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It’s been 25 years since Jerome Grant and his friends released their first music recording – it came out in 1990 on cassette tape. In the years since, Grant y Los Amigos Unidos have released seven recordings in total and have won 15 awards from the New Mexico Hispano Music Association.

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Joe King Carrasco, an innovator of Tex-Mex music, is bringing his band and his party to Taos Mesa Brewing tonight (Sept. 3).

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Hikers along the old County Road 110 south of Ranchos de Taos can easily peer into the coursing Rio Pueblo de Taos below — and see lots and lots of garbage. Before this old section of county road was blocked off, people would drive to the gorge edge and illegally dump their household trash, …

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Late summer can be a slow time for album releases. Sure, there are numerous albums hitting record store shelves (and all the downloading and streaming services), but record companies typically wait until fall, when college kids get back to campus, to release any high-profile recordings that …

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The original “Sinister” (2012) was one of the few modern horror films that actually creeped me out.

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Dr. Andrea Clearfield trekked to the highest kingdom in the world, the region of Lo Monthang in Upper Mustang, Nepal, and she let the indigenous Tibetan music she set up to study and document, infuse her life and work.

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The centennial celebration of the Taos Society of Artists continues Saturday night (Aug. 29) with the seasonal return of “A Russian Night in Taos” gala and art auction at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House.

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Novalima began with founding friends Ramon Perez-Prieto, Grimaldo Del Solar, Rafael Morales, and Carlos Li Carrillo. The four met when they were in high school in Lima, Peru and played together in the 1980s hardcore-punk underground, and the 1990s psychedelic acid-rock scene. Later, they exp…

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The year 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico USA. Between August and October, a series of lectures, exhibits and presentations will help illustrate to visitors the depth of its contribution to the history and culture of this Nor…

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For the past 15 years, Last To Know has been perfecting its six-piece jam band, blending Americana roots music with disco, funk and bluegrass for a sound they simply refer to as “discofunkgrass.”

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The annual Glam Trash Fashion Show took place Aug. 22, 2015 at the John Dunn House Shops in Taos, New Mexico USA. The event highlights creativity and awareness to recycle, reuse and repurpose things that might otherwise be called trash. More than 20 models displayed a wide variety of fashion…

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The annual SOMOS Summer Writers Series concludes Wednesday (Aug. 26). The final two presenters are William Pitt Root and Pam Uschuk, poets and founders of Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts in the Four Corners area.

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A lot of things have been shaking up the comfort zones of complacent America of late. If it isn’t major hacking scandals it’s offensive sound-bytes from politicos desperate for attention. But topping all of this are the still-prevalent headlines about police brutality and the killing of citi…

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Claire Haye’s humor may zip past your head at the speed of light. But, if you tune in, it’s a wonder and a sly part of understanding what makes her tick.

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Mollydog Productions presents Taos Blues Fest, Saturday (Aug. 22) at Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Road. The festival features bluesman Walter Trout with special guests Buddy Whittington, Nick Schnebelen, Ben Rice Band, Cullen Winter Blues Band, Bob Andrews and The High Desert Blues Band.

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It truly is one of the most beautiful places in which to see fine art. Lumina Contemporary, located in Des Montes just north of Taos at the intersection of State Road 150 and 230, has recently been the site of a $50,000 renovation, according to owner Felicia Ferguson. To show it off and to d…

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It’s an annual event that seems to attract a bigger audience every time the runway rolls out. That event is the Glam Trash Fashion Show, which gets underway Saturday (Aug. 22), 4-6 p.m., at the John Dunn House Shops between Taos Plaza and Bent Street.

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Taos has long attracted the wanderer, the curious drifter seeking self-discovery and connection through the high-desert landscape and its unique meeting of cultures. Mali-based Saharan blues band, Tinariwen, shares a similar ethos.

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Music from Angel Fire begins its 32nd annual Summer Music Festival this week, with concerts and events taking place from Friday (Aug. 21) through Sept. 6. The theme for the 2015 season is “Made in America.” Programs will celebrate the work of American composers, as well as music by internati…

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The Lori Renee Ortega Band, plus Pete Martínez y Suave will be filling Taos Plaza with the sounds of country, rock, funk and Spanish tunes at Thursday’s (Aug. 20) Taos Plaza Live free concert event. Their show is part of the Taos Chamber of Commerce’s Taos Plaza Live summer concert series th…

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It has been called one of the most photographed and painted religious structures in the nation. For good reason, the warm undulating shapes of its adobe architecture are a symbol of New Mexico’s heritage and tenacity.

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Local actors are being sought for the Taos Onstage production of “Losing Lawrence: A Dark Comedy in Two Acts” by Donna Gerdin. Auditions are Monday (Aug. 17), 2-4 p.m., at the SOMOS Office at 223 Paseo del Pueblo Sur.

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I blame Marvel. In their effort to suck up all the oxygen in the comic-book-to-megabudget-film universe, they have allowed reboot after reboot of their movie franchises to start each time with yet another origin story. So it is with the latest “Fantastic Four,” a picture that was a lot like …

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Many of you know about my love of road-tripping and adorable travel trailers, so when I heard about Elizabeth Jose’s one-woman show “The Freedom of the Open Road” at Sage Fine Art, featuring Airstream trailers and landscape from the Four Corners, I knew I had to talk to her for the column. (…

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On the morning of Friday (Aug. 14), David Mapes of David Anthony Fine Art, along with four other galleries on Kit Carson Road, will open doors to the inaugural Taos Glass Expo, offering locals and visitors the opportunity to experience and collect internationally-renowned glass art from our …

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Five years ago this week, friends gathered to mourn the loss of Taos Pride founder Robert Quintana, who passed away Aug. 10, 2010, at just 29 years of age. They celebrated his life by joining together to sing “Over the Rainbow,” and by vowing to carry on with the Taos Pride events that had b…

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Hands thrown up into the air and face beaming, Katy Palmier sings her heart out to bring a smile to the faces around her. Katy P and The Business is definitely acknowledged as one of our favorite cover bands, specializing in funk soul and rock and roll. They are known for getting a crowd up …

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The SOMOS Summer Writers Series will roar with the readings of two local literary lions: William deBuys of El Valle and John Nichols of Taos, both of whom are distinctive “writers of place.”

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Celebrating sacred music from women’s perspective, Goddess Fest is billed as a series of concerts “in a quiet, acoustically pleasing, listening environment. Take in the exquisitely crafted songs, voices and instrumentation of these coast-to-coast touring musicians. Everyone is welcome.”

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The “Flowers, Birds, Wind, Moon Suite" will be presented in concert Sunday (Aug. 9), 5-6:30 p.m., at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House Conference Center, 240 Morada Lane.

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Kevin Cannon makes leather-covered sculptures that look impossible. They blend a tactile sense of animal flesh formed over shapes that are distinctly different. They can be a little disquieting and yet are things that keep drawing your eye. They have certainly caught the eyes of critics and …

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Bold and original, Lucinda Williams won her first Grammy Award for writing “Passionate Kisses,” her second for her studio album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” and her third for her vocal performance on “Get Right with God.” She has received 12 additional Grammy nominations over the years. Ba…

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The hottest days of summer are called “dog days” because in late July, Canis Major’s bright “dog star” Sirius can be seen rising and setting with the sun. Here in Taos, for the past six years, we’ve celebrated this time of year with a Dog Days benefit concert, so that our Stray Hearts Animal…

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Taos Plaza Live showcases Les Nouveau Antiquarians and Bone Orchard at Taos Plaza this week. Les Nouveau Antiquarians brings together three Taos musician-artists, who play their original folk, country, classical and experimental songs. While Bone Orchard is a collision of image-soaked sounds…

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Digital Media artist Dr. Nettrice R. Gaskins, a Paseo 2015 artist, will be the highlight of a summer Paseo Pop-Up event set for Thursday (Aug. 6) starting at sunset.

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Bestselling author Natalie Goldberg and writer Lorraine Lener Ciancio read at the next installment of the SOMOS Summer Writers Series on Wednesday (Aug. 5) at 7 p.m. The reading takes place in the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St.

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Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey which began in Beaumont, Texas, when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books, press materials state.

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Have you ever wondered how it happens that Taos has such an extraordinary quantity and variety of hollyhocks lining our roadsides and alleyways? Of course, some of them just volunteer; but for much of the festive floral abundance, one can thank the Taos Garden Club, Los Jardineros.

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My grandmother use to say, we die three times,” says Taoseño and long-time educational activist Arsenio Córdova. “We die when we take our last breath and when we are buried. The third and most tragic time is when we are forgotten. The thing is ─ how do we keep (our culture) alive and tell th…

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Jimmy Stadler and his band are a tried and true good time. Stadler has been playing hard in Taos for the past few decades and is a local favorite for his dynamic shows and good-natured personality.

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Friends and Family of Buzz Waterhouse came together at the Alley Cantina on Sunday (July 26) to celebrate the life of Buzz. His collection of Hawaiian Shirts were sold to raise money for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter.

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“Living happy doesn’t mean you don’t have anxieties and pressures and traumas,” author, says columnist and motivational speaker Ellen Wood. “It means you have more tools to handle the challenges. The five practices I share in my talk are some of those tools and I use humor to get my message across.”