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New Mexico Film Office Hosts Annual Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 25-26

on July 23, 2017 - 12:32pm
FILM News:
The New Mexico Film Office is hosting an informative two-day Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 25-26.
Attend dynamic panels to receive a wealth of information about every aspect of this burgeoning industry and chat with vendors about their place in the film industry. Whether interested in acting, writing, producing, directing, or working crew, there is an expert that's excited to share their experience.
Business owners interested in working with the film industry may attend a free workshop to discover how every day businesses can become a vendor for local film

Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes And Drums Present Informal ‘Practice’ At Ashley Pond 6 p.m. Wednesday

on July 23, 2017 - 9:37am

Members of the Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums at Fuller Lodge. Photo by James E. Rickman


The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will present an informal, outdoor “practice” starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the western grass at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos.

The band will play both traditional and contemporary music of the Highland bagpipe with drum ensemble. The group first played in 1984 with pipers and drummers from two area bands; today band members are all from Los Alamos.

The band is led by Pipe Major Anthony Puckett of Los Alamos; pipers are Ethan

Scenes From Friday’s Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 22, 2017 - 8:12am

Scene from Fridays Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park featuring Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dancers and spectators take in the music. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Happy dancers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Little boy shows off his fancy dance moves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Little girl dances with daddy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taking a snack

Mike Hearne With Shake Russell And Jimmy Stadler Play Summer Concert Series At Ashley Pond Tonight!

on July 21, 2017 - 6:08pm
Tonight’s Summer Concert Series features singers/songwriters Mike Hearne, pictured, Shake Russell and Jimmy Stadler at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Music Promoter

Tonight’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series features Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Hearne lives both in Texas and Taos.

Santa Fe Opera Strikes Gold With Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Political Allegory

on July 21, 2017 - 7:50am

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 20​17

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon), and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 2017​

Los Alamos

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the Music Director of the Dallas Opera, co-producer of The Golden Cockerel, was in command of some of the most opulent sounds ever heard in the Crosby Theatre.

A Mountaineer’s Story: Shackleton South Georgia Traverse Centennial Expedition

on July 20, 2017 - 9:29am
Adventurer Richard Spitz recounts his expedition through South Georgia Island July 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Learn more about the infamous Shackleton South Georgia expedition at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 25 to hear from Richard Spitz, an adventurer who bravely recreated the journey.
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting is 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Any history book indicates that the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914

First Lowrider Day, Espanola On The Plaza Convento

on July 19, 2017 - 9:54am

First Low Rider event gathered last weekend on the Plaza in Espanola. Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Couple driving. Photo by Derrick Key

Dancing girls on the plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider family. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider women. Photo by Derrick Key

Impala. Photo by Derrick Key

Red low rider. Photo by Derrick Key

The plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Young low rider. Photo by Derrick Key

State Film Office: ‘Icebox’ Shooting In New Mexico

on July 19, 2017 - 8:00am


SANTA Fe – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the independent feature “Icebox” produced by Icebox Productions, LLC will begin principal photography July through early August in Albuquerque and Española.

“We welcome ‘Icebox’ to New Mexico. In addition to the economic impact for crew and vendors, ‘Icebox’ will employ 40 New Mexicans in principal roles. That is testament to the deep talent pool of actors we have here in our state,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 40

2017-2018 Season Of The Met Live In HD

on July 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Markus Werba as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
SANTA FE — The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera are proud to present the 2017-2018 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts.
The HD season includes ten operas, with five new productions and starry revivals starring the world’s leading opera artists.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Baby Driver

on July 18, 2017 - 6:59am
Los Alamos

“Baby Driver” was released on June 28th and has been getting some great reviews ever since. The title may distract from the theme, but think of Paul Simon’s famous tune of the same name and you get the picture.

This is a combination heist flick and hot pursuit action film, directed by Edgar Wright. The soundtrack is a marvelous compilation of popular/rock mood and motivational tunes. The best thing about this film is the way it was edited so that the beat of Baby’s tunes punctuates and choreographs the action.

The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, And Memory Aug. 5

on July 18, 2017 - 6:01am
TCHS News:
The Taos County Historical Society presents the free public lecture “The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, and Memory” by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez at 2 p.m., Aug. 5.
The monthly program is at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. This illustrated lecture is part of the Society's participation in Taos Art and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme of Taos Legends and Stories.
“No one knows the exact date, appearance, or location of the first Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe or Don Fernando de Taos Plaza”, states Dr.

Los Alamos 2017 Sectional Duplicate Bridge Tournament

on July 17, 2017 - 9:55am


The 56th annual Los Alamos Sectional duplicate bridge tournament is July 28-30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Last year’s tournament attracted more than 150 bridge players, both from within New Mexico and from surrounding states. More than 100 players came from outside Los Alamos County.

The tournament starts at 2 p.m. Friday with stratified and 499er pair games. Another stratified pair game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule includes stratified and 499er pair games at 9 a.m., as well as a compact knockout team game. The 2 p.m.

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Ronnie Bell July 18

on July 17, 2017 - 9:27am

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesdays At The Pond this week features musician Ronnie Bell at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park.

From inspirational gospel to traditional rhythm and blues to his own distinct and seductive sound, Ronnie “Mr. Cotton Candy” Bell of the Nuclear Process Infrastructure Group (NPI-2) takes personal joy in creating music that touches as many people as possible.

Week 2 Of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

on July 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
SANTA FE — During Week 2 of its 2017 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — which runs through Aug. 21 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this summer — continues to present a standout lineup of classic and contemporary works as well as a number of Festival premieres. 
Between Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, July 29, the Festival features the debut of the acclaimed Variation String Trio, the world premiere of a new work by Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, and a performance of Morton Feldman’s groundbreaking String Quartet No. 2.
Week 2 also includes a

Teatro Paraguas Announces 2017-2018 Season

on July 16, 2017 - 9:03am
Teatro Paraguas has announced its 14 season of theatrical offerings in Santa Fe, which includes two contemporary Latinx dramas by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights (written and performed in English), two children’s theatre productions, and two annual community celebrations for El Día de los Muertos and the winter holidays.
  • The complete season is as follows:
  • Still In The Game, by Robert F. Benjamin  August 11 - 20
  • Sotto Voce, by Nilo Cruz  September 29 - October 15
  • El Día de los Muertos IV (TP/ Danceworks co-production)  October 28-29
  • Flamenco Concert (TP/Companía

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

Scenes From ScienceFest Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 15, 2017 - 7:34pm
DK Warner, lead singer and guitarist of DK and the Affordables, performs at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Three dancers rock to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cowgirl at the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tractor Brewing serves up suds at ScienceFest.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The gang from Bath Tub Row Brewing was on hand at the beer garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Listeners enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the dance

Scenes From Los Alamos Summer Concert

on July 15, 2017 - 5:54am

A young spectator listens to the music of the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series kicks off the weekend festivities for Sciencefest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The community relaxes by Ashley Pond to enjoy the music performed by the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Penelope and John Johnson cut a rug on the dance floor during the concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The audience boogies to the Peterson Brothers Band.

Meow Wolf Crowdfunding Campaign Opens Today

on July 15, 2017 - 4:38am
The general public can invest starting at 10 a.m. today in Meow Wolf on WeFunder. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Since renowned Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf opened its first permanent installation, The House of Eternal Return, in March of 2016 with support from Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, more than half a million visitors have poured through the doors and showered praise on the uniquely immersive new form of storytelling, art and themed entertainment.
The House of Eternal Return recently won a prestigious THEA Award, a Certificate of Excellence from

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events: Saturday July 15

on July 14, 2017 - 7:11pm

ScienceFest News:

ScienceFest Schedule for Saturday July 15:

This major event celebrates the science in everyday life in hands-on, interactive experiences. Great for millennials, families and kids, ScienceFest highlights the groundbreaking science that still happens in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “100th Anniversary of the Ranch School.” Discover Ranch School Days – without the Ranch School, the Manhattan Project would not have been located here.

Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park

FREE admission

Main Gate Park


Summer Concert: Peterson Brothers Band Tonight

on July 14, 2017 - 3:03pm
Summer Concert Producer

Playing at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos will be the Peterson Brothers Band. It’s another of the free Concert Series presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series ( The band played last summer at Rover Park in White Rock and were fantastic.

Tonight is the LA Science Fair Night that goes on all weekend. Please check out for info. Check out and to listen and read about the Brothers.


This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 14, 2017 - 1:08pm

Summer Family Evenings: New Mexico Wildlife Center

on July 14, 2017 - 1:06pm
Meet an Owl Ambassor at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/New Mexico Wildlife Center
PEEC News:
Join PEEC at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, for a special visit from the New Mexico Wildlife Center.
This Summer Family Evening program, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union, is perfect for families who want to learn about local habitats, responsible rehabilitation, conservation and biology, and what to do if you find an injured wild animal.

ScienceFest Curiosity Challenge Goes Live!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:57am

ScienceFest News:

This year ScienceFest attendees will have the chance to compete with one and other in an exciting and interactive scavenger hunt.

Participants can accumulate points by completing challenges and experiencing all of the entertainment ScienceFest has to offer. The person or team with the most points at the end of the challenge will win a brand new Yeti cooler!

Joining the challenge is easy.

Summertime At Pajarito Mountain Means Live Music, Craft Beer And Award-Winning Mountain Biking!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:16am
Pajarito Mountain’s summer is in full swing with more exciting events planned through September. Enjoy craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing, live music, New Mexico-inspired dishes, and incredible mountain biking adventures!  
Pajarito is a four-time winner as a top five resort in the Southwest by the MTBparksRider’s Choice Awards.
The Los Alamos Ski Club hosts multiple Beer and Band events, featuring local craft beer and talented musicians, along with lift-served mountain bike trails, plus Pajarito’s Café serving up excellent New Mexican cuisine.
Beer &