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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


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.

In And Around Town: Jan. 19

on January 18, 2019 - 6:39pm
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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45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic.

​Four Shillings Short Returning To Teatro Paraguas

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am

Snow Cancels Edith Boulevard Concert Today

on January 13, 2019 - 1:05pm

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

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 The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.
Latin Grammy-nominated

NHCC To Host Free Workshops About Story, Music And Opera Of ‘María de Buenos Aires’

on January 6, 2019 - 5:20am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE At 5:30 p.m., Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, the National Hispanoc Cultural Center (NHCC) will hold three free Inside Opera: María de Buenos Aires workshops.
The workshops, led by Oliver Prezant and Valerie Martínez, will talk about the story/libretto, music and opera of María de Buenos Aires, which will be presented Feb. 17-24 by Opera Southwest and the NHCC. Those who attend all three workshops receive a 50 percent discount on tickets to the opera.
Astor Piazzolla's María de Buenos Aires is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both

Edith Boulevard Performs At Nature Center Jan. 13

on January 6, 2019 - 5:02am

Deb Bluestone, left, and Clara Byom are the Abuquerque duo Edith Boulevard performing Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

When two classically trained musicians who play a variety of instruments and have fallen in love with every kind of folk music came together, the result was Edith Boulevard.

The eclectic folk/classical duo will perform on violin, viola, accordion, keyboard and clarinet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Serenata In Site: A Family Concert Jan. 18

on January 4, 2019 - 8:02am
Yi-heng Yang
SSF News:
The community is invited to the Serenata In Site family concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 with Yi-heng Yang, abstract and contemplative music for piano at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta in Santa Fe.
Tickets are $10 at the door or purchase online. Tickets for members of SITE SF are $5.

Santa Fe Pro Musica: Jacobsen Brothers Jan. 27

on December 31, 2018 - 6:17am
Conductor Eric Jacobsen, left and violinist Colin Jacobsen. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe Pro Musica presents The Jacobsen Brothers 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

The program opens with Jessie Montgomery’s Records of a Vanishing City, inspired by her multicultural experiences living in Brooklyn; followed Mozart’sViolin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” where the puckish composer juxtaposes the well-behaved violinist playing a courtly minuet with its alter ego playing fiddle in a Turkish bazaar.

Chevel Shepherd Performs At Governor’s Inauguration

on December 29, 2018 - 7:57am
Chevel Spehert, 16, of Farmington is winner of The Voice. Courtesy photo



Chevel Shepherd, 16, of Farmington will perform at the upcoming inauguration of Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. She is this season's winner of The Voice.


Shepherd will perform “God Bless America” at the Inaugural Ceremony Jan. 1 as well as various songs at the two Inaugural Balls.


“We are honored to have Chevel join us to mark this historic occasion after her incredible performance,” Lujan Grisham said.

January 2019 Edition Of Prism Now Online

on December 29, 2018 - 7:27am

Click on the image below to read the January issue of Prism.

The Man Behind The Voice: Rene LeClaire

on December 27, 2018 - 8:34am

Vocalist Rene LeClaire sits near the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ that honors the memory of his wife at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

With a voice described as touching the soul, Los Alamos singer Rene LeClaire has graced concerts as a featured vocalist with the Choral Society, Coro de Camera and the Sangre de Cristo Chorale.

LeClaire also is a featured vocalist with the Los Alamos Big Band, a popular 16-instrument, 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band.

“There’s a segment of the population that just loves

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance At IHM Friday

on December 25, 2018 - 9:10am

Los Alamos Middle School Cheerleaders Sing Christmas Carols Thursday At Sombrillo And Aspen Ridge

on December 22, 2018 - 7:11am

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders went Christmas Caroling Thursday afternoon to Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. They were accompanied by their sponsor, Espy Garcia, some LAMS staff and parents. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders sing Christmas Carols Thursday afternoon for residents at Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders Christmas Caroling Thursday afternoon at Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance To Benefit IHM Youth Friday Dec. 28

on December 19, 2018 - 9:31am

The Los Alamos Big Band performing in December 2017 at Fuller Lodge is performing at the annual Christmas Dance Friday evening, Dec. 28, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Big Band News:

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Christmas Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend; even if you are not a dancer, please come to listen and enjoy the authentic Big Band sound. The proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Program.

Arts & Crafts Fair Benefits PVHS Band Saturday

on December 14, 2018 - 10:34am
Proceeds from arts and crafts fair Saturday at Pojoaque Valley Middle School Auditorium benefit concert band students at Pojoaque Valley High School. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Some of the items entered in the arts and crafts fair Saturday. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Los Alamos

Debra Minyard may be a White Rock resident, but by day she is a mother of sorts to 40 kids as she dons her teacher cape as the band director for Pojoaque Valley High School.

She is asking for the community's help supporting her concert band students as they host an arts and

Christmas Tubas Concert At TOTH Dec. 22

on December 14, 2018 - 6:37am

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to hear the mellow sounds of the Christmas Tubas as they perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

The group is made up of a core of adult musicians from other groups in Los Alamos (Big Band, Symphony, etc.), and is augmented by talented high school students.

They play a variety of arrangements created specifically for a tuba choir, and some tunes that

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am

The public gathers Saturday night at the Municipal Building to watch the County's annual holiday tree lighting. The festive event included a photo booth, refreshments and holiday music performed by Coro de Camara. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

It was a full house Saturday night at the Municipal Building. The crowd waits to see the lights shine on the holiday tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Incoming Los Alamos County Councilors Randall Ryti and Sara Scott, right, join Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, who recently was elected Dist.

Affordable Art And Sing-A-Long Carols At Fuller Lodge

on December 8, 2018 - 5:16pm
Local musicians lead a holiday sing-a-long today at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fuller Lodge Art Center is brimming today with affordable holiday gifts and shoppers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fuller Lodge Art Center Manager Amy Bjarke shows a customer the variety of jewelry available for purchase during the Affordable Art show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two feathered friends at the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Lauderdale And Gomez Play Fuller Lodge Dec. 30

on December 8, 2018 - 8:36am


Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale will join his friend Max Gomez on Max’s return to Los Alamos Sunday, Dec. 30. Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body of work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement.

LAHS Winter Dance Show Wednesday Dec. 12

on December 8, 2018 - 8:19am

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on December 6, 2018 - 9:09am
Members of the Belisama Dance Company. Photo by Aimee Price
The Belisama Irish Dance Company will perform 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show.
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance.
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!
Photo by Kate Russel
Photo by Kate Russel

Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run 5K & 1 Mile At LAMS Sunday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:22am

LAHS students play holiday tunes for the runners in the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Band is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run Sunday, Dec. 9 to raise money for the LAHS band program.

The fun run includes the choice of a 5K or 1 mile run and is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons by featuring live music along the routes. LAHS students will play holiday tunes for the runners.

Costs are $30 for the 5K (race day registration is $35) and $10 for the mile. Both of the fun runs start and end at Los Alamos Middle School.

Community Winds Presents Holiday Prism Concert

on December 6, 2018 - 1:55am

The Los Alamos Community Winds prepares for the upcoming Holiday Prism Concert at a recent rehearsal. Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/


For the eighth year, Los Alamos Community Winds presents the Holiday Prism Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos.

Much as a prism breaks light into its component parts, this prism concert showcases the music and musicians of Los Alamos and White Rock in all their varied components.