Gioachino Rossini had retired from writing operas for almost three-and-a-half decades when, in 1863, he produced his Petite Messe solennelle (Little Solemn Mass), a sa…

when it was first brought to him, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer-arranger-producer-pianist Dave Grusin didn’t think much of the idea of doing a documentary film on…

Eve was a forager — the original locavore. Though she knew about God’s warning not to eat fruit from the forbidden tree, she nonetheless took a chance on a snake’s rec…

Let us now praise the fabulous seventies. No, I’m not talking about the 1970s, the decade. I’m talking about a bunch of new albums by country/folk/roots artists who ar…

The summer is about to get slower, if no less complex. Mercury turns retrograde Tuesday through Aug. 19 and joins Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron already in r…

When the back of the opera house’s stage is opened to the elements the view leads to Los Alamos, nestled in the Jemez Mountains.

Over the past few years, soprano Julia Bullock has become John Adams’ go-to singer. “She’s become my muse,” the composer said. “I met her, she sang for me, and I was b…

The San Marcos Café and Feed Store, located on NM-14, makes a lovely pit stop if you’re either on the way to Madrid and Cerrillos or just leaving the prison (or both, …

Look forward to a friendly weekend with a touch of political bombast and interpersonal drama around the edges. As the moon joins Mercury in expressive Leo, let’s all t…