Arts
Fine art

Wonder Woman redux

Live mural-painting by artist Jolene Nenibah Yazzie is happening from Wednesday through Sunday this week (Jan. 17-21) at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St.

Angels in America

An AIDS crisis once ravaged America. Perhaps the impact of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was less profound in rural Taos. But in urban areas...

Studio 107-B

It feels like a party is going on and we're all invited. Famed Taos artist Máye Torres has taken the plunge to bring contemporary art back to the same gallery space on Taos …

'Geometry of the Spirit'

There was a time, centuries ago, when a confederation of Muslim, Christian and Jewish faithful lived in relative peace on the Iberian peninsula, overcoming the challenges of their …

Art show to feature LGBTQ youth

Love is the keyword for a juried art exhibition of LGBTQ+ Youth Art.
Fine Art

It’s all about the light

‘The light, the atmosphere— it’s all there in the light.” Northern New Mexico leaves an indelible mark on artists who paint here, regardless of where they wandered afterward, …

2018 predictions for the ‘universal 11’ New Year and Taos

Happy New Year! If we thought last year’s race for “power, truth and meaning” was over the top, 2018 is double all that: an 11 year and a master number with an irresistible urgency to act — …
Fine art

Calling forth

A woman’s face tilts slightly upward for a gentle kiss. Her lips and the tip of her nose touch the bridge of a giraffe’s nose. The long-legged creature bears a head that is heart-shaped, its eyes closed with thick eyelashes that mirror those of the woman.
Fine art

Museum honors Taos Pueblo jeweler

Known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach and modern designs, Taos Pueblo jeweler Maria Samora has been named the 2018 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) Living Treasure and Native Treasures Featured Artist, the museum has announced.
Dance

Pop and lock Taos

The 1970s came, and so did breaking to the streets from the South Bronx and Brooklyn, New York.
The arts

Holiday arts events

Here's a quick look at some of the art-related events happening this week in Taos.
Fine art

Warmth of watercolors in new show

John Steinbeck once wrote, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” For the passionate and hardy artists of the Taos Watercolor Society, winter is a sweet time to immerse themselves in the use of a medium that may freeze outdoors.
Music
Music

Blues legend David Bromberg to perform in Taos

David Bromberg is a musicians’ musician. His prolific career spans five-and-a-half decades. He has played with the likes of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, Carly Simon, The Grateful Dead, Phoebe Snow and his extensive discography is as impressive as the artists with whom he’s supported and collaborated.

Music spotlight: Americana songwriters play the Tap Room

Jackson Emmer and Lizzy Plotkin are hard-touring, Americana songwriters from Colorado.

The Hum: Levi Platero

Guitarist and singer Levi Platero is from Tohajiilee, New Mexico, part of the Navajo Nation.
What's Spinning

Big Apple to the wide open spaces

This week, we go from the streets of NYC to the the cold of the great plains to discover two interesting bands.
The Hum

Singer-songwriter blazes his own trail

Like A Boss Productions presents folk-pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen for a Taos concert that is part of his Lift Series tour.
Film
Movies

Movie review: 'Darkest Hour'

Scholars warn that the lens through which we view history is a vastly imperfect one. It is even more so when married to art.

'Cortez'

When "Cortez" -- a movie filmed entirely in and around Taos -- first premiered here in October, 2016, it was a one-night-only event, and many fans were turned away...
Cinemafile

Diversity hire

Bright Tempo grade: B- The line between comedy and serious drama is as thin as a fairy’s wing, and in the new Netflix original movie, “Bright,” the difference is even thinner. …
Movie review

Movie review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

The tweaks used to update the plot of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” are evident and obviously required quite a bit of skill to accomplish. Whether filmmakers were successful enough to make this as memorable as the 1995 original probably depends on how willing people in the audience are able to suspend their disbelief.
Movies

Review: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

In its headlong rush to cater to its younger fans’ ravenous need to be constantly dazzled by spectacle, the second installment of the new “Star Wars” trilogy — subtitled “The Last Jedi” — is filled with epic space battles, plus healthy doses of family drama and intrigue.
Books

Not the Taos Cow

In 2009, 24-year Dixon resident Michael Benanav contacted a nongovernmental organization to document an indigenous tribe in Northern India.

'Black Sheep, White Crow'

Taos resident Jim Kristofic was six years old when his mother, a nurse, moved the family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Navajo reservation in Ganado, Arizona.

Town brief: First-ever poet laureate of Taos

The United States has one. Albuquerque too. Now Taos can add “poet laureate” to its list of enchanting things that makes this area so rich in culture and art.

Rising literary star

Tommy Orange is a bright and rising star in the literary landscape. His first novel, “There There” is due out in June 2018 and is published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is already receiving rave …
Literary Arts

Tracey Rollin debuts ‘Santa Muerte’

Tracey Rollin is a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Rollin says she is also a Chaos magician and practicing witch who has written a book called “Santa Muerte: …
Books

Oldie but goodie

Treacherous acts, ruthless characters, and a mystery peeled away in layers like an onion. What better way to warm up on a cold winter’s evening than with such a read?
Culture
Environment

Lecture illuminates 400 years of fire

The Nature Conservancy presents a free lecture by Dr. Ellis Margolis, a research ecologist with the United States Geological Survey’s New Mexico Landscapes Field Station based in Santa Fe. Margolis recently led a research team in a study of the history of fire patterns in the Taos mountains.
Photography

Tempo's 2017 Year in Pictures

While the nation dealt with the changes wrought by President Donald J. Trump over the course of 2017, Taos had challenges of its own. For the artists and art galleries, it had to do with the persistent specters of a still-fluctuating market, and for museums, it was the threat to agencies like the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts.
Theater

'Miracle on 34th Street' performance

Taos Onstage’s annual dinner theater is on its way to becoming a holiday tradition of its own. This year, the community theater troupe has chosen to adapt “Miracle on 34th Street” for its staged radio-play offering.
Tradition

A common desire

Taoseños from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds will gather to light Chanukah candles and reflect on the meaning of peace together again this year.
Tradition

Festive celebration

This year’s Holiday Fiesta will feature face-painting, holiday crafts, appearances by the Taos Fiesta Court, and student music and dance performances ...
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