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Suburban Slugfest: ‘God Of Carnage’ Opens At LALT

on January 13, 2018 - 8:19am
Veronica (Tami Martinson) and Michael (Larry Gibbons) clean up a messy situation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Annete (Katrina Koehler), left, and Veronica (Tami Martinson) share a laugh at their husbands' expense. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Tony award winning “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza opened Friday night at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

“God of Carnage” presents us with four dislikable protagonists behaving badly.

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Better Call Saul' To Film Its Fourth Season In New Mexico

on January 13, 2018 - 8:11am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Thursday that the television series "Better Call Saul", produced by Sony Pictures Television and starring Golden Globe Nominee and SAG Nominee Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad," "The Post"), will begin principal photography in Albuquerque.
"We're proud to welcome this incredible production team back for a fourth season of 'Better Call Saul,'" New Mexico Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis said.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘The Post’

on January 13, 2018 - 8:01am

‘The Post’, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is now showing at the Reel Deal. Courtesy/Everett


Los Alamos

“The Post” is Stephen Spielberg’s latest film, in limited release late in 2017, then opening nationwide Jan. 12. It recounts the dramatic story of The Washington Post newspaper’s publication of what came to be called “The Pentagon Papers”. The film received six Golden Globe nominations and stands to be nominated for several Oscars later this month.

Outstanding among a very fine cast are Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as

Acting Workshops From London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art

on January 12, 2018 - 6:20am
Rodney Cottier
ISC News:
International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is welcoming Rodney Cottier, Head of Drama at London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, back to Santa Fe.

Cottier was in Santa Fe during First Folio February 2016 and all of his workshops were sold out and received standing ovations, so register early. Actors and observers are all welcome.
This Shakespeare acting master class is interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun!

PAC 8 TV Schedule Jan. 12 - 18

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of January:
Friday, Jan. 12
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 1-09-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – How Los Alamos Became a Ranch School
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, Jan. 13
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, Jan. 14
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The

Little Theatre Play Reading 'The Dining Room' Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.  We will meet in the green room of the theatre located at 1670 Nector Street in Los Alamos.  
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to- do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions.

NMSA Orchestra And Choir Featured As Honors Ensembles At Music Educators Association Conference

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) orchestra and choir are being featured as the 2018 Honor Choir and Honor Orchestra at the New Mexico Music Educators Association annual conference. 
The students will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 11, at Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico. The NMSA choir and orchestra will be performing for 1,500 music students and educators from around the state of New Mexico.  
Each year NMMEA accepts taped recordings of the groups competing for this prestigious recognition.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Take Over Los Alamos Nature Center Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 7:30am
PEEC News:
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region are partnering to hold a fun community night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This free event will have nature-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.
PEEC and Big Brothers Big Sisters invite everyone to attend, take part in a nature craft, enjoy refreshments, and talk with Bigs and Littles from our community.

Watoto Children's Choir In Los Alamos Feb. 15

on January 11, 2018 - 7:29am

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir perform Feb. 15 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir. Courtesy photo
WCQ News:
The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Los Alamos area Thursday, Feb. 15, featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.
The production will be presented at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.
The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the joy that they have because of God’s love.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 11, 2018 - 7:02am

Explore Stars At Nature Center Planetarium Jan. 13

on January 10, 2018 - 12:23pm
PEEC News:
The full-dome film We are Stars will play at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. We are Stars will connect viewers to the evolution of the Universe and explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. 
For more information about this and future planetarium shows, visit anetarium or call 505.662.0460.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month (including Martin Luther King Day): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as well as 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Los Alamos Jan. 25

on January 9, 2018 - 10:03am
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for the seventh year in a row.
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 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal will be the only one in New Mexico and tickets are available starting Jan. 10.
The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at

NM-AZ Book Awards Opens For 2018

on January 9, 2018 - 8:37am
NMBC News:
The first New Mexico Book Co-op Lunch will be Jan. 26, 2018, at the Golden Corral on San Mateo near Cliff’s. Meeting starts at noon but people come early -11 a.m. - to eat and network. The meeting will open the 2018 12th Annual NM & AZ Book Awards.
Last year, the Best Book was The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest written by John Nichols of Taos. In addition, over 56 books in other categories were named as winners. This year a new category is Graphic Novels.
Categories, rules, and forms are on
To embellish the theme, Barbe Awalt of LPD Press/Rio

Cinema Cindy: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

on January 8, 2018 - 10:17am
Los Alamos
“Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri” is a movie about a billboard rental by a woman whose daughter was murdered seven months earlier. The three billboards stand within sight of each other, making for the perfect “Burma Shave”-style staggered message. The message the woman posts asks why the Ebbing police chief has not made any arrests in the horrific rape and murder of her daughter.
Frances McDormand (Fargo) plays the rage-filled mother, Mildred Hayes, a character you aren’t soon to forget.

Largest Military Family Ski Event In Nation Happening At Taos Ski Valley

on January 8, 2018 - 8:51am
TSV News:
The 5th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week’s FREE event is Jan. 16-20 at Taos Ski Valley (TSV).
TSV and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite past and present military members, their immediate family and Gold Star Families the opportunity to enjoy a week on the slopes, with free equipment rentals, $35 lift tickets, group lessons, Children’s Ski School and childcare STEEP discounts, allowing the whole family to reap the healing benefits.
The event incorporates group dining, providing beneficial socialization and bonding opportunities through encouraging

Atravesada: Poetry Of The Border Performance Jan. 18-28

on January 7, 2018 - 9:44am
TP News:
Atravesada: Poetry of the Border performance is 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Atravesada is part of Teatro Paraguas’ annual Poesía Viva – living poetry – series. It explores the physical and political U.S.-Mexico border and also the Borderlands of the Self. Woven with corridos and other music of the frontera (the borderlands), Atravesada has plenty of humor – but also offers an unflinching portrait of the border as “una herida abierta.”
Atravesada is enacted poetry performed as a mix of solo

Istvan Vardai & Shai Wosner To Perform In Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 6:55am
István Várdai holding the Stradivarius cello, will play at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents István Várdai, Hungary’s rising young cellist, and esteemed Israeli-American pianist Shai Wosner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.

LACA’s usual venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovation and will not be available for this performance.

Black Mesa Brass Quintet Performs Jan. 19

on January 6, 2018 - 7:07am

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 4, 2018 - 2:27pm

Cinema Cindy: ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’

on January 4, 2018 - 10:32am
Los Alamos
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” provides us with a next chapter for the magical video game we first met in 1995. It is entertaining good fun offering a compelling concept and a romp with some of our currently favorite comedic actors.
As with the first film (which starred the late Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst), a board game is discovered, dusted off, then magically absorbs those who decide to risk playing it. In this film, the board game first has to magically create it own game cartridge to compete for attention in the age of video games.

African Queen To Air At Mesa Public Library Tonight!

on January 4, 2018 - 10:20am

African Queen movie poster. Courtesy image

Library News:

The classic 1951 movie African Queen will air at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, is set in Africa during World War I. The film is the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month.

The film is full of drama, and full of lively banter.

Wonder On Wheels Mobile Museum Reaches Thousands Of Students In New Mexico’s Rural Communities In 2017

on January 2, 2018 - 8:14am
Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum retrofitted with Dinosaurs of  New Mexico exhibit, 2017. Courtesy/NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
SANTA FE — From mid-April through the end of 2017, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Wonder on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum was visited by 17,430 New Mexicans.
WoW’s featured exhibit for 2017 sampled the vast paleontological resources held by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque.

Scenes From LA Big Band Christmas Dance At IHM

on December 30, 2017 - 6:00am

Los Alamos Big Band Dance performs Thursday night at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Canyon Road. The band performed a mix of classic big band songs and holiday tunes. In addition to live music, there was dancing and refreshments. The event was a fundraiser for youth programs at the church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ron and Corine Christman cut a rug during the Los Alamos Big Band Dance Thursday night at the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Colleen and Jack Hanlon at the Christmas Dance Thursday night at IHM Parish Hall.

DOI: 2017 Comprehensive List Of Accomplishments

on December 29, 2017 - 9:03am

DOI News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior released a list of accomplishments that the Department has achieved under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. The accomplishments represent the unique balance of development, conservation, and preservation that the Department is charged with overseeing, including leading in American Energy Dominance, restoring public access to public lands, and providing regulatory relief for hard working American citizens.

“The President promised the American people that their voices

Naughty And Nice Cabaret Heats Up Santa Fe Jan. 7

on December 29, 2017 - 9:01am
Creative Director, Reiki Master Lynn Gravatt. Courtesy photo
TP News:
SANTA FE — The first of many cabaret shows produced by An Ascension Space is  7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Jan. 7, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Naughty and Nice Cabaret will feature 6 local performers who will each present two works of art representing the Shadow (naughty) and Light (nice) aspects of their self. This month will feature hip hop dance, trapeze, aerial hoop, spoken word, live music, and more!  Be entertained and amazed while supporting local artists! 
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