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Samantha Filer Wins Desert Light Film Festival

on May 26, 2013 - 8:36am
'Sword of Arundel' collage. Courtesy/Samantha Filer
Samatha Filer, right, with the movie poster for her film that was one of her prizes. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Samantha Filer, a home school student active in the Los Alamos Community, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival.

The festival was held on the campus of New Mexico State University and at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo.

“The Sword of Arundel,” a seven minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel to it, was submitted by Filer of Jemez Springs.

June Brown Bag Features Short Play Sampler

on May 25, 2013 - 6:53am
Ali (Pat Beck) and Jeff (Eric Bjorklund) struggle with love in 'No Easy Points.' Photo by Larry Gibbons

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council's next feature in the Brown Bag Performance Series will be “A Short-Play Sampler” written by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, directed by Beth Kennedy Jones and performed by local actors.

The sampler consists of three short plays each presented as a concert reading. The event will take place at noon, Wednesday June 5 at Fuller Lodge. All performances in the Brown Bag Series are free and open to the public.

While many theater patrons attend

Art in Public Places Board Meets June 13

on May 25, 2013 - 6:34am

'Grandmother's Joy' created in 1998 by Fritz White is on display in front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LAC

APP News:

The Art in Public Places June meeting has changed from Thursday, June 27 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Mesa Public Library.

The meeting is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.


Taos School of Music Concerts Are Family Affordable

on May 25, 2013 - 6:25am

Staff Report:

The Borremeo String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, and the Shanghai Quartet – all internationally-sought artists commanding the world’s top venues – are guest artists on the 2013 summer schedule at Taos School of Music.

In addition, renowned pianists Robert McDonald and Thomas Sauer, as well as violist Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarnari String Quartet, also will perform during the June 16 - Aug. 4 season.

Best of all, tickets to these superb concerts are affordable, at $20 per adult and $10 for children under 16, so the entire family can enjoy a memorable


Hannemann's Music Corner: What About Music? (Part 1)

on May 24, 2013 - 6:16am
Hannemann's Music Corner: What About Music? (Part 1)
I've been attending the final concerts of the school bands and orchestras and it has been a real treat.
We grow some very talented kids here. More importantly, we encourage kids to develop their own talents. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding and the musical pudding our kids have been cooking up is very sweet indeed.
Somewhere along the line, one wonders, "gee, if I knew then what I know now, what would I change?" For me, the answer is simple – I would put as much time into my clarinet as I put into

Inspirational Concert Fills IHM Church

on May 23, 2013 - 12:19pm

Community members begin to find seats for Sunday's concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church, which raised funds for the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Performing 'Memorare' are from left, David Moore, John Machuzak, Randy Erickson, Rene LeClaire, Julie Habiger, Viera Moore, Adrienne Borrego, Claudine Kasunic, Laura Erickson, Cathy Morzinski and Ruth Doyle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Mezzo Soprano Julie Habiger performs 'Blessings' as her husband Kerry, left, and son Andrew listen during Sunday's benefit concert

Janet Davidson Brings ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore,' to Los Alamos

on May 23, 2013 - 6:59am
Producer and director Janet Davidson performing as Gingy in 'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The role played by clothing in most women’s lives cannot be overestimated.

From Brownie uniforms to prom outfits, little black dresses, spike heels, Grateful Dead t-shirts, pedal pushers, tube tops and wedding gowns, women’s memories are tied up with what they were wearing at the time.

And then there’s “the purse,” that ubiquitous accessory with which women seem to have a love/hate relationship.

Clothing is the hook on which the lives of


'Bomb' Author Speaks Thursday at Mesa Library

on May 22, 2013 - 1:43pm
Steve Sheinkin, author of 'Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon' is Thursday's Authors Speak featured guest. Courtesy photo


A 20-something spy, an incredible scientific discovery, and a race that spanned three continents – these are just some of the pieces of the story behind the atomic bomb.

Steve Sheinkin captures this amazing tale in his young adult book, “Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.”

The book reveals the details of a German chemist who discovered a uranium atom could split in two when