Tempo Arts
Courtesy Terry Thompson'Scotch Broom Quilt' by Emily Zopf

A quilter's legacy

Taos quilt-maker Emily Zopf died Thursday (Jan. 9) at 4 p.m. It was the 37th anniversary of her marriage to Bob Bresnahan, a founder of Renewable Taos and a trustee at Kit Carson Electric. Bresnahan said they had a very happy marriage.
Courtesy Bill CurryChocolate beans from Venezuela ready to process at Chokola in Taos.

Like art, like chocolate

What does art have to do with chocolate, you may be wondering? More than you might imagine, especially here in New Mexico, which has long been a cultural crossroads, millennia before any Europeans set foot on this continent, with Chaco Canyon a central hub of the ancient trade routes.
‘Unrelenting’ serigraph by Ramiro Ordonez of Texas, one of the works in the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange exhibit now on view in the Encore Gallery at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

What's happening in Taos?

There's a lot going on this week as the new year zooms along. What follows is a brief look at what's happening in Taos in the arts and entertainment scene. For more, of course, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning.
Tempo Music
Though not exclusively a cover band, Born in November loves to play faves by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Elton John, Maroon Five and Amy Winehouse.
The Hum

Groove to up-tempo urban soul

Clifton (C-Plus) Johnson and Woody Andrew, from Oklahoma City, have been playing music together for more than 20 years now, playing their original music as well as covers. They'll bring their duo Born In November this Sunday (Jan. 19) in The Taos Inn's Adobe Bar.
Midnight River Choir plays a generous mix that's part Americana, part funk, part jam-band.

Four friends spark a musical fire

This week I heard a great story about fortuitous beginnings. Four Texas acquaintances floated down the Guadalupe River one evening. They loved to sing, so they sang - making up harmonies as they were carried downstream.
This is TCMG's second collaboration with Chatter director and violinist David Felberg, whose innovative concert series is presented every Sunday in Albuquerque.

Concert features poetry, music -- and silence

Music, visual arts, poetry and silence intertwine in Taos Chamber Music Group's first offering of the new year. The program is titled "Chatter in Taos" and it comes to the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 11-12), at 5:30 p.m. both days.
Tempo Culture
Women are guided through après-ski yoga on Saturday (Jan. 11) as part of the Femme de Free Ride workshop at Taos Ski Valley.

Fun on the slopes

Skiers and snowboarders were treated to a warm, bluebird day in the mountains of Taos Ski Valley Saturday (Jan. 11.) The snowfall the day before brought an additional three inches to the ski resort's …

Taos Star Guide

After last week’s emotionally charged full-lunar ecliptic energy surged the planet, this week’s celestial vitality will seem far less impactful.
Courtesy photoDirector Lynn Hamrick is also the filmmaker responsible for the documentary 'Hiro's Table,' which has been shown on broadcast television and is now available on preorder from iTunes.

Rollicking comedy to debut 'Out Loud' series

A reading of a play by the elusive Jane Martin called "Anton in Show Business" is billed as a rollicking comedy that follows three actresses as they navigate the strange complexities of staging a classic theatrical production at the turn of the 20th century.
Tempo Film
George MacKay stars as Lance Corporal Schofeld in San Mendes' '1917.'

Movie review: ‘1917’

War itself has always been brutal, but the Industrial Revolution helped create a horrifying meat grinder during this "war to end all wars." The machines created to destroy human bodies during the first World War (1914-1918) were made even more effective because medics had no way to cope with the volume much less the severity of destruction. But, still, men, and boys, marched off to fight, starched with visions of glory.
Mehdi Dehbi stars as al-Masih in the Netflix series 'Messiah.'

Movie review: ‘Messiah’

What would you think if the Son of God reappeared in our midst? Today? In the Middle East? Would we even recognize Him, understand His message, or would we dismiss Him as just another cult leader or charlatan?
'Little Women' stars, from left, Emma Watson as Meg March, Florence Pugh as Amy March, Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, and Eliza Scanlen as Beth March..

Movie review: ‘Little Women’

You have to give a lot of credit to director Greta Gerwig. Not only did she helm one of the best cinema adaptations (among many) of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th century semi-autobiographical novel, she was also pregnant while shooting it and went into labor the day after she turned in her first rough cut of the movie.
Tempo Books
Taos writer and actor David Pérez: 'Better that [as a community] we keep trying to listen to everyone's story. Our stories are our truth.'

Words that come fast and furious

"The possibilities are endless when our body, voice and imagination are fully engaged in making the written word come alive," said Taos author/activist David Pérez, who will be sharing his love of both storytelling and performance this weekend at a workshop hosted by the Society of the Muse of the Southwest.
Audio book cover

When the West was still wild

These days Las Vegas, New Mexico, is known primarily as a college town and also the production site of the now-canceled Netflix TV series "Longmire." But during its early era as a frontier town, it was a place of random killing sprees, gunfights and barroom brawls, cattle rustling, stagecoach robberies and vigilante justice.

Best regional books of 2019

The Pages column for the Tempo reviews books that are either by local authors, are set regionally or are by authors who have a reading hosted in Taos. This makes for a wonderfully diverse reading …

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