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Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On San Ildefonso

on January 15, 2018 - 7:20am

Daily Postcard: Mule deer spotted nibbling grass Saturday near the soccer fields on San Ildefonso Road. The mule deer gets its name from its overly large ears. Photo by Thomas Swertfeger

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

Scenes From Hike Above Rendija Canyon

on January 14, 2018 - 6:24am

Scene from a recent hike above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Hiking above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Scenes From ‘On The Grid: Off The Grid’ Reception

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

Scene from the reception for ‘On the Grid: Off the Grid’ art quilt show Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Denise Seavey with her art quilt ‘Remember’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Quilter Carolyn Castaneda with her quilt ‘Escaped! Free at Last’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Visitors look at art quilts Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Carol Kleinsorge with her quilt ‘Moon Magic’. Photo by Katy Korkos 

Daily Postcard: Sunset Paints Sky With Radiant Glow

on January 14, 2018 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: The sunset paints the sky in beautiful hues Friday above Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Suburban Slugfest: ‘God Of Carnage’ Opens At LALT

on January 13, 2018 - 8:19am
Veronica (Tami Martinson) and Michael (Larry Gibbons) clean up a messy situation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Annete (Katrina Koehler), left, and Veronica (Tami Martinson) share a laugh at their husbands' expense. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Tony award winning “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza opened Friday night at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

“God of Carnage” presents us with four dislikable protagonists behaving badly.

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Better Call Saul' To Film Its Fourth Season In New Mexico

on January 13, 2018 - 8:11am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Thursday that the television series "Better Call Saul", produced by Sony Pictures Television and starring Golden Globe Nominee and SAG Nominee Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad," "The Post"), will begin principal photography in Albuquerque.
 
"We're proud to welcome this incredible production team back for a fourth season of 'Better Call Saul,'" New Mexico Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis said.

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On Alabama Avenue

on January 13, 2018 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: A very gentle and shy old mule deer is spotted this week on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Art Quilts On Display At Mesa Public Library

on January 12, 2018 - 7:32am

Ann Anastasio hangs the quilt ‘Tangled Web’ by Mary Olivea in the On the Grid: Off the Grid show on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

LIBRARY News:

Young viewers enjoy the quilt ‘From the Back Portal’ by Mary Jo Stipe in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library on Thursday. Photo by Katy Korkos

A new exhibition entitled “On the Grid: Off the Grid” has been installed in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, courtesy of the Art Quilt Group of the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild.

More than 20 artists from all over Northern New

Acting Workshops From London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art

on January 12, 2018 - 6:20am
Rodney Cottier
 
ISC News:
 
International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is welcoming Rodney Cottier, Head of Drama at London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, back to Santa Fe.

Cottier was in Santa Fe during First Folio February 2016 and all of his workshops were sold out and received standing ovations, so register early. Actors and observers are all welcome.
 
This Shakespeare acting master class is interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun!

Daily Postcard: Ojo Caliente Hike

on January 12, 2018 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: Hiking recently near Ojo Caliente. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Little Theatre Play Reading 'The Dining Room' Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
 
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.  We will meet in the green room of the theatre located at 1670 Nector Street in Los Alamos.  
 
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to- do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions.

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.

In And Around Town: Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 7:01am
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.​​​​​​​
 
 
TUESDAY Jan. 16
 
Lunch With a Leader League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader will feature Denise Fort is 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. To order a lunch from the Co+op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster by Jan. 13 at 505.231.8286 or email her at kaskacayman@gmail.com
 
Diversity Week in Los Alamos with a special

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on January 11, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: A beautiful view of the sunrise Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Overlook

on January 10, 2018 - 7:11am
Daily Postcard: Sunrise Tuesday from Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Marc Bailey

Talk On Embroidering Within Boundaries Jan. 28

on January 9, 2018 - 9:03am
TSF News:
 
TEXTILIANS OF SANTA FE, an unofficial group of textile lovers, makers and collectors, is sponsoring an upcoming talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 by Mary Littrell about her recently published book, co-authored with Rangina Hamidi, Embroidering within Boundaries.
 
The talk is open to the public, and at the Wheelwright Museum Library Building, at 704 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, with a small $5 entry fee, to help defray expenses.
 
Mary Littrell, Professor and Department Head Emerita of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University, will talk about how the revival of

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Valles Caldera

on January 9, 2018 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls on the Valles Caldera. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Hiking Pueblo Canyon

on January 8, 2018 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Hiking over the holidays above Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Atravesada: Poetry Of The Border Performance Jan. 18-28

on January 7, 2018 - 9:44am
 
TP News:
 
Atravesada: Poetry of the Border performance is 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Atravesada is part of Teatro Paraguas’ annual Poesía Viva – living poetry – series. It explores the physical and political U.S.-Mexico border and also the Borderlands of the Self. Woven with corridos and other music of the frontera (the borderlands), Atravesada has plenty of humor – but also offers an unflinching portrait of the border as “una herida abierta.”
 
Atravesada is enacted poetry performed as a mix of solo

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.

Daily Postcard: Scene From Anderson Overlook

on January 7, 2018 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Scene Saturday morning from Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Daily Postcard: Narrows Of Frijoles Canyon

on January 6, 2018 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: The landscape in park canyons at Bandelier National Monument has changed dramatically like this area in the Narrows of Frijoles Canyon where the trail used to climb steps on the left side of the canyon. The steps and trail were removed by floods and now hikers must follow the creek under this huge boulder. Photo by Sally King

Colorful Fish Spotted At Los Alamos Medical Center

on January 5, 2018 - 7:08am

A school of colorful fish are spotted looking all happy Thursday afternoon in a hallway at Los Alamos Medical Center. It turns out the fish were created by students in Mrs. Mitsunaga's art class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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