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NMFO: 'New Mexico Film Residency Certification Card'

on July 27, 2017 - 7:21am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Film Office and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) has announced a new way to make the hiring of New Mexico residents easier for both the film and television industries.
 
The Taxation and Revenue Department has begun issuing New Mexico Film Residency Cards to ease the hiring process for New Mexico residents seeking employment in the industries.
 
By providing documentation requested on the current Declaration of Residency (such as a New Mexico driver's license, a utility bill and others), TRD will verify residency and proof of

Mesa Public Library Screens 'Roxanne'

on July 26, 2017 - 5:14pm
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

There was Pinoccio. There was Cyrano de Bergerac. And then, there was Steve Martin in “Roxanne” (1987, rated PG), screening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.  3, at Mesa Public Library.

Martin, as screenwriter and lead actor, and director Fred Schepisi take the story of the plentiful proboscis to its romantic and comedic extreme in this retelling of de Bergerac’s classic tale.

C.D. Bates (Martin) runs a small-town fire department staffed by well-intentioned men who can neither save an altitude-wary cat nor snuff a fire.

Summer Blockbusters: Unitarian Church This Weekend

on July 26, 2017 - 9:44am
 
UCLA News:
 
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos continues its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series this weekend with a viewing of the film Kubo & the Two Strings at 6:30 p.m., Saturday July 29, followed by a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 30.
 
This beautifully animated film tells the story of Kubo, who lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village entertaining the villagers with his music and stories until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta.

Community Winds Rocks Tuesdays At The Pond

on July 25, 2017 - 9:10pm

Community Winds rocked this evening's Tuesdays at the Pond. As a special treat, local resident John Courtright brought a massive trailer full of books to the event and gave them away to the crowd. He will be back to do the same at the Summer Concert Friday night at the pond. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Dunkirk'

on July 25, 2017 - 7:22am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Dunkirk” is the somber retelling of the attempted evacuation of 400,000 primarily British troops from the beach at Dunkerque, France, between May 26 and June 4 of 1940.
 
Surrounded by the Nazis, they are waiting on the beach, lined up in their battalions. Distracted by their preparations to take Paris, the Nazis pay scant attention, except to send the Luftwaffe and U-Boats to frustrate the evacuation.
 
Students of history will appreciate being a virtual witness to the “Miracle of Dunkirk”, a story little known here: in fact, the Battle of Dunkirk

Tuesdays At The Pond Continues With Los Alamos Community Winds July 25

on July 24, 2017 - 4:41pm

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues Tuesday, July 25 with our own Los Alamos Community Winds. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

The Los Alamos Community Winds is a wind ensemble made up of members of the Los Alamos, NM community. It is comprised of both amateur and professional musicians of all ages and backgrounds from middle and high school students to retirees in the area. Check them out at: http://bit.ly/2tmZ7oT. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the

Meow Wolf Constructs Playhouse To Raffle For New Mexico Appleseed's Annual Charity

on July 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Non-Profit Will Raffle One-Of-A-Kind Playhouse To Help End Poverty In New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
MEOWWOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has joined New Mexico’s best builders and architects to create its own special custom playhouse for the New Mexico Appleseed Parade of Playhouses Gala Friday, Aug. 25, at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden.
 
Each team has constructed a playhouse to be auctioned off—or raffled off in the case of the Meow Wolf version—at the gala to support New Mexico Appleseed’s work that addresses the root causes of poverty through systemic change.
 
Prior to

Tickets Available For Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks Performing At Bandelier National Monument Sept. 30

on July 24, 2017 - 9:56am

Courtesy/Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera

OPERA News:

Live long and prosper! For the 6th year, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is presenting Opera on the Rocks Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bandelier National Monument, National Public Lands Day.

This year features scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio with a new adaptation that moves it into the future to a universe that looks a lot like Star Trek.

Rio Arriba County Fair Kids Rodeo 2017

on July 24, 2017 - 8:33am
 
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY News:
 
The Rio Arriba County Fair Association, Kids Rodeo Committee members will host the 3rd Annual Kids Rodeo at the Rio Arriba County Fair at the Rural Events Center in Abiquiu. 
 
This fun to watch, free event to spectators, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28.
 
Most people associate rodeo with enormous bucking bulls, burly cowboys and lightning fast barrel racers, however, rodeo is not an adults-only sport. What sets these competitors apart is their age - youth ages 2-18 from Rio Arriba and surrounding counties will be competing in this rodeo.

New Mexico Film Office Hosts Annual Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 25-26

on July 23, 2017 - 12:32pm
FILM News:
 
The New Mexico Film Office is hosting an informative two-day Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 25-26.
 
Attend dynamic panels to receive a wealth of information about every aspect of this burgeoning industry and chat with vendors about their place in the film industry. Whether interested in acting, writing, producing, directing, or working crew, there is an expert that's excited to share their experience.
 
Business owners interested in working with the film industry may attend a free workshop to discover how every day businesses can become a vendor for local film

Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes And Drums Present Informal ‘Practice’ At Ashley Pond 6 p.m. Wednesday

on July 23, 2017 - 9:37am

Members of the Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums at Fuller Lodge. Photo by James E. Rickman

MUSIC News:

The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will present an informal, outdoor “practice” starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the western grass at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos.

The band will play both traditional and contemporary music of the Highland bagpipe with drum ensemble. The group first played in 1984 with pipers and drummers from two area bands; today band members are all from Los Alamos.

The band is led by Pipe Major Anthony Puckett of Los Alamos; pipers are Ethan

Scenes From Friday’s Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 22, 2017 - 8:12am

Scene from Fridays Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park featuring Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dancers and spectators take in the music. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Happy dancers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Little boy shows off his fancy dance moves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Little girl dances with daddy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Taking a snack

Mike Hearne With Shake Russell And Jimmy Stadler Play Summer Concert Series At Ashley Pond Tonight!

on July 21, 2017 - 6:08pm
Tonight’s Summer Concert Series features singers/songwriters Mike Hearne, pictured, Shake Russell and Jimmy Stadler at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Music Promoter

Tonight’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series features Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Hearne lives both in Texas and Taos.

Santa Fe Opera Strikes Gold With Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Political Allegory

on July 21, 2017 - 7:50am

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 20​17

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon), and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 2017​
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the Music Director of the Dallas Opera, co-producer of The Golden Cockerel, was in command of some of the most opulent sounds ever heard in the Crosby Theatre.

A Mountaineer’s Story: Shackleton South Georgia Traverse Centennial Expedition

on July 20, 2017 - 9:29am
Adventurer Richard Spitz recounts his expedition through South Georgia Island July 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn more about the infamous Shackleton South Georgia expedition at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 25 to hear from Richard Spitz, an adventurer who bravely recreated the journey.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting is 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Any history book indicates that the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914

First Lowrider Day, Espanola On The Plaza Convento

on July 19, 2017 - 9:54am

First Low Rider event gathered last weekend on the Plaza in Espanola. Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Couple driving. Photo by Derrick Key

Dancing girls on the plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider family. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider women. Photo by Derrick Key

Impala. Photo by Derrick Key

Red low rider. Photo by Derrick Key

The plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Young low rider. Photo by Derrick Key

State Film Office: ‘Icebox’ Shooting In New Mexico

on July 19, 2017 - 8:00am

STATE FILM OFFICE News:

SANTA Fe – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the independent feature “Icebox” produced by Icebox Productions, LLC will begin principal photography July through early August in Albuquerque and Española.

“We welcome ‘Icebox’ to New Mexico. In addition to the economic impact for crew and vendors, ‘Icebox’ will employ 40 New Mexicans in principal roles. That is testament to the deep talent pool of actors we have here in our state,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 40

2017-2018 Season Of The Met Live In HD

on July 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Markus Werba as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
 
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera are proud to present the 2017-2018 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts.
 
The HD season includes ten operas, with five new productions and starry revivals starring the world’s leading opera artists.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Baby Driver

on July 18, 2017 - 6:59am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Baby Driver” was released on June 28th and has been getting some great reviews ever since. The title may distract from the theme, but think of Paul Simon’s famous tune of the same name and you get the picture.

This is a combination heist flick and hot pursuit action film, directed by Edgar Wright. The soundtrack is a marvelous compilation of popular/rock mood and motivational tunes. The best thing about this film is the way it was edited so that the beat of Baby’s tunes punctuates and choreographs the action.

The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, And Memory Aug. 5

on July 18, 2017 - 6:01am
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society presents the free public lecture “The Taos Plaza: History. Myth, and Memory” by Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez at 2 p.m., Aug. 5.
 
The monthly program is at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. This illustrated lecture is part of the Society's participation in Taos Art and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme of Taos Legends and Stories.
 
“No one knows the exact date, appearance, or location of the first Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe or Don Fernando de Taos Plaza”, states Dr.

Los Alamos 2017 Sectional Duplicate Bridge Tournament

on July 17, 2017 - 9:55am

BRIDGE News:

The 56th annual Los Alamos Sectional duplicate bridge tournament is July 28-30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Last year’s tournament attracted more than 150 bridge players, both from within New Mexico and from surrounding states. More than 100 players came from outside Los Alamos County.

The tournament starts at 2 p.m. Friday with stratified and 499er pair games. Another stratified pair game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule includes stratified and 499er pair games at 9 a.m., as well as a compact knockout team game. The 2 p.m.

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Ronnie Bell July 18

on July 17, 2017 - 9:27am

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesdays At The Pond this week features musician Ronnie Bell at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park.

From inspirational gospel to traditional rhythm and blues to his own distinct and seductive sound, Ronnie “Mr. Cotton Candy” Bell of the Nuclear Process Infrastructure Group (NPI-2) takes personal joy in creating music that touches as many people as possible.

Week 2 Of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

on July 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — During Week 2 of its 2017 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — which runs through Aug. 21 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this summer — continues to present a standout lineup of classic and contemporary works as well as a number of Festival premieres. 
 
Between Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, July 29, the Festival features the debut of the acclaimed Variation String Trio, the world premiere of a new work by Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, and a performance of Morton Feldman’s groundbreaking String Quartet No. 2.
 
Week 2 also includes a

Teatro Paraguas Announces 2017-2018 Season

on July 16, 2017 - 9:03am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas has announced its 14 season of theatrical offerings in Santa Fe, which includes two contemporary Latinx dramas by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights (written and performed in English), two children’s theatre productions, and two annual community celebrations for El Día de los Muertos and the winter holidays.
 
  • The complete season is as follows:
  • Still In The Game, by Robert F. Benjamin  August 11 - 20
  • Sotto Voce, by Nilo Cruz  September 29 - October 15
  • El Día de los Muertos IV (TP/ Danceworks co-production)  October 28-29
  • Flamenco Concert (TP/Companía

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

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