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Jazz keyboards magician Chick Corea (in foreground) is the subject of the next program in the series by the Tribute Trio (behind Corea). Corea gained renown as a member of Miles Davis’ electric band in the late 1960s and as leader of his own fusion band Return to Forever in the 1970s. The Tribute Trio — pianist John Rangel, drummer Cal Haines, and bassist Michael Glynn — plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at
El Mesón, 213 Washington Ave. Call 989-1088 for advance tickets ($15) and 983-6756 for dinner reservations. If you have even the slightest vintage to ya, the Fab Four rings a bell as an affectionate name for The Beatles. The members of a new Beatles tribute band billing themselves as The Fab Faux perform the band’s unparalleled
music at Mike’s Music Exchange in La Tienda at Eldorado (7 Caliente Road, 466-2782) at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. The band members are Paul Marcus, drums; Bob Curtis, bass; and Evelyne Taylor and Tim Taylor, guitar. Tickets are $15 at the door. Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina is one more reason to raise a toast to the blossoming indie-folk scene in Portland, Oregon’. He may be one-third of pop-rock band Binary Dolls. He may have been a part-time drummer for Vancouver, B.C., roots outfit The Be Good Tanyas. And he may have written music for some members of the New York City Ballet. But whether he’s with a backup band or solo with one of the many instruments he plays, Jaina is a folk-pop wizard with a gift for dark storytelling and a weathered jazz crooner’s voice. Catch Jaina and his band and openers The Ghost Light at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, at Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St.; 983-4559). It’s $5 at www.corazonsantafe.com and at the door. You didn’t survive the ’70s unless you have a tattered copy of Ram Dass’ Be Here Now. The 1971 guide to yoga, spirituality and meditation was originally published by Taos’ Lama Foundation, one of the most long-lasting Northern New Mexico communes to emerge from the counterculture era. At 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 7, St. John’s College (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca) hosts a staged dramatic reading of the commune’s history called
Lama Genesis/Lama Incarnations. Presented by Metta Theatre, the show takes place at the Great Hall. Admission is $6. For information, call 575-758-1104.