BEST BETS FOR THINGS TO DO AROUND TAOS
ROSSINI’S ‘SEMIRAMIDE’ AT TCA
Gioachino Rossini’s “Semiramide” is the next installment in The Met: Live in HD series at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance, its first in nearly 25 years, with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
The opera will be screened Saturday (March 10), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 Taos Center for the Arts members, and free to youth under 17 thanks to the Taos Opera Guild. Tickets available at TCA office or at the box office 45 minutes before the performance. Call (575) 758-2052.
ESCAPING PAVEMENT AT TAP ROOM
Hailed as “The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan,” Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of bluegrass, folk and Americana. You can catch their act Tuesday (March 13), 8 p.m., at the Taos Tap Room, 211 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, down the hill from Taos Plaza. No cover is charged.
“Their unique joint front person arrangement, with Emily and Aaron sharing equally in singing, songwriting and guitar playing allows for astounding, harmonydriven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Mountain Heart, and Joan Osborne,” a press release states. “With a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for outstanding Americana record, more than 500 shows under their belt, a new EP comprised of music inspired by the National Parks, official showcase performances at Folk Alliance Region Midwest (2017) and the Listening Room Network Festival (2018) and a nonstop touring schedule, this duo is spreading (its) Tuesday (March 13) at the Taos Tap Room. roots-based message, far and wide. Americana fans will find a lot to love in Escaping Pavement.”
For more, call (575) 758-1900 or visit taosmesabrewing.com.
ROBERT SILVER TALKS PARKINSON’S DISEASE
The Harwood Museum in conjunction with SOMOS is presenting Robert
Silver’s “Keepin’ On: Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease,” a talk based on his new book of the same name to be delivered Sunday (March 11), 2 p.m., in the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street. Admission is free. Retired following 45 years of clinical and forensic-psychology practice, consulting, and university teaching and now immersed in a writing career, Taos author Robert Silver is a storyteller by nature and a Parkinson’s patient by chance. His creative nonfiction has been published in Chokecherries, Howl, Storied Recipes and Storied Wheels. “Tributes & Tirades: Taos Life and American Politics” (Nighthawk Press, 2013) is a collection of Silver’s social and political commentaries. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
In addition, Silver will be having a book signing and discussion March 24, 2-3:30 p.m., at Op. Cit. Bookshop, 124A Bent Street, Taos. His book recounts tribulations and triumphs in his quest for a full life with Parkinson’s disease and is dedicated to his fellow patients as well as those who love and care for loved ones living with Parkinson’s.
MUSIC AND MORE AT KTAOS
Jimmy Stadler presents Taos Academy Charter School’s Spring Music Show today (March 8) from 6-8 p.m. at the KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado. Come check out the talented youth of Taos. Almost 30 Taos Academy students will be performing in three different bands. No cover is charged, but donations will go directly to benefit the Taos Academy Music Program. Dance to The Rockoons, Bottlecaps and The Small Mediums @ Large.All ages welcome and encouraged.
Also at the Solar Center:
Friday (March 9), catch The Rifters playing some legendary Taos country music. Don’t miss Don Richmond’s country trio offering beautiful three part harmonies and the music to back it up. The Rifters are well-known for keeping the crowd moving, so when you come out be sure to bring you dancing shoes. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $10 general admission.
Then, Saturday (March 10), it’s Anthony Carson & High Ideals from 7-9 p.m. Cover is $3. The music that Anthony Carson & High Ideals make is diverse, from reggae beats to dark jams, with themes that touch deeply on growth, harmony and nurturing one’s inner child. This is their first KTAOS performance together since last year’s release of Anthony Carson’s meditative, “The Wizard and the Weaver,” and the trio is working to expand and record new material in the coming months. For more, call (575) 758-5826 or visit ktao.com.
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