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AHF Launches 'Doctor Atomic Trail'

on July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
AHF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Santa Fe Opera began Saturday performing composer John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
 
This summer’s performances mark the first time the opera is produced in New Mexico, the epicenter of the opera. Doctor Atomic concentrates on the weeks just before the July 1945 Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear weapon. With a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera is a powerful interpretation in words and music of the scientific, political, moral, and ethical tensions of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
 
To complement the opera, the Atomic

Scenes From Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 14, 2018 - 11:58am
Liver Down the River playing Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. From left, Emily Aguirre-Winter (Fiddle, Viola, Vocals), Derek Abt (Bass, Vocals) and Dylan Ruckel (Guitar, Vocals) Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Dancing on the down-low. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Twist and shout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Deborah and Russ Gordon enjoy the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Gang's all here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Take it away. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Perfect summer night Friday at

‘Doctor Atomic’ Coming To Santa Fe Opera

on July 13, 2018 - 8:09am
The opera ‘Doctor Atomic’ during a performance at The Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy photo
 
SFO News:
 
The opera “Doctor Atomic” opens this weekend at the Santa Fe Opera. Composed by John Adams with a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera takes place in the weeks leading up to the Trinity Test. J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, is the central character of the opera.
 
Other historical figures involved in the Manhattan Project, including General Leslie Groves, Edward Teller, Robert R. Wilson, and Kitty Oppenheimer, also are represented.
 
Rather than writing

In And Around Town: July 18

on July 12, 2018 - 4:49pm
 

 In and Around Town:

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

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 
WEDNESDAY, July 18

Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “The Abstract Poppy”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a paint night 6-9 p.m. at Pig and Fige Cafe located at 11 Sherwood Blvd. The cost is $37.56 fee includes tax and all art materials. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534.

Nels Hoffman – "Can organisms drive their own evolution?

Newton: Madame Butterfly At The Summit

on July 12, 2018 - 7:32am

A.J. Glueckert (Pinkerton) Kelly Kaduce (Madame Butterfly) and Megan Marino (Suzuki). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Giacomo Puccini declared in February 1904 that Butterfly is “the best I’ve written.” Leading up to that moment he pursued the essence of East Asian music, and then merged it with music that would be appropriate for western characters.

Puccini drew some of his best poetic material from librettists Illica and Giacosa. But the opening night audience was predisposed to loudly reject it.

Serenata Concert And Soirée Descriptions 2018-2019

on July 10, 2018 - 3:49am
SOSF News:
 
Serenata of Santa Fe concert and Soirée descriptions for 2018 and 2019. Concerts take place at the First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., unless otherwise noted.
 
Tickets/Subscriptionss available online, Aug. 1.
 
‘Preview Soirée’ (private home) – 3 p.m., Sunday Aug. 26
 
Delight yourself with an overview of Serenata’s new season, followed by bon vivant refreshment and drinks. With cellist Dana Winograd and Artistic Director, Pamela Epple. Space is limited. Request an invitation at Serenataofsantafe@gmail.com.
 
‘Fall for Bach’ 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30
 
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Scenes From Summer Concert With Cali Shaw Band

on July 8, 2018 - 10:34am

In the seventh weekly show of this year's Gordons Summer Concert Series, the Cali Shaw Band performed to a large crowd of all ages Friday night at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Band leader Cali Shaw is a singer-songwriter born in San Francisco and now based in New Mexico. He is considered a rising talent in the southwestern U.S folk scene. Shaw incorporates smart and personal lyrics, vintage Gibson guitars and exotic string instruments such as the Charango and Cuban Tres that lend an interesting twist to modern folk music. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Cali

Newton: ‘Candide’ In The Best Of All Possible Worlds

on July 6, 2018 - 5:41pm

A scene from ‘Candide’. Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Alek Shrader (Candide), Brenda Rae (Cunegonde) and Kevin Burdette (Pangloss). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Beginning Friday’s opening was the Star Spangled Banner, conducted by Harry Bicket, before launching into the Candide Overture. That was especially appropriate for the composer of Candide, Lenny Bernstein, an American original, composer, conductor and educator extraordinaire.

Voltaire’s “Candide or Optimism” is a satirical novella, and this production is

ScienceFest Features January Storm And Auto Electric

on July 6, 2018 - 10:04am
January Storm. Courtesy photo
 
Auto Electric. Courtesy photo
 
LASF News:
 
Don’t miss January Storm and Auto Electric as they perform at the ScienceFest Discovery Day Beer/Wine Garden noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14 on the Fuller Lodge patio.
 
January Storm will play popular classic songs noon to 3 p.m. and Auto Electric, a classic rock band, plays 3-6 p.m.
 
Libations will be available for purchase until 6 p.m. from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Tractor Brewing Company and UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
The 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest is July 11-15, with the biggest day, Discovery Day,

Santa Fe Institute Premieres ‘Majesty Of Music & Math’

on July 6, 2018 - 6:36am
Courtesy photo
 
SFI News:
 
The Santa Fe Institute is hosting a community event premiere screening of The Majesty of Music & Math at 4 p.m., Sunday Aug. 5, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., in Santa Fe.
 
In June of 2017, New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony and the Santa Fe Institute collaborated to tape The Majesty of Music & Math at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.
 
This multi-media production explores the interconnectedness of music and mathematics, featuring remarks by Cristopher Moore, an SFI mathematician and computer scientist, with musical

Celebrate Fourth Of July With Los Alamos Community Services Department 2-5 p.m. At Overlook Park!

on July 2, 2018 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is hosting a FREE Community Party, 2-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Come out and enjoy hot dogs, cold beverages and icy treats. Play a game of ladder golf, corn hole, or giant checkers. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, and everyone can play in the sprinklers or enjoy a water balloon fight. 

Get in a round of golf After the Atomic City Invitational Golf Tournament as the Los Alamos Golf Course will be open at 2 p.m. for regular play.

More Scenes From LANL 75th Anniversary Picnic

on July 1, 2018 - 9:15am
Scene from LANL's 75th Anniversary Celebration and family picnic Saturday at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. ‘As a new LANL employee, this was my first picnic … I was so delighted to see families out together celebrating the work they do to serve the country,’ Tammy J. Jimines said. ‘I am inspired by the camaraderie of the employees and their pride in the unique work they do. I plan to be a part of this group for a long time to come.’ Photo by Tammy J. Jimines
 
Face painting adds to the fun at LANL's 75th Anniversary Celebration and family picnic Saturday at Ashley Pond Park.

More Scenes From LANL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

on July 1, 2018 - 7:37am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace addresses the crowd gathered Saturday morning at Fuller Lodge during the LANL 75th Anniversary Celebration and family picnic. Courtesy photo

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján speaks at the Leadership Breakfast Saturday morning on at Fuller Lodge during LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney chats with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at the Leadership Breakfast Saturday morning at Fuller Lodge during LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Courtesy photo

Michelle Hall and her husband LANL Director Terry Wallace

Scenes From LANL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

on June 30, 2018 - 5:28pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace addresses the crowd gathered for LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján speaks at LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Rick Kacich and his wife Barbara Kacich at LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park.

Blair Concert Choir At United Church July 8

on June 26, 2018 - 10:46am
 
MUSIC News:
 
Blair Concert Choir of the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music Concert Performance at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at The United Church of Los Alamos.
 
Free admission.
 
Numerous performances with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra and multiple national and international tours has allowed the Blair Children’s Chorus to gain recognition throughout the world. The classically-based choir is composed of young female vocalists from the Blair Children’s Chorus Program in Nashville, Tennessee. The singers perform with great poise and artistic

Tuesdays At The Pond Starts With Broformers Jugglers And Hill Stompers Band June 26

on June 25, 2018 - 12:22pm
Broformers. Photo by Trysten Newton-Hodgdon
 
Broformers at Ashley Pond. Photo by Trysten Newton-Hodgdon
 
CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
 
Have you ever wanted to run away and join a circus? Come early to the June 26 Tuesdays at the Pond to try some circus acts and enjoy fun music!
 
The June 26 Tuesdays at the Pond performances at Ashley Pond Park start at 5:30 p.m., earlier than usual, and will feature the Broformers juggling act, stilts, hula-hoops, and more! The Broformers, Max Herrmann and Eben Bold, nicknamed ‘The Bros’ are known for their "acrobatic juggling" and sense of humor.

Los Alamos Honky Tonks With Jonathan Tyler And Northern Lights At Friday's Summer Concert

on June 23, 2018 - 2:34pm
The Summer Concert crowd listens to Americana Rock band Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights from Austin, Texas Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Hand in hand. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jonathan Tyler on lead guitar. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out the concert schedule. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Concert scene. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto Join Baracutanga At NHCC June 23

on June 22, 2018 - 6:59am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a traditional folkloric cumbia group from Colombia's Caribbean region, joins New Mexico-based Baracutanga on the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m., June 23.
 
Tickets are $22 and $27, with $2 off for NHCC members, and can be purchased at www.nhccnm.org/events or by calling the Center box office at 505.724.4771.
 
Active since 1940, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and

Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Concert At Rancho Encantado June 19

on June 17, 2018 - 7:12am

The Santa Fe Opera. Courtey/SFO

OPERA News:

The Santa Fe Opera and the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado are presenting the first apprentice concert of the 2018 season at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado.

This free concert at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, features four young singers from The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singer Program:

  • Soprano Shannon Jennings;
  • Mezzo-soprano Gillian Cotter;
  • Tenor Elliot Paige; and
  • Baritone Kenneth Stavert.

Carol Anderson will play the piano.

The program will be 45 minutes of various solo and ensemble works including favorite opera arias and musical theater

Hill Stompers Open Pride Night Concert At Pond

on June 17, 2018 - 7:10am
The Hill Stompers opened for the Red Elvises Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Friday was Pride Night for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Hooping it up. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The crowd begins to gather for the concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kicking up their heels. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Red Elvises Play Los Alamos Summer Concert At Pond

on June 17, 2018 - 7:10am
Red Elvises band leader Igor Yuzov uses his guitar as a weapon during the Friday night Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n’roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his ‘Folk’n’Roll’ band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Ed McMahon’s Star Search and their popularity began to blossom.

Santa Fe Opera Concert At Fuller Lodge June 17

on June 14, 2018 - 9:13am
Michael J. Hawk
 
MUSIC News:
 
Los Alamos and Espanola Valley Opera Guilds host the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.
 
This concert is free open to the community, and donations are welcome. Opera guild memberships are available and information on the upcoming Santa Fe Opera season. Cookies and punch will be provided.
 
Performers include:
  • Michael Hawk, baritone
  • Siena Miller, mezzo-soprano
  • Clinton Smith, piano
Baritone Michael J.

Ditch The Crowds, Not The Fun, All-Day 4th Of July Extravaganza On New Mexico Tech Campus

on June 12, 2018 - 3:22pm

New Mexico singing legend Tobias Rene. Courtesy photo

NEW MEXICO TECH News:

SOCORRO – “Sure do love waiting in line and searching for parking,” said no one ever. Ditch the crowds, cost and congestion of big-city events and head for the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, an oasis in the desert and the host site for the 26th annual 4th of July Celebration.

Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. and closes at dark with a spectacular fireworks display. This year’s headliner is New Mexico singing legend Tobias Rene and his stellar band.

Pride Week Features Special Events June 15-17

on June 12, 2018 - 8:04am
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation in May, which recognizes the second week of June as Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Week. This is the first time Pride has been recognized or celebrated by the Los Alamos Community.

It started when three women, Tina DeYoe, Roberta Beal and Danielle Sutherland were sitting around talking about how great it would be if Los Alamos had its own Pride Week, as many other communities do.

“The idea spread quickly,” said Pride organizer Anna Dillane who owns Boomerang Thrift Boutique.

Scenes From Summer Concert At Pond Friday

on June 11, 2018 - 5:15pm

Baracutanga performs for a crowd Friday, June 8, at Ashley Pond Park as part of the Gordons Summer Concert Series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Two young dancers enjoy the music performed by Baracutanga during the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series June 8 at Ashley Pond Park. This Friday, the concert series will present Igor and the Red Elvises. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. All Gordons Summer Concerts are free to the public. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A crowd enjoys the music Friday, June 8, at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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