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New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Dreamland' To Film In New Mexico

on October 4, 2017 - 1:13pm
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that the feature "Dreamland" produced by Romulus Entertainment, Automatik Entertainment and LuckyChap Entertainment, will begin principal photography in New Mexico. Production will begin mid-October through mid-November. 
 
"We're proud to see another production choose New Mexico," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "New Mexico's deep talent pool, one-of-a-kind landscapes, and  powerful incentives make our state the perfect place to bring a production."
 
The production will employ

NatureScapes 2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced

on October 4, 2017 - 8:58am
First Place: Virga, Cliff Wood
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The results are in, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has announced the winners of the 2017 NatureScapes photo competition.
 
Each year, NMMNHS choses a theme for the photo contest that encourages contestants to examine and understand New Mexico’s natural beauty. This year’s theme - “Water” - invited photographers to explore and re-discover nature throughout the state. Winning photographs will hang in the gallery from Oct. 21 through January 19, 2018.
 
Appropriate to our desert environment,

Daily Postcard: Sunset And Moon Rise

on October 4, 2017 - 6:31am

Daily Postcard: The sunsets as the moon rises Tuesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Los Alamos County Dedicates Smart House Artwork

on October 3, 2017 - 5:27pm

From left, Arts in Public Places (APP) Board Chair Susie Schillaci, Artist Alexander Scheinker, Photographer Minesh Bacrania, APP Board Member Britton Donharl and APP Vice Chair Jeremy Smith cut the ribbon this afternoon to officially dedicate the artwork that was formerly in the Smart House and now resides in an alcove on the second floor of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Other artwork featured in the alcove was created by artists Kevin Box and Umi Raby who were unable to attend today's dedication. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Arts in Public Places Board Member Britton

Fall Foliage Emerges On Jemez Mountains

on October 3, 2017 - 8:15am

Fall colors begin to emerge on the Jemez Mountains. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Compass Rose Painting Completed On Runway At Los Alamos County Airport

on October 3, 2017 - 8:01am

Members of the Rio Grande Norte Chapter of the 99's organization have completed their project of painting a compass rose on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. They explained that the compass is used by pilots to calibrate their aircrafts. This particular compass is 42 feet in diameter. The 99's is an international organization of women aviators. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

The compass rose painting is now completed on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Bandelier Celebrates Fall Fiesta Saturday

on October 3, 2017 - 7:31am

Caroline Lovato, jewelry maker, Santo Domingo Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

Toyas, potters from Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

This Saturday, Oct. 7, visitors are invited to spend a fine autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier's annual Fall Fiesta, 11-3 at the park Visitor Center.

Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. In addition, it's also a chance for the artists to visit with each other.

Handmade items

State Archaeology Fair In Taos Oct. 14

on October 3, 2017 - 7:22am
NMHPD News:
 
SANTA FE — Would-be archaeologists can be part of a mock excavation at the Oct. 14 New Mexico Archaeology Fair held this year in Taos at the Millicent Rogers Museum.
 
Presented by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Department of Cultural Affairs, the fair is a chance for children and adults to experience activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years. At the same time, they can learn techniques developed over the last 150 years that have helped us better understand the lives of some of New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants.
 

Daily Postcard: Evening Sky From Anderson Overlook

on October 3, 2017 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: Layers of color decorate the sky Sunday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Josh Smith

Concert Pianist Makes Los Alamos Debut Friday

on October 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'The Kid'

on October 2, 2017 - 5:56pm
MOVIE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Sept. 29 that the theatrical feature "The Kid" produced by Suretone will begin principal photography at the end of September through the end of October in Santa Fe.
 
"New Mexico's one-of-a-kind landscapes and superior film infrastructure make New Mexico an unrivaled location to film," said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "We're proud to welcome another production that brings our state's unique history to life."
 
The production will employ approximately 80 New Mexico crew members, 20 New

Another Aleppo: Lecture By Author Claudette Sutton

on October 2, 2017 - 5:22pm
Author Claudette Sutton’s grandparents and their children, on the patio outside their home in Aleppo, around 1946. Courtesy/NM History Museum
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE — In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” on exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum through Nov. 3, 2017, author Claudette Sutton will give a lecture exploring her family’s Syrian roots 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
 
Claudette Sutton will take you back to a lost place and time: Aleppo, Syria, in the early twentieth century, when her father was growing up in one of the

Live Entertainment To Accompany Tapas And Wine At Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
LAHS student Jenna Espinoza (front row, right) will perform a type of folk dance from Spain called Sevillanas, which is similar to Flamenco. Courtesy photo
 
Ryan Finn and the other members of his jazz quartet will perform Oct. 14 during Taste of Knowledge. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
On the evening of Oct, 14, the old De Colores restaurant will be transformed into a Spanish scene for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge.
 
Event-goers will be treated to scrumptious Spanish tapas prepared by Pig+Fig and boutique wines to complement each

Scenes From Friday’s ‘In Memoriam’ Art Opening

on October 2, 2017 - 2:06pm
Visiters check out the art on display at the opening of the ‘In Memoriam’ exhibit Friday at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pottery by Linda Hayden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the opening of ‘In Memoriam’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tapestry by Letitia Roller. The High Desert Tapestry Alliance and the Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas are displaying work in the Portal Gallery inside The Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks

on October 2, 2017 - 5:39am
Attendees of Opera on the Rocks wearing rain gear and sitting under umbrellas, grey skies and light rain but not dampened spirits as Opera Alta performs scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Saturday at Bandelier. Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Bandelier National Monument and Opera Alta in the scenic amphitheater at Bandelier’s Juniper Campground, the performance coincided with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. Photo by Norman Doggett

Opera Alta's singers in the new adaptation of The Abduction from the

SFCC Autumn Poetry Readings Oct. 11

on October 2, 2017 - 5:13am
SFCC News:
 
Poet Marjorie Power will read from her extensive collection, including Seven Parts Woman published in 2016 by WordTech Editions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. in the Santa Fe Community College Library.
 
SFCC students also will read original work.
 
For information on this free event in the SFCC Library, 6401 Richards Ave., call 505.428.1903 for information.

Daily Postcard: Clouds Over Los Alamos

on October 2, 2017 - 5:08am

Daily Postcard: Clouds floating in the sky Thursday over Los Alamos. Photo by Michael Perkins

Dixon Players Present 'Reliving The 70s'

on October 1, 2017 - 1:02pm

THEATRE News:

If you love Broadway, pop, soul and disco music, singing, acting, dancing and comedy, then “Reliving The 70s” is the show for you! There will be so many recognizable tunes no matter how old you are that include everything from hit musicals, to soulful classics with country, reggae and punk thrown into the mix.

The Dixon Plays will present “Reliving The 70s” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Toolshed, #68 HWY 75 in Dixon.

To follow up the extraordinary success of last year’s “Back To The 60s” revue the Players have imported a talented

LALO Auditions For ‘Guys And Dolls’ Oct. 5-8

on October 1, 2017 - 9:18am

LIGHT OPERA News:

Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz.

Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Auditions are 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 4-7 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Callbacks are 7 p.m.

Last Chance To View Masterpiece Paintings From Spain's Museo Del Prado In Santa Fe

on October 1, 2017 - 6:56am
One-of-a-kind Outdoor Exhibition Closes Oct. 31. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
SANTA FE  Time is quickly running out for visitors to experience The Prado in Santa Fe, a free outdoor exhibit in Cathedral Park, featuring 92 full-scale reproductions of European artwork organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado of Spain – The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
 
The exhibit, opened in May 2017, is now in its final weeks, and the public only has until, Oct.

Santa Fe Opera Names Gayletha Nichols New Director Designate Of Apprentice Program For Singers

on October 1, 2017 - 6:55am
Gayletha Nichols
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE  General Director Charles MacKay announced Tuesday that Gayletha Nichols, executive director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and member of Santa Fe Opera’s teaching staff during the last two seasons, is the new director designate of the Apprentice Program for Singers.
 
Nichols will accompany Santa Fe Opera’s Head of Music, Robert Tweten, on next month’s audition tour.

Daily Postcard: Bobcat Visits Barranca Mesa

on October 1, 2017 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: A bobcat visits a backyard Saturday on Barranca Mesa. Elusive and nocturnal, bobcats are roughly twice as big as the average housecat. Though the bobcat prefers rabbits, it also hunts insects, chickens, geese and other birds, small rodents and deer. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Ann Funsten

PEEC: Earth Art Workshop Oct. 8

on September 30, 2017 - 5:59am
Earth art photo by Liz Martinea. Courtesy/PEEC

Green to Yellow Leaves by Andy Goldsworthy. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Sunday, Oct. 8, local artist and educator Liz Martineau will offer an Earth Art Workshop for adults and children at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Based on the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, Earth Art provides participants inspiration to create their own works of art using natural materials. The workshop is $8 for individuals and $10 for a pair of artists working together. Advance registration is available at www.peecnature.org.
 
Earth Art is a form of

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir

on September 30, 2017 - 5:32am

Daily Postcard: View of Los Alamos Reservoir. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Cinema Cindy Reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle

on September 29, 2017 - 9:21am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the second in what promises to be a fun franchise, loosely based on a UK-made series of spy action-comedy comic books that were first published by Marvel’s “Icon” Comics in 2012.

A sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014), The Golden Circle features some of the same central characters; but the threat of world domination is posed by a very different villain. Support for the good British guys comes from a new quarter, an American underground spy service.

Taron Egerton’s central character, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, who went through

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