Brad Hockmeyer is best known in Taos for starting and being the voice of KTAO (KTaos) Radio for more than three decades. The first solar radio station is now one of several, but Hockmeyer was in the vanguard of the sustainable energy movement, when he decided solar was the way to go.
In January 2020, a chunk of the north adobe wall inside the historic Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos collapsed into a pile of rubble.
The collapsed wall became one more reason the Freemasons of Bent Lodge No. 42 - which actually owns the property - wants to part ways and break its lease with the Kit Carson Home and Museum.
Sam Deuel is an award-winning artist who is inspired by his travels and family, and especially the Paleolithic era and "the marks cave painters left on the world," he says.
From a family of artists, who have had a reputation as significant contributors to the art world since the 1950s, Deuel grew up in an art-driven environment, surrounded by beautiful paintings and sculpture, and was encouraged to create from a young age.
An appointment at the Motor Vehicle Division to renew a driver's license led to Tempo finding ourselves in Red River - the summer seat of Texans escaping the Dallas heat for the crisp alpine air.
Those Texans frequently visit other towns on the Enchanted Circle and beyond, including Taos, and are routinely blamed by some in Taos for being COVID carriers. Ironically, Red River has had only one new case since early July while the Taos Valley has reported more than 140 new cases.
'Love, Janis" the very revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, written by her younger sister Laura Joplin, was for a time the seminal book on the trail-blazing '60's rocker who electrified audiences with her stunning vocals and flamboyant style.
'I am so happy to feature Nora Anthony as my first artist to be showcased at Magpie's new location," says Georgia Gersh, who recently reopened her popular gallery after closing when COVID hit.
"This collection represents some of her rare works en plein air as well as her acclaimed 'Frank's Field' series," Gersh explains. "Anthony's paintings are at once fundamentally contemporary and timeless in their palette and execution."
The town of Taos in partnership with local merchants has announced a Grab and Go Halloween event in the Taos Historic District.
Acclaimed art photographer, Zoë Zimmerman has lived in Taos since she was 7 years old. Her earliest memories are of the East Village of Manhattan during its bohemian heyday.
Zimmerman returned East to study at Rhode Island School of Design, and until this year, traveled frequently to the place of her birth. Much like the trope regarding Texas, you can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl, she retains an edgy quality to her work, no matter the subject. Zimmerman's eye for the offbeat and the noir asserts itself like a mysterious fragrance - here now, and gone.