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Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

Mountain PTA Carnival And 2017 Pumpkin Palooza

on October 9, 2017 - 6:39am

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40+ year-old tradition has become a popular community event.

This year the carnival will feature pumpkin themed activities in the school courtyard with live music, bounce houses, cake walk and a haunted house. There will be a “creature of unusual size” along side delicious Grandma Blue Corn's Kettle organic kettle corn, Papa Murphy's pizza, cotton candy and concessions.

The carnical

PAC 8 TV Listings Week Of Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 9:29am

PAC 8 Community Media Center

Weekly TV Listings

Friday, Oct. 13:

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay 10-10-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Health Insurance Options for 2018
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Prep School Cowboys
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Take A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane In ‘Reliving The 70s’ At Tool Shed In Dixon

on October 8, 2017 - 7:36am
The finale of 
‘Reliving The 70s’ during opening night Friday at the Tool Shed in Dixon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jazmine Torres and Bear Schacht perform in ‘Reliving The 70s’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Dixon Player’s “Reliving The 70s" is a great big variety show. And I mean big – there are 39 musical numbers (I’m not  kidding), a live band and more than 25 cast members. This is indeed a spectacle in the small Tool Shed Theatre. It was a full house on opening night Friday.

Nineteen New Mexico True Adventures To Experience During 2017 Balloon Fiesta

on October 7, 2017 - 4:56am
Courtesy/NMTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department created a list of 19 things for travelers to do during Balloon Fiesta week, to encourage extended stays for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that travel to see New Mexico’s sky burst with color in early October.

The list, titled “19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta,” showcases the wide variety of cultural activities and authentic experiences visitors can encounter before, during and after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
 
Suggestions include “Fill Your Tank”

This Week At The Reel Deal

on October 7, 2017 - 3:54am

NBC Series ‘The Brave’ Filming On Pajarito Mountain

on October 5, 2017 - 2:58pm

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays. Courtesy photo

Rain pouring down Wednesday at the intersection of Camp May Road. Courtesy photo

MOVIE News:

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays.

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

Laser Concerts Light Up Museum Planetarium

on October 5, 2017 - 10:12am
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! 
 
Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science October 21-November 3. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.
 
“We are only able to bring laser concerts to the planetarium once a year, and this time we’re especially excited to have the shows

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

Family Council Boots & Badges Fall Ball Nov. 11

on October 5, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery, seated, and Counseling Center Program Director Cheryl Pongratz Tuesday morning at LAFC on Nectar and 15th. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region and at the same time pay tribute to local police, firefighters and veterans.

LAFC is hosting a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Veteran’s Day, Nov.

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
LIBRARY News:
 
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
 
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
 
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
 
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Dreamland' To Film In New Mexico

on October 4, 2017 - 1:13pm
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that the feature "Dreamland" produced by Romulus Entertainment, Automatik Entertainment and LuckyChap Entertainment, will begin principal photography in New Mexico. Production will begin mid-October through mid-November. 
 
"We're proud to see another production choose New Mexico," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "New Mexico's deep talent pool, one-of-a-kind landscapes, and  powerful incentives make our state the perfect place to bring a production."
 
The production will employ

Bandelier Celebrates Fall Fiesta Saturday

on October 3, 2017 - 7:31am

Caroline Lovato, jewelry maker, Santo Domingo Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

Toyas, potters from Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

This Saturday, Oct. 7, visitors are invited to spend a fine autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier's annual Fall Fiesta, 11-3 at the park Visitor Center.

Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. In addition, it's also a chance for the artists to visit with each other.

Handmade items

Concert Pianist Makes Los Alamos Debut Friday

on October 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'The Kid'

on October 2, 2017 - 5:56pm
MOVIE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Sept. 29 that the theatrical feature "The Kid" produced by Suretone will begin principal photography at the end of September through the end of October in Santa Fe.
 
"New Mexico's one-of-a-kind landscapes and superior film infrastructure make New Mexico an unrivaled location to film," said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "We're proud to welcome another production that brings our state's unique history to life."
 
The production will employ approximately 80 New Mexico crew members, 20 New

Live Entertainment To Accompany Tapas And Wine At Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
LAHS student Jenna Espinoza (front row, right) will perform a type of folk dance from Spain called Sevillanas, which is similar to Flamenco. Courtesy photo
 
Ryan Finn and the other members of his jazz quartet will perform Oct. 14 during Taste of Knowledge. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
On the evening of Oct, 14, the old De Colores restaurant will be transformed into a Spanish scene for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge.
 
Event-goers will be treated to scrumptious Spanish tapas prepared by Pig+Fig and boutique wines to complement each

Scenes From Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks

on October 2, 2017 - 5:39am
Attendees of Opera on the Rocks wearing rain gear and sitting under umbrellas, grey skies and light rain but not dampened spirits as Opera Alta performs scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Saturday at Bandelier. Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Bandelier National Monument and Opera Alta in the scenic amphitheater at Bandelier’s Juniper Campground, the performance coincided with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. Photo by Norman Doggett

Opera Alta's singers in the new adaptation of The Abduction from the

Dixon Players Present 'Reliving The 70s'

on October 1, 2017 - 1:02pm

THEATRE News:

If you love Broadway, pop, soul and disco music, singing, acting, dancing and comedy, then “Reliving The 70s” is the show for you! There will be so many recognizable tunes no matter how old you are that include everything from hit musicals, to soulful classics with country, reggae and punk thrown into the mix.

The Dixon Plays will present “Reliving The 70s” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Toolshed, #68 HWY 75 in Dixon.

To follow up the extraordinary success of last year’s “Back To The 60s” revue the Players have imported a talented

LALO Auditions For ‘Guys And Dolls’ Oct. 5-8

on October 1, 2017 - 9:18am

LIGHT OPERA News:

Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz.

Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Auditions are 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 4-7 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Callbacks are 7 p.m.

Cinema Cindy Reviews American Made

on October 1, 2017 - 8:06am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“American Made” is the latest movie in which Tom Cruise plays a cheeky character caught up in shady deals. While a fun action film, American Made has a serious side to it; the film gives us a look into the morally questionable lengths to which the U.S. went in order to attempt the overthrow of leftist regimes in Central America. “Is all this legal,” asks Tom Cruise’s character? “It is when the good guys do it,” is the reply.

Cruise plays Barry Seal, a real life pilot who flew surveillance planes in Central America, then ran guns to the Contras—the insurgent group

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 29, 2017 - 10:17am

Jazz Show At The Tub In Central Park Square Saturday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:06am

Cinema Cindy Reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle

on September 29, 2017 - 9:21am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the second in what promises to be a fun franchise, loosely based on a UK-made series of spy action-comedy comic books that were first published by Marvel’s “Icon” Comics in 2012.

A sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014), The Golden Circle features some of the same central characters; but the threat of world domination is posed by a very different villain. Support for the good British guys comes from a new quarter, an American underground spy service.

Taron Egerton’s central character, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, who went through

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Oct. 5-7

on September 28, 2017 - 7:19am
 
OLIONS News:
 
The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Acts.
 
Student actors will be showcasing several student-written and directed one-acts, as well as two one-acts that will be competing at the state International Thespian Society Competition.
 
Performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 7. Tickets are $7 and $5 for kids/seniors. On preview night, Oct. 5, tickets are $5 for all.
 
Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the performances and support these LAHS thespians.

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