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Live Entertainment To Accompany Tapas And Wine At Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
LAHS student Jenna Espinoza (front row, right) will perform a type of folk dance from Spain called Sevillanas, which is similar to Flamenco. Courtesy photo
 
Ryan Finn and the other members of his jazz quartet will perform Oct. 14 during Taste of Knowledge. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
On the evening of Oct, 14, the old De Colores restaurant will be transformed into a Spanish scene for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge.
 
Event-goers will be treated to scrumptious Spanish tapas prepared by Pig+Fig and boutique wines to complement each

Heinrich Statement On Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

on October 2, 2017 - 8:05am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) made the following statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., where some 50 people are dead and 200 injured.

“I'm sickened by the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We are all keeping everyone impacted by this act of domestic terrorism and those working on the front lines in our thoughts.” Heinrich said. “These incomprehensible acts of violence have become far too common, yet each one is no less tragic or heartbreaking. Every life lost to gun violence is a tragedy.

Scenes From Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks

on October 2, 2017 - 5:39am
Attendees of Opera on the Rocks wearing rain gear and sitting under umbrellas, grey skies and light rain but not dampened spirits as Opera Alta performs scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Saturday at Bandelier. Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Bandelier National Monument and Opera Alta in the scenic amphitheater at Bandelier’s Juniper Campground, the performance coincided with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. Photo by Norman Doggett

Opera Alta's singers in the new adaptation of The Abduction from the

LALO Auditions For ‘Guys And Dolls’ Oct. 5-8

on October 1, 2017 - 9:18am

LIGHT OPERA News:

Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz.

Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Auditions are 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 4-7 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Callbacks are 7 p.m.

Santa Fe Opera Names Gayletha Nichols New Director Designate Of Apprentice Program For Singers

on October 1, 2017 - 6:55am
Gayletha Nichols
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE  General Director Charles MacKay announced Tuesday that Gayletha Nichols, executive director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and member of Santa Fe Opera’s teaching staff during the last two seasons, is the new director designate of the Apprentice Program for Singers.
 
Nichols will accompany Santa Fe Opera’s Head of Music, Robert Tweten, on next month’s audition tour.

Jazz Show At The Tub In Central Park Square Saturday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:06am

ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River Oct. 3

on September 26, 2017 - 5:56am
The string quartet ETHEL. Courtesy/Erin Patrice O’Brien

Robert Mirabal. Courtesy/CurryImages.com

 

LPAC News:
 
Daring string quartet ETHEL and Grammy-winning flute musician Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo join forces for a cross-cultural concert inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth.
 
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Tickets are $25-$45 and available at Lensic.org, TicketsSantaFe.org, 505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic.
 
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Scenes From Russ Gordon Luncheon At Senior Center

on September 10, 2017 - 6:47am

Concert promoter Russ Gordon, left, speaks with Los Alamos Hillstrummers musicians at a special lunch held in his honor Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center as his retires after 28 years. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd gathers for a tribute lunch for Russ Gordon Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to thank him as his retires after 28 years of bringing music to the community. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Hillstrummers perform for Russ Gordon at a special lunch Friday. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Russ Gordon greeting friends.

Fans Make A Fuss About Russ At His Final Concert

on September 9, 2017 - 6:53am
A huge crowd turned out Friday night to bid farewell to concert promoter Russ Gordon at his final concert and the final Summer Concert of the season. Gorden is retiring after 28 years of providing great music to Los Alamos every summer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Daughter Annie Rose surprised her parents by flying in from Seattle for Friday's final concert. She gets a hug from her mom Deborah Gordon as her dad, Russ Gordon is at left. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Russ Gordon holds aloft the Los Alamos County Council proclamation declaring Sept.

Russ Gordon’s Final Summer Concert Tonight!

on September 8, 2017 - 8:13am

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, performs Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

 

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in the final Los Alamos County Summer Concert of the season and producer Russ Gordon's last show as he retires after 28 years!

The free concert is a joint presentation the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Concert Association.

“Russ Gordon, the summer concert impresario and I have been trying to figure out how to collaborate for several years,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin

Los Alamos County Council Honors Russ Gordon

on September 6, 2017 - 6:13pm

Councilor Antonio Maggiore, center, presents a proclamation to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series organizer Russ Gordon who accepted it together with his wife Deborah, son Abe and his girlfriend Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY NEWS:

The Los Alamos County Council paid its respects to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Organizer Russ Gordon during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. After 28 years of providing concerts to the community, Gordon is retiring and Friday will be his final concert.

Councilor Antonio

Scenes From Hilltopper Band At Friday Night Game

on September 3, 2017 - 7:22am

The Hilltopper Marching Band provides halftime entertainment the Friday night Football Game at Sullivan Field. At 96 members, the band performs an impressive show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Part of the brass section playing in the half time show in Friday night’s football game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Band director Zane Meek speaks with the band after the show. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Friday Concert With The Paladins

on September 3, 2017 - 6:03am
Paladins lead guitarist Dave Gonzalez plays a hot lick Friday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Bass player Thomas Yearsley's got rhythm. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local rocker DK Warner, right, thanks promoter Russ Gordon for bringing his favorite band to Ashley Pond Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
DK Warner loves the Paladins so much he even has a Dave Gonzalez tattoo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Dave Gonzalez goes all out at the end of a number. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

The Paladins Play The Pond At 7 p.m. Today!

on September 1, 2017 - 6:15pm
The Paladins play the pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Promoter

At 7 p.m. today, we’ll be at Ashley Pond and the show is free and you should bring your own chairs and maybe an umbrella.

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be Smith’s Marketplace Night. Our band is the great San Diego act, The Paladins (www.paladinsband.com, www.rockabilly.net/paladins and, you can hear lots of their music on www.youtube.com.)

The Los Angeles Times say the Paladins are “…one of the most powerful roots-rocking groups in the nation.

Mexican Brass To Play At The Pond Sept. 8

on August 29, 2017 - 7:46am

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, performs Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

 

LACA News:

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park in the final “Gordon’s Concert” of the season.

The free concert is a joint presentation the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Concert Association.

“Russ Gordon, the summer concert impresario and I have been trying to figure out how to collaborate for several years,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin said.

Serena Birnbaum Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

on August 29, 2017 - 6:49am
Serena Birnbaum earned her Girl Scout Gold Award and her project was to build risers in the choir room at LAHS. Courtesy photo

Serena Birnbaum
COMMUNITY News:
 
Los Alamos High School graduate Serena Birnbaum has received her Girl Scout Gold Award, which is equivalent to a Boy Scout Eagle achievement.
 
Her project envolved building a new set of permanent risers in the choir room at Los Alamos High School, which will benefit choir students for many years to come.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on August 26, 2017 - 8:03am
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys entertain the crowd Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Up and away. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Concert producer Russ Gordon and friends. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tiny dancer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Crowd enjoys the music. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Toro, Toro! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kathy and Stephen Boerigter comissioned this painting by Sasha Scully to help support the Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Play Pond Tonight

on August 25, 2017 - 8:00am
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys play Ashley Pond Park at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Producer

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is winding down for 2017. Our last three acts are Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys playing this Friday at Ashley Pond Park, Aug. 25 followed by the ‘80s and ‘90s rock band, The Paladins, Sept. 1 and we finish up the year Sept. 8 with Metales M5 - The Mexican Brass.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys were formed in an Anaheim, Calif.

Community Invited To Help ‘Make A Fuss Over Russ’ During Musical Memories Day-long Celebration

on August 24, 2017 - 7:43pm

‘Russ Gordon Day’ is Friday, Sept. 8 to honor Los Alamos Summer Concert Promoter Russ Gordon shown here during a visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County invites residents to join the County Council and Community Services Department (CSD) in honoring long-time concert producer Russ Gordon for “Russ Gordon Day” Friday, Sept. 8. Gordon is being recognized for his thousands of hours and 28 years of service dedicated to bringing great musical acts to Los Alamos.

LA Arts Council Kicks Off Brown Bag Season Sept. 6

on August 24, 2017 - 4:51pm

Bethany Filer

LAAC News:

The first of the monthly Brown Bag Performances, presented noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 6 at Fuller Lodge, will feature soprano singer Bethany Filer and internationally traveled pianist Nathan Salazar.

The program will present the Romantic Era music of Bellini, Liszt, Schubert, Johann Straus, and Claude Debussy, as well the contemporary music of Ned Rorem. All Brown Bag Series performances are free to the public and bringing your lunch-to-munch during the performance is encouraged.

Enjoy Out-Of-This-World Experience At Outdoor Performance Of Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier

on August 22, 2017 - 4:50pm

COUNTY News:

Take a trip into space and dress the part this fall in Los Alamos. Back for its sixth year, the highly anticipated Opera on the Rocks at Bandelier National Monument will take the audience on an extraordinary galactic trip this year, with the presentation of scenes from Mozart's comic opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, adapted to fit into a futuristic universe similar to that of Star Trek. To add to the fun, attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Trekkie gear.

Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Opera on the Rocks will

‘Big Foot BBQ & Blues Fest’ Jemez Springs Sept. 2

on August 21, 2017 - 3:13pm

Possible Big Foot sighting. Courtesy photo

VILLAGE OF JEMEZ SPRINGS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS—A new event in Jemez Springs is sure to stir up some enthusiasm over Labor Day weekend – the first ever Big Foot Barbecue and Blues Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Area resident Felix Nuñez originated the event. He has been fascinated with the idea of the elusive Bigfoot creature, following several unexplainable sounds he’s heard and documented in the Jemez Mountains over the years.

“Although I don’t want to hang my hat on Bigfoot’s existence, I think there’s been a lot of fascinating audio

Figuerido And Warren Wow Crowd At Friday Concert

on August 20, 2017 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos Summer Concert organizer Russ Gordon checks out Kandice Favorite's groovy shoes during the Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park, which featured Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group of concert goers enjoy the music Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs for the crowd Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Guitarist Diego Figuerido and Drummer Michael Warren jazz it up at Friday's concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Concert Association Unveils 72nd Season!

on August 20, 2017 - 5:33am

LACA's 72nd Season opens with Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/LACA

Wyndsync closes the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

 

LACA News:

One highlight among many in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 72nd season will be the unveiling of a renovation at the Association’s venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Built for the community by the Atomic Energy Commission in the early 1950s, the Smith Auditorium is the second largest concert venue in New Mexico.

Apprentice Singers Back On Main Stage Sunday Night

on August 19, 2017 - 9:57am
The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers. Photo by Robert Godwin
 
By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers will return to entertain us at 8 p.m. Sunday. Twenty-four of this year’s 44 apprentices appeared at least once in last Sunday’s program. Twenty-eight will appear at least once this Sunday, and eight will have performed in both programs.

Scenes for Sunday night’s program come from Stravinsky’s "The Rakes Progress", Verdi’s "Falstaff", Puccini’s "Edgar".and Massenet’s "Werthe"’. After the intermission there are scenes from Strauss’"‘Der

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