July has arrived!
And Local Flavor’s Performing Arts Issue proves that summer in Northern New Mexico is as good as it gets!
As the magazine’s editor (a fine writer herself with a piece in this issue), Cullen Curtiss puts it so succinctly, the July issue of Local Flavor is all about “celebrating the art that is nourishment for the mind, the body, and the spirit.”
If you are looking for things to do this month that are just a short drive away, and/or if you have visitors from afar, be sure to pick up a copy of Local Flavor for all the best things to do this month in High Country – from Opera to Flamenco with food, wine and breakfast besides, your senses will be satiated this summer!
BELIEVING IN OUR PAST: Allan Affeldt & Las Vegas, Lamy, Winslow. Writer Lynn Cline and photographer Doug Merriam capture visionary Allan Affeldt‘s latest railroad town project at Hotel Castaneda. Says Allan of his work with his wife Tina: “There are beautiful things everywhere that need to be saved. In every case, someone has to take a leap of faith.”
IN THE KEY OF SUMMER. Writer Stephanie Hainsfurther covers the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and quotes its Artistic Director Marc Neikrugas saying, “One [will leave] the hall with a calmer, richer sense of the glories of life.”
THE SOUTHSIDE ROCKS–Santa Fe Bandstand Writer Cullen Curtiss highlights Santa Fe Bandstand‘s rocking presence on the Southside, featuring Al Hurricane, Superfonicos, Son Como Son, and Detroit Lightning on four Saturdays in July.
THE THIRTEENTH CHILD. Writer Megan Kamerick delves into the dark story of the Santa Fe Opera’s The Thirteenth Child, an opera that represents the SFO’s tradition of premiering new works. Composer Poul Ruders and librettist team Becky and David Starobin have the madness of the characters deftly in hand.
NEW MEXICO WINE COUNTRY. This month, Executive Director of New Mexico Wines, Chris Goblet explores the Mimbres Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area), centered around Deming and Silver City. Read about Luna Rossa Winery, DH Lescombes Lordsburg Vineyard and La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery. VIVA VINO!
MORNING DISPATCH: Santa Fe 8 a.m. Writer Mark Oppenheimer reports affectionately from three Santa Fe breakfast spots–Dolina Cafe & Bakery, Terra Verde Organic, and Madame Matisse. And he articulates something that might change how you approach your first meal of the day: “We want to be cared for just right to meet the day with a smile and feel good about ourselves.”
STILL HUNGRY FOR A PICNIC. Thank you to Fleur de Lys, Kaune’s Neighborhood Market, and Mata G’s for delivering sound advice on the perfect outdoor music-listening picnic victuals. And we’ve added details on where to lay your blanket!
ON THE ROAD. Author of Exploring New Mexico, Sharon Niederman is back this month with more road trip recommendations for your summer adventures, including the Magdalena Old Timers Reunion.
CHEF’S BUZZ. Writer Lynn Cline is all over our Northern New Mexico region to give you the top hospitality news, including Los Poblanos‘ recent awards, about which owner Matt Rembe said, “One of the things that is so rewarding is to have a project that’s so purely New Mexican be recognized on an international level.”
TOP TIX. What would we do without Top Tix columnist Stephanie Hainsfurther’s tips on the hottest performing arts tix in town, including La Emi Flamenco at The Lodge at Santa Fe?
ART BEAT. Writer Mia Rose Poris’ picks for your July gallery-hopping, including the exhibition of Santa Fe oil painter Steve Elmore’s Landscapes on the Edge at his gallery.
VINTAGE ALBUQUERQUE. Photographer Liz Lopez captures the great charitable event Vintage Albuquerque, raising funds for arts education.
Local Flavor’s July issue is on the stands now at more than 500 locations Statewide, including Cid’s here in Taos. The magazine has a stellar website as well, which you can visit by clicking on the link below.
All images thanks to Local Flavor