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LALT Opens 'The Other Place' Friday, Feb. 24

on February 19, 2017 - 9:48am
LALT News:
 
The Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced the dates for the upcoming play, The Other Place.
 
Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 24, 25, and March 10, 11, 17, and 18 and the Sunday matinee is 2 p.m. March 12 at the Los Alamos Performance Center at 1670 Nectar St.
 
This compelling drama centers on Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce and her daughter has eloped with a much older man. And just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, events take a disorienting turn.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Hell Or High Water

on February 19, 2017 - 7:51am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Hell or High Water” came out in August last year and the previews made it look like a celebration of stupidity and bad behavior. So I was not motivated to see it in the theater.
 
But then, the Santa Fe New Mexican gave it four chilies (out of a possible four!) And then a friend I highly respect suggested I had really missed something, by not seeing it. Then it got nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. So, I checked on Netflix and it is now out on DVD. So I gave in and watched it at home.

Fundraiser For Belisama Irish Dance School Feb. 25

on February 19, 2017 - 7:41am

Belisama Irish Dance with Director Adrienne Bellis, 2nd from right and Assistant Director Celia Bassett, 3rd from left. Courtesy photo

DANCE News:

Join the Belisama Irish Dance School for a  lively afternoon of ceili dancing (Irish social dance), live music, a short Irish dance demonstration and refreshments to help fund the Belisama Irish Dance Company’s future performances and new costumes. A Girl Scout Fun Patch will be offered for those Girl Scouts joining the fun!

The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 North Sage St.

Meet the dancers, then

Coro de Cámara: ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’

on February 17, 2017 - 6:50am
Coro de Cámara. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

“Do you Hear the People Sing?” Coro de Cámara, Northern New Mexico’s premiere chamber chorus, will perform an exciting program featuring some of the best of musical theater and Broadway. As the concert title promises, several selections from the world’s most popular musical, Les Misérables, are a highlight of the program, along with other favorites, such as “My New Philosophy” from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin, and “For Good” from Wicked.  

The chorus also offers a stirring tribute to Stephen Sondheim, who for

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 16, 2017 - 3:51pm

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'A Man Called Ove'

on February 16, 2017 - 8:04am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“A Man Called Ove” is one of the Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film of 2016.
 
If you don’t speak Swedish and don’t like reading subtitles, you’ll just have to read the book by Fredrik Backman. It is terrific! What the film offers are some wonderful character performances, despite the pruned storyline.
 
The story takes place in a community of look-alike, blockhouses. Our hero Ove Lindahl used to be president of the homeowners association and since those glory days everything he sees is going to pot.
 
Every morning Ove still makes the

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Light

on February 15, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: Early morning light wakes up Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Letter To The Editor: Let's All Voice Support For Two Bills Aimed At Protecting New Mexico Wildlife

on February 14, 2017 - 7:39am
By BETTE KORBER
Los Alamos

At 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, New Mexico’s Senate Conservation Committee will hear two bills aimed at protecting wildlife here in New Mexico.

Senate Bill 286, which will ban the use of traps and poisons on our public lands, was introduced by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas) and Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs). Currently, traps and poisons can be left not far from public trails, are random in their damage, and put wildlife, endangered species and even pets at risk.

Senate Bill 268, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces) and Sen.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Jackie

on February 13, 2017 - 8:53am

Cinema Cindy Reviews Moonlight

on February 12, 2017 - 7:31am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Moonlight,” nominated for Best Picture of 2016, as well as seven other Oscars, tells the story of a young boy named Chiron, cowered by the expectations of the world around him. His environment militates against showing any kind of vulnerability. He just isn’t a tough guy, like his peers. He lacks a trusted adult in whom to confide.
 
Poster for Moonlight. Courtesy image
 
Chiron is called “Little” when he’s young, because of his diminutive stature and extreme shyness. Chiron’s mother works as a nurse, but is not home enough to care for the boy.

Fall In Love With Shopping Locally This Valentine’s Day

on February 11, 2017 - 9:53am
Décor, candles, chocolate and more available at CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Purses, soaps, dolls, fabric, yarns and much more available at Warm Hearts Yarn and Atomic City Quilts at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many people are just beginning to think about how to celebrate this special day.

If you are still looking for ideas, consider shopping and celebrating locally.

Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents Calidore String Quartet

on February 11, 2017 - 8:18am
Calidore String Quartet. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Santa Fe Pro Musica continues its 35th season with a concert featuring the Calidore String Quartet performing Mozart’s soulful String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421, a new work by the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer Caroline Shaw, and concluding with Dvořák’s beloved “American” quartet, the String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96. The Calidore String Quartet will also provide a free masterclass for area musicians and music lovers.

The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at the St.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Lion’

on February 11, 2017 - 8:15am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Lion” brings to the screen a memoir entitled “A Long Way Home” written by an Australian writer, Saroo Brierley. The film tells how Saroo, nearly five years old, got lost from his family in northern India and ended up alone, 994 miles away, in Kolkata. Soon after, he is adopted out from an orphanage to an Australian couple.

Movie poster for 'Lion'. Courtesy photo

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) plays Saroo in all but the first third of the film, bringing to bear all the earnestness for which he is known on screen.

In And Around Town: Feb. 11

on February 9, 2017 - 9:14pm
Weekly Calendar:  
 
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.
 
TUESDAY, Feb. 21
 
Lunch with a Leader Meeting
Lunch with a Leader features Andrea Cunningham this month at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Mesa Public Library. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lunch-leader-andrea-cunningham-feb-21
 
MOWW Meeting
This month the Military Order of the World Wars will ​feataure Col. Ted Spain USA (ret). The meeting will be held at the Los Alamos

UNM-LA Holds Movie Class At Reel Deal

on February 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
O’Donnell shows the class a movie on 35 mm film, which was the industry standard until around 2010. Courtesy photo
 
REEL DEAL News:
 
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, Jim O’Donnell, owner of the Reel Deal Theater, treated UNM-LA’s Intro to Film Studies class (MA210) to a tour of the projection room, then a viewing of the film “La La Land.”  
 
One of the topics for discussion was the transition from film projectors to digital projectors. The students in this semester-long course at UNM-LA have already studied the history of musicals in film. 
 
Follow up projects will address how

Garth Brooks World Tour Hits Las Cruces April 8

on February 8, 2017 - 7:34am

Garth Brooks is set to appear in concert April 8 in Las Cruces at the Pan American Center. Courtesy photo

CONCERT News:

LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in 21 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Las Cruces. The tour is presented by Amazon Music Unlimited. The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Pan American Center. This will be the only New Mexico appearance on the tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 17 with an eight ticket limit per purchase.

Ronald McDonald Visits Local Eatery

on February 5, 2017 - 9:34pm

Ronald McDonald greets patrons as he makes a grand entrance this afternoon at the new McDonald's Restaurant in Smith's Marketplace Shopping Center on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lance Metcalf, right and his younger brother Lane show Ronald McDonald their skills at the hockey game table. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Ronald McDonald paid a visit to the Los Alamos McDonald’s this afternoon to the delight of all that were there.

He entertained the children with magic tricks and jokes.

Carnaval 2017 At NHCC Feb. 24-25

on February 4, 2017 - 5:04am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  During Carnaval 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures will turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show, where the Odara Dance Ensemble and the band PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans, in addition to providing a space to dance and opportunities to win prizes.
 
The show, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb.

SFCC Hosts Mathematics Festival Feb. 24

on February 4, 2017 - 4:39am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College is partnering with STEM Santa Fe and Math Circles Collaborative of New Mexico to host New Mexico’s first Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in the Jemez Room at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
One hundred and fifty seventh and eighth graders from around the state will explore the joy and power of mathematics through games, puzzles and activities not typically seen in the classroom.

Fancy Fiddle Fundraiser For LAPS Orchestra Feb. 18

on February 4, 2017 - 4:17am
Fancy Fiddle Auction Feb. 18 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy image
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Dozens of fancifully decorated string instruments will be auctioned at a special event at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge.
 
The Fancy Fiddle Auction, a benefit for the orchestra program in the Los Alamos Public Schools, is the brainchild of a group of volunteers and artists who wanted to save the instruments from being destroyed. 
 
All the instruments were owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools and had been loaned or rented to students in decades past.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Eagle Huntress’

on February 3, 2017 - 6:15pm
Movie Poster for 'Eagle Hunstress'. Courtesy photo

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Eagle Huntress” is a documentary that tells the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who wants to be an eagle hunter like her father and the eleven generations of men before him. The problem is, she is female.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv plays herself in the film, and this is her true story. Her father, Rys Nurgaiv, and his father have been eagle hunting all of Aisholpan’s life. She is really keen to be trained, herself. Her father thinks boys and girls are equal and can do anything.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘La La Land’

on February 3, 2017 - 7:03am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“La La Land” is a pejorative term for “Los Angeles” that is used only by people who don’t live there. I’m sure the name must refer to a supposedly carefree lifestyle, seemingly unending sunshine, and a Hollywood full of starry-eyed dreamers. Having grown up with a very different experience of Los Angeles, I have never resonated with the pejorative term. But one thing the title of this movie tells me is that the filmmakers are intent on a few inside jokes for Angelinos, like me.

Movie poster for 'La La Land'. Courtesy photo

Take the opening scene: a traffic

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 3, 2017 - 6:49am

The Harmaleighs Play Los Alamos Feb. 19

on February 2, 2017 - 9:30am
The Harmaleighs. Courtesy/Facebook.com
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Harmaleighs will perform in Los Alamos Sunday, Feb. 19 at Fuller Lodge.  The Americana duo hails from Nashville, Tenn., and is hard at work on their much-anticipated second album. Their current single, “I Keep Ticking On” continues to garner more fans and has more than a million plays on Spotify. 
 
Doors open for The Harmaleighs at 6 p.m., and the band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Light meals will be available 6-7 p.m., and beer and wine are available throughout the evening.
 
The Harmaleighs (the har-muh- lees) is composed of

The Lensic: Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves Feb. 26

on February 1, 2017 - 7:01am

Dianne Reeves. Courtesy photo
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents legendary jazz and R&B singer Dianne Reeves at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26.

Known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard. Her magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality, and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist.

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