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Magic Show And Workshop At Senior Center Thursday

on July 17, 2019 - 5:57am
Professor Cheesecurdle
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Adults in the community are invited to a free magic show and workshop Thursday, July 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
Professor Cheesecurdle has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) since 1975. He also is a member of the highly respected Order of Merlin in the IMB association.
 
Lunch can be purchased for $10, if reservations are made by 10 a.m. Thursday. Members 60 and over can purchase lunch for $5.
 
Call 505.662.8920 for more information.

The Damn Band Performs At Summer Concert Friday

on July 17, 2019 - 5:53am
The Damn Band. Courtesy photo
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes The Damn Band for its debut performance Friday night in Los Alamos.
 
With a huge dose of R&B, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Pop as its driving force, The Damn Band is known as "The Party Band of the Southwest!”
 
The Damn Band has been rocking northern New Mexico for over a decade and has a musical background as diverse as the area they reside in.

NMFO: ‘Half Brothers’ Begins Filming In New Mexico

on July 15, 2019 - 6:46am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen has announced that the feature film “Half Brothers,” a moving comedy with heart in the vein of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Green Book” and “Rain Man,” is starting production today in New Mexico.
 
Based in Albuquerque, “Half Brothers” will film ithrough late August, shooting on locations in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Cedar Crest, Los Lunas and Hatch.
 
The movie will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers, and 300 background players.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: 2019 Season

on July 14, 2019 - 7:04am
SFCMF News:
 
SANTA FE — During its 2019 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs today, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19, offers a wide range of works performed by longtime Festival-audience favorites as well as acclaimed musicians making their Festival debuts.
 
It also presents three dynamic and intimate recitals that feature solo works for the violin and the piano as well as masterpieces of the piano-vocal repertoire.
 
Week 2 (Sunday, July 21–Saturday, July 27) comprises eight concerts held in St.

Summer Concert Openers Impress Crowd Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 4:29pm
These colorful umbrellas shaded the crowd at Friday's Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Youth Performance for the Chevel Shepherd Concert featured Gabriella Salazar, a 14-year-old native Taoseña who sings in both Spanish and English. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Dressed in their summer colors, these kids enjoy each other's company at Ashley Pond Park Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Gabriella Salazar and her band entertain the crowd Friday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J.

Scenes From Chevel Shepherd Concert Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 2:01pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd performed for an enormous crowd Friday night in the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The 17-year-old Country Western artist effectively proved why she won Season 15 of The Voice. The concert was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. The show was sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

It was a full house during the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

A concert of this magnitude calls for some special hair accessories!

Santa Fe Opera: Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ Begins Tonight

on July 13, 2019 - 10:07am

Rod Gilfry as Don Alfonso in the Santa Fe Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte. Photo by Ken Howard

SFO News:

SANTA FE — On Saturday, July 13, the Santa Fe Opera will present Mozart’s Così fan tutte in a new production directed by R. B. Schlather (making his company debut) and conducted by Music Director Harry Bicket.

“For years Così was dismissed as a minor Mozart work, but for me it is a masterpiece,” writes Bicket.

LALT Audition Notice For Tick, Tick… Boom!

on July 13, 2019 - 9:13am

The Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Auditions are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.

The rehearsal schedule will be determined after the show is cast.

Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe Playhouse And Ironweed Productions Present ‘The Elliot Trilogy’

on July 13, 2019 - 7:39am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
SANTA FE This fall, Teatro Paraguas, the Santa Fe Playhouse, and Ironweed Productions join forces —with a cast of 17 actors from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and beyond—to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' masterful epic, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe.
 
This powerful trilogy consists of Elliot: a Soldier’s Fugue, Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful, and The Happiest Song Plays Last.

Chevel Shepherd Draws Crowd To Summer Concert

on July 13, 2019 - 7:25am

A large crowd turns out to hear singer Chevel Shepherd at the Secret City Summer Concert Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Large Crowd Gathers For ScienceFest Concert At Pond

on July 12, 2019 - 7:24pm
A large crowd is gathered for the ScienceFest Concert underway at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Activities Schedule, Trolley And Parking Map

on July 12, 2019 - 6:29pm

ScienceFest Trolley and Parking Map. Courtesy/LACD

ScienceFest  News:

The community is welcome to attend ScienceFest fun, all weekend long, as Discovery Day kicks off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

You may have seen some fun promotional tickets, but organizers want to make sure everyone knows that the large event in Los Alamos downtown area is free, no ticket needed! A small number of activities require fees or pre-registration to participate. You can see the entire list at www.losalamossciencefestival.com/events.

This weekend includes a variety of food vendors, inflatables, photo booths,

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

on July 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Despite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs

On The Job In Los Alamos: Canopies For ScienceFest

on July 12, 2019 - 4:06pm

On the job in Los Alamos are crews setting up canopy boothes Thursday evening at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMFO: Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 9 & 10

on July 12, 2019 - 7:52am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Film Office will host its 7th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
 
This two-day conference is a chance to learn about the film industry from a wide variety of instructors.
 
The film industry is booming in New Mexico and conference attendees will have the opportunity to go to multiple training on one subject or to learn about a variety of topics.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on July 11, 2019 - 2:36pm

The Lensic Announces Three New National Theatre Live In HD Broadcasts In Santa Fe Beginning Oct. 28

on July 11, 2019 - 2:10pm
Rehearsal scene for National Theatre Live 2019: Present Laughter. Photo by Manuel Harlan
 
National Theatre Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Manuel Harlan
 

LENSIC News:  

 
SANTA FE — The Lensic announces three new National Theatre Live in HD broadcasts, all filmed live onstage in London and shown in high-definition video on The Lensic’s big screen.
 
National Theatre Live in HD: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Oct. 28, 2019, at 7 p.m.
$22 ($19 for Lensic members)
 
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors

In And Around Town: July 11, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 7:14am
 
 
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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
Tuesday July 9 through Sunday July 14
 
ScienceFest
Click here for the full events schedule and more.
 
THURSDAY July 11
 
"Play Reading of 'Mayor's Advisory Board' a Short Play
12:45 p.m. White Rock Senior Cente. A funny, free, short play reading. "Get ready for Mayor's Advisory Board," by Los Alamos Little Theatre veteran Jody Shepard. There's fun and confusion when an article appears in the local

ScienceFest Activities Through Sunday July 14

on July 10, 2019 - 5:14pm

A chemistry experiment from the American Chemical Society was on display Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

Stilt walkers and hoolahoopers get active Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

A couple takes a selfie with the fractal hot air balloon, Infinitude, from The Fractal Foundation provided Tuesday as part of the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

 

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesday’s ScienceFest Kickoff

Newton: Encore Of Blakeley’s Gem Is A Wonderful Gift

on July 10, 2019 - 3:57pm

Ilker Arcayürek (Nadir) and Corinne Winters (Leïla) with the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Curtis Brown/Santa Fe Opera, 2019

Corinne Winters (Leïla). Photo by Curtis Brown/Santa Fe Opera, 2019

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The late British born Lee Blakeley was fortunate to have outstanding mentors like Sir David McVicar. His Santa Fe Opera debut was the 2010 production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.

He had made a much deserved following by introducing European audiences to the works of Stephen Sondheim.

He followed his SFO debut with productions of “The Pearl Fishers,” “The Grand Duchesse

The Met: Live In HD 2019-2020 Season

on July 10, 2019 - 10:34am
Christine Goerke in Turandot. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera at Lensic
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic and the Santa Fe Opera are proud to announce the new Met: Live in HD season schedule at The Lensic.
 
Tickets for the entire Met: Live in HD season go on sale at 10 a.m., July 17, 2019, (Pre-sale dates are at 10 a.m., July 11 for Met Guild members, in person or by phone only; 10 a.m.July 15 for Lensic and Santa Fe Opera members, online, in person, or by phone).
 
Tickets are priced from $22 to $25 (live broadcasts only: $15 for students; student ID required) and

Scenes From ScienceFest Kick Off Event At Pond

on July 10, 2019 - 8:54am

This year's ScienceFest had an impressive start during its kick off event Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park. Los Alamos Creative District hosted the event, which featured ‘Infinitude', a digitally printed fractual hot air balloon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

‘Infinitude', a digitally printed fractual hot air balloon was featured during the kick off event Tuesday for ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

‘Infinitude' draws a crowd at the kick off event Tuesday for ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Hillstompers provide lively music during the kick

Taos Chamber Music Group Announces 27th Season

on July 9, 2019 - 7:09am
Members of the Taos Chamber Music Group. Courtesy/TCMG
 
TCMG News:
 
The Taos Chamber Music Group announces its 27th series of chamber music performances.
 
The upcoming season will focus on chamber music’s younger voices, introducing Hub New Music who will perform pieces recently written for them; a Chatter concert of 21st century music, including works by Pulitzer Prize winners John Adams and Caroline Shaw; and an exuberant program of compositions written when composers were 30 and under.
    
Violinist Laurie Carney of the American String Quartet will open TCMG's season with her

Chevel Shepherd Will Perform In Friday Night Concert

on July 8, 2019 - 3:27pm
'Season 15 winner of  ‘The Voice’ Chevel Shepherd will perform Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series welcomes Season 15 Winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, Chevel Shepherd, for the biggest show of the summer.
 
Shepherd consistently impresses people with her powerful voice given her age and petite stature. She was raised on country music and the outdoors - often doing crafts, feeding the animals and fixing up cars with her dad.
 
Since Shepherd was 8 years old, she started singing on the radio around Florida,

Upcoming Secret City Summer Concerts Announced

on July 8, 2019 - 10:06am

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