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Burque Music Scene: Quality Retreads

What do you get when you cross Irish music with rockabilly and blues?  You get the Quality Retreads! I love this band!  Lead singer and banjo (sic) player Sean O'Connor is a dear old friend and while I'm still not sure why he switched from guitar to banjo, he makes it sound A-OK.  Original tunes, covers of the Pogues and traditional Irish pub songs makes this band a…

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

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Friday, July 17

  • Laser Mania Rock Shows - Travel back to the sights and sounds of three immortal musical groups in the Planetarium! For one weekend only, the…
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Added by Adelita on July 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Ask Adelita: Guitar repair

Dear Adelita,

I recently bought a used guitar. I've been plunking around on it a little bit, and have taught myself a few things via YouTube videos.  The problem I'm having is that the guitar needs some work.  It's not a super fancy guitar but it is a Fender.  I bought it on Craigslist from an old guy who said he's had it for years.  Not only does it need some repairs, but I'd like to see if it's worth…

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Added by Adelita on July 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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Added by Adelita on July 11, 2015 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Native Roots

After seeing legendary Bob Marley back up singer Marcia Griffiths in concert last night, I knew I had to feature a reggae band this morning!  I first saw Native Roots at a show at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center several years ago.  Lead singer Shkeme is a burst of positive vibrations and so…

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Added by Adelita on July 11, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, July 10

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Added by Adelita on July 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ask Adelita

Dear Adelita,

You are going to think I am crazy, but I'm pretty sure I just bought a haunted house!  I've moved from the far northeast Heights to the North Valley.  I've always wanted an old adobe and finally got a house that fits the bill.  I live close to the river with wonderful lush vegetation around…

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Added by Adelita on July 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Kevin Thomas Herig

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Kevin Herig when I heard him play at the South Broadway Cultural Center.  I was easily captivated by his great voice and wonderful songwriting! 

From his website: 

Kevin Herig made his introduction into the ABQ music scene in 2005 as the lead vocalist and songwriter in the band …

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Added by Adelita on July 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Friday, July 3

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Added by Adelita on July 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ask Adelita

Dear Adelita,

My neighbor is driving me crazy.  She has a nice house but just doesn't keep up with her weeds.  I've made mention of it to her and she says she'll get to it but never does.  Now that it is getting into monsoon season, I'm afraid you won't see her house soon.  How do I get her to clean up her…

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Added by Adelita on June 29, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Burque Music Scene: La Chicanita

La Chicanita, Debbie Martinez, was a name that was well known around Albuquerque in the 70s and early 80s.  She loved mariachi music and fortunately had the voice to sing it. 

From an article in the Albuquerque Journal (2007):…

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Added by Adelita on June 27, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Friday, June 25

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Added by Adelita on June 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

WTF?! Marc Maron lived in ABQ?!

Do you know who Marc Maron is? Did you know that he went to school in Albuquerque and graduated from Highland High School?  Did you know that he briefly attended Sandia Prep the same time I did and we even rode the bus together?  Did you know he is one funny…

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Added by Adelita on June 22, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Wonderful Fathers, Wonderful Memories

I passed by Talin Market the other day and remembered all the times I’d go shopping there with my dad to find all the perfect ingredients for his famous paella.  He loved grocery shopping.  I got my love of grocery shopping from him, I suppose. Even though he…

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Added by Adelita on June 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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Friday, June 19

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Added by Adelita on June 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ask Adelita: Caring for a parent with dementia

Dear Adelita, 

A while back you wrote a very lovely piece about your mother and talked about her having dementia.  My father has been recently diagnosed with dementia.  He can't remember anything recent, but remembers things from his childhood like it was…

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Added by Adelita on June 15, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, June 12

  • Soul Kitchen at the IPCC - Don't even think about missing Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup for a party on the patio at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.  $10 gets you in the door and all the horno pizza you…
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Added by Adelita on June 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Connections

Sunday was a day of interesting connections for me. There were wonderful connections of friends, family, and music.

Connection #1

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed Sunday morning when I saw a post by our very own…

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Added by Adelita on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Ask Adelita:Over-the-top birthday parties

Dear Adelita,

I feel like I’ve just come out of the twilight zone.  My daughter, 7 years old,  was invited to a birthday party and it was, shall we say, a bit over the top.  Clowns, exotic animals, popcorn and snow cone machines and extravagant party favors were just a few of the things at…

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Added by Adelita on June 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, June 5

  • ABQ Food Fridays - Tonight features Farm and Table and Marble Brewery on Civic Plaza (4pm, $10) And don't forget to stay for the movie afterward! (8-10pm)
  • First Friday Fractals - First Friday Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning fulldome planetarium show that…
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Added by Adelita on June 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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