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The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘The Star’

on December 11, 2017 - 8:43am
Los Alamos
“The Star” is an animated feature film telling the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of animals. It is a lovely film with compelling animal characters and an uplifting message. For those who would enjoy a new perspective on the first chapter of “the greatest story ever told”, this is a film for you.
The film is co-produced by Affirm Films, Sony Pictures’ arm for movies that tell wholesome stories, often on faith topics.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Wonder

on December 10, 2017 - 3:18pm
Los Alamos

“Wonder” can be a chosen attitude toward life. It is also the name of a new movie about a 5th grader in New York City who is going to school for the first time.

The 5th grader is August Pullman who was born with a genetic defect called “Treacher Collins Syndrome” resulting in his having a disfigured face. He has been home schooled for years, but now, his parents feel, it is time he went to school with other kids and learned to deal with the real world.

Auggie realizes that kids will recoil at the sight of his face. Yet he hopes for better.

Mountain Choir Sings Carols Downtown Dec. 14

on December 10, 2017 - 7:07am

The Mountain School Choir, which recently sang with the Los Alamos High School choir at the Municipal Building for the Holiday Tree Lighting, is performing Christmas Carols beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the downtown post office on Central Ave.

The choir will walk down the street singing in front of businesses, cross the road and sing in CB FOX, walk on that side of the street and will finish will a few songs in Starbucks.

Mountain Choir invites the community to come downtown Thursday evening to hear the students and enjoy the holiday season with singing!

Interfaith Christmas Concert Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:55pm
Booklynn with her violin. Courtesy photo
An Interfaith Christmas Concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Mormon Church at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 
This free event will have musical numbers from members of White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Performances include a variety of instruments, including piano, cello, ukulele and a bell choir. There also will be soloist and singing performances and opportunities for the audience to sing some classic Christmas music. The performers vary in age from 9 years to adults. Families and children are encouraged to attend. 

Shashi Light Charles Performs At Library Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
Shashi Light Charles. Courtesy photo
Shashi Light Charles will play and sing a free concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
Her program will include holiday songs and some original work, all presented in her unique jazz-folk fusion style.
Charles fell in love with music at an early age, which beckoned her into singing (badly but passionately) and plinking on the piano and plucking on the guitar.

LAHS Orchestra Concert Packs UNM-LA

on December 7, 2017 - 9:06pm

The Los Alamos High School orchestras and Los Alamos youth orchestra are performing in concert this evening at UNM-Los Alamos because Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovations. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Los Alamos Community Winds Performs Dec. 9

on December 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds concert poster. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Community Winds would like to invite everyone to a celebration of the holiday season with their seventh Annual Holiday Prism concert. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9 at Crossroads Bible Church.

An collection of holiday favorites will be performed by the Community Winds, small instrumental ensembles and soloist, with a special vocal appearance by Rene LeClaire.

The Prism Concert format allows smaller groups of musicians to perform pieces that showcase their instrument’s best qualities.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 7, 2017 - 2:43pm

Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Exclusive Performances Inside A Glacier + Lava Tunnel

on December 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Into The Glacier. Photo by Juliette Rowland

The Lava Tunnel Raufarhólshellir. Courtesy photo
Iceland’s Secret Solstice, the bucket-list music festival held during 96 hours of straight sunlight in Reykjavik from June 21-24, 2018 announces the return of their signature side events, Into The Glacier and The Lava Tunnel for their fifth edition with tickets on sale at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Thursday, Dec. 7.
Combining a world-class music festival with the many one of a kind attractions that the land of fire and ice has to offer, Secret Solstice will once again prove why it

PAC 8 TV Schedule Dec. 8 - 21

on December 7, 2017 - 7:20am
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of December:
Friday, Dec. 8
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 12-05-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 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 Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, Dec. 10
  • 06:00 AM

Coro De Camara Performs ‘Deck The Hall’ Concerts

on December 7, 2017 - 7:16am

Coro de Camara presents ‘Deck the Hall’ Dec. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos and Dec. 17 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


Coro de Cámara presents “Deck the Hall”, a merry concert of holiday favorites and offers a free, 30-minute preview performance at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Santa’s arrival at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Full concert performances:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road;
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave.; and
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

LA MainStreet Light Parade Draws Record Crowd

on December 6, 2017 - 9:02am
Los Alamos MainStreet 2017 Holiday Lights Parade draws massive crowd Saturday night to Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
The Hill Stompers Street Band in its 18th appearance leads the parade down Central Avenue. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
Los Alamos MainStreet wishes to thank the local businesses and organizations that participated in the annual 2017 Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, and the volunteers and sponsors who made it possible.
“It was our most well-attended Light Parade!” MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox said.

Despicable Me 3 Dive-In Movie Dec. 8

on December 5, 2017 - 8:29am

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Lady Bird'

on December 4, 2017 - 3:18pm
Los Alamos
“Lady Bird” is Greta Gerwig’s first solo venture into film writing and directing. It most assuredly won’t be her last! Lady Bird, though not quite autobiographical, is a heart-warming tale about a mother-daughter relationship, taking place in Gerwig’s hometown of Sacramento, California.
Lady Bird tells the story of high school senior Christine McPherson, who has given herself the name “Lady Bird”—“It’s my given name; I gave it to myself,” she says.
Convincing in the role of 17-year-old Lady Bird is Saoirse Ronan (star of the 2015 film, Brooklyn),

Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Wednesday

on December 3, 2017 - 4:23pm

Kathy McIntosh


LAAC News: 


The Brown Bag Performance season’s fourth monthly concert will be presented noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fuller Lodge and will feature the virtuoso talents of Kathy McIntosh, harpsichordist; Kay Newnam, violinist; Patrick Neher, contrabassist; and Candace Magner, guitarist.

The program will present Baroque and Classical era music along with a bit of Contemporary thrown in.

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting

on December 3, 2017 - 6:47am

The public gathers Saturday evening inside the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue to watch the annual lighting of the holiday tree, this year a 32-foot Douglas Fir. Holiday songs were performed as part of the event by the Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum choir and Mountain Elementary School choir and refreshements were served to the large crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Members of the Mountain Elementary School choir prepare to perform for a large crowd Saturday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 30, 2017 - 12:35pm

Experience Holiday Magic At Newly-Refurbished New Mexico Museum Of Art

on November 30, 2017 - 4:45am
Warts and Freckles Flying in the Air. Courtesy/NMMA
NMMA News:
SANTA FE  Make this holiday season one to remember by joining in the festivities at the newly refurbished New Mexico Museum of Art as it launches its second century. 
Special hours and activities at New Mexico’s oldest museum:
  • Friday, Dec. 1, the museum is open until 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, Museum admission is free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Saturday, Dec.

Teatro Paraguas 7th Annual Holiday Flamenco

on November 30, 2017 - 4:31am

Stars And Mysteries In The Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 29, 2017 - 4:52pm
PEEC News:
Paul Arendt will project the December night sky at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome and introduce neighboring galaxy, planets, and other celestial objects visible without telescopes.
Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the planetarium. These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
During the Dec. 1 show, Dr.

WinterFest Begins Friday!

on November 28, 2017 - 3:22pm

A past WinterFest parade. Courtesy photo




WinterFest is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos and kicks off with the annual Creche Show noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Los Alamos LDS Church, followed by a Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Entry to both events is free. Stop by the Karen Wray Art Gallery and enjoy the Christmas in Los Alamos Open House anytime between noon and 5 p.m. Friday as well.

Saturday, Dec.

LA Big Band Holiday Dance At Fuller Lodge Saturday!

on November 28, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night, Dec. 2, at Fuller Lodge. The dance begins at 7 pm, just after the WinterFest Holiday Lights parade.

Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events,

New Mexico Film Office Announces 'Willenberger'

on November 28, 2017 - 9:19am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced last week that the independent feature "Willenberger," produced by Willenberger Productions, LLC will begin principal photography mid-November through the end of December. Production will take place in Roy, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. 
"New Mexico's powerful incentives, strong workforce, robust film infrastructure and incredible scenery make us an excellent location for independent productions," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to welcome Willenberger to New Mexico."

Olions: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!’

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos High School Olions for its 2017 winter show: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!”

This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live radio showbased on the classic film, Its a Wonderful Life”.

Fun voices, noises and silliness make this show perfect for the whole family.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 8, 9, 16 and 17. All performances are in the LAHS Blackbox Theater.