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Robert Benjamin's Live Short Plays At Senior Centers

on March 10, 2017 - 7:04am
Ruby (Pat Beck), left, and a saleswoman (Kate Ramsey) inspect which clothing is best for Ruby to end her romance. Photo by Larry Gibbons
 

THEATRE News:

“Fresh Out,” a 12-minute comedy by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin will be performed at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the White Rock Senior Center Event Hall and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The performances are free.  

Actresses Pat Beck and Kate Ramsey make up the cast.

This will be Benjamin’s third comedy at the senior centers, following the 2016 performances of Too Soon and Swerving.

Los Alamos Co+op Celebrates Six Years!

on March 7, 2017 - 6:32pm

The Co+op is having a 6-year anniversary party this weekend and everyone is invited. Courtesy photo

Co+op News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is celebrating its 6th Anniversary this Saturday by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors.

The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Los Alamos Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter.

Seven Co+op vendors will be on hand to offer free product samples and to

Santa Fe Opera Announces Opening Night

on March 5, 2017 - 7:06am
Fledermaus mask. Courtesy photo
 
SFO News:
 
Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus returns to The Santa Fe Opera and the fun will begin at the Opening Night Party sponsored by the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
 
Drinks, a buffet dinner, and a talk about the opera, presented by Joe Illick, will make the evening memorable.

Scenes From LAMTA Piano Recital At UNM-LA

on March 4, 2017 - 7:37am
Student pianists range in age from 6-14. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Music Teachers Association, the professional organization for independent music teachers, held a “musicale recital”  Feb. 26 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
Family members, friends, and community members enjoyed an afternoon of music performed by students of Dr. Madeline Williamson, Dr. Aejin Chang, Wendy Ge, Ellen Scudder, and Janna Warren.
 
Sonya Akhadov, age 12, performs Busy Mill, Op. 117, No. 3, by Cornelius Gurlitt. Courtesy photo
 
Audience members taking photos and interacting after the recital.

Opening Reception For NHCC Art Museum Exhibit ¡Aquí Estamos! The Heart Of Arte March 5

on March 4, 2017 - 7:34am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will be hosting an opening reception Sunday, March 5, to launch ¡Aquí­ Estamos! The Heart of Arte, which celebrates the NHCC Art Museum's growing permanent collection with a revitalized vibe and a brand new selection of works.
 
The free public event is 2-4 p.m., and includes light refreshments.
 
The NHCC Art Museum's collection contains approximately 2,500 artworks by Hispanic, Chicana/o, and Latina/o artists from around the globe, most of which have been generously donated to the museum by artists and collectors.

Zumba Fundraiser At Chamisa 6 p.m. Today

on March 3, 2017 - 9:24am

COMMUNITY News:

Chamisa Elementary School is hosting a Zumba Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. today to benefit 6th graders attending the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experience) event at Glorieta.

Water and snacks will be provided. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Contact Zumba instructors Rhonda Cionek or Natalie Smith for tickets at rhondacionek@msn.com or nsmithla@gmail.com.

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Horror Comes To White Rock

on March 2, 2017 - 4:17pm

From left, 'Feldspar' Director Cody Young, Actor Tristan Van Cleave and Producer Jasmine take a break while filming their short horror film Saturday in White Rock. Photo by  Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

Meghan Noce works the camera during the 'Feldspar' shoot Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Tristan Van Cleave’s eyes widened in fear as he cried out from seeing a woman huddled on the floor, rocking back and forth as if possessed. The silence in the house was deafening.

‘The Other Place’ Will Break Your Heart, But It’s Worth It

on March 2, 2017 - 4:12pm
Homeowner (Andi Bishofberger), left, comforts her uninvited guest, Juliana Smithton (Cindy Hines). Photo by Larry Gibbons

Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Other Place by American playwright Sharr White is sure to strike a cord with Los Alamos audiences.

At 52, Juliana is a brilliant drug-company scientist. She is giving a speech at a neurological convention.

As she speaks, we cut away to scenes with her doctor, phone calls from her estranged daughter and conversations with her husband.

VFW Features Woodley Vs. Thompson March 4

on March 2, 2017 - 4:08pm
 
UFC News:
 
This Saturday, March 4 the Los Alamos VFW Post 8874 on Trinity Drive is showing the UFC fights. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. with the main event is expected to start around 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge at the door.
 
The UFC’s first show in Las Vegas this year is a highly intriguing pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday, March 4. Topping UFC 209 is a welterweight title fight rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Their first bout at UFC 205 ended in a majority draw in a thrilling back-and-forth fight.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 2, 2017 - 3:58pm

'Goodbye Solo' At Mesa Public Library Tonight

on March 2, 2017 - 3:57pm

'Goodbye Solo' movie poster. Courtesy photo

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Los Alamos

 

How can you help someone who doesn’t want help? Director Ramin Bahrani takes on this classic frustration in “Goodbye Solo” (2008, rated R), screening at 6:30 p.m. today in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs meeting-room theater.

 

Set in director’s home state of North Carolina, this award-winning film, which NY Times film critic A.O. Scott calls “almost perfect,” follows the multiple attempts of a cab driver to save his passenger’s life.

 

Solo (Souleymane Sy Savane), a 34-year-old Senegalese immigrant

Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Perla Batalla Performs At NHCC March 11

on March 1, 2017 - 10:38am
Perla Batalla. Courtesy photo
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  As part of the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Festival Chispa and signature Latin Diva Series, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 11 at the Center in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
 
Tickets are $12, $17, and $22, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505.724.4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
 
Formerly a Leonard Cohen back-up singer, the Los Angeles-born vocalist launched her solo career with Cohen's

Griggs: Dateline - City Of Chihuahua

on March 1, 2017 - 8:33am
Zorba the Greek. Courtesy/bibliocity.blogspot.com
 
By DAVID GRIGGS
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Heading south from the border towns of El Paso/Ciudad Juarez, the comfortable Mexican bus navigates the eight-hour ride to the City of Chihuahua. Although I did not see any of the little dogs, which are named after the city, I did have a wonderful time exploring the sights and museums and food.
 
Casa Chihuahua
 
One of my first stops was Casa Chihuahua, the former Federal Palace and now a museum.

New Date For Dr. Zee Benefit Concert April 21

on February 27, 2017 - 10:22am

Zandree (Zee) Stidham

COMMUNITY News:

Dr. Zee’s Benefit Concert has been rescheduled for 5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA, Building 2.

Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant professor battling a form of bone marrow cancer. She and husband Tony have four children.

The concert is a fundraiser to help with her medical costs and other costs for her family during her treatment. For more information on the concert, click here.

To donate before the event, click here and donate with #teamzee.

Help LALO Select Next Production

on February 24, 2017 - 10:27pm

LALO News:

Los Alamos Light Opera is inviting the public to comment on choices for its next show, to be produced the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March2018.

Recently, the LALO Board listed and discussed 25 possible light operas and narrowed the choice down to five.

Brave New Brass Brown Bag Recital March 1

on February 24, 2017 - 3:32pm
Brave New Brass 2013. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Brave New Brass is a brass ensemble formed in Los Alamos, based on previous brass quintets organized by Dave and Deniece Korzekwa.
 
The members of Brave New Brass have a broad interest in the music available for small brass ensembles of various combinations, and have been performing as a group in Los Alamos since 2012.
 
Members of the group are all local Los Alamos musicians, with Elizabeth Hunke (French horn), Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet), and Bruce Warren (trombone).
 
As an

Cabin Fever Festival In Jemez Springs Saturday

on February 24, 2017 - 7:48am

An artist carves an eagle out of a block of wood at the Cabin Fever Festival in Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo

EVENT News:

Jemez Springs will provide a much needed reprieve from the lull of winter with the family friendly Cabin Fever Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Jemez Valley Animal Amigos – a no kill rescue group. In addition, the Jemez Springs Community Library will be selling more than a dozen books by late author Tony Hillerman – some which are signed – as part of their book sale, and as donated by Hillerman’s daughter.

Cabin Fever

LACA Presents Baltimore Consort March 5

on February 23, 2017 - 4:41pm
Baltimore Consort. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

One of America’s favorite early music ensembles, the Baltimore Consort, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5 in the Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, the Consort will explore instrumental music of the 16th and 17th centuries in a program they call “Gut, Wind, and Wire.”  

In addition to early music staples like viols, lutes and recorders, the program will introduce less familiar instruments including the gemshorn, crumhorn, Renaissance bagpipe, rebec and cittern.

Founded in 1980, the Baltimore

Community Winds Present ‘Pictures At An Exhibition’

on February 23, 2017 - 4:38pm

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will present the first of its two spring concerts, ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ at 7 p.m. Saturday at White Rock Baptist Church (80 State Road 4). The concert is free ($10 donation suggested). A large ensemble of 55 musicians will perform.

The centerpiece of the concert is Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. A posthumous exhibition of drawings and water-colors by the architect Victor Hartmann, intimate friend of Moussorgsky, was held in 1874. Moussorgsky, as a tribute to his friend, wrote

Los Alamos Piano Students Perform At UNM-LA Sunday

on February 23, 2017 - 4:37pm
Performers Yunseo Kim and Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two planned Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. 
 
The campus Student Services Building is accessible either by stairs on the Diamond Drive entrance, or is easily wheelchair accessible by parking in the parking lot behind the building. The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
Students from the age of 6 through 14 will be

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 23, 2017 - 4:35pm

LAHS Class Of 2019 Prepares For Annual ‘Duct Tape A Staff Member’ To The Wall Fundraiser

on February 22, 2017 - 8:16am

The Los Alamos High School Class of 2019 will hold its annual duct tape a staff member to the wall fundraiser. Last year security filled the bill as Scott Reynolds was hoisted for the cause. Today and Thursday students can purchase a ticket for just $1 and pick their favorite staff member from a list of willing volunteers. Here, Topper Freshman Academy teacher Debbie Grothaus gives some support to Reynolds before the entire school paraded by for selfies. Courtesy photo

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.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Hell Or High Water

on February 19, 2017 - 7:51am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Hell or High Water” came out in August last year and the previews made it look like a celebration of stupidity and bad behavior. So I was not motivated to see it in the theater.
 
But then, the Santa Fe New Mexican gave it four chilies (out of a possible four!) And then a friend I highly respect suggested I had really missed something, by not seeing it. Then it got nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. So, I checked on Netflix and it is now out on DVD. So I gave in and watched it at home.

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

DANCE News:

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

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