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The crowd at the Freedom Fourth celebration at the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque cheer the fireworks show on Saturday, July 4. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Fun Fourth of July events celebrate America

Everything from parades and barbecues to music and fireworks are ‘what America’s all about’


  • ‘Magic Mike XXL’ fulfills its promise of even more stripper routines
  • Dining

  • A little cosmetic retouching makes Mykonos Restaurant feel fancy again
  • Music

  • Jazz plays a big part in New Mexico’s summer festival scene
  • Celebrate July 4 with thrash metal icons Slayer
  • Concerts, fireworks, a BBQ championship and a wine festival are just a few ways to spend the holiday
  • Arts

  • Artists cross continents to attend the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
  • Art Santa Fe exhibit offers works for sale by a range of talented artists
  • Exhibit lays out emotional images from civil rights movement, along with some from today that are strikingly similar
  • TV

    Santa Fe artist Peter Sarkisian’s “White Water, 1999” played a role in the season premiere of “True Detective” on HBO.

    Meanwhile, on ‘True Detective’ …

    Santa Fe artist Peter Sarkisian has been getting notice the past couple of weeks after one of his pieces – “White Water, 1999″ – made something of a splash on the new season of HBO’s “True Detective.”

  • Adventure-travel series showcases ABQ area
  • Calendar

    Things to do today

    See what events are taking place around the state today.

    Life in NM

  • DEAR ABBY: Aftermath of son’s affair puts grandmother in awkward spot
  • Cooking

  • School debate: Breakfast before or after the bell?
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