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Santa Feans remember Ted Rose as a painter of steam railroads. He was also a master of landscapes and portraits. His watercolors of locomotives graced calendars, posta…

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Processed instruments, quadraphonic sound, and field recordings are among the distinctive elements of a new monthly series focused on experimental music.

For the second consecutive year, the winter Traditional Spanish Market Artist Show is in Santa Fe and not New Mexico's largest city.

Eric Blinman, director of the state Office of Archaeological Studies, will address finding a collaborative approach in human burial studies during an upcoming Southwest Seminars discussion.

Start a home improvement project this weekend, but don’t try to talk anyone else into joining, just make it look like fun.

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Strings to spare

A musician will play 16th and 17th century music on the distinctively shaped archlute, which dates from that era.

Strata Gallery’s exhibition of Santa Fe artist and poet Jane Shoenfeld’s abstract works runs through Dec. 17, with a reception Dec. 2 and a poetry reading Dec. 9. 

Nancy King Zeckendorf’s engaging autobiography tracks the former dancer’s ascent in the arts and fundraising worlds.

Although Hermanos Gutiérrez is based in Switzerland, the band's music can be described as a soundtrack to a Southwestern journey. 

Shira Greenberg’s joke is that Keshet Dance Company and Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, which she founded 26 years ago, has almost reached the point of achieving her vision. Good things take time.

With Thistlefoot, GemmaRose Nethercott, a poet and folklorist, has crafted an astonishing, tremendously rewarding multi-genre debut novel about estranged siblings who are reunited after receiving a mysterious inheritance.

You know the holidays aren't far off when the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus perform Handel's Messiah. By Santa Fe tradition it's first out of the gate in the seasonal sweepstakes, this year on Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

ArtWalk Santa Fe's upcoming event is billed as the first Rufina Block Party, taking place at businesses in the area of Rufina Street and Calle de Comercio.

Suzanne Sbarge's art, which appears to be a set of snapshots from an alternate reality, is the focus of a nearly monthlong exhibition at Santa Fe's Hecho Gallery.

A diverse array of instruments such as the mountain dulcimer, North Indian sitar, and bowed psaltery will make appearances alongside husband-and-wife duo Four Shillings Short, which is returning to Santa Fe for a pre-holiday performance.

The exhibit Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery continues through May 29 at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, but it's not the only way to learn about pueblos' rich history with clay. 

Season 2 of Mike White's award-winning covid-era creation The White Lotus might feel like a slight rehash, but includes enough new ideas to make it worthwhile.

Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever covers up its inability to move on by resorting to repetitive action sequences, maudlin emotion, and an uninvolving, occasionally incoherent story.

Feel that shift as planets move from brooding and focused Scorpio during the election to enthusiastic Sagittarius through Thanksgiving.

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The chamber ballet company New York Theatre Ballet is coming to the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 11.

A Santa Fe man has parlayed his passion for music into a record label, Mama Mañana Records.

Horno is the latest restaurant created by chef David Sellers and his wife, Heather Sellers. The restaurant's atmosphere, service, and food will lure our reviewer back, and soon. 

Bread and Puppet Theater's Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance is playing a one-night stand at the Wise Fool Studio and yes, the performance includes both puppets to watch and bread to eat, after the show.

Pagliacci, one of the most famous verismo operas ever written, is having what is almost certainly its first Santa Fe production, courtesy of Opera West at St. Francis Auditorium. Verismo means states of high dudgeon among the lower classes, usually involving adultery, as indeed it does in Ruggero Leoncavallo's masterpiece. 

In Any Other Family, Eleanor Brown has crafted a highly readable book that explores open adoption and what it means to be a family and a mother. 

One of the jazz world's greatest living pianists, George Cables, is heading to Santa Fe for a gig sponsored by the Santa Fe Music Collective and featuring the members of his trio, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Jerome Jennings.

Cranksgiving is a national Thanksgiving food drive in which volunteer bicyclists take a turn at food delivery. The Santa Fe version is Saturday, Nov. 12.

Adult instructors will perform alongside children ages 6 to 13 in Umbrella Children’s Theatre's Jill and Jack and the Beanstalk.

A leader with the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will share Díné/Navajo Stories About Death, the Afterlife, Grief, and Renewal on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Streaming Review

It’s Shy Di’s turn

Season 5 of The Crown finds the royal family spiraling into chaos — but manages to find compelling stories about almost all of them anyway. And it may change your opinion of Charles and Diana.

James Gray's deeply personal coming-of-age tale Armageddon Time illuminates our own times with surreal prescience.

We can hit the reset button this week. First let’s assess our situation and reorganize as the sun squares serious Saturn on Friday. 

Woodward says audio recordings of his Trump interviews offer deeper understanding of the man. They are also a surprising window into Woodward's method.

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The famed artist sees his new permanent exhibit in the House of Eternal Return as a chance to continue the storytelling of his Revolt 1680/2180 project. 

Music groups love to talk about talking their audiences on an emotional journey, but the Santa Fe Symphony is going one step farther and taking patrons on a physical journey, with Rite this Way. It's a chamber music concert that begins in the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center's theater and ends in its ballroom, with a champagne break at the midpoint.

Anne Wilkes Tucker trains a lens at trailblazing female photographers. She is coming to Santa Fe near the 50th anniversary of her seminal book on female photographers, The Woman’s Eye. Her lecture, "Not Women Artists, Artists," will be presented at St. Francis Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 4. 

Cirque Mechanics brings its people-powered retro-futuristic performance to Popejoy Hall with Zephyr: A Whirlwind of Circus.

In Conversations with Birds, a new book of 20 essays, the accomplished writer and documentary filmmaker Priyanka Kumar shares her vast knowledge of birds and wildlife and her interactions with wildlife experts at the various New Mexico refuges she has visited.

Random Acts

A sobering tale

The Seafarer, the final play of the New Mexico Actors Lab's season, culminates in a poker game with far higher stakes than one of the protagonists could have imagined.

Santa Fe actress Linda Loving will evoke images and memories from 650 years ago while portraying Julian of Norwich during her one-woman play.