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Daily Postcard: Sunset With Moon Spotted Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A sunset with the moon is spotted Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Sotto Voce Sept. 29

on August 9, 2017 - 11:05am
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present Sotto Voce, the latest play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, which premiered under the direction of the playwright at the Theatre for the New City in New York on Feb. 15, 2016. Sotto Voce is written and performed in English.
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Cruz examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn, now in her eighties and living in New York, lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S.

Bring The Past To The Present This Weekend

on August 9, 2017 - 9:26am
ART News:
Join us 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 for the opening reception of "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch..."
There will be live music and refreshments as well as the remarkable Southwestern artwork that will adorn our gallery walls. Santa Fe artist Carolyn Florek will also be opening her solo show in the Portal Gallery titled, "Time at Bandelier". Be sure to walk through to see her colorful depictions of her time as Artist-in-Residence to the local monument.
Downtown Los Alamos will be bustling as we set up for our Arts & Crafts Fair and the County Fair will be setting up across

Daily Postcard: Deer Family Visits Quemazon Residence

on August 9, 2017 - 6:21am

Daily Postcard: A deer that spent time at a residence last week in Quemazon returned with her family. Courtesy photo

MOIFA: Half Price Museum Admission For August Objects Of Art And Antique American Indian Art Shows

on August 8, 2017 - 7:38am
ART News:
SANTA FE — Attendees of the Objects of Art show, Aug. 10–13, and Antique American Indian Art Show, Aug. 15–18, at Santa Fe’s El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia in the Santa Fe Railyard, will receive 50 percent off admission to the Museum of International Folk Art upon presenting their ticket stubs from either show, MOIFA Director Khristaan Villela announced today.
As a result, New Mexico residents will pay $3.50 and non-residents $6.
This special offer is in conjunction with MOIFA’s pop-up exhibit at both shows, The World in New Mexico, New Mexico in the

Los Alamos Young Thespians Audition For 'Aladdin'

on August 8, 2017 - 6:32am

Missoula Children's Theater Directors Ryan Jacob Pierce, middle, and Julia Bourland, right, assign roles to a group of aspiring thespians for the upcoming production of 'Aladdin'. Auditions for the show were held Monday morning at Crossroads Bible Church. Pierce and Bourland will direct the group of young actors before the show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Doors for the production will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Daily Postcard: Full Moonrise Over Sangre De Cristos

on August 8, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: A full moonrise shines over the Sangre de Cristos as seen Sunday from White Rock. Photo by Rebecca Shankland

Hubbell Trading Post Comes To Bandelier

on August 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Hhandcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. Courtesy photo


Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is bringing its Navajo Rug Trunk Show to Bandelier National Monument 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20.

Visitors will experience the culture and heritage of the Navajo people with hundreds of handcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, a Western National Parks Association (WNPA) partner park and the oldest continuously-operating trading post in the Southwest.

Authentic Navajo

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Spotted In Nest

on August 6, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: This hummingbird nest is spotted in a tree in Quemazon, complete with a baby bird inside. Photo by Jennifer, Andy and Nathan Seirp

LALT: Open Reading Of 'Rocky Horror Show' Aug. 8

on August 5, 2017 - 5:03pm

LALT News:

Join Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 to read or listen to the stage version of what became "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Light refreshments will be served.

Director Deborah Magid along with producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and Costumer Sarah Preteska will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.

"The Rocky Horror Show" was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler in March 1975 at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. It quickly became a cult classic.

Daily Postcard: Deer Visit Los Alamos Neighborhood

on August 5, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A deer grabs a bite to eat Friday afternoon from a tree near Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

Deer spotted Friday afternoon at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

A deer gets ready to cross the road at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr. 

Reception For Watercolorist Allen Brown At Karen Wray Gallery Underway Until 7 p.m. Today!

on August 4, 2017 - 6:12pm
Gallery owner Karen Wray with watercolorist Allen Brown. Brown is presenting his first solo art show with a reception at the Karen Wray Gallery 5-7 p.m. today at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Guests begin to gather at the reception for Alan Brown's solo show today at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Community Members Needed For LALT Work Party

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites all interested community members to attend a work party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, as theatre members undertake projects to spruce up and maintain the building and grounds of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., where LALT productions are performed.

LALT manages the Performing Arts Center under a license agreement with Los Alamos County and is responsible for general maintenance of the facility.

In addition to general yard and building maintenance, a couple of the major undertakings for this work party are to winnow and organize the

Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

New Play By Robert Benjamin Opens Aug. 10

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01am
Paula, a young motorcyle cop (Alix Hudson), offers David, (Jim McGiffin) a rose. Photo by Cameron Gay
Sweethearts Ruby (Marguerite Scott) and David (Jim McGiffin) share a moment, while David’s daughter Dawn (Juliet Salazar) looks on in disapproval. Photo by Cameron Gay

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s latest full-length play, Still in the Game, opens Aug. 10 at Teatro Pajaguas in Santa Fe.

Benjamin is a late-blooming playwright.

Daily Postcard: Thursday's Sunrise Casts Golden Hue

on August 4, 2017 - 5:23am
Daily Postcard: The sunrise Thursday casts a golden hue across the sky in White Rock. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

New Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher Speaks At Art On Tap Today

on August 3, 2017 - 8:25pm

New Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher speaking today at Art On Tap at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Lensic: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Aug. 26

on August 3, 2017 - 9:25am

Ricky Skaggs
LPAC News:
Bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs—winner of 14 Grammy awards and 8 Country Music Awards—performs with his band, Kentucky Thunder at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 26, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.
TICKETS: $46-$75. Available at, TicketsSantaFe.org505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic. 
Ricky Skaggs—born in 1954 in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky—has been playing mandolin and performing since he was a 6. With Bill Monroe as a mentor and a family who

Come See Las Vegas Artist Justin Favela Install His Piece In The Piñata Exhibit Aug. 14-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:32am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Las Vegas artist Justin Favela will be installing his latest piñata piece in The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum from Aug. 14-20.
Working in the media of painting, sculpture, performance, and, most importantly, piñatas, Favela draws from art history, popular culture, and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage.

Daily Postcard: Afternoon Walk Along Rio Grande

on August 3, 2017 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Afternoon walk Sunday along the Rio Grande. Photo by Robert Beberniss

New Mexico Film Office: ‘t@gged’ Enters Third Season

on August 2, 2017 - 2:28pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that AwesomenessTV’s premium series t@agged, will start production on Season 3 in early August. Production will wrap mid-September in Albuquerque and the Jemez.

“When you get picked up for another season, you know you’re doing something right,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “Our homegrown talent and our incredible landscapes are catalysts for bringing back another season to New Mexico.”

The production will employ approximately 55 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico principal

White Rock Artist Market Returns Saturday

on August 2, 2017 - 11:53am
White Rock Art Market. Courtesy photo
The White Rock Artist Market takes place again 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 outside the White Rock Visitor Center.
This market will feature some of our regular artists and artisans but will also include some new faces to the Artist Market. This Saturday our artists will be selling fused and stained glass art, paintings, jewelry, mosaics, gift cards and bags, hand-woven pine needle baskets, natural body products, different types of handmade wooden products and much more.
The White Rock Visitor Center is open

Scenes From Spanish Market

on August 2, 2017 - 8:08am

Andrew Garcia of Penasco took second place in the Leonora Curtin Paloheimo Award for Excellence in Traditional Furniture at the 66th Annual Traditional Spanish Market in Santa Fe. Photo by George Morse/

Arturo Lopez of Santa Fe displayed his art  under the portal of the Palace of the Governors. Lopez won the Bultos en Nicho Award for the work by his right arm, which also took Honorable Mention in the Painted Bultos category. Photo by George Morse/

Carmen Campos of El Rito (left) talks to two patrons about her tinwork at the 66th Annual Traditional Spanish

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunrise Spotted From Potrillo

on August 2, 2017 - 6:32am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise is spotted Friday from Potrillo Drive in White Rock. Photo by Jim Gourdoux