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LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Cinema Cindy: Hidden Figures

on January 22, 2017 - 9:13am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Hidden Figures” is currently my choice for the best picture of 2016. The film was just released to the public Jan. 6 and surprised everyone by immediately jumping to the top of the charts. The popularity of the film is well deserved!
 
This is a period piece about the American space program in 1961 and about the people behind the scenes whose dedication to the effort made space flight possible for our nation.

Panel Discussion Following 'Dog Sees God' Sunday

on January 19, 2017 - 5:05pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Participating in the panel discussion will

Topper Revue 2017 Jan. 26-28

on January 19, 2017 - 7:30am

TOPPER REVUE News:

Do you like singing, dancing and bad jokes? Then do we have the show for you.

Come to the Topper Revue experience of a lifetime. Watch as dozens of acts from all across the land perform Topper Revue 2017 at the Duane Smith Auditorium Jan. 26-18.

Performances begin with a preview at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, performances at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday Jan. 28.

Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Student tickets for the matinee and all tickets for the preview are $5.

The Olions Thespian Club was created

Science On Tap: Neutron Capture By Hook Or By Crook ... Jan. 19

on January 18, 2017 - 6:23pm
LACDC News:
 
The Laboratory was founded on the science of nuclear reactions—work it continues today.
 
At this month’s Science On Tap, Shea Mosby, with the Lab’s Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), will talk about how a better understanding of nuclear reactions on radioactive materials is progressing using instruments such as the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) and Apollo.
 
This work is allowing scientists to make predictions about how neutrons behave with more accuracy than ever before possible whether you’re talking about weapons, power plants, or

Jazz With CME At Blue Window Saturday Night!

on January 18, 2017 - 4:08pm

Craig Martin Experience plays Blue Window Saturday night. Courtesy photo

ENTERTAINMENT News:

The Blue Window Bistro, at the restaurant’s new location in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, will host an evening of jazz with the Craig Martin Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

“We’re pleased to have CME as the first musical performance at our new location,” owner Melissa Paternoster said. “The band was first music we hosted at our former location, too.”

CME will offer a set of traditional jazz favorites along with a mix of inventive original tunes composed by band members.

“We’re excited

Backcountry Film Festival 2017 At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on January 16, 2017 - 9:16am

Peanuts Gang Grows Up Hard In First Rate Production Of 'Dog Sees God' At LALT's Performing Arts Center

on January 14, 2017 - 3:38pm

The friends party hard in 'Dog Sees God'. Photo by Larry Gibbons

CB (Stuart Rupprecht) ponders the death of his beloved Beagle. Photo by Larry Gibbons

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center. The play, written by Bert V. Royal presents the Peanuts gang from the comic strip during their teenage years. Sex, drugs and rock and roll have hit them hard and they aren’t ready. CB (guess who?) is at the center of the story.

Royal’s reimagining of these familiar

'Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead' Opens At LALT Performing Arts Center Tonight!

on January 13, 2017 - 5:14pm
The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', which opens at 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" opens tonight, Jan. 13, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Jan. 28, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Jan. 22.

Theatre can span the gamut of human experience — it can be hilarious, enlightening, heart wrenching or disturbing.

In “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,”

In And Around Town: Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 3:50pm
In And Around Town News:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.
 
WEDNESDAY Jan 18
 
School Board  and UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidate Forum
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos invites the community to attend its Candidate Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. at Piñon Elementary School, 90 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock.
 
THURSDAY Jan. 19
 
Risk Factors For Suicidal

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 12, 2017 - 3:49pm

Community Flamenco Classes Start Saturday

on January 11, 2017 - 9:25am
Dance Alliance November 2014. Courtesy photo
 
DANCE News:
 
Join the local Flamenco Dance community in classes and performance this upcoming season.
 
Dates: Jan. 14, to May 6, (no classes Feb. 18, March 25 or April 15)
 
Location: January to February: Betty Ehart Senior Center
               February to May 6: White Rock Activity Center upon completion of renovations
 
Times: Beginning level: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
           Advanced Beginning/Intermediate level: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
 
Cost: $140 for 14 classes, drop in rate available, no registration fee
 
All ages 10 years to adult

This Weekend At Nature Center Planetarium

on January 10, 2017 - 11:48am
 
PEEC News:
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the stories behind star colors at 7 p.m., Friday, January 13, in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Mysteries of the Unseen World, a film that uncovers what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum, will play in planetarium.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as well as 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday. The nature center is closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.

Los Alamos Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra Concert Preview

on January 10, 2017 - 11:15am
LACS News:
 
The Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) are preparing an unusual experience for local music lovers.
 
At 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos, LACS and LASO, under the direction of Mary Badarak, will present "Classic to Neo-Classic: Bach to Mendelssohn to Stravinsky to Bach Again," as their winter concert.
 
(Tickets—$15 for adults—will be available at CB Fox and at the door. Student admission is free.)
 
The concert will provide an opportunity to compare the styles of three very different composers in

Spooky Cocktails For Friday The 13th

on January 10, 2017 - 10:43am

Sugarsnake cocktail. Courtesy image

ENTERTAINMENT News:
 

Friday the 13th and a full moon? This Friday, avoid the mayhem and celebrate this superstitious holiday safely at home with friends and some spooky sips from Sparkling Ice, the zero-calorie beverage.

With zero carbs and no sugar added, there is no need to fear these fruity beverages.

Cocktail Recipes:

Sugarsnake Ingredients:

  • 1 Part Wicked White Whiskey
  • 2 Parts Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry
  • Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry / Sugar syrup "Blood"
  • Kiwi slices

DIRECTIONS

  • Reduce 1 cup of Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry with 2 tablespoons of

LACA To Screen ‘The Return Of The Violin’ Jan. 22

on January 8, 2017 - 11:13am

The Return of the Violin documentary poster. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Return of the Violin, a documentary about the legendary Stradivarius currently owned by violin super-star Joshua Bell, will be screened as part of the Los Alamos Concert Association’s season at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Polish prodigy Bronisław Huberman at age 11. Courtesy/LACA

Now known as the Gibson x Huberman Stradivarius, the instrument was given in 1893 to 11-year-old Polish prodigy Bronisław Huberman by its owner Count Zamoyski who was astonished by the young boy’s talent.

Huberman

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 6, 2017 - 12:18pm

Cinema Cindy Reviews … Passengers

on January 5, 2017 - 3:20pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Passengers” is compelling science fiction, complete with ethical dilemmas, cool looking technology and true romance.
 
It stars Chris Pratt (Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss in Hunger Games) as two of the 5,000 passengers and 278 crew on board a huge, colony-bound space ship.
 
We learn that Jim (Pratt), a mechanical engineer, got a discounted trip since he has a skill set needed on the planet.

Astronomy Shows At Planetarium This Weekend

on January 5, 2017 - 9:10am
 
 
PEEC News:
 
What celestial objects can we see as we welcome the new year? Find out more about the January night sky at 7 p.m., Friday when a local astronomer will guide you through our sky in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, We are Astronomers will play on the full planetarium dome. This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. 
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month: 10 a.m.

Scenes From Tuesday's Broformers Circus

on January 5, 2017 - 8:59am

Various acts from Tuesday night's Broformers Circus at Los Alamos Christian Church. This was a fundraising event for two local boys, Eban Bold and Max Herrmannn who are going to Seattle this summer to work as street performers. Eban is at LAHS and Max is a freshman at Montana State University studying nursing. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation And Open Spaces Take Over Nature Center

on January 4, 2017 - 4:17pm

Kids and adults enjoy games and putt-putt at the nature center last year. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center and putting up a putt-putt course for the evening. The pulic is invited to putt-putt through the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2600 Canyon Road.

Play through the nature center and win prizes, including free passes to the pool or ice rink and more. It is a great way to learn about the latest news on local trails and enjoy a fun, free evening.

Library Film Series Resumes With 'Grizzly Man' Jan. 6

on January 4, 2017 - 6:57am
Bear-lover and amateur naturalist Timothy Treadwell. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Mesa Public Library shows the film “Grizzly Man” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms.
 
This is the first in a year-long series of free films that will be shown on the first Thursday of each month. The films for January, February and March have been chosen to reflect “The Best of the 2000s.”
 
Communing with nature takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of expert filmmaker Werner Herzog, who has nearly 70 films to his credit.

LALT Announces Cast For ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead’

on January 2, 2017 - 7:16pm

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces the cast for “Dog Sees God” includes Stuart Rupprecht, Holly Robinson, Jacinta Lestone, Zachary Brounstein, Page Ramsey, Brian Trujillo, Beth Wysocki and Patrick MacDonald.

The play runs Jan. 13-28, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Jan. 22.

“Dog Sees God” play opens with the main character dealing with the death of his beloved beagle and follows him as he seeks resolution through interactions with his sister and friends.

City RockFest Tour Coming To Area Feb. 23

on January 1, 2017 - 8:40am
Random Hero performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.pledgemusic.com/projects/random. Courtesy photo

 

Project 86 performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.project86.com/. Courtesy photo

Scarlet White performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle Schoolwww.scarletwhitemusic.com/. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

 
Infinity Squared Music, working with many organizations across Northern New Mexico, is presenting a five band music event at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School, 1797 N.M. 502.
 
The City RockFest Tour features Disciple, Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, Random

New Year’s Eve Daytime Fun At Local Libraries!

on December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm
LIBRARY News:
 
Ring in 2017 a little earlier in the day while your kids are awake! Saturday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mesa Public Library will celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with games, crafts, a photo booth and a countdown to noon with balloon drops.
 
White Rock Branch Library will celebrate Unwrapped: New Year’s Eve in Cairo 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 with games, crafts and a countdown to 3 p.m. aka midnight in Cairo, Egypt.
 
Both events are family events and all ages are welcome to join in the fun.
 
Call 505.662.8258 or email ysweb@lacnm.us with questions.

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