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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

Meow Wolf​ ​And Xsplit: ​Galaga ​World​ Championship

on December 15, 2017 - 9:47am
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Nationally-renowned arts and entertainment group Meow Wolf announces its first annual live streamed video gaming event, SCORE WARS, kicking off with a Galaga World Championship that will bring together the best Galaga players on the planet for an epic four-day throwdown to smash world records and crown a new world champ. 

SCORE WARS: Galaga World Championship launches Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe—home to THEA-Award winning phenomenal immersive arts experience House of Eternal Return.
 
All of the action will be

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.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 15, 2017 - 7:27am

In And Around Town: Dec 16

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm
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.​​​​​​​
 
SATURDAY, Dec. 16
LAHS Olion's 'It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!'
Join the LAHS Olions for its 2017 winter show: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!" This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live "radio show" based on the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." There will be fun voices, noises, and silliness, making the show perfect for the whole family! It will show at 7 p.m.

Scenes From UbiQD’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

on December 14, 2017 - 9:58am

UbiQD Vice President Matthew Bergren, left, and UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel style it at the company's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Tuesday evening at UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel, who is married to UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel attends Tuesday's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party with the couple's baby boy Duncan McDaniel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UbiQD Director of Applied Physics Nikolay Makarov is clearly a strong contender for the ugliest sweater award. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

These cheerful

Avaya: Setting NORAD Santa Tracking World Record

on December 14, 2017 - 9:47am
NORAD News:
 
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Avaya is preparing its industry-leading Avaya Customer Engagement technology to help set a new record at the 62nd annual NORAD Tracks Santa, scheduled to start Dec. 24 and end Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
 
During the 23-hour period in 2016, more than 1,400 hotline volunteers answered a record 154,192 calls (1.8 calls per second) to the NORAD Tracks Santa 1-877 HI-NORAD hotline.
 
The mission critical Avaya Customer Engagement technology, which supports the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base in

Olions ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

on December 14, 2017 - 7:32am
The cast of 'It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play' on stage Dec. 8. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

George Bailey Donald Poston) and Mary Bailey (Rebekah Harkey). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Foleys (sound effects people) make some noise. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

As winter closes in, the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” is sure to warm your heart. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know the story.

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.

LAHS Winter Dance Show Dec. 18

on December 12, 2017 - 11:42am
In this year's Winter Dance Show, Los Alamos High School students will present Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, Hip-Hop and Modern at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Admission is free. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo

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.

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
 
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
 
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘The Star’

on December 11, 2017 - 8:43am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“The Star” is an animated feature film telling the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of animals. It is a lovely film with compelling animal characters and an uplifting message. For those who would enjoy a new perspective on the first chapter of “the greatest story ever told”, this is a film for you.
 
The film is co-produced by Affirm Films, Sony Pictures’ arm for movies that tell wholesome stories, often on faith topics.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Wonder

on December 10, 2017 - 3:18pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Wonder” can be a chosen attitude toward life. It is also the name of a new movie about a 5th grader in New York City who is going to school for the first time.

The 5th grader is August Pullman who was born with a genetic defect called “Treacher Collins Syndrome” resulting in his having a disfigured face. He has been home schooled for years, but now, his parents feel, it is time he went to school with other kids and learned to deal with the real world.

Auggie realizes that kids will recoil at the sight of his face. Yet he hopes for better.

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.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 7, 2017 - 2:43pm

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

PAC 8 TV Schedule Dec. 8 - 21

on December 7, 2017 - 7:20am
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of December:
 
Friday, Dec. 8
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 12-05-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – How Los Alamos Became a Ranch School
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, Dec. 10
  • 06:00 AM

Coro De Camara Performs ‘Deck The Hall’ Concerts

on December 7, 2017 - 7:16am

Coro de Camara presents ‘Deck the Hall’ Dec. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos and Dec. 17 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

​COMMUNITY News:

Coro de Cámara presents “Deck the Hall”, a merry concert of holiday favorites and offers a free, 30-minute preview performance at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Santa’s arrival at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Full concert performances:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road;
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave.; and
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

LA MainStreet Light Parade Draws Record Crowd

on December 6, 2017 - 9:02am
Los Alamos MainStreet 2017 Holiday Lights Parade draws massive crowd Saturday night to Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
The Hill Stompers Street Band in its 18th appearance leads the parade down Central Avenue. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
 
Los Alamos MainStreet wishes to thank the local businesses and organizations that participated in the annual 2017 Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, and the volunteers and sponsors who made it possible.
 
“It was our most well-attended Light Parade!” MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox said.

Despicable Me 3 Dive-In Movie Dec. 8

on December 5, 2017 - 8:29am

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