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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Lady Bird'

on December 4, 2017 - 3:18pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Lady Bird” is Greta Gerwig’s first solo venture into film writing and directing. It most assuredly won’t be her last! Lady Bird, though not quite autobiographical, is a heart-warming tale about a mother-daughter relationship, taking place in Gerwig’s hometown of Sacramento, California.
 
Lady Bird tells the story of high school senior Christine McPherson, who has given herself the name “Lady Bird”—“It’s my given name; I gave it to myself,” she says.
 
Convincing in the role of 17-year-old Lady Bird is Saoirse Ronan (star of the 2015 film, Brooklyn),

Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Wednesday

on December 3, 2017 - 4:23pm

Kathy McIntosh

 

LAAC News: 

 

The Brown Bag Performance season’s fourth monthly concert will be presented noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fuller Lodge and will feature the virtuoso talents of Kathy McIntosh, harpsichordist; Kay Newnam, violinist; Patrick Neher, contrabassist; and Candace Magner, guitarist.

The program will present Baroque and Classical era music along with a bit of Contemporary thrown in.

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting

on December 3, 2017 - 6:47am

The public gathers Saturday evening inside the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue to watch the annual lighting of the holiday tree, this year a 32-foot Douglas Fir. Holiday songs were performed as part of the event by the Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum choir and Mountain Elementary School choir and refreshements were served to the large crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Members of the Mountain Elementary School choir prepare to perform for a large crowd Saturday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 30, 2017 - 12:35pm

Experience Holiday Magic At Newly-Refurbished New Mexico Museum Of Art

on November 30, 2017 - 4:45am
Warts and Freckles Flying in the Air. Courtesy/NMMA
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE  Make this holiday season one to remember by joining in the festivities at the newly refurbished New Mexico Museum of Art as it launches its second century. 
 
Special hours and activities at New Mexico’s oldest museum:
  • Friday, Dec. 1, the museum is open until 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, Museum admission is free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Saturday, Dec.

Teatro Paraguas 7th Annual Holiday Flamenco

on November 30, 2017 - 4:31am

Stars And Mysteries In The Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 29, 2017 - 4:52pm
 
PEEC News:
 
Paul Arendt will project the December night sky at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome and introduce neighboring galaxy, planets, and other celestial objects visible without telescopes.
 
Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the planetarium. 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 Dec. 1 show, Dr.

WinterFest Begins Friday!

on November 28, 2017 - 3:22pm

A past WinterFest parade. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News: 

 

WinterFest is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos and kicks off with the annual Creche Show noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Los Alamos LDS Church, followed by a Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Entry to both events is free. Stop by the Karen Wray Art Gallery and enjoy the Christmas in Los Alamos Open House anytime between noon and 5 p.m. Friday as well.

Saturday, Dec.

LA Big Band Holiday Dance At Fuller Lodge Saturday!

on November 28, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night, Dec. 2, at Fuller Lodge. The dance begins at 7 pm, just after the WinterFest Holiday Lights parade.

Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events,

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Willenberger'

on November 28, 2017 - 9:19am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced last week that the independent feature "Willenberger," produced by Willenberger Productions, LLC will begin principal photography mid-November through the end of December. Production will take place in Roy, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. 
 
"New Mexico's powerful incentives, strong workforce, robust film infrastructure and incredible scenery make us an excellent location for independent productions," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to welcome Willenberger to New Mexico."
 
The

Olions: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!’

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos High School Olions for its 2017 winter show: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!”

This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live radio showbased on the classic film, Its a Wonderful Life”.

Fun voices, noises and silliness make this show perfect for the whole family.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 8, 9, 16 and 17. All performances are in the LAHS Blackbox Theater.

LAAC Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 2

on November 28, 2017 - 9:10am

The Chamisa Sing-sations peform during a previous Holiday Open House at Fuller Lodge. This year, the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the event 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 2 with the HillStrummers Ukulele Group and a cookie walk at 10 a.m., Chamisa Sing-sations at 10:30 a.m. and  at 11:30 a.m. Juanita Madland will lead the annual sing-along. Also, a Boy Scout troop will sell holiday wreaths during event. Courtesy photo

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
Members of the Belisama Irish Dance Company. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
COMMUNITY News:
 
The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish Dance Company at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show. 
 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance. 
 
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!

SFCC Chamber Singers Winter Concert Dec. 7

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College Chamber singers present a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 727 on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave. 

The program features performances of SFCC’s choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester.

The concert is presented by the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts. Singers will be directed by SFCC instructor Laurie Romero.

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Sharing Holiday Music

on November 26, 2017 - 8:14am

Courtesy photo

HILLSTRUMMERS News:

Join the Holiday Fun with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Hillstrummers Ukulele group playing several December Holiday Singalongs.

Singalong schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby);
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Fuller Lodge WinterFest Open House;
  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at BESC with Aspen and Chamisa School Carolers
  • 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at Smith’s Marketplace (Produce Lobby); and
  • 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at BESC Birthday Lunch.

Come and sing some of your favorite Holiday tunes accompanied by this fantastic little instrument.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Coco

on November 26, 2017 - 7:46am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos

“Coco” is Disney Pixar’s latest, very colorful, animated film, full of love for family and the inspiration of music. The 3D version will be well worth your wait so that you see the full visual intent of the film. Marketed to the “PG” crowd, older folks may enjoy Coco for the beauty of the film and the values it holds dear. Parents, though, will want to know that the “thematic elements” to scare a child are animated skeletons.

Twelve year old Miguel (perfectly voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) wants to sing and play guitar more than anything in the world.

Free Live Theater At Senior Centers Nov. 29-30

on November 24, 2017 - 10:25am

THEATER News:

Mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free short play reading of Epiphany by David MacGregor. 

This play is directed by Pat Beck and features Jim Nesmith and Pat Beck. It centers on a long-term couple's discussion of what (and who) is truly important in their lives. How can one man’s simple epiphany trigger such a reaction in his partner?

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 23, 2017 - 10:10am

 

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

on November 22, 2017 - 7:39am

Carol Haertling and Lyndee Francom rehearse for the upcoming Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Tuesday night at the Los Alamos High School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Musicians with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra rehearse Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LASO News: 

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2017 holiday season with its traditional Pops Concert.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Crossroads Bible Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

PEEC: Incoming! Plays Thanksgiving Weekend

on November 21, 2017 - 7:30am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is screening the full-dome film Incoming! at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Black Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25; and open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26. The nature center is operated by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Entrance is free, and the nature center has a gift shop full of nature-inspired items from guidebooks and novels to art and up-cycled items to science activities and stuffed animals.
 

New Mexico Nutcracker Returns To NHCC

on November 21, 2017 - 7:27am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 15-17 in the NHCC's Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
 
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday.
 
Tickets are $14 through $47, with $2 discounts for seniors, children, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at

Large Screen Gaming Of Super Smash Bros. Tuesday

on November 20, 2017 - 9:21am
Free Super Smash Bros. video game tournament Tuesday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon Road. Courtesy image
 
PEEC News:
 

Ever wondered what it would be like to play an eight-player Super Smash Bros. tournament on a 10’ x 20’ screen?

 
Find out Tuesday, Nov. 21, when the Los Alamos Teen Center and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will project the video game onto the planetarium dome at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
 
This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

PAC 8 TV Schedule: Week of Nov. 24

on November 20, 2017 - 8:30am

PAC 8 TV schedule for the week of Nov. 24:

Friday, Nov. 24

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV 

Saturday, Nov. 25

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Nov. 26

  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic Word
  • 05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
  • 06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
  • 07:00 PM United Church
  • 08:10 PM Rotarians in Nicaragua
  • 08:15 PM Suicide Prevention PSAs
  • 08:30 PM Mountain Chapel
  • 09:00 PM That Which Is
  • 12:00 PM Free Speech TV

Monday, Nov. 27

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Justice League

on November 19, 2017 - 8:48am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Justice League” is the latest DC Comics’ film, uniting Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. The only one missing is Superman. In fact, since the death of Superman (in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), a door has opened for evil; the world has become more chaotic. Criminals are bolder, good people no longer believe in themselves, working for “law and order” seems a losing battle. Early scenes in the movie depict the chaos: poignantly, a homeless man is shown sitting against a building holding a hand-written sign that says, simply, “I tried.”

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 17, 2017 - 7:30am

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