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George Whitten is a third generation rancher in the San Luis Valley of central Colorado with his wife Julie Sullivan. The couple raise cattle on a mix of private land and Bureau of Land Management land in the mountains that form the western border of the valley.  Whitten has practiced a form of rotation grazing for years that improves soil and grasslands. He'll give a talk on regenerative practices at the Río Fernando Park in Taos Saturday (Oct. 12) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entertainment

What's happening in Taos?

This week the weather is predicted to give locals a taste of cooler temps, but that doesn't mean there's any stop to a wide variety of arts and entertainment happenings going on in and around Taos ...
Courtesy David ForlanoNew Mexico actor and writer Debrianna Mansini has had a recurring role in 'Breaking Bad' and its prequel, 'Better Call Saul.'

Tasty tales of food, family and love onstage

Part of the fun of watching shows and movies filmed in Northern New Mexico is spotting our actor friends in the background of crowd scenes or sometimes in speaking parts. New Mexico …
Courtesy Magpie'Untitled' by Lawrence Herrera

Artist relies on detailed observation for the right portrait

Georgia Gersh, owner and curator at Magpie Taos gallery, said an upcoming portrait exhibition by Taos artist Lawrence J. Herrera is "the first portrait show to be hosted at Magpie and …
Tempo Music
Jazz flautist Ali Ryerson has played Carnegie Hall and other stages around the world. She'll headline a quartet performing Saturday (Oct. 12) at the Harwood Museum.
Music

Flute player plans thrills for Taos jazz fans

Jazz flute player Ali Ryerson was born into a family of musicians. Her father, Art Ryerson, was a top New York City studio guitarist who recorded with jazz and popular music icons …
Courtesy photoPianist Claire Detels

Monthly music concerts start at First Presbyterian

A new music series titled "First Friday Noon at First Presbyterian" is debuting Friday (Oct. 4) at noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. This is …
Michael James, one of four founders of instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky, plays a bass line for a sold out crowd at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership Sunday night (Sept. 22).
Music

Explosions in the Sky gave a stellar concert in Taos

Twenty years after four musicians met in West Texas to form what would become one of the better-known instrumental rock bands of all time, Explosions in the Sky finally stopped in Taos County Sunday …
Tempo Culture
Courtesy New Mexico PBSVan Ann Moore shares the history of shrewd, trailblazing women from New Mexico's Territorial period.

Performer enlivens presentation about women in the Wild West

For anyone interested in finding out about "The Amazing Women of the Wild West," the Taos County Historical Society has a program coming up just for you.Van Ann Moore is probably one of …
Courtesy image'La Reconquista' by Anita Rodríguez. The model is Anita Galvan, who has an art gallery in Guanajuato, according to Rodríguez.

Event designed to foster 'healing and reconciliation'

After the recent performance by a group called La Pocha Nostra -- one small part of The Paseo art expo Sept. 13-14 -- a groundswell of reactions by many people, some of whom never …
A still frame from 'Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda the Lady in Blue and the founding of the Texas Missions,' a portion of a documentary project titled 'Texas Before the Alamo.'
Culture

Mystery of the 'Lady in Blue' perseveres

How a teenage nun began shaping American culture some 400 years ago from the cell of her cloistered convent in Spain is the amazing story of Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda - a …
Tempo Film
Warner Bros...Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a.k.a. "Joker."..
Movie review

Now showing in Taos: ‘Joker’

There has not been in recent memory an actor who has so thoroughly projected such a gut-wrenching mixture of despair, confusion, terror, and, yes, insanity, within the first moments of appearing on …
One of the more thrilling moments in 'Downton Abbey' is a dance between Lucy Smith (Tuppence Middleton) and Tom Branson (Allen Leech).
Movies

Movie review: 'Downton Abbey'

Julian Fellowes has created quite a little industry cataloguing the manners and accoutrement of British aristocracy circa 1920s via his popular television show, “Downton Abbey.”
Brad Pitt stars as astronaut Roy McBride in 'Ad Astra.'
Movies

Now showing in Taos: ‘Ad Astra’

In the new movie directed by Gary Gray, “Ad Astra” (“to the stars” in Latin), Brad Pitt stars as Roy McBride, a straight-ahead astronaut borne of “The Right Stuff” era when test pilots were chosen for their nerves of steel ...
Tempo Books
Book jacket from Harvey Mudd's new book
Book review

Who is Harvey Mudd?

Recording the entire span of one's life is generally referred to as an autobiography, whereas a memoir serves to answer one fundamental life question and only covers those events that pertain to that …
'Moving water releases energy that has the ability to positively influence human health,' said Francisco Guevara, owner of Los Rios River Runners and one of the storytellers at the upcoming festival. 'There's the adrenaline rush, there's the rush from just the sheer beauty. When you're floating down a calm, beautiful, peaceful part of the river, especially at sunset when the light is changing, it's sublime. Why would you want to sit in an office? If I have a choice, I'll take this, thank you very much.'
Books

Taos Storytelling Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Everyone loves a good story — one that makes us shiver in our skin, laugh out loud or cry. A good story reminds us of our baggage and blessings. We feel it in our bones ...
Courtesy imageCover art for Scott Archer Jones' new book

Author uncovers a dark night of the soul

Whether they are visible or not, we all carry our wounds in our body -- a scar on our skin or a scar onour heart. When we are alone, we might be able to ignore it but in relationships, we are often …

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