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Scenes Along Bridges Loop Trail Saturday

on May 1, 2016 - 7:46am

A view of the bridge Saturday from Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Canyon on Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking over Acid Canyon. Photo by Leah Austin

Elk spotted on N.M. 4 on the way to Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Gnarly monsters stick close to the ground on Acid Canyon Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

‘Spamalot’ Nominated For Prestigious Popejoy Awards

on April 30, 2016 - 12:43pm
The Knights of the Round Table are galloping off to Albuquerque to compete in the Popejoy Awards next weekend. From left, Sir Lancelot (Max Herrmann), Sir Robin (Lauren Partin), Patsy (Camille Rousculp), King Arthur (Devon McCleskey), Sir Galahad (Daniel Sarrao) and Sir Bedever (Megan Pimentel). Photo by Ryn Hermann
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Olions take their production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on the road next weekend to compete in the Popejoy Awards. 

Not only has “Spamalot” been nominated in the categories of Best High School

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents 'Radiant Spring' Concert May 7-8

on April 30, 2016 - 7:31am
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Photo by Richard Huelster
 
SDCC News:
 
Capping its first year with music director Andrew Schmidt, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its spring concert, “Radiant Spring,” over Mother’s Day weekend.
 
The 38-year-old chorale will perform at 7 p.m., May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, in Los Alamos, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, in Santa Fe.
 
The concert’s pieces will celebrate light, love and passion.

In And Around Town: April 29

on April 29, 2016 - 10:10am
 
April 29-May 1 Olions Present 'Spamalot'
 
Spamalot will be performed at 7 p.m. 29 and 30; 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1at in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets prices are $15 dollars for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 dollars for children 5 and under. Please be aware that the show contains PG-13 content.
 
 
 
FRIDAY April 29
 
The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present its 2016 Spring Concert
Crossroads Bible Church.

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery Presents Arts And Design Student Exhibition May 5

on April 28, 2016 - 8:09am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE –– Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by students of the Arts & Design program at Santa Fe Community College.
 
The exhibition opens with a reception from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, May 5. Selections from coursework in Architectural Design, Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion Design, Fine Woodworking, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Santero Carving and Sculpture are featured. More than 120 pieces of student work are on display in the Visual Arts Gallery. 
 
Awards for the Arts and Design student show are generously

UNM-LA Hosts Free Jazz Concert Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 11:54am
Lenny Tischler stands in front of a mural on the UNM-LA campus. Tischler is an adjunct lecturer at the college. He also teaches jazz in Santa Fe. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Lenny Tischler will perform “Freedom Work: Folk Forms and Variations” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Student Center (Building 2) at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
 
The public is invited to attend this free performance, which serves as the culmination of UNM-LA’s “April is for the Arts” celebration.
 
“Freedom Work” evolved from a single piece to a 5-part suite over the course of two decades.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunrise From Quemazon

on April 27, 2016 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: Another colorful sunrise is spotted Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Historical Society Activity Book Earns Pablita Velarde Award

on April 26, 2016 - 7:35pm

Artist Turner Mark-Jacobs and Aimee Slaughter of the Los Alamos Historical Society with medals given to Turner and the Historical Society for the Pablita Velarde Award. Courtesy/Historical Society

Artist Turner Mark-Jacobs receives the Pablita Velarde Award at the Historical Society of New Mexico conference. Courtesy/Historical Society

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Meet Bences Gonzales, the newest publication from Bathtub Row Press, was honored with the Pablita Velarde Award at the recent Historical Society of New Mexico conference in Farmington.

This award recognizes an outstanding children's

Fuller Lodge Art Center Takes Over Nature Center Tonight

on April 26, 2016 - 2:51pm
Bean and seed bottles are a fun and artistic way to learn about the Earth’s crust. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Full Lodge Art Center will spill the beans from 6-7:30 p.m., Tonight, April 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Tonight is community night, a free, family friendly event with hands-on activities. Tonight, the art center would like help creating a permanent nature mural using seeds and beans. Participants will learn about the Earth’s crust by creating their own bean bottles.
 
This artistic evening will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

Scenes From Sunday Drive Through Gilman Tunnels

on April 26, 2016 - 10:58am
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss
 
Scenes from a drive through Gilman Tunnels Sunday afternoon. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Finding A Contemporary Voice: The Legacy Of Lloyd Kiva New And IAIA

on April 26, 2016 - 10:55am
Melanie Yazzie, 'The U.S. Government Will Never White Wash My Grandparents.' Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999 (1999.15.213).
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of Institute of American Indian Arts faculty and the legacy of the institution's first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIAincludes work from IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present.
 
New (Cherokee, 1916-2002) was the school's first Arts Director and later institution

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over Pajarito Acres

on April 26, 2016 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds brewing Monday evening over Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Daily Postcard: Scene From PEEC's Earth Day Event

on April 25, 2016 - 9:54am

Daily Postcard: Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Paulina Burnside

Olions Serve Tasty Fare In ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

on April 24, 2016 - 8:02am
The Knights Who Say Ni! baffle King Arthur and Patsy in 'Spamalot.' Photo by Elene Giorgi
 
S
ir Galahad (Daniel Sarrao) and The Lady of the Lake (Evelyn Wohlbier) perform 'The Song That Goes Like This.' Photo by Elena Giorgi
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos High School Olions rendition of “Monty Python's Spamalot" opened Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium to loud guffaws and wolf whistles.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was originally a 1975 feature film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by those masters of surreal and silly British comedy from

Aspen Elementary Students Host African Arts Night

on April 24, 2016 - 7:34am
Students create maasaii necklaces in the art room during African Arts Night April 15 at Aspen Elementary School. Courtesy photo
 
Examples of the African art created by Aspen students this year. Courtesy photo
 

LAPS News:

More than 150 families attended Aspen Elementary School's African Arts Night April 15.

Six teachers have been collaborating to immerse their students in a hands-on and multidisciplinary study of African traditions and culture.

Daily Postcard: Happy Earth Day!

on April 23, 2016 - 9:22am

Daily Postcard: Wonder where this butterfly was hiding out Monday? Quemazon ... looks like spring is here! Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Baby Finches Nest In Satellite TV Mount

on April 22, 2016 - 4:34pm
Daily Postcard: Baby finches spotted in a nest built into a satellite TV mount on Canyon Road that hatched 11 days ago. Photo by Bob Drake

Bad Clowns Is Topic At Authors Speak With Benjamin Radford Thursday

on April 22, 2016 - 4:16pm

Benjamin Radford

LIBRARY News:

The Authors Speak presentation at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., April 28, will feature Benjamin Radford, author most recently of Bad Clowns, published by UNM Press.

Radford is the deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, a research fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the author of eight books and more than a thousand articles on a variety of topics including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking and media literacy.

Bad Clowns. Courtesy/LAC

Corrales residentRadford has built a career in “myth-busting” – finding those urban

United World College Presents A Celebration Of Culture Through Music Saturday

on April 22, 2016 - 8:16am
Courtesy/CIR
 
CIR News:
 
CIR is partnering with United World College to bring this spirited multicultural music program to Santa Fe.
 
The performance will feature the United World College African chorus, a jazz trio, student solos and ensembles with Ronald Maltais, artistic director and the UWC percussion ensemble directed by Marc Clark.
 
The performance begins at 2 p.m., Saturday April 23, at Christ Church of Santa Fe (1213 Don Gaspar Ave.) Cost is $10 general admission.
 
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

SFCC Presents Spring Choral Concert May 7

on April 21, 2016 - 7:53am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe Community College Chorus teams up once again this spring with the SFCC Chamber Singers to present the Spring Choral Concert at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7. The show is free, open to the public and takes place in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The program, With a Voice of Singing!, features the performances of SFCC’s student chorus and choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester. Musical pieces include madrigals, folk songs and works by Anton Bruckner, Morten Lauridsen, Z.

Live Theater In White Rock

on April 20, 2016 - 9:25am
COMMUNITY News:
 

A recent widower clashes with his adult daughter about friendships in a brief comedy to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC).

TOO SOON by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin will be performed by Kate Ramsey, Dennis Powell and Ann ReVelle. The temporary location of WRSC is just east of Metzger's Hardware in White Rock in the building formerly called "The Hive."

The concert reading also will be performed at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.

Each performance is free, but seating is

Olions Present 'Monty Python's Spamalot'

on April 20, 2016 - 7:31am

OLIONS News:

Spam, Spam and more Spam!

Los Alamos High School Olions presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at 7 p.m. April 21 (preview), 22, 29 and 30; 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and noon April 23 at in Duane Smith Auditorium.

Winner of four Tony Awards, including best musical in 2005, this bawdy romp will appeal to both fans of the classic Monty Python films, as well as the unfortunate few who have no idea what the air-speed velocity of an unladen African swallow might be. 

With an all-star cast of LAHS students, including Devin McCleskey as King Arthur, Camille Rousculp as Patsy, Lauren

Pinon Elementary Hosts 'An Evening In Asia'

on April 20, 2016 - 7:27am

Daily Postcard: Cactus Blooms On Red Dot Trail

on April 19, 2016 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A cactus blooms on Red Dot Trail in White Rock. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 Community Media Center Offers Video Classes

on April 18, 2016 - 10:49am

Students learn the ins and outs of video production through PAC 8. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is offering new classes this summer as well as some of the favorites.

Eighteen sessions are being offered. In “GoPro + Drone Flying”, students learn how to use a GoPro and do time-lapse, slo-mo and also fly a drone with a GoPro attached to it. All levels of video classes are offered with instruction in editing with I Movie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Students also can learn how to use a blue screen and make a music video.

Classes will be offered in Blender, a professional free and

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