Tempo Arts
Taos sculptor Christine Sporrong, who recently returned from an extended European trip, stands next to her self-portrait, titled "Raising Gamayun."

For an artist, doing a self-portrait is equal to baring your soul

The Taos Center for the Arts celebrated its ninth annual "Self-Portrait Exhibition" with an opening reception Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual juried show encourages artists to portray …

Artist calls for entry – January 17

The following are submitted calls for entry.
Detail of a Taos "Peace Scroll"

'Peace Scrolls' at Taos Public Library this week

“People want to to be able to express what their dream is,” Carol Miller of Peaceful Skies Coalition said. “So, now we started this [scroll project] that says ‘My Dream for Peace Is …’
Tempo Music
Anna Netrebko sings the title role of "Adriana Lecouvreur," the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała.

Taos Opera Guild offers a way to enjoy 'Adriana Lecouvreur' even more

The Met's production of "Adriana Lecouvreur" is a collaboration with the Royal Opera House of London. Soprano Anna Netrebko performs the lead role.
Alexander Kofi Washington of Jah Kings

Roots reggae with consciousness

Jah Kings is returning to Taos to transmute, transform and make a New Year paradigm shift with its "world class, socially conscious, highly danceable, funk-infused roots reggae sounds" ...
Taos poet Olivia Romo

Chamber music concert with a twist

The program is modeled after the Chatter programs of Albuquerque and SITE Santa Fe, and includes innovative contemporary chamber music, poetry and a planned pause for silence.
Tempo Culture
A child throws snow through the fence at the Youth Ski and Snowboard Center on Saturday (Jan. 12) at Red River Ski & Summer Area.

Photo Gallery: Good snow and a special anniversary at Red River

Snowflakes floated down over skiers and snowboarders as they flew down the mountain at Red River Ski & Summer Area over the weekend. Like many of the local ski areas, Red River has been thriving …

Horoscope insights for Jan. 10-16, 2019

The dark cosmic universe will seem more on the quieter side of activities this week, compared to the last few weeks of meteor showers lighting up our night skies.
Angel Fire Resort Event and Social Relationships Manager Kari Jaramillo celebrates after successfully capturing the "flag" Friday (Jan. 1) during Angel Fire Resort's Winter Carnival.

Photo Gallery – Angel Fire’s annual Winter Carnival: Fun for the whole family

Over the course of the week-long winter celebration, guests participated in activities including a snowman-building competition, lunch tray tobogganing...
Tempo Film
Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in a scene from “The Upside.”

Movie review: “The Upside”

The new film starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman titled "The Upside" would probably have had a decent chance at being memorable if there was even a modicum of originality in the script.
From left are  Jay Ellis, Taylor Russell, Nik Dodani, Deborah   Ann Woll and Logan Miller  in a scene from "Escape Room."

Movie review: ‘Escape Room’

The new horror movie, "Escape Room," has been rightfully compared to the Canadian cult flick, "Cube." The similarity is illustrated by a group ...
Emily Blunt as the lead character in "Mary Poppins Returns"

Movie review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

It may take more than a spoonful of sugar to make the new "Mary Poppins" movie go down without an ironic gulp or two.
Tempo Books
Author Raphael Nevins
Literary arts

Author to read 'factual and fictional' political satire about Donald J. Trump

New Mexico author Raphael Nevins is a self-described serial entrepreneur. His exploits include being the founder of several New Mexico nonprofit organizations, a former hedge fund …
The Society of the Muse of the Southwest now has a permanent residence on Civic Plaza Drive.
Literary arts

Express yourself, literately

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest was founded in 1983 to support the literary arts in a town better known for painting and sculpture. After 36 years, SOMOS is more vital and active than ever ...

Come, all ye shepherds

'Los Pastores," the Hispano folk drama traditionally enacted at Christmas time, has found a new manifestation in the hands of well-known and beloved New Mexican author, Jim Sagel.An important holiday …

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