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Daily Postcard: Clouds Over Los Alamos

on October 2, 2017 - 5:08am

Daily Postcard: Clouds floating in the sky Thursday over Los Alamos. Photo by Michael Perkins

Dixon Players Present 'Reliving The 70s'

on October 1, 2017 - 1:02pm


If you love Broadway, pop, soul and disco music, singing, acting, dancing and comedy, then “Reliving The 70s” is the show for you! There will be so many recognizable tunes no matter how old you are that include everything from hit musicals, to soulful classics with country, reggae and punk thrown into the mix.

The Dixon Plays will present “Reliving The 70s” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Toolshed, #68 HWY 75 in Dixon.

To follow up the extraordinary success of last year’s “Back To The 60s” revue the Players have imported a talented

LALO Auditions For ‘Guys And Dolls’ Oct. 5-8

on October 1, 2017 - 9:18am


Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz.

Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.

Auditions are 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 4-7 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7-8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Callbacks are 7 p.m.

Last Chance To View Masterpiece Paintings From Spain's Museo Del Prado In Santa Fe

on October 1, 2017 - 6:56am
One-of-a-kind Outdoor Exhibition Closes Oct. 31. Courtesy photo
ART News:
SANTA FE  Time is quickly running out for visitors to experience The Prado in Santa Fe, a free outdoor exhibit in Cathedral Park, featuring 92 full-scale reproductions of European artwork organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado of Spain – The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
The exhibit, opened in May 2017, is now in its final weeks, and the public only has until, Oct.

Santa Fe Opera Names Gayletha Nichols New Director Designate Of Apprentice Program For Singers

on October 1, 2017 - 6:55am
Gayletha Nichols
SFO News:
SANTA FE  General Director Charles MacKay announced Tuesday that Gayletha Nichols, executive director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and member of Santa Fe Opera’s teaching staff during the last two seasons, is the new director designate of the Apprentice Program for Singers.
Nichols will accompany Santa Fe Opera’s Head of Music, Robert Tweten, on next month’s audition tour.

Daily Postcard: Bobcat Visits Barranca Mesa

on October 1, 2017 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: A bobcat visits a backyard Saturday on Barranca Mesa. Elusive and nocturnal, bobcats are roughly twice as big as the average housecat. Though the bobcat prefers rabbits, it also hunts insects, chickens, geese and other birds, small rodents and deer. Source: Photo by Ann Funsten

PEEC: Earth Art Workshop Oct. 8

on September 30, 2017 - 5:59am
Earth art photo by Liz Martinea. Courtesy/PEEC

Green to Yellow Leaves by Andy Goldsworthy. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Sunday, Oct. 8, local artist and educator Liz Martineau will offer an Earth Art Workshop for adults and children at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Based on the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, Earth Art provides participants inspiration to create their own works of art using natural materials. The workshop is $8 for individuals and $10 for a pair of artists working together. Advance registration is available at
Earth Art is a form of

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir

on September 30, 2017 - 5:32am

Daily Postcard: View of Los Alamos Reservoir. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Cinema Cindy Reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle

on September 29, 2017 - 9:21am
Los Alamos

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the second in what promises to be a fun franchise, loosely based on a UK-made series of spy action-comedy comic books that were first published by Marvel’s “Icon” Comics in 2012.

A sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014), The Golden Circle features some of the same central characters; but the threat of world domination is posed by a very different villain. Support for the good British guys comes from a new quarter, an American underground spy service.

Taron Egerton’s central character, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, who went through

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Art Reception Tonight

on September 29, 2017 - 8:53am
Courtesy photo
Don Cavness. Courtesy photo
ART News:
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception Friday night for local artist, Don Cavness. Cavness paints abstracts and landscapes with palette knife and oils, intertwining color, movement, texture, creating a three-dimensional sense.
The show opens at 5 p.m. and Don will be on hand to talk about his works. Please stop in and see the show and meet the artist.
Cavness has painted with palette knife for more than 40 years, having studied with major artists Sylvia Gormley, Ramon Kelley, Dean Howell, and Helene Pfeffer.

JJAB And County Library System Host Pizza & Paints

on September 29, 2017 - 8:16am

Samples of artwork a group of Los Alamos Middle School students created during the Pizza and Painting event Wednesay at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

A student provides an inspirational message in their artwork. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Middle School students met Wednesday afternoon in "The Zone" at Mesa Public Library for "Pizza and Painting."

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) sponsored the event in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Library System.

Twenty-five students created original art pieces and enjoyed social time and pizza.

Los Alamos Art Tour Preview: Part Four

on September 29, 2017 - 7:33am
Crow by Akkana Peck. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

This free, self-guided tour will take visitors into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos. Each stop offers something new and exciting.

At ProjectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square, guests will see a sample of each artist’s work during the hours of the Tour, or come to the reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct.


Daily Postcard: Fog Over Pajarito Mountain

on September 29, 2017 - 6:09am

Daily Postcard: Dense fog moves in Thursday evening at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Josh Smith

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Oct. 5-7

on September 28, 2017 - 7:19am
The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Acts.
Student actors will be showcasing several student-written and directed one-acts, as well as two one-acts that will be competing at the state International Thespian Society Competition.
Performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 7. Tickets are $7 and $5 for kids/seniors. On preview night, Oct. 5, tickets are $5 for all.
Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the performances and support these LAHS thespians.

PEEC Offers Autumn Art Classes With Lisa Coddington

on September 28, 2017 - 6:15am
Blooming artichoke by Lisa Coddington
PEEC News:
Instructor and artist Lisa Coddington is offering two workshops (one on Thursday, Oct. 12, and the other on Saturday, Oct. 14) that focus on drawing and painting fascinating natural subjects of Autumn.
These classes, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and focus on creating colorful, intricate leaves.
In both the Oct. 12 and Oct. 14 classes participants will explore making color charts and creating their own colorful leaves.

Quorum Notice: Art In Public Places Board Oct. 2

on September 28, 2017 - 5:49am


Members of the Art in Public Places Board may attend a re-dedication of artwork from the former U.S. - Japan (NEDO) Demonstration Smart House at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the second floor lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present but no board action will be taken. 

The event is open to the public.


Daily Postcard: Ashley Pond Fountain

on September 28, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: Ashley Pond Fountain in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Nicholas Seet

Art In Public Places Board Meets Sept. 28

on September 27, 2017 - 1:48pm
The agenda for the upcoming Los Alamos County Art in Public Places Advisory Board meeting has been published and is available online at:
The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Room #110 of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.

Celebrate The Arts This October!

on September 27, 2017 - 11:20am
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left,  presents Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher with a proclamation recognizing October as Arts and Culture Month at Tuesday's meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
Los Alamos County and local arts organizations are kicking convention to the curb.

New Mexico Humanities Council Welcomes New Executive Director Dr. Brandon L. Johnson

on September 27, 2017 - 10:19am
NMHC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) announces the appointment of Dr. Brandon L. Johnson as its new executive director.
“The Council is fortunate to have Dr. Johnson as the new Executive Director. Our national search yielded an impressive field of candidates, all with measures of experience, expertise, and commitment to the humanities,” NMHC Board Chair Doris Fields said. “Brandon brings not only knowledge and skill but also great passion to the New Mexico humanities community.”

Daily Postcard: Looking Down Rendija Canyon

on September 27, 2017 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: Spectacular view Sunday from Rendija Canyon. Photo by Josh Smith

PAC 8: Students Create Suicide Prevention Videos

on September 26, 2017 - 10:04pm

Students at PAC 8 create three suicide prevention videos with the help of a grant from 100+ Women Who Care. Courtesy/PAC 8

A 100+ Women Who Care grant helps students at PAC 8 create three suicide prevention videos. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Students at PAC 8 have created three suicide prevention videos with the help of a grant from 100+ Women Who Care.

The videos have been playing at the Reel Deal Theater and on PAC 8. PAC 8 teachers helped students learn how to write a script, work with cameras, act and edit.

The first PSA focused on the warning signs of a suicidal person: 

Michelle Grove Griffin Paintings On Display At Karen Wray Gallery On Central Avenue

on September 26, 2017 - 10:39am

Paintings by artist Michelle Grove Griffin are on display and available for purchase at The Karen Wray Gallery at 1247, Suite D-2, Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River Oct. 3

on September 26, 2017 - 5:56am
The string quartet ETHEL. Courtesy/Erin Patrice O’Brien

Robert Mirabal. Courtesy/


LPAC News:
Daring string quartet ETHEL and Grammy-winning flute musician Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo join forces for a cross-cultural concert inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Tickets are $25-$45 and available at,, 505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic.

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over LAHS

on September 26, 2017 - 5:25am

Daily Postcard: A double rainbow appears Saturday over Los Alamos High School. Photo by Amy Casson