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Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux returns as soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic on Saturday, January 25 at 6 p.m. in Popejoy Hall (203 Cornell Dr. NE). Vieaux will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, RV 93 and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto on a program entitled “Mozart and Beyo…

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A new temporary exhibit will open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on January 10, continuing through May 17. The exhibit, titled “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations,” features sculptures made of discarded and reclaimed household objects. Many of the sculptures are made…

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“There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.” — Nancy Spain

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No less a notable than William Shakespeare described Limburger cheese as “the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.”

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On Jan. 6, 1975, “Wheel of Fortune,” the longest-running syndicated game show in American television, premieres on NBC. In over 7,000 episodes, show hostess Vanna White has never worn the same gown twice.

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For many people, dropping temperatures mean it’s time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child,…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Year brings challenges that can change your life. Be prepared.

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Shockwaves went through the soap opera world when Ken Corday, producer of “Days of Our Lives,” announced that the show’s entire cast had been FIRED!! The once popular NBC soap premiered Nov. 8, 1965. The longest-running regular cast members were Deidre Hall, as Marlena Evans since 1976; Susa…

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I think we can agree that 2019 was a long, tough year. We all know why. Is it time to tune out?

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Jump-start your holiday shopping with the best antique dealers, vintage home goods, talented artists, jewelry makers, delicious food and toe-tapping music! Vintage Market Days’ Holiday Market brings together avid collectors, pickers, artists, musicians and makers — people who share a love of…

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Witness the iconic Christmas story of the three kings, told through the beautiful art of flamenco. Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco — home to Yjastros: American Flamenco Repertory Company and The Conservatory of Flamenco Arts. Performance times for La Estrella are Friday, Dece…

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If you find yourself yearning for a spot of tea, check out Uptown Tea. This second location of NM Tea Co. opened recently in ABQ Uptown. In the new space, any variety of tea can be purchased brewed, by the cup, hot, iced or in tea-latte form. You’ll also find 75 varieties prepared in tea bag…

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Relive your childhood memories by visiting the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Road NW) and The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. This exhibition, on view through April 19, 2020, reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly…

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You’ve probably read about the unprecedented casualties suffered on all sides in World War I. You probably didn’t know, though, that 60,000 of those casualties were due to avalanches caused by gunfire in the Alps.

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“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” — Joan Collins

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We’ve all heard those time-tested ways to save money — dine out less, sign up for rewards programs or switch off the lights when you leave the room. But in today’s digital world, there are some great ways to save that you may not have thought about.

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On Dec. 2, 1954, the U.S. Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct unbecoming a senator. The censure was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists in the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While it seems that chaos is taking over, you get everything back to normal, even if it means being more than a little assertive with some people.

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Taylor Swift, who has won 295 major music awards, including 10 Grammys, is putting in a serious bid to win an Oscar. While visiting “Cats” creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, he played her a new melody he’d written for the film “Cats.” Before the afternoon was over, Swift and Lloyd Webber had writt…

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You might be tempted to reserve your silver flatware for special occasion use, but it can be used daily. If you do so, it will be less likely to tarnish and require special cleaning and polishing. Hand wash gently — never put silver in the dishwasher — and store in drawers lined with a tarni…

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What’s better this fall than taking leisurely family walks to grab some fresh air and enjoy the stimulation of the outdoors? While everyone might recognize houses and neighbors, and get caught up in collecting fallen leaves along the way, this time can also draw everyone’s attention to new d…

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For many families, the holiday season is the most expensive time of year. Americans spent over $707 billion dollars during the 2018 holidays, according to the National Retail Federation, and it would be no surprise for spending to increase in 2019.

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Sure, the little black dress is a staple of holiday parties this time of year. It can be dressed up or down, and it is the epitome of understated elegance. But it’s not the only option for fashionable women.

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In ancient Egypt, a rich man would not write his own letters but would travel with a scribe who wrote his letters for him. The scribe used a crude pen that had to be dipped in ink; he carried it on a stone with a slight hollow. As more learned to write, the ink holders became fancier, and ca…

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

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The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed. The marine mammal is so large, in fact, that a grown man could swim through its largest blood vessels.

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On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture, Michelangelo was called to Rome in 1508.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Caution dominates the Sheep’s monetary aspect this month. You might want to shear your big spending plans.

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The CW is preparing a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger” with “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki in the title role. Padalecki played Dean Forester in “Gilmore Girls” from 2000-05 and then went right into “Supernatural” as Sam Winchester for the past 15 seasons. This will be a taller, younger …

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Felting “acorns” using fluffy natural wool is a relaxing and enjoyable fall activity for all ages. It’s especially suited for young children who like to get their hands in soapy water to shape and change the structure of the soft wool into dense felted wool balls.

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Antique handmade game boards are popular as decorations in homes filled with folk art. Most are for chess or checkers, and the square boards look important in a group on the wall. But there also are game boards that are other shapes. The game “Pope Joan” was popular in the 18th century and s…

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Now in its 31st year, the Halloween Celebration at the Zoo provides  a safe, fun event for the whole family. Start a new tradition! Spend the day trick-or-treating together on October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, 100 percent of the profits will benefit the BioPark, which makes us so …

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Is it quartz, or quartzite? What’s the difference between a rock and a mineral? Or between a gem and a mineral? And just how old is that fossil? Find out from the experts what minerals, rocks or fossils are hiding in your collection. This free event occurs from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first Monda…

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Susie Tallman and Friends have another winner on their hands. The local singer’s latest album, “Spanish Songs for Children Learning Spanish,” has received the Parents Choice Gold Award, The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and Creative Child Magazine’s Best CD of 2019. Twenty easy…

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Golfers beware: Don’t chew on the tees. One golfer who was in the habit of gnawing while he played overdosed on pesticides after playing 36 holes in one day.

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“The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.” — Ernest Hemingway

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On Oct. 4, 1918, German Chancellor Max von Baden sends a telegraph message to President Woodrow Wilson requesting an armistice between Germany and the Allied powers in World War I. After a difficult month of negotiations, World War I came to an end on Nov. 11, 1918.

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Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make?  Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata.  You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious recipes at Culinary.net.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who ended “Veep” on a high note (despite taking time off to successfully fight cancer), will be heard but not seen in the Pixar animated urban fantasy “Onward” (in theaters March 2020), with superheroes Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, and “Help” Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer…

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Fall outdoor rituals are many during these lush months of color and cooler temps. You can celebrate the season and create new traditions right at your closest park or in your neighborhood. If the fall air beckons your family to get outside for a bike ride or a weekend walk, go for it. Observ…