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Handcrafted knife and sheath by Travis Webb

Taos Folk, a holiday gift bonanza

If you've been in Taos over the past few years, you know this is the season for Taos Folk. What is it? Let's just say, it's one of those things that is best experienced rather than explained.
'Rabbit Sun,' egg tempera on paper, 12 3/4-by-19 inches by Audra Elizabeth Knutson

Fresh outlooks in '40 Under 40' show

Artists ranging in age from teens through 30-somethings will be featured in the Taos Center for the Arts' "40 Under 40" show. The exhibit is set to open with a reception Thursday (Nov. 21), 4-6 p.m., in the Encore Gallery of the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Pictured are some of the Academy of Performing Arts senior company members as they rehearse for their benefit show this weekend. “Memories Of 7" is Saturday (Nov. 23), 6 p.m., at Old Martina’s Hall, 4140 State Road 68 in Ranchos de Taos. Join them for desserts, dancing and prizes. Purchase raffle or performance tickets by calling the studio at (575) 770–0189.

What's happening in Taos?

The big holiday season is just around the corner and Taoseños are already getting into the spirit. But, even before that bursts upon the scene locals and visitors have a lot to look forward to in terms of art and entertainment. Here's a brief sample.
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The Highlands Madrigal Choir, also known as El Coro de la Tierra Alta, rehearses with André García-Nuthmann, right, director of the choral program at New Mexico Highlands University.

Uplifting voices of 'Love'

The selection process for the approaching concert for the Taos Community Choir was a bit like a blind date between Erick Brunner, the director of the chorus, and professor André García-Nuthmann, the director of Highlands University Madrigal Choir, also known as El Coro de la Tierra Alta.
María Gabriela Moreno Bonilla, professionally known as Gaby Moreno, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her music ranges from blues, jazz, soul, to R&B. Moreno sings in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Music designed to inspire and unite

Roots Rising is an incredible, eclectic lineup of blues, soul, Latin and gospel infused voices that includes artists Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno and Liz Vice, brought to Taos thanks to AMP Concerts. It happens Friday (Nov. 22), 7:30 p.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Frank Morgan, circa 1990, was a master alto sax player who spent years in prison due to heroin addiction before mounting a comeback in the 1980s. A documentary film of his life and times titled 'Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' and directed by N.C. Heikin was released in 2014.

'It doesn't get better than this'

This weekend, the Taos Jazz Bebop Society is inviting jazz fans from near and far to its fifth annual Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the field.
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Taos Star Guide

Now that Mercury has stationed direct, energy will begin to feel stabilized once again. Scorpio season might be over but ...
Students in Santa Fe were given permission to participate in a climate strike last September organized by youth advocacy group Youth United for Climate Action.

Group brings 'Climate Reality' home to roost

For one full day, former Vice President Al Gore and members of Climate Reality's network of more than 20,000 Climate Reality leaders from 154 countries will participate in "The Climate Reality Project for 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action," a global conversation about the climate crisis and its solutions in communities around the world. Among those communities is Taos, where students from Vista Grande High School will dance to music and create spoken word pieces with local Climate Reality leader Jean E. Stevens. The event is planned to start at 1 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 21) at Vagrant Heart gallery, 216 Paseo del Canon East.
A mini slier flies down the slopes Sunday (Nov. 10) at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

Photo Gallery: First on the slopes

Skiers and snowboarders were treated to a crisp, bluebird day at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Sunday (Nov. 10), as they took to the slopes at the only ski resort presently open in New Mexico.
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Christian Bale stars as race car driver Ken Miles in 'Ford v Ferrari'

Now showing in Taos: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

The new car racing film "Ford v Ferrari" by James Mangold is a well-designed bit of semi-macho fluff based upon a real life rivalry ...
Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone in a scene from "Doctor Sleep."

Now showing in Taos: ‘Doctor Sleep’

They killed a kid — not just haul him off-screen to so something unseen and unspeakable. No, they showed his terror, and the blood, and the torture.
Grace and Dani (Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes) face a violent attack in 'Terminator: Dark Fate.'

Now showing in Taos: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

While we may not have been “psychedelized” as the Chambers Brothers suggested, the past can be tricky and so can the future. That’s why remembering ...
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David Pérez has published two coming-of-age memoirs, 'Wow!' and 'Wow! 2.' He is also the head of Verdad Creative.

Last week of SOMOS Prose Month offers great writers from Taos and afar

SOMOS Prose Month curator Johanna DeBiase has organized a densely packed month of high-quality readings, and she has saved some of the best for last.Many of this week's readings …
Prose Month curator and workshop leader Johanna DeBiase is the author of fabulist novella 'Mama & the Hungry Hole' (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2015).

How do you build a great enemy?

The third workshop in the Prose Month series is titled "The Power of the Dark Side: Creating the Perfect Adversary." It will be given Saturday (Nov. 16), from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the SOMOS Salon, 108 Civic Plaza Drive. The fee to participate is $45; $40 for SOMOS members.
A tireless environmentalist, political commentator and observer of the vagaries of human experience, Taos author John Nichols will be reading from his memoir in progress.

Universe on the head of a pen

SOMOS-sponsored Prose Month is not losing any steam as it moves into its third weekend of multiple nights of readings by regional authors.

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