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LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents 'RAGS'

on April 24, 2012 - 10:37am
LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical "RAGS"opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It's a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg Henderson and Bruce Letellier and

Haunting Melodies From ¡Fiesta Primavera, Que Alegria! Fill Fuller Lodge

on April 19, 2012 - 1:00pm

Director Ellen Walton of Los Alamos directed last weekend's Fiesta Primavera, !Que Alegria! extravaganza at Fuller Lodge and preformed a solo number with castanets. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The historic building rocked out with haunting Spanish melodies and the sound of stamping feet and clapping hands amid words of encouragement for the dancers as the full Company preformed the opening number "Sevillanas." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The action was mostly fast and furious! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The entire Company in the Grand Finale.

Scenes From "Petra & the Jay"

on April 19, 2012 - 11:54am

The sci-fi musical "Petra & the Jay" was performed at Crossroads Bible Church April 13 and April 14 with music by Alice (Bonnie) Kellogg and book and lyrics by Carolyn (Cary) Neeper. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Alicia Solomon in action as she directs the final dress rehearsal for "Petra & the Jay." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Petra (Maura Taylor, LAHS senior) with Kayll (Rose Click, 12 year old Middle Schooler.) Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Costume designer, Joy Drake, with her alien friends. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Mean Barb (Juli Mackenzie ),

LAHS Graduate Makes Good in Hollywood: Catch his Film Tonight at the Reel Deal

on April 12, 2012 - 9:18pm

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Courtesy/IMDb

By Carol A. Clark

Drew Goddard is a writer and director in Hollywood who was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

His latest film, The Cabin in the Woods launches in theaters around the country Friday April 13 – including the local Reel Deal Theater.

Goddard’s mother, Colleen Goddard, will introduce the film at 6:50 p.m.

¡Fiesta Primavera! A recital of Spanish Dance and Music is Coming to Town

on April 10, 2012 - 7:35am

Flamenco dancers during a recital last year at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy Photo

Prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and passion of flamenco music and dance in the historic beauty of Fuller Lodge at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 as the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance presents its annual recital, ¡Fiesta Primavera!.

This year’s subtitle, “¡Qué Alegría!” reflects the joy of living life through song. 

The company is directed by Ellen Walton and includes artists from the larger Northern New Mexico area.

Film Review: The Snapper

on April 7, 2012 - 11:26pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?

Or even, sometimes: Who's the father?

In "The Snapper," a sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American megahit "Knocked Up" in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love but rather from booze, 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

Her co-workers, friends, parents  -- everyone has their outspoken, sometimes

Sci-Fi Musical “Petra and the Jay” on Stage April 13, 14

on March 30, 2012 - 9:56am

High School senior Maura Taylor has the lead singing role in "Petra and the Jay." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Where will Los Alamos audiences be able to spend time with a flying carrot, a dinocyborg, and a silicon-based geranium eater?

“Petra and the Jay,” a musical play with a science fiction setting, will be performed at 7 pm. Friday, April 13 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Crossroads Bible Church. The production is a benefit for Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Earth Day events.

The setting is the year 3021 and the earth’s teeming human population is in turmoil

Earth Day Is a Day to Recycle, Up-cycle and Reuse

on March 30, 2012 - 8:16am

PEEC News:

"Wise Fool" will help make puppets at this year's Earth Day Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

By Terry Foxx

The community-wide Earth Day Festival on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is not only fun for children and adults but also reminds us to recycle, up-cycle, and reuse. 

This year we have two student-generated projects for recycling: collecting and contributing aluminum cans and a toy exchange. 

Bring aluminum beverage cans to the Earth Day Festival to help the Mountain School Green Team participate in a competition called The Great

When Was the Last Time You Had a Great Conversation?

on March 26, 2012 - 9:53pm

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION News

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place on April 22nd from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at http://lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml

Your completed registration form and payment can be mailed to the Foundation office at 1900 Diamond Drive, Ste.

Blade Runner: 'What might these cyborgs teach us about voter education and preferences?'

on March 25, 2012 - 10:25am

SFI News:

Nathan Collins

Blade Runner is the featured film at the Santa Fe Institute's Science on Screen Series at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The "Science On Screen" series in Santa Fe is a joint collaboration of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI).

During each event, visionaries from SFI present some of their favorite films, offering eye-opening perspectives from their own research and the world of science. It's an idea-rich spin on the movies. 

Abstract: Though Ridley Scott's classic — one

Third Weird Creature Sighted in Los Alamos

on March 22, 2012 - 10:26pm
As we were walking down Trinity Drive we met up with another unusual creature, the third sighted in Los Alamos in the the last month.  
 
This one was headed toward Crossroads Bible Church and we were delighted “It” was willing to talk with us.   
 
Ambassador Geriton from the sulfurous planet Marndock has been invited to Los Alamos along with the previous weird creatures, Ambassadors Dannyborg and Ramseed to participate in a U.F.F.D.A conference.
 
We were promised an interview within the week with more details.  
 
Photo by T.K. Thompson/ladailypost.com

64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

on March 18, 2012 - 10:08pm

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast...Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns - skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies out on this fun filled course

12:00 pm Tee

Brave New Brass Plays Saturday for Empty Bowls at Betty Ehart Center

on March 13, 2012 - 7:43am

Brave New Brass will perform at the Empty Bowls Fundraiser noon - 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17at the Betty Ehart Center. Members of the brass quintet include Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), James Beinke (French horn), Bruce Warren (trombone) and Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet). The musicians are members of the Los Alamos Community Winds, who will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy Photo

Get Funky with the Craig Martin Experience

on March 12, 2012 - 11:00pm

The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

It’s swingin’ on Arizona Street in Los Alamos every Thursday night when the Craig Martin Experience (CME) gets together to jam. The seven-piece jazz combo has been together since December 2010. CME is Craig Martin on tenor saxophone, Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, John Frary on drums and Rob Heineman on bass.

The group emphasizes a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can develop their skills and have a great time doing it.

The Los Alamos Community Winds Presents 'Toys and Stories' March 17

on March 11, 2012 - 8:27am

By Bonnie Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a fun family concert, “Toys and Stories,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos. 

Like all Winds concerts, it is offered free of charge to the community.

“The music is particularly geared to the young and the young at heart,” Musical Director T. Edward (Ted) Vives said. “This is a concert for every member of the family, including the very young.”

The concert will feature special guest, Melissa Mackey, as the narrator in a performance of Serge Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Mackey presents story

Choral Music Fit for Kings Fills the House at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday Night

on March 11, 2012 - 1:58am

Review by Bonnie Gordon

 

The King's Singers drew a full house at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night. Patrons lined up in the lobby to purchase the ensamble's latest CD. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The world-famous ensemble, The King’s Singers, enchanted a full house at the Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night in a concert that was both sophisticated and fun.

The six man ensemble charmed the audience from the start with their engaging “Brit wit” and went on to enthrall them with an evening of incredible choral music.

The special night began with compositions by modern

Second Strange Being Sighted in Los Alamos!

on March 10, 2012 - 2:01pm

The second weird creature has been sighted in Los Alamos in as many weeks. "It" was sighted lurking around the Los Alamos Little Theater attempting to enter through a side door. “It” appeared to be a “Lovable Creature” but seemed to find English difficult. "It" appears to be a carrodactyl flying-carrot-type radiculose from the planet Radicule by the name of Ramseed. People are beginning to question whether Los Alamos is being invaded. Contact the Los Alamos Daily Post if you observe any unusual creatures roaming about town. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Beautiful Bowls Available at the March 17 Empty Bowl Event

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

KRSN 1490 News:

The annual Empty Bowls event draws volunteers from across the community who create colorful bowls for sale to raise money for Self Help, Inc. Courtesy/KRSN

The 18th annual Empty Bowl event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

For a donation of $10 or more, community members can choose a hand painted bowl and enjoy a delicious soup and bread lunch with live entertainment. 

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc.

A Sneak Peak @ PEEC’s Upcoming Events

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

PEEC News:

 

Planetary Alignment Viewing

March 12, 7:30 p.m. @ PEEC. A rare close conjunction of two very bright planets, Jupiter and Venus, is occuring. Chick Keller and Steve Becker will have telescopes at PEEC to view the planets and discuss what is happening. Public is invited, admission is free.

YOUR Sustainable Home, Sustainable Los Alamos Series

March 14, 7 p.m. @ PEEC. so you’ve heard from the experts about how to make your home more sustainable. Now we want to hear from you!

Tribute Concert March 18

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show Reception

on February 29, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show Reception takes place at 5 p.m. Monday in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library.

The show runs through March 30.

LACA to Present One of the World’s Most Celebrated Vocal Ensembles: The King’s Singers

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

The King's Singers at St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, Britain. From left, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Jonathan Howard, Christopher Bruerton, David Hurley, Paul Phoenix and Christopher Gabbitas. Photo by Alex MacNaughton

 

On March 10, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, as the fourth concert in LACA’s 65th anniversary season.

Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

'Leap Into Opera' event Set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday

on February 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Zachary Dreicer-Griego

 

The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a "Leap Into Opera" event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road in White Rock. Light refreshments wi1 be served.

The program features a concert by the remarkable young pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, NM.

Dreicer-Griego is an amazing young man who has developed his talent without reading music. He is blind and learns even the most difficult pieces by listening to music.

Dreicer-Griego has studied piano since he was four years old with Juanita Madland.

What Otowi Station Bookstore Shoppers are Reading

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Otowi Station Bookstore Best Sellers List for the week of Feb. 14-20:
 
     1. Mal and Chad: Food Fight!, Stephan McCranie
     2. People Code, Taylor Hartman
     3. Awakening, Kate Chopin
     4. Balzac and the Little Chinese, Sijie Dai
     5. Making of the Atomic Bomb,  Richard Rhodes
     6. Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
     7. Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
     8. Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima
     9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
    10. Los Alamos & the Development of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Seidel

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