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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Tomorrowland'

on May 26, 2015 - 7:03am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Tomorrowland”, which opened Friday, is part Baby Boomer nostalgia, part encouragement for teenage idealists, and part inspiration for even younger dreamers.

It is a simple enough story for older elementary kids to follow and visually intriguing enough for adults to be entertained. For some, the last scenes get a bit preachy, but the message is clear: keep dreaming and let hope be your guide.

George Clooney plays a grown up Frank Walker, a boy genius whose story opens the movie.

Los Alamos Daily Post: 2015 SUMMER GUIDE

on May 24, 2015 - 10:52am

SUMMER GUIDE

Welcome to summer in Los Alamos!

The Los Alamos Daily Post is pleased to share our 2015 SUMMER GUIDE created for tourists and locals alike. The SUMMER GUIDE is filled with photos and links to sites and activities throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Available on the Los Alamos Daily Post website through September, the SUMMER GUIDE will be updated as new activities are announced, so check back often as the summer unfolds.

Scan the QR Code located on posters displayed on the counters at the Los Alamos and

James Carothers Playing Ashley Pond Tonight

on May 22, 2015 - 8:38pm

In And Around Town: May 22

on May 22, 2015 - 2:20pm
 
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published each Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page
 
 
 
 
 
TUESDAY, May 26
Santa Fe Institute Seminar "Punches and Hugs: What Hate Mail Has Taught Me About How To Communicate Science With The Public" with Christie Aschwanden 
12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Noyce Conference Room
 
Dr. Kathleen Ramsay founder of the New Mexico Wildlife Center Speaks
What does it mean to be a wildlife “rehabber”, and what goes

Espanola Valley Opera Guild: 'Opera, Wine & Cheese'

on May 22, 2015 - 7:37am

Los Alamos Little Theatre Unveils 2015-16 Season

on May 19, 2015 - 9:41am

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season.

September
Harvey, by Mary Chase

This 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which falls into the "classic" category, tells the story of Elwood Dowd, who believes he is accompanied by an invisible, human-sized rabbit, much to the embarrassment of his family. Directed by Gwen Lewis.

November
8x10s

LALT's fifth presentation of this format of eight short plays provides opportunities for wanna-be directors and actors to get their feet wet and for established ones to join the plunge.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Spring Shows May 15-16

on May 14, 2015 - 10:18am

DALA Advanced Hip Hop Students perform "Add Me In", choreographed by Tina Anderson. Courtesy photo

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will present its 23rd Spring Recital this weekend, May 15-16, at Duane Smith Auditorium.

The evening performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. These performances will showcase the diversity of the DALA faculty as students perform in classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, swing, musical theater and hip hop.

It is truly a mixed repertory experience and the audience will enjoy ballets with themes involving a murder mystery, a masquerade

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 13, 2015 - 11:12am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Real Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Avengers: Age of Ultron is holding for another week along with Hot Pursuit. The Water Diviner and Monkey Kingdom are ending this Thursday.

Movie poster for 'Pitch Perfect 2' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Pitch Perfect 2: Reprising the kind of musical performances, campus hi-jinks, stinging humor and sassy sisterhood put in place by its eminently likable predecessor; Pitch, Perfect 2 remixes the elements and comes up with something even slicker and sharper.

LAAC Presents 18th Annual Kite Festival May 15-17

on May 13, 2015 - 11:04am
A high flyer at the 2014 Kite Festival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton, center, with board members and volunteers busy Tuesday evening building kites at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jeremy Varela
 

LAAC News:

Visitors of all ages will get a chance to let their imaginations soar this weekend at the 18th annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock, presented by the Los Alamos Arts Council.

The festival begins Friday, May 15 with a kite flying demonstration and live music.

World Famous Harpsichordist Performs At Noon Today

on May 13, 2015 - 8:18am

Harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council continues its 2015 Brown Bag Performance Series featuring world famous harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh at noon today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

McIntosh performs widely, in festivals in Havana, Lima, Deia (Mallorca) and Tsuyama and with the Santa Fe Chamber Festival since 1996. A member of local groups Serenata of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Santa Fe Symphony, she also has been soloist with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in Moscow, Vietnam National Symphony in Hanoi, Solistas de La Habana, Santa Fe

Veterans Sought As 'Military Extras' For 'Manhattan'

on May 10, 2015 - 10:49am

Image courtesy/NMDVS

NMDVS News:

Producers are looking for “extras” for a TV series and sequel to a hit movie, which are now being shot here in New Mexico.

The WGN-TV series Manhattan is being shot in and around Santa Fe. Segments of the movie Independence Day 2 is being shot in Albuquerque. Producers of both projects are looking for veterans and “military-type” males for these “paying” jobs. Both projects require all-day availability.

Applicants between ages 18-60 are sought. “Extras” for scenes requiring “clean-cut military types” are especially in need.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Water Diviner'

on May 9, 2015 - 7:59am

By CYNTHIA BIDDDLECOMB

The Water Diviner presents Russell Crowe as an early 20th century Outback farmer named Joshua Connor, skilled at divining to find water for his livestock—thus the title. This is Crowe’s directorial debut and another example of his fine acting.

Movie poster for 'The Water Diviner.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Connor’s idyllic farming life is disrupted when his three rambunctious and loyal sons enlist to fight in World War One. All three were shipped off to Gallipoli where we know Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops suffered a 60 percent casualty rate.

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Performs At White Sands

on May 7, 2015 - 10:19am

Members of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra (SFYSO) prepare for their moonlight performance Sunday at White Sands National Monument. Courtesy photo

SFYSO News:

Sunday, May 4, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra (SFYSO) performed in a concert under the moonlight at White Sands National Monument. 

Three Los Alamos High School musicians currently play with the SFYSO. SFYSO, under the direction of Mr. William Waag, joined the El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestras, under the direction of Mr. Andy Moran, for the classical music performance.

Guest conductor Dr.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 6, 2015 - 11:30am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening The Water Diviner and Hot Pursuit. Avengers: Age of Ultron is holding for another week along with Monkey Kingdom. I saw Monkey Kingdom last night and it had me laughing within the first minute. The monkeys are adorable, the cinematography is amazing like, “how do they get that footage?” Well it took three years of filming in Sri Lanka. The plot is easy to follow and one that will be familiar to kids (bad guys vs, good guys and family and love.

Find Out The Way To A Man's Heart In 'The Lunchbox'

on May 5, 2015 - 10:38am

Movie poster for 'The Lunchbox.' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is through his lunch. So what happens if an unintended male eats an especially potent midday curry? “The Lunchbox” (2013, rated PG) explores the possible consequences of just such a life-changing mix-up.

“The Lunchbox” screens at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library as part of its Free Film Series.

The film begins with a most unlikely occurrence: Despite Mumbai’s nearly flawless lunchbox-delivery service, wherein restaurants and wives can pack hot meals to be

Scenes From Barranca Bobcat Bonanza Carnival

on May 2, 2015 - 11:45am
Goopy fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ready for takeoff. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Framed! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Going down! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Up in the air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Gamers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Carnival goers head for home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Three Performances Remain For LAHS Olions A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare!

on May 2, 2015 - 10:23am

Devon McCleskey and Kate Margevicius performing Friday night in the 2015 Olions production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare! There are two performances left: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Marja Graham. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Rosemary Vigil and Eben Bold. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Monica Clarke. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Devon McCleskey and Morgan Ferry. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

ACCT: Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS 2 P.M. Today

on May 2, 2015 - 8:57am
Sleeping Beauty kids. Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present its production of Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS.
 
All of the favorite characters from the classic Disney film are here – Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Fairies, Goons and of course, Maleficent! Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS is based upon the 1959 Disney film “Sleeping Beauty” and features many of the songs from the movie.
 
Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS will be presented at 2 p.m. today, in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium.
 
ACCT’s Co-Directors Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline

Scenes From Preview Performance Of LAHS Olions A Midsummer Nights Dream Steampunk Shakespeare!

on May 1, 2015 - 7:59am

Scenes from LAHS Olions preview performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Steampunk Shakespeare! Thursday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Performances continue this weekend only including today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and available at the door. Photo by Ryn Herrmann 

Members of the LAHS Olions cast of  A Midsummers Nights Dream. Steampunk Shakespeare! Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Members of the LAHS Olions cast of  A Midsummers Nights Dream. Steampunk Shakespeare! Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Members of the LAHS

When Is Star Wars Day?

on April 30, 2015 - 10:45am

Star Wars Princess Leia and Wookie. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

Does the phrase “May the Fourth be with you” ring a bell? Star Wars Day is traditionally celebrated on May the Fourth, but the Library is celebrating 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3 with the original Star Wars movie, games and trivia.

The movie will be shown 1-3 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library (MPL). The film showing will be followed by games and trivia in the Rotunda, also upstairs at Mesa Public Library.

Star Wars movie poster. Courtesy image

When George Lucas introduced Star Wars to the world in 1977,

Filming For 'Longmire' Underway At Valles Caldera

on April 29, 2015 - 10:28am

This familiar yellow and black sign spotted this morning is guiding actors and production crews through town to a film site for 'Longmire' at the Valles Caldera. Photo by Judith Stauber

Staff Report

Signs with the letters “LM” are posted around the area as filming is underway for "Longmire", the hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Television.

Los Alamos Film Liaison Kelly Stewart told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that filming is taking place at the Valles Caldera for about two days.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 29, 2015 - 7:34am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Monkey Kingdom, and While We’re Young. Monkey Kingdom is getting 93 percent favorable reviews. It is a must see for kids and is entertaining for any age. Don’t miss this one-week only showing of this wonderful Disney film. The Age of Adaline, will hold for another week. Furious 7, Woman in Gold, and Paul Blart 2, will end this Thursday.

Movie poster for 'Age of Ultron.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

 Avengers: Age of Ultron: When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and

LAHS Olions Present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

on April 28, 2015 - 11:26am

LAHS News:

This weekend Los Alamos High School presents its annual spring production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It is Shakespeare done in a steampunk style! It will take place at Duane Smith Auditorium, and is the student’s last production of the year.

  • Preview Thursday April 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Opening Friday May 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday May 3 at 2 p.m.
  • Ticket Prices: Adults $12, Students $10, Preview $5

For more information, contact Rosemary Vigil at 505.500.5983.

Barranca Bobcat Bonanza Carnival Friday

on April 28, 2015 - 7:43am
Superintendent Gene Schmidt prepares for another dunking at the 2014 Bobcat Bonanza. Courtesy photo
 
2014 Bobcat Bonanza basket. Courtesy photo
 

LAPS News:

Will you be the first to dunk new school Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus?

You’ll have your chance at the second annual Bobcat Bonanza carnival 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, 57 Loma del Escolar

In addition to the dunk tank, the event will feature food, carnival games, bouncy houses, a silent auction, entertainment, and much more. All ages are invited to join in the fun.

The kids will be entertained for

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