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Art in Public Places Board Meets June 13

on May 25, 2013 - 6:34am

'Grandmother's Joy' created in 1998 by Fritz White is on display in front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LAC

APP News:

The Art in Public Places June meeting has changed from Thursday, June 27 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Mesa Public Library.

The meeting is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.


Taos School of Music Concerts Are Family Affordable

on May 25, 2013 - 6:25am

Staff Report:

The Borremeo String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and the Shanghai Quartet – all internationally-sought artists commanding the world’s top venues – are guest artists on the 2013 summer schedule at Taos School of Music.

In addition, renowned pianists Robert McDonald and Thomas Sauer, as well as violist Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarnari String Quartet, also will perform during the June 16 - Aug. 4 season.

Best of all, tickets to these superb concerts are affordable, at $20 per adult and $10 for children under 16, so the entire family can enjoy a memorable


Hannemann's Music Corner: What About Music? (Part 1)

on May 24, 2013 - 6:16am
Hannemann's Music Corner: What About Music? (Part 1)
I've been attending the final concerts of the school bands and orchestras and it has been a real treat.
We grow some very talented kids here. More importantly, we encourage kids to develop their own talents. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding and the musical pudding our kids have been cooking up is very sweet indeed.
Somewhere along the line, one wonders, "gee, if I knew then what I know now, what would I change?" For me, the answer is simple – I would put as much time into my clarinet as I put into

Inspirational Concert Fills IHM Church

on May 23, 2013 - 12:19pm

Community members begin to find seats for Sunday's concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church, which raised funds for the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Performing 'Memorare' are from left, David Moore, John Machuzak, Randy Erickson, Rene LeClaire, Julie Habiger, Viera Moore, Adrienne Borrego, Claudine Kasunic, Laura Erickson, Cathy Morzinski and Ruth Doyle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Mezzo Soprano Julie Habiger performs 'Blessings' as her husband Kerry, left, and son Andrew listen during Sunday's benefit concert

Janet Davidson Brings ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore,' to Los Alamos

on May 23, 2013 - 6:59am
Producer and director Janet Davidson performing as Gingy in 'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The role played by clothing in most women’s lives cannot be overestimated.

From Brownie uniforms to prom outfits, little black dresses, spike heels, Grateful Dead t-shirts, pedal pushers, tube tops and wedding gowns, women’s memories are tied up with what they were wearing at the time.

And then there’s “the purse,” that ubiquitous accessory with which women seem to have a love/hate relationship.

Clothing is the hook on which the lives of


'Bomb' Author Speaks Thursday at Mesa Library

on May 22, 2013 - 1:43pm
Steve Sheinkin, author of 'Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon' is Thursday's Authors Speak featured guest. Courtesy photo


A 20-something spy, an incredible scientific discovery, and a race that spanned three continents – these are just some of the pieces of the story behind the atomic bomb.

Steve Sheinkin captures this amazing tale in his young adult book, “Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.”

The book reveals the details of a German chemist who discovered a uranium atom could split in two when


The Red Elvises Bring the Party to Los Alamos

on May 22, 2013 - 1:34pm

The Red Elvises during their 2012 World Tour. Courtesy photo


Igor and the Red Elvises, “your favorite band,” will perform in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Ashley Pond.

You don’t get this “favorite bandthing? I had a hard time with it when they told me they were my favorite band, after hearing only one song. That was about eight years ago. “You’re not my favorite band!,” I said. The Rolling Stones, the White Stripes and any band with Ray Wylie Hubbard or Delbert McClinton or Levon Helm in it were my favorites at that time.


Internationally Acclaimed Author Anchee Min Shares Life With Los Alamos Audience

on May 21, 2013 - 9:47am

Author Anchee Min speaks at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday about her life and struggles as an immigrant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Rotary Club President-Elect Jim Nesmith introduces his longtime friend Anchee Min. His daughter Laura Nesmith looks on at left Sunday at the Reel Deal Theater. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Local community members gathered at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday night to hear internationally bestselling author Anchee Min speak about her courageous life in China and America.

In 1994, Min made her literary debut with Red

'Star Trek: Into Darkness' a Great Summer Adventure

on May 21, 2013 - 8:58am

Movie Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

Some movies just fit the bill for the perfect summer blockbuster.

They are as refreshing as a soda on a hot day, as thrilling as an approaching three-month break from school and as fun as that first jump into the pool. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” fits solidly into this description.

This movie jets you, at warp speed, on a wonderful tour of the galaxy. You get to travel to planets that are lush in scarlet forests or observe Earth’s future sleek and glossy cities. Even the bowels of the starship Enterprise are beautiful. Everything is a visual delight.


Bazan Plays Local Living Room Concert May 26

on May 21, 2013 - 8:13am
David Bazan plays the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

David Bazan, an indie singer-songwriter from Seattle, is touring around the country playing in individuals’ living rooms. Bazan will give one of these intimate concerts at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26 in Los Alamos.

Bazan will play for about an hour and a half, stopping between songs for questions. This is a great opportunity to talk to the artist directly about his music. Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

Once tickets