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UNM-LA Hosts Tri-city Piano Competition Saturday

on October 19, 2017 - 10:47am
Dr. Tzufeng Liu
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The UNM-LA campus will host a significant New Mexico youth piano competition from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, when 28 contestants ranging in age from six-to sixteen years old will descend on the campus from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas.
 
The Los Alamos public is cordially invited to the competition throughout the day. Additionally, at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon the Winners from the competition can all be heard in recital. As part of UNM-LA’s continuing public service mission, both events are FREE and open to the public.
 

Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Fall Dance Oct. 27

on October 19, 2017 - 6:17am
Los Alamos Big Band 2015. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is hosting a Fall Concert and Dance, 7-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 27 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays dance music for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and
more. The band will be playing favorites such as In The Mood; String of Pearl; Sing, Sing, Sing; New York, New York and even Clarinet Polka.
 
The band also features two well-known vocalists, Elisa

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Concert Sunday

on October 18, 2017 - 9:08am

Coro De Camara Fall Concert: Call Of Isles

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Coro de Camara will perform its Fall Concert: Call Of Isles Nov. 3-5. Courtesy photo

CORO DE CAMARA News:

Pianist Natasha Stojanovska, Celtic fiddler Maria Jones, violinist Kathy Gursky, and Irish dancer and tin whistle player Bethany Filer join Coro de Cámara in a program of music from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
    • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
    • 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
    • First Presbyterian Church
    •  208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
    • Unitarian Church
    • 1738 N. Sage St. in Los Alamos

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

LAHS Choir Pumpkin Patch Opening Soon

on October 9, 2017 - 9:37am

CHOIR News:

The Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch is getting set to open again this year on 4th Street.

The Patch was set to open Sunday is at the mercy of the limited amount of truck drivers available, due to the hurricanes, and the pumpkins aren't arriving until today.

Depending on how late the truck rolls up to the site on 4th Street will determine whether the patch opens today or Tuesday.

Scenes From Halftime Festivities At Friday’s Game

on October 8, 2017 - 10:38am

A large moon creates a dramatic backdrop for the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Band as members perform during halftime at the football game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A robotic cannon fires tee shirt to the crowd at the game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Junior NROTC presents the colors at the beginning of the game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Meet the LAHS 2017 Topper Cheerleading Squad. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Savanna Sweers is part of the youth cheerleaders at

Take A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane In ‘Reliving The 70s’ At Tool Shed In Dixon

on October 8, 2017 - 7:36am
The finale of 
‘Reliving The 70s’ during opening night Friday at the Tool Shed in Dixon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jazmine Torres and Bear Schacht perform in ‘Reliving The 70s’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Dixon Player’s “Reliving The 70s" is a great big variety show. And I mean big – there are 39 musical numbers (I’m not  kidding), a live band and more than 25 cast members. This is indeed a spectacle in the small Tool Shed Theatre. It was a full house on opening night Friday.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

Family Council Boots & Badges Fall Ball Nov. 11

on October 5, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery, seated, and Counseling Center Program Director Cheryl Pongratz Tuesday morning at LAFC on Nectar and 15th. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region and at the same time pay tribute to local police, firefighters and veterans.

LAFC is hosting a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Veteran’s Day, Nov.

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
LIBRARY News:
 
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
 
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
 
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
 
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

Los Alamos Arts Council Develops Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lectures

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
Rosalie Heller was a pillar of the arts community and the Los Alamos Arts Council is honoring her with its Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lectures. The first lecture is slated to be in September 2018. Photo by Joanne Rijnes

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher, left, and Leon Heller are working on the upcoming lecture series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com​

 

BY KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Rosalie Heller died in December 2016 but Los Alamos still feels her influence and Heller’s impact on the community continues.

Concert Pianist Makes Los Alamos Debut Friday

on October 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

Live Entertainment To Accompany Tapas And Wine At Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
LAHS student Jenna Espinoza (front row, right) will perform a type of folk dance from Spain called Sevillanas, which is similar to Flamenco. Courtesy photo
 
Ryan Finn and the other members of his jazz quartet will perform Oct. 14 during Taste of Knowledge. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
On the evening of Oct, 14, the old De Colores restaurant will be transformed into a Spanish scene for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge.
 
Event-goers will be treated to scrumptious Spanish tapas prepared by Pig+Fig and boutique wines to complement each

Heinrich Statement On Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

on October 2, 2017 - 8:05am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) made the following statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., where some 50 people are dead and 200 injured.

“I'm sickened by the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We are all keeping everyone impacted by this act of domestic terrorism and those working on the front lines in our thoughts.” Heinrich said. “These incomprehensible acts of violence have become far too common, yet each one is no less tragic or heartbreaking. Every life lost to gun violence is a tragedy.

Scenes From Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks

on October 2, 2017 - 5:39am
Attendees of Opera on the Rocks wearing rain gear and sitting under umbrellas, grey skies and light rain but not dampened spirits as Opera Alta performs scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Saturday at Bandelier. Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Bandelier National Monument and Opera Alta in the scenic amphitheater at Bandelier’s Juniper Campground, the performance coincided with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. Photo by Norman Doggett

Opera Alta's singers in the new adaptation of The Abduction from the

LALO Auditions For ‘Guys And Dolls’ Oct. 5-8

on October 1, 2017 - 9:18am

LIGHT OPERA News:

Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz.

Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Auditions are 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 4-7 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Callbacks are 7 p.m.

Santa Fe Opera Names Gayletha Nichols New Director Designate Of Apprentice Program For Singers

on October 1, 2017 - 6:55am
Gayletha Nichols
 
SFO News:
 
SANTA FE  General Director Charles MacKay announced Tuesday that Gayletha Nichols, executive director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and member of Santa Fe Opera’s teaching staff during the last two seasons, is the new director designate of the Apprentice Program for Singers.
 
Nichols will accompany Santa Fe Opera’s Head of Music, Robert Tweten, on next month’s audition tour.

Jazz Show At The Tub In Central Park Square Saturday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:06am

ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River Oct. 3

on September 26, 2017 - 5:56am
The string quartet ETHEL. Courtesy/Erin Patrice O’Brien

Robert Mirabal. Courtesy/CurryImages.com

 

LPAC News:
 
Daring string quartet ETHEL and Grammy-winning flute musician Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo join forces for a cross-cultural concert inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth.
 
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Tickets are $25-$45 and available at Lensic.org, TicketsSantaFe.org, 505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic.
 
Video: 

Scenes From Russ Gordon Luncheon At Senior Center

on September 10, 2017 - 6:47am

Concert promoter Russ Gordon, left, speaks with Los Alamos Hillstrummers musicians at a special lunch held in his honor Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center as his retires after 28 years. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd gathers for a tribute lunch for Russ Gordon Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to thank him as his retires after 28 years of bringing music to the community. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Hillstrummers perform for Russ Gordon at a special lunch Friday. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Russ Gordon greeting friends.

Fans Make A Fuss About Russ At His Final Concert

on September 9, 2017 - 6:53am
A huge crowd turned out Friday night to bid farewell to concert promoter Russ Gordon at his final concert and the final Summer Concert of the season. Gorden is retiring after 28 years of providing great music to Los Alamos every summer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Daughter Annie Rose surprised her parents by flying in from Seattle for Friday's final concert. She gets a hug from her mom Deborah Gordon as her dad, Russ Gordon is at left. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Russ Gordon holds aloft the Los Alamos County Council proclamation declaring Sept.

Russ Gordon’s Final Summer Concert Tonight!

on September 8, 2017 - 8:13am

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, performs Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

 

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in the final Los Alamos County Summer Concert of the season and producer Russ Gordon's last show as he retires after 28 years!

The free concert is a joint presentation the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Concert Association.

“Russ Gordon, the summer concert impresario and I have been trying to figure out how to collaborate for several years,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin

Los Alamos County Council Honors Russ Gordon

on September 6, 2017 - 6:13pm

Councilor Antonio Maggiore, center, presents a proclamation to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series organizer Russ Gordon who accepted it together with his wife Deborah, son Abe and his girlfriend Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY NEWS:

The Los Alamos County Council paid its respects to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Organizer Russ Gordon during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. After 28 years of providing concerts to the community, Gordon is retiring and Friday will be his final concert.

Councilor Antonio

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