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FUZE.SW 2013 Explores Food of the New World

on August 23, 2013 - 7:09am
Foods of the New World on display in'New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más.' Courtesy photo

MIFA News:

SANTA FE—An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know—and consume it— today, opened last year at the Museum of International Folk Art with “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” on view through Jan. 5, 2014.

Digging deeper into the topics covered in New World Cuisine will be FUZE.SW 2013. Santa Fe’s first-ever food conference of its kind takes place at the Museum of International Folk Art the weekend of Nov. 8-10.

James Beard

Swing to Claire Lynch Band Friday

on August 22, 2013 - 8:38am
The Claire Lynch Band. Courtesy photo


This Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is thrilled to present the Claire Lynch Band. The show is part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

The show is free of charge and it will be incredible. Claire Lynch is a singer/songwriter and was a rare woman’s voice in the bluegrass field when she first led the Front Porch String Band in the 1970s. The Band was very successful, but stopped touring in 1981.

Claire became an in-demand session vocalist backing people like

Taos National Society of Watercolorists Group Exhibition Opens Aug. 30

on August 22, 2013 - 8:29am
Wheeler Peak by Linda Henderson is one of the pieces in the show.

TNSW News:

The Taos National Society of Watercolorists is staging a group exhibition at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The exhibition will be on display from Aug. 30-Sept. 29.

The Opening Reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 and will feature a "meet and greet" with the 22 artist members of the National Society of Watercolorists. Admission is free for the reception and there will be refreshments served.

All work in this exhibition is for sale.


One Half of Vanilla Pop Presents 'The Alan Allen Show'

on August 22, 2013 - 8:13am

Staff Report

If you've ever seen "Vanilla Pop," the 80's lounge duo who have been entertaining New Mexicans for the past 10 years, then you probably know "Al Dente," the sarcastic, sequin laden front man of the duo.

What you probably don't know is that for the past year, the crooner has been developing a one-man solo performance called "The Alan Allen Show."

Following in the footsteps of renowned musical comedians Alan Sherman and Tom Lehrer, with a hefty dose of the contemporary Tim Minchin thrown in as well, "The Alan Allen Show" is a blend of socio-political commentary and musical

White Rock's Artist Market: Call for Exhibitors

on August 21, 2013 - 8:55am


The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is seeking Artists or Artisans to participate in its outdoor Art Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The fee is $15 to participate and exhibitors must provide their own tables, chairs and tents.

Direct questions to Melanie Peña at 505-661-4807 or Register online here.

Nine Weekends of Taos Grand Fall Arts Begins

on August 21, 2013 - 7:22am
A season of color in Taos. Photos by Jill Caven and Janet Burns

Staff Report

TAOS—Fall colors in Taos include not only the vivid changing leaves in Carson National Forest but a multi-colored palette of festivals that take place throughout September and October.  

The 2013 Taos Grand Fall Arts season includes many art, music, literary, and culinary events and several major festivals – Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Wool Festival, and SOMOS Storytelling Festival are among the most popular.

This year, the roster of events features a number of colorful personalities:

Aug. 17-Sept.1 Grammy-winner

Hey, Mozart! New Mexico Selects 9-year-old's Composition for Orchestration

on August 21, 2013 - 7:09am

Karin Ebey


Hey, Mozart! New Mexico has chosen Coelophysis on the Rio Grande by 9-year-old Karin Ebey of Los Alamos as one of the compositions to be orchestrated for the 2013 Child Composer Project.

“I like music because it lets me express my ideas using beautiful sounds, and because it challenges me,” Ebey said.

Ebey’s melody will be arranged for orchestra by Christian Newman. The Albuquerque Youth Orchestra of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program will perform the works for orchestra at the concert.

Ebey will perform her piece on piano at the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico concert