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Venue Change For Olions Spring Musical: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’

on February 21, 2018 - 6:03am

OLIONS News:

Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L? The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Society proudly presents, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!”

The community is invited to watch (and perhaps join the spellers with an audience participation opportunity) as the contestants try to spell their way to victory and learn a little bit about their wacky lives with some E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y songs.

Note Venue change: Performances will be in the LAHS Blackbox at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 14-18, 22-23 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

LAMTA/UNM-LA Spring Piano Recital Sunday

on February 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, right, with LAMTA pianists and their teachers in October 2017. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News:

In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Fifteen students from the age of 8 through 14 will be

National Hispanic Cultural Center Premieres Documentary On Acclaimed Folklorist Nasario García

on February 20, 2018 - 6:15am
Acclaimed folklorist and author Nasario García will be at the premiere of the documentary ‘Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco’ Thursday in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

NHCC News:

SANTA FE ― The documentary, Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, a film about landscape and memory, will have its National Hispanic Cultural Center premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Bank of America Theatre, 1701 4th St SW in Albuquerque.

The film is presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Pianist To Perform First Santa Fe Concert March 11

on February 20, 2018 - 5:56am

Moldovan-American pianist Alexander Paley

COMMUNITY News:

A rare opportunity to hear Alexander Paley, the phenomenal Moldovan-American pianist, who will make his first appearance in Santa Fe at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe.

Paley defected from Russia to the United States in 1988 and later moved to Paris.

More than 20 years ago he founded two music festivals, in Richmond, Va., and Moulin d’Ande in France. His career is a busy mix of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music and he performs unusual four-hand piano works with his wife, Pei-wen Chen.

Hear Two Flying Fiddles Saturday At Planetarium

on February 20, 2018 - 5:56am
Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan are House of Hamill and perform Saturday night in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Join two master fiddlers for a unique concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 24 “under the stars” in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

House of Hamill is an acoustic duo from Philadelphia, consisting of Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan, both accomplished fiddlers and violinists.

‘Guys and Dolls’ Back On Track To Open March 22

on February 19, 2018 - 2:50pm
LALO News:

The gamblers of “Guys and Dolls” beat the odds and found a venue and a schedule that can accommodate the principal actors!

Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 22, 23, and 24, at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the church.

Los Alamos Community Winds Presents ‘Joyride!’

on February 19, 2018 - 1:09pm
Los Alamos Community Winds Artistic Director Ted Vives conducts a recent rehearsal. Courtesy photo
 
By HEIDI MORNING and TED VIVES 
Los Alamos Community Winds

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) would like to invite you to, “Joyride! A Journey in Music” at 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 24 at Crossroads Bible Church.

The Winds will perform selections from several renowned composers including Leonard Bernstein, Percy Grainger, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, John Philip Sousa, Robert W. Smith, Franz von Suppé and Michael Markowski.

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centenary, LACW will continue

Hungrytown Comes To Los Alamos

on February 18, 2018 - 10:13am

Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson make up the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System presents the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

This is a free concert sponsored by the Los Alamos County Library System and the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Last July, Hungrytown returned from a successful six-and-a-half-month tour of the US, UK and New Zealand, covering over 16,000 miles in the US alone.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Black Panther’

on February 18, 2018 - 6:59am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is a visually rich and creative film. Like all Marvel movies, Black Panther is an action adventure flick—your typical, fast moving plot, where Good fights Evil, but with a definite underlying message.
 
Black Panther movie poster. Courtesy image
 
This time, we are taken to an idyllic yet isolated land, intentionally hidden from the rest of the world. The nation of Wakanda hides under a vast, East African, jungle canopy.

Meow Wolf Completes Major Upgrades

on February 18, 2018 - 6:47am
New artists, new rooms, new murals, new café and bar and a new portal to the multiverse! Courtesy photo
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE Renowned arts and entertainment group Meow Wolf has announced completion of a major series of upgrades to its internationally-celebrated House Of Eternal Return.
 
Notable upgrades include new rooms by new artists including L.A.-based Cakeland creator Scott Hove, the new Float Café & Bar featuring authentic Cajun cuisine from Meow Wolf’s successful and expanding Trinity Kitchen, and a new secret portal into the multiverse.

Los Alamos Big Band Valentine’s Dance At Fuller Lodge Tonight

on February 17, 2018 - 7:57am
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Valentine’s Dance 7-9 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge.
 
Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, and $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. Come dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including romantic Valentine’s Day tunes, or just relax and listen!
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and more. The band has been playing at dances

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 15, 2018 - 1:00am

In And Around Town: Feb. 21

on February 15, 2018 - 12:59am
 
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.​​​​​​​
 
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21
 
Science on Tap
The community is invited to join LANL’s Jennifer Harris, with the Lab’s Biosecurity and Public Health group, as she presents the research being carried out at the Laboratory on ATHENA. Science On Tap is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square. https://ladailypost.com/content/science-tap-athena-surrogate-human-organs
 
THURSDAY Feb. 22
 
Ribbon Cutting For

Canceled: Lady Luck Runs Out On ‘Guys And Dolls’

on February 14, 2018 - 11:55am

LALO News:

The remodeling of the Duane Smith Auditorium will not be complete in time for the opening of Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “Guys and Dolls” scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23.

“In keeping with the gambling theme of ‘Guys and Dolls’, LA Light Opera continued to create sets, costume the cast, and rehearse the orchestra, hoping the auditorium would be open in time, as the “beep-beep” of construction hoists continued in the background … but luck ran out on the guys and the dolls,” said Laurie Tomlinson, LALO president and “Guys and Dolls” director.

Los Alamos Light Opera is

Los Alamos Teen Center Pool Party Feb. 16

on February 14, 2018 - 8:17am

USAF Academy Band Falconaires Plays Los Alamos

on February 14, 2018 - 7:34am

USAF News

The United States Air Force Academy Band - The Falconaires jazz ensemble from Colorado Springs will perform a free concert at 3 p.m., Feb. 25 at Duane Smith Auditorium.

The concert evening will feature an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire that celebrates our national heritage.

The concert is free and open to the public. Ticket distribution begins today at Smith’s Marketplace customer service desk.

In the event that Duane Smith Auditorium’s new renovations are not completed in time for the performance, the Los Alamos Middle School’s Gymnasium will be

Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Valentine’s Dance

on February 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine's Dance Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

 

The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine’s Dance 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Fuller Lodge.

 

Admission is $15 for couple, $10 for individuals and $5 for students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. Come dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including romantic Valentine’s Day tunes, or just relax and listen!

 

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band

PAC 8 Television Listings: Feb. 16-22

on February 10, 2018 - 6:46am

PAC 8 News:

 

PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV listings through Feb. 22:

 

Friday Feb. 16

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 2-13-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Forest & Fire History in the Jemez
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

 

LAAC Offers Chamber Music To Connect Community

on February 9, 2018 - 5:23pm
The Apple Hill String Quartet will hold a master class and concert March 22 in Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring the event. Courtesy photo
 
By PATRICK NEHER
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director

What is the Great Connector of people in Los Alamos (beside science)? Music! Yes, especially classical chamber music!

Back in the 70’s, there was a gathering of string players in my mother’s living room, enthusiastically sawing away at the music of Haydn (a string quartet, if my memory serves well) and, while the melodies were clear and bright from the violins and cello,

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 9, 2018 - 4:56pm

‘Carmina Burana’ In LAMS Gym 7 P.M. Saturday

on February 8, 2018 - 8:41am
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
For Los Alamos Choral Society

At times in the last couple of weeks, the Los Alamos production of Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana” has seemed like a traveling show—but it has now found a home.

“Carmina” was originally scheduled to be presented in the Duane Smith Auditorium, but as the show day approached, it became apparent that construction on the lobby of the auditorium would not be completed in time to allow for last-week rehearsals or the performance itself.

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and his staff found an unusual but practical

Mesa Public Library Free Film Series Shows Milagro Beanfield War 6:30 p.m. Thursday

on January 31, 2018 - 8:50am
LIBRARY News:

Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford, is the featured film at Mesa Public Library for February, airing 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.

It stars Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Melanie Griffith and Christopher Walken, among others. 

The film was shot in Northern New Mexico including Los Alamos and Truchas, and is being shown in conjunction with New Mexico Film Week Feb. 6 through 11. 

The movie was adapted from John Nichols’ book of the same name.

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 29, 2018 - 9:24am
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
The Feb. 3, USASA Southwest Freeride Series slalom and giant slalom competition has been moved to Sipapu. Find out more at SouthwestFreerideSeries.com or here.
 
Feb. 10 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series.

Pajarito Players: Staged Reading Of Still In The Game

on January 29, 2018 - 7:19am

A Pajarito Players rehearsal, from left, Dianna Duerre, Trish Ebbert, Thomas Farish and Pat Beck. Courtesy photo

Members of the Pajarito Players troupe watching the rehearsal, from left, playwright Robert Benjamin, understudy Tami Martinson and Director John Gustafson. Courtesy photo
 
PAJARITO PLAYERS News:

The Pajarito Players present free staged readings of the play STILL IN THE GAME by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor.

The readings are 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3 and Feb. 11 at the Los Alamos County Libraries.

NMSA Hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10

on January 29, 2018 - 6:25am
New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10. Courtesy/NMSA
 
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department is mounting its second biennial New Media Festival to showcase digital artwork made in the school’s Media Arts classes over the last two years.
 
The Festival 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 on the NMSA campus and is free and open to the public.
 
Students will take over the building, transforming it inside and out.

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