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¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture — the Southwest’s biggest world music and culture party — enters its 17th year of bringing some of the most eclectic world-class acts from across the planet. Planned performances by artists from Algeria, Ethiopia, M…

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The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is excited to present the exhibition “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons,” opening on Wednesday, September 29. This exhibit is included with general admission into the museum. For more than 80 years, Warner Bros. animation has been bringin…

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Come find your bliss! The nation’s largest festival dedicated to chocolate, coffee and gourmet foods returns to EXPO NM on September 25-26. Founded in 2009, the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest brings together purveyors of incredible chocolates, coffees, candies, teas, gourmet foods, an…

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The oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima. It was the first to bloom again after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945.

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“I’m telling you, things are getting out of hand. Or maybe I’m discovering that things were never in my hands.” — Gordon Atkinson

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On Sept. 4, 1972, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Munich in the 400-meter medley relay. Spitz’s record would stand until Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front.

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Director Franco Nero, “Lancelot” in “Camelot” (1967), was certain that his wife, Vanessa Redgrave, would star with him in his film “The Man Who Drew God.” But when Kevin Spacey was signed to play a “cameo” in the film, she abruptly pulled out, claiming to never have committed to the film. Pr…

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If your young kids and grandkids like blowing bubbles, they’ll love this activity. When the colored bubbles dry on construction paper, they will become the eye-catching background for one-of-a-kind artwork.

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“Motel Makeover” — Like almost every other real estate-flipping show out there, someone in this Netflix original series exclaims, “We are over budget and behind schedule!” This time, the renovation team is a duo of women taking on their second hotel total-gut job, located in the resort town …

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After completing his voyage to space in July, Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson announced a space flight sweepstakes program. Enter for an opportunity to win a personal VIP tour of Spaceport America, led by Branson himself, and two tickets to space. Make history as you live out you…

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The PaaKo Fine Arts Show will be held August 6-8, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily at the PaaKo Events Center. See the beautifully creative works of so many talented PaaKo residents. This is a great opportunity to add some inspiration and color to your home, or to pick up a gift. Jewelry, scu…

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Electrify your ride with an ebike. Susan Gautsch has a simple goal of supporting active mobility, sustainable transportation and invigorating fun through ebiking. Launched in June, Free-to-Roam eBiking allows people to rent motorized bikes to explore Albuquerque, or just add some fun to your…

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“The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.” — James Thurber

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On Aug. 8, 1942, six German saboteurs who secretly entered the United States on a mission to attack its infrastructure are executed for spying. On June 12, the German team had buried explosives on Long Island to use later. On July 18, a second team had successfully landed in Florida.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your partner might demand that you make promises for which you’re not ready.

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Bruce Willis must have hit the pandemic running! While most actors were keeping themselves busy at home, Willis put five films in the can and is currently shooting four movies at one time. The crime/drama, “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” which co-stars Emile Hirsch, Megan Fox, Lukas Haas and …

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Like most people, I enjoy walking on the beach. I love the feel of sand under my feet. And then I feel inspired, thinking of the ways sand can be used in decor and crafts. Here’s a popular sand craft kids enjoy. Adults melt the wax and the kids create the molds and add decorations.

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In the Heights” (PG-13) — If you pick just one movie to see in 2021, this much-anticipated musical is THE highlight of summer films. Its high-energy music-and-dance numbers tell stories of love, family, community and dreams in the predominantly Dominican New York City neighborhood of Washing…

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Vintage but modern-looking plastic radios are popular with collectors today. The art deco design was popular when Bakelite was introduced as the first molded plastic used for radio cases, in 1933. But Bakelite was either brown or black, sometimes with a marbleized look, and customers wanted …

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Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them. History not only shows how people lived long ago, but it also gives clues about how society evolved into what it is today.

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“Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right.” — Kurt Herbert Alder

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The word hundred is derived from the word “hundrath,” which actually means 120 and not 100.

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On July 4, 1884, in a ceremony held in Paris, the completed Statue of Liberty is formally presented to the U.S. ambassador as a commemoration of the friendship between France and the United States. The statue was then disassembled and shipped to New York City, where it would be reconstructed…

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Y’all come on out to the Wildlife West Nature Park (87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood) for a Cowboy Chuckwagon BBQ followed by live western swing music. Saturdays, July 17, August 7 and 28, and September 4. Hayrides at 6 p.m., raptor free-flight presentation by world-renowned falconer at 6 p.m., …

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Fourteen months after planning to open for business — but delayed due to COVID-19 — the Westside’s newest indoor playground, Jungle Jam, is finally filled with kids. Jungle Jam is family owned and operated by husband and wife team J.D. and Rania Lopez and features a three-story play structur…

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Through July, submit your original bird photograph for display in the Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, in Rio Rancho. Submissions will be voted on by library patrons for best in show, and you’ll have a chance to win prizes, including Sibley Birds West book (first place), Ma…

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“Gandhi” Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley was last seen in the rom-com “Locked Down,” with Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mindy Kaling, in January via HBO Max. Now he has completed director Terrence Malick’s film “The Way of the Wind,” with “Bridge of Spies” Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, and …

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel ready to face up to a major change, although it might involve some risks.

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Sometimes little ones get overwhelmed when confronted with a big job — like picking up a messy room. It may seem easy enough to adults, but to them, well, where do they begin? It’s easier when the tasks are broken up into chunks, and that’s what this activity is all about. Get a job done, bu…

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”Queen Bees” (PG-13) — If it took you 20 years to finally get over the anxiety of high school cliques, “Queen Bees” shows that it all comes back again later in life. Ellen Burstyn plays Helen, a silver single moving into a senior living community. There she encounters all the same personalit…

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“Unique” is a word that is often misused by collectors. It means one of a kind. There can never be a unique mass-produced chair but there can be a rare one. More than 20 years ago, the Kovels’ newspaper column featured a table with a top that was made to look like an American flag. A similar…

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Are you a fan of hot peppers? One you might want to avoid is the Dragon’s Breath chili pepper, which could kill you by causing a type of anaphylactic shock, burning and even closing your airway. But Mike Smith, its inventor, never intended it to be eaten: It was actually developed for use as…

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“There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” — Kin Hubbard

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On June 5, 1922, George W. Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in British Columbia. In 1896, near the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike River, Carmack stumbled across a deposit of gold so rich that thumb-sized pieces of gold lay scattered along the cr…

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AMP Concerts is excited to present their “Emerging from the Pandemic” concert series at Casa Flamenca. Last fall, Casa Flamenca completely overhauled their property at 401 Rio Grande Blvd. NW to allow for outdoor performances. These shows will help introduce the new space to the community an…

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Take home the memories and tastes of Albuquerque Little Theatre with a commemorative cookbook. These wonderful cookbooks feature many recipes collected from ALT’s volunteers, staff and board members. You’ll enjoy seeing shots from past ALT shows as well as learning some trivia about the thea…

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The Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs is sponsoring a Garden Tour in the North Albuquerque Acres and Sandia Heights areas of Albuquerque. It will be held rain or shine on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes five estate-sized private gardens and an Artistic Flower Design Show. A…

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Native American and Spanish weavers’ expertise required the skill and dexterity to create intricate patterns as well the knowledge of where to find plants that yielded desired colors. Las Arañas weaver Myra Chang Thompson and Rio Grande Return Conservation Director Cameron Weber describe nat…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you would prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans.

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Julian Fellowes, creator/writer/executive producer of “Downton Abbey” (series and film), has a Christmas present for us ... “Downton Abbey 2,” which opens Dec. 22. In addition to the original cast returning, Fellowes has added Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal,” “Late Night,” “The Good Fight” and “Homel…