over the city to gather as a community.

The city has a different idea of what that space should be.  The…

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Added by Adelita on December 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Red Light Cameras

Let's just get this straight,  Red Light Cameras is one of the coolest bands around. 

They started as a Pixies inspired garage band, but after the addition of powerhouse vocalist, Amanda Machon, the band took a turn to become a soulful, blues inspired garage pop…

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Added by Adelita on December 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What To Do in ABQ

Friday, December 12

  • El Chante: Casa de Cultura - "...but my friends call me Burque" book release party - Manuel Gonzales will be reading from his new book of poetry with a special guest reading By Sarita Sol Gonzalez, from her new chapbook "Solita"! So please join us at El Chante for a…
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Added by Adelita on December 12, 2014 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Burque Music Scene: Bobby Keys

A legend amongst us has died.  Bobby Keys was best know as the saxophone player for the Rolling Stones, but his legacy reaches far beyond the Stones.  You can hear him playing on recordings with Freddy Cannon, Dion, Elvis, John Lennon, Warren…

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Added by Adelita on December 6, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

This is one busy weekend!  Plan it all out so you can do it all!

Friday, December 5

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Added by Adelita on December 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What Do You Need?

For about a week I was without heat in my office.  I work in a very old building and the radiators in the offices were ice cold.  It was hard working in such a cold environment.  I even posted a status on my Facebook page complaining about my very cold office. Many friends were sympathetic and offered space heaters and…

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Added by Adelita on December 3, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

WisePies Arena?

In what is apparently the largest gift ever given to the UNM Athletics Department, The Pit will now be known as the WisePies Arena for the next 10 years. While it's at least a locally owned company,…

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Added by Adelita on December 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Al Hurricane

You just can't talk about music in the Duke City without mentioning Alberto Nelson Sanchez, also known as Al Hurricane, the Godfather of New Mexico Hispano Music.  

Al Hurricane has had quite an illustrious career recording over 20 albums, both solo and with brothers Tiny…

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Added by Adelita on November 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

What To Do In ABQ plus another give away!

This is a "What To Do in ABQ" post that you should read very carefully.  There is a little bit of magic to be given away to a lucky member. And don't forget about Small Business Saturday!  Buy local!

Friday, November…

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Added by Adelita on November 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

Giveaway! Harwood Art Center Membership

As we prepare for our Thanksgiving celebration all across the city, we’d lke to take a moment to say Thank You to our wonderful Duke City Fix community. We really appreciate the engagement, comments, and stories on this site.

If you haven’t already read it, Bruce Welton wrote a …

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Added by Adelita on November 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Mystic Vision

While my heart will always belong to the blues, reggae is a close second.   The Harder They Come soundtrack was one of my favorite albums as a kid and is still in constant rotation in my playlists.  I love reggae.

Back in 1993, three La Cueva students felt the same way about reggae and…

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Added by Adelita on November 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What To Do In ABQ

Do yourself a favor and take a break from buying yams and stuffing and go out and do something fun!

Friday, November 21 

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Added by Adelita on November 21, 2014 at 10:09am — 6 Comments

Keeping It Local

Did you know that Small Business Saturday is November 29?  Small Business Saturday is a great way to avoid the crush of Black Friday at the mall and big box stores, and a way to support local…

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Added by Adelita on November 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Levitated

Couldn't resist.  I had to go to the Levitated Toy Factory open house and check out this mystery business. Through the crush of people I was able to take a few photographs of what happens behind their doors.  There were giant cardboard structures and small cardboard pieces for people to play with. Their …

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Added by Adelita on November 18, 2014 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Los Broadway Elks

I know that Austin and Nashville are great music cities, but did you know that Albuquerque has a great musical history and incredible talent?  That’s right, we have outstanding musicians, singers, and bands in this town!  Every Saturday I will post videos and a little history of musical legends, old and young, that either play in Albuquerque or got their start…

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Added by Adelita on November 15, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

I think this will be a weekend you'll want to go for broke and squeeze it all in!

Friday, November 14

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Added by Adelita on November 14, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Little Bit Late

Here's a little ditty by local legend Lewie Wickham of the Wickham Brothers.  Lewie was a fixture at the "T" House in Corrales for years.  Any of you remember those days?  Lewie sure knew how to write a great song.  Here's a video of Lewie talking about his life growing up in New Mexico and…

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Added by Adelita on November 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lowrider Symphony 505

From ISEA2012 Downtown Block Party.  Puro Burque,…

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Added by Adelita on November 10, 2014 at 8:23pm — No Comments

What To Do in ABQ

Art, music, theater, birds and roller derby! It is all happening here in ABQ!

Friday, November 7

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Added by Adelita on November 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Beat of a Different Drum

Albuquerque had its own version of what was to be the largest, loudest drum circle as a tribute to Boadrum.  Organizer and conductor Kris Kerby said he hoped for one hundred drummers to show up at Kit Carson Park.  Around 30-40 drummers of all…

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Added by Adelita on November 1, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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