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On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Pub Crawl Through Downtown Los Alamos June 1

on May 23, 2017 - 7:41am

HILL STOMPERS News:

The Hill Stompers Band will lead a family-friendly pub crawl through downtown Los Alamos Thursday, June 1. Jeff Favorite, leader of the Hill Stompers, says that this is, as far as he knows, the first-ever Los Alamos pub crawl to be led by a live band.

“People ask me, ‘What, you’re going to both bars?,’” Favorite said. “But there are actually seven or eight bars downtown now.”

The Hill Stompers Band is known for crazy antics, fun performances, and exciting music in Los Alamos and Santa Fe (as well as Durango and Telluride, Colo.). The band has led a Mardi Gras Pub

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Sun & Suds Draw Crowd To Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash

on May 21, 2017 - 4:45pm
George Hrbek enjoys a craft beer at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash Saturday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. The event was co-sponsored by the Brewpub and Bathtub Row Brewing Coop. More than 36 craft beers were available at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Hot dogs and burgers were the fare at Saturday's Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A happy face during the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Zoltan and the Fortunetellers entertain the crowd.

Crowd Packs First Summer Concert Of 2017

on May 21, 2017 - 7:48am

The audience filled the ground floor of Fuller Lodge and the rafters to hear jazz music Friday at the first show of the 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Fuller Lodge was packed to the rafters Friday night with community members checking out the Los Alamos Middle School Big Jazz Band.

The show kicked off this year's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock, was moved indoors due to the weather.

The middle school jazz band's performance was followed

Griggs: Dateline – 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest

on May 20, 2017 - 8:39am
The ‘Cream of the Crop’ features three little girls singing the chorus on songs for J. Monque’D and his band in the Blues tent. Photo by David Griggs
 
Amedee Frederick VI, 5, plays guitar next to his father, Amedee V at the 2017 Jazz Fest in New Orleans. This is another strong Louisiana musical family. His sister Victoria is the girl on the left in ‘Cream of the Crop’, and their grandfather, Amedee IV, was in the audience. Photo by David Griggs
 
By DAVID GRIGGS
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
An estimated 425,000 fans packed the fairgrounds for another memorable Jazz Fest

Los Alamos Choral Society Reaches End Of Era As Director Mary Badarak Retires

on May 19, 2017 - 5:11pm
Los Alamos Choral Society Director Mary Badarak. Courtesy photo
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

Los Alamos Choral Society will reach the end of an era on Memorial Day Weekend: Mary Badarak, director of Choral Society for more than a decade, is retiring.

Her last concert with Choral Society, “Popular Favorites from Broadway to Beatles to Badarak and Beyond,” is 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road, in Los Alamos.

Tickets to the Los Alamos concert, available at the door, are $15 for adults. Students may attend for free.

There will be a reception

Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash At Brewpub Saturday

on May 19, 2017 - 4:51pm

Los Alamos Summer Concert Moved To Fuller Lodge Tonight

on May 19, 2017 - 2:05pm
Chuchito Valdes. Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show at 7 p.m. tonight has been moved to Fuller Lodge. Promoter Russ Gordon wishes to give a special thanks to Dianne Marquez at the County's Park and Recreation Department.  Still a free show starring Cuba's piano jazz maetro, Chuchito Valdes.

This week's concert performer is Afro-Cuban  piano maestro, Chuchito Valdes. The band is a trio and they’re world renowned as masters of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco. They play Cuban dance music and jazz.

Valdes grew up in

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Coro de Cámera Presents ‘Rhapsody’ This Weekend

on May 19, 2017 - 5:48am
A string quartet and a pianist will be joining Coro de Cámara in concert this weekend, From left Brian Newnam, pianist Nathan Salazar, Dana Winograd, Kay Newnam, and Ari Le. Courtesy photo
 

By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

This weekend, Los Alamos and Santa Fe audiences will have a chance to experience the music of Antonín Leopold Dvořák performed in Czech.

Coro de Cámara’s “Rhapsody,” a concert featuring works by Dvořák, Brahms, and Fauré, will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart Chapel in Santa Fe, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos, and at 3 p.m.

AMP Concerts Launches New Mexico Culture Squared

on May 14, 2017 - 5:46am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2) is a multi-year NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) project to build and manage partnerships between DCA institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the impact, effectiveness, attendance, and visitor experience of exhibitions and programs of DCA entities.
 
Under the management of AMP Concerts, NMC2 will create programs in collaboration with State Historic Sites, DCA Museums, and various cultural organizations with the goal of increasing public programs statewide and promoting New Mexico as a destination for arts

Coro de Cámara Presents ‘Rhapsody’ May 20-21

on May 11, 2017 - 9:19pm

Pianist Nate Salazar, second from left, and the string quartet who will accompany the chorus during the ‘Rhapsody’ concert May 20-21 in Los Alamos. From left, violist Brian Newnam, Salazar, cellist Dana Winograd, violinist Kay Newnam and violinist Ari Le. Courtesy photo

 

Coro de Camara News:
 
The Coro de Cámara 2016-2017 Season continues with the “Rhapsody”concert:
  • Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road; and 
  • Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N. Sage St.

Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of

Santa Fe Opera Announces 2018 Season

on May 11, 2017 - 7:32am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, who also is a musician, joined Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay during Tuesday's announcment of the 2018 Opera Season. Photo by Carl Newton

 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

On Tuesday the Santa Fe Opera presented its 2018 season to an audience of opera supporters. Company premieres include Bernstein's Candide June 29, 2018 and John Adams' Dr. Atomic July 14, 2018. Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen in a new production, and two revivals round out the season.

SFCC Choirs Spring Concert May 13

on May 8, 2017 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
 
The Santa Fe Community College Choirs Spring Concert is 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
SFCC's Chamber Choir and Chorus present their spring concert featuring a variety of music, spanning the globe and the ages.
 
For more information, contact SFCC’s School of Art, Design and Media Arts at 505.428.1731.

In And Around Town: May 22

on May 4, 2017 - 4:56pm

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.

MONDAY, May 22

Chapter AK, P.E.O. Meeting

Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m., in the home of hostess Joann Brown, 1722 18th St. in Los Alamos. Katie Brousseau is the co-hostess. State convention reports by AK delegates constitutes the program. RSVP to Joann at 662-3501.

FRIDAY, MAY 26

Buddhist Meditation

​A Buddhist Meditation will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band

on May 4, 2017 - 9:23am

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus directs the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band in the National Anthem Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

LAAC: Upcoming Brown Bag Concert Canceled

on May 2, 2017 - 5:41am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag presentation of the Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quintet concert has been canceled.

The performance is rescheduled for June 7.

Gerry Carthy & Friends To Perform Wednesday

on May 1, 2017 - 10:19am

Letter To The Editor: In Memory Of Jane Gerhart

on April 30, 2017 - 6:24am

By LINDA GOFORTH
Los Alamos

I  know that we thanked Mrs. Gerhart every time she led one of our young family members in band at the Los Alamos Middle School and with her serious business demeanor and greatly loving heart stood for the many years that we had a child or grandchild studying her direction.

She would show them that they, the kids, were being taken seriously by the people before them, ready and full of anticipation of what they had accomplished.

Classical Music World: Concert Surprises

on April 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Rising star Natasha Paremski will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in the Smith Auditorium ... and her program is spectacular! Courtesy photo
 
Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director
 
The Show Must Go On
 
Presenting a classical concert series always comes with surprises. The Los Alamos Concert Association is dealing with a surprise right now, namely an artist who will not be performing.
 

Pianist Ingrid Fliter has regretfully canceled her May 7 appearance, the final concert of our season.

LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale: 'Night Songs' This Weekend

on April 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will cap its 39th season with performances on April 29 in Santa Fe and April 30 in Los Alamos with Night Songs. This concert features works inspired by the night … of lovers finding their heart’s desire or heartbreak … of being enveloped by twinkling stars, lush scents and reflection. At the Los Alamos concert, graduating seniors who are winners of the chorale’s Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship will be announced.

The centerpiece of the performance will be Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore,” 

Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

Promoter Russ Gordon Announces Final Summer Concert Season

on April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
This Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is the final one for Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is the 28th and final one for concert promoter Russ Gordon. He’s gotten a job offer he can’t refuse.

“We love babysitting our three grandchildren and our grand nieces and nephews,” Gordon said. “Those kids are way too much fun.”

Daughter Annie Rose and her family live in Seattle and Russ and his wife, Deborah Gordon, will be moving there next spring.

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