Arts

State museum celebrates 100th Year

The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday at 107 West Palace Ave on Nov. 25 with special exhibits and events for the whole family. The museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary …
Visual arts

Pushing boundaries

Taos’ art scene is fairly reputable for hollyhocks and sunsets, however in the heart of Arroyo Seco a gallery is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be creative.
Entertainment

What's happening in Taos?

Here's a quick look at some the arts and entertainment events happening in and around Taos. For more, check out this week's Tempo magazine inside The Taos News on sale right now.
Movies

Dorothea Lange film to be screened

A film narrated and directed by Dorothea Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, tells the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century.
Fine art

Flourishing creativity in Taos

Before looking closer at Ana Karina Armijo, the town of Taos Marketing and Tourism Director’s marketing activities, I’m pleased to find that this weekend’s first Friday and first Saturday of the month (Nov. 3 and 4) activities are happening again, giving everyone a much-needed blast-off before the winter holiday rush begins.
Art festival

Elegance along the Embudo

The Dixon Studio Tour is a work of art unto itself. There is a wide range of artistry and craftsmanship on display, all of which is set amid the stunning autumnal beauty of the Embudo Valley.
Fine art

Budding talents

Art students from University of New Mexico-Taos are planning to present artwork for an exhibition that opens with a reception Saturday (Nov. 4) at David Anthony Fine Art.
Fine art

Anaïs and her crows

Fans of Taos artist Anaïs Rumfelt have been watching her creative evolution through nearly two decades of gallery shows and events.
Fine art

Art of elementals

Earth-shifting mud flows, raging torrents cutting grand canyons, hoodoos wounded by wicked winds, fiery deserts skinned by glittering icebergs – these elementals are the artists that Dora Dillistone curates.
Festival

Flying high over Taos

The first day of the 2017 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally included a ride into the skies over Taos aboard the Toucan Pilot balloon, piloted by Ken Wolcott.
Theater

Wilde at heart

Taos High School drama students and staff invite everyone to come to their production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
Cuisine

Wildcrafted goodness

The “Indigenous Foods Experience” — which took place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 20-21) — was designed as a way to “inform community members, policymakers, tribal government, and tribal programs about Food Sovereignty and why it is important to our community of Taos Pueblo."
Music
Music

Deep hit from Jamaica’s reggae roots

Taos Mesa Brewing and Roots and Wires Presents team up to bring reggae artists Israel Vibration to Taos. Backed by Roots Radics, Israel Vibration (aka I-Vibes) will be stirring it up with the sweet harmonious sounds of their Jamaican roots. Opening the show, is Taos’ own Iriebellion.
Music

Absolutely Frank

Jazz saxophonist Frank Morgan (1933-2007) was one of Taos’ treasures. The musician found his way here late in life and stayed for a number of years before moving to Minneapolis in 2005, a couple of years before his death. Morgan fell in love with Taos, and Taos fell in love with Frank Morgan.
Music

Acoustic music for the adventurous

A blast from the past and a look at the future, this week’s What’s Spinning explores some of the elements of the acoustic music scene that isn’t being played at your local open mic.
Music

An often hidden history

Some people hear the words “chamber music” and imagine formally dressed Victorians sitting stiffly in stuffy drawing rooms, yawning politely behind their handkerchiefs through a never-changing set list of Baroque compositions.
Music

For peace sake

The devastation of war, followed by the sanctity of peace; it is an old theme. One that conductor Erick Brunner explores with the Taos Community Chorus’ “Into the Light” fall concerts.
Film
Movies

Movie review: 'Thor: Ragnarok'

When the only escape path for Thor is traveling through something called “The Devil’s Anus,” you know the new movie featuring the Norse god with a non-Nordic accent isn’t exactly a super-serious effort.
Movies

Movie review: 'The Foreigner'

The framework is all too familiar. A terrorist bomb attack kills several innocent people in the midst of a large urban city, London in this case.
Movies

Movie review: 'Only the Brave'

A few highly detailed and compelling-to-read articles have been written about what happened to the Granite Mountain Hotshots on June 30, 2013. In fact, one of them, titled “No Exit” by …

Santa Fe's wildland firefighters tied to 'Only the Brave' heroes

Santa Fe's wildland firefighters tied to 'Only the Brave' heroes Members of city's team to answer questions Saturday after screening of new film Publication …
Movie review

Movie review: 'Happy Death day'

The totally obvious reference to Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day” is not hard to miss, especially when it’s actually brought up in dialogue for the semi-comedic slasher flick, “Happy Death Day.”
Books
Literary arts

Reading rainbow

SOMOS is celebrating “November Prose Month.” The month’s events so far have included workshops from writers Johanna DeBiase and Sean Murphy, and readings from David Pérez, Andres Vargas. Anita Rodríguez, Steve Fox, Lauren Bjorkman, Estelle Laure and Eileen Wiard.
Literary arts

Creative writing out loud

November is Prose Month. To celebrate, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is presenting its first celebration of the occasion with nine evenings of prose readings by 20 different writers and three consecutive Saturday workshops on the craft of prose writing and performance.
Literary arts

The science of poetry

Jane Lin and Mary Cisper are both New Mexico poets who share an interest in the sciences. Lin is a software engineer who develops web applications for an environmental consulting company. Cisper is a former analytical chemist who conducted research in ion trap mass spectrometry.

The 1,000-year-old man: The remarkable story of author Max Evans

The Big Chief Bar looked like a cyclone had hit it, and Max Evans was responsible. That’s why he was in jail in Raton. So was his friend, an ex-jockey, and the jockey’s monkey, …
Literary arts

Catching the wild poet

Since 1990, New Mexico poet Jim Harris and Canadian poet Glen Sorestad have made an annual fishing pilgrimage to Jan Lake along the Saskatchewan border of Manitoba, Canada. The two authors recently collaborated on a book of poetry titled “Water and Rock: Fish and Friends in the Boreal Forest.”
Literary arts

Storytelling in a digital world

Cisco Guevara is the owner and founder of Los Rios River Runners. He tells stories to his clients while floating on the Río Grande – and, luckily for the whole of Taos, he tells his stories onstage. This is Guevara’s 17th year participating in the Taos Storytelling Festival.
Culture
Culture

Flower Power era recalled in stories

“Turn on, Tune in, drop out” is a phrase that can trigger stories about the raucous and raw counterculture movement spanning the 1960s and ‘70s. This same sentiment brings together a community storytelling project happening Thursday (Nov. 9) in Taos.
Entertainment

Weed whackers

Now's your chance to see what "The Marijuana Show" is all about.
Culture

Taoseños honor the dead

George Chacón was born on Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). For 26 years, he and his wife Beverly celebrated his birthday at The Taos Inn, creating a community celebration and observance of Day of the Dead, a day for honoring departed loved ones.
Festival

Halloween in Taos

Halloween night in Taos – it’s frightful, delightful and always a sight full! Whether you are looking for some low-key fun or desiring to be in the thick of it, Taos has something for everyone. Here is a rundown of things you can do to celebrate.

Mass ascension - 35th annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

Enjoy viewing the lift-off of thirty hot air balloons here in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.
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