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Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Dec. 14

on December 9, 2017 - 4:59am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in Council Chambers in ther Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
  • 1. CALL TO ORDER
  • 2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • 3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
    • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 16 meeting
  • 5. CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
    • Project overview for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head​ Presenters: Eric Martinez
    • WR Pottery Project - update on educational plaque Presenters: Libby Carlsten
    • Update on Selig artwork

Interfaith Christmas Concert Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:55pm
Booklynn with her violin. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
An Interfaith Christmas Concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Mormon Church at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 
 
This free event will have musical numbers from members of White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Performances include a variety of instruments, including piano, cello, ukulele and a bell choir. There also will be soloist and singing performances and opportunities for the audience to sing some classic Christmas music. The performers vary in age from 9 years to adults. Families and children are encouraged to attend. 

Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Parish Hall Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:50pm

K of C Ladies Auxiliary News:

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is holding its Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.

"With more than 30 vendors selling everything from jewelry to handmade Christmas ornaments, this is a perfect opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done right here in Los Alamos," organizer Gloria Lopez said.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, including breakfast burritos, green chili stew, coffee, sodas and baked goods.

Shashi Light Charles Performs At Library Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
Shashi Light Charles. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Shashi Light Charles will play and sing a free concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Her program will include holiday songs and some original work, all presented in her unique jazz-folk fusion style.
 
Charles fell in love with music at an early age, which beckoned her into singing (badly but passionately) and plinking on the piano and plucking on the guitar.

Daily Postcard: White Rock Sunrise

on December 8, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mesa Library Screens ‘The Last Waltz’ Today

on December 7, 2017 - 1:40pm

Movie poster for ‘The Last Waltz’. Courtesy photo
 
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

 

Next up in the library’s Free Film Series is a film Chicago Tribune critic Michael Wilmington called “the greatest rock concert movie ever made – and maybe the best rock movie, period.” Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz” (1978, rated PG) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library’s upstairs meeting room.

 

It’s Thanksgiving, 1976. An ice rink and music hall in San Francisco called the Winterland Ballroom hosts a crowd of 5,00 for what concert promoter Bill Graham dubs “rock ‘n’ roll’s last supper”

O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction ‘Bear Lake’ Finds Home At New Mexico Museum Of Art

on December 7, 2017 - 7:53am
Georgia O'Keeffe, Desert Abstraction ‘Bear Lake’, 1931, oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. On long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (1984.336) © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Photo by Blair Clark
 
MNMF News:
 
SANTA FE  In honor of the New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial year celebration, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation made permanent its long-term loan of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) to the Museum.
 
With this move, the 1931 O’Keeffe piece becomes part of the Museum of Art’s permanent collection. 
 
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Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Exclusive Performances Inside A Glacier + Lava Tunnel

on December 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Into The Glacier. Photo by Juliette Rowland
 

The Lava Tunnel Raufarhólshellir. Courtesy photo
MUSIC News:
 
Iceland’s Secret Solstice, the bucket-list music festival held during 96 hours of straight sunlight in Reykjavik from June 21-24, 2018 announces the return of their signature side events, Into The Glacier and The Lava Tunnel for their fifth edition with tickets on sale at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Thursday, Dec. 7.
 
Combining a world-class music festival with the many one of a kind attractions that the land of fire and ice has to offer, Secret Solstice will once again prove why it

Coro De Camara Performs ‘Deck The Hall’ Concerts

on December 7, 2017 - 7:16am

Coro de Camara presents ‘Deck the Hall’ Dec. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos and Dec. 17 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

​COMMUNITY News:

Coro de Cámara presents “Deck the Hall”, a merry concert of holiday favorites and offers a free, 30-minute preview performance at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Santa’s arrival at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Full concert performances:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road;
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave.; and
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Daily Postcard: View Spotted From LAHS E Wing

on December 7, 2017 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: The view spotted Wednesday from behind E wing at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Randall Morris

Free Weekly Raspberry Pi Club At Los Alamos Makers

on December 6, 2017 - 2:33pm
Einstein meets Raspberry Pi is one of the projects completed at Los Alamos Makers. The bust of Albert Einstein was 3D printed and brought to life with Raspberry Pi-powered animated eyes. Courtesy/Prisca Tiassé Yoder

Los Alamos Makers News:

“It's small. It's cheap” ($10). “You can turn it into an environmental monitor that can keep track of the temperature in your house, and even turn on your fan or air conditioner before you get home from work.”

This is how Akkana Peck describes the Raspberry Pi in her latest book, “Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi zero - Controlling the world around you with

New Art Show On Display At Rose Chocolatier

on December 6, 2017 - 8:41am

Examples of art created by Lene Bryson, left, and Connie Pacheco on display through Jan. 16 at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Rose Chocolatier is hosting artists and friends Connie Pacheco and Lene Bryson. Their work is on display at Rose Chocolatier throughout the holiday season.

Forty plus years of memories connect these two friends who are sharing the results of their creative passions in this show at Rose Chocolatier.

Pacheco has worked in many media, lately with new materials including mica and gold leafing.

Daily Postcard: Cattails Spotted At Fenton Lake

on December 6, 2017 - 8:22am

Daily Postcard: Seeds burst forth from cattails spotted last week at Fenton Lake. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Daily Postcard: Cattails spotted last week at Fenton Lake. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Daily Postcard: Hiking Along Otowi Trail

on December 5, 2017 - 7:41am

Daily Postcard: A view of Barranca Mesa on a recent hike along the Otowi Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Moonset Sunday Over Ashley Pond

on December 4, 2017 - 4:52am

Daily Postcard: The moon sets early Sunday morning over Ashley Pond. Photo by Marc Bailey

Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Wednesday

on December 3, 2017 - 4:23pm

Kathy McIntosh

 

LAAC News: 

 

The Brown Bag Performance season’s fourth monthly concert will be presented noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fuller Lodge and will feature the virtuoso talents of Kathy McIntosh, harpsichordist; Kay Newnam, violinist; Patrick Neher, contrabassist; and Candace Magner, guitarist.

The program will present Baroque and Classical era music along with a bit of Contemporary thrown in.

2017 Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe Dec. 9

on December 3, 2017 - 6:34am
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is is hosting its second annual Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 9, at New Mexico School for the Arts at 275 E 275 E. Alameda St. in Santa Fe.
 
Seven Santa Fe Schools and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays. 

Students from Academy of Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Monte del Sol Charter, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High, Santa Fe Indian School, and Santa Fe Prep have been brushing up their Shakespeare since September.

Scenes From Annual Creche Show

on December 3, 2017 - 6:31am
This unusal rock creche is one of the many on display from around the world Saturday at the annual Creche Show inside the Los Alamos LDS Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Daily Postcard: Dramatic Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on December 3, 2017 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: A dramatic sunrise is spotted Tuesday above Pajarito Acres. Photo by Douglas Reilly

County Holiday Tree Lighting At Ashley Pond

on December 2, 2017 - 9:23pm

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From Mesa Library WinterFest Activities

on December 2, 2017 - 4:36pm

Eileen Zhang and her son, Derek, create holiday crafts this morning at Mesa Public Library while Zhang's mother looks on. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group works on holiday arts and crafts today at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Youngters playing with water beads; or tiny beads that expand in water. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kiley McNeel does beadwork with her father Stephen this morning at the library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kelly Dolejsi and her daughter Jocelyne participate in arts and crafts activities at the

Scenes From Affordable Art Show At FLAC

on December 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Volunteer Debbie Huling checks on one of the Christmas trees during the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christie Kelly, right, checks out the offerings at the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge Art Center volunteer Judy Dean wraps up a purchase. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

One of many displays at today's Affordable Art Show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Young Explorers: Winter Camps For School Age Kids

on December 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Children explore and learn during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children participate in hands-on activities during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children investigate the diversity of garden habitat during the NMMNHS Winter Camps. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter for one or all of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. 
 
The camps start Dec. 18 and run through Jan.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Paints Sky Over Los Alamos

on December 2, 2017 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise paints the sky Thursday over Los Alamos. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

Daily Postcard: Hiking At Natural Arch In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A family hikes near the Natural Arch along Mitchell Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

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