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LACA to Present One of the World’s Most Celebrated Vocal Ensembles: The King’s Singers

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

The King's Singers at St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, Britain. From left, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Jonathan Howard, Christopher Bruerton, David Hurley, Paul Phoenix and Christopher Gabbitas. Photo by Alex MacNaughton

 

On March 10, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, as the fourth concert in LACA’s 65th anniversary season.

Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

'Leap Into Opera' event Set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday

on February 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Zachary Dreicer-Griego

 

The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a "Leap Into Opera" event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road in White Rock. Light refreshments wi1 be served.

The program features a concert by the remarkable young pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, NM.

Dreicer-Griego is an amazing young man who has developed his talent without reading music. He is blind and learns even the most difficult pieces by listening to music.

Dreicer-Griego has studied piano since he was four years old with Juanita Madland.

What Otowi Station Bookstore Shoppers are Reading

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Otowi Station Bookstore Best Sellers List for the week of Feb. 14-20:
 
     1. Mal and Chad: Food Fight!, Stephan McCranie
     2. People Code, Taylor Hartman
     3. Awakening, Kate Chopin
     4. Balzac and the Little Chinese, Sijie Dai
     5. Making of the Atomic Bomb,  Richard Rhodes
     6. Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
     7. Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
     8. Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima
     9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
    10. Los Alamos & the Development of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Seidel

Los Alamos Little Theatre Changes Opening of ‘The Giver’ to March 2

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Grady Hughes performs in "The Giver" beginning March 2 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Pacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

 

The Los Alamos Little Theatre will present “The Giver” by Eric Coble, adapted from the Newbery Medal winning book for young people by Lois Lowry. Originally scheduled to open this Friday,  the play will now open Friday March 2 and run through March 17. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at CB Fox and at the door.

Scenes From LA Winds Concert Rehearsal

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Tubas emerge from a palm tree. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

"Me and my shadow" - Caeeiw Neeper on the Bass Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Six Trumpets all in a row. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Community Winds in full rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Annual Rotary Crab Fest Extravaganza Set for Sunday and You’re invited!

on February 18, 2012 - 12:00am

The Los Alamos Rotarians are set to host their third annual “All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest” fundraiser, which includes prawns and chicken (for those who don’t eat seafood) Sunday Feb. 26 at Central Avenue Grill.

Festivities for the club’s fundraiser begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar followed at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, music and silent and live auctions featuring golf with a pro, salmon and Asian dinners for eight, spring yard-cleaning, computer consulting, artwork, California wines, jewelry and gift certificates

Proceeds benefit local scholarships and the Los Alamos High School Memorial

Get Bitten by NMDT’s Eerie and Elegant ‘Dracula’

on February 18, 2012 - 12:00am

Alicia Bowyer and Gary Cooper, Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

Review By Bonnie Gordon

You have one last chance to catch the stunning original ballet “Dracula” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Don’t miss it. New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brings the iconic story of the master vampire to life in a production that, much like the Count himself, is elegant yet eerie, thrilling yet poignant.

Director and choreographer Susan Baker-Dillingham’s original ballets always achieve high emotional impact, and “Dracula” is no exception.

Empty Bowl Event Benefits Self Help Inc

on February 18, 2012 - 12:00am

KRSN owners Gillian Sutton and David Sutton hosted the annual Empty Bowl event Thursday that benefits Self Help Inc. They also hosted this month's Chamber FAN Club. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Katy Korkos, left, of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Gill from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board attended Thursday's Empty Bowl and FAN Club event at KRSN. Photo By TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

One Alone is not Enough…

on February 18, 2012 - 12:00am

A scene from "Mulan, Jr." performed in 2011. Courtesy/Daren Savage

One alone is not enough … Atomic City Children’s Theater proudly presents Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and 3 p.m.Saturday,  Feb. 25 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Disney “Mulan, Jr.” is based upon the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

This production features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Julia Fair and Daren Savage were both very pleased with the level of talent that tried out for

UNM-LA Fairy Tale Thursdays Featuring La Belle et la Bete

on February 17, 2012 - 12:00am

UNM-LA News 

UNM-Los Alamos is hosting the free film series, “Fairy Tale Thursdays” at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday through May in the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall.

The series will explore the rich tradition of fairy tales in film.

On Feb. 23, host, Dr. Mickey Marsee, will show the 1946 Jean Cocteau cult classic, “La Belle et la Bete” (Beauty and the Beast, NR/ 97 min) in the Building 5 Lecture Hall. Marsee hosted the popular Monster Film Series in 2010.

Deemed one of the best dramatic presentations of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Cocteau’s direction mixes fantasy

Original Ballet “Dracula” is a valentine of a different kind

on February 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Alicia Bowyer as Mina Harker in Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

By Bonnie Gordon

Get ready for heart stopping romance, action and drama this weekend, as The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT–PC), under the direction of Susan Baker-Dillingham presents “Dracula.”

NMDT–PC is a non-profit training ground for pre-professional dancers located in Los Alamos.

It’s Tyme for Shakespeare with the LA Community Winds

on February 15, 2012 - 12:00am

Los Alamos Community Winds is set to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy Photo

By Bonnie Gordon

Lovers of Renaissance music and lovers of the bard are in for a treat when The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a Shakespeare-themed concert at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 18 at Crossroads Bible Church. The church is located at 97 East Road (as you enter Los Alamos from the main hill road).  As always Winds concerts are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The idea for “the Musick of Shakespeare and his Tyme” came about as the Winds started looking at music

PEEC Officials Meet with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Representative

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm

Michelle Jaquez-Ortiz, right foreground, from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's Office met with officials at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street Thursday to learn how best the senator can support PEEC's efforts. From left, Board President Becky Shankland, PEEC Member Karyl Ann Armbruster, Program Director Katie Watson, Board Member Dave Yeamans, Facility Director Chick Keller and Board Member Siobhan Niklasson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Upcoming PEEC events:

A Nature Center for Los Alamos? Public meeting before the CIP committee at 5:15 p.m., Feb.

Red and Black Ball Marks 12th Year

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm


Preparing audio equipment for the Ball Saturday afternoon.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and wife Cori. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com.

Kate O'Donnell, left, and Karen Kendall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Greg Kendall, left, and Jim O'Donnell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 


Fire Chief Troy Hughes and wife Jodi. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Attorney Chris Chandler and County Council Chair Sharon Stover. Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Police and Fire Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon.

YMCA Red and Black Ball Rocks Back to the 1950s

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm


A sold out crowd attended a fundraiser for The Family YMCA 2012 "Strong Kids"
campaign at the Hill Top House Hotel Saturday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Jim Steritz, Jacqui Carroll, Sarah Wellborn and husband Rick toast the successful 2012
Red and Black Ball. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover with husband Steven Girrens.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


YMCA Supporters and Board Members gather for a group photo.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Michaelangelo Lobato, left, and Roger Waterman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Juanita Madland Performs a Valentine Benefit Concert Sunday

on February 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

By Bonnie Gordon

 


Juanita Madland/Courtesy

 

Hear world class piano music for a good cause when Juanita Madland performs a Valentine Benefit Concert for The Los Alamos Arts Council at 7 p.m. Sunday Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at CB Fox or at the door.

Madland is a Los Alamos treasure. Although she performs in venues around the world, she generously shares her talents often in her home town, usually to support a worthy cause.

Her program on Sunday will be chronologically organized and will range from the baroque to the contemporary.

Jan McDonald Jazz Trio to Perform at Blue Window Saturday Night

on February 8, 2012 - 5:00pm


Jan McDonald/Courtesy

Things will swing at the Blue Window Bistro on Saturday, Feb 11 when the restaurant hosts a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio.

The Trio will perform from 7- 9 p.m. with Donna Smith on piano, Richard Snider on bass and Jan McDonald on trumpet and flugelhorn. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required at 662-6305.

The regular dinner menu will be offered from 5-9 p.m. All menus are posted at labluewindowbistro.com. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

Santa Fe resident Jan McDonald is recognized nationally as an accomplished jazz

Authors Speak Series Presents Pamela Christie Feb. 23

on February 8, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda Mesa Public Library features Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “Dead Lizard’s Dance,” mysteries set in Old Santa Fe.

“This is what my honored grandfather told me, all of it.

Make a Date with History

on February 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

By Kirsten Laskey

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Los Alamos Historical Society is inviting the community to “Make a Date with History.”

Dr. James Hopkins chats with students. Courtesy/LA Historical Society

Dr. James Hopkins, a professor at Southern Methodist University, will continue the Historical Society’s lecture series with his talk, “Oppenheimer and his Colleagues at Los Alamos” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

So what attracts people to J. Robert Oppenheimer?

Hopkins said, “Oppenheimer is a familiar and affecting figure to anyone interested in the Manhattan Project but it

PEEC Offers Backyard Bird ID Class and Free Proenneke Film at Reel Deal

on February 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC will offer their popular class “What’s That Bird in my Backyard?” from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Individual registration is $10 or $9 for PEEC members and family registration is $20 or $18 for members.

Veteran birder Dave Yeamans will offer guidance on recognizing the most common winter birds in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Yeamans uses photos, books and websites to help participants get started with basic birding, or increase intermediate expertise. He will teach tips for recognizing birds by their colors, silhouette, behavior and feeding habits.

Bring a bird

“Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima” Coming to Mesa Public Library

on February 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

Sixty Seven Years Ago: The Battle of Iwo Jima with Veteran Bill Hudson is a special event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the  Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.

Iwo Jima/Wikipedia

A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veteran will be shown. Battle veteran Bill Hudson of Los Alamos will present the video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.

On this Valentine’s Day, this showing will commemorate the 67th anniversary of that historic battle and all the loved ones who fought and those who were lost.

This video has not

The Hill Stompers Light Up Durango Parade

on February 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

Band member Jeff Favorite blows his whistle as the Hill Stompers entertain the crowd last weekend in Durango.
Photo by Jean Gindreau/For ladailypost.com.

 

The Hill Stompers, an award winning jazzy street band that formed in 2000, spent last weekend playing music and dancing in the Snowdown Light Parade in Durango, Colo.

It’s Durango’s only nighttime parade where light-bedecked floats create a dazzling delight in Durango’s most spectacular and entertaining procession along the banks of Main Avenue.

The Hill Stompers will next play at the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Tuesday, Feb.

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