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LANL Profile: Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta

on March 21, 2019 - 12:12pm

Bassist Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta of LANL’s Hazardous Materials Management group performs with the country music band Perfect StrangR. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

It’s a Friday night and couples at the Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort are ready to dance and have a good time. As the lounge’s lights dim, the country music band Perfect StrangR takes the stage.

As the stage lights begin their colorful interplay of patterns, bassist Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta of the Laboratory’s Hazardous Materials Management group, along with drummer Timm Kailey, set the pace and the beat for the opening song,

Chamber Music Of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak April 6

on March 21, 2019 - 7:43am
SSF News:
 
Serenata of Santa Fe holds the Chamber Music of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
 
David Felberg & Ruxandra Marquardt, violin
Alice Norris, viola
Dana Winograd, cello
Patrick Neher, double bass
Pamela Epple, oboe
 
Reserve tickets here.

Catchy Tunes At Community Singalong At Fuller Lodge

on March 20, 2019 - 1:26pm

Broadway performer DS Magid

LIBRARY News:

Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m., April 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.

The Singalong will be fun for everyone, with no solos, no rehearsals and no special skills needed.

DS Magid’s enthusiasm for all things theatrical has never waned, from her early career singing on Broadway, right through stints as a director, producer, musical director, and award-winning

Taos Chamber Music: ‘Celebrating Chilton’ April 6-7

on March 16, 2019 - 9:39am
Robert McDonald
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the contributions of Chilton Anderson, founder of the Taos School of Music with concerts 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7 at the Harwood Museum of Art.
 
Pianist Robert McDonald returns to play with TCMG for this tribute in Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70, No.2, Eugene Bozza’s Soirs dans les Montaignes for flute and piano, and a Trio Sonata by Carl Stamitz (from Chilton’s personal collection).
 
Robert McDonald, piano, Elizabeth Baker, violin, Sally Guenther,

Sancre Productions Announces Partial Lineup For 2019 Summer Concert Series

on March 14, 2019 - 11:22am
Igor and the Red Elvises are coming back to town! The band will perform Aug. 2 during the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo 
 
COMMUNITY News: 
 
Sancre Productions, producer of the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond, announces Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Chevel Shepherd and the return of Igor & The Red Elvises in this year’s concert series happening 7-10 p.m. each Friday, May 24 to Aug 30.
 
Starting at 6 p.m., each concert will have a  food truck court, concert opening music and dance performances from area youth and a Nonprofit Row.
 
“We are thrilled

2019 Kathak Class Annual Recital March 17

on March 13, 2019 - 2:20pm

Legislative Roundup: March 10

on March 10, 2019 - 6:12am

Nidia Martinez and other members of Mariachi Fiesta brought some life, color and music to the Capitol Rotunda Saturday in Santa Fe. Robert Nott/The New Mexican
 
By The Santa Fe New Mexican
 
Days left in session: 6
 
Film cap increases: The Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would raise New Mexico's annual cap on tax rebates for film production companies that shoot in the state to $110 million from $50 million.
 
Filmmakers can qualify for 25 percent tax rebates on qualified expenses for projects shot in New Mexico.

Belisama Irish Dance Presents Rhythm Of Fire 2019

on March 9, 2019 - 9:44am
Fiddler Maria Jones performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by Kate Russell
Belisama Irish Dancers perform this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by James Cleveland Watley
COMMUNITY News:
SANTA FE Join Belisama Irish Dance this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019.
A family friendly celebration of dance and music from Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Mexico!

Toe Tapping Bluegrass At Senior Center March 18

on March 4, 2019 - 6:59am

Mezzo-soprano Kehar Joanna Koslowsky Performs Brown Bag Concert Wednesday, March 6

on March 1, 2019 - 4:37pm
Kehar Joanna Koslowsky

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Series presents Kehar Joanna Koslowsky, mezzo-soprano, in recital and accompanied by pianist Deborah Wagner at noon Wednesday, March 6 at Fuller Lodge.

Koslowsky is an accomplished choral and solo artist with a growing reputation in the New Mexico music scene.

Recap Of Middle School Jazz Clinic And Performance

on February 27, 2019 - 8:54am
Los Alamos Jazz Project musicians and Director Ryan Finn. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Middle school jazz musicians from around the state gathered last weekend in Los Alamos this weekend for two days of intensive learning and rehearsal, culminating in a concert that’s open to the public.
 
Los Alamos Jazz Project Director Ryan Finn created the event to include middle school musicians in the state’s vibrant jazz education program.
 
“This year, the New Mexico Music Educators association expanded to include jazz in its All-State band programs, but that left middle school students

Santa Fe Opera Young Voices Concert Sunday

on February 26, 2019 - 8:12pm

MUSIC News:

Join the Los Alamos Opera Guild for a membership social and concert by Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Los Alamos United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for a reception with punch and cookies. The reception will continue after the concert. Admission is by donation.

Vocalists Eleanor Henderson, Alexander Waters, Maya Rogers, and Jeremiya Palmer-Scott will present operatic works.

Community members are encouraged to join or renew membership in the Los Alamos Opera Guild.

Auto Electric Plays Blue Window Mardi Gras Party 3/5

on February 26, 2019 - 7:08am

 

One More Chance To Hear Edith Boulevard And Learn About Scottish Dancing At Fuller Lodge Tonight

on February 25, 2019 - 3:33pm
Clara Byom, left, and Deb Bluestone are the Albuquerque duo Edith Boulevard. They performed Sunday night at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. The duo will be playing for the Los Alamos Scottish Dancers at their regular meeting 7:30-10 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Everyone is invited to listen, watch or try it out for themselves! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 23

on February 23, 2019 - 6:58am

Bob Finch, a retired TV production worker and engineer, addresses an Americans for Prosperity rally Friday outside the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

DuWayne Shaver, school choir and band director from Capitan, directs the defending state choir champions in A-AAA, for 2018 during a performance Friday at the Rotunda in the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

By The New Mexican

Days remaining in the session: 21

Confirmations: The Senate on Friday voted 35-0 to confirm Alicia Keyes as secretary of the Economic Development

LAMS Jazz Bands Score Well At Jazz Fest

on February 22, 2019 - 4:39pm

Members of the LAMS Jazz 1 perform during a concert Wednesday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Jazz bands hit the high notes, low notes and all the notes in between as they performed very well at the recent Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Fest. Jazz 1 and Jazz 3 received a Superior, rating of 1, while Jazz 2 received an Excellent, rating of 2.

The Los Alamos Jazz Project Big Band, comprised of both LAMS and Los Alamos High School students, also received a Superior, rating of 1.

“I am extremely proud of all the students who were part of this

LAHS Choir In Concert With University Of Denver’s Lamont Chorale At Smith Auditorium Saturday

on February 22, 2019 - 7:47am
LAPS News:
 
Come hear Los Alamos High School’s Schola Cantorum in concert with University of Denver’s Lamont Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
Schola Cantorum is LAHS’s premiere mixed ensemble, having won state competitions twice, first in 2015 and again in 2017.
 
Los Alamos is the last stop on the Lamont Chorale’s tour of New Mexico, and they have already performed with Santa Fe and Albuquerque high school choirs.
 
The concert is free to attend and open to the public.

In And Around Town: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
 
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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
 
THURSDAY Feb. 21
 
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting
7 p.m. at the White Rock Public Library. The program is “Coming Soon to a Genealogical Problem Near You”, focusing on new resources and exciting new technology for family history research. The traditional no-host social dinner is  5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.
 
Talk On Race And Racism
Dr.

Edith Boulevard Rescheduled At Nature Center Feb. 24

on February 21, 2019 - 4:40pm

Deb Bluestone, left, and Clara Byom are the Abuquerque duo Edith Boulevard performing Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
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. Edith Boulevard's January concert was cancelled because of bad weather. It's been rescheduled for Sunday Feb. 24. The eclectic folk/classical duo will perform on violin, viola, accordion, keyboard and clarinet

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 6:24am
Max Rodriguez, left, and Sebastian Hatcher look up to the balcony of the Capitol Rotunda before performing music with other students from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School Wednesday in Albuquerque in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
 
Zoelle Strober, a student from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School in Albuquerque, plays the violin during a musical performance Wednesday at the Capitol in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
 
By The New Mexican
 
Days left in the session: 23
 
Confirmations: The Senate voted 31-0 Wednesday to confirm Kate O'Neill, the former

UNM-LA Hosts LAMTA Piano Recital Sunday Feb. 24

on February 20, 2019 - 6:01am
Los Alamos Music Teachers Association pianists will perform at the LAMTA Sunday Musicale at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA News:
 
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
 
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

New Mexico, Contemporary Music & Doomsday Clock

on February 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

CRAS Ensemble. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News: 

 
CRAS Ensemble, a Danish contemporary music group has just launched a Doomsday Clock-inspired project with several connections to New Mexico.
 
The initiation of IN OUR TIME marks the beginning of a potentially endless artistic project in which global events, including international security and existential threats such as nuclear weapons and climate change, will be turned into a huge, constantly evolving piece of music.
 
IN OUR TIME will consist of an unknown number of movements, called “chapters”, each lasting about 15 minutes.

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra And Los Alamos Choral Society Perform At Smith Auditorium Today

on February 17, 2019 - 6:51am
Dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith
 
Los Alamos violinist Kay Newnam at the dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra In Concert Sunday

on February 14, 2019 - 5:47pm

MUSIC News:

Join LACS/LASO at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium for a classical music concert lasting about an hour.

The concert will include two short pieces, “Ave Verum Corpus,” a lovely lament sung in Latin created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791, and “The Promise of Living,” from the opera The Tender Land, music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, which tells a story of farm life in the Midwest.

The third piece will be Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, composed in the early 1800s.

Taos Actor Brings ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ To Los Alamos Performing Arts Center Saturday Feb. 16

on February 9, 2019 - 7:42am

COMMUNITY News:
  • An immersive comedy about depression and the lengths we’ll go for those we love

 

The Performing Arts Center will host visiting artists from Taos in a performance of Every Brilliant Thing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

 

You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital because, says Dad, “she’s done something stupid.” So you start to make a list – everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for. Number 1: ice cream. Number 2: water fights. Number six: roller coasters. Over years, the list grows, evolves, and takes on a life of its own.

 

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