Arts
Arts

The right guide is everything

Even if you’ve lived in Taos County all your life, there’s something for everyone in the art and culture tours offered by Turquoise Tours, now located at 137 North Plaza Drive on Taos Plaza.
Fine art

Collector of friends

Taoseños will have an opportunity to see selections from this collection in a show titled “Patron and Painter: Alyce Frank Collects Taos,” an exhibit of 30 paintings selected from Frank’s collection of art by her friends and colleagues.
Fine art

High resolution mastery

“What we can do now with technology, Ansel Adams had to do by hand in the darkroom – and every print of that photograph had to be individually dodged and burned. We can do that work once, and it will appear in every print" — Jack Leustig

Goler among eight N.M. artists honored with Governor's Awards for Excellence

Artist recipients include Gustavo Victor Goler, a master santero and conservator of Taos; William deBuys, an El Valle author of nine books, eight about the Southwest; Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, folk musicians of Silver City who are better known as Bayou Seco; and William Wilson, a Diné photographer who is an artist in residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.
Theater

The challenge of 'The Bench Plays'

‘When there’s nothing whatsoever on the stage but one set piece — a bench — the actors can’t rely on props. They have to act.” That’s how Odenbear …
History

Taos celebrates an American legend

The community of Taos is invited to the grand opening of a historic interpretive exhibition, “Joseph Henry Sharp Studio: The Life and Work of an American Legend" ...
Music
Music

Mabel's life in song

In celebration of the second annual Mabel Dodge Luhan Day weekend, the Harwood Museum of Art is hosting “Mabel’s Call: Celebrating a Remarkable Taos Woman through Music.”
Music

Blooming artistry

Adrienne Braswell is celebrating the release of her long-awaited CD, “Great Big Yellow Sunflower,” Friday (June 16), 5:30 p.m., at San Geronimo Lodge, 1101 Witt Road in Cañón. Admission is $10 at the door.
Music

Taos School of Music debuts 55th season

Chamber music is the “music of friends,” said English composer Richard Walthew. If that’s so, then prepare to find yourselves immersed in fellowship — and in the company of superb performances — when the Taos School of Music Chamber Music Festival begins its 55th season.
Entertainment

In focus: Entertainment in brief

Looking for something to do this weekend in the Taos area? Here's a brief sample of things to see and do in an around town.
Music

Bones and Painter at Taos Plaza Live

This week’s Taos Plaza Live show features Liz Painter & The Gallery and Bones of Romeo Thursday (June 15). The free show is part of a summerlong Thursday evening performance series featuring the best of Taos’ bands.
Film
Film

Movie review: 'It Comes at Night'

A highly focused thriller with sci-fi overtones, ‘It Comes at Night” just might keep you up past your bedtime. For nightmares? Maybe, but the uneasy gut feeling that lingers is more the culprit.
Film

Movie review: 'Wonder Woman'

The new “Wonder Woman” film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the title character, is set during World War I. That is unlike the DC Comics universe, which had her …
Movies

Movie review: Latest 'Pirates'

Filthy lucre has driven many a man to a bad end, some at the blade of a rusty cutlass and others at the prospect of overspilling coffers from box office receipts.
Film

Father Bill on film

'The Boy Who Found Gold," a new feature-length documentary film by Christopher Summa about Roman Catholic priest and artist William Hart McNichols -- fondly known by Taoseños as "Father Bill" -- will be screened for one night only …
Review

Idle hands

  Mothers and their children — good, bad, saintly or incredibly, violently evil — have always been at the core of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” saga. Even the …
Books
Books

Learning from loss

Inside, we are still children. It doesn’t matter how mature we are in years. We may have put away our toys and moved on to “adulting,” but inside, we are still the children who need help tying our shoes, reaching the top shelf and figuring out what it all means.
Literary arts

Book reviews: Create and relate

This week’s books explore three forms of creative expression. The first is a novel about aspiring musicians with an original soundtrack. The second is a collaborative project by a poet and …
Literary arts

SOMOS hosts 10th Poetry Fest

By M. Elwell RomancitoMeaningful conversations and cultural bridge building are the goals of an ambitious project now in its 10th year. During Taos Poetry Festival, Taoseños will have a chance …
Books

Solving mysteries

The first book reviewed this week is a historical memoir in which a Jewish woman experiences a shift in her views about Palestinians. The second is a mystery solved by oh-so-familiar characters in …
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.
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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