Arts
Fine art

Rebels with an artistic cause

Unquestionably, Taos has been a center for artists and art lovers for over a century.From the arrival of the first members of the Taos Society of Artists 120 years ago, to the seminal …
Theater

The space between words

Over the past five years, the Taos Onstage community theater group has entertained Taos audiences with comedies, classic radio plays, holiday dinner theater extravaganzas and much …
Theater

Play exposes family truths

'Parted Waters" is a play written by New Mexico playwright, retired physicist and science x, Robert F. Benjamin. The play centers around three generations of a crypto-Jewish family …

Watch a painting unfold before your eyes

In Taos, it is a welcome sight to see artists painting in their studios, on street corners, and out on the country roads.David A. Leffel is among those artists experienced at …

Anthropomorphic peas on stage

Since 1988, Taos Children's Theatre, under the tutelage of director Karen Thibodeau, has presented astonishingly polished performances year after year. Because of TCT, 13,400 …
Entertainment

What's happening in Taos

For more on what's happing in Taos, pick up a copy of Tempo magazine, inside this week's edition of The Taos News or visit taosnews.com.
Fine art

The rise of Ben Shriver

An unusual event is happening at Magpie this month, namely, showing the art work of Ben Shriver, who lives and breathes art, but doesn't call himself an artist. Expect that to …
Fine art

'Tales of the Imagination'

'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."--"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar …
Fine arts

A place where creativity rules

Kids, comix, fine art, fashion, film and formalism - you name it and create it, and Gallery A.D. probably has a place for it, or will work to make one.Its Facebook page is essentially an e-zine …
Arts

Spring has sprung

"In the words of writer Annie Dillard, 'How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.' So, too, can our everyday objects hint at the immensity of our being."Laurelin …
Arts

'Reception extraordinaire'

Zia Willow Flower, who also goes by Josephina "Jojo" Ortiz, will be performing two dance and musical numbers at the closing reception for a pop-up exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ youth …
Literary arts

Fools for Poetry

National Poetry Month, celebrated each April since 1996, begins with the day traditionally consecrated to fools.The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) kicks off a month of …
Music
Music

Beats of resilience

Tyehimba Jess won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his highly creative poetry book, "Olio" (Wave Books, 2016). His subject matter is compelling. "Olio" is about African-American slaves …
Music

Not your father's acoustic-guitar music

The gypsy jazz, bluegrass, newgrass and sometimes folk punk Jon Stickley Trio is described by Guitar Player Magazine as a "genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, whose deep …

Rising star

Each year, as part of its seasonal programming, the Taos Chamber Music Group highlights a young musician or musicians. This year, "Play it Forward" features 17-year-old Santa Fe …
Music

Harmonic alternative folk

Flagship Romance is a romantic and musical duo that pairs Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson.Although they went to high school together, the two did not meet until later in life when they both had some …
Music

A fitting tribute

In 1967, when his first album of music was released, Leonard Cohen was 33 years old. Before that album, he was best-known as an award-winning poet and novelist.His first book of …
Film
Movies

Persuasive arguments

Here's a rundown of festival events. Unless specified, these will all take place at the Taos Community Auditorium:Today (April 19), 10 a.m.This is a special screening of three films by …
Movies

Movie review: "A Quiet Place"

A good horror movie, at least to this writer’s mind, is made of several tried and true formulas ...
Movies

Movie review: "Ready Player One"

Many of Steven Spielberg's movies are chapters in a long tome on lost innocence, broken families yearning to be repaired and nostalgia for a past when certain warm and fuzzy …
Movies

Movie Review: "Pacific Rim: Uprising"

Unlike the noisy and quickly tiresome "Transformers" franchise (yes, I said it), when director Guillermo del Toro adapted (and presented) Travis Beacham's comic book into the …
Movie review

Movie review: 'Death Wish'

Director Eli Roth isn't exactly recognized for his subtlety. Known for extreme torture-horror flicks, such as "Hostel," "Cabin Fever" and "The Green Inferno," he's risen to …
Books
Literary arts

Seasoned poets, and soon to be

The Taos Environmental Film Festival will continue its tradition of joining with the Society of the Muse of the Southwest to present a collaborative event. This year, the theme is …
Books

Outsider humor

A marginalized population is a group of people who exist outside the mainstream culture because …
Literary arts

Murphy awarded NEA Fellowship

Award-winning Taos author Sean W. Murphy is the recipient of a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. Sean is the author of four books ...
Literary arts

Taos Comics set to debut

You remember Robert Crumb, right?That guy who unleashed a flurry of wacked-out psychotropic hand-drawn fantasies that burned up the retinas of potheads in the 1960s via his seminal …
Literary arts

Words spring forth

Every spring in Taos, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) prepares for a celebration of National Poetry Month. Longtime Taos resident, a frequent contributor to Tempo …
Books

Poetry of fierce grace

Lise Goett tunes her ear to the cadences of an inner voice. A poet by calling and vocation, Goett is a practicing Roman Catholic. Her new book of poems ...
Culture
Culture

Photo gallery: Pins and needles

The nervous tension in the air was palpable at Taos Tattoo on Friday (April 13). The local tattoo parlor was having a special that day: $13 tattoos, plus a $7 tip, for Friday the …
Performance

Acrobatics and tasty foods in Peñasco

The Peñasco Theatre Collective is joining creative forces with pastry chef Ki Holste of the Sugar Nymphs Bistro for a cabaret fundraiser that includes a slice of Cosmic Berry …
Festivities

Water, kids and fun

The first thing you notice is the sound: kind of high-pitched, loud and sing-songy. It's the combined squeals and laughter from a whole bunch of little kids playing in the water …
Culture

La Pasíon to be presented

La Hacienda de los Martínez invites all to a cultural and educational presentation of La Pasión (Passion of the Christ) on Palm Sunday (March 25), beginning at 2 p.m. The event is free, and is open to all faith traditions.
Culture

Buy, sell and trade in old Taos

Mention the word "economy" to anyone in Taos and you're likely to get an earful of opinions. But, what you won't hear is the historical importance of trade and commerce in Taos and …
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