Arts
Theater

Acting on impulse

Can a group of writers and actors take a dozen as-yet-unwritten plays from blank page to stage performance in just 32 hours? That’s the challenge facing the intrepid playwrights and …
Fine art

Self expression

This year’s self-portrait artists were asked to “create works of art that reflected their personality, life stories and feelings in a media of their choice, but to also choose one color — to play with dark and light, warm and cool, and hue and texture.”
Fine art

Red dirt girl

Leaving a cushy career of 10 years to feed your starving artist's soul is exactly what Eunika Rogers did. She parlayed her degrees from the University of Memphis and Delta State, Mississippi into a professorship teaching graphic and web design at …
Fine art

Harwood Museum acquires major work by Agnes Martin

Dr. Richard Tobin, executive director of the Harwood Museum of Art, has announced that the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation has made a gift of a major painting by Agnes Martin.
Special event

Taos in bloom

Lilac blossoms announce the coming of summer in Taos. Walk down any one of the narrow streets, particularly in the town’s historic district, and you will become intoxicated by the scent of lilac blossoms. Almost as much as hollyhocks, lilacs have become the floral symbol of the paradise of spring and summer in Taos.
Theater

Back to theatrical roots

In 2007, the Dixon Community Players debuted theatrically with “The Spitfire Grill,” a 2001 musical written by James Valcq and Fred Alley. This week, the group is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a revival of “the show that started it all.”
Music
Music

Sweet Lillies serenade Taos

From their home base of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies spend roughly half their time on the road touring in the Northwest, Southeast, West Coast and Southwest. They are expanding their schedule to include the Northeast and Midwest parts of the country as well.
Music

Summer music fave

Taos Plaza Live gets started with the Jimmy Stadler Band today (May 25), from 6-8 p.m. The band is a perennial Taos favorite playing a mix of upbeat, danceable tunes.
Music

Sense of place

Michael Batdorf writes songs influenced by a strong sense of place. A solo artist, Batdorf also plays with One Ton Pig, which has been the house band of The Silver Dollar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the past 10 years. When he isn't playing music, …
Music

Benefit for new TISA campus planned

A masquerade ball fundraiser for a new campus for the Taos Integrated School of the Arts is Saturday (May 20), 7-10 p.m., at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west.
Music

Time and space through music

Taos Chamber Music Group closes its 24th season with “Transcending Time,” a multimedia program that incorporates the work of light and media artist Ethan Jackson and two young musicians, Eliana Razzino Yang, age 17, on cello and Michelle Cann, 28, on piano.
Film
Film

Movie Review: 'Chasing Trane'

He was "an artistic genius and a spiritual giant," but the most glorious thing about jazz artist John Coltrane was that he was here in the world. Writer-director John Scheinfeld's new film, "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane …

Racin' with the wind

The town of Taos plans to celebrate the life of Dennis Hopper, the late actor, filmmaker, artist and former Taos resident, with a day of events. The celebration will take place Wednesday (May 17), …
Film

Movie review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

In the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) tells a creature who captured him that he’s also known as “Star-Lord,” an obvious superhero name he just made up because it sounded cool.
Movies

The go-to guy

When you watch a movie like 2016’s “Hell or High Water,” the places you see on the screen don’t appear by accident. They are there because of a location manager’s knowledge and experience.
Film

Movie review: 'The Circle'

Despite glossy, high-tech production values and big-name acting talent, “The Circle” is, alas, as shallow as a Facebook friend request from somebody with one obscure person in common.
Books
Books

Book reviews: Taking action

This week’s column offers reviews of two startlingly different books. The first suggests simple practices to revive joy in people’s lives. The second is a thriller in which the villains are white supremacists.
The Write Stuff

Book reviews: Big, beautiful books

This week’s books are dedicated undertakings by their authors. The first is an extensive look at block printmaking while the second is a photographic study of Yellowstone National Park with a twist.
Literary arts

Poetry Month celebration winds down

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) closes its celebration of National Poetry Month with evenings blending poetry and music, the signature aspect of all the prior events in April.
Books

Book Reviews: Life Lessons

This week’s books, a memoir and a novel, may not have a lot in common as far as their subjects are concerned, but both are good reads with engaging characters.
Literary arts

Words enhanced with music

It’s now mid-April, and the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) continues its celebration of National Poetry Month with two more evenings highlighting the interwoven dance between poetry and music.
Words and music

There's cool and then there's cool

This weekend (April 7-9) in Taos, jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane will be honored with words and music in the Taos Jazz Bebop Society’s third annual Taos Jazz and Poetry Festival.
Culture
Performance

Getting physical

The ballet is an original composition titled “Mechanical Nature: Movement VII” and it serves as an introduction to the new Ballet Taos dance studio. Performances are planned Friday and Saturday (May 26-27), 7 p.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Special event

The rumble and the roar

The Enchanted Circle roars with thunder as more than 20,000 bikers from all over the country get set to rally on Red River’s Main Street this weekend for a military memorial extravaganza and alt-biker cult revival.

2013 Red River Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally

The annual four-day run brings bikers from all over the nation for four days of high energy fun, contests, music, merchandise, and acres of motorcycles from one end of Main Street to the other in …
Culture

Video: Día de Cuauhtémoc

During this year’s Aztec dance and music ceremony, women, water and Anne Lujan, of Taos Pueblo, were honored.
Culture

Día de Cuauhtémoc

During this year’s Aztec dance and music ceremony, women, water and Anne Lujan, of Taos Pueblo, were honored.
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