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Performing Arts / Books: October 10-16

October 10, 2007, 12:00 am
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***image4***MORMONS GONE MAD?
Glen Leonard is a native of Farmington, Utah, and co-author of a new book, Massacre at Mountian Meadows. Leonard explores the massacre, in which 120 Arkansas farmersand their families were killed at Mountain Meadows, Utah, by 50 Mormon militia back in 1857.
3 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. Free.
Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200

Douglas Kent Hall has been capturing images and icons for years. What sets him apart from other photographers is his commentary on the artistic process. His latest collection launches in a book that is a study of the culture and landscapes of New Mexico.
3 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. Free.
Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 986-0151

Ronnie McMullen, host of "The Prophetic Watch" talk radio show, digs for the truth in today's political media arena. Topics range from aliens to church and state and are covered with serious humor. McMullen signs his newly released book, Sold Out Warning.
3-5 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. Free.
Borders Books and Music, 500 Montezuma Ave., 954-4707

***image4***FAMILY TALENT
Dyanna Taylor, the granddaughter of actress Dorthea Lange, is an Academy Award-winning cinematographer with a lot to talk about. Taylor's body of work is expansive, distinguished and noted for its coverage of human rights and social changes.
6 pm Monday, Oct. 15. $2.50-5.
College of Santa Fe, Tipton Hall, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 424-5050


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***image4***SPANISH FLAVOR
If you caught the Maria Benitez' 2007 production, Teatro Flamenco, you noticed Juan Siddi. Siddi's quick moves and emotion on stage stole the show. Currently teaching and performing on his own, Siddi and Company present Passion Flamenca.
8:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. $15-$25.
The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N. St. Francis Drive, 473-1638


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The inauguration ceremony for Robert G Martin celebrates his official presidency at The Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Arts and Cultures. Having served at other universities, colleges and institutes, Martin has prepared himself to teach students about more than just the arts.
11 am Thursday, Oct. 11. Free.
IAIA, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, 424-2300

Local poet, author and visionary Jimmy Santiago Baca joins fellow poet and spoken-word junkie, Regie Cabico, in a performance and workshops specifically designed for youth. The events are part of the CCA's Vox Performa series. Both poets have gained recognition and received numerous awards for their creativity with words.
Lecture: 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 11. $10-$15.
"Theatrical Slam-etry Telling": 4:30-6:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 10.
"Writing Workshop": 4:30-6 pm Thursday, Oct. 11. $15-$20.
Center for Contemporary Arts, Moving Image Lab,
1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338

***image4***SPIRITUAL BUZZ
Everyone's talking about the movie Zeitgeist. Literally translated, the German word means "time spirit." The film touches on our collective religious mythology, the relationship that mythology played on 9.11 and the corporations that control our government. The director of this incessantly watched online movie visits "Camp Lovewave."
10 am Saturday, Oct. 13. KSFR 90.7 and 101.1 FM.

All you horse lovers gather 'round for Santa Fe's Horse Fest. A weekend filled with classes, demos and ways to keep that stallion happy!
10-3 pm Saturday, Oct. 13 and 11-3 pm Sunday, Oct. 14. Free.
Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700

Casa Milagro is community of artists with co-occurring mental illnesses. Through a love of nature, animals and art, members develop a loving relationship with themselves and others, while building skills that develop personal growth. Art and More: Auction, High Tea, Dessert, is a fund-raiser
to benefit Casa Milagro and spread public awareness.
2-5 pm Sunday, Oct. 14. $5-$10. 
Santa Fe Woman's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 474-7684


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Santa Fe New Music celebrates its season opening with a concert of composers who range in age from 9 to 94. Ninety-four-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Brant shares the stage with Ingram Marshall, the first-place composer of the New Mexico Young Composers' Project.
7 pm Wednesday, Oct. 10. $10-$25.
Santa Fe Opera, Stieren Hall, US 84/285 Exit 168, 474-6601

Washington state native Shimshai is a truth seeker first and a musician second. Guitar, sitar, flute and woodwinds are the tools he uses to reach audiences on a mystical journey. Sharing the stage with like-minded visionaries such as Deepak Chopra has been an inspiration and honor for Shimshai.
7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 11. $25.
Body, 333 Cordova Road, 986-0362

Japanese Thunder: Yamato-The Drummers of Japan features 1,500-year-old instruments and performances filled with ancient Japanese culture. After thirteen years of performing in dozens of countries, Yamato continues to travel with large and small drums (including an Odaiko, made from tree more than 400 years old). Intensely physical and resonating, Yamato is a feel-good performance.
7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 11. $20-$70.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234

The 26th season opening of Santa Fe Pro Musica is here. Conductor Thomas O'Connor, accompanied by gifted young violinist Catherine Manokian in her Santa Fe debut, kick off this year's opening.
6 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. $10-$60.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234

Santa Fe Community Orchestra is in its 25th season. "Time Flying," a new work by Ron Strauss, Bela Bartok's "Concerto  for Orchestra" and Felix Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream Overture fill the afternoon with classical delight.
2:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 14. Free.
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave., 476-5072

Electronica musicians Auddio Buddha and Unborn Soul shake up the book shelves at this bookstore concert.
7 pm Saturday, Oct. 13. Free.
Borders Books and Music, 500 Montezuma Ave., 954-4707


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One of the best comic strips of all time, Charles Schulz' Peanuts brings back childhood memories for many. St. John's College is happy to present its third annual musical: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on Schulz' comic. The musical follows our favorite Peanuts characters as Charlie Brown learns the life lessons we all face.
8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 10; through Sunday, Oct. 14. $10.
Great Hall, St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

David Hare retells The Blue Room, a story of sexual scandal and futile physical relationships. Originally written by Dr. Arthur Schnitzer in 1896 and performed in Vienna in 1921, the play was closed for its sexual content. Shocking audience no more, The Blue Room tantalizes viewers' senses and draws them back for more (see SFR review, page 43).
8 pm Friday and Saturday Oct. 12 and 13. Through Oct. 20. $15-$18. Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 984-1370

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice takes place in 16th century Venice but no one speaks Italian. Get your "them," "they" and "thou" on with director Deborah Dennison's rendition of this high-drama play.
8 pm Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13. $25.
2 pm Sunday, Oct. 14. Pay what you wish. Through Oct. 28.
Santa Fe Play House, 142 East De Vargas St., 988-4262

Ironweed Productions presents local actors Rod Harrison, Todd Anderson and Sam Quinn reading from David Mamet's award-winning play American Buffalo. A humorous and touching take on the heartlessness of corporate America, the reading is sure to leave you smiling (see SFR Picks).
7 pm Monday, Oct. 15. $5 suggested donation.
Tin Star Saloon, 411 W. Water St., 660-2379


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