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LAAC Hosts Auditions For 'Peter And Wendy' Monday

on July 18, 2018 - 5:52pm

Young thespians rehearse last year for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin'. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council invites children of the community to audition for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy.”

Auditions are free, and will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Crossroads Bible Church. Registration for auditions begins at 9:30 a.m., or early registration can be done at Early registration does not guarantee a child a spot but will allow them to go quickly through the lines at

Message For LAPS Parents and Guardians From Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus

on July 17, 2018 - 7:31am
LAPD Superintendent

Dear LAPS Parents and Guardians,

Hope your summer is going well. With less than a month before school starts (
school calendar), you may be looking for fresh ideas to encourage safe outside play and reduce screen time. If yes, here are some activities to share with your children.

Growing up in Los Alamos, I have fond memories of playing these games during the month of July and wanted to share this positive experience. In today's world of ever-present phones and technology, these outside activities may be more important than ever.

Director Nick Maniatis Applauds New Mexico Productions Nominated For 70th Emmy Awards

on July 16, 2018 - 11:43am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced that the 2018 Emmy Award Nominations were announced and New Mexico shot productions "Godless" and "Waco" received a total of 15 nominations for a variety of awards.
"Godless" received a total of 13 nominations including New Mexicans Jo Edna Bolden (Location Casting) and Geordie Sheffer, Megan Daum and Carmen Jones (Outstanding Hair Styling for a Limited Series).
"These nominations continue to validate New Mexico as a world class production center," Director Nick Maniatis said.

'America’s Musical Journey' At DynaTheater

on July 16, 2018 - 8:00am
MFF News:
ALBUQUERQUE In MacGillivray Freeman Film’s America’s Musical Journey, chart-topping artist Aloe Blacc invites audiences to join him on a joyful, tune-filled, giant-screen tour of the nation’s most iconic music cities, diving into the special places and unique cultural diversity that gave birth to America’s celebrated musical heritage. In these cities every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story.
Reflecting the nation at every turn, these stories can be of survival or celebration, of love or heartache, of protest or coming together.

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

AHF Launches 'Doctor Atomic Trail'

on July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
AHF News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Santa Fe Opera began Saturday performing composer John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
This summer’s performances mark the first time the opera is produced in New Mexico, the epicenter of the opera. Doctor Atomic concentrates on the weeks just before the July 1945 Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear weapon. With a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera is a powerful interpretation in words and music of the scientific, political, moral, and ethical tensions of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
To complement the opera, the Atomic

Scenes From ScienceFest Oppie Look-Alike Contest

on July 14, 2018 - 8:47pm
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Hermann, right, presents 'The Oppies', contestants in the ScienceFest Oppie Look-alike, contest today at Fuller Lodge. Contest judge Wendee Brunish looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Contest winner Xavier McTeigue shakes hands with judge Wendee Brunish. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Xavier McTeigue, center, receives his prize, a SelfieDrone, from Chamber Director Ryn Hermann. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A gaggle of Oppies wait for the contest to begin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes From ScienceFest Discovery Day At Pond

on July 14, 2018 - 8:37pm
This young engineer builds a circuit during ScienceFest Discovery Day, which drew a big crowd today to Ashley Pond Park and the lawn area at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Discovery Day visitors stroll among the bubbles from the Los Alamos County booth at Ashely Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Albert Einstein (aka Katy Korkos) gets an idea at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
This little shark found a shark's tooth at the United Way of Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos Daily Post booth.

Singing Scientist Curious Chris Performs July 17

on July 14, 2018 - 4:49pm


Mix music, science and history together and you get Curious Chris the Singing Scientist!

The Los Alamos History Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District will present a special History Adventures program for 1st through 6th graders the morning of Tuesday, July 17.

Curious Chris will be singing the Symbols of Enchantment, hands-on science songs about New Mexico's state symbols.

Children going into 1st–3rd grade meet 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Fuller Lodge Lawn (caregivers, please stay with your children). Children going into 4th-6th grade meet 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Signs Of ScienceFest 2018 Spotted Downtown

on July 13, 2018 - 10:17pm

Tents were going up today around Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest, which runs through Sunday with the biggest day, Discovery Day, Saturday at the pond and Fuller Lodge. For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Let the ScienceFest Chalk Walk begin! One chalk artist today was already at work creating a chalk painting on the sidewalk area near Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

‘Doctor Atomic’ Coming To Santa Fe Opera

on July 13, 2018 - 8:09am
The opera ‘Doctor Atomic’ during a performance at The Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy photo
SFO News:
The opera “Doctor Atomic” opens this weekend at the Santa Fe Opera. Composed by John Adams with a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera takes place in the weeks leading up to the Trinity Test. J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, is the central character of the opera.
Other historical figures involved in the Manhattan Project, including General Leslie Groves, Edward Teller, Robert R. Wilson, and Kitty Oppenheimer, also are represented.
Rather than writing

In And Around Town: July 18

on July 12, 2018 - 4:49pm

 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​​​​​​​


Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “The Abstract Poppy”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a paint night 6-9 p.m. at Pig and Fige Cafe located at 11 Sherwood Blvd. The cost is $37.56 fee includes tax and all art materials. For more info go to or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534.

Nels Hoffman – "Can organisms drive their own evolution?

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 12, 2018 - 3:49pm

Newton: Madame Butterfly At The Summit

on July 12, 2018 - 7:32am

A.J. Glueckert (Pinkerton) Kelly Kaduce (Madame Butterfly) and Megan Marino (Suzuki). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Los Alamos

Giacomo Puccini declared in February 1904 that Butterfly is “the best I’ve written.” Leading up to that moment he pursued the essence of East Asian music, and then merged it with music that would be appropriate for western characters.

Puccini drew some of his best poetic material from librettists Illica and Giacosa. But the opening night audience was predisposed to loudly reject it.

NMFO Announces ‘The Mule’ To Film In New Mexico

on July 10, 2018 - 4:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Clint Eastwood's upcoming feature "The Mule," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
"We're thrilled to welcome another production to New Mexico," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to see the film industry continuing to grow in and around Las Cruces - and throughout southern New Mexico."
The production will employ approximately 85 New Mexico crew members and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.

Upstart Crows: ‘We Few We Happy Few’ July 13-14

on July 10, 2018 - 4:11am
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ART News:
SANTA FE Eleven young Shakespeareans, 10-19, will be taking multiple roles in a performance of scenes from Shakespeare's English History Plays.
The scenes feature moments from Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and King John with battles, shifting allegiances, revenge, rumor, abdication, reminiscence and merriment. Ranging from the battlefield to the royal gardens, from the prison to the tavern, we get a taste of some of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters, complex relationships and unsurpassed rhetoric.

Toughest Monster Truck Tour 2019

on July 10, 2018 - 4:04am
TMTT News:
RIO RANCHO The Toughest Monster Truck Tour will return Jan. 18-19 to the Santa Ana Star Center with three huge shows. In celebration, July 13-Aug. 5, select tickets will be at $5 off and all tickets purchased will come with a free pit pass, regardless of price level.
But fans don’t have to wait: discounted pre-sale tickets are available July 10-12 with the code RIOTRUCK.
Last year, Bigfoot came back with a vengeance after losing the Tour Championship to rival Snake Bite the year before.

Serenata Concert And Soirée Descriptions 2018-2019

on July 10, 2018 - 3:49am
SOSF News:
Serenata of Santa Fe concert and Soirée descriptions for 2018 and 2019. Concerts take place at the First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., unless otherwise noted.
Tickets/Subscriptionss available online, Aug. 1.
‘Preview Soirée’ (private home) – 3 p.m., Sunday Aug. 26
Delight yourself with an overview of Serenata’s new season, followed by bon vivant refreshment and drinks. With cellist Dana Winograd and Artistic Director, Pamela Epple. Space is limited. Request an invitation at
‘Fall for Bach’ 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30

PAC 8 Television Schedule: July 13-19

on July 9, 2018 - 5:46pm
PAC 8 News:
PAC 8 weekly Television schedule for July 13-19:
Friday, July 13, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Replay 7-10-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History
  • 08:00 PM UNM LA Graduation
  • 09:30 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic Word
  • 05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
  • 06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
  • 07:00 PM United

Scenes From Summer Concert With Cali Shaw Band

on July 8, 2018 - 10:34am

In the seventh weekly show of this year's Gordons Summer Concert Series, the Cali Shaw Band performed to a large crowd of all ages Friday night at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Band leader Cali Shaw is a singer-songwriter born in San Francisco and now based in New Mexico. He is considered a rising talent in the southwestern U.S folk scene. Shaw incorporates smart and personal lyrics, vintage Gibson guitars and exotic string instruments such as the Charango and Cuban Tres that lend an interesting twist to modern folk music. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene from the Cali

Newton: ‘Candide’ In The Best Of All Possible Worlds

on July 6, 2018 - 5:41pm

A scene from ‘Candide’. Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Alek Shrader (Candide), Brenda Rae (Cunegonde) and Kevin Burdette (Pangloss). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Los Alamos Daily Post

Beginning Friday’s opening was the Star Spangled Banner, conducted by Harry Bicket, before launching into the Candide Overture. That was especially appropriate for the composer of Candide, Lenny Bernstein, an American original, composer, conductor and educator extraordinaire.

Voltaire’s “Candide or Optimism” is a satirical novella, and this production is

ScienceFest Features January Storm And Auto Electric

on July 6, 2018 - 10:04am
January Storm. Courtesy photo
Auto Electric. Courtesy photo
LASF News:
Don’t miss January Storm and Auto Electric as they perform at the ScienceFest Discovery Day Beer/Wine Garden noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14 on the Fuller Lodge patio.
January Storm will play popular classic songs noon to 3 p.m. and Auto Electric, a classic rock band, plays 3-6 p.m.
Libations will be available for purchase until 6 p.m. from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Tractor Brewing Company and UnQuarked Wine Room.
The 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest is July 11-15, with the biggest day, Discovery Day,

Santa Fe Institute Premieres ‘Majesty Of Music & Math’

on July 6, 2018 - 6:36am
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SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute is hosting a community event premiere screening of The Majesty of Music & Math at 4 p.m., Sunday Aug. 5, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., in Santa Fe.
In June of 2017, New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony and the Santa Fe Institute collaborated to tape The Majesty of Music & Math at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.
This multi-media production explores the interconnectedness of music and mathematics, featuring remarks by Cristopher Moore, an SFI mathematician and computer scientist, with musical

Explore Asteroids & Comets At NMMNHS Planetarium

on July 6, 2018 - 6:04am
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ALBUQUERQUE — Audiences at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium will discover how asteroids and comets have collided with earth, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping today’s world, in the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Incoming!
From the comfort of a planetarium seat, viewers will embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow scientists to detect asteroids before they reach Earth, and

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 5, 2018 - 4:18pm