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Artist Joseph Henry Sharp in his studio on Kit Carson Road in Taos. His studio, as well as the studio and home of E.I. Couse, are open to the public as cultural properties known as the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.
Arts and Culture

Painter's eye-opening odyssey through Indian Country

Spending several winters painting in Montana's subzero temperatures, Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) recorded on canvas the perceived end of the Northern Plains Indian civilization. …
Karla Eoff, left, and Kristen Woolf in a scene from 'Cellphone Mystics,' part of their 'Two Old Ladies Acting Out' performance planned this weekend at SOMOS.

'Owning who we are, without apologies or explanations'

Act out (transitive verb): To represent in action; to translate into action; to express something directly in overt behavior without modification to comply with social norms …
'Sahds Grocery and Market, 1970,' photograph by William 'Bill' Davis ' Pete Sahd was a member of the well-known Sahd family which lived in this area for decades. [The grocery] was located on the hill going up to Taos' main intersection and only traffic light.'

Picturing Taos over five decades

Stroll down a legendary lane with Taos photographer extraordinaire William "Bill" Davis and be regaled during his 50th anniversary photography exhibit, opening with a reception …
Tempo Music
It was while living in Red River that Ray Wylie Hubbard wrote his most famous song, 'Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother' (1978).

Murphey's WestFest returns to Red River

Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Last Bandeleros, RW Hampton, Robert Mirabal and more will appear during Michael Martin Murphey's American WestFest® when it returns to Red River July 11-13 …
Morgan Timms/ The Taos NewsJimmy Stadler, left, performs with middle school band Steven and Associates as they play 'Rock and Roll All Nite' by KISS during Taos Academy Charter School's Autumn Music Show at KTAOS Solar Center. The Stadler Band will perform at today's (June 13) Taos Plaza Live free concert.

Hometown guitar heroes

One is a progressive rocker. The other is a crowd-pleasing, highly versatile artist. It is no surprise, then, that both call Taos their hometown. Bones of Romero and the Jimmy Stadler …
The Taos News file photoStudents are seen rehearsing in the Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium.

School of hard notes

The Taos School of Music in Taos Ski Valley has been fulfilling its stated mission of "preparing young masters for the world stage, and bringing superb performances to chamber music …
Tempo Culture

Taos Star Guide

This week, you can witness Mercury and Mars in a duet line dance with Luna in our early evening skies. Mars can be located below and to the right of Sunday’s (June 9) first-quarter moon ...
Enjarradores Andy Valerio and Warren Kelly use shovels to tear away the cracked mud on the San Francisco de Asis Church on Saturday (June 1) during the annual remudding of the historic church in Ranchos de Taos.

Photo gallery: Of earth, hands and tradition

Parishioners and community members began the long process of replacing and restoring the exterior adobe walls of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church over the weekend in the Ranchos de Taos Plaza.
Olivia Romo poses in front of a mural in Barrio Ancón in Santa Fe.

Poet Olivia Romo sings to the acequias

The first thing that farmer, poet and water rights activist Olivia Romo wants Tempo readers to know about her is that she is very proud of being a Taoseña."I am truly indebted to my community …
Tempo Film
Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in "Dark Phoenix."

Now showing in Taos: ‘Dark Phoenix’

The most disturbing part of “Dark Phoenix,” the new X-Men movie, is not the apocalyptic attack from a mysterious cosmic force or the aliens that want to control it and wipe out all life on earth ...
Millie Bobby Brown, of TV’s “Stranger Things” fame, makes her feature film debut as Madison Russell in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”

Now showing in Taos: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Epic. That’s about all I can say about the new “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” With the sound cranked up high enough to jiggle your synapses, the movie is a visual and aural experience unlike many in cinemas since the Sensurround in 1974’s “Earthquake.”
Brandon Breyer (Jackson A. Dunn) is an alien who arrives on Earth with special powers in the dark sci-fi horror film, 'Brightburn.'

Now showing in Taos: “Brightburn”

Ok, ok, "Brightburn" is the anti-Superman, the Bizarro World-ish version of the Man of Steel. There, I said it. But, “Brightburn” is more than that. In fact, it has bigger fish to fry.
Tempo Books
Taos author Phaedra Greenwood

Authors take a raw look at 1970s' Taos

Taos writer John Nichols remembers first meeting Phaedra Greenwood. "I drove up to my old-new house and found this woman sitting there in my driveway playing her guitar. She …
Courtesy photoPoet Madelyn Garner

Three poets address memory, love and loss

By Tempo staffIf it is true that there is magic in a shared voice, then Friday (May 31), at 7 p.m., there is an intriguing evening planned when Carol Moldaw of Santa Fe; Madelyn Garner of Denver, …
Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Kenyan author to read from prison memoir

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o has lived an extraordinary life. In his 81 years, he has been internationally acclaimed as a writer, playwright, activist and educator. He has also endured …

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