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Big House Art Unveiled In Central Park Square

on July 13, 2017 - 7:50pm

From left, Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg, MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox and Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan this afternoon unveil the Big House Art on 19th Street in Central Park Square. Kunsberg and MainStreet collaborated to bring the art to Los Alamos. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Daily Postcard: Father And Child House Finch

on July 13, 2017 - 4:48am

Daily Postcard: A father and child house finch at a home in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir

on July 12, 2017 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir is back to its old self bringing memories to many of fishing days gone by. Photo by Avery Neal

Scenes From Sunday's Lavender Festival

on July 11, 2017 - 10:22am

Hundreds of lavender bushes at Sunday's Lavender Festival at the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm in Abiquiu. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Major Downpour Hits White Rock

on July 11, 2017 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A major downpour strikes at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Suspended Moment July 16

on July 10, 2017 - 8:24am

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Begins July 16

on July 9, 2017 - 6:47am
SFCM News:
 
SANTA FE  The 2017 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins 6 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art.
 
The Festival — which marks its milestone 45th season this year — runs through Monday, August 21, and includes more than 40 concerts performed in Santa Fe and Albuquerque by more than 80 of the world’s top classical musicians and ensembles. Concerts feature nearly 100 works, which span the 17th through the 21st centuries and include five commissioned premieres.

Lensic Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

on July 9, 2017 - 6:46am

LENSIC News:

SANTA FE – The Lensic Performing Arts Center’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent nonprofit/charity evaluator.

This is the second consecutive year The Lensic has earned this top distinction, which is awarded to only about a quarter of the more than 8,000 organizations Charity Navigator evaluates.

 

“It’s important that people who invest in The Lensic know we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission, which is to enrich lives by

Richard Swenson Sculpture Show Opens Monday

on July 8, 2017 - 7:44am
Metal sculptures by Richard Swenson on display this month at Mesa Public Library Gallery. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Richard Swenson’s imaginative metal sculpture is familiar to many people in Los Alamos and White Rock. He has installed dozens of his favorite works in Mesa Public Library for the next month, with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 10.

A veritable menagerie of domestic and exotic animals awaits you at Richard Swenson’s show in the Upstairs Art Gallery.

Santa Fe Opera Opens 2017 Season With Snap, Crackle And Pop

on July 7, 2017 - 8:45am

Prince Orlovsky (Susan Graham) and Dr. Falke (Joshua Hopkins). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Adele (Jane Archibald) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

With a drum roll from the pit, the audience rose as one and Maestro Nicholas Carter led the orchestra and more than 2000 voices in the National Anthem. Then began the overture for Johann Stauss’ Die Fledermaus which the “Waltz King” loaded with highlights of the musical numbers from his most successful operetta.

The essence of the story is the notary Dr.

LAHS Alumni Phil Rink Releases 6th Jimi & Isaac Book

on July 6, 2017 - 7:36am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Los Alamos High School Class of 1978 Phil Rink has just released his new book for children and young adults. It is the 6th book in the Jimi & Isaac series. This book takes the boys to Jimi's Grandpa's farm for a summer of work and growing up.

NEW! In Cow Poop, Jimi and Isaac think they are going to have a fun summer on Jimi's Grandpa’s farm, away from their parents. They quickly realize that living on a farm is real work, and there is a lot to learn about the chickens and the dairy cows and life in the country.

Tom Joyce: 'Everything At Hand' Show Opens July 28

on July 5, 2017 - 8:29am
CCA News:
 
SANTA FE — Internationally renowned sculptor Tom Joyce, who has innovated and elevated the art and science of forging iron to newly expressive heights, unveils his latest creations at the Center for Contemporary Arts July 28 in a solo exhibition that promises to be one of the most important contemporary art events of Santa Fe’s summer arts season.

Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand continues Joyce’s explorations of iron as a profoundly symbolic material whose regenerative matter, aesthetic malleability, and cultural meaning resonate locally and globally at the deepest levels of

Daily Postcard: Thunderheads Over White Rock

on July 5, 2017 - 7:35am
Daily Postcard: Thunderheads fill the sky Sunday evening over White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Flower Baskets Aglow On Central

on July 4, 2017 - 7:17am
Daily Postcard: Hanging baskets on Central Avenue in the glow of a street light. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Community Bids Farewell To LAAC's Marlane Hamilton

on July 3, 2017 - 9:36pm

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton officially retired from her position Friday. To celebrate Hamilton's many contributions to the arts organization as well as to the community, a farewell reception was held Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event was catered by Blue Window Bistro. As a goodbye gift, the arts council presented Hamilton with a signed photograph of Fuller Lodge. In addition to saying goodbye to Hamilton, the community had the opportunity to meet new Executive Director Patrick Neher. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Clockwise from left, Los Alamos

Friday Night At Ashley Pond

on July 1, 2017 - 11:01am

Scene from Friday night's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Tom Joyce: 'Everything At Hand' Opens July 28

on June 30, 2017 - 7:38am
Courtesy/Center for Contemporary Arts
 
CCA News:
 
SANTA FE — The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) announces Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand, exhibition opening Friday, July 28 with a CCA VIP and Members’ Preview 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, followed by a public reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 28.
 
There will be an exhibition walkthrough with the artist and CCA Executive Director Stuart Ashman 2-3 p.m., Saturday, July 29. The exhibition is on view July 28 through Dec. 31.
 
About the Exhibition:
 
Internationally renowned sculptor Tom Joyce, who has innovated and elevated the art

White Rock Artist Market Returns July 1

on June 29, 2017 - 11:59am
Artist booths at White Rock Visitor Center. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The White Rock Artist Market takes place again 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 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.

Art Santa Fe Returns July 13-16

on June 29, 2017 - 8:03am
ART News:
 
SANTA FE  Art Santa Fe, the four-day juried contemporary art show in its 17th year, will convene at the Santa Fe Convention Center Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.
 
As one of the newest additions to Redwood Media Group, which owns and produces fine art show exhibitions including Spectrum Miami and Artexpo New York, Art Santa Fe will feature extraordinary art from around the world, specially curated programming, special events, and entertainment.
 
“Last year, by bringing in Redwood Media Group’s expertise in producing fine art shows, we were able to put on a very

Daily Postcard: Deer Searches For Hummingbird Food

on June 29, 2017 - 7:28am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted Wednesday morning searching for hummingbird food at a residence in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Local Youth Attend Santa Fe Opera

on June 28, 2017 - 7:44am

The Espanola Valley Opera Guild hosted local youth and their families at the Santa Fe Opera. Courtesy/EVOG

 

OPERA News:

 

The Espanola Valley Opera Guild hosted more than 60 local youth and their families Monday, June 26 at the Santa Fe Opera.

 

The students were members of the Pojoaque Valley High School Choir and Moving Arts Espanola. They were treated to a dessert tailgate/masquerade party on Twomey Terrace at the Opera and were served gelato made by Daniel’s Café in Los Alamos, homemade cookies and sparkling apple cider.

 

The students received free tickets to attend that

Collected Works Hosts Benefit For Accident Victims

on June 28, 2017 - 6:56am
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo. Courtesy photo
 
RGB News:
 
Gracias is a new show during the month of July at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.
 
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo were victims of a terrible car accident in February. Charlie and Debbie were unable to work for several months, had tremendous hospital bills, and their car was totaled. To help with the expenses, Collected Works Bookstore and LPD Press/Rio Grande Books have sponsored a benefit with art and books of Charlie and Debbie. Gracias is a “thank you” to the community for helping the Carrillos.
 
Retablos, pottery,

Teatro Paraguas And SageRight Productions Present ‘Still In The Game’ Aug. 10-20

on June 28, 2017 - 6:28am
 
THEATER News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and SageRight Productions will present a new play by Robert F. Benjamin of Los Alamos entitled Still in The Game for 10 performances, opening Thursday Aug. 10, at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe.
 
Still in the Game is the latest play in Benjamin’s ongoing inquiry into the subject of “aging with grace, courage and humor.” Two previous “aging” plays were produced at Teatro Paraguas, Not Quite Right (2015) and Salt and Pepper (2013).
 
Directed by Sheryl Bailey, Still In The Game focuses on the journey of David (played by Jim McGiffin), a recently widowed

Daily Postcard: Irises In Bloom At Ashley Pond Park

on June 28, 2017 - 6:18am
Daily Postcard: Irises are blooming at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Domingos En Arte: Summer Music And Dance Series

on June 27, 2017 - 12:01pm
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, continues its second season in July.
 
Musicians from the local community and outside have been invited for lively community get-togethers right next to the Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting. 

July 2, Grammy-winning conjunto band Los Texmaniacs is joined by

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