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Taos is full of hidden treasures -- people who are unheralded masters of their craft, happily working away without fuss or fanfare. Music producer, composer, instrumentalist and instrument-maker Miles Davis Ironwood is one of those treasures. We spoke with Ironwood and longtime girlfriend Samantha Trujillo over tacos on the Guadalajara Grill patio.

Died in Boulder on April 23, 2020, after a long decline and short illness. She was born March 10, 1928, in Coffeyville, Kansas, to Gladys Mary Ayers and Robert Henry Gardner. Marjorie grew up in Indiana outside Chicago, for which she held a lifelong fondness.

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Last to Know has been entertaining Taos for an incredible 20 years. The band is comprised of founding member Dan Irion on mandolin and vocals, Scott Barady on percussion, Howie Roemer on keyboards, Curt West on bass, Randy Morris on drums and vocals, and Tom Pryor on guitar, pedal steel and vocals. They self-describe as a "discofunkgrass band" -- their roots are in bluegrass, and their effect is to facilitate a jamming dance party.

Passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Her husband stood by her side, taking care of her for over 7 years.

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When the pandemic began to affect his ability to perform, singer-songwriter Michael Hearne picked up his guitar and started doing what he does best - writing songs.

Then, he called up his friend Don Richmond, owner of Howlin' Dog Records, and set himself up to start recording at Richmond's studio in Alamosa, Colorado. The result is "Better Days," a 12-track album that includes several of Hearne's newest songs written since the pandemic started, as well as a couple of older ones that had not previously been recorded. A few covers are thrown in for good measure. "Better Days" was produced by Hearne and Don Richmond who have worked together on many recording projects.

Age 93, passed away at Taos Living Center on August 28, 2020.  George was raised in Cerro, NM by Tobias and Ruffia Segura.

For five years, musicologist Claire Detels has presented a Great Women Composers concert here in Taos in celebration of March as Women's History Month. This year's sixth concert, under the auspices of Taos Soundscapes, was planned for Saturday (March 21), but has been canceled in light of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. It is the first time Taos Soundscapes has ever canceled a concert.

An evening with ballet master Jock SotoFriday (March 13) at 7-8 p.m. join Ballet Taos and the International Youth Ballet of Colorado on Friday (March 13) at 7-8 p.m. for an evening with Jock Soto, …