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A History of Blues Music
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Blues is the name given to the musical form and the music genre that emerged from the African-American communities and the black cultural melting pot of the American South of the 1890’s, drawing on a fascinating mixture of African-American spirituals, traditional songs, work songs of the slaves, field hollers, shouts and chants, folk ballads, European hymns, contemporary dance music and rhymed simple narrative ballads. During their back-breaking toil in the fields of the Southern plantations, black slaves developed a “call and response” way … Read More

Books From the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico has long inspired storytellers. From the early native people who passed down stories to their descendants to tellers of cuentos, Spanish Colonial tales, followed by a steady stream of novelists, poets and nonfiction authors, the region has provided a profound sense of creativity, with majestic mountains, endless views, a unique blend of cultures and remote ruggedness. Writers have long been drawn to New Mexico, and they’ve extolled the region in novels, poetry, essays, articles, plays, nonfiction and more.  … Read More

The Universe of Helen Pfeffer

Helen Pfeffer makes art that captivates her curiosity, that pushes the envelope, and that gives a new translation to common subjects—such as a line, a branch, a tree, or the landscape. Her career has been marked with many solo and group exhibitions throughout New Mexico, Texas, New York, Colorado, and Louisiana. Pfeffer’s Branch Series was recently featured in a group exhibition, Art on the Edge, at the New Mexico Museum of Art, curated by Elizabeth Sussman of the Whitney Museum … Read More