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Halloween in the Duke City

What do you do on Halloween? Do you dress up, or go to parties, or do you take the kids Trick or Treating? Tradition for us is to go to my mom's house to help her hand out candy.  There's usually a big pot of posole on the stove and about 100 tiny princesses, pirates, zombies and bumblebees ringing the doorbell…

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Added by Adelita on October 15, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Tootsie and Maximiliano

A few weeks ago my mom’s little furry companion, Tootsie, left this earth.  She was a twelve year old poodle, terrier, chihuahua mix.  She had unruly hair and seemed like she always needed a grooming, even after she was groomed!  …

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Added by Adelita on October 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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It's the last weekend of Balloon Fiesta!  Enjoy! 

Friday, October 9

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Added by Adelita on October 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

I've Been Working at the Rail Yards

One of the best parts of my job is getting to go out and do community outreach at local events around town.  I get to come up with art projects and show kids and adults how to create something fun.  The last two Sundays,…

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Added by Adelita on October 6, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Friday, October 2

  • Grecian Festival! - Immerse yourself in the sounds of the bouzouki, the tastes of authentic Gree Cuisine, and the eye-catching sights of dancers streaming by in colorful costumes. Enjoy shopping for imported jewelry, gifts,…
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Added by Adelita on October 2, 2015 at 10:10am — 3 Comments

Day of the Dead in the Duke City

If you've lived in Albuquerque for any amount of time, you know that the Muertos y Marigold Parade in the South Valley is one of the most popular events of the year.  Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is soon upon us and we must prepare our…

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Added by Adelita on September 30, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

She's the Best!

A major milestone has occurred in my life, well, my daughter’s life anyway.  She turned twenty one a week ago! When I started writing for Duke City Fix she was 13 years old.

Back then I would drag her along with me to interview people for stories.  From interviewing my favorite …

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Added by Adelita on September 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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Friday, September 25

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Added by Adelita on September 25, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Summer of Music

Now that it is officially fall, I thought I’d reflect back on all the fun I had over the summer.  My summers usually tend to be filled with music, lots of music.  From my favorite local bands, to some pretty outrageous and cool touring bands, I was happy to hear such great music! 

To see my dear friend…

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Added by Adelita on September 23, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Rumba de Burque

Feeling the need to celebrate my hometown today!  Happy Tuesday,  Burqueños

Added by Adelita on September 22, 2015 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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Friday, September 18

  • Resilience: Mural Dedication - Dance Party Mural Dedication & Film Screening at Washington Middle School! Celebrate the completion of phase 1 of Albuquerque’s largest mural with FOOD TRUCKS, MUSIC, and…
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Added by Adelita on September 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

On Being Resilient

One of my favorite things about Albuquerque has to be all the great public art.  This includes the beautiful murals that grace our city. I’m sure everyone has their favorites and maybe not so favorites.  I have my eye on a new one that, even in its half-way finished state, is incredibly gorgeous. 

I am…

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Added by Adelita on September 17, 2015 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

A Quinceañera to Remember!

Fifteen years ago I remember driving my mom and dad and my, then, 6 year old daughter to the new National…

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Added by Adelita on September 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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Friday, Sept 11

  • Expo New Mexico State Fair - Fry bread!  Baby goats! Rodeo!  Los Lonely Boys! Midway! Click on the link to get all the information and plan your day at the Fair! …
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Added by Adelita on September 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ask Adelita: Books About Albuquerque

Dear Adelita, 

I'm curious what your members would suggest.  What are everyone's favorite books about Albuquerque, or that…

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Added by Adelita on September 9, 2015 at 10:25am — 15 Comments

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Friday, September 4

  • Party on the Patio with Le Chat Lunatique - Enjoy live music from Le Chat Lunatique (Filthy, Mangy Jazz) on Pueblo Harvest Café’s spacious outdoor patio as part of its Summer Music Series. You’ll enjoy…
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Added by Adelita on September 4, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ask Adelita: Famous Burquenos

Dear Adelita,

I've been in this town a few months and stumbled upon this website in an effort to learn about this place.  I come from L.A. where everyone is from somewhere else.  I was curious, any famous people I might be surprised that are from Albuquerque?

Signed,

Almost…

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Added by Adelita on August 31, 2015 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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Friday, August 27

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Added by Adelita on August 28, 2015 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Piecing it all together

I know I have said this over and over again, but I have met the most wonderful and fascinating people right here on the Duke City Fix community.  I was so  excited to get a message from a fellow DCFer, JMG, (also known as Jill) saying that she had…

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Added by Adelita on August 27, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

We Are This City Manifesto by Hakim Bellamy

We love Hakim Bellamy!! His poem, We Are this City Manifesto, totally nails it!  Check out this absolute fabulousness! 

Added by Adelita on August 26, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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