Tempo Arts
Dancer Uma Abad

'Nutcracker' with a Taos twist

"Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display - so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the …
A glimpse of the new Jones Walker Gallery on Bent Street

Hopeful harbinger for Taos art

Magic is afoot in Taos if you are one to pay attention to such things. And that is the predominant vibe owners-artists Max Jones and Tony Walker feel for their new Taos gallery, a business dedicated …

Video: 2018 Lighting of Ledoux

Each year, the merchants and museums along historic Ledoux Street in Taos, New Mexico USA open their doors for a holiday tradition called "Lighting of Ledoux." So-called because of the numerous farolitos and bonfires ...
Tempo Music
Taos Pueblo musician-author Robert Mirabal

Robert Mirabal plans annual holiday show

This is a town that cherishes its holiday traditions. Since 1992, one of the most deeply loved of these traditions has been an annual show by legendary Taos Pueblo composer, musician, …
From left are L.P. How, Gleb Ivanov and Sally Guenther in performance at the Harwood Museum's Arthur Bell Auditorium.

Taos Chamber Music Group goes 'Beyond Borders'

It is the season to be fa-la-la-ing, and the Taos Chamber Music Group offers a passionate program of folk-inspired chamber music for the occasion."Beyond Borders" showcases the brilliant piano …
Don Richmond of The Rifters, left, and Michael Hearne of South by Southwest will appear with their respective bands, plus Michael's uncle Bill Hearne, at this year's HEART of Taos benefit.

HEART of Taos throws holiday gala

HEART of Taos (Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Respect and Transitional Housing) will host its third annual holiday benefit Friday (Dec. 7) at Old Martina's Hall, 4140 State Road 68 in …
Tempo Culture
Bonfires on Bent Street drew a large crowd despite chilly temps.
Holiday traditions

Photo Gallery: Bonfires on Bent Street

The parking lots were full, the traffic around the Taos Historic District was at times bumper-to-bumper, but there was an infectious spirit in the air that drew Taoseños to the 30th annual holiday-themed event called Bonfires on Bent Street.
Visitors flock to the annual Bonfire on Bent Street event.

30th annual Bent Street holiday tradition invites the whole community

The holiday block party known as “Bonfires on Bent Street” will happen Saturday (Dec. 8) in the Taos downtown historic district. Throughout the day ...
Isabelle Davison

Grasping the physical light

Northern New Mexico has always been known for its light, inspiring artists across the many genres to migrate here and experience for themselves that for which the region is famous.This …
Tempo Film
Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is puzzled by strange goings-on in a city hospital morgue in this scene from “The Possession of Hannah Grace.”

Movie review: ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

Possession is nine tenths of the law, according to the old maxim. That apparently also applies to a particularly hellish demon who snags a human body and won't let go even after death.
Albe August stars in "Becoming Astrid"

Movie review: ‘Becoming Astrid’

The beloved children’s stories written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), including the Pippi Longstocking series, might seem on the surface to have been conceived by a woman not as challenged as the real-life writer.
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) squares off against Viktor Drago (Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu) in "Creed II."

Movie review: "Creed II"

Director Steven Caple Jr., whose chops have mostly been earned in the TV arena, takes over from Ryan Coogler’s stellar reboot of the “Rocky” legacy in “Creed” (2015) to create something almost unheard of.
Tempo Books
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caroline Fraser

Author reveals unsettling truths about 'Little House'

Santa Fe writer Caroline Fraser was working in her office detached from the main house she shares with husband Hal Espen, a writer for Outside Magazine. Inside their home, Espen was …
Taos author-playwright John Biscello
Literary arts

A surrealist twist to Peter Pan

John Biscello's newest novel, Nocturne Variations, is exactly what the title promises, a dreamy narrative landscape bursting with a lyrical kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and perspectives.
Book review

Kay Matthews chronicles water issues in new book

Kay Matthews latest book, "¡No Se Vende! (Not for Sale) Water as a Right of the Commons,” is informed not only by her dogged research, but also by her hands-on …

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