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Lensic Presents ‘THE CHOIR OF MAN’ Feb. 20

on January 31, 2019 - 8:22am
Scene from THE CHOIR OF MAN. Courtesy/Chris Cann Photography
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents THE CHOIR OF MAN Wednesday, Feb. 20. This worldwide smash, a runaway hit at numerous international music festivals, is bringing audiences to their feet on its first North American tour.
 
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert.

Ponyo Screens At Mesa Public Library Feb. 7

on January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Ponyo will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Ponyo (2008, rated G, 1 hr., 41 min.), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library.

This was Miyazaki’s 10th animated film, and it won several Japanese film awards. Miyazaki himself drew part of the animation.

The story involves Sosuke, a young boy who lives near the sea, and finds a goldfish trapped in a jar. The jar breaks and cuts him, but Ponyo the goldfish licks his wound and heals it.

Art On Tap: New LAAC Executive Director Karen Hall And LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Feb. 4

on January 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Danish String Quartet to perform Feb. 22 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC Executive Director Dr. Karen Hall
 
LACA News:
 
Join the Creative District, the Los Alamos Arts Council and the Los Alamos Concert Association Monday, Feb. 4 for a special Art On Tap.
 
Attendees will hear a few words from Dr. Karen Hall, the new executive director of the Los Alamos Arts Council, as well as Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA).
 
This event begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey at 145 Central Park Square, and is part of Museum

Singer/Songwriter Thom Chacon Performs Feb. 1

on January 27, 2019 - 9:05am

Thom Chacon perfroms at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Thom Chacon is finally getting the attention he deserves. 2018 saw the singer-songwriter who calls Durango, Colo., home has a song featured on the Townes Van Zandt tribute album and another included on an Appaloosa Records compilation album.  

He was awarded “Best New Artist of 2018” by Buscadero Magazine while on tour in Italy, and won rave reviews of his latest album, “Blood in the USA.” That attention is long over due, when one considers what Stew Mosberg wrote in the Durango Telegraph in an article

Teatro Paraguas: Flamenco Fiesta 2019 Spring Student Recital And Sevillanas Contest March 22-23

on January 26, 2019 - 10:44am
Flamenco dancer Janira Cordova. Courtesy photo
 
Flamenco dancers Maria Valle and Xochitl Ehrl. Courtesy photo
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and Compañía Chuscales & Mina Fajardo present Flamenco Fiesta 2019 — Spring Student Recital and Sevillanas Contest.
 
The Spring Student Recital is 5:30 p.m., and Sevillanas Contest is 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday March 22-23 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Senior and Students, $20 Sevillanas Contest Entry Fee. FlamencoFiesta2019.BrownPaperTickets.com. Reservations: 505.424.1601

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 25, 2019 - 8:54am

Daily Postcard: Beginners Hill At Pajarito Mountain

on January 25, 2019 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: View of Beginners Hill from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Pajarito is now open Wednesdays through Sundays. Lifts open include Mother, Spruce, Beginner and Magic Carpet. The Aspen Lift and Townsight Lifts are closed indefinitely. Lift Tickets: Adult: $49, Teen: $42, Child: $34, Senior: $42. Guests in 5th grade and younger and age 70 or better ski free every day at Pajarito. The Rental, Snowsports School, Retail Shop and Pajarito Café are open. See hours of operation. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

PEEC: Explore Future Of Manned Space Exploration

on January 24, 2019 - 6:51am
Rick Wallace discusses manned space exploration at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Rick Wallace will discuss current and future manned space exploration efforts and show the audience some full-dome movies from NASA discussing their plans for exploration of the moon and Mars.
 
His talk is 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.

Backcountry Film Festival In Los Alamos Jan. 24

on January 21, 2019 - 5:08pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos is known for its incredible outdoor offerings, and this January, visitors and locals can experience the wonder of the winter outdoor experience on the big screen at the Backcountry Film Festival, taking place Jan. 24 at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Reel Deal Theater, a family owned and operated theater in business since 2003, is an active community partner, frequently hosting fundraisers and giving back to the community.

International Dancers Perform For Diversity Week

on January 20, 2019 - 11:54am

Scene from ‘Alice in Indian Wonderland’ performance. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Voices Of Los Alamos News:

As part of Diversity Week Jan. 20-27, community groups are hosting a series of celebrations of art and cultural events in Los Alamos.

International dancers will performance beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday at the Unitarian Church, 1726 Sage Loop:

  • Neslihan and troupe will dance to Fakerni, a middle eastern song and Bollywood songs;
  • Alina Deshpande’s students from the Family Y Kathak class will present a dance in the East Indian style;
  • Neha Sadasivan and Sruthi Garimella of the Family Y

Diversity Through Music At Mesa Public Library Jan. 26

on January 19, 2019 - 10:23am

Musician Sagit Zilberman performs with a Swiss Hand Pan to a group of children. She will share her music Saturday, Jan. 26 with Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Israeli-born musician Sagit Zilberman presents her program “Songs of Peace” 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s celebration of Diversity Week. The program will be held in Mesa’s downstairs rotunda.

Zilberman received her bachelor of music degree in performance from the Berklee College of Music, where she played primarily saxophone.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

PEEC: Backcountry Film Festival Jan. 24

on January 16, 2019 - 7:55am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again this year to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival back to Los Alamos.
 
This year, Century Bank has signed on as the headline sponsor for this festival. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening is 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Reel Deal, and will be the only one in New Mexico. Tickets are available now.
 
The Pajarito

LALT: Matinee For ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ Sunday

on January 15, 2019 - 5:35am

Cast of ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ perform at 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Courtesy photo

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre has added a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday of “Murder at the Lone Elm”.

LALT canceled its Jan. 13 planned matinee performance because of the weather and bad driving conditions. Persons who purchased tickets for the Jan. 13 show are welcome to use them at any of the remaining performances: 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Murder at the Lone Elm” is an interactive mystery in which the audience gets to question the suspects and try to identify the

​Four Shillings Short Returning To Teatro Paraguas

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am

Three Community Museums To Continue Borderlands Of Southern Colorado Speaker Series

on January 14, 2019 - 6:47am
MUSEUM News:
 
PUEBLO, Colo. El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum and Trinidad History Museum, three Community Museums of History Colorado, will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the world for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series in the spring of 2019.
 
Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at El Pueblo History Museum in May 2018, and the exhibits opening at Trinidad History Museum in May 2019 and Fort Garland Museum in June 2019.
 
Topics for the series will

Chinese Acrobatics Troupe At The Lensic Jan. 22

on January 12, 2019 - 3:24pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform Jan. 22 at The Lensic. Courtesy/Golden Dragon Acrobats
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats in a family-friendly show of grace, power, and beauty 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
 
The Golden Dragon Acrobats delight audiences with their breathtaking skill and beauty, award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, and unforgettable music.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 10, 2019 - 11:00am

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Georgia Santa Maria And Merimée Moffitt Jan. 27

on January 10, 2019 - 9:28am
Poets Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas presents a poetry reading with Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt Sunday, Jan. 27, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Infomation at teatroparaguas.org, or call 505.424.1601.
 
Two long time New Mexico residents, Santa Maria and Moffit read original poetry about their lives and experiences in the Land of Enchantment.
 
Santa Maria is working on The Miami, NM Hippie Mommy Cookbook, about her life on a ranch in Miami, N.M.

Mountain Mixers Square Dancing Classes Begin Sunday

on January 9, 2019 - 5:39pm

Mountain Mixers hosts square dancing lessons starting Sunday. Courtesy photo

By Tom and Marlene Kelley
Mountain Mixers

My wife and I have been square dancing for 40 years.

When people learn this they almost invariably say, “Oh yes I did that back in elementary school, or middle school.”  Well, square dancing has changed and evolved since then into what we now call modern square dancing.

The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club is sponsoring a set of lessons at 2 p.m. beginning Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Pueblo Complex Gym on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.  

The public is encouraged to come and

Super Bowl Party Time!

on January 8, 2019 - 2:53pm

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Green Book’

on January 8, 2019 - 2:07pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Green Book” is truly one of the best films of last year. Performances by Viggo Mortenson (who gained weight for this role) and (a very elegant) Mahershala Ali are clearly worthy of nominations for the Oscar.

In fact, both men were nominated for Golden Globes; Ali won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. At the Golden Globes, the screenplay for Green Book took top honors, and the film itself was awarded Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. 

The movie is based on a true story.

Meow Wolf: People Should Be Paid For Work – Federal Workers Welcome Free Through Shutdown

on January 7, 2019 - 7:51am

Meow Wolf House Of Eternal Return exhibition at 1352 Rufina Circle Santa Fe. Courtesy/Meow Wolf

MEOW WOLF News:

SANTA FE Meow Wolf welcomes all federal employees to visit the award-winning House Of Eternal Return immersive narrative exhibition in Santa Fe for free through the duration of the United States government shutdown.

A photo ID or badge from any federal agency is all that is required for admission.

“Meow Wolf is founded on the principle that all hard-working people who make a positive difference should be rightly paid for their efforts,” CEO Vince Kadlubek said.

NHCC: Latin Grammy-Nominated Master Guitarist Manuel Barrueco Performs Saturday Feb. 2

on January 7, 2019 - 6:44am
Manuel Barrueco performs Feb. 2 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Courtesy/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE As part of the ongoing Pimentel Concert Series, master guitarist Manuel Barrueco will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
 
Tickets are $35, $40, and $45, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, (505).724.4771 or www.nhccnm.org. The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.
 
Latin Grammy-nominated

Los Alamos Outdoor Nuclear Shootout Jan. 11-13

on January 5, 2019 - 5:13am
 
SPORTS News:
 
While practicing at a stick-and-puck session at the GCCC last Christmas time, Lobo hockey coach Grant Harvey encountered some players from Dallas Baptist Univ. and the conversation turned to the Los Alamos hockey rink.
 
As the Texans listened and began to pay more attention, some things stood out: Outdoor Hockey! At 7,200 feet! Wow! We gotta do this!
 
What developed was the Outdoor Nuclear Shootout, which will happen Jan. 11, 12 and 13 between the Lobos, Northern Arizona U., Nebraska U. and Dallas Baptist U. Three days, seven games, great fun!
 
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