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Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs with the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival on Sept. 7.

In concert

You’ll find plenty of affordable opportunities to hear great music this summer at festivals from Farmington to Abiquiu and Santa Fe to Albuquerque.

An opera patron sets the table for a tailgate party with friends. Tailgating, especially on opening night, is a favorite longtime tradition at the Santa Fe Opera. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

A beguiling pairing

The Santa Fe Opera always presents five operas during its summer season, but this summer there’s a slightly different twist to the schedule. For the first time since 1993, the opera presents two short operas in one evening.

The International UFO Museum & Research Center covers the 1947 event for which Roswell is best known with exhibits and lectures. (Courtesy of City Of Roswell)

Visitors welcome

Roswell may be best-known for an event that still resonates around the world more than 65 years after some kind of object crashed on a ranch outside the city in southeastern New Mexico.

Mickey Rooney is against the ropes as Spencer Tracy stands by him in this scene from the 1938 movie "Boys Town." Tracy plays the part of Father Flannigan in this film.  Actor at center is Frankie Thomas.  (The Associated Press)

Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

More than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater