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Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

New Play By Robert Benjamin Opens Aug. 10

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01am
Paula, a young motorcyle cop (Alix Hudson), offers David, (Jim McGiffin) a rose. Photo by Cameron Gay
 
Sweethearts Ruby (Marguerite Scott) and David (Jim McGiffin) share a moment, while David’s daughter Dawn (Juliet Salazar) looks on in disapproval. Photo by Cameron Gay
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s latest full-length play, Still in the Game, opens Aug. 10 at Teatro Pajaguas in Santa Fe.

Benjamin is a late-blooming playwright.

Scenes From Final Movie In The Park For 2017

on August 3, 2017 - 11:03am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents a prize to 3-year-old Hendricks Deschamp at Wednesday night's final Movie in the Park of this season at Ashley Pond Park, which was sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Safety Association. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Kenny Anderson helps Rebecca Jiang operate a fire hose. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Dispatchers Seth Martinez and Andrea Garcia hand out free popcorn and other items at Wednesday's Movie in the Park. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Wednesday night's Movie

Lensic: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Aug. 26

on August 3, 2017 - 9:25am

Ricky Skaggs
 
LPAC News:
 
Bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs—winner of 14 Grammy awards and 8 Country Music Awards—performs with his band, Kentucky Thunder at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 26, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.
 
TICKETS: $46-$75. Available at Lensic.org, TicketsSantaFe.org505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic. 
 
Ricky Skaggs—born in 1954 in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky—has been playing mandolin and performing since he was a 6. With Bill Monroe as a mentor and a family who

Hillstrummers To Play Western Music Aug. 9

on August 3, 2017 - 9:24am

The BESC HILLSTRUMMERS Ukulele group will play your favorite Western Songs at 12 p.m. (high noon) Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby). Come and sing-a-long. Get in the mood for the upcoming Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Dan Gerth

Evening Programs At Bandelier Aug. 3-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:36am
Courtesy photo
 
BNM News:
 
In between thunderstorms, it's great to be out under the stars on August evenings, and Bandelier will be offering many evening programs over the next two weeks. 
 
They're presented at the amphitheater at Juniper Campground, weather permitting, and both campers and non-campers are welcome.  
 
Upcoming topics include: 
  • 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/3  Night Sky – talk and telescope viewing 
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8/4  Leaping Lizards!  (reptiles)  
  • 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/5  Imagining Wilderness    
  • 8 p.m. Sunday 8/6  Songs of the Night (night sounds)  
  • 8 p.m.

Come See Las Vegas Artist Justin Favela Install His Piece In The Piñata Exhibit Aug. 14-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:32am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Las Vegas artist Justin Favela will be installing his latest piñata piece in The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum from Aug. 14-20.
 
Working in the media of painting, sculpture, performance, and, most importantly, piñatas, Favela draws from art history, popular culture, and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 3, 2017 - 6:29am

New Mexico Film Office: ‘t@gged’ Enters Third Season

on August 2, 2017 - 2:28pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that AwesomenessTV’s premium series t@agged, will start production on Season 3 in early August. Production will wrap mid-September in Albuquerque and the Jemez.

“When you get picked up for another season, you know you’re doing something right,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “Our homegrown talent and our incredible landscapes are catalysts for bringing back another season to New Mexico.”

The production will employ approximately 55 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico principal

Los Alamos Natives Return Home To Perform

on August 1, 2017 - 6:33am
Kristen Annalize Sussman
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Music and performing have always been a part of Los Alamos natives Kristen Annalize Sussman’s and Nathan Salazar’s lives. Although the arts have taken Sussman and Salazar throughout the country and the world, they are returning to their hometown to host a concert.

Nathan Salazar

The Taos Opera Institute is presenting the concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Admission is free.

Sussman, a soprano, and Salazar, a pianist, will perform a number of pieces from several operas and as well as several

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With Events Statewide

on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am
WBW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Sustaining Breastfeeding Together will take place Aug. 1–7 and is a collaborations of advocates, activists and those with decision-making power to promote and protect breastfeeding for anyone and everyone.
 
In New Mexico, the week will be celebrated with special events hosted by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) across the state.
 
“Our goal is to continue to advocate for and raise awareness for breastfeeding to cultivate communities that are supportive, and to protect the rights of New Mexico’s mothers and children,” said Erin Marshall,

Latin Legends Alejandra Guzman And Gloria Trevi Perform At Santa Ana Star Center Aug. 31

on July 31, 2017 - 10:26am
Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi. Courtesy photo
 
CONCERT News:
 
RIO RANCHO  The first leg of the Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman tour has been such a huge success that the tour returns for a second leg in the USA and all over Latin America.
 
Latin rock pop legends continue to break record ticket sales, demonstrating their legacy and power and will bring their tour Aug. 31 to the Santa Ana Star Center.
 
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, online at www.santaanastarcenter.com or by phone at 888.694.4849.
 
Groups of 15 or more

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Atomic Blonde’

on July 31, 2017 - 8:54am
By CYNTHIA Z. BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Atomic Blonde” may not have a totally coherent plot at its core, but the movie is basically entertaining.
 
Based on a graphic novel entitled “The Coldest City”, the film wants to be a cult classic, an effort that fails. Instead it offers a kickass MI-6 spy named Lorraine Broughton, played by Charlize Theron, who gets to wear great outfits, smoke like a chimney, and take down a lot of bad guys.
 
The framework of the film is Lorraine, reporting to her “superiors” (played by Toby Jones, John Goodman and James Faulkner) the story of what went

Art On Tap: Welcome New Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Aug. 3

on July 28, 2017 - 7:51am
CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
 
Art On Tap Thursday, Aug. 3 welcomes the new Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher. Art On Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome!
 
On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.

Tuesdays At The Pond: The Hill Stompers Aug. 1

on July 28, 2017 - 7:34am
 
CRAETIVE DISTRICT News:
 
The next Tuesdays at the Pond is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1 and will feature Los Alamos’ own Hill Stompers, at Ashley Pond Park stage.
 
The Hill Stompers are a crazy street band from Los Alamos that turns every event into a party! They play at parades, fundraisers, community events, weddings, private parties, schools, and bars in New Mexico, Colorado and even as far as Boston. Recently the Hill Stompers thrilled Los Alamos ScienceFest crowds. Just follow the trail of glitter and feathers to find them Aug. 1 Tuesdays at the Pond.
 
The 2017 Tuesdays at the

NMFO Announces 'The Brave' To Film In New Mexico

on July 27, 2017 - 8:55pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announces that the television series "The Brave," produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios will begin principal photography at the end of this month through the beginning of December.
 
Production takes place in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
 
"It's great to see the return of one of our best 'customers' in Universal Television with the new series 'The Brave'," New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "This continued success speaks volumes about all our state has to offer.

Sampling Steve Jobs Stirs Emotions For 90 Minutes

on July 27, 2017 - 5:03pm
Edward Parks (Steve Jobs) and Jessica Jones (Chrisann Brennan). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Edward Parks (Steve Jobs) and Wei Wu (Kṑbun Chino Otogawa). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Composer Mason Bates sampled many sources of sounds in constructing his electronica based score. His goal was to create sound worlds for each character – sonic IDs. For Jobs he describes it as a quicksilver blend of orchestra and electronica incorporating Mac computer sounds.

Nathan Salazar, Kristen Sussman Concert Aug. 5

on July 27, 2017 - 4:52pm

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 27, 2017 - 8:11am

NMFO: 'New Mexico Film Residency Certification Card'

on July 27, 2017 - 7:21am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Film Office and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) has announced a new way to make the hiring of New Mexico residents easier for both the film and television industries.
 
The Taxation and Revenue Department has begun issuing New Mexico Film Residency Cards to ease the hiring process for New Mexico residents seeking employment in the industries.
 
By providing documentation requested on the current Declaration of Residency (such as a New Mexico driver's license, a utility bill and others), TRD will verify residency and proof of

Mesa Public Library Screens 'Roxanne'

on July 26, 2017 - 5:14pm
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

There was Pinoccio. There was Cyrano de Bergerac. And then, there was Steve Martin in “Roxanne” (1987, rated PG), screening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.  3, at Mesa Public Library.

Martin, as screenwriter and lead actor, and director Fred Schepisi take the story of the plentiful proboscis to its romantic and comedic extreme in this retelling of de Bergerac’s classic tale.

C.D. Bates (Martin) runs a small-town fire department staffed by well-intentioned men who can neither save an altitude-wary cat nor snuff a fire.

Summer Blockbusters: Unitarian Church This Weekend

on July 26, 2017 - 9:44am
 
UCLA News:
 
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos continues its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series this weekend with a viewing of the film Kubo & the Two Strings at 6:30 p.m., Saturday July 29, followed by a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 30.
 
This beautifully animated film tells the story of Kubo, who lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village entertaining the villagers with his music and stories until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta.

Community Winds Rocks Tuesdays At The Pond

on July 25, 2017 - 9:10pm

Community Winds rocked this evening's Tuesdays at the Pond. As a special treat, local resident John Courtright brought a massive trailer full of books to the event and gave them away to the crowd. He will be back to do the same at the Summer Concert Friday night at the pond. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Dunkirk'

on July 25, 2017 - 7:22am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Dunkirk” is the somber retelling of the attempted evacuation of 400,000 primarily British troops from the beach at Dunkerque, France, between May 26 and June 4 of 1940.
 
Surrounded by the Nazis, they are waiting on the beach, lined up in their battalions. Distracted by their preparations to take Paris, the Nazis pay scant attention, except to send the Luftwaffe and U-Boats to frustrate the evacuation.
 
Students of history will appreciate being a virtual witness to the “Miracle of Dunkirk”, a story little known here: in fact, the Battle of Dunkirk

Tuesdays At The Pond Continues With Los Alamos Community Winds July 25

on July 24, 2017 - 4:41pm

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues Tuesday, July 25 with our own Los Alamos Community Winds. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

The Los Alamos Community Winds is a wind ensemble made up of members of the Los Alamos, NM community. It is comprised of both amateur and professional musicians of all ages and backgrounds from middle and high school students to retirees in the area. Check them out at: http://bit.ly/2tmZ7oT. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the

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