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LAHS Band Director Attends Midwest Clinic: International Band & Orchestra Conference

on February 22, 2017 - 1:43pm
Zane Meeks directs a class of students in the newly remodeled Los Alamos High School music wing. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Director Zane Meek was awarded a Professional Development Grant by Los Alamos Public Schools to attend the Midwest Band & Orchestra Festival and Conference in Chicago, IL.
This annual conference provides many opportunities for professional development, including sessions about advocacy, recruiting and retention, teaching techniques, instrumental music techniques for specific instruments, music technology in the classroom, student assessments, and so much more.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Local Kids Book Authors Host Reading Event

on February 22, 2017 - 7:34am
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projectY News:

Two local authors, Charlotte Cummings and Janice M. Lovato, gathered at projectY cowork Los Alamos Saturday, Feb. 18, to host a book reading event featuring their latest publications.

Cummings is author of the newly released "Frankenstein Teaches Yoga" and Lovato wrote "A Journey for Felix." The event, which was free and open to the public, featured book readings by the authors, yoga demonstrations for kids, snacks, and art activities.
Both books are available on Amazon and the community also can obtain copies locally.

LAAC Awards $100 To Photo Winner Kelly Benner

on February 21, 2017 - 2:55pm

Photo contest judges from left, TK Thompson and Dean Carstens with photo contest winner Kelly Benner and Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Chris Monteith this morning as Benner is awarded $100  for her winning photo, ‘Luminarias’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Kelly Benner is the winner of the top photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper. 

When she submitted her photograph, “Luminarias,” which depicts lit farolitos at the Jemez Springs Historic Site, Benner

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets On Upper Frijoles Canyon

on February 21, 2017 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: Thick cloud cover forms a smooth backdrop to the setting sun Saturday evening looking across upper Frijoles Canyon toward Peralta Ridge. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Breaks Through Low Clouds

on February 20, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Sun begins to appear through low lying clouds this morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LALT Opens 'The Other Place' Friday, Feb. 24

on February 19, 2017 - 9:48am
LALT News:
The Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced the dates for the upcoming play, The Other Place.
Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 24, 25, and March 10, 11, 17, and 18 and the Sunday matinee is 2 p.m. March 12 at the Los Alamos Performance Center at 1670 Nectar St.
This compelling drama centers on Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce and her daughter has eloped with a much older man. And just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, events take a disorienting turn.

Fancy Fiddles Auction Raises Thousands For Los Alamos Public Schools Orchestra Program

on February 19, 2017 - 8:08am
Forty-five musical instruments destined for the landfill found new life as art and raised thousands for Los Alamos Public Schools orchestra program Saturday at the Fancy Fiddle Auction in Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Ann McLaughlin, the artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association holds up a decorative violin for sale during Saturday's live auction, while Auctioneer/Emcee Jeff Favorite urges on the crowd to bid higher. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bidders check out the fiddles up for bid. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Fundraiser For Belisama Irish Dance School Feb. 25

on February 19, 2017 - 7:41am

Belisama Irish Dance with Director Adrienne Bellis, 2nd from right and Assistant Director Celia Bassett, 3rd from left. Courtesy photo


Join the Belisama Irish Dance School for a  lively afternoon of ceili dancing (Irish social dance), live music, a short Irish dance demonstration and refreshments to help fund the Belisama Irish Dance Company’s future performances and new costumes. A Girl Scout Fun Patch will be offered for those Girl Scouts joining the fun!

The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 North Sage St.

Meet the dancers, then

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Lights Up Los Alamos

on February 18, 2017 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: Friday's Sunrise sends a fiery glow across the Los Alamos sky. Photo by Marc Bailey

City RockFest Tour Features Seventh Day Slumber

on February 17, 2017 - 8:40am
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City RockFest Tour is bringing Seventh Day Slumber back to Northern New Mexico next week, Thursday Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. 
With them are Project 86 and Disciple headlining the show, with Random Hero and Scarlet White opening. Don't miss these five bands, 3.5 hours of great music, for a single ticket of only $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. VIP Tickets are still available for early entry at 5:30 p.m. and an opportunity to meet the bands. 
Check out this show at or tour page on,

Notice Of Possible Quorum: APP Board

on February 17, 2017 - 6:29am


A notice of a possible quorum of members of the Art in Public Places Board at the White Rock Municipal Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony has been published and is available online here.

The event is 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the White Rock Municipal Complex at 139 Longview Dr.

Members of the Arts in Public Places may attend this ribbon cutting ceremony and a quorum may be present but no action will be taken by this board.

The public is invited to attend.


Fancy Fiddles Auction Sample #3

on February 15, 2017 - 6:51am

This instrument, titled Fiddler Crab, and 45 others will be on offer at the Fancy Fiddles Auction beginning at 2 p.m., Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge. Silent bidding is underway now at Village Arts Framing on DP Road. Proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools orchestra program. Click here for details. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Light

on February 15, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: Early morning light wakes up Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

LAMS Web Crew Leads Valentines For Veterans

on February 14, 2017 - 8:04am
The WEB Crew program at Los Alamos Middle School coordinated a Valentines for Veterans project. Their Thanks a Million campaign to send notes of thanks to those serving in the military also had some help from Los Alamos High School and the Taos Integrated School of the Arts. Packages were sent to six Topper alumni and two Pojoaque alumni. Courtesy photo
WEB Crew students were busy last week creating Valentines for Veterans, making care packages for six Topper alumni, two Pojoaque alumni and as a surprise on Valentine's Day, handmade Valentines for every 7th grade student at Los Alamos

Daily Postcard: Full Moon Rising Over Sangres

on February 14, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: A full moon rises above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as seen Friday night from Anderson Overlook in Los Alamos. Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Snowy Scenes From Overnight Storm In Los Alamos

on February 13, 2017 - 4:25pm

Fuller lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/

Fuller lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/

View of Jemez Mountains from Canyon Road. Photo by Chris Clark/

View of Los Alamos from Quemazon community. Photo by Chris Clark/

Ashley Pond. Photo by Chris Clark/

Diversity Week Art Contest Winners Announced

on February 13, 2017 - 9:01am

Diversity art contest winners, from left, Aliana Montoya, Ujin Bayarbadrakh and Elizabeth Frost, all from Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Elena Giorgi

The winning entries in the Diversity Week art contest. Photo by Elena Giorgi

ART News:

In celebration of Diversity Week, the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15-21, the local group One Los Alamos organized an art contest. Participants were asked to represent what diversity meant to them. All Los Alamos County students were invited to participate.

Three winning entries were selected: Elizabeth Frost, Ujin Bayarbadrakh and Aliana

Daily Postcard: Puppy Love Spotted At Dog Park

on February 13, 2017 - 7:17am

Daily Postcard: A child and puppy are spotted bonding Saturday morning in the dog park at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos Student Wins National Award At 2017 Junior Theater Festival West In Sacramento

on February 12, 2017 - 9:38pm

The students who traveled to the iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West on behalf of Atomic City Children's Theater are Isabella Bailey, Mikaela Brown, Savannah Brown, Verona Brown, Taylor Kanzleiter, Yuneso Kim, Kate McDonald, Aliana Montoya, Ean Nickols and Elise Ovaska. Courtesy/James Barker Photography

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater student Ean Nickols won a Freddie G Excellent Individual Performance by a Male award at the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West, which happened Feb. 10-12 in Sacramento, Calif.

The iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West is a

Camel Rock Has Lost Its Mouth

on February 12, 2017 - 9:20am

Apparently from natural causes, the mouth has dropped off Camel Rock, the popular landmark visible along the interstate north of Santa Fe on U.S. Route 84/285 near Pojoaque. Photo by Kateri Morris
Camel Rock. Photo by Kateri Morris

Camel Rock as it used to look with its mouth intact. Courtesy/wikipedia

Scenes From Artist Reception At Rose Chocolatier

on February 12, 2017 - 7:42am

Artist Michelle Griffin, left, mingles with Landon Sutherland, his wife Liese-Marie and son Elijah during her reception Friday night at Rose Chocolatier. The business has shown Griffin's work since it opened at its new location at 149 Central Park Square. 'I love the space ... (there's) nothing better than art and chocolate,' Griffin said, adding she is really appreciative of Rose Chocolatier owner Marguerite McClay. McClay has shown artists' work since she opened her business. 'I'm just a big fan of the arts.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over LANL

on February 12, 2017 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Saturday over Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Greg Kendall

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Lion’

on February 11, 2017 - 8:15am

Los Alamos

“Lion” brings to the screen a memoir entitled “A Long Way Home” written by an Australian writer, Saroo Brierley. The film tells how Saroo, nearly five years old, got lost from his family in northern India and ended up alone, 994 miles away, in Kolkata. Soon after, he is adopted out from an orphanage to an Australian couple.

Movie poster for 'Lion'. Courtesy photo

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) plays Saroo in all but the first third of the film, bringing to bear all the earnestness for which he is known on screen.

Pastel Portraiture Workshop At Art Center Today

on February 11, 2017 - 7:58am
Pastel Portrait by Susan E. Roden. Courtesy photo


Artist Susan E. Roden will conduct a pastel portrait workshop 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The class will learn the fundamentals of the layered medium through demonstrations and progress to hands-on exercises with one-on-one instruction. Each participant will take home a finished portrait.

Roden moved to Albuquerque after residing in San Diego for 18 years. She taught drawing and pastels at University of California San Diego Extension and First Saturday Workshops at the San Diego Museum of Art.