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Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week

New Mexico welcomes The Ten Tenors. (Courtesy of the Ten Tenors)

Get a head start on your holiday cheer with help from a group of Australian vocal powerhouses. The Ten Tenors, who have performed both classic and contemporary tunes in shows across the world for the past 20 years, will return to New Mexico (the guys performed in Albuquerque in February) for their popular holiday show. This time, they’ll be stopping in Santa Fe. The performance is said to include seasonal favorites like “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad” and more. “The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays” is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St. Tickets are $39-$65 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (505) 988-1234 or at the Lensic box office.

HISTORY VIA TECHNOLOGY: Through digital art, a new exhibition is posing the question “Why technology defines our future, and what we can learn by looking to our history?”

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s “Expanding, Receding Squares.” (Courtesy of the Thoma Foundation)

“Digital Artifacts,” made up of recent additions to the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation collection, will be on display at the foundation’s Santa Fe showspace starting tonight. The five-artist show is designed to look at technology through a lens of preserving or documenting a history. Computer artist Casey Raes created an abstract, continuous animation made up of images from a single Sunday edition of the New York Times from 2016. Sabrina Gschwandtner, a Los Angeles-based artist, sews 16mm film strips together to look like traditional quilting patterns. Israeli multimedia artist Michal Rovner’s installation, “Dahui,” makes reference to ancient forms of communication such as hieroglyphics and cave paintings. Rovner, who often uses stones she’s collected throughout Israel in her work, projects moving images onto the stones so it appears as if the images were etched into the rock. These works and others by Guillermo Galindo and Josh Tonsfeldt will be shown starting at tonight’s opening reception from 5-7 p.m. at Art House, 231 Delgado St. “Digital Artifacts” will remain up for a year. Art House is open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment.

“The Turquoise Lady.” (Courtesy of Kathy Hirshon)

THE TURQUOISE LADY: June Rosenthal is known as “the Turquoise Lady,” a nickname she’s earned through decades of cultivating a signature, Southwestern personal style. At 94, she’s using the colorful moniker as the title for her new memoir. “The Turquoise Lady: My Loves, Fashions, and Fortunes” takes readers through her unique life via illustrated vignettes. She and Santa Fe artist Kathy Hirson – a longtime friend of Rosenthal dating from when they both lived in Stamford, Conn. – are having a book reception and signing today at Art.i.fact vintage store. Rosenthal was born and raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., went on to work at Vogue magazine and has had a decadeslong career as a real estate agent in Stamford. The book touches on her family and her many travels, including her first trip to Santa Fe in the late 1970s, when “her love of turquoise, silver and all things Southwestern began.” She and her husband later bought a second home in Tesuque and have lived here full-time since 2013. The reception and signing is today from 4-7 p.m. at Art.i.fact, 930 Baca, Suite C. The store will have the book on sale for $30. The event helps kick off the Baca Street Arts Tour, an annual celebration of area businesses featuring snacks, activities and artist demonstrations. The Arts Tour is scheduled throughout the weekend.

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