April 21, 2014

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Gabriel García Márquez: 15 Essential Quotes

The Nobel Prize-winning author died today at 87

Art Features Macondo and the world of literature mourns one of its brightest beacons. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez died today at the age of 87 at his Mexico City home.

April 17, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

One for the Books

Get ready for World Book Night

Art Features On World Book Night, April 23, volunteers across the country and beyond distribute free books to light or non-readers.

April 15, 2014 by Zoe Haskell 0 Comments

Game Day

GoT mastermind gets own day, says season four is laden with “a fair amount of sex”

Art Features Mayor Javier Gonzales channeled his inner Jaime Lannister on Saturday morning at Sanbusco Market Center when he wielded a sword to cut the ceremonial ribbon in the proclamation of George RR Martin Day.

March 31, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Show Your Bones

Exploring ancestry with Judith Fein

Art Features To celebrate the release of Fein’s third book, two events have been planned in Santa Fe: the first is dubbed “Calling in the Ancestors,” and involves a short discussion about the book. Fein hopes the afternoon doubles as a chance for attendees to share stories behind their own photographs and other heirlooms.

Feb. 18, 2014 by Austin Eichelberger 0 Comments

It’s Alive!!!

Opera Lust at the Lensic

Art Features I’ve caught a few transmissions at other venues, but the Lensic version remains in a class by itself, given our town’s ravenous opera lust. Preshow audiences greet, air-kiss and gossip in the theater’s jammed lobby like they’re at the niftiest cocktail party in town.

Feb. 12, 2014 by John Stege 0 Comments

Model Citizens

Models bare inner muse; clothes stay on

Art Features “For three hours in a day, I’m lines and shapes and colors. I’m not skinny, I’m not fat, I’m not objectified. There is no judgment. It’s all about lines and shapes, colors and art and energy,” explains model Jessi Just as she leans in.

Feb. 05, 2014 by Sophie Engel 0 Comments

White Like Me

Hilton Als’ latest explores race, interpersonal relationships

Art Features To get hung up on this conceit is missing the point. Falling into Hilton Als’ way of seeing the world is to both dismiss and adopt easy labels as one so desires. It’s simply the way he and his friends talk about things as citizens of a certain kind of New York City.

Jan. 29, 2014 by Bett Williams 0 Comments

Say What?

Jennifer Jasper comes home

Art Features The show, which Jasper stages at Teatro Paraguas on Jan. 9 and 10, covers life as the middle child in a family with five girls as well as some more personal experiences that set an appropriate tone, given that this is a homecoming for Jasper.

Jan. 08, 2014 by Austin Eichelberger 0 Comments

Best Dangerous Books

2013 was a year for the books—literally

Art Features I nearly had an aneurism when I saw what was in store for dangerous writing in 2014—namely the Semotext(e) series of pamphlets to premiere at the Whitney Biennial. Curated by Hedi El Kholti, the list of writers functions as a primer on how to stay intellectually and emotionally alive in an era where the most essential writing is corralled into the margins.

Jan. 01, 2014 by Bett Williams 0 Comments

Match Master

New Mexico’s grandmaster to take on a crowd in simultaneous chess

Art Features Getting inside the head of an elite chess player probably isn’t a task for the timid. To those who are close to chess, the game is much more than 32 pieces on 64 squares. It’s more than knowing the rules of how the pawn, rook or bishop can move, more than memorizing opening plays; more than snatching an opponent’s pieces off the board.

Dec. 18, 2013 by Julie Ann Grimm 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

Summer’s Ending

With another lurking in the wings

Arts When Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera, stepped into the spotlight Aug. 19 just before the final La donna del lago of the season, the audience gasped a collective uh-oh. Who’d cancelled? Anxiety filled the house...

Aug. 27, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Robert Who?

Plus that avid uxoricide Gesualdo’s maddening madrigals

Arts “Well. I think they must have just about run out of Schumann.” And so went an overheard comment at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Aug. 15 evening concert. The occasion? Number three of four concerts billed as “Years of Wonder,” each featuring Gesualdo madrigals, Mozart piano trios and, need you ask, chamber works by Robert Schumann.

Aug. 20, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Oscar’s Fatal Attraction

A messy night at the Opera

Arts It was, for sure, Oscar Night out at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday, e.g., the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s anticipated work depicting Oscar Wilde’s last years..

July 30, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Violetta Revisited

And a sweet start for ChamberFest ‘13

Arts Finally I get it. Five years ago I denounced Laurent Pelly’s staging of Verdi’s La traviata for the Santa Fe Opera as “spectacularly inept.”

July 23, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Bravi Bellissimi

Thrills and trills at SFO’s Scottish play

Arts I nearly had to see a barber last Sunday morning to plaster down my perpendicular locks after a hair-raising premiere...

July 16, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

No Reserve

Interactive photography exhibit aims for perfect shot

Arts Diné photographer Will Wilson invites visitors of the Georgia O’Keeffe Education Annex to interact with his exhibit...

July 16, 2013 by Sophie Engel 0 Comments

Going Dutch[ess]

SFO kicks off 57th season with a bang

Arts When Much Ado About Nothing’s dim language-mangler, Constable Dogberry, remarks that “Comparisons are odorous,” he’s probably right...

July 02, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Make Way for SFO

Fifty-seven never looked this good

Arts Forget about the Three Tenors. Or the Three Mo’ Tenors. Or the Three Uzbeki Tenors. Or any of those copycat triumvirates...

June 25, 2013 by John Stege 0 Comments

Chicago Bares

The table is set for famed artist Judy Chicago

Arts The career of Santa Fe-based artist Judy Chicago runs the gamut from hissed-at feminist-banner-wielding provocateur to a sacrosanct presence among the modern art world.

June 04, 2013 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Her Daily Bread

Sam McBride is the toastess with the mostess

Arts Valve Rye, wheat, cinnamon raisin and beyond done in Sharpie, graphite pencil and ballpoint pen populate McBride’s artistic breadbasket.

April 15, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

On Key

New Railyard public art project is simply grand

Arts Valve Seventeen-year-old CJ Andrews has a vision for the Railyard. It involves artist-embellished pianos that anyone can come up to and tickle.

April 08, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

¡Ajúa!

Metalachi’s road to fame is paved with Selena, boobs and “love juice”

Arts Valve Vega De La Rockha sounds harsh. It’s 1 pm on a Thursday, and he’s just rolling out of a motel bed somewhere in the outskirts of Austin. “It was a crazy night last night, man,” De La Rockha says.

April 01, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Filmed in Stereo

Crowdfunding project aims to illustrate, educate

Arts Valve A documentary in the works titled This is a Stereotype is slated to address head on “the misunderstanding and perpetuation of stereotypical myths.” 

March 25, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Mime, Body, Spirit

Local author remembers silent love

Arts Valve The magnetism of his appeal draws me to him: his tenderness, his sensuality, the immense spaciousness of his presence. I feel his face next to mine, the warmth of his skin; he presses himself against me from behind. He presses into my fantasies. His lips touch my ear as he whispers: ‘Meet me at the edge of perception and illusion.'

March 12, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Hawaiian Topic

New exhibit at the Georgia O’Keeffe exudes island feel

Arts Valve “Maybe the O’Keeffe purists would be a little surprised that O’Keeffe participated in the advertising campaign for Hawaiian Pineapple Company,” Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, tells SFR.

Feb. 26, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Hot Shots

Michelle and Sidney Monroe are here to [s]cool you

Arts Valve Eisenstaedt was the German-born LIFE magazine photographer responsible for candid photographs featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, as well as the emblematic V-J Day celebration image that features a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square.

Feb. 19, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

In Like Quinn

SNL alum takes on politics, “New” Mexico and the Kardashians

Arts Valve “I was kind of fascinated by the fact that even the people that don’t like the founding fathers never say a word about the Constitution,” Quinn tells SFR. “Everyone loves the fuckin’ Constitution!” He found in the document the main inspiration for Unconstitutional.

Feb. 05, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

City, Different

Armistead Maupin drives beloved series to the station and waves good-bye

Arts Valve Currently living in Tesuque with husband Christopher Turner, Maupin—whose signature writing style was recently dubbed by one New York Times reviewer as “third-person kaleidoscope”— took time to chat with SFR on his way from San Francisco to Berkeley on the first stop of his The Days of Anna Madrigal promotional tour.

Jan. 22, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

That's the Magic of Maisie

Game of Thrones’ young star to grace Santa Fe

Arts Valve Unlike many 16-year-olds, Maisie Williams has seen her father beheaded, been imprisoned twice, lived part of her life as a boy and, oh yeah, there was the one time she killed that dude in the woods. An integral part of George RR Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire.

Jan. 15, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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.

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

Girly Bits

Eve Ensler brings teen monologues to Santa Fe

Book Reviews In 1998, Eve Ensler published The Vagina Monologues, and suddenly a word that many viewed as vulgar became a powerful—and positive—force. This year’s V-Day performance in Santa Fe—a performance of Ensler’s new collection of monologues, I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World—benefits the Santa Fe Mountain Center.

Feb. 17, 2010 by Charlotte Jusinski 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

A Long Time Ago

In a tribe far, far away...

Picks On Friday the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Navajo Nation Museum, presents Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope dubbed in Navajo. 

April 15, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Gingham Style

New art show proves it’s hip to be square

Picks Artist Nina Mastrangelo has found inspiration in the pattern, and this Saturday presents Plaid All Over, an interdisciplinary exhibit that features works by over 40 artists and celebrates all things plaid.

April 08, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Wax On!

Get hip to encaustic art

Picks Douglas Mehrens’ lifelong fascination with encaustic art started some 30 years ago, when he combined crayons with a burning candle.

April 02, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Other Bands Play, These Bands Kill!

Get ready for March of DethFest

Picks Whether or not it’s apparent on the surface, there’s a thriving metal scene in and around Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

March 25, 2014 by Alex De Vore 0 Comments

Mortal Combat

GoT gets the art show treatment

Picks Artist and Santa Fe University of Art and Design faculty member Todd Ryan White presents Mortal Mirror. The Game of Thrones inspired art exhibit opens this Friday at George RR Martin’s own Jean Cocteau Cinema.

March 18, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

You Can Call Her Queen Bee

Rosalind Wiseman’s got your back

Picks “The reality,” she continues on the sentiment, “is that people have rights, but other people try to take away those rights all the time based on your nationality, the color of your skin, your gender, your sexual orientation, what language you speak…there are all these ways that people can strip another person of their dignity.

March 12, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Future SEX

See Jane sizzle

Picks The plot is thin (Barbarella crash lands in her search for the illustrious scientist and then proceeds to bone just about everyone and everything she comes across), as are the costumes, and there is no denying how goofy the whole thing feels. But, even a billion years later, the impact is undeniable.

March 04, 2014 by Alex De Vore 0 Comments

Laissez Bons Temps Rouler, Nerds!

It’s fat! It’s Tuesday! It’s Fat Tuesday!

Picks Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Carnival Season. Call it what you want; the year’s biggest celebration of food, drink and depravity is a fantastic excuse to go nuts, drink some fineass drinks and hand out beads in exchange for…well, you know.

Feb. 26, 2014 by Alex De Vore 0 Comments

Politics MIXer

Make way for Patti! Javier! And the Invisible Man!

Picks The Santa Fe mayoral race has at time been heated, and on Thursday, it can potentially get slurry as MIX, in partnership with Hutton Broadcasting, presents a debate different, if you will, replete with candidates Bushee and Gonzales, as well as grub by Annapurna and suds from Duel Brewing.

Feb. 18, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

How to Be Alone on Valentine’s Day

…or not

Picks If the couples around you flaunt their love in what you’re sure is overcompensation of the highest degree and your love of Gin Blossoms explodes into a full-on obsession, it can only mean one thing—Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 12, 2014 by Alex De Vore 0 Comments

Inside George RR Martin’s Own Wedding

The affair was quaint and neither red nor purple

Pop Culture If any lesson can be extracted from season three of Game of Thrones’ infamous Red Wedding and its purple counterpart, aired last night during season four’s “The Lion and the Rose,” is that George RR Martin hates nuptials.

April 14, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

RIP, Ultimate Warrior

Iconic pro wrestler dead at 54

Pop Culture James Brian Hellwig, better known as “The Ultimate Warrior” collapsed yesterday evening while walking towards his car with his wife in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly thereafter. 

April 09, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

That Time Nirvana Played Santa Fe

Pop Culture It was the summer of 1989 and a little-know rock outfit from Washington, Nirvana, had just released their their debut studio album, Bleach.

April 05, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

Top 10 Moments at the ‘George RR Martin Day’ Proclamation

March 29, 2014 is now officially GRRM Day in Santa Fe

Pop Culture The Iron Throne shone, George RR Martin giggled, actor Pedro Pascal game me the vapors and a sword-wielding Mayor Javier Gonzales officially proclaimed March 29, 2014, as George RR Martin Day across La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís.

March 29, 2014 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

15 Reasons Why New Mexico is the Coolest State

Pop Culture So what if we lack lush beaches and have modest adobe buildings instead of skyscrapers? New Mexico has character, dammit and we here at SFR would like to celebrate its quirks, warts and all.

March 22, 2013 by Enrique Limón 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

Through the Lens

Lensic affiliates share their views

Theater & Stage Reviews The Lensic theater space turns 80 this year and simultaneously celebrates 10 years since it became the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center. The Lensic marks this milestone with the same varied arsenal of events it has wielded throughout its history.

April 13, 2011 by Rani Molla 0 Comments
 
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