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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.


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 taosmesabrew­


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.


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



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