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One of the great aspects of the 2020 election is how many women are running for office at the local, state and congressional levels. Women are stepping up, willing to do the hard and often thankless work of public servants, making choices to improve their communities. more
If you put all of the cool planets designed by Taos County students as part of our last challenge (weekly challenge seven) together, you would have an interesting new galaxy. Check out their planets and design your own! more
In last week's challenge, we asked students to pick a painting of someone and then recreate it. Some students chose a painting and then drew or painted their own version. Some chose a painting, mimicked the person in it and had someone take a photo. See the entries on the following three pages and online at taosnews.com. more
The Taos News and Tempo are asking that you videotape yourself doing what you do; draw a line, spin your wheel, throw paint, blow your horn, strum that guitar or banjo, make your voice or violin sing, slam that poem or read that story in progress. Post it to YouTube or TikTok and share the link with us! This is open to anyone in Taos County and the Enchanted Circle. more
Can it get any more fun than Taos students writing limericks for our Week Three challenge? We think not. Follow the link to check out the submissions! But before you do, here's the next challenge: What: Take a photo of something interesting inside or outside of your house. It can be a family member doing something funny while stuck at home, or a pet being silly, or a beautiful plant or a close-up shot of a bug. Use your imagination! To help you, check out our video online at taosnews.com that will give you some photography tips. more
Your comprehensive guide to the gallery scene in Taos and surrounding area. In this year’s guide we go into the studio with renowned contemporary artist, Larry Bell. Best known for his glass cubes and large-scale sculptures, Bell has been an iconic figure in the Taos art world since the 1970s. Plus, we go behind the scenes with five museum directors to learn how they honor the legacy of Taos’ artistic traditions. Inside you’ll discover 60 unique galleries, maps and more.   Find your copy in this week’s edition! more
The Coronavirus continues to impact our daily lives and business operations. Like so many local businesses we have come up with alternative ways to conduct business while still supporting the social distancing initiative. more
My issue with partisan discourse today is less about divisiveness and more about what I call intellectual laziness. Many seem incapable or unwilling to do the research before making blanket statements. Shades of gray have ceased to exist. Morality has been replaced by self-righteousness. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 22-27. more
As the first month of 2020 closes out, the Taos night skies bestow a still quietness that depicts the ambiance of the winter season. The only celestial event taking place this week will be on Friday when January’s new moon peaks with the solar reign of Aquarius. On Saturday (Jan. 25), the Eastern zodiac’s new year will shift from 2019’s Earth boar sign into 2020’s metal rat sign. Have a happy Chinese New Year everyone and don’t forget to treat yourself to a traditional fortune cookie. more
I was never a big fan of Rex Harrison’s British musical version, and Eddie Murphy’s contemporary American take on “Dr. Doolittle” was funny and cute in its own way, but at least both stars maintained a certain presence on screen. more
Ten days away from her solo art exhibition and Jesse is beside herself with excitement, her mother Stevie says, referring to her Taos Arts Council (TAC) sponsored show. Readers should note, only first names of Jesse's family will be used in this preview, to ensure the 37-year-old autistic artist's safety. more
When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love and appreciation for him. Now a second birthday-inspired tribute promises to honor Bell's lifetime of work and carry his legacy forward in service to future generations of artists and art lovers. more
In his posthumously published epic hybrid poem, "Cabeza de Vaca," poet Peter Rabbit (born Peter Douthit in 1936) reconsiders history. Communing through time and space with the famous Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca via ingestion of psychotropics, Rabbit transforms the resilient pioneer into a groovy nomadic beatnik shaman. more
"Every day, we are bombarded by noise that keeps us from accessing the peaceful silence within," said Taos sound healer Jvala Moonfire. Cellphones, social media, navigating traffic and a self-induced noise and chaos are some culprits. Moonfire's healing solution is what she calls a "sound bath." more
Clifton (C-Plus) Johnson and Woody Andrew, from Oklahoma City, have been playing music together for more than 20 years now, playing their original music as well as covers. They'll bring their duo Born In November this Sunday (Jan. 19) in The Taos Inn's Adobe Bar. more
The light in Taos is exceptional and something for which it is noted, but its glow sometimes emanates from something other than the sun. There are people who bring their own shining intensity to this small town and make it a brighter place for family, friends and the wider community. Such a person was the actor Robert Walker Jr., who died in Malibu, California, on Dec. 5, 2019. more
There's a lot going on this week as the new year zooms along. What follows is a brief look at what's happening in Taos in the arts and entertainment scene. For more, of course, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning. more
After last week’s emotionally charged full-lunar ecliptic energy surged the planet, this week’s celestial vitality will seem far less impactful. more
War itself has always been brutal, but the Industrial Revolution helped create a horrifying meat grinder during this "war to end all wars." The machines created to destroy human bodies during the first World War (1914-1918) were made even more effective because medics had no way to cope with the volume much less the severity of destruction. But, still, men, and boys, marched off to fight, starched with visions of glory. more
Taos County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Taos Ski Valley authorities and other agencies, are searching for a man reported last seen on Jan. 2. more
This week I heard a great story about fortuitous beginnings. Four Texas acquaintances floated down the Guadalupe River one evening. They loved to sing, so they sang - making up harmonies as they were carried downstream. more
Music, visual arts, poetry and silence intertwine in Taos Chamber Music Group's first offering of the new year. The program is titled "Chatter in Taos" and it comes to the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 11-12), at 5:30 p.m. both days. more
Tempo asked leaders from the Taos Arts Council, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest and the Taos Gallery Association to give us a snapshot of what they accomplished last year and what's on the docket for the new year. more
Stunning, imaginative and provocative. If the exhibition of prints in "Ambos Lados: International Print Exchange" doesn't excite the creative spirit, practically nothing will. And that's saying a lot, considering the hugely creative spirit of Taos. more
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