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NMSA Upcoming Performances Announced

on December 21, 2014 - 11:11am

NMSA News:

The fifth annual Winter Dances are 7 p.m. Jan 23-24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and also Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Albuquerque.

The performances feature:

  • “The Rally from Quarry” by the legendary Meredith Monk;
  • “The Huddle” by post-modern dance pioneer Simone Forti;
  • “CLASH,” choreographed by NMSA Department Chair Adam McKinney;
  • “ A Trick of the Light,” a contemporary work by Las Cruces native Joshua Peugh (staged by Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC); and
  • “Not Another Nutcracker,” a mixture of classical ballet

Screening Of ‘The Dust Bowl’ Dec. 28 Precedes Opening Of Major Traveling Exhibit At Mesa Public Library

on December 21, 2014 - 7:37am
Promotional poster for 'The Dust Bowl.' Courtesy/PBS

 MPL News:

The Library will screen the Ken Burns film “The Dust Bowl,” free, as a lead-in to a major exhibit which will open in early January. “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of the historic Dust Bowl period, will be on display at Mesa Public Library from Jan. 7 to Feb. 20.

“Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” will be accompanied by a series of free library programs, including lectures and film screenings.

In and Around Town: Dec. 18

on December 18, 2014 - 1:10pm
Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published in the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
 
ONGOING EVENTS
 
December Events at Bandelier
 
Planitarium Holiday Laser Light Show
Shows are each day at 3 p.m., Dec. 27-30, and cost $6 for adults, $5 for members and seniors and $4 for children.
 
AfroBrasil: Art and Identities

LAAC Creates Holiday Window Displays At CB FOX

on December 18, 2014 - 8:44am
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos

The large plate glass windows at CB FOX Department Store triggered a vision for Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton.

Hamilton said she thought for years the windows would be perfect for a holiday display, similar to the ones featured at department stores in New York City.

LALT Launches Assisted Listening System Fundraiser

on December 17, 2014 - 11:05am
By JOHN GUSTAFSON
LALT

Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced a fundraising effort to support the purchase and installation of an assisted listening system in the Performing Arts Center, the facility in which LALT theatrical productions are staged.

"We have heard from many patrons over the years that their enjoyment of our productions would be greatly enhanced with an assisted listening system," LALT President Gracie Cainelli said. "This system generates a signal that can be picked up directly by most hearing aids.

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NMSA Theater Student Selected 2015 YoungArts Finalist

on December 17, 2014 - 10:35am
YoungArts Finalist Jasper Keen performs. Courtesy photo

NMSA News:

Jasper Keen, a junior theater student at New Mexico School for the Arts, has been selected as a 2015 YoungArts Finalist.

New Mexico’s first-ever finalist – and the only finalist in New Mexico this year – Keen will receive an all-expense paid trip to Miami Jan. 3-10 to take master classes with world class theatre professionals. 

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational

Holiday Laser Light Show At NMMNHS Planetarium

on December 17, 2014 - 8:29am

NMMNHS News:

Celebrate the holidays with the sights and sounds of laser concerts in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium.

Two laser systems will fill the planetarium dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and light to envelope the viewer. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

For only four afternoons, families can see favorite holiday songs transformed into a feast for the eyes in Winter Holiday Celebration.

National Hispanic Cultural Center: 'AfroBrasil: Art and Identities' Opens In Albuquerque

on December 16, 2014 - 10:44am

Poster for AfroBrasil: Art and Identities. Courtesy/NMCC

NMCC News:

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is proud to announce its latest Visual Arts Exhibition, AfroBrasil: Art and Identities, in which AfroBrazilian artists and their colleagues from other countries address the complexities of Brazil's heritage and its impact across frontiers and oceans.

The exhibit may be seen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and runs through August 2015. The Center is at 1701 4th St. SW in Albuquerque.

Today, Afro-Brazilian art and identities continue to saturate the core of Brazilian culture

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Creative District Community Chalkboard Erected On Central Avenue In Downtown Los Alamos

on December 15, 2014 - 3:41pm

The Los Alamos Creative District has placed a community chalkboard on Central Avenue near CB FOX Kids as a way to foster community involvement in various topics. Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel is in charge of posing questions - the first of which is 'I go downtown because...' The chalkboard was designed and constructed by the County's Public Works Department. Chalk is in containers attached to the chalkboard and the community is invited to write their answers to the questions. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com 

Community Invited To Lunch With Joe Illick

on December 15, 2014 - 8:48am
Artistic Director of Performance Santa Fe Joe Illick. Courtesy photo
 
SFOG News:

Artistic Director of Performance Santa Fe and Music Director of the Fort Worth Opera Joe Illick is presenting a talk on Commissioning New Opera: Finding the Mozarts, Verdis and Puccinis of the 21ST Century.

The community is invited to attend Illick’s talk, which is at a luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 15 at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Reservations must be made by Jan. 8 and are $25 for Guild members and $30 for guests. A vegetarian option is available and a no host bar. 

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2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures Part 1: January–June

on December 13, 2014 - 9:07am

'Roundhouse' Capitol building in Santa Fe in 1967, by Dick Kent. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 091176. Courtesy/NMHM

NMHM News:

SANTA FE—From a dauntless woman warrior to the inside scoop on the New Mexico Legislature, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning.

Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’

on December 12, 2014 - 9:15am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is a film exploring the self-absorption of actors, the nature of reality and the role of the theatrical arts in the lives of those who watch. Or it could be a movie about what is real and our own self-absorption. Either way, it is a film one must negotiate along with the characters.

Birdman is worthy of our attention. It was nominated for 7 Golden Globes, on Thursday, and garnered four nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday. Oscar nods are rumored, as you might expect.

But, be aware

Belisama Irish Dance And Moving People Dance Theatre Present 'Irish Jigs And Winter Treats'

on December 11, 2014 - 10:18am
Irish dancers of Belisama Irish Dance perform. Photo by Kate Russell
 
Moving People dancers rehearse for the upcoming show.  Photo by Kate Russell

DANCE News:

SANTA FE—Belisama Irish Dance and Moving People Dance Theatre are proud to present “‘Irish Jigs and Winter Treats,” a dance repertory showcase, Dec. 12-14 at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe.

Performances take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $12 for seniors; the James A. Little Theater is located at 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

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Don Quixote Distillery And Winery Offers Free Transportation To Special Event Sunday

on December 11, 2014 - 9:22am

 

Homeowners In White Rock Create Neighborhood Sensation

on December 11, 2014 - 8:53am

Tune your radio to 93.7 FM in front of 334 Garver and enjoy the show! White Rock homeowners John and Cindy Hollabaugh have transformed their home at 334 Garver Lane into a neighborhood sensation. Driver's pull up to the home and tune their car radio to 93.7 FM to watch the colorful Christmas light show as the lights dance on and off in rhythm to 10 holiday songs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The lights at 334 Garver in White Rock continually change colors. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The lights at 334 Garver in White Rock change to a blue theme. Photo by Carol A.

IHM Annual Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair Saturday

on December 8, 2014 - 11:55am

LADIES AUXILIARY News:

The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring the annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The event is being held in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase:

  • Breakfast is a Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch is Green Chile Stew and Posole

This is a great Christmas shopping opportunity! For more information, call Gloria Lopez at 505.920.3143.

Local Authors Share Books At Library's Winterfest Fair

on December 8, 2014 - 11:43am
Stephanie Sydoriak with her 2011 book, 'An Ocean Between: 100% Amerian-100% Ukrainian' about her parents’ immigration and early years in America. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Since moving to northern New Mexico in 1996, Judith Ann Isaacs has written a travel guide, a cookbook, and a walking tour booklet, all featuring the local area where she lives in the Jemez Mountains. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Prolific and successful science fiction author T. Jackson King signs his latestest book, 'Earth vs. Aliens' for a fan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School Visual Arts Exhibit Opens Today

on December 8, 2014 - 6:57am
Los Alamos High School Visual Arts Program students would like to invite everyone to attend an opening reception for this semester's Art Exhibit. at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 8 in the Duane Smith Auditorium lobby. Celebrate more than 300 artworks and enjoy food, drink and good conversation. Viewing of the artwork begins after school Monday. Courtesy photo

Fuller Lodge Art Center Offers Holiday Affordable Art

on December 7, 2014 - 3:10pm
A young shopper checks out the ornaments Saturday during Winterfest at the Affordable Art Show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Unique treasures on sale at the Fuller Lodge Art Center through the holiday season. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Art Center Director Ken Nebel shows off a wreath purchased Saturday by a customer during the Winterfest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
A shopper checks out at the Affordable Art Show Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost

More Than 100 Creches Displayed At Saturday's Show

on December 7, 2014 - 1:11pm

Deb Jackson's stoneware nativity scene is displayed Saturday during Winterfest at the annual creche show at the Los Alamos ward of the Church of Latter-day Saints. More than 100 creches were on display at the show, which has been held for 21 years. By Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Elise Nye's creche from Uganda is displayed at the creche show. By Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
The creche show at the Los Alamos ward of the Church of Latter-day Saints featured a large assortment of creches including this large-scale nativity scene. By Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Angie Baker's nativity

DALA's Snow Queen Opens To Nearly Full House

on December 6, 2014 - 11:29am

The DALA production of Snow Queen opened Friday night with a nearly full house, and a great show at Duane Smith Auditorium. There is a matinee at 2 p.m. today and Sunday. Photo by Glen A. Wurden

Photo by Glen A. Wurden

Photo by Glen A. Wurden

WinterFest At Fuller Lodge Open House Today

on December 6, 2014 - 8:39am

Fuller Lodge show holiday spirit. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The doors of Fuller Lodge will be thrown open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to ring in the holidays.

The Open House is a collaboration between the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) and other community organizations. The Open House is a part of the WinterFest celebration and is capped off by the Light Parade and tree-lighting at Ashley Pond. 

  • 10 a.m. Chamsia SingSations

  • 10:30 a.m. Curious Chris-The Science of the Season

  • 11:45 a.m. Juanita Madland and friends  Holiday Sing-a-Long

  • 1 p.m. Holiday Music - Saxophone Quintet

  • 1:45 p.m.

Library Manager Gets Sneak Preview Of New Exhibit Ahead Of Tonight's Public Reception

on December 4, 2014 - 2:47pm

Library Manager Steven Thomas got a sneak preview of the new exhibit in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery. Dr. Circe Woessner, director of the Museum of the American Military Family, will host the opening reception 5-7 p.m. today. The public is welcome to attend. Photo by Katy Korkos/ladailypost.com

LAHS Winter Dance Show 7 p.m. Monday

on December 4, 2014 - 7:21am
LAHS dancers rehearse for their Winter Dance Show. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS dancers strike a pose. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Students of the Los Alamos High School Ballroom Dance program, along with guest performers from DALA, NMDT, YMCA Kathak, LAHS Cheerleaders and LAHS Color Guard, are presenting to the community a free Winter Dance Show at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 in Duane Smith Auditorium. 

As a part of the fundraising efforts for the students' travel to dance events, Holiday Gift Certificates will be available for sale before and after the show: a course of four weekly waltz dance

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