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Revisiting 'The Civil War' - Learn How Ken Burns’ Groundbreaking Series Was Made At Talk May 8

on April 25, 2015 - 8:03am

Film Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Paul Barnes. Courtesy photo

NMHM News:

SANTA FE — The 1990 release of The Civil War, a nine-part documentary, not only brought new attention to the nation’s greatest crisis, but also revolutionized the art form.

Film editor and post-production supervisor Paul Barnes worked hand-in-hand with Ken Burns on the series, which earned numerous awards. The two have since made other landmark documentaries.

Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m., Barnes will show re-cut clips from The Civil War to detail their experience and describe how they remastered the series in high

LALO Auditions For Young Frankestein Musical May 2-3

on April 25, 2015 - 7:32am

LALO News:

Los Alamos Light Opera will hold auditions May 2-3 for the October 2015 musical production of Young Frankestein.

Audition Dates for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein:

Singers: Saturday, May 2 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Location: Los Alamos Little Theater
1670 Nectar St
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Dancers: Sunday, May 3 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Location: Dance Arts Los Alamos
111 Longview Dr. in White Rock

Callbacks: Saturday, May 9 (Time TBD)

For general inquiries, email youngfrank2015@gmail.com, click here or visit Facebook here.

In And Around Town: April 23

on April 23, 2015 - 4:20pm
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.
 
APRIL 23-25
 
The Gathering of Nations (GON)
Three day event starts Thursday evening, April 23 with the Miss Indian World Talent Presentations at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Downtown Albuquerque.The Gathering of Nations PowWow is a two day and night event, April 24-25; also included with the price of the Gathering of Nations PowWow admission is the Indian Traders Market and Stage 49.  The Gathering of Nations

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 22, 2015 - 8:35am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening The Age of Adaline.

Furious 7, Woman in Gold, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will hold for another week. The Longest Ride will end this Thursday.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 we will open the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Disney film Monkey Kingdom which has been getting great reviews will open on Friday, May 1. The Water Diviner, Ex Machina, and Danny Collins are on our short list to open as soon as we can.

Movie Poster for "The Age of Adaline.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Age of Adaline: After miraculously

Heinrich Tours Movie Set At Kirtland, Highlights N.M. Film Industry / Military Installations Partnerships

on April 20, 2015 - 11:08am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Military Equitable Reimbursement Act--signed into law--ensures New Mexico remains top destination for movie and TV productions

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, highlighted the partnership between New Mexico's film industry and military installations earlier this month while touring the production set for a new film from Paramount Pictures starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, and Martin Freeman, currently being filmed at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque.

Heinrich met with some of the

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 15, 2015 - 10:30am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Real Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Women in Gold starring Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, and Ryan Reynolds. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 also opens this Friday. Furious 7 and The Longest Ride will hold for another week. It Follows and Home will end this Thursday

Poster for 'Woman in Gold.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family.

Free South Indian Classical Dance And Music Saturday

on April 14, 2015 - 9:17am

Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Los Alamos Family YMCA invites you to a FREE performance of South Indian classical dance and music 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Chamisa Elementary School gymnasium in White Rock.

Kavita Nandakishore is a South Indian classical dancer who has been living and teaching her art in Los Alamos since 2007, in addition to participating in the Annual Dances of India charity show this year.

SAG Feature Film Seeking Chinese Adults

on April 14, 2015 - 7:38am

Taos Celebrates Milestones This Summer

on April 13, 2015 - 8:26am

TAOS News:

TAOS—One of the oldest art colonies in the United States, Taos is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formation of Taos Society of Artists, along with several other major milestone anniversaries in 2015.

Dozens of public events are scheduled throughout the year in celebration of these milestones beginning with an exhibition opening April 17 at Taos Town Hall titled, “Past, Present, Future: A Celebration of Taos Art Colony.”

In 1915, six artists formed an alliance known as the Taos Society of Artists, which would transform Taos into a world-renowned artist colony.

Fiesta De La Primavera Concert And Dance April 19

on April 11, 2015 - 7:24am
Fiesta de la Primevera performers. Courtesy photo
 
Baile! Courtesy photo
 
PSDA News:

The fourth Fiesta de la Primavera will be presented by the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in the Pajarito Room of the historic Fuller Lodge.  

The community is invited to attend this hour-long concert of live traditional Spanish music and dance performed by northern New Mexico’s finest artists in this beautiful and intimate setting. 

The cast includes flamenco singer and dancer Nicolasa Chávez, singer and guitarist Ronaldo Baca, dancers Elena, Catalina Rio Fernández, Sara

Gregg Daigle Band Plays Manhattan Project Friday

on April 8, 2015 - 12:07pm
The Gregg Daigle Band from Albuquerque brings their bluegrass sound back to the Manhattan Project Restaurant on Central Avenue in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Friday. Courtesy photo

Ethos Percussion Group Brings ‘Rhythms Of The Silk Road’ To Los Alamos Sunday April 19

on April 8, 2015 - 10:23am
Ethos Percussion Group. Photo by Michael McCarthy
 
By Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

A compelling cross-cultural experience comes to Los Alamos April 19. The Ethos Percussion Group will perform Rhythms of the Silk Road, an exploration of the musical influences that spread along  ancient trade routes from East Asia into the Near East and North Africa, around the Mediterranean and into Europe.

Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, Ethos percussionists Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney, and Yousif Sheronick also are virtuosos on

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 8, 2015 - 7:24am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening The Longest Ride.

Furious 7, Home, and It Follows will hold for another week. Insurgent will end this Thursday.

Movie poster for 'The Logest Ride.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Longest Ride: Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world.

Got Talent? Here's A Chance To Prove It!

on April 2, 2015 - 8:41am

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 1, 2015 - 7:16am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday is the beginning of our spring break here in Los Alamos so we have put together an awesome line-up for our students as well as additional showtimes every day. On Friday we're opening It Follows which is reportedly the scariest horro film to hit the screen in years and has been getting 9.5 out 10 from the critics.

Furious 7 also opens on Friday. This is the last Furious film, shot before Paul  Walker's untimely death in November 2013 In an auto accident. Furious is also receiving great reviews.

For the younger kids we will hold Home for

Mesa Library Shows Droll Murder Mystery 'Laura'

on March 31, 2015 - 6:50am

Movie poster for 'Laura.' Courtesy photo

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

If a leading lady in a 1940s Hollywood film noir is smart, sweet, witty, beautiful, and kind, two things are certain. One, every man onscreen will fall in love with her, and two, she has to die.

Mesa Public Library will screen “Laura” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting-room “theater” as part of its Free Film Series.

In “Laura” (1944), showing Thursday at Mesa Public Library, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) is a shrewd advertising executive with a young, innocent face and a string of romantic attachments that doth

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 25, 2015 - 8:19am
By Jim O'Donnell
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Home. We will hold Cinderella, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and The Second Best Marigold Hotel. We were only going to show Marigold Hotel for one week but it did so well, we have to hold it for one more week. Run All Night will end this Thursday but the caveat is that projector broke down and we are waiting on parts so it most likely won’t be repaired by Thursday. I hope to get it up and running by Friday.

Movie poster for 'Home.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

Home: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on

'Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco' Premiers In Los Alamos April 21

on March 25, 2015 - 7:58am
Micah True, known as Caballo Blanco, on a run. Courtesy photo

FILM News:

“Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” as feature-length documentary about ultra-running legend Micah True will premiere at the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. The one-night-only event is sponsored by the High Altitude Athletics Club of Los Alamos.

Movie Poster for 'Run Free." Courtesy/film producers

Micah True, better known as Caballo Blanco – the White Horse – was the focal character of Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-selling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and

Ensemble Transforms Scrap Waste Into Music At Debut Show In Taos April 9

on March 24, 2015 - 12:20pm
TCA News:
 
TAOS  The Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) presents the internationally renowned percussion ensemble, Scrap Arts Music, for one night only at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at the Taos Community Auditorium.

Scrap Arts Music is music that starts out as scrap, turns into art and then transforms into unforgettable sound. Hear intricate rhythms, experience raw energy and athletic choreography, and see the most inventive reuse of materials on stage today.

Instruments can be fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, which are as

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Insurgent

on March 24, 2015 - 7:28am

Los Alamos Plays Montana In 'Hellbent' Film

on March 23, 2015 - 9:50am
Los Alamos County Film Liaison Kelly Stewart with Chee Ho, location manager for the film 'Hellbent' Thursday at Starbucks on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.coom
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When you need to launch a car from a cliff for your movie shoot in Los Alamos County, who you gonna call? The answer is County Film Liaison Kelly Stewart. Chee Ho, location manager for the independent film Hellbent did so just recently.

“Kelly has made a tremendous difference to our coming here,” Ho said. “She’s an invaluable asset.”

Launching the car was the

CSF Wind Orchestra Opens 2015 Season March 29

on March 23, 2015 - 8:44am

Concert poster. Courtesy/Wind Orchestra of Concordia Santa Fe

MUSIC News:

The Wind Orchestra of Concordia Santa Fe opens its 2015 season with an array of 20th- and 21st-Century compositions in a program entitled Colors of the Southwest, in conjunction with the new art exhibit of the same title at the New Mexico Museum of Art. 

This program features works that capture the musical life and landscapes of the southwestern United States.  For contrast in the program, guest conductor Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger from the University of Georgia has included two pieces from other geographical regions.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Cinderella'

on March 22, 2015 - 9:03am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Cinderella”, Disney’s 2015 remake of the much-remade story, is actually not bad. Although there are parts of the film that are obviously for children and pre-teen girls, adults who remember with fondness the animated Disney film of the same name will find some happy memories here.

Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) makes it possible for this live action film to incorporate visual magic.

The list of delights found in this film version of the classic fairy tale would have to start with the CGI transformations of the mice, lizards, and goose into the horses,

Cinema Cindy: 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

on March 21, 2015 - 9:33am
Review by CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is an equally entertaining sequel to the first film of the same enterprise. Like the “First Exotic Marigold Hotel” which gained much acclaim in 2011, “The Second” features Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and a few other British character actors, all of whom have chosen to retire in this hotel in Jaipur, India. Their relationships with one another and their adventures in India create the vignettes in this ensemble film.

But the story holding all the vignettes together is the impending wedding of Sonny (Dev

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