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Fancy Fiddle Fundraiser For LAPS Orchestra Feb. 18

on February 4, 2017 - 4:17am
Fancy Fiddle Auction Feb. 18 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy image
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Dozens of fancifully decorated string instruments will be auctioned at a special event at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge.
 
The Fancy Fiddle Auction, a benefit for the orchestra program in the Los Alamos Public Schools, is the brainchild of a group of volunteers and artists who wanted to save the instruments from being destroyed. 
 
All the instruments were owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools and had been loaned or rented to students in decades past.

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio Feb. 12

on February 4, 2017 - 4:03am
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio, together on stage at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12.

The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio fuse more than 40 years of combined performing experience into a phenomenal six-by-six-string ensemble. California Guitar Trio’s steel-stringed guitars blend beautifully with Montreal Guitar Trio’s nylon-stringed guitars as each trio chases the other through original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music.
 
View a clip of the California

Daily Postcard: Big Buck Eats Bird Seed On Sandia

on February 4, 2017 - 3:38am

Daily Postcard: A young buck is spotted eating seeds from a back yard birdfeeder on Sandia Street. Photo by Peggy Goldman

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Eagle Huntress’

on February 3, 2017 - 6:15pm
Movie Poster for 'Eagle Hunstress'. Courtesy photo

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Eagle Huntress” is a documentary that tells the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who wants to be an eagle hunter like her father and the eleven generations of men before him. The problem is, she is female.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv plays herself in the film, and this is her true story. Her father, Rys Nurgaiv, and his father have been eagle hunting all of Aisholpan’s life. She is really keen to be trained, herself. Her father thinks boys and girls are equal and can do anything.

Repurposed String Instruments At Village Arts

on February 3, 2017 - 7:34am
Fiddler crab. Courtesy photo
 
By KATHY WILLCUTT
Los Alamos
 
Last week I went to Village Arts (on DP Road) to see the exhibit of stringed instruments that have been repurposed by local artists as a fundraiser for the Los Alamos High School String Program.
 
When the orchestra rooms were being cleared out for the recent remodel of the music department space, these instruments were found. They were damaged beyond repair.

Writer Discusses Manhattan Project Through Poetry

on February 3, 2017 - 7:23am

​Poet and professor Joni Wallace

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

What occurred in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project has never faded from history or from our minds. It’s a period of time that poet and University of Arizona Poetry Center Professor Joni Wallace always wanted to write about and she achieved her wish with “Kingdom Come Radio Show.”

The Los Alamos Historical Society will feature Wallace during its lecture series, “Mesas and Particles: Los Alamos as Literary Muse,” at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

To Wallace, Los Alamos is more than just a location of

Daily Postcard: February Sunset Over Los Alamos

on February 3, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: February begins with balmy temperatures and an amazing sunset over Los Alamos as seen Wednesday from the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram Displays Her Work At Cottonwood On The Greens

on February 2, 2017 - 9:43am

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram with her photos on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographs by Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram are on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photography depicting local area subjects by Jennifer Bartram is on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Youth Beginning Photography Class For 1st-3rd Graders At Los Alamos Nature Center

on February 2, 2017 - 9:35am
Acorn Woodpeckers frequently visit the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Mrs. Magelssen
 
PEEC News:
 
Retired school teacher Mrs. Magelssen will teach a beginning photography class for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This beginning photography class will encourage children to discover the basics of composing good photographs through hands-on experience. Camera equipment will be provided. Students will identify pictures that are pleasing to the eye, take pictures of flowers and wildlife at the nature center.
 

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds At Sunset

on February 2, 2017 - 7:59am

Daily Postcard: The view from the back yard of a home in Pajarito Acres Tuesday of lenticular clouds over the Sangres at sunset. Mountains here often make lenticular clouds, but the reddish sunset light on one is much less common. Photo by Bob Reedy

The Lensic: Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves Feb. 26

on February 1, 2017 - 7:01am

Dianne Reeves. Courtesy photo
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents legendary jazz and R&B singer Dianne Reeves at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26.

Known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard. Her magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality, and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist.

Daily Postcard: Horse Peers Through Fence Posts

on February 1, 2017 - 6:55am

Daily Postcard: A horse is spotted peering through fence posts recently at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

LAHS Students Win DWI Awareness Poster Contest

on January 31, 2017 - 11:32am
These top three winning posters are created by students at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

The DWI Planning Council is celebrating success with their DWI awareness poster contest and some great plans for February.

Three members of the Los Alamos High School class of 2019 were the top three vote getters after 70 entries were submitted for review, during DWI Awareness Week. Those winners will now have their posters displayed Feb. 17 for “DWI Day at the Roundhouse” at the Round House.

The first place entry by Jade Portillos, featured a drawing of

Local Authors Book Fair Features 'The Perils And Pleasures Of Publishing' Feb. 4

on January 31, 2017 - 10:31am
Tom (T. Jackson) King. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Writing a book seems like a huge task, doesn’t it? Authors have discovered, to their dismay, that writing the book is only half the battle: once the book is written you have to get it published.
 
The Local Authors Book Fair Saturday, Feb. 4 at Mesa Public Library will feature several authors who have figured out a way to get their books published, and the Fair also will feature a panel discussion by three experts in the field. The Book Fair is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the panel discussion is 1 p.m.
 
Tom (T.

Last Chance To See 'Crossing Paths' Beadwork Show

on January 31, 2017 - 9:37am
 
MRM News:
 
Crossing Paths: Beadwork from the Millicent Rogers Museum and the E. Irving Couse Collections focuses on the history of beadwork in northern New Mexico--an art form not typically associated with the Southwest.
 
Today, Jan. 31 is the last day to view this exhibit before it closes.
 
Finely crafted beaded works from the museum's permanent collection are paired with items collected by the painter and first president of the Taos Society of Artists, E. Irving Couse. Many of the pieces from the Couse collection have never been publicly exhibited.

Local Photoshop Author Offers Workshop Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:52am
 
projectY News:
 
Local Photoshop author Scott Valentine is offering a workshop demonstrating essential Photoshop tools to get through basic design projects quickly and efficiently.
 
This class, held the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, is ideal for small businesses that need quick turnaround for simple design and digital imaging tasks. 
 
Working through a business card and flyer project, participants will learn how to use templates and stock images for fast development, various kinds of layers and masks, and how to get the most out of type tools with Adobe Typekit. 
 
At the end,

2017 Dog Jog Logo Contest Seeks Young Artists

on January 31, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: A Winter's Morning In Los Alamos

on January 31, 2017 - 5:40am

Daily Postcard: A winter's morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Donna Reil

Historical Society Lecture By Joni Wallace Feb. 14

on January 30, 2017 - 7:45am

Award winning poet Joni Wallace

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society presents a reading and lecture award winning poet Joni Wallace on “Mesas and Particles: Los Alamos as Literary Muse”, at 7 p.m,, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

Wallace grew up in Los Alamos and is the award-winning author of three books of poetry. Wallace’s lecture includes readings from her latest book, Kingdom Come Radio Show (Barrow Street, 2016).  Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project compose the backdrop for Kingdom Come Radio Show, apoetic documentation of place (Los Alamos) and history (both

Daily Postcard: Scene At North Mesa Stables

on January 30, 2017 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: A horse is framed by fence posts at the North Mesa stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scenes From LAHS's Topper Revue 2017

on January 29, 2017 - 6:40pm
Los Alamos High School students Melina Burnside and Wilbur Wang perform during Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

LAHS's Jenny Lee, Jennifer Esquivel, Malorie Apgar and Lexi Timmermans performing in Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside
Opale Schappert, Daniel Sarrao and Tavo Rogers (emcees) perform Saturday in LAHS's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

Susan Vorenberg Musgrave Was Finalist For Prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

on January 29, 2017 - 11:08am

Susan Musgrave

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos resident Susan Vorenberg Musgrave of Los Alamos was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for her business book, Business is About Goofy People. 

Published by ArtAge Publication, it explores the humorous characters and challenging situations throughout the business environment. A graduate of University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management with an MBA, Musgrave is a well known business executive in the state of New Mexico and nationwide working in government contracting and business development.  

While

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Fences

on January 29, 2017 - 10:47am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“Fences” is a late 2016 film just nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Directed by Denzel Washington, the film is based almost entirely on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name written by August Wilson. It tells about a period of about ten years in the life of a1950s, African-American, urban family, living in a row house.
 
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, a fifty-something sanitation worker living with his wife and teenage son. Stephen Henderson plays Troy’s best friend and co-worker, Jim Bono, Troy’s conscience and support system.

Daily Postcard: Icy Waters Flow At IHM

on January 29, 2017 - 7:56am

Daily Postcard: Icy waters flow Saturday afternoon in the fountain in front of IHM at 3700 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Brown Bag Performance: Charles Lieou Feb. 1

on January 28, 2017 - 8:06am
Charles Lieou. Courtesy photo
 
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 held at 12 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is made possible in part by the County of Los Alamos.
 
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