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Peter Fonda, left, and Dennis Hopper stroll past the ruins of San Geronimo Church at Taos Pueblo during the production of 'Easy Rider' sometime in the spring of 1968. Photo courtesy of Dick Spas.

Picturing the legend

One morning in June 1968, Taos photographer Dick Spas was drinking coffee in his Ledoux Street apartment when a friend dropped in and said, "They're shooting a movie on the pueblo!" …
Courtesy Blair Clark/Museum of New Mexico'The Garden of Eden' (detail), circa 1948, carved pine, 21-by-48-by-2 1/2 inches, by Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of the Weatherhead Foundation, Cleveland and New York, 1970 (2585.23S). From 'Carved & Cast: 20th-Century New Mexican Sculpture' on view now through July 28 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.

Taos artist featured in Museum of New Mexico show

Works by the late Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela are among those in the New Mexico Museum of Art's latest sculpture exhibition, "Carved & Cast: 20th-Century New Mexican …
Courtesy Christopher FergusonA loom and an example of the diamond twill that is woven on it from Tres Estrellas Design.

Fantastic fiber

There is nothing more personal, more sensual, than the soft inviting sensation of fiber. If you want to find out how a wide variety of works in fiber are made and meet the artists …
Tempo Music
Jerome Grant performs Sunday (May 12) during the annual Mother's Day Music Festival at Filemon Sanchez Park in Taos.

Photo Gallery: Mother’s Music

The Mother’s Day Music Festival celebrated its 18th year with a host of local and regional musicians performing at Filemon Sanchez Park, Taos. Produced by LMNOC Broadcasting, …
Taos musician Omar Rane

Unwind on Fridays with Omar Rane

For a mellow way to end your week, consider heading over to the El Monte Sagrado's Anaconda Bar to unwind with guitarist Omar Rane. He plays from 6-9 p.m. every Friday except for the last Friday of …
Courtesy photoTwenty-four-year-old violist Alice Norris will perform works by her favorite living composer, Kenji Bunch.

A chance to look beyond

The Taos Chamber Music Group's 26th season comes to a close with performances Saturday and Sunday (May 11-12), 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street.Capping off a …
Tempo Culture
Katharine Egli/The Taos NewsBikers from all over the region come to Taos for the event, which had been annual until last year's was abruptly canceled.

Ride the 'Easy Rider' way

Dennis Hopper had a tempestuous relationship with Hollywood, and a raucous whirlwind love affair with Taos that lasted over a decade until his death in 2010. A left turn-right turn …
Left: Lilac blossom on Kit Carson Road. Above: The Stray Hearts Animal Shelter will be having a pet pageant Saturday (May 18) at 1 p.m. during the event. Prizes will be given for best costumes. Stray Hearts will also have a kitten-kissing booth on Sunday afternoon (May 19).

Taos Lilac Festival brings color and fragrance to our world

The Taos Lilac Festival has become a highlight of springtime, celebrating the beauty and enchanting fragrance of our town's bounty of lilac bushes. Last year, the production of the …
Taos Historic Museums presents a free community children’s event called “A Night of Stories and Traditions” Saturday (May 18) at the Hacienda de los Martínez in Lower Ranchitos.

What's happening in Taos this week?

There is so much to do outside this week in the Taos area. With the weather finally starting to settle down, locals and visitors will be out and about enjoying the beatutiful Taos scenery ...
Tempo Film
Peter Fonda, left, and Dennis Hopper in 'Easy Rider' (1969).

Counterculture cinema

What was the "counterculture"? In the 1960s, there was a cultural revolution that pitted young people, political movements, minorities and a resulting media explosion against the …
Rebel Wilson, left, and Anne Hathaway star in the comedy, "The Hustle."

Now showing in Taos: ‘The Hustle’

There are a lot of good reasons some movies with male leads could easily be remade with female actors and probably turn out better ...
A frame capture from the film, 'Who Will Write Our History?' which will be screened in Taos.

How did the Warsaw Ghetto resist Nazi propaganda?

In the face of systemic, legalized, governmental oppression that targets you, your family, your community -- what can you do? The film "Who Will Write Our History?" shows us.
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Lise Goett will read Friday (April 26), 7 p.m., at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House.

It's a wrap

All good things come to an end, they say. So it is with this year's National Poetry Month series at the Society of the Muse of the Southwest, aka SOMOS.This year's celebration concludes …
Taos poet Olivia Romo is pictured reading at the 2019 Northern New Mexico Women's March.

Four poets muse about nature at SOMOS

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) continues its monthlong series with an Earth Day poetry reading organized by Taos Environmental …
In the second grade, author Jim Kristofic moved to Navajo Country when his mother took a job at a hospital on the reservation.

Book on first Native American nursing school to be released

Jim Kristofic has written four books. His latest, “Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School,” is a detailed history tracing the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian ...

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