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Video Library

02019-02-04 @ 19:02

Fundraiser by Casey St. Charnez : Help Lisa Harris Keep Video Library Going!
Lisa S. Harris opened Video Library in August, 1981, as Santa Fe’s 1st video rental boutique. Today, the Vid is the last video store in town, still serving the film buff audience after all these years. It has long been a destination for locals to meet up at the counter, and discuss movies, dogs, and life itself.

In 1981 Video Library was the first video rental store in Santa Fe. A few years later, after big chains like Hastings and Blockbuster moved in, Video Library was the best video rental store. And now Video Library is the only video rental store in Santa Fe.

The selection of independent American productions and international films is outstanding, as is the knowledge of the staff. As you can tell I am a huge fan of this retro Video store. Actually it is not retro, because it has simply never changed since it opened 37 years ago, except to add more movies, of course…

If you live in Santa Fe you ought to check it out and, perhaps, rent a movie.

Tuesday Morning Walk

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First Snow

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Lensic Performance + New Album

02015-10-21 @ 16:10

The stage at the Lensic Theater on 8. October:

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We had a great time performing for a sold-out audience here in Santa Fe. Thanks to everyone who came and supported a good cause. I was most impressed by the fellow who drove all the way from Houston to experience the concert. :-)

CDs of the new album arrived the day before the concert and so we brought some to the venue to sell. Since Marita: Shadows + Storms in 1989, this is, I think, the first time that an album of mine premiered on Santa Fe radio – last Wednesday at KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe – and was first sold in Santa Fe. That makes me smile.

I updated the webpage for Waiting n Swan today. It now contains previews for all of the songs. These previews are good quality and are in stereo, but are limited to one minute each. I will add links to iTunes (download), Amazon (CD and download) and HDTracks (high definition download) as I find them – the official release date is Friday 10/23. Unfortunately the music will NOT be available from our ListeningLounge because of the licensing process involved. We will, however, sell the CD at our concerts.

Golden Cloud and Moon

02015-10-05 @ 13:10


Benefit Concert on October 8th, 2015

02015-09-17 @ 11:09

Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra will perform at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on October 8th, 2015.

Santa Fe 2015 – One Million Strong
Join us for a special evening featuring Santa Fe’s Grammy Award nominee Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra. Enjoy the music of Ottmar Liebert while contributing to the fight against the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined.


02014-10-18 @ 10:10

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Phonecam pics from this Morning

02014-07-04 @ 07:07

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Morning Light

02014-03-10 @ 13:03

photographed with iPhone

Moments between recording

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Early Morning Walk

02013-08-09 @ 15:08

More photos in my Photoblog

Snow on a Cherry Blossom

02013-04-19 @ 14:04

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Cold nights here in Santa Fe this week, in the low twenties.
In a month we will perform at the Albuquerque Zoo with the New Mexico Philharmonic.

Santa Fe Concert

02012-05-02 @ 09:05

For Santa Feans, New Mexicans and any person wanting to visit the “City Different”:

Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra will be in concert at Santa Fe’s beautiful Lensic theater on November 11th, 2012.

Like our 2009 concert at the Lensic, this performance will also benefit a local school.

Cuarto Centenario

02010-07-07 @ 16:07

This year we celebrate Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary:

Grand Ball Celebration
The Grand Ball celebration will be held at the historic Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa. The evening celebrations start with entertainment by the internationally known guitarist, Ottmar Liebert. Followed by dinner, dancing, silent auction (art pieces by 12 of Santa Fe’s well known santeros and santeras) and finally, the raffle drawing of the Rev. Msgr. Jerome y Alire’s vintage 1967 Restored VW Beetle with 2nd prize: 2 nights at Bishops Lodge, 3rd prize: original painting by artist Greg DeLucca, 4th prize: white cultured freshwater pearl necklace by Carrie Lynn Korzak. Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased by contacting Wanda Vint @ or 505-989-9102. ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.

I decided to do this performance on August 7th with the band.

Photos from the Lensic Concert in June

02009-07-27 @ 13:07

Here are a few images from the Lensic performance in June, captured by Colleen Hayes.

From left to right: Robby Rothschild, Stephen Duros, OL, Jon Gagan and Michael Chavez.

Great photos Colleen!


02009-04-24 @ 11:04

My cherry tree waited until after the snow fall last weekend to begin blossoming.

My brother’s new Pilates studio in Santa Fe. I am training with him regularly. I have been doing Pilates since 1997 and have worked with half a dozen different trainers and Stefan is the best, no question. The studio is great and very thoughtfully put together, comfortable and as organic as possible.

Today we worked out to Bloom – Brian Eno’s iPhone/iPod Touch appliction that generates music. Perfect background, soft, non-rhythmic sounds that feel like a field, not music…

Atlas Pilates
825-D Early Street
Santa Fe NM 87505
The phone number is on the door…

Winter is back

02009-04-18 @ 07:04

Winter is back for a day or two and Casa Monte Frio is under 3 inches of white stuff. Piñon branches are bending down in greeting, heavy with wet snow. But it is April and green blades of sturdy Southwest grass are peeking through the sparkling white blanket, which will melt in record time now that the sun glares down from a blue-bue sky.

They say spring has come
and the sky is filled with mist,
Yet on the mountains, no flowers, only snow.

– Ryōkan

The Lensic Events Calendar

02009-04-13 @ 10:04

Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra at the Lensic

Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

OL – Guitars
Jon Gagan – Bass + Synth
Stephen Duros – Guitars + Synth
Michael Chavez – Drumkit + Percussion
Robby Rothschild – Djembe + Cajon

An all-Santa Fe band plus one stranger.

Lensic PAC in June

02009-04-09 @ 12:04

Tickets for our concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on June 4th will go on sale next Tuesday, April 14th. The concert is a benefit for a local school. Tickets will range from $20 to $65. For $65 you will get one of the best seats in the house plus access to an after-show-party with the whole band (((and, more importantly finger-foods and wine))).

We want to do a special home-town show and will be talking to certain horn players about joining us – especially since the planned Luna Negra XL show in December was cancelled.

This will be a lot of fun!

Tuesday Rehearsal

02009-03-24 @ 20:03


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