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Taos musicians, poets and actors are now more than ever eager to share their craft with a live audience.

Taos actor, musician and poet Tenney Walsh is one of them and she is giving a free concert Thursday (June 10) at Lun+Ojo Gallery at 111 Paseo del Pueblo Norte from 4 to 6 p.m. Walsh has worked with many thespians in town, including writer, actor and director of Taos Children's Theater, Karen Thibodeau.

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Last Friday, April 30, was International Jazz Day. It was celebrated around the world with events ranging from small at-home gatherings to a live-webcast concert featuring Herbie Hancock and a stellar array of intercontinental guests.

Here in Taos, the Taos Jazz Bebop Society marked the day with an innovative live drive-in concert. The Doug Lawrence Quartet performed at the Taos Community Auditorium's back lot for fans in their cars.

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Teachers, students and all music lovers, won't want to miss this exciting opportunity that will revolutionize how you see the history of music.

Experience the roots of some of this country's greatest music across every medium, from blues, jazz, folk, pop, rock, heavy metal and more.

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Taos has long been known as a town that provides a haven for those who have made their mark on the world and are seeking a simpler, more low-key life: a place where they can feel free to pursue their other interests, away from the glare of paparazzi and the pressures of fame.

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Taos musician Zephaniah Stringfield is set to release a new full-length album in April 2021. "Ipse Dixit" features Stringfield's original songs and instrumental arrangements and a stellar line-up of Taos (and Kansas) talent, including Peter Oviatt, Bob Andrews, Max Moulton, Paul Greenhaw, Tom Pryor, Brent Berry, Miles Bonny, Nick Cohon, Rachael Penn and Juancho Stambaugh, Jesse Carr and Adel Bengo. Stringfield is co-producing the album with Peter Oviatt of Moonflower Sounds in Taos.

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In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation to create a national cultural center. President and Jackie Kennedy took up the cause and started a campaign to fund the construction of the center. Two months after President Kennedy was assassinated, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts was dedicated as a living memorial to the late president by an Act of Congress signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Jan. 23, 1964.

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Legendary musician Taj Mahal recalls first performing in Taos in the late 1960s with his band. He said the show attracted many of the young people from Taos Pueblo who were drawn to see band member Jesse Ed Davis, a guitarist of Comanche and Kiowa background. Since then, Mahal has come to Taos at least a dozen times. In 2007, he played a thrilling and packed show with his trio at the KTAOS Solar Center.

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Local folk musicians Jack Boaz and Eli Collignon have paired up for an evening of their original string-based compositions presented as a drive-in concert hosted by the Taos Center for the Arts.