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Scenes From Art Dedication At Aquatic Center

on June 16, 2017 - 3:36pm

County staff, members of the Art in Public Places (APP) Board and members of the community turned out for the dedication ceremoney for the artwork 'Denizens of the Deep' Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The artwork, created by local artist Richard Swenson, features sea creatures forged out of discarded machinery parts. Swenson donated the pieces to the aquatic center.

Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier 5 p.m. Today!

on June 16, 2017 - 10:40am
Transitions. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception Friday night for Ann Greene of Los Alamos.
 
On display will be her intricate beadweavings. The show opens at 5 p.m. and Ann will be on hand to talk about her works. Please stop in and see this incredible show and meet the artist.
 
Ann moved to Los Alamos from Indianapolis in 1984 because she had fallen in love with this place. She says, “It felt like coming home.” ‘Transitions’, her beadwork on a Bell Lap Harp, is her tribute to Los Alamos.
 
She explained that “The Pajarito Plateau has had numerous

Daily Postcard: McCauley Hot Springs

on June 15, 2017 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: McCauley Hot Springs is not as wet as many states but just as beautiful when water is found. The Jemez are full of little treasures. Photo by Avery Neal

Daily Postcard: Flower Power

on June 13, 2017 - 4:47pm

A gazania flowering in a garden on San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
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Daily Postcard: Sky View From Los Alamos

on June 13, 2017 - 12:22pm

Daily Postcard: Sky View From Los Alamos. Photo by Avery Neal

APP Board - Notice Of Possible Quorum June 15

on June 11, 2017 - 6:37am
COUNTY News:
 
Notice of a possible quorum of the Art in Public Places Board at the Dedication of "Denizens of the Deep" by Richard Swenson at Aquatic Center June 15 has been published and is available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Daily Postcard: Friendly Face On Area Trail

on June 11, 2017 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: A relatively new face carved in a rock along an area trail. Photo by Lori Kelley

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 10

on June 10, 2017 - 7:20am
American Daniel Hsu brings the chamber music portion of the Cliburn to a close. Courtesy photo 
 
Rachel Cheung, the finalist from Hong Kong, enjoys the audience's response to her performance of Brahms. Courtesy photo 
 
Russia's Gregory Tchaidze performs with the Brentano String Quartet. Courtesy photo 
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Following a practice that began with the very first Cliburn Competition, all competitors are required to learn a brand new work written especially for the competition.

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Rainbow

on June 10, 2017 - 7:06am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow shines Tuesday over Los Alamos as seen from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 9

on June 9, 2017 - 5:45pm
Yekwan Sunwoo of South Korea and the Brentano String Quartet play as one. Courtesy photo
American Kenneth Broberg enjoys the final moment of his performance with the Brentano String Quartet. Courtesy photo
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

The “plays-well-with-others” round of the Cliburn Competition has begun.

First, Cliburn competitors are required to choose one of five piano quintets to play with the Brentano String Quartet.

LALT Holds Auditions For 'Communicating Doors'

on June 9, 2017 - 1:06pm
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for the play, "Communicating Doors," by Alan Ayckbourn, which will be performed in September. Auditions are 3-5 p.m. June 18 and 5-7 p.m. June 19 at the Performing Arts Center. Please have a prepared one minute monologue – you can pick your own! Scripts will be available at the Mesa and White Rock libraries.
 
"Communicating Doors" is a murder mystery with a time travel twist. It has parts for three males and three females and takes place in a suite at the Regal Hotel, London in May 1977, October 1997, and July 2017.
 

Daily Postcard: Butterfly Shows Off Colorful Wings

on June 9, 2017 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly shows off its colorful wings as it rests on a tray in the early morning sunshine Thursday in the garden of a home on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Changes For 2017-18 Season

on June 8, 2017 - 4:16pm
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2017-18 season.
 
ACCT Summer Workshops
 
ACCT's fun-filled season begins in June with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops will be held June 26-30 from 9-11 a.m., in the Topper Theater at the high school.
 
ACCT Director Daren Savage said, "This is a great way for students to start their musical theater summer break.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 8

on June 8, 2017 - 2:30pm

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Los Alamos Concert Association Board member and friend Dorothy Amsden asked me what happens to the competitors in the Cliburn Competition who are eliminated at the end of each round. “Do they remain for the rest of the competition or do they return home, tail between the legs, poor things?” she wondered.

While there must certainly be some tremendous disappointment, these pianists are not neophytes.

Fifth Annual Inside] Out Art Exhibition Opens Sept. 15

on June 8, 2017 - 6:40am
SFCG News:
 
SANTA FE  The Inside] Out Art Exhibition, an annual exhibition giving those who are living with mental illness a venue for showing their art in a professional gallery, will be held this year for the first time in the downtown Santa Fe Community Gallery.
 
The exhibition, which opens Sept. 15 and is on view through Oct. 14, is part of Inside] Out Arts, one of three major programs of the Compassionate Touch Network, a Santa Fe based non-profit whose mission is to promote mental health literacy for youth, teens, and adults using education and the arts.

Daily Postcard: Horse Finds Grass Really Is Greener

on June 8, 2017 - 6:10am

Daily Postcard: A horse finds the grass really is greener on the other side of this fence at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos/Japan Project Partners With Green Legacy Hiroshima To Safeguard Atomic Bomb Seeds

on June 7, 2017 - 4:36pm

Courtesy/LAHM

Los Alamos History Museum News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project is proud to announce its newest partnership with Green Legacy Hiroshima, an organization dedicated to safeguard and to spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima's atomic bomb survivor trees. The Los Alamos History Museum is the grateful recipient of four varieties of second-generation, atomic bomb tree seeds-camphor, ginkgo, holly, and persimmon.

Dichroic Glass Sculpture Installed At Golf Course

on June 7, 2017 - 3:57pm

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building on Diamond Drive. Courtesy/LAC

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board is pleased to announce the installation of a suspended dichroic glass sculpture (“Carry the Light”) made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 7

on June 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Cliburn finalists, standing, from left, Americans Daniel Hsu and Kenneth Broberg, South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, Russian Yuri Favorin, and seated: Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and Georgy Tchaidze of Russia. Courtesy Photo 

 

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 
It was a long and busy last day in the Cliburn Competition semi-final round.
 

Kenneth Broberg of the U.S. shot up in my estimation after a magisterial performance of the Liszt B-minor sonata.  Italian Leonardo Pierdomenico sank just a little after a nice but not stellar recital.

Brown Bag Performance Series Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quintet Today

on June 7, 2017 - 7:19am
LAAC News:
 
Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge. 
 
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. Performances are noon, usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is funded in part by the County of Los Alamos.
 
For the June 7 Brown Bag, LAAC presents Los Alamos/Santa Fe

Daily Postcard: Golden Sunset Over Los Alamos

on June 7, 2017 - 6:20am

Daily Postcard: Monday night's golden sunset over Los Alamos. Photo by Josh Smith

UNM-LA Offers Intro To Opera June 12-July 24

on June 6, 2017 - 5:09pm

Community Invited To ‘Denizens Of The Deep’ Dedication At Aquatic Center June 15

on June 6, 2017 - 4:06pm

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to attend the Art in Public Places Board’s dedication of ‘Denizens of the Deep’ by metal artist Richard Swenson.

The special event is 2 p.m., June 15 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 6

on June 6, 2017 - 10:01am

Russian competitor Georgy Tchaidze enjoys a standing ovation with Fort Worth Symphony conductor Nicholas McGegan. Courtesy Photo 

Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong, the only woman still in the Cliburn contention. Courtesy photo

 

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

At this point in the Cliburn Competition, the jury has heard more than 52 hours of music and there are many hours to go. Committing to serve on a Cliburn jury is a major commitment for people who already have busy performing and teaching schedules.

The 10-member jury headed by Chairman and

The Broformers Hot Show Circus In Los Alamos Will Fund Seattle Street Performance Trip

on June 6, 2017 - 6:31am
Max Herrmann, left, and Eben Bold are The Proformers. They are hosting a circus at 8 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Bible Church to fund their upcoming street performances in Seattle. Courtesy photo
 
The Broformers, Eben Bold, left, and Max Hermann, in action. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Eben Bold met his future partner, Max Herrmann, he was a little intimidated.

“Max was that cool kid, but then he asked me to teach him to juggle,” Bold said.

And so the Broformers team was born. Bold and Herrmann have a dream.

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