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‘A Celebration Of Women’ Performed Dec. 12-13

on November 22, 2015 - 7:02am


Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico's ‘A Celebration Of Women’ - music written by women, for women's voices concert will see the highly skilled 11 voice ensemble collaborate with Santa Fe based poet, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Valerie Martinez in two performances.

The first is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the historic San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe (401 Old Santa Fe Trail) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in the glorious acoustical setting of the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque (318 Silver Ave. SW).

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico is conducted by Founding and Artistic Director Dr.

Aspen Elementary School 1st and 2nd Graders Delight Audience In Thursday's ‘Pete The Cat’ Musical

on November 21, 2015 - 8:41am

Aspen Elementary first and second grade students perform in Thursday's ‘Pete The Cat’ Musical to the delight of staff, students and parents in the school gymnasium. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Aspen Elementary School's first and second graders, under the direction of music teacher Andrea Dowdy, perform Thursday in the musical ‘Pete The Cat’. Photo by Minesh Bacrania


Aspen Elementary School's first and second graders, under the direction of music teacher Andrea Dowdy, presented a musical “Pete the Cat” Thursday for staff, students and parents in the school gymnasium.

Pete the

Eight Worlds To Explore In LALT’s ‘8x10’

on November 20, 2015 - 10:29am
Iain May (William), Dan Shields (Darrell) and Rose Corrigan (Alicia) in 'Night and Day.' Photo by Larry Gibbons

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre is performing its fifth edition of “8x10,” an evening of eight short plays, about 10 minutes long each. The plays come mainly from local and regional playwrights.

These tasty morsels pack a lot of punch into a few short minutes. Watching one-acts is a bit like reading poetry vs. reading a novel. Every word has to count. This makes for some great dialogue when it works.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Steve Jobs'

on November 20, 2015 - 10:22am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos

“Steve Jobs” is a film about the computing visionary of the same name during his turbulent years from 1984 to 1998. Professionally, this is the period from his development of the Macintosh computer, turning away from the Apple II, through his dismissal from Apple and founding of NeXT computing, into his rehire as CEO of Apple and the launch of the iMac. The successes of his succeeding years are left out.

Movie poster for 'Steve Jobs.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

The screenplay is brilliantly written by Aaron Sorkin (West Wing) and edited so that you are

Varieties Of Attraction Explored In 'Night And Day'

on November 20, 2015 - 10:12am
Looking like the cat who swallowed the canary, Darrell (Dan Shields, center) has to explain things to William and Alicia (Iain May and Rose Corrigan). Photo by Zack Baker

LALT News:

Imagine a situation in which you had to team up with someone with whom you had only one thing in common. How would you do?

That’s a question director Iain May asks audiences to consider when watching “Night and Day,” being performed at the Los Alamos Little Theatre's “8x10’s Fifth Symphony.”

The final two performances of this production 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21.

“Night and Day” was written by Alix Hudson and emerged

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 20, 2015 - 9:07am
Real Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Part 2 and The Night Before. Spectre and The Peanut Movie will hold for another week. The Good Dinosaur will open on Wed, Nov. 25 and will replace Peanuts, which ends Nov. 24.  

Movie poster for 'Mockingjay Part 11.' Courtesy Real Deal Theater

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II: As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs

Los Alamos Symphony Holiday Concert Dec. 4

on November 20, 2015 - 8:57am

Teatro Paraguas Presents Festive Bilingual Evening

on November 20, 2015 - 8:16am

Theater News:

Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas III for eight performances beginning Dec. 11. 

This production is the third annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.

TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed an ensemble of musicians and actors ranging in age from 7 to 70. The evening will begin with a traditional Mexican version of Las Posadas, arranged by Thelma Arquello and Mario Reynolds, followed by traditional and contemporary Christmas carols in Spanish and English.

In And Around Town: Nov. 20

on November 20, 2015 - 8:03am
The In and Around Town community calendar is updated daily and accessible via the button on the sidebar of the online edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It appears in the news feed of the Post each Thursday and weekly in the print edition. In order to have items included in the print edition, submit them by Monday of the week they should appear. Send calendar items to
Sea Monsters at the Planetarium
7 p.m. Movie presented by PEEC at the Nature Center

BRIDGE BITES: The Power of Tens

on November 19, 2015 - 10:38am

BRIDGE BITES: The Power of Tens

By Brian Gunnell from The American Contract Bridge League


♠ A97

♥ K976

♦ A874

♣ A6


♠ J43

♥ J3

♦ KQ62

♣ J873



West            East



♠ Q852

♥ 8542

♦ J3

♣ KQ2


♠ KT6


♦ T95

♣ T954


 None Vulnerable

 North East South West   

 1NT Pass??

 Put yourself in the South chair. Your partner opens a 15-17 1NT and you have to decide whether to invite game, or   whether to bid 3NT all by yourself.

 The usual benchmark for going to game unaided is “a good 9 or better”. One thing that makes South’s 9-count not so good is the square shape (3-3-3-4),

LARC Luminaria Walk And Buffet Dec. 16

on November 19, 2015 - 8:40am

SFCC Free Winter Choral Concert Dec. 5

on November 19, 2015 - 6:55am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe Community College Chorus teams up with the SFCC Chamber Singers to perform a Winter Choral Concert of seasonal music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. 
The concert is free, open to the public, and takes place in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The program features the performances of chorus and chamber students who have participated in choral classes and rehearsals during the past semester. Musical pieces include the rarely performed Hanacpachap cussicuinin, an anonymous hymn to the Virgin Mary in the Quechuan language but in a largely

ACCT Presents Disney The Lion King Jr. Nov. 20-21

on November 18, 2015 - 3:41pm

Cast of the Atomic City Children's Theater production of Disney The Lion King Jr. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present its production of Disney The Lion King Jr. 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, Rafiki!

Disney The Lion King Jr. will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Smith Auditorium.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline were both very pleased how well this cast worked with this show which

Unitarian Church: Peter Mulvey In Concert Thursday

on November 18, 2015 - 3:33pm

Community Invited To Annual Tree Lighting At Municipal Building As Part Of WinterFest 5 p.m. Dec. 5

on November 17, 2015 - 12:05pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson and County Manager Harry Burgess at last year's tree lighting event in the lobby of the municipal building. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Join the Los Alamos County Council as they officially “light the holiday tree” in the municipal building lobby as part of Winterfest!

Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 5 with the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. – come inside from the cold to enjoy the tree, munch on some cookies and sip cocoa while visiting with the Councilors.

There also will be a free, festive holiday photo booth

Community Members Spend A Night In MANH(A)TTAN

on November 16, 2015 - 1:50pm
A crowd of people get ready for the camera during the 'A Night in MANH(A)TTAN' event held Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Members of the International Alliance of Theater Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 480 helped give everyone a 40’s-inspired look. The event included a performance by musician and composer Matt Hansen as well as a preview of the Dance Arts Los Alamos 'Nutcracker.' The purpose of the event was to promote the television show, 'Manhattan' as well as the New Mexico film industry and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Winternacht: Singers Perform At Brown Bag Dec. 2

on November 16, 2015 - 12:03pm

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council presents a Brown Bag concert "Winternacht Songs for a Season of Longing" at noon Wednesday, Dec 2 at Fuller Lodge.

From Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart, through Delibes, Dvorak, Humperdinck and Barber, to Broadway and pop, the performances feature local singers:

  • Lisa Moore, alto
  • Kaylen Pocaterra, mezzo soprano
  • Nora Scott, soprano
  • Nathan Filer, baritone
  • Bethany Filer, soprano
  • Dawn Filer, soprano
  • Yasmeen Lookman, mezzo soprano, and
  • Alicia Solomon, teacher/accompanist

N Square Launches Game Design Competition To Address Nuke Risks

on November 16, 2015 - 11:11am

Courtesy/N Square


Nuclear proliferation remains one of the most vexing and complex issues of our time. Though the Cold War ended long ago, today’s nuclear security situation is more volatile than ever. But with such a huge challenge comes an even bigger opportunity for innovation, and who better to tackle this issue than the gaming community, known for their creativity and collaborative problem solving.

A new design competition is calling on innovators to save the world, in real life, by inspiring creative solutions and novel approaches that foster greater

Tenth Annual Winter Indian Market Draws More Than 200 Artists To Santa Fe Nov. 27-29

on November 16, 2015 - 8:00am

Festival of Trees Fundraiser. Courtesy/©Santa Fe Indian Market


SANTA FE — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) has announced that this year’s Winter Indian Market will commence with a preview at The Santa Fe Convention Center 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 27 coinciding with the annual Santa Fe Tree Lighting ceremony on the Plaza.

Admission to the Winter Indian Market preview is $5 per person. The weekend market continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Entry is $10 per day, or $15 for a weekend pass.

Attendees of Friday

'Changing Ella' Explores Secrets In LALT's '8x10'

on November 15, 2015 - 8:22am
The cast of ‘Changing Ella,’ from left, Sean Liming, Sara Beroff, Jeanne Adkins and Brian Trujillo. Photo by Zack Baker

LALT News:

In “Changing Ella,” a short play now being performed at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, a young woman is at a crossroads, wondering whether to leave her boyfriend rather than share with him a shocking truth.

But it turns out the boyfriend has his own secret to reveal.

Written by John Meiners Jr., a playwright from the Houston, Texas area, “Changing Ella” takes us into a family’s home in the backwoods bayou of Louisiana. Strangeness is woven into the environment.


Enter Wonderland This Weekend With NMDT-PC's 'Alice'

on November 14, 2015 - 12:23pm
Megan Hemphill is a charming Alice in NMDT-PC’s 'Alice', which opened Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Becky Cai performs the challenging role of The Caterpillar. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s “Alice,” opened Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Susan Baker-Dillingham’s original ballet version of “Alice in Wonderland” is a must see. The show originally premiered in 2009 and the new production lives up to the original.

Front and center is

Limited Tickets Available For 'A Night In MANH(A)TTAN'

on November 13, 2015 - 1:06pm



Today is the last day tickets can be purchased from Starbucks or reserved for pick-up at the door for “A Night in MANH(A)TTAN,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Historic Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

There are a limited number of tickets still available for purchase. Cost for entry is $25 per adult and $20 per high student (grades 9-12). Children are free.

Event representatives will be at Starbucks 2:30-3:30 p.m. today on Central Avenue. Those unable to come to Starbucks during those timeframes may contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Spectre'

on November 13, 2015 - 7:53am
Los Alamos

“Spectre” follows closely on the heels of “Skyfall” (2012) as yet another fabulous vehicle for James Bond, Agent 007, played by Daniel Craig.

World class locations, memorable spectacles, and a bit of biographical history tantalize the viewer of this film, as they did in “Skyfall.” It is definitely entertaining.

And this from someone who was never a Bond fan…

Movie poster for 'Spectre.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

Since Ian Fleming’s books about the MI-6 agent were made and remade, featuring alluring female enemy agents, fast cars and secret weapons, the

Victor Frankl Subject Of 'There's More To Life Than Being Happy' A One Act At LALT

on November 13, 2015 - 7:46am

LALT News:

Victor Frankl, a famous Austrian neurologist and psychotherapist who survived the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, is the subject of “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy,” a short play now being performed at the Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The play recounts a critical moment in Frankl’s life, a moment when he “makes the decision that will shape the rest of his life,” Playwright Deborah Magid said. “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy” is part of “8x10’s Fifth Element,” the fifth occasion that LALT has produced this format of eight short plays in an evening.


Dive-In Movie: Inside Out At Aquatic Center Nov. 13

on November 11, 2015 - 10:41am

A double feature dive-in movie is set for 7-8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Aquatic Center.  
Disney’s Inside Out is playing and all age groups and families are welcome.
Tickets are $5, which includes treats, popcorn, soda and pool admission to see the movie on a giant theater-sized screen.
The Walkup Aquatic Center, in partnership with JJAB and the Teen Center, is showing 9-11 p.m. Jurassic World. Admission is free, and is for all high-school aged youth. There will be pizza and soda along with the theater-sized movie.