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Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Events And Shows For 2016-17 Season

on May 24, 2016 - 7:23am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2016-17 season.

ACCT Summer Workshops

ACCT's jam-packed season begins in August with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops are 9-11 a.m., Aug. 1-5 in two locations at the high school. The Dance, Acting and Music workshops are in the Topper Theater Monday-Wednesday. The workshops will then move to Smith Auditorium Thursday-Friday for the Stagecraft/Prop and Makeup workshops.

ACCT Director

Scenes From LAHS Spring Dance Show

on May 23, 2016 - 10:50am
Seniors Melina Burnside and Eben Bold perfrom at the annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show May 17 at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Natasha Barkhudarova
Seniors Adam Listwan, left, Melina Burnside and Mary Brug at the annual Spring Dance Show May 17 at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Natasha Barkhudarova

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

on May 23, 2016 - 7:15am
Los Alamos

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the story of renowned mathematical theorist, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (1887-1920). Living in poverty in India, Ramanujan is a genius in number theory, but is completely unknown to the math world. How he gets to Cambridge and finally gets published and honored is the plotline of this film.

Movie poster for "The Man Who Knew Infinity."

Playing Ramanujan is Dev Patel, whom we recognize from his compelling lead roles in Slumdog Millionaire and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (and Second Best…).

The film opens in Madras,

Scenes From Saturday's 19th Annual Kite Festival

on May 22, 2016 - 9:00am
Clear skies, blustery winds and warm temperatures brought kite enthusiasts of all ages to Overlook Park Saturday to partake in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s 19th annual Kite Festival, which runs through 5 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Cora Perkins holds on tight to her kite during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. The Kite Festival continued on Sunday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Joshua Matteson, along with his mom, Linda, decorate the kite he made during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s kite building workshop

Community Winds Presents 'The Planets' Tonight In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 12:54pm
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Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will take the audience on an interplanetary adventure at tonight’s concert. The centerpiece of the concert is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op 39 (1918).

The work is based on astrology, rather than astronomy.

A short book by Alan Leo called “What is a Horoscope?” suggested to Holst the possibilities for musically interpreting the influences of each planet.

Final Performance Of 'Steel Magnolias' Tonight

on May 21, 2016 - 12:52pm
From left, Truvy (Dianne Williams Wilburn), Annelle (Holly Robinson) and Clairee (Carolyn Conner) admire a baby picture. The final performance of LALT's 'Steel Magnolias' is 7:30 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance  at CB FOX or from Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Larry Gibbons

Kite Festival Underway Noon-5 p.m. Today & Sunday

on May 21, 2016 - 7:37am
Scene from a previous kite building workshop. File photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Kite Festival launches this weekend. The festival is a 19-year tradition, which showcases expert flyers who perform dizzy aerial acrobatic moves with sophisticatedly constructed kites as well as simple, hand-made paper kites piloted enthusiastically by young children.


A kite flyer gets creative during a previous kite building workshop. File photo
The festival welcomes and embraces anyone and everyone who enjoys this classic summertime activity.

Largest Kite Festival In NM Takes Flight In White Rock May 20–22

on May 20, 2016 - 1:53pm
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One of the largest kite festivals in New Mexico will take flight once again from today through Sunday, May 20-22, in White Rock New Mexico near Los Alamos, with a string of family friendly activities to keep everyone happy throughout the weekend.
The 19th annual Kite Festival begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20 with live music by Eric McFadden Band – the first in a series of summer concerts presented by Gordon’s Summer Concerts series – as well as a nighttime kite flying demonstration and glow.
On Saturday and Sunday, children will be able to tap

Students Hold End Of Year Paint Fight

on May 20, 2016 - 11:13am

Video Game Tournament At Planetarium May 24

on May 20, 2016 - 9:17am

Free Super Smash Bros. video game tournament at the Los Alamos Nature Center May 24. Courtesy/PEEC.

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Teen Center and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are hosting a video game tournament at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24.

Video games will be projected on a 10’ x 20’ screen in the planetarium dome at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

La Vista Hosts Summer Kickoff 2016 May 25

on May 18, 2016 - 9:59am

Cinema Cindy: Elvis And Nixon

on May 18, 2016 - 8:34am
Los Alamos
“Elvis and Nixon” is a quirky film telling the “untold true story” behind the most requested photo in the National Archives—President Nixon shaking hands with
Elvis Presley.
The story centers around one day, Dec. 21, 1970. For history buffs and trivia chasers, the details behind that photo will tickle your funny bone.
Elvis (Michael Shannon) is distraught watching the televised riots and rampant drug use among the youth of the nation. He wants the President to deputize him as a special agent to help stem the tide of anarchy. President Richard M.

End Of Year 6th Grade Dance May 20

on May 17, 2016 - 11:32am

Planetarium Film At Nature Center: We Are Astronomers

on May 17, 2016 - 10:03am

We are Astronomers poster. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) popular planetarium film, We are Astronomers,is back! This family-friendly film will play in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. See how astronomers seek an answer to the origin of the Universe.

Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. Now astronomers around the world collaborate in order to make better use of their technology. We are Astronomers, an exciting full-dome film, reveals how technologies, such as

DALA Presents Annual Spring Show

on May 16, 2016 - 2:31pm


DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is now in its 24th year of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, two distinct performances will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages three through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty. All performances will take place at the Duane Smith Auditorium Friday and Saturday May 20 and 21.

Intermediate and advanced ballet students will present a one act version of the classic story ballet Cinderella at 7 p.m., May 20 and 21. Choreographed by DALA

LAHS Spring Dance Show At Smith Auditorium Tuesday

on May 14, 2016 - 9:07am

LAHS seniors perform Tuesday in the Spring Dance Show in Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS Spring Dance Show performers. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Smith Auditorium.

The community is invited to help celebrate these senior students at this evening of dance performances by Los Alamos High School students and guests.

Admission is free to these event.

‘Steel Magnolias’ Blooms At LALT

on May 13, 2016 - 4:20pm
Mother-daughter hairdos at Truvy's Beauty Salon. From left, Truvy (Dianne Williams Wilburn), Shelby (Jacinta Lestone), Clairee (Carolyn Conner), M'Lynn (Trisha Werner) and Annelle (Holly Robinson). Photo by Larry Gibbons
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting the ever-popular “Steel Magnolias” this week and next. Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" has remained consistently popular since making its stage debut in 1987 and has been presented in two successful film adaptations.

End Of The Year 6th Grade Dance May 20

on May 13, 2016 - 9:49am

Africa Night Featuring: Timbuktu June 2

on May 11, 2016 - 4:02pm
CIR News:
Join the Council on International Relations for Africa Night at Lulu’s Chinese Cuisine, 3011 Cerrillos Road featuring the film, “Timbuktu” and presentations on Africa by three local experts Thursday, June 2.
The evening begins with a Happy Hour/Cash Bar at 5 p.m. followed by Asian buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. An introduction to the film and moderated discussion with Tom McDermott (former UN employee assigned to Africa), Martha Wallace and Adele La Brecque (former workers and Africa residents) begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the film: TIMBUKTU at 7 p.m.

PEEC: Astronomy Planetarium Shows May 13 & 20

on May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Bright blue, newly-formed stars taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Courtesy/
PEEC News:
Do you want to learn more about the cosmos? Do you ever wonder how we know about distances in space or how stars are created or how elements are formed?
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is providing astronomy shows in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium at 7 p.m., Friday, May 13 and 20.
Each astronomy show will investigate a different aspect of the cosmos and allow participants to explore the universe with a local astronomer or astrophysicist as their guide.

Peanuts Movie At White Rock Library Thursday

on May 11, 2016 - 12:45pm
Peanuts movie poster. Courtesy/WRBL
The White Rock Branch Library will host the Peanuts Movie at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in the multi-purpose room.
In the animated movie, Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
The Free Family Friendly Film series is pure entertainment for the younger set, and provides a comfortable environment for parents and kids alike.
Family movies are shown at the library each month

Cheers To World Cocktail Day May 13

on May 11, 2016 - 10:00am
One never needs much of a reason to mix up a post-work-week cocktail, but if one is looking for an excuse to get creative, this Friday, May 13 is World Cocktail Day.
Below is a cocktail roundup with unique recipes from Santa Margherita Wine and Sparkling Ice that can be made with just a few simple ingredients to celebrate World Cocktail Day:

Spiked Strawberry Slushie

  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 3 cups strawberries
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Stir lemon juice and ½ Santa Margherita Prosecco

Los Alamos Olions Clean Up At Popejoy Awards!

on May 8, 2016 - 11:28pm

Los Alamos High School Olion Devon Mccleskey wins Best Actor at this evening's Popejoy Awards in Albuquerque. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS drama teacher David Daniel dedicated his Best Director win to Rachel Saxton, the previous LAHS drama teacher. Best Actor winner Devon Mccleskey moves on to the Jimmy Awards (high school Tony's) on Broadway in New York. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS Drama teacher David Daniel wins Best Director at this evening's Popejoy Awards. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Josh Vigil and Lauren Partin win Directors Choice Choir. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Staff Report

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Opera Announces 2017 Season And Prepares For 60th Anniversary

on May 6, 2016 - 6:39pm
Music critic and former Los Alamos Public Schools orchestra teacher, Mary Helen F. Klare, right, does a selfie with Patricia Racette, who plays Minnie, the golden girl, in Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West that opens the Santa Fe Opera season July 1. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

Los Alamos Daily Post

“Three hundred years of opera, five new productions, three new to Santa Fe, including a world premiere, and two beloved works returning to our stage.”

That in a nutshell is the repertoire for the 2017 season announced by Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles

LALT’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ Opens Friday

on May 5, 2016 - 7:56pm
Friends gather at Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s Steel Magnolias. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6  at 1670 Nectar St. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Sundays May 8 and 15. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance  at CB FOX or from Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Larry Gibbons