Tempo Arts
Courtesy image'High Road Hay Barn,' oil on linen, 16-by-20 inches, by J. Chris Morel, one of the artists along the High Road Art Studio Tour.

High Road Art Tour offers a creative wonder around every turn

Locals love to tell visitors to "take the high road." The reason is because the route from Española north to Taos through the winding roads among high mountain villages is one of the …
Courtesy Doug HilsonAmerican artist and critic Peter Plagens

More to enjoy at Taos Fall Arts

The Taos Fall Arts Festival presents a number of ways to learn more about art and artists this year. This new program is titled "Art & Words: Critical Thinking and Writing …
Courtesy image'Triaxial Rotation of a Floating Volume of Light,' 22.5-by-29.75 inch lithograph printed at Cirrus in Los Angeles in 1971 by Ron Cooper

'From L.A. to Taos' brings quartet of art greats back together

The names alone are enough for art lovers to sit up and take notice. Larry Bell, Ronald Davis, Ron Cooper and Ken Price are legends in Taos for having elevated contemporary art on a …
Tempo Music
Taos-born Americana artist Max Gomez is co-founder of the Red River Folk Festival.

Down-home music for the folks

"To make music of the folk, by the folk and for the folk" is what the Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade sets out to do - and for the fifth year, a hot lineup is roaring into this …
Blues artist CW Ayon hails from Reserve, New Mexico.

CW Ayon plays west New Mexico blues

"Who is he?" That's what people wanted to know when Cooper (CW) Ayon opened for Vieux Farka Touré in April 2018. Roots and Wires' promoter John Henderson said he was approached by at least 50 people …
Courtesy photoTaos singer-songwriter Jenny Bird amid a bloom of lilacs.

Jenny Bird's 'New Story' charts the Taos musician's next chapter

Do you know Jenny Bird? If not, then you haven't been here long enough. Bird is one of those people who draws fans and friends like a magnet - mostly it begins with her music, but it …
Tempo Culture
Courtesy photoCynthia Moku's 'One Continuous Gesture' brushstroke, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado, in 2018.

NeoRio embraces science with creativity

NeoRio offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the Río Grande gorge, along with a farm-to-table feast, poetry and music. The outdoor contemporary art and …
Courtesy photoJoAnne Dodgson demonstrates a 'Throwing of the Bones' ceremony for a Vimeo video.

Change of season noted by 'Throwing of the Bones'

The celebration of the equinox and solstice have long been honored and celebrated by humans all over the planet for hundreds of years. On Friday (Sept. 20) at 1 p.m., the fall …
Featured in the exhibition 'By the People' at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, this image from a short film tells the story of the decade-long contemporary restoration of the Ohkay Owingeh tribe's historic pueblo and new housing construction. Ohkay Owingeh was the site of the first Spanish colony in 1598.

Yes, 'farming with rocks' is a thing

By Rick RomancitoA lecture titled "Farming with Rocks" is no joke. That's a subject on which former New Mexico state archaeologist Glenna Dean is an expert and which she hopes to share with her …
Tempo Film
Oakes Fegley and Finn Wolfhard in 'The Goldfinch.'

Now showing in Taos: ‘The Goldfinch’

It isn’t often that a modern film features a 13-year-old boy choosing refinement over the stereotypical horndog antics of ...
The Losers Club reunites, save for one, in 'It: Chapter Two,' based upon Stephen King's best-selling horror novel.

Now showing in Taos: ‘It: Chapter Two’

Horror author Stephen King knows what scares us because he knows what hurts. It's the key to his success. He makes horror a personal experience ...
Peter Fonda, left, and Dennis Hopper in a scene from 'Easy Rider' (1969). Hopper lived in Taos for many years, and after his death on May 29, 2010 at the age of 74 he was buried in Ranchos de Taos. Fonda died Aug. 16, 2019, at the age of 79.

'Easy Rider' hits 50 and Albuquerque throws a party

As part of the annual weeklong Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, the 50th anniversary of "Easy Rider" will be celebrated with a film event at the historic KiMo Theatre Sept. 27 …
Tempo Books
Book review

Reies López Tijerina: New Mexico's complicated antihero

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, César Chavez, Elie Wiesel, Harvey Milk and Gloria Steinem are all names you may be familiar with because they …
Author Jamie Bernstein
Book review

Composer Leonard Bernstein’s daughter tells all in new memoir

Jamie Bernstein explores the good and bad effects of having a famous father in her memoir, “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.”

A matter of time

A novel-in-stories is an experimental hybrid of forms. What makes it different from the usual novel with chapters is that the stories, unlike chapters, must necessarily stand on their own as …

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