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SANTA FE, N.M. — A Grammy award-winning composer and jazz ensemble leader comes to Santa Fe tonight. Maria Schneider has been heading her New York-based big band for almost 30 years, along the way racking up a dozen Grammy nominations for the orchestra’s albums and her compositions. She has won five times, including one in 2016 for a single her 18-member group recorded with David Bowie, “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime).” The show is at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range between $14.50 and $55 for children and $29 and $110 for adults. They are available at, 505 988-1234, or the Lensic Box Office.

HOT TOPIC: In Santa Fe, “Burning Man” is known as a descendant of the city’s beloved Zozobra. But Nevada’s annual festival has a culture all its own, and photographer Nicholas King’s latest work dives into the world of the “burners.” An exhibition featuring portraits from King’s 2017 book, “Burners,” and other Burning Man-inspired art will be on display at the 7Arts Gallery starting tonight. King’s book is described as showing off the “radical self expression” and “wide demographic” among the tens of thousands who participate and view the temporary village for Burning Man as an oasis of free expression and inclusion. The free exhibition opens today at 4 p.m. and includes a book singing with King. “Burning Man – Up Close and Personal” will be up at 7Arts, 125 Lincoln Ave., until March 31.

WOMEN POWER: Collected Works honors International Women’s Day through, of course, a celebration of women authors. The bookstore will feature readings and conversation with New Mexican poets Luci Tapahonso and Barbara Robidoux. Tapahonso is an English literature and language professor at University of New Mexico and Robidoux is a Santa Fe-based fiction writer of Cherokee descent. Her book of short stories about life on a fictional reservation in Maine, “Sweetgrass Burning,” was released in 2016. Joining the two locals is Ariel Gore, founder of the alternative parenting magazine Hip Mama. The Oakland-based writer, who also has a home in Santa Fe, has been called one of this generation’s best feminist writers. The event is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St.