Keshet’s "Alice": an adventure of wonder and wondering

When Keshet retired its beloved traditional Holiday dance show “Nutcracker on the Rocks” in 2016, fans were disappointed and were afraid it would leave a void in their holiday enjoyment. With the premiere of their newest holiday show “Alice, an adventure of wonder and wondering” two years ago, the fans need not have worried. “Keshet’s Alice draws inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland story and characters, but our interpretation is only loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s work, and instead we experience Alice through a Keshet lens of self-discovery and new possibilities, embodying and embracing Keshet’s mission of unlimited possibilities,” says Keshet’s founder and Artistic Director, Shira Gr

November/December 2018 - Cover Story: New Mexico Entertainment's Holiday Gift Guild

Tis the season and New Mexico Entertainment is happy to provide some great gift ideas for the people in your life. GAMERS Dungeons & Dragons Adventures Outlined Coloring Book The coloring book features fantastical designs and shows off classic monsters from the game as seen through the eyes of world renowned artist, Todd James. $16.95. http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/dungeons-dragons-adventures-outlined Core Rulebook Gift Set Features all 3 core rulebooks - Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual and Dungeon Master’s Guide – as well as a Dungeon Master’s Screen. In other words, everything you need to create and play adventures of your own in the world’s greatest rolepl

November/December 2018 - Let Us Entertain You: Dr. Lucky Blue Revue

After a sold-out show in September, DR. LUCKY’S BLUE REVUE returns to the Hotel Andaluz on November 10th. Dr Lucky’s Blue Revue is a grown-up variety show featuring burlesque, variety arts, drag, and dance. See premiere local, regional, and national death-defying novelty acts, beautiful showgirls, and side-splitting comedy all within the beautiful setting of the Hotel Andaluz’ elegant Casablanca Room. The event is hosted and curated by Dr. Lucky, an award-winning female-female impersonator, performer, educator, and producer. Her unique comedic timing, over-the-top theatricality and glamorous excess have won her acclaim across the globe. She has hosted/headlined the Burlesque Hall of Fame,

November/December 2018 - Turn it Up: Wherefore Art Thou, Lady Romeo

I was very excited to interview the members of Lady Romeo after catching one of their sets at the StANNEd Up for Comedy event at the El Rey Theater this year. This five-person ensemble consists of a drummer, Lewis Cano, lead singer, Carrie Leonard de Aguirre, guitarist, Danger K Varoz, violinist, Ian Hudson, and bassist Jason Green. The band, started by Varoz and Leonard de Aguirre in 2016, looks at a particular description for itself. “Our band is what you would get if a kitten had sex with Prince in space,” says Leonard de Aguirre. Varoz shared how the band came together. “We began as an acoustic duo and we played a few parties and small shows,” says Varoz. “We eventually decided that we w

November/December 2018 - Make 'Em Laugh: wise Fool New Mexico's Circus Luminous: Clown Alche

The Lensic Performing Arts Center proudly presents Wise Fool New Mexico’s 15th annual Circus Luminous, November 23-25, 2018. The all-new, all-local production, this year subtitled “Clown Alchemy,” features an ensemble of red-nosed clowns plus a cast of amazing acrobats, aerialists, and dancers (eight of them under age 15) performing feats of daring and wonder to delight audience members of all ages. “‘Clown Alchemy’ is a celebration of the power of laughter and love to heal, transform, and bring people together,” says director Cynthia Ruffin, who co-wrote the production with Kate Marco. “It’s about alchemy: transforming negative experiences into something that’s beautiful and good. Laughter

November/December 2018 - Between the Pages: Albuquerque Notables and Their Homes

Michael Perlin has followed up his Albuquerque: A City of Towers book with the new Albuquerque Notables and Their Homes. It is a drawing of forty different homes followed by an extensive history of the home with some insight into the Albuquerque icon who inhabited the home. What I found interesting was the history of each – some things I didn’t know. There is the Simms Residence now Los Poblanos and La Quinta just down the street. Also featured are: the Jonson Gallery, Gutiérrez Hubbell Residence, Tingley Mansion, Lovelace Residence, and many more. Each is lovingly explained with its notable resident. There are all kinds of people and homes in the book. In the back of the book is a bibliogra

November/December 2018 - Follow Up: 47th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Another year of color graced the New Mexico skyline as the 47th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta took place in Albuquerque. This year's theme was "Carry Me Away," and the event brought out an estimated 886,000 attendees. Fourteen countries represented including Brazil, Columbia and, Mexico. A new competition, X Marks the Spot, was presented. More than 150 eager landowners picked up white Xs to mark their land as an approved spot for balloonists to land. Nine winners and one grand prize winner was awarded gift baskets for their participation. The event was sponsored by Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. A team of four skydivers, Team Fastrax, gave ten performances during

November/December 2018 - Extras: Fall Fiber Fiesta 2018

Celebrating their sixth year, The Fall Fiber Fiesta is back with their annual event. Organized by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, the event shows the public a broad range of traditional and contemporary handmade fiber artwork.* New Mexico’s tradition in Fiber Arts is extensive, bridging cultures, techniques, and materials. The Fall Fiber Fiesta offers you the opportunity to meet over forty artists who have spent countless hours creating beautiful, unique works of fiber art. Several of the featured artists at the Fall Fiber Fiesta have achieved national recognition and are masters of their techniques. Browse colorful displays, feel the rich textures, and find locally handmade gifts for

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