Arts
Art and education

Smart play

On Saturday (April 29), have your family don their favorite bicycling shoes, head over to the gymnasium at Enos Garcia Elementary School and pedal power yourselves a smoothie. Not your thing? Then maybe a Botball.
Fine art

Music from Angel Fire announces artwork winner

Music from Angel Fire officials have announced Loretta LaMothe’s oil painting, “Summer’s Grand Finale" as the winner of the third annual program cover competition.
Fine art

The many faces of EZE

Born in Oregon and raised in Taos, Erin “Zeke” Eagleton, 45, is a local kid and a consummate artist. In addition to the pop-up show of clay works he did with Hank Saxe and Jim Wagner last fall, and last month’s show at Taos Cow, the Harwood Museum of Art just purchased one of his graphite on paper pieces which has been tapped by Taos art guru Gus Foster for rotation into the Harwood’s George E. Foster Jr. Gallery, hanging a few frames down from an Agnes Martin.
Theater

The ultimate unreliable narrator

What happens when a world-renowned scientist — a specialist in brain research — has to confront the fear that her own brain may be failing?
Fine art

The desert intense

An exhibition of works by Japanese artist Izumi Yokoyama, titled "Dreamer on the Mesa," opens today (April 20) at magpie gallery in the Overland Compound at 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in El Prado. A reception where members of the …
Fine art

Solid, yet impermanent

In Dixon, a 12-artist show titled “STEEL” is showing at Studio 207 and will be on view Saturday (April 15) and April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. The show was also on view last weekend.
Music
Music

Get ready to dance all night

It’s not happening until the first weekend in June, but the upcoming Music on the Mesa Festival is already creating quite a buzz throughout the New Mexico-Colorado-Texas area.
Music

Messages of hope

Fantuzzi will bring his infectious personality to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership Sunday (April 16), starting at 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter Tara Somerville and the students of Taos Youth Music School will open the show with a 15-minute performance at 6:45 p.m.
Music

Nonprofit fest gets the word out

Taos music promoter John Henderson said he believes, given the political climate, now is a great time to give back to the people and organizations that help make your life easier, better and more fulfilling. Henderson has teamed with Arroyo Seco Live, KNCE-FM 93.5 radio, Roots and Wires Presents and Taos Mesa Brewing to celebrate local nonprofits with a concert and festival.
Music

'Play It Forward'

There’s something invigorating about being around young people. It’s almost like tossing back an elixir that makes even the most jaded people feel young again.
Music

Musical manifesto

‘I worked at Taco Bell, and she worked for the KGB.” Two years ago, when Russian-American songwriter and charismatic bandleader Igor Yuzov of Igor and the Red Elvises wrote those words “as a joke “ for one of his songs, “She Worked for the KGB,” he never dreamed that life would imitate art in 2017.
Film
Film

Running on empty

I think it's a great thing when an actor gets a gig in a long-running franchise. I'm sure the casts of superhero series are happy as clams to have steady high-paying work.
Movie review

Movie review: 'The Red Turtle'

A shipwreck survivor washes up to the shore of a desert island. He finds fresh water and coconuts to eat. Surveying the small island, he makes note of a grove of bamboo, which he will use later to build a raft .He is alone, but has a strong will to live. But, when he sets his small raft upon the waves, what he encounters is the beginning of something strange, mysterious and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Movie review

Movie review: 'Ghost in the Shell'

It’s like they look at the gorgeous and painstaking artwork that goes into creating these epic works of cinematic wonder and assume it’s an attempt to replicate what a camera, sets and costumes can do – or that animé is somehow inferior because it’s virtually handmade.
Movie review

Movie Review: 'Life'

Sometimes it's the way a story is told that makes it special – sometimes it's not. In the case of "Life," a new big-budget sci-fi thriller, a threadbare plot gets tarted up with high-end special effects, decent actors and a "Twilight Zone" ending, but leaves one wondering, "Just how persuasive was the pitch to get this greenlit?"
Film

Grand Finale

After a successful decade of bringing world-class short films and filmmakers to Taos, Taos Shortz Film Festival is going out in style this weekend with its 10th – and, alas, final — edition.
Books
Literary arts

Poetry Month celebration winds down

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) closes its celebration of National Poetry Month with evenings blending poetry and music, the signature aspect of all the prior events in April.
Books

Book Reviews: Life Lessons

This week’s books, a memoir and a novel, may not have a lot in common as far as their subjects are concerned, but both are good reads with engaging characters.
Literary arts

Words enhanced with music

It’s now mid-April, and the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) continues its celebration of National Poetry Month with two more evenings highlighting the interwoven dance between poetry and music.
Words and music

There's cool and then there's cool

This weekend (April 7-9) in Taos, jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane will be honored with words and music in the Taos Jazz Bebop Society’s third annual Taos Jazz and Poetry Festival.
Books

Rhyme and the reason

Twenty-six poets, 10 musicians on 11 evenings — that’s what’s in store for fans of the literary arts as a local celebration of National Poetry Month gets underway.
Books

Taos authors launch new books

This week’s books are an unlikely pairing — a nature-oriented memoir and a young adult novel about teen angst. Both local authors will have book events in the near future in Taos.
Culture
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.
Social justice

Strength in numbers

Taoseñas and Taoseños alike took to the streets to demonstrate against violence against women on the annual day of love (Feb. 14).
On the scene

Thrill seekers

Angel Fire Ski Resort hosted the 38th annual “World Championship Shovel Races” Friday and Saturday (Feb. 3-4).
Benefit

To inform and transform

Mardi Gras is still a few weeks away, but Roots and Wings Community School is offering an opportunity to put on a festive mask and dance for a good cause at the school’s “Winter Masquerade Ball” fundraiser. The gala benefit is planned Saturday (Feb. 11), 4-8 p.m., at Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west.
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