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Planetarium Feature Film: Exoplanets May 7-8

on May 4, 2016 - 8:03am
Exoplanets is a planetarium fill that uncovers planets in other solar systems. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center is showing Exoplanets at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Exoplanets takes audiences on a journey to observe planets beyond the solar system and uncover the science and astronomy behind their discovery.
 
Casper Planetarium produced this exciting full-dome film. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center at $6 for adults and $4 for children. This movie is recommended for ages four and up.

LAHS's Presley Gao Performs Schumann Piano Concerto With New Mexico Philharmonic In Albuquerque

on May 3, 2016 - 12:05pm

Los Alamos High School freshman and pianist Presley Gao on stage to perform with the New Mexico Philharmonic April 24 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Pianist Presley Gao of Los Alamos, left, with conductor Dr. Daniel Cummings at the reception after the concert. Courtesy photo

Pianist Presley Gao of Los Alamos with Jackie McGehee, left, founder of the competition, and his teacher Dr. Jacquelyn Helin at the reception after the concert. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 9th grade student Presley Gao took the stage April 24 in the First United Methodist Church of Albuquerque

Whimsical 'Edward Scissorhands' At Library Thursday

on May 3, 2016 - 10:34am
Movie poster for 'Edward Scissorhands.' Courtesy photo
 
Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos
 

Calling all topiary and Avon aficionados: Tim Burton’s classic “Edward Scissorhands” (1990, PG-13) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library.

 

In this timeless story, earnest Avon lady Peg Bogg (Dianne Wiest), unable to sell to her friends, decides to try her luck at the scary castle at the end of the street. In it, she finds Edward (Johnny Depp), an artificial man created by a brilliant inventor (Vincent Price) who died before completing Edward’s hands.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents Spring Concert

on May 2, 2016 - 8:18am

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale has been exciting audiences with performances in Santa Fe and Los Alamos for 38 years.

This year the singers in the Chorale welcomed eight apprentices from three high schools – Santa Fe High, Pojoaque High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts – to sing as full members of the chorale. An important element of the chorale’s mission is helping young singers learn that singing a diverse classical repertoire can enrich their lives and create community through song. 

With Andrew Schmidt as the new

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 1, 2016 - 8:01am
By MARY ANNE BEARD
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, we are continuing with The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Midnight Special, and The Jungle Book. We will open Mother’s Day just in time for that holiday and bring in the requested Miracles from Heaven. Captain America: Civil War will open for an early show Thursday, May 5.

We have some more great movies coming up in the near future. Money Monster, Neighbors 2, Nice Guys, Alice in Wonderland, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Independence Day, The BFG and Finding Dory are all among our hopeful coming attractions. 

JUNGLE BOOK: Raised by a

‘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.

Atomic City Children's Theater presents Disney The Lion King KIDS At Pinon This Weekend!

on April 29, 2016 - 3:05pm

Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater are proud to present their production of Disney The Lion King KIDS. All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film and hit Broadway musical are here – Simba, Nala, Scar, Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu, and of course, the Rafikis!

Disney The Lion King Jr. will be presented this Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

LASO Presents All Russian Concert With Guest Soloist Cármelo de los Santos

on April 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
Cármelo de los Santos performs tonight with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Leko Machado
 
Conductor David Chavez leads the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal Monday evening in the LAHS Band Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an All-Russian concert this evening at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

Conductor David Chavez has chosen an exciting all-Russian program with the Festive Overture of Dimitri Shostakovich, the Violin Concerto in D Minor of Aram Khachaturian

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.

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.

More Scenes From Saturday's Earth Day Festival

on April 27, 2016 - 8:33am

Scene from the annual Earth Day Festival hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from PEEC's annual

Nature Center Presents 'We Are Stars' To Show Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 7:40am
 
PEEC News:
 
From the makers of We are Astronomers, comes an exciting film that explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) new planetarium film, We are Stars, connects life on earth to the evolution of the universe by investigating the chemistry of stars. This family-friendly film will premiere at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium, Astrophysicist Dr. Richard Wallace will give a talk and be available to answer questions.
 
Richard Wallace has a Ph.D.

Air Force Academy Band Plays Kiva Auditorium Monday

on April 24, 2016 - 11:04am
The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band. Courtesy/DOD
 

Kirtland AFB News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m., Monday at Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The performance is free, and one of the events commemorating the ongoing 75th Anniversary of Kirtland AFB. For more information about the band, visit www.usafacademyband.af.mil.

Local Expert To Lead Monthly Wildflower Walks

on April 24, 2016 - 9:45am

Wildflowers along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator, Chick Keller, will lead the first Wildflower Walk of the season, at 5:30 p.m., Monday.

Wildflower expert Chick Keller, right, leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric

These monthly outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time.

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

Los Alamos Composer Rewrites Classic Film Score

on April 24, 2016 - 7:52am

Los Alamos composer/musician Matt Hanson. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The remake of the1954 classic movie Salt of the Earth will shine a spotlight on Los Alamos composer/musician Matt Hanson at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at The Lensic in Santa Fe.  

While growing up in Los Alamos, Hanson participated in band and orchestra from elementary school through high school, graduating from Los Alamos High School in 2008. At an early age, he showed a remarkable aptitude for music composition and performance.

His parents played classical music for him and, on one occasion at age 5, after listening to

Trio de Los Alamos Presents Chamber Music At Next Brown Bag Concert

on April 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Trio de Los Alamos is, from left Shanalyn Kemme. Cindy Little and Brian Newnam. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

At noon Wednesday May 4 at the United Church of Los Alamos,  a trio of musicians will treat the community to classical chamber music.

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Show will feature Trio de Los Alamos, which includes pianist Cindy Little, violinist Brian Newnam and cellist Shanalyn Kemme. Little and Newnam are both local musicians who perform regularly throughout the community and Kemme hails from Albuquerque.

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.

Party Tents And Fencing Installed At Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op In Central Park Square

on April 21, 2016 - 8:31pm
A large truck pulls up to the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square this morning to deliver two large tents and fencing to outline the outdoor beer garden in preparation for this weekend's first year anniversary bash. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The community is invited to the two-day celebration noon to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 163 Central Park Square, which includes live music, special beer releases and much more. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Music includes Cali Shaw 6-9 p.m. Friday, Ghost Like This 4:30-6 p.m.

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.

WIPP Blue Mine Rescue Team Wins Local Competition

on April 20, 2016 - 7:53am
Courtesy/WIPP
 
WIPP News:
 
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Blue Mine Rescue team took top honors last week in the Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Contest, held in Carlsbad.
 
The WIPP Blue outdueled five other teams from the region, including the defending national champion WIPP Red team, to win first place overall in the competition. WIPP’s Red team took first place in the first aid competition.
 
Federal law requires every operating mine in the United States to have access to two mine rescue teams.

The Tub Hosts Huge First Anniversary Celebration

on April 19, 2016 - 8:23am

COMMUNITY News:

The Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend with a huge party with live music, special beer releases and much more.

The two-day celebration is noon to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 163 Central Park Square.

BEER RELEASES

  • Saison with Brettanomyces and Barrel Aged Fitz's Cherry Quad on Rye.

MUSIC

  • Friday 6-9 p.m. - Cali Shaw;
  • Saturday 4:30-6 p.m. - Ghost Like This; and
  • Saturday 6:30-9 p.m. - Stephanie Hatfield and Bill Palmer.

MORE!

  • Raffles, grilled sandwiches from the Los Alamos Co+op Market, commemorative growlers and an all-around

'The Caveman Of Atomic City' Shows At Guild Cinema In Albuquerque Saturday

on April 18, 2016 - 3:23pm
microMike. Courtesy photo
 
MOVIE News:
 
"The Caveman Of Atomic City" is the story of microMike, a unique man who lived in caves under Los Alamos National Laboratory, the secretive birthplace of nuclear weapons. He developed a theory of time and space to rival Einstein's, found the most valuable rock on the planet that may help stop a Martian invasion, and challenged the world's brightest minds about what it really means to be a scientist.
 
“One of the purposes of the film is to bring spirituality to science,” microMike said. “Science without spirituality is potentially evil.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Jungle Book'

on April 18, 2016 - 11:01am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Jungle Book” has come back to the movie screen this year thanks to Disney, Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and live “motion-capture” technique. For those of us who remember the animated 1967 Disney movie, this version differs: the same “cute factor”, a couple of the original 1967 songs, but a far more exciting storyline. Thanks to CGI and Motion-capture, it is definitely well worth seeing in 3-D.

Movie poster. Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

This Jungle Book movie is based on the three stories about a jungle boy named Mowgli, which are found in Rudyard

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