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Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Historical Society Gala

on September 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Executive Director Heather McClenahan welcomes guests to a magical evening Saturday at the 5th Annual Historical Society Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Los Alamos History Museum, 75th Anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and 100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 22. Tables sparkled, and guests reminisced during the special event at historic Fuller Lodge that included live and silent auctions of treasures and one-of-a-kind experiences, live music by the Los Alamos Big Band and dinner catered by Pig and Fig Cafe. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Scene from the

Fall For Bach Sept. 30

on September 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
SOSF News:
Keyboard music of J.S. Bach is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. Santa Fe.
Kathleen McIntosh will perform on harpsichord and Ron McKean on organ and harpsichord.
Reserve your tickets here.

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents Inaugural Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Saturday, Sept. 22

on September 15, 2018 - 7:34am

Rosalie Heller

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council presents the inaugural Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free to individuals age 12 and older.

This event is to honor the many contributions of Heller to life and music in Los Alamos. The inaugural speaker is Bill McGlaughlin. Many know him from his radio program on NPR “Exploring Music.” He also is a noted performer, conductor and composer in the music community.

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Saturday

on September 14, 2018 - 4:25pm
For the seventh year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.
The performance this year includes a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr.

New Orleans Jazz Party In Taos Sept. 22

on September 14, 2018 - 7:02am
TAOS Some of the biggest names in modern jazz, jam and funk will converge in Taos for one night only at Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, a touring New Orleans-style music festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Kit Carson Park.
Doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $66 the day of with kids 12 and under only $12.
Voodoo Threauxdown celebrates the Crescent City’s tri-centennial with eight performers on the line-up and a multitude of sound - from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to blues and

In And Around Town: Sept. 18

on September 13, 2018 - 9:19am

 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

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TUESDAY, Sept. 18
Family Yoga
Family Yoga (ages 2-5 with an adult) is held 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. The cost is $10 per class. Instructor Sarah Gustafson weaves poses into story, song and games to foster creative expression while developing coordination and balance.
'Sculptural Vessels' Opening Reception
“Sculptural Vessels,”

Annual American Indian Community Day Sept. 15

on September 10, 2018 - 7:27am

Na'Hoy Le'tsii. Courtesy/SFIC

SFIC News:

The Santa Fe Indian Center's (SFIC) 8th annual American Indian Community Day is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ragle Park, corner of Zia and Yucca Street in Santa Fe.

This free event brings the community of Santa Fe together to celebrate Native culture through traditional dances and music, share a meal together, enjoy a day of art projects, and join in other fun activities. Raffles will take place for dinners, gift certificates, art and other exciting prizes.

More than 20 non-profit booths will participate to educate the public on services

Los Alamos Choral Society Begins Rehearsals Tuesday

on September 9, 2018 - 9:14am

Los Alamos Choral Society in rehearsal at United Church. Photo by TK Thompson


Los Alamos Choral Society will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the United Church in Los Alamos (2525 Canyon Road) for the February winter concert.

Returning singers should plan to show up at 6:30 p.m. to pay the usual membership donation of $25, register, and pick up music. People interested in joining Choral Society may also come at this time.

LACS is a large, non-sectarian, non-audition choir of approximately 30 to 60 members and is recruiting this year—especially for tenors and

Griffin House Plays At Fuller Lodge Friday

on September 6, 2018 - 9:31am

Griffin House


According to American Songwriter, “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House."

The Nashville-based, Americana musician will open the Fall concert line-up for "Live in Los Alamos" with a seated show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

House’s songs have built him an incredibly loyal fan-base and have been featured on numerous television shows and films and earned him an invitation to play Late Night with Craig Ferguson. His 10th studio Album, So on and So Forth included the song, “Paris Calling,” which

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Returns To Taos

on September 5, 2018 - 6:15am
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
TAOS News:
TAOS More than 30 country, folk, Americana and bluegrass artists are set to perform at Michael Hearne’s 16th Annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival this year, Sept. 6–8 at Kit Carson Park.
Doors open at noon Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Ticket options for this event include individual day passes for $49.30, a three-day pass for $117.50 or a Barn Dance Only pass for $19.82.
This year’s festival will commence with the Taos Art Gallery Stroll with Michael Hearne and Friends Wednesday, Sept.

Taos Chamber Music Group Announces 26th Season

on September 2, 2018 - 6:33am
The Taos Chamber Music Group. Photo by Peter Schaaf


The Taos Chamber Music Group (TCMG) has announced its 26th season of “wild and scenic” music.

Seven different programs take place September 2018 through May 2019, each performed twice in the intimate setting of the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group.

Over the past quarter century, TCMG has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, gaining a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.

Coral Creek Rounds Out Summer Concert Season 2018 At Ashley Pond Park Friday Night

on September 1, 2018 - 5:25pm
Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson share a last dance as the concert season comes to an end. Gordon and his soon-to-be wife Kara (the wedding's this month) took over running the series from Abe's dad, Russ Gordon this year. Congratulations Abe and Kara! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bill McKay on keyboard. Bass player Rob Garland is in the background.

Music From Angel Fire 2018 Festival Ends Sept. 1

on August 27, 2018 - 2:09pm
Ida Kavafian
Music from Angel Fire continues its 35th Anniversary Season through Sept. 1 with concerts in Raton Aug. 28 and Angel Fire Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.
The festival enters its final of three weeks of concerts led by Artistic Director Ida Kavafian, an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio.
“The scope of our work once again this summer is far more than meets the eye! In addition to the in-school concerts we’ll present four Family and Youth concerts Wednesday, Aug.

Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Presents Los Alamos Concert Association 2018-19 Season To Rotary

on August 26, 2018 - 7:13pm
Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin presents details of the 2018-19 concert season recently to members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at Cottonwood on the Greens. The season begins Sept. 28 with the Brentano String Quartet accompanied by Yekwon Sunwoo, the 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist. The Canadian Brass, Cantus, Danish String Quartet and pianist Gabriela Montero also will appear during the season. For more information and to buy tickets, click here. Photo by Oliver Morris

White Water Ramble Brings ‘DanceGrass’ To Pond

on August 25, 2018 - 7:38am
Described as ‘High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass’, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Based in Fort Collins, Colo., WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. Performing at the Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park, from left, David Becher on bass, Patrick Sites on mandolin, Ryan Sapp on drums, Damon Wood on guitar and Andy Reiner on fiddle.

Los Alamos Historical Society Annual Gala Sept. 15

on August 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

Parties in Fuller Lodge, from the Manhattan Project to the Historical Society’s gala, are a historic tradition. This year’s gala will be held Sept. 15 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

Denny Erickson accepts the 2017 Los Alamos History Award from Historical Society Board President Michael Wheeler. The winner of the annual award will be announced at a special pre-gala reception. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society


The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting its fifth annual gala on Sept.

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents ‘Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture’

on August 23, 2018 - 2:16am

Rosalie Heller. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting its first “Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture.” The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.  

Guest lecturer is William McGlaughlin, performer, composer, conductor and radio host.

His talk is titled, “Remembering Lenny” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.

A second announcement will appear closer to the date with information about how to obtain free tickets for the lecture.

The event is free but donations will be accepted.

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents Kay Newnam And Friends In An ‘Inspiring Music Recital’ Aug. 26

on August 22, 2018 - 9:15am

Kay Newnam

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will present locally celebrated, professional musicians, Kay Newnam – violin, Jacquelyn Helin – piano and Patrick Neher – lecturer, in an “Inspiring Music Recital,” at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 26 in Fuller Lodge.
The concert is free and designed to inspire musical curiosity and pique the community’s interest in the Sept. 22 Rosalie Heller Memorial music lecture series.  
Newnam and Helin will present Igor Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne,” for violin and piano (1933). This violin and piano arrangement by Stravinsky, is a fabulously popular

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival Aug. 24-26

on August 17, 2018 - 6:53am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is again partnering with Guanábana Productions on Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2018, an unforgettable weekend of instruction, workshops, lectures, films and dancing under the stars.
This year, the festival returns to its roots with the theme "Home Is Where the Art Is!," highlighting all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is.
Events at the Center are scheduled Aug. 24-26; for tickets to the main Saturday night concert Aug.

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Sept. 15

on August 17, 2018 - 6:48am
SFO News:
Once again, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is joining Bandelier National Monument to present Opera on the Rocks, Saturday, Sept. 15.
The performance returns this year with a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr. The Gypsy Baron, and Offenbach’s Barcarolle, all selections from their sold-out performances in Santa Fe.
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society was founded to promote the

Music From Angel Fire 2018 Festival Week 2 Features Andrea Clearfield, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fanfares

on August 15, 2018 - 6:54am
Ida Kavafian/Courtesy photo
Music from Angel Fire will continue its 35th Anniversary Season (Aug. 17-Sept. 1) with concerts in Taos Aug. 23 and 25, in Angel Fire Aug. 24 and Las Vegas Aug. 26.
The festival enters the second of three weeks led by Artistic Director Ida Kavafian, an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio.
7 p.m., Thursday, Aug.

Serenata Of Santa Fe 'Season Preview Soiree' Aug. 26

on August 13, 2018 - 6:03am
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SSF News:
Save the Date! Serenata of Santa Fe, 'Season Preview Soiree' at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.
Music, drinks, refreshments! Share your passion for music, bring a friend.
RSVP at Serenataofsantafe@gmail. When you RSVP you will be sent directions. Event is free. Space is limited!

Mike Stinson And Band Bring Honky Tonk To Pond

on August 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Mike Stinson and band, from left, Lance Smith (lead guitar, harmony vocals), Mark Patterson (drums), Mike Stinson (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mark Riddell (bass, harmony vocals) on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Raised in Virginia, schooled in DC, Stinson moved to Los Angeles where 18 years made him a veteran of what he calls ‘the trenches of beer joint warfare’. The last six years have found the singer-songwriter based in Houston and barnstorming the roadhouses of Texas week in and week out. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family fun. Photo by Bonnie J.

Newton: Ariadne Is A Triumph

on August 9, 2018 - 12:54am
Brenton Ryan (Dancing Master) and Amanda Majeski (Composer). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera
Sarah Tucker (Echo), far left, Samantha Gossard (Dryade), Meryl Dominguez (Najade), and Amanda Echalaz (Prima Donna/Ariadne). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera
Los Alamos

In May 2017 I wished that the 2018 Season would include Ariadne, and then came the announcement that it would. I had seen Ariadne in 1990 and 1999 when John Crosby was the General Director. I credit Crosby with my love for Richard Strauss operas.

Ariadne is quite different from Strauss’ other

Concert: Ozomatli Aug. 17

on August 8, 2018 - 8:19am