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Ullr Fest 14 At Pajarito Mountain Sept. 20

on September 1, 2014 - 9:37am

COMMUNITY News:

Ullr Fest 14 is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Pajarito Mountain. Pajarito's most popular fall festival features more than a dozen New Mexico craft beers, live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band, a Viking Costume Contest, disc golf and kids activities.

Atomic City bus provides free shuttle service from Sullivan Field and White Rock leaving every 30 minutes.

Activities include:

  • New Mexico Brewers Fest noon to 5 p.m.;
  • Bike and Hike 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • Jimmy Stadler Band 2-5 p.m.; and
  • Atomic City Transit 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Hundred Foot Journey'

on August 31, 2014 - 7:43am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Hundred Foot Journey” is a sweet, visually pleasing film that will make you wish you could enjoy aromas and flavors in movies.

The story is about the Kadam family from Mumbai, India, coming to Europe to escape the political turmoil in which they lost their restaurant as well as the wife and mother of the family. The family consists of Papa, played by Om Puri (The Ghost and the Darkness; Charlie Wilson’s War), Hassan played by Manish Dayal (90210; The Good Wife), Mansur; Mahira,Mukthar and Aisha.

Movie poster for 'The Hundred Foot Journey.'

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
 
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Manny Martinez Live At Santa Fe Plaza

on August 30, 2014 - 10:29am

Courtesy/SBDC

Explosive Interest In WGN's 'Manhattan'

on August 30, 2014 - 9:19am

Scene from WGN's television show 'Manhattan.' Courtesy/wgnamerica

AHF News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The WGN America television show “Manhattan” has galvanized the interest of millions of viewers. Shown on Sunday nights, national audiences are riveted by the dramatic tension between rival groups of scientists and the omnipresent security police in Los Alamos in 1943.

“Manhattan” follows the scientists as they confront the challenges of making a workable atomic bomb while dealing with an intrusive military force, intense rivalries, and strained marital relations where couples can no longer

Community and Historical Society Discuss Fifth Episode of WGN’s Manhattan

on August 29, 2014 - 9:18am

Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s Manhattan continues with another dramatic episode and great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the fifth episode. 

Manhattan presents a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Below are some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media.

Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

In and Around Town: Aug. 28

on August 28, 2014 - 2:16pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of 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

Los Alamos artist Elena Yang
Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at www.elenayangartwork.com.
 
Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley
Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Giver'

on August 28, 2014 - 7:12am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

“The Giver” is another young adult novel turned to film that presents a dystopian vision of the future. And like the others we’ve seen in recent years—“Hunger Games,” “Divergent”—it succeeds in making me want to read the book after seeing the film.

From much younger friends, I have heard that the film doesn’t do the book justice. But that is usually the case in movies that have to tell the fullness of a story in less than two hours. Nonetheless, the images and characters in the film will give visuals to the words I will read when I do buy the book.

Los Alamos' Amy Storey (Trixie ConQueso) Appears on TV Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 9:42am
Amy Storey of Los Alamos performing this summer in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 'WonderGround' variety show. 
Courtesy/SherylAnn Garrett
 
Amy Storey, center, with her backup dancers 'The Cheesy Delights' Piper Wohlbier and Marcie Long. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

Amy Storey of Los Alamos will appear as Trixie ConQueso at 7 a.m., Thursday on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens.

Storey is promoting the 'Fierce Women Party' set for Labor Day, Sept. 2 at the Tractor Brewing Company on 4th Street in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 27, 2014 - 7:39am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater    

This week we are opening The Hundred Foot Journey and A Most Wanted Man (Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last film.)

Sin City, The Giver, and Guardians of the Galaxy will hold for another week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will end this Thursday. Despite poor reviews, I saw Sin City and liked it. It is indeed an artistic work of cinematography and definitely worth a look.

Thanks to all of you who waited patiently for The Hundred Foot Journey, and A Most Wanted Man. Hope we have a good turn-out so we can continue to get this type of genre at the

Historical Society Hosts Fall Gala & Experience Auction

on August 22, 2014 - 8:42am
A formal dance at Fuller Lodge during the Manhattan Project era. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society for an evening under the stars at historic Fuller Lodge at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

This special fundraising event, which is black-tie optional, will include an elaborate three-course dinner, the Society’s annual Experience Auction, and dancing to the music of the Los Alamos Big Band.

Tickets are $75 each, and many of the 120 available have already been sold.

Several Festivals Labor Day Weekend in Taos

on August 22, 2014 - 6:37am

TAOS News:

Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.

More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle.

The Stumbing Critic: Anime 101

on August 21, 2014 - 7:15am
The Stumbing Critic: Anime 101
By STEVEN WALTER

Movies became a primary focus of my reviews because film is an easy medium to criticize. A small part of my day can be spent in a theater and a few hours of content are easily encapsulated. One might assume that movies are my passion, but watching anime supersedes film for me. Despite the global popularity of anime, most folks I encounter don’t watch it for a plethora of reasons.

As a style of animation, anime can turn people away with incredible proficiency.

Discussion of Fourth Episode of WGN's 'Manhattan'

on August 20, 2014 - 12:25pm

Niels Bohr on Sawyer's Hill in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) wants to thank the community for their continued interest and support in our discussions of WGN’s TV series Manhattan.

Here are some of the common questions we heard at the discussion of the fourth episode this past Sunday and on social media.

Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

Previous episodes are discussed on the LAHS

Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions For Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

on August 20, 2014 - 11:10am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its elementary school production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr., a two-act musical play based on Dahl's children's book and full-length movie.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. and auditions are 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium. The auditions are open to any 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also is looking for students interested in participating as student directors/choreographers

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 20, 2014 - 9:39am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This week we are opening Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The Giver, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy will hold for another week. Into the Storm will end this Thursday.

I did see Into the Storm, and despite poor reviews I enjoyed the film. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

We got foiled again this week by the studios. We were confirmed to open The Hundred-Foot Journey, but Paramount would not let us come off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because it was number one nationally. Consequently, we had to push back The

Bronach Celtic Blues in Concert at Ashley Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on August 19, 2014 - 10:12am

COMMUNITY News:

Bronach Celtic Blues will take the stage at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 19, for a one hour concert featuring modern twists on traditional jigs, reels and airs. 

Bronach Celtic Blues is a trio based in Los Alamos. The group includes Jonathan Dowell on electric mountain dulcimer, Tessa Dowell on bodhran (Irish drum) and pennywhistle and David Sarnowski on guitar.

This show is part of the summer “Tuesdays at the Pond” concert series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District.

The group’s next concert will be at the Labor Day Festival in Jemez Springs at 1 p.m.

Pajarito Mountain Throws Welcome To Neighborhood Party Saturday

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44am

Mozart Returns to Bandelier

on August 17, 2014 - 9:47am

Opera on the Rocks 2013, 'Amahl And The Night Visitors.' Courtesy/NPS

BNM News:

Be part of an unforgettable experience. This year’s installment of Opera on the Rocks presents Don Giovanni, one of the most popular operas of all time, framed by the beauty of Bandelier National Monument. Join music lovers of all ages on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Bandelier’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater.

Opera Alta will present at 5:30 p.m., an abridged performance of this classic Mozart production.

Los Alamos Light Opera Performs To Sell Out Crowd ... One Performance Remains at 7:30 p.m. Today!

on August 16, 2014 - 2:31pm
The cast of Los Alamos Light Opera's (LALO) Broadway on the Hill. Courtesy/LALO
 
LALO News:
 
Opening night of Los Alamos Light Opera's (LALO) Broadway on the Hill was a huge succcess. Local talent performed their favorite Broadway songs to raise money to continue doing shows.
 
Jeff Favorite of the Hillstompers serves as the show MC, and has a joke to tell at almost every song. The show sold out Friday night, and the raffle was a raging success. There are many great items to be won, including two center orchestra seats to Wicked!

Hot Nut Riveters Rev Up Friday's Concert Crowd

on August 16, 2014 - 9:21am
Guy Forsyth and his new band, the Hot Nut Riveters from Austin, Texa rocked the crowd gathered Friday night in the parking lot at Del Norte Credit Union.
Aug. 22, the concert returns at 7 p.m. to Ashley Pond with the town’s best dance band, the Los Alamos Big Band sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Friday's concert was sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union, the LA Co+op Market, Zia Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Espanola Community Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The Del Norte Credit Union bear greets

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 13, 2014 - 12:18pm
Column By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater   

This week we are opening The Giver.  Into the Storm, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guardians of the Galaxy (great film!) will hold for another week. Lucy will end Thursday.

I did see Into the Storm and despite poor review, I enjoyed the film. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Next week on Aug. 22, we are confirmed to open The Hundred Foot Journey and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. That leaves two remaining screens. If Guardians is still doing well, we will have to hold it another week and choose between When the Game Stands Tall

'The Other Son' Explores Destiny and Fate

on August 13, 2014 - 12:17pm

Movie poster of 'The Other Son.' Courtesy/IMDB.com

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Immediately upon birth, most of us inherit a culture, race, religion and economic status. We go home to a large house in a modern city or a shack in an occupied territory. Freedom might belong to us, or it might not. Everything that makes us “us” starts from these facts, over which we have no control.

In other words, who we are depends on who we are born as. So what happens if we are switched at birth? Who are we then?

Roaring Jelly Plays Contra Dance At Posse Lodge Aug. 16

on August 13, 2014 - 9:01am

Roaring Jelly. Photo by James Theiler

COMMUNITY News:

Roaring Jelly, a local Celtic/ Americana band, will play and Donna Howell, a local dance teacher and radio personality, will be the caller at a contra dance Saturday, Aug 16 at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos.

Before the dance, which starts at 7:30 p.m., there will be a short lesson at 7 p.m. The $8 admission fee will benefit the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse. Partners are not necessary.

Contra is a social dance that is like square dancing in that a caller announces the sequence of figures for the dancers as they execute them.

Los Alamos Soprano Melissa Riedel Performs In Albuquerque Aug. 16

on August 13, 2014 - 7:36am

Los Alamos Soprano Melissa Riedel. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Soprano Melissa Riedel, along with Albuquerque pianist Darby Fegan, will present a recital Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montaño Road NW in Albuquerque.

The recital will begin at 4 p.m., and includes pieces from several different composers, including Richard Strauss and John Jacob Niles.

Darby Fegan. Courtesy photo

Riedel is a native of Los Alamos and performs regularly in Northern New Mexico and surrounding areas, along with teaching privately at her studio in Los

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