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On April 3, 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann, convicted in the kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh, is executed by electrocution. In 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped from the nursery of the Lindbergh home.

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While this past year has been a grand time for making art, it provided few opportunities for artists to share their efforts with the public. But the Placitas Community Library’s art committee has come to the rescue! April 9 will see the virtual unveiling of the Gracie Lee Room’s Inaugural Ex…

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Presented by AMP Concerts, enjoy Felix Y Los Gatos April 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the Albuquerque Museum’s Third Thursdays. Each month, the museum has a mix of talks, activities and live music in tandem with their current and ongoing exhibits. With their roots planted firmly in the desert Sou…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice.

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”Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville, at 57, is not slowing down. In addition to “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” released on Netflix in November, he’s got “To Olivia,” in which he plays “Willy Wonka” and “James and the Giant Peach” author Roald Dahl (already in theaters in Britain). Bonne…

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It’s officially spring! The plants and flowers are waking up from their slumber and getting ready to put on a show. If you’re not there yet, here are a few movies featuring delightful greenery to help put you in the mood.

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Stoves were often the largest objects in the room of 18th- and 19th-century homes. They were needed for heat and cooking. Cast iron stoves came in many styles, most cast with curlicues and pictures formed by a mold. Special stoves had extra trim, a few tiles on the front or a complete set of…

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Rose DeWitt Bukater’s fabulously expensive pendant, “The Heart of the Ocean,” featured in James Cameron’s “Titanic,” was not completely fictitious — it is believed that a rather large sapphire went down with the ship that fateful night.

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With every technological advancement comes a burst of innovation that can’t always be anticipated. For example, the leap to 4G led to innovations like ride-sharing, music streaming and contactless payments. Some aspects of the 4G move helped spur the U.S. economy to recovery after the 2008 r…

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On March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops.

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ABQ Artwalk returns Friday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. In this edition, they are hosting a series of art exhibitions, parking lot pop-ups, performances and patio art markets. Plus new items available for curbside pickup and shipping. The Albuquerque Artwalk is an independent arts organization…

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Join Galen Gisler for this live-streamed astronomy talk to learn what you can see in the night sky during the month of March, including constellations, planets and more. This talk is perfect for beginning stargazers who want to learn more. The Milky Way on March evenings will hug the horizon…

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It’s time to get out of the house and hit the streets! The Amazing Chase is a new tour concept from the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF). This “live” event is part pub trivia, part scavenger hunt, and part Cash Cab. Competitors will venture out into the city with the…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Whatever decisions you’re faced with, rely on your strong Aries instincts, and base them on your honest feelings.

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The Kennedy Center Honors began in 1978, but the 2020 “Honors” were a pandemic casualty. This year, the Honors will be taped during the week of May 17, and air June 6 on CBS.

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What do you think of when you hear the word “table?” In your mind, do you see the large rectangular piece of furniture in your kitchen? Your fourth-grader might picture a multiplication chart, and your sixth-grader a list of contents at the beginning of a book.

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The No-Cry Challenge: Tears are shed for many a reason. Unbridled joy. A particularly raucous round of laughter. Heartbreak. The ache of loss. And humans are a curious lot. There are times when we’ll go into absolute denial to avoid tears, but other times we rush right in. Case in point: tea…

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Children’s toys are valuable records of what life was like in the past. From about 1880 to 1914, inexpensive, mechanical lithographed tin toys known as “penny toys” were popular and affordable in America. A toy rickshaw with a driver and a lady in a small cart was made by George Fischer of N…

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In 1963, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit called “The Most Dangerous Animal in the World.” It was a mirror.

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On Feb. 6, 1891, three members of the Dalton Gang stage an unsuccessful train robbery in California — an inauspicious beginning to their careers as serious criminals. A year later, the gang botched another robbery, boldly attempting to hit two Kansas banks at the same time.

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Haven’t been able to visit New Mexico’s hot springs during the pandemic? Well, now you can enjoy the traditional New Mexico Ojo Caliente, Jemez or Truth or Consequences Hot Springs experience at home with a 15-minute detox for body, skin and soul. Clear Light Urban Farm Store at 123 Broadway…

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“Dearest Reader, By the end of this story, several people whom you’ve come to know and love will be dead. This is your last chance to back out. Thoughtfully Yours, on behalf of the Porter and the Olsen Families, the unluckiest families in the world.” Stitches is a Southern Gothic tale about …

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Learn how to make your very own pair of sterling silver repousse stamped earrings with tassels, adorned with turquoise, in this hands-on class at Meltdown Studio, 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite E-130. What is repousse anyway? Repousse of metalwork is hammered into relief from the reverse sid…

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Show your love for the small businesses of Albuquerque by participating in the #TrueABQ Challenge! Enjoy your favorite things throughout the city or discover something new, and upload pics as you do. All activities on the contest checklist can be completed in a safe and socially distant mann…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gracious Lamb can learn more about a situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening.

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Through the years, child stars have scored big in movies and television. Among the most famous were Shirley Temple, Natalie Wood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Patrick Harris, Kurt Russell, Ryan Gosling and Drew Barrymore. The challenge for a child star is to make a graceful transition to an adult…

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Creating art can be emotionally healing and freeing. Who among us can’t use a little of that nowadays? Once you get started, you’ll wonder why you didn’t begin sooner.

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Building a strong family is like building a house: We do it brick by brick, one day at a time. Here are some “bricks” that I try to focus on annually. I get inspired with these little reminders, as I adjust my thinking and goals for my family of five, and also for my extended family as it gr…

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Many jokes have been made at the year 2020’s expense. We could all have done without the fear and anxiety of a global pandemic that’s still all too real today, but being homebound has had some benefits. Maybe you learned to bake bread or tend a potted garden, mastered homeschooling or finall…

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While comfort will continue to reign supreme for clothing and accessories in 2021, when it comes to footwear, there are a variety of fun fashion trends that make a statement. The good news is that there’s no need to overhaul your entire closet. And it’s easier than ever to incorporate on-tre…

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If you do a Google search on the word “askew,” the resulting content will tilt slightly to the right.

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“Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.” — Adam Lindsay Gordon

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The first Sunday of the new year, or “Dating Sunday,” is the busiest online dating day of the year and kicks off peak online dating season — there is no better time to get your profile ready.

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On Jan. 2, 1981, the so-called Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, is finally caught by British police. For five years, investigators had pursued the serial killer who terrorized Northern England. Sutcliffe had been interviewed nine times but always convinced detectives that he wasn’t involved.

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AMP Concerts is collaborating with the Albuquerque Museum to help virtualize their popular Third Thursday Events. On January 21 at 7 p.m., enjoy “A Night of Contemporary Native American Song.” Featured musicians/groups will include Sing Down the Moon (pictured here), Liz Howdy and Midnight S…

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Rio Rancho Libraries invite you to set sail on a high seas adventure in this Dungeons & Dragons mini-campaign! In four sessions, play the Tide of Retribution adventure from Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount. This program is for teens and young adults ages 14 and older. Space is limited, so …

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Comedy and humor can help older adults cope with social isolation due to the pandemic. Laughter is known to improve health, and ease stress and loneliness. Join former “Tonight Show” writer Jo Firestone every Tuesday in January as she helps participants use humor as an outlet with social/bra…

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Flatiron Books and local bookstore Bookworks are excited to welcome Melinda Gates for a virtual event to launch the paperback of her New York Times bestseller “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.” Book purchase is required to attend the event, which will be held Janua…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely.