Adelita's Blog – December 2014 Archive (16)

Albuquerque in the New Year

The last day of the year is, of course, the perfect time to reflect on all that has happened.  I feel love for my beautiful family, my little patch of dirt in the North Valley where my home sits, and my animals that remind me of unconditional love. 

Speaking of love, I have a whole lot of it for my hometown. …

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Added by Adelita on December 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

12 Days of Giving: Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network

During the Twelve Days of Christmas we are featuring 12 New Mexico nonprofits that help make life in Albuquerque better. We hope that you'll consider making a donation to one of these great organizations. We've already picked our 12, but please feel free to add your suggestions of other deserving nonprofits in…

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Added by Adelita on December 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

12 Days of Giving: AMP Concerts

During the Twelve Days of Christmas we are featuring 12 New Mexico nonprofits that help make life in Albuquerque better. We hope that you'll consider making a donation to one of these great organizations. We've already picked our 12, but please…

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Added by Adelita on December 28, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Burque Music Scene: The Muttz

The Muttz. Oh, The Muttz.  I once did a little story about lead guitarist Chris Dracup and his evolution as a musician in this town.  His evolution, though, started in Taos with his high school buddies Gail Boles and Hunter…

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Added by Adelita on December 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

12 Days of Giving: Children's Grief Center of New Mexico

During the Twelve Days of Christmas we are featuring 12 New Mexico nonprofits that help make life in Albuquerque better. We hope that you'll consider making a donation to one of these great organizations. We've already picked our 12, but please feel free to add your suggestions of other deserving nonprofits in the…

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Added by Adelita on December 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Who is going to all the after Christmas sales?  Not me!  There are way too many other great things to do. Get ready for your New Year's Eve Celebration!…

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Added by Adelita on December 26, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

It's Tradition

Holiday traditions run strong in my family.  Like many here in Albuquerque, we make sure to have luminarias on Christmas Eve and a big pot of posole on the stove.  Two more traditions that are important in our family are tamale making and the Annual Cousin Cookie Party. 

Making Tamales

I have a lot of cousins.  Seriously.  On my mom’s side there are so  many female…

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Added by Adelita on December 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Mariachi Mystery Tour

I love music.  I love the Beatles.  I love Mariachi music.  Imagine if the Beatles had become a Mariachi band?  What if a Mariachi band played Beatles music?!  Well, one band did and became Mariachi Mystery Tour!  

From their Facebook page: 

"Mariachi Mystery Tour founder and musical director Lorenzo Martinez is an accomplished composer, arranger,…

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Added by Adelita on December 20, 2014 at 9:04am — 4 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Don't want to go to your staff Holiday Party?  Here are some tempting suggestions!

Friday, December 18

  • Barelas is where it is at these days...and hopefully for many days to come. - Kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting at the Barelas Community Center (1024 4th St.…
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Added by Adelita on December 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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 — 11 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

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