Fine art

Art mystery

The Taos Center for the Arts is hosting its sixth and last (for a while) "Sight Unseen" art event Sunday (March 18).Organizers describe "Sight Unseen" as "a fun fundraiser shrouded in …
Fine art

Going for gold

There is something about gold, silver and turquoise that people in the Southwest can't get enough of. This was the case once again in the People's Choice award for best of jewelry in the 16th annual …

Birthday jam extravaganza

Since 1999, Metta Theatre has worked in Taos with a mission of promoting all aspects of local performing arts while nurturing the talents of young people. To support the work of Metta Theatre, a …

Arts and entertainment in Taos

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a brief rundown of a few things to do. For more, pick up a copy of the print version of Tempo magazine, inside this week's edition of The Taos News. And, don't forget to set your clocks one hour ahead on Sunday (March 11).
Fine art

Of stone and leather, paint and clay

Millicent Rogers Museum honors its namesake's prized connection with Taos Pueblo in an annual show and sale of works by invited artists from the village.The sixth annual Taos …

Voices of 'SEVEN'

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own," Audre Lorde, the New York State Poet Laureate, civil rights activist, and …
Fine art

'Necessity and love'

An exhibit of the mind-bending mixed media collage paintings by Jameson Wells opens Friday (March 2) at Studio 238, at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street. A …

Multimedia inspiration

In early Spring of 2016, Taoseños began coming home from shopping trips to Santa Fe bearing exotic travelers' tales of a new world of wonders. Our Instagram scrolls suddenly …

Domestic disturbance

'George, who is out somewhere there in the dark. Who is good to me. Whom I revile. Who can keep learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them. Who can make me happy and I …
Fina art

Banner year

The art banner fervor running through Taos these days brings downtown galleries and studio artists into high relief, nicely punctuating spring skiing enthusiasm with exquisite proclamations of our …

These violent delights

Spoiler alert from the playwright himself: “Never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

What's happening this week in Taos?

As this is being posted Thursday morning (Feb. 22) the snow is falling and locals are sighing with relief, hoping this might add to much needed moisture in the mountains. This won't stop several events from happening this week. Here's a little rundown of what's planned ...

Celestial dance for peace

A music festival, especially one that strays away from live instruments and musicians, tends to gather a collection of non-Hindu people adorned in mandala tattoos, om symbols …
Music review

The folk and the fury

Covering topics from the complexities of doing something with life to the issues of homelessness in America, Joe Billy tackles the American status quo with his "Let 'Em Fall" release and smashed the …

Taos turns green

Taos, prepare yourselves: corned beef and cabbage, gallons of green beer, shamrocks, leprechauns and Irish libations are soon coming to mark the celebration of Patrick, the patron saint of …

The truth is out there

Alexander Kofi, a former Olympic-caliber high hurdler, counselor for troubled youth, ordained Melchizedek priest, and leader of the band Jah Kings, said he has experienced multiple …

Breaking free of the angel

The 4th annual Great Women Composers concert celebrates Women's History Month with a program of classical music, all performed and composed by women.The concert, organized by …

Movie review: 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Bigger is not always better. That's certainly the case with "A Wrinkle in Time," the second motion picture adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved and multi-award winning …

2018 Taos Shortz announces winners

Taos Shortz Festival director Tizzz Tisdale said this year's "reboot was a great success and the local audience was extremely thankful to still have Taos Shortz …

Has it really been 30 years?

The following has been edited from a 2008 article. It started out as a much smaller movie. It was designed to help dramatize the hard-edged reality of life among Taoseños faced …

Movie review: 'Red Sparrow'

Director Francis Lawrence — who helmed three "Hunger Games" movies, the cultish "Constantine," the inadvertently silly "I Am Legend," plus a slew of music videos for the …

The return of Taos Shortz

Last year, Taos said a reluctant farewell to the Taos Shortz Film Festival. The festival's 10th annual edition was intended as its grand finale. Co-founders Duprelon "Tizzz" Tizdale …

Glorious obsession

Step out of the 21st century and into the timeless world of rubies, diamonds, amethysts and pearls with local author Cheríe Burns, biographer of Taos' very own fairytale …

Sacred stories

'There are some people you meet in history that you just can't forget. For me, and my 7-year old mind, it was Crazy Horse." So says William Hart McNichols, affectionately known as …

Truth be told

Riveting honesty is how Pat Pollard's memoir, "Long Time Lost" struck me, moments into the first few pages. Describing her progress from being an adoptee to a birth …
Literary arts

New twist on old tales

We can see it now. Taos author John Biscello standing before a crowd of small faces, each looking up at him with eager anticipation, waiting for him to begin reading from his new book, “Once Upon a Time: Classic Tales Reimagined.” Then, pandemonium.
Literary arts

Emotions true and personal

In our starstruck, Kardashian-addled culture, carrying a famous name often entails navigating a maze of other people’s preconceptions.

Remarkable woman of Taos

A leading Taos scholar, author and arts advocate, Elizabeth Cunningham, died Thursday (Jan. 18), according to her husband Skip Keith Miller. She was 66 years old.

Buy, sell and trade in old Taos

Mention the word "economy" to anyone in Taos and you're likely to get an earful of opinions. But, what you won't hear is the historical importance of trade and commerce in Taos and …
Food and drink

Same place, new tastes

On any given evening in the well-equipped kitchen of Old Martina's Hall at 4140 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos, Chef John Lamendola is expertly preparing food from one of the most …

Break the chain

For the fifth year, Taos celebrates One Billion Rising, the global movement to end domestic and sexual violence, today (Wednesday, Feb. 14) on Taos Plaza.

Two really funny rez guys

Here in Taos, we love our libraries. We show the love with our bond votes and our enthusiastic use of library facilities. This week, the University of New Mexico-Taos Library will be showing some love and appreciation to the community.

Bon temps

One often associates the celebration of Mardi Gras with drunken debauchery, an excuse to dress in outlandish costumes, parade in the streets and toss strands of shiny cheap plastic beads by the hundreds into a crowd. The town of Red River, however, has adopted its own version of the event in hopes that they can evoke a community-building spirit and make it a family-friendly gathering.
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