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Slaid Cleaves Plays Los Alamos Feb. 16

on January 19, 2018 - 7:34am

Singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves

MUSIC News:

Raised in Maine, Slaid Cleaves will visit Los Alamos in February by way of Austin, Texas where he is a respected part of the Americana music scene that thrives there. Cleaves will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Fuller Lodge

With songwriting reminiscent of that of John Prine and Steve Earle, Cleaves has spent nearly 30 years introducing his listeners to characters often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life and stardom obsessed America.

In And Around Town: Jan. 19

on January 19, 2018 - 7:27am
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​
 
 
FRIDAY Jan. 19
 
Black Mesa Brass Quintet The Unitarian Church Sage Concert Series.  7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Unitarian Church at 1738 North Sage Street. Admission is free although donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served after the performance. http://ladailypost.com/content/black-mesa-brass-quintet-performs-jan-19
 
LALT's 'God of Carnage' Los Alamos Little Theatre presents

EVOG Presents ‘Posole Mio’ At The Delta Sunday

on January 17, 2018 - 8:32am

EVOG News:

It's a new year but you know old friends are the best, so come and catch up with long-time friends ... that's right ... the Espanola Valley Opera Guild has been bringing opera to the community for 50 years at The DELTA.

“Posole Mio” is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at The Delta at 224 N. Paseo de Ornate in Espanola. The community is invited to gather together to eat fabulous posole and celebrate arts and music -- including Spanish music, Broadway tunes, and a youth performance.

Charles MacKay, the outgoing general director of The Santa Fe Opera, will be joining the event.

Tell

Española Humane Celebrates Animal Lovers With Los Lobos Concert Feb. 9

on January 16, 2018 - 5:42am
Los Lobos. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Come dance and celebrate the month of love with the legendary music of Los Angeles-based band Los Lobos.
 
This benefit concert for Española Humane kicks off the 2018 concert season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. 201 Marcy St., Santa Fe. Tickets are $35 in advance and on sale now at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com or by calling 505.886.1251. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are $149. For 21 and over: Beer and wine is available with valid ID. Limited seating and

Classical Music World: It’s A Strad!

on January 14, 2018 - 6:26am
István Várdai and his Stradivarius cello. Courtesy/LACA

Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director

Every so often, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents an instrument that has more name recognition than the musician playing it.

István Várdai, who is scheduled to perform here Jan. 21, is not a household name in this country (he’s Hungarian and a big deal there) but his cello is named for three famous people. 

The first famous name is Antonio Stradivari who is so universally known as a maker of fine string instruments that just saying “It’s a Strad” is enough to convey that

NMSA Orchestra And Choir Featured As Honors Ensembles At Music Educators Association Conference

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
NMMEA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) orchestra and choir are being featured as the 2018 Honor Choir and Honor Orchestra at the New Mexico Music Educators Association annual conference. 
 
The students will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 11, at Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico. The NMSA choir and orchestra will be performing for 1,500 music students and educators from around the state of New Mexico.  
 
Each year NMMEA accepts taped recordings of the groups competing for this prestigious recognition.

Watoto Children's Choir In Los Alamos Feb. 15

on January 11, 2018 - 7:29am

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir perform Feb. 15 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir. Courtesy photo
 
WCQ News:
 
The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Los Alamos area Thursday, Feb. 15, featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.
 
The production will be presented at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.
 
The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the joy that they have because of God’s love.

Istvan Vardai & Shai Wosner To Perform In Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 6:55am
István Várdai holding the Stradivarius cello, will play at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents István Várdai, Hungary’s rising young cellist, and esteemed Israeli-American pianist Shai Wosner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.

LACA’s usual venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovation and will not be available for this performance.

Black Mesa Brass Quintet Performs Jan. 19

on January 6, 2018 - 7:07am

Scenes From LA Big Band Christmas Dance At IHM

on December 30, 2017 - 6:00am

Los Alamos Big Band Dance performs Thursday night at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Canyon Road. The band performed a mix of classic big band songs and holiday tunes. In addition to live music, there was dancing and refreshments. The event was a fundraiser for youth programs at the church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ron and Corine Christman cut a rug during the Los Alamos Big Band Dance Thursday night at the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Colleen and Jack Hanlon at the Christmas Dance Thursday night at IHM Parish Hall.

Elk’s Lodge Hosts Dinner & Jazz Event Thursday

on December 26, 2017 - 11:42am
 
ELK’S LODGE News:
 
The Elk’s Lodge is hosting great music and food beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the lodge at 1601 Trinity Dr. All proceeds go to the LAMS Jazz 1 trip to California.
 
Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. by the music show. Tickets are  $10/person so bring the whole family.
 
The Group:

JQ WhitcombTrumpeter and composer J.Q. Whitcomb doesn’t just play jazz. He creates moods.

Smith’s Shoppers Treated To Seasonal Songs

on December 24, 2017 - 7:24am

Shoppers at Smith's Marketplace late Friday afternoon were treated to the sounds of the Santa Fe Harmonizers and the Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Shoppers at Smith's Marketplace late Friday afternoon were treated to the sounds of the Santa Fe Harmonizers and the Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Shoppers at Smith's Marketplace late Friday afternoon were treated to the sounds of the Santa Fe Harmonizers and the Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Shoppers at Smith's Marketplace

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Presents 46 Season

on December 23, 2017 - 8:08am
SFCMF News:
 
For five weeks this summer — July 15 to Aug. 20, 2018 — the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents dozens of the world’s greatest musicians in intimate, one-of-a-kind performances as part of its dynamic, not-to-be-missed 46 season.
 
Set amid the backdrop of a stunning Southwestern landscape, the Festival features more than 40 concerts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque that spotlight its signature lineup of classic and cutting-edge works, performed by longtime Festival favorites as well as internationally acclaimed artists making their much-anticipated Festival debuts.
 
Alan

Cottonwood Hosts Fundraiser For Youth Shelters

on December 20, 2017 - 6:57am

TLUXX DJ Brian Johnson will be back in town for his fourth annual Play It Forward charity event to benefit Youth Shelters of Santa Fe Friday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Courtesy image

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School graduate Brian Johnson is TLUXX, an EDM DJ/producer based in Los Angeles, Calif. He has shared the stage with performers such as Headhunterz, Zomboy, CandyLand, Cry Wolf, Riggi & Piros, MAKO and Party Favor. Johnson represented New Mexico at the Sun City Music Festival in El Paso, Texas.

He is also known for his

HillStrummers Bring Holiday Cheer To Community

on December 20, 2017 - 6:20am

Los Alamos HillStrummers bring holiday cheer Monday afternoon to Aspen Ridge. Courtesy/Hillstrummers

Community members listen to the Los Alamos HillStrummers performing Monday to Aspen Ridge. Courtesy/Hillstrummers

 

COMMUNITY News:

 
The HillStrummers Ukukele group played holiday music Monday afternoon at Aspen Ridge for the residents and will perform at another four venues before the end of the holiday season:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19 the HillStrummers will join the students of Aspen Tiger Choir and the Chamisa Singsations at the BESC in the Great Room at 4 p.m.

Thanking Russ: Holiday Benefit Concert At Unquarked Saturday

on December 15, 2017 - 4:56pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
What would summer in Los Alamos be without Gordon Concerts? Children chasing each other and tossing snacks to ducks in Ashley Pond; friends pilng onto picnic blankets with wine and beer; and the smell of local food trucks in the air while everyone taps their feet to music.
 
There is no better representation of Los Alamos than what Russ Gordon spent 28 years of his life giving to this community, summer after summer. And now, it’s our turn to thank Russ.
 
Local bands, Trainwreck Blue Band and State Road 4, will headline a benefit concert at Unquarked Wine Room at 2

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance Thursday Dec. 28 To Benefit IHM Youth Program

on December 15, 2017 - 8:58am
The Los Alamos Big Band during a recent performance at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Christmas Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend; even if you are not a dancer, please come to listen and enjoy the authentic Big Band sound. The proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Program. Admission is $15/person, $10/student, and $5 each for children under 12 years.

Los Alamos Choral Society Announces New Director

on December 13, 2017 - 6:58am
Newly selected Los Alamos Choral Society Director Steven Paxton. Courtesy photo
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

After almost seven months of uncertainty, the Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) has a new director. Steven Paxton, the unanimous choice of the Choral Society Board of Directors, will take over in late February.

He succeeds Mary Badarak, a popular director at LACS for more than a decade.

Christmas Tubas Perform Free Concert Dec. 22

on December 11, 2017 - 3:56pm

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, admission is free. Courtesy photo

Tubas. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Nothing says Christmas quite like the sound of a choir performing carols.

This choir happens to be composed of tubas and euphoniums and is performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. There is no admission charge.

The group came together in 2002, and has played at various venues throughout Los Alamos every holiday season since then.

Mountain Choir Sings Carols Downtown Dec. 14

on December 10, 2017 - 7:07am
MOUNTAIN CHOIR News:

The Mountain School Choir, which recently sang with the Los Alamos High School choir at the Municipal Building for the Holiday Tree Lighting, is performing Christmas Carols beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the downtown post office on Central Ave.

The choir will walk down the street singing in front of businesses, cross the road and sing in CB FOX, walk on that side of the street and will finish will a few songs in Starbucks.

Mountain Choir invites the community to come downtown Thursday evening to hear the students and enjoy the holiday season with singing!

Interfaith Christmas Concert Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:55pm
Booklynn with her violin. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
An Interfaith Christmas Concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Mormon Church at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 
 
This free event will have musical numbers from members of White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Performances include a variety of instruments, including piano, cello, ukulele and a bell choir. There also will be soloist and singing performances and opportunities for the audience to sing some classic Christmas music. The performers vary in age from 9 years to adults. Families and children are encouraged to attend. 

Shashi Light Charles Performs At Library Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
Shashi Light Charles. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Shashi Light Charles will play and sing a free concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Her program will include holiday songs and some original work, all presented in her unique jazz-folk fusion style.
 
Charles fell in love with music at an early age, which beckoned her into singing (badly but passionately) and plinking on the piano and plucking on the guitar.

LAHS Orchestra Concert Packs UNM-LA

on December 7, 2017 - 9:06pm

The Los Alamos High School orchestras and Los Alamos youth orchestra are performing in concert this evening at UNM-Los Alamos because Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovations. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Los Alamos Community Winds Performs Dec. 9

on December 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds concert poster. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds would like to invite everyone to a celebration of the holiday season with their seventh Annual Holiday Prism concert. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9 at Crossroads Bible Church.

An collection of holiday favorites will be performed by the Community Winds, small instrumental ensembles and soloist, with a special vocal appearance by Rene LeClaire.

The Prism Concert format allows smaller groups of musicians to perform pieces that showcase their instrument’s best qualities.

Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Exclusive Performances Inside A Glacier + Lava Tunnel

on December 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Into The Glacier. Photo by Juliette Rowland
 

The Lava Tunnel Raufarhólshellir. Courtesy photo
MUSIC News:
 
Iceland’s Secret Solstice, the bucket-list music festival held during 96 hours of straight sunlight in Reykjavik from June 21-24, 2018 announces the return of their signature side events, Into The Glacier and The Lava Tunnel for their fifth edition with tickets on sale at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Thursday, Dec. 7.
 
Combining a world-class music festival with the many one of a kind attractions that the land of fire and ice has to offer, Secret Solstice will once again prove why it

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