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In And Around Town: July 28

on July 28, 2017 - 9:22am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

​SATURDAY, July 29

Summer Blockbusters Series
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos continues its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series with a viewing of the film "Kubo and the Two Strings" at 7 p.m. Admission for the movie is free and so is the popcorn. To have dinner at 6 p.m. before the movie, contact Rev. John at revjohn@uulosalamos.org or visit facebook.com/uulosalamos for details.

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

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

Letter To The Editor: Can't Get Better Than This!

on July 26, 2017 - 4:08am
By ZENA THOMAS
Los Alamos
 
Wow, I think every country, waltz, and swing dancer was on the dance floor Friday night.
 
What a wonderful evening listening and dancing to Mike Heame, Jimmy Stadler and Shake Russel at the Friday night concert.
 
I just want to thank the county, the concert supporters, and the concert organizers for providing a safe, beautiful venue for our families.
 
Can't get better than this!

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

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

Tickets Available For Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks Performing At Bandelier National Monument Sept. 30

on July 24, 2017 - 9:56am

Courtesy/Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera

OPERA News:

Live long and prosper! For the 6th year, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is presenting Opera on the Rocks Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bandelier National Monument, National Public Lands Day.

This year features scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio with a new adaptation that moves it into the future to a universe that looks a lot like Star Trek.

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

MUSIC News:

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

Los Alamos High School Students Attend Preview Of Santa Fe Opera’s The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs

on July 23, 2017 - 9:10am

Los Alamos High School students attend the preview performance Thurday of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at the Santa Fe Opera. Courtesy photo

LAHS students listen to a discussion by librettist Mark Campbell. Courtesy photo

LAHS / SFO News:

Catherine Puranananda’s AP Literature and Composition classes at Los Alamos High School had the privilege Thursday evening of attending a preview performance of Santa Fe Opera’s world premier of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

Puranananda’s classes worked with Santa Fe Opera over the course of the school year.

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/ladailypost.com

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

Happy dancers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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

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

Taking a snack

Opera And Rainbows

on July 22, 2017 - 7:48am

A pre-opera shower and rainbow show delighted patrons Friday evening before the performance of Lucia de Lammermoor. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

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
 
By RUSS GORDON
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​
 

By CARL NEWTON
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.

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
 
MUSIC News:
 
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

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
MUSIC News:
 
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

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
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/ladailypost.com
 
Three dancers rock to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Cowgirl at the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tractor Brewing serves up suds at ScienceFest.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Bath Tub Row Brewing was on hand at the beer garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Listeners enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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/ladailypost.com

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

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

The audience boogies to the Peterson Brothers Band.

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
10am-3pm

FREE admission

MAIN GATE PARK FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOTH & PHOTO OPP
Main Gate Park
9am-2pm

ASHLEY POND PARK

Summer Concert: Peterson Brothers Band Tonight

on July 14, 2017 - 3:03pm
 
By RUSS GORDON
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 (www.gordonssummerconcertseries.com.) 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 www.losalamossciencefestival.com for info. Check out www.petersonbrothersband.com and www.youtube.com to listen and read about the Brothers.

Next

ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage
7-10pm

FREE admission

 
FULLER LODGE LAWN FAMILY CAMP OUT
Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
7pm-7am
FREE admission

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

Santa Fe Opera: Lucia’s Ecstasy, Agony, Brokenness And Transcendence

on July 14, 2017 - 4:46am
Lucia (Brenda Rae) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Enrico Ashton (Zachary Nelson) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus.  Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The opening weekend of the Santa Fe Opera followed the ridiculous Die Fledermaus on Saturday night with the sublime bel canto seria Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti directed by Ron Daniels. Daniels had never seen Lucia before the task of directing it was presented to him. He proved more than worthy of the challenge.

Daniels’ modus operandi is to study the

Peterson Brothers Band Plays Ashley Pond Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 5:13pm

The Peterson Brothers Band performs Texas blues rock at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

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