Aug. 19, 2017

3 Questions

with Douglas Miles

3 Questions Arizona-based Apache artist Douglas Miles is probably known to many Santa Feans interested in contemporary Native art—he’s shown in and around our fair city since his major solo debut at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in 2004.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Zac Scheinbaum

3 Questions Formerly local artist Zac Scheinbaum’s indentifier might change depending on with whom you speak—is he a fine arist? A tattooer? Some mixture of both?

Aug. 09, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Geri Eigenberger

3 Questions For the third year in a row, HIPICO is lettin’ the dogs out for their annual Dachshund Races to benefit the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic riding.

Aug. 02, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

3 Questions

with April Hartford

3 Questions Trans photographer April Hartford came up in Maine working in the insurance field. In 2010, while training to be a field guide in South Africa, the artist had an epiphany: It was time to transition.

July 26, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Michael Bergt

3 Questions With an interest in the mythological and the figurative, local artist Michael Bergt comes to Nüart Gallery with three other artists for group show Figurations.

July 19, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

3-Plus Questions with Danny Rubin

The Groundhog Day screenwriter on why he loves Warehouse 21 and his new Broadway musical

3 Questions The Groundhog Day screenwriter on why he loves Warehouse 21 and his new Broadway musical

July 10, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Glen Neff

3 Questions Artist/musician Glen Neff has been composing and creating his whole life, not to mention for his 23-plus years as a citizen of Cerrillos/Madrid/Santa Fe.

July 05, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3+ Questions

Sam Elliott reflects on his new film, The Hero

3 Questions Sam Elliott reflects on his experiences while filming The Hero.

June 22, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Jeffery Pitt

3 Questions Many years ago, your good pal Alex walked into Four Star Tattoos and met artist Jeffrey Pitt. What began as a first tattoo ever (a simple skull) blossomed into a glorious years-long relationship of artwork and friendship and hugs.

June 21, 2017 by Alex De Vore

3 Questions

with Duchess Dale

3 Questions Coinciding with National LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Santa Fe Playhouse presents The Normal Heart, the seminal 1985 play about the AIDS crisis.

June 14, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

The Rhinoceros in the Room

Acting Out There is no way around it: Students and alums (not to mention professors or former professors) of the College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe University of Art and Design have been integral to the success of the Santa Fe theater scene.

Aug. 09, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

The Space Between the Notes

NMAL’s Heisenberg isn’t what we expected, and that’s fine

Acting Out We were left deeply unsettled by Heisenberg. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but certainly not what we were expecting.

July 27, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

In Here, Life is Beautiful

Acting Out Think of Cabaret. What do you see? A spider-lashed, dark-bobbed Sally Bowles; an androgynous flat-chested Emcee in suspenders; Kit Kat Girls with spilling cleavage and pointed toes.

July 26, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Nothing But Love

Acting Out Santa Fe’s stages are bursting with activity these next few weeks, and it was a feat to narrow the upcoming offerings down to just a page’s worth of previews. In other words: If you’re bored, you simply aren’t even trying.

July 12, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

They Were Ruled by Those Who Hated Them

Acting Out “Is my race a problem for you?” It’s one of the very first things Gloria says; we learn quickly that she will pull no punches. She is a black university professor, and she is interviewing Rick, a white inmate in a prison in El Paso.

June 28, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Gray Areas

Acting Out When every interaction we have is viewed through the lens of politics, even discussing a smoothie or a sedimentary rock can get polarized and exhausting.

June 14, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Square, Righteous, Superior, Embarrassed

The Normal Heart spills milk at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Acting Out Larry Kramer’s 1985 play The Normal Heart portrays the AIDS crisis in sharp detail, and it is full of questions and fear.

June 09, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Dream, But Dream Practically

Acting Out Amid murky details surrounding the closure of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design on its city-owned campus, one fact remains clear for the performing arts community of Santa Fe: It loves the Greer Garson Theatre.

May 31, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Family Matters

Time to break back into ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Acting Out Okay. Yes. We all know The Glass Menagerie is a good play. Even a masterful play. So the question quickly becomes: “Is it done well?”

May 19, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Think Globally, Communicate Locally

Acting Out When you take a photograph, time stands still. When you experience trauma, time stands still. When you die, we can only guess time stands still.

May 17, 2017 by Charlotte Jusinski

Dead or Alive

Art initiative uses plant power to restore drylands

Art Features Alternative facts say environmental degradation isn’t real. Alternative art initiative desert ArtLAB says it is—and there’s something real we can do about it.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Liz Brindley

We Are the Seeds

The Indigenous arts market we deserve

Art Features Atsatsa’ Antonio taps into the “unused potential of the things that people throw away.”

Aug. 09, 2017 by Alicia Inez Guzmán

Magically Mundane

Kat Kinnick and Zahra Marwan elevate the everyday

Art Features At Kat Kinnick and Zahra Marwan’s first joint show last June, the pair hung their works on alfalfa bales at Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Community Farm.

Aug. 02, 2017 by Liz Brindley

Back to the Barrio: The Dogpatch

Are you old-school Santa?

Art Features Back in 1970, a local group called La Juventud del Barrio del Cristo Rey banded together as young community activists.

July 26, 2017 by Alicia Inez Guzmán

Filmmaking Goes Grassroots

Local filmmakers join forces to learn, create and connect through free workshops

Art Features After hours at the Santa Fe Business Incubator on July 19, over a dozen local filmmakers sit attentively as guest speaker Steve Allrich flips through a script.

July 26, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

The City Self-Sufficient

Santa Fe Makerspaces Unite!

Art Features “Santa Fe is a city of makers,” Ginger Richardson, a leading founder of MAKE Santa Fe, says.

July 19, 2017 by Liz Brindley

Frontier Carnival

The Rendezvous makes immortals of those on the margins

Art Features When I first taught the art of Kent Monkman at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the air in the classroom was thick with discomfort.

July 12, 2017 by Alicia Inez Guzmán

Art in the Time of Protest

How Standing Rock inspired new Native-owned gallery

Art Features Even at the trendy Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival in May, Zoë Urness stood out.

July 03, 2017 by Eric Killelea

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Meow Wolf critics contemplate art vs. entertainment conundrum

Art Features After all the artists’ work, all the praise, all the money generated for Santa Fe and New Mexico—after all that, how do we see Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return? Is the collective making art?

June 28, 2017 by Eric Killelea

BUST! a Move

Wise Fool circus camp challenges the norm

Art Features “In a society that profits from self-doubt, liking yourself is a radical act.” These words are displayed near a mirror at Wise Fool, the local nonprofit that promotes social justice through circus, puppetry and theater.

June 21, 2017 by Liz Brindley

Printed Memories

Arts Yesterday, Manuela Well-Off-Man, chief curator at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native American Art, walked SFR through the group exhibit New Impressions, which opens tonight. The expansive exhibit—

Jan. 20, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Reach Out And Touch Me

An exhibit exposes a new side of art

Arts There is one cardinal rule in galleries: Don’t touch anything. So when I heard about the tactile nature of Sketchbook, opening tomorrow night at Beals & Co. Showroom, I thought, "No way."

Nov. 04, 2016 by Maria Egolf-Romero

SFR Cartoonist Russ Thornton Creates Official Artwork for the 92nd Annual Burning of Zozobra

Our very own cartoonist hits the big leagues

Arts SFR's MetroGlyphs cartoonist Russ Thornton designs the official poster artwork for this year's Zozobra.

Aug. 16, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Sculpting Trump

A look at how SFR's art director created the horrible Trump face for this week's cover

Arts We’ve been having a lot of fun at Donald Trump’s expense in our 7 Days section (and elsewhere), but this week’s SFR cover story was a little more serious...

Aug. 10, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Violet Crown Cinema Ready for its Close-Up

Santa Fe spin-off of the Austin-based cinema set for April 30 opening

Arts After much hullabaloo, the 11-screen Violet Crown Theaters are set to open the doors of the brand-new Railyard space on April 30. This after a private VIP reception scheduled for later this week.

March 30, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Ugly Sweaters & Season’s Greetings!

These are a few of our favorite knits

Arts Last Friday, SFR staffers donned their holiday worst, gorged on gingerbread everything and chugged spiked punch as if the world was about to end.

Dec. 17, 2014 by SFR

Skull Candy

Where to celebrate Día de los Muertos in style

Arts Día de Los Muertos is a vibrant celebration that brings people together every year to memorialize the lives of those who have passed. This weekend, two of the city’s biggest cultural centers offer activities, music and food to celebrate the holiday.

Oct. 31, 2014 by Luke Henley

Where the Action's At

Where the Action's At: Today's the last day to catch the SFFF

Arts World renowned writer of the Game of Thrones series and Jean Cocteau Cinema owner, George RR Martin, leans against one of the rows of seats in his theater as a mob of actors, producers, critics...

May 04, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Flick Fest Underway

Santa Fe Film Festival continues through Sunday

Arts The Santa Fe Film Festival is set to run through Sunday with movies showing at the Jean Cocteau and CCA theaters.

May 02, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Second to None

SFAI program enlightens, two-and-a-half minutes at a time

Arts The Santa Fe Art Institute gathers a small fraction of artists-in-residence every quarter, and asks them to speak about their work.

March 25, 2014 by Zoe Haskell

XX Marks the Spot

Fair sex strikes back in new exhibit

Arts Valve Santa Fe-based artist Ligia Bouton's Understudy for Animal Farm parts from George Orwell’s dystopian novella and points the mirror back at the viewer.

Sept. 09, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Cue the Credits

It’s curtains for Casablanca Video

Arts Valve “Sold!” Casablanca Video owner Bruce Smith says in his best auctioneer voice as he dispatches a customer, who leaves armed with a bagful of DVDs.

Sept. 02, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Frank Buffalo Hyde

Arts Valve Onondaga/Nez Perce artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (b. 1974) sees Hollywood and the fashion industry’s attempts at appropriation and raises them.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Meryl McMaster

Arts Valve A Plains Cree member of the Siksika Nation who is also of European descent, the 27-year-old explored the topic of identity early on, along with perception, memory and myth.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Santiago X

Arts Valve A couple of years back, I became familiar with the art of Santiago X, which can best be described as equal parts transgressive and tongue-in-cheek.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Teri Greeves

Arts Valve Stackable plastic drawers filled with her “stash”—beads in every hue known to man—dominate the studio of Teri Greeves (b. 1970).

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Jaque Fragua

Arts Valve “Jaque is passionate and can express his aims with his mural far better than I could,” Shepard Fairey says of one of Jaque Fragua’s monumental pieces.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Shan Goshorn

Arts Valve “Meticulous” doesn’t even begin to describe the work of Shan Goshorn (b. 1957). Rooted in advocacy, education and activism, the Eastern Band of Cherokee artist’s double-woven works tell a complex story of oppression, redemption and survival.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Steven Paul Judd

Arts Valve Specializing in pieces “for Indians to have, and that gets white people to think,” Kiowa/Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd draws from the lack of mainstream Native American culture during his childhood and rewrites history.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Domina Effect

Enter the uniquely titillating world of Zircus Erotique

Arts Valve Even away from the lights of the stage, the feathers, the pasties and the catcalls, Mena Domina exudes seductiveness.

April 29, 2015 by Enrique Limón

As the World Burns

Thriller with a pedigree melds romance, comedy and a catastrophic threat to mankind … sound familiar?

Book Reviews We might as well get it out in the open right now, in case you are late to the party: Author Joe Hill is actually Joseph King—son of (prolific American horror heavyweight) Stephen King.

May 18, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Press, Released

The Press at the Palace of the Governors kicks off weeklong celebration

Book Reviews Tom Leech, curator of the Press at the Palace of the Governors, is a busy man. “I’ve worked here for 11 years, and I’ve never had two days that were the same,” he says.

Jan. 15, 2013 by Robert Sobel

Absolutely Modern

Local independent bookstores, alive and well

Book Reviews When you come into contact with people who truly love what they do, their energy can be contagious. Such is the case with Nick Potter, owner of Nicholas Potter Bookseller, and Noemi de Bodisco and Sierra Logan of Op.Cit. Books.

Dec. 18, 2012 by Robert Sobel

Boats, Bikes and Blades

A man’s journey around the world

Book Reviews Circumnavigation: Magellan did it in a boat. John Glenn did it in a spaceship. Hell, Phileas Fogg even did it in a hot air balloon in the film Around the World in 80 Days (though, strangely enough, not in the novel on which it was based).

Nov. 13, 2012 by Ryan Collett

Middle of Nowhere

One man’s spiritual journey takes him all the way to Santa Fe

Book Reviews A priest who escaped from Nazi Germany, Father John accepts an assignment to travel to Santa Fe around the time of his grandmother’s death, which symbolizes the loss of everything he knows and loves. However, tragedy is not the focus of Gil Sanchez’ Viva Cristo Rey, and neither is history. Instead, the book offers a sentimental view of the conception of the Cristo Rey Church, the largest adobe structure in the northern hemisphere.

May 23, 2012 by Jackson Larson, Matthew Irwin

Freud or Fiction?

Cowboys, Crime Novels and the CIA

Book Reviews Michael McGarrity is a former deputy sheriff for Santa Fe County. For the release of his 13th novel, titled Hard Country: A Novel of the Old West, he asked Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA Operations Officer and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House to interview him at Collected Works Bookstore.

May 09, 2012 by Jackson Larson

A New Home in Imagination

Native daughter brings Santa Fe experiences to Holocaust tale

Book Reviews Ramona Ausubel has found a way to let a story breathe while also giving great specificity to language—a rare trait among new authors.

Feb. 28, 2012 by Sara Malinowski

The Swedish West

Beautifully designed, photographed, written book misses opportunity

Book Reviews Promising to discover how people really live in our nation’s highly symbolic, deeply mythologized frontier, two Swedes venture to the American West with pen and camera.

Jan. 31, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Undoing the Myth

Writer-director John Sayles discusses a career on the fringe

Book Reviews Take the US annexation of the Philippines. Around 1898, the US touted itself as an anti-imperialist nation, home of equality, but then it invaded a foreign nation under the auspices of white Christian duty: Save the heathen islanders. This, according to John Sayles, who visits Santa Fe to talk about his work, including the book A Moment in the Sun.

Jan. 17, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Get off the Lawn

New book looks at the transformation of New Mexico’s plazas

Book Reviews Visit Santa Fe’s Plaza on any Saturday afternoon, and a diverse throng of locals and tourists, buskers and gawkers, buyers and sellers, and artists and lunch-eaters will be milling in and around it.

Nov. 16, 2011 by Hunter Riley

Calling It a Season

SFCMF says hasta luego

Classical Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival audiences could do the figuring-out for themselves at noon, Aug. 19, at the Lensic when Yefim Bronfman just about tore our heads off with his reading of Prokofiev’s fresh and fierce sonata.

Aug. 26, 2014 by John Stege

SFCMF’s Slow Wind-up

Mostly Mozart, magical Messiaen

Classical As these lazy August days dwindle, peak and pine, Santa Fe music-mavens can’t be faulted for feeling a bit sad that the crazy summer festival scene is nearly finito.

Aug. 20, 2014 by John Stege

The Music Goes Round and Round

Silence and riddles during SFCMF’s fourth week

Classical The other day an old pal recalled a little lecture delivered in this space a few years back. The gist? Will you audiences please, please stop already with those obligatory knee-jerk standing ovations? Save same for the real, rare spine-tingling conce

Aug. 13, 2014 by John Stege

Mostly About the Beethoven

SFCMF at work

Classical Those vigas and latillas and massive corbels in St. Francis Auditorium may still be vibrating after pianist Alessio Bax’s big bow-wow July 29 noon recital. At first glance his program looked a bit peculiar: Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky

Aug. 05, 2014 by John Stege

Getting Dedicated

SFCMF @42

Classical What more appropriate opening for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 42nd season than Robert Schumann’s ecstatic song, “Widmung,” (“Dedication”) as transcribed for piano by Liszt? 

July 29, 2014 by John Stege

Enthusiasm, Thy Name Is Neikrug

Classical Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s long-time artistic director, Marc Neikrug, talks about the 2014 season, opening July 20 at St. Francis Auditorium.

July 15, 2014 by John Stege

IFAM Booth & Vendor Locator

2014 Official IFAM Guide

IFAM The Official Guide to IFAM 2014 - Artist and Vendor Booth Map

Aug. 19, 2014 by SFR

IFAM Rocks

New Market courts a younger demographic while still serving everyone

IFAM If you’ve lived around Santa Fe for any real amount of time, it was no doubt surprising to hear that some awesome renegade artists were splintering off from the mega Indian Market to form their own event in the Railyard.

Aug. 18, 2014 by Alex De Vore

Letter From the President

IFAM IFAM is more than just a Market. It is a movement. It was born of a group of artists with a vision. We wanted a show where we could come together to share our stories, our culture, our heritage and our legacies with you.

Aug. 18, 2014 by John Torres Nez

New Kids on the Market Block

Five artists on the rise discuss hopes for their first market experience

IFAM Though some might have been practicing art for most of their lives, this collection of emerging artists talk about what they expect during their first market experience. Come up and see them sometime (at their booth, that is).

Aug. 15, 2014 by Ian MacMillan

Miles To Go Before He Sleeps

Douglas Miles plays by his own set of rules

IFAM San Carlos Apache–Akimel O’odham artist Douglas Miles has so many moving parts, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of how they all fit together.

Aug. 15, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Happy Monsters and Other Creatures

Enter the world of Heidi K Brandow

IFAM I am going to ask you a very stereotypical question,” I say. Heidi Brandow nods. “Were you influenced by the skater-surfer culture in Hawaii?” She smiles big, getting the subtle humor.

Aug. 15, 2014 by Bett Williams

Alcina Review

The blurred lines between fantasy and reality

Opera George Frideric Handel’s beguiling opera Alcina premiered in London in 1735 in a 1,800-seat theater at the Covent Garden Theatre set on the site of the current Royal Opera House.

July 31, 2017 by Eric Killelea

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Review

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Opera Jobs might be comfortable keeping grand company with Milton’s Satan or Marlowe’s Faustus.

July 24, 2017 by John Stege

The Golden Cockerel Review

Poshlost at its best

Opera Poshlost: a virtually untranslatable and highly uncomplimentary Russian noun signifying banality, vulgarity, triviality, stupidity and, well, you know. 

July 21, 2017 by John Stege

Mr. Cantú Goes to the Opera

No king gets out alive in Santa Fe’s psychedelic performance of The Golden Cockerel

Opera The Golden Cockerel at the Santa Fe Opera is a tale about a hedonic monarch whose love of affirmation brings about his doom.

July 18, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

Lucia di Lammermoor Review

Opera's about the singin'

Opera Just head on up the hill. Trills and chills await.

July 10, 2017 by John Stege

Die Fledermaus Review

Opera Well, it was what it was. 

July 03, 2017 by John Stege

You Park. They Bark.

SFO says hello to #61

Opera For 2017, expect pristine blacktop and sharply delineated parking spaces. 

June 26, 2017 by John Stege

So Long, Sixtieth

SFR’s Best Of . . . goes to the opera

Opera Yogi Berra, sublime phrasemaker that he was, advised anybody who’d listen that “it ain’t over till it’s over.” So readers, be aware: Santa Fe Opera’s 60th season ain’t over, and won’t be until La Fanciulla del West shuts the place down.

Aug. 17, 2016 by John Stege

Samuel Barber’s Wintry Tale

A new face at SFO

Opera Frankly, Mr. MacKay, it’s high time the Santa Fe Opera company got around to Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti’s looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places opus, Vanessa.

Aug. 03, 2016 by John Stege

Ultimate Strauss

SFO’s Golden Hour

Opera It is a truth universally acknowledged that an opera worth anyone’s attention is in want of a plot. So it’s plot, plot, plot for three of the four operas staged thus far in the Santa Fe Opera’s 60th season.

July 27, 2016 by John Stege

Forgotten History

Uncovering the legacy of America’s all-black towns

Performing Arts Karla Slocum is an anthropology professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying the black history of Oklahoma as a local resident scholar at the School for Advanced Research. Think of her as a cross-country vagabond, but with a PhD.

Dec. 11, 2012 by Ryan Collett

Poetic License

Two poets diverge in a yellow wood (read: a local bookstore)

Performing Arts Last Saturday, Collected Works Bookstore hosted the second fall reading series of Muse Times Two, curated by Dana Levin and Carol Moldaw.

Nov. 20, 2012 by Robert Sobel

Like Mike

Yay! Comic Mike Birbiglia sleepwalks into town

Performing Arts With the success of his indie film Sleepwalk with Me, which he co-wrote, directed and stars in, it’s been a whirlwind year for comedian Mike Birbiglia; though he’ll be the first to brush off the “movie star” title. “My agent always tries to knock me down and say I’m not a movie star, but rather a movie starrer—which means I was the star in a movie, but I’m not an actual star,” Birbiglia tells SFR.

Sept. 19, 2012 by Enrique Limón

Children and Fools Speak True

Local theater collective dawns anew

Performing Arts A wise fool, says Devon Ludlow, managing director of Wise Fool New Mexico, is “one of those fabulous names…Jesters being able to speak the truth…idiocy and wisdom melding.” The medieval court jesters often interspersed truths, honest observations and wise words in their otherwise absurd performances.

Sept. 18, 2012 by Mia Rose Carbone

That’s All, Folks!

SFO and SFCMF bid adieu for the season

Performing Arts The acequia running nearby shows a few yellow leaves; too cool for breakfast outside today; the overgrown garden needs a firm hand. Summer is slowing and the summer music scene is finito. An imaginary curtain rang down at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday night, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival closed up for the year. So now—a little accountability?

Aug. 29, 2012 by John Stege

Tonal Voice

Schoenberg dominates Chamber Music Festival’s final weeks

Performing Arts Take note, please, of a preliminary event at last Sunday’s Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concert: the sight of a large, black-clad man being tugged through the crowded lobby at the Lensic by a small girl. The child? A determined young daughter. The gentleman? This season’s distinguished artist-in-residence, Alan Gilbert. Her urgent excuse? I didn’t ask.

Aug. 15, 2012 by John Stege

Clarinets of Every Size

Woodwinds shine at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Performing Arts Every time I hear a fine, well-produced contralto voice, I get the chills. Maybe it goes back to my grandmother’s old Schumann-Heink 78s. Kathleen Ferrier’s “Embarme dich,” and anything else s

Aug. 08, 2012 by John Stege

Straussian Function

Arabella continues a rich tradition of German opera in SF

Performing Arts Anyone who’s been hanging around the Santa Fe Opera for any length of time has heard, until quite recently, a really terrific amount of Richard Strauss.

Aug. 01, 2012 by John Stege

Upping the Ante

Chamber Music Festival: manic brillance, rhapsodic climax

Performing Arts Forty years old already? It can’t be that long since I heard several concerts at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s inaugural season—six Sunday afternoons back in 1973.

Aug. 01, 2012 by John Stege

A Thorough Rogering

The Santa Fe Opera’s King Roger stays focused

Performing Arts Ever since its 1926 premiere in Warsaw, Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger has been one of those conundrums of 20th-century music. Generically speaking, is it an opera? A dramatic oratorio? A morality play? Is it a work of penetrating insight into psycho-sexual complexities or a murky slog through mystico-symbological pretense?

July 25, 2012 by John Stege

Markets and Music and Food, Oh My!

Clear your schedule, the Santa Fe Indian Market is here

Picks It’s that time of year again: Indian Market has come to town, bringing the best Indigenous arts and programming to the city for five days of creativity and fun.

Aug. 16, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

Santa Fe Girl Power

Local ladies bring vintage goodies, jewelry and fun to a pop-up

Picks If you’re into jewelry, vintage clothing, organic skincare products or pottery, you want to spend Sunday evening wandering this market.

Aug. 09, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

Relationship Nightmares on Wax

Feel the feels with Waxahatchee

Picks Philadelphia singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield comes out with the goods again on Out in the Storm, her fourth full-length under the name Waxahatchee.

Aug. 02, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Beauty Mark

These portraits glow. No, really.

Picks You may have seen David Santiago’s ethereal lady-portraits, which cover Tractor Brewing Company beer cans and the Gnar Chow food truck often parked outside State Capital Kitchen.

July 26, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero

On a Mission from God

Ashley Raines is not a gospel singer

Picks I first saw Ashley Raines touring in support of his self-titled album and, at a loss for what to even call his sound at the time, I tweeted that it was “sexy funk-country.”

We’re All Mad Here

Practice your mini-golf swing with the Cheshire Cat

Picks Tumble down the rabbit hole and join the May Center for Learning over two days of mini-golf in the Railyard Park.

July 12, 2017 by Lauren Thompson, Alex De Vore

The Golden Age of Meadow Festivals

Rendezvous a-go-go

Picks The canvas is a magical place where reality and imagination meet to create worlds we wish we could walk right into.

Natural-Born Shooter

Not even a world war stopped this artist

Picks This Friday, a diverse collection of images in the exhibit Tony Vaccaro: From War To Beauty at the Monroe Gallery of Photography gives Santa Feans a glimpse into the life of the 94-year-old photographer.

June 28, 2017 by Maria Egolf-Romero, Alex De Vore

A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Legendary MC + local talent =one helluva night for hip-hop

Picks Good news for both Skylight and hip-hop fans as legendary MC Gift of Gab—half of Sacramento hip-hop act Blackalicious—brings his complex rhyme-work to the downtown nightclub’s stage.

I Can Make You Ice Cream, We Could be a Sweet Team

Pop-up party lets local creatives shine

Picks Looking for a new-to-you vintage tee, tote bag or just a general good time? Take a trip to the Southside this weekend to hit the Dandelion Pop-Up Market at Ghost.

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXV

Season VII, Episode V: Eastwatch

Pop Culture Spoilers. Then spoilers. Also, spoilers. 

Aug. 14, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXIV

Season VII, Episode IV: The Spoils of War

Pop Culture Spoilers on spoilers on spoilers. 

Aug. 07, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXIII

Season VII, Episode III:

Pop Culture You guys, this is nothing but spoilers. Like, scene-by-scene spoilers. 

July 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXII

Season VII, Episode II: Stormborn

Pop Culture So so so so many spoilers. Fairly warned be ye, says we. 

July 24, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs XXI

Season VII, Episode I: Dragonstone

Pop Culture Note: This thing is so full of spoilers it’s insane! 

July 17, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Prey Review

Bioshock in space!

Pop Culture Space—the not-so-final frontier.

May 12, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Little Nightmares Review

Tarsier Studios embraces the creepy

Pop Culture Swedish developer Tarsier Studios has taken a page from the Playdead playbook to create one of the most fascinating side-scrolling/light puzzle games of this or any generation with Little Nightmares.

May 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Review

Pop Culture The point is this: If you never played Bulletstorm, this is undoubtedly the time to jump in.

April 07, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Nothing's new, but it sure is pretty

Pop Culture  

March 09, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Review: Welcome to the Family

A glorious, if flawed, return to form

Pop Culture It hasn’t been exactly easy for longtime fans of the Resident Evil series.

Jan. 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Santa Fe Performing Arts Names New Executive Artistic Director

Local actor/musician and Meow Wolf co-founder Megan Burns to take the reigns of the local theater company this month

Theater & Stage Reviews Meow Wolf co-founder to take over the executive artistic director position at Santa Fe Performing Arts at the end of September.

Sept. 09, 2016 by Maria Egolf-Romero

A Midsummer’s Midsummer

Side notes on a well-known Shakespearean comedy

Theater & Stage Reviews As a side note and perhaps to explain his decision to let his actors use their own voices in the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, director Jerry Ferraccio says t

July 04, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Picking at the bones of industry

Other People’s Money appeals to hearts and wallets

Theater & Stage Reviews Director Ron Bloomberg leans over to me at a recent rehearsal for the Santa Fe Playhouse production of Other People’s Money, and says, “This is one of the first plays to address vulture capitalism

June 13, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Company’s out for summer

Dance performance strives to push the boundaries of, well, dance

Theater & Stage Reviews Arcos Dance artistic director Curtis Uhlemann describes the scene for “46 Thousand,” a piece he choreographed with his co-director Erica Gionfriddo: The scaffolds are black, the dancers wear black (their hair down) and musician Andy Primm sits above them with his drum kit, playing a piece inspired by the John Bonham solo “Bonzo’s Montreux.”

June 06, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

The Performance Community

The Peñasco Theatre builds community on the High Road

Theater & Stage Reviews From the street-side of The Peñasco Theatre, where a folksy mural tells of people building their community together, the theatre’s owner Alessandra Ogren walks me to the north side of the building where a new mural by Rebeka Tarín and Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski offers a meta-response to images on the front, mixing folk iconography with urban-contemporary references.

May 30, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Love Rocks

Musical reintroduces the anarchist Emma Goldman

Theater & Stage Reviews Love & Emma Goldman: A Rock Opera is about the enduring human voice. The original production by Sarah-Jane Moody and Jeremy Bleich (aka the experimental pop duo GoGoSnapRadio) is also about taking action for one’s beliefs. It’s about violence, justice, freedom and love. It’s about Emma Goldman, the turn-of-the-century anarchist who spoke up, was deported and disappeared into history.

May 16, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Chasing Fortune

The absurdity of just pursuits in Teatro Paraguas’ Fortunato

Theater & Stage Reviews The cast is rehearsing the last scene of Fortunato when I arrive at Teatro Paraguas’ new location, a few units down from its old black-box space in the Agua Fría Village. They’re having trouble finding momentum. Lines are forgotten. Props are dropped. Cues are missed. And the scene comes to a halt when actor Marcos Maez leans against a giant target, only to have it collapse behind him with a rattling crash and the sound of glass breaking.

April 25, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Oil and Water

Nonparticipatory resistance against corporate domination

Theater & Stage Reviews I caused the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is my conclusion after speaking with Argos MacCallum of Teatro Paraguas about the company’s reading of The Way of Water, Caridad Svich’s play about four people affected by said disaster.

April 18, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Worlds Within Words

Theaterwork realizes the works and lives of four women poets

Theater & Stage Reviews David Olson’s mother and grandmother were poets. At dinner, Olson’s father, a Swedish immigrant, would leave a line of poetry under a dinner plate for Olson or one of his siblings to discover and

Feb. 14, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Contemporaneous Celebrations

Wake up and happy birthday, music scene!

Theater & Stage Reviews Santa Fe’s contemporary music scene awakens from semi-hibernation with two important concerts this week. And they’re all about anniversaries.

June 21, 2011 by John Stege

Weekend Picks: If You're Friends with Seeds...

Weekend Picks Do fun stuff this weekend! There is a ton of it!

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Weekend Picks: Work Schmurk

Weekend Picks What should you do this weekend? THESE THINGS, says we.

Aug. 11, 2017 by SFR

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Speaking of storming the beaches...

Weekend Picks It's time to storm the town—y'know, for all the stuff-doing there is to accomplish.

Aug. 04, 2017 by SFR

Weekend Picks: April (or July) Showers

Weekend Picks Here comes the Raines again. You're gonna get wet this weekend.

July 21, 2017 by SFR

Weekend Picks: Post-Fourth

Weekend Picks Do fun things this weekend!

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Weekend Picks: Current Events

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June 23, 2017 by SFR

Weekend Picks: Things That Make You Go Ungh!

Weekend Picks If you're bored, it's clearly because you aren't even trying. Interactive art, travelin' musicians, graphic novels and brunch!

June 09, 2017 by SFR

Weekend Picks: Hot Days, Hotter Nights

Weekend Picks Get out for a puppet show - a Meat Puppets show, that is - and then do lots of other stuff. Ready, GO!

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