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Dear Little Bobby: Devastated Soon-to-be-Ex of a Soon-to-be-Woman

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

You no longer have to be with this person who has clearly been struggling with who they are. I would recommend that you explore, discover and decide who YOU are. You are not just a mom, a wife or an ex-wife.

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How to Put On an Event for a Cause The time to act is now

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 0 Comments

Creatives all over the country are looking for ways to activate their communities. If you’re in a similar position, one thing you can do to act now is to put on an event that benefits a cause you care about. I talked with four comedy producers that did just that.

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Punk Trump Discussing whether it's worth discussing whether art will be better under Trump

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Of course I want us all to “do the work” and I want us to avoid the ahistorical bullshit that is part and parcel of Making America Great Again. But I also want those who can be saved through art alone to be saved.

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Portraits of the Departed Remembering some of the brightest lights we lost in 2016

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I wanted to draw portraits of luminaries who symbolize the blessings of a free, open society that seems suddenly, tragically, imperiled as 2016 draws to a close. Sadly, it was a crowded field.

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Dear Little Bobby: Hopeless for the Holidays

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I cannot remain silent when someone says “We need to get rid of the damn Muslims!” I will not be silent if I hear a family member bash immigrants, particularly when the basher themselves is a grandchild of immigrants.

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Artists Town Hall, December 2016, Albuquerque - Pyragraph

Event Photos: Artists’ Town Hall #2, Albuquerque’s Tricklock Performance Laboratory

Pyragraph Staff
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In Albuquerque, two Artists’ Town Hall meetings in the past month have had packed houses, full of the city’s deep well of creatives urgently looking for ways to make a difference in a world of angsty uncertainty. 100+ artists gathered December 12 to work together to identify routes for community and individual action.

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Dear Little Bobby: Trying to Help a Sick Friend

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

There is also the act of allowing her to be angry at you, and accepting it without taking it personally because you are doing it with compassion. This will not be fun or easy, but this is not about fun and easy, this is about helping someone in need.

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I Was Here: An Artist In Search of a Glass of Water Everything I created was a roadmap

Mark Lopez
| Corpus Christi, TX, US | | 0 Comments

I once had a teacher tell me that I had a strong third eye, that I needed to manifest it more, make it sing, make it move. I didn’t understand what she meant but it was something that stuck with me. It propelled me. It did make me sing. It did make me move.

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Rock Dad I was (and am) a rock musician

Nathan Singleton
| | 1 Comment

Not only did I think rock and roll foolish and immature, but I felt as if somehow I had let my son down by being a wastrel for all of my adult life instead of preparing for proper fatherhood.

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Burning Questions with Dahlak Brathwaite On performing, inspiration and the value of collaboration

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

“It’s great to have a vision—but I’ve learned and am learning how to limit how much I impose my vision upon any creative process. I’m conscious of leaving space for others to enter into the idea and provide what I wouldn’t have thought of.”

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Dear Little Bobby: 9 Lives of Cat Calls

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

When we deny families and schools the resources needed for properly raising the new generation, we shouldn’t be surprised to find ourselves living among an uneducated populace screaming at each other from passing vehicles.

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Wanna Be a Great Comedian? Stop Doing These 3 Things Be better than dumb roosters

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 1 Comment

What does it take to be a great comic? How can you move ahead in a profession/art form that has no straightforward career path? From what I’ve seen of the comics that scooch ahead of the crowd, it looks like they have stopped the following three things.

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Music Video Showcase: ‘Cone of Shame’ by Faith No More

Scott Milder
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The video uses the structure of the song—a long, tension filled intro that owes as much to Morricone and Leonard Cohen as it does to Metallica—that suddenly lunges headlong into a thrash-metal buzz-saw to create some very real suspense and a stunning payoff.

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Surviving Trump Channelling Compassion and focusing my actions

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

How do I explain the disenfranchisement of elderly black grandmothers to a White suburbanite from Anytown USA?

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The Day After Grappling with Trump Trauma

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

America has chosen this. America voted for a racist, a misogynist, someone who claims global warming is a hoax. Maybe not all of America, but enough. That’s who you want? Well, there ya go.

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5 Ways Creatives Can Help Resist the New TrumpWorld Order

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 9 Comments

Creative folks have a special and incredibly important role in, and power to affect, social change. While the actual levers of political power may be in the wrong hands at the moment, artists and creatives have immense social and cultural power. Yes, this means you! YOU have power to reach hearts and minds, often in ways that politicians and campaigners cannot, and never will be able to.

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