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SFCC Choirs Spring Concert May 13

on May 8, 2017 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
 
The Santa Fe Community College Choirs Spring Concert is 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
SFCC's Chamber Choir and Chorus present their spring concert featuring a variety of music, spanning the globe and the ages.
 
For more information, contact SFCC’s School of Art, Design and Media Arts at 505.428.1731.

LAAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Arts And Crafts Fairs

on May 7, 2017 - 6:35am

Tito Rios serenades the crowd at the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Gary Strein talks to a customer during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday. Stein has a long history of participating in the annual fair. He first participated in it between 15 and 18 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jesus Rodriguez makes a purchase from Venus Brightstar Saturday. Brightstar, who is from Santa Fe, said she has been attending the fair for about 10 years.

Explore Moon, Solar System, Universe At Planetarium

on May 5, 2017 - 3:48pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center has a special planetarium show at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5, about the moon with Dave North and Akkana Peck.
 
This moon-focused show will take participants on a tour of our satellite: its phases, features, geology (actually the term is "selenology"), and an assortment of fun facts about our moon.

Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7 at 2 p.m., the film From Earth to the Universe will let attendees embark on a colorful and inspiring journey through the universe.
 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit 

‘Mary Poppins’ Actors Take Show To The Popejoys

on May 5, 2017 - 10:10am
From left, Jessica Erkkila, Nora Cullinon, Eleanor Henderson, Ben Hanlon, Shay, Eben Bold and Laurin Partin. The group are part of the cast and crew of ‘Mary Poppins’. They will travel with the company to participate in the Popejoy Awards next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The cast of the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “Mary Poppins” will travel to Albuquerque next week to compete in the 2017 Popejoy Awards, which take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Popejoy Hall.

Community Invited To LAHS Spring Dance Show

on May 5, 2017 - 8:54am
Melina Burnside Senior Solo Dance. Photo by Nathan Burnside
 

LAHS News:

The annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Smith Auditorium.

The community is invited to help celebrate these senior students at this evening of dance performances by Los Alamos High School students and guests.

Admission is free to these event.

 
LAHS Dance 2 Class. Photo by Nathan Burnside
 
LAHS Juggling Club. Photo by Nathan Burnside

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 4, 2017 - 5:01pm

Rosencrantz & Gildenstern Come Alive At LALT

on May 4, 2017 - 4:09pm
Guildenstern (Trisha Werner), left, and Rosencranz (Don Monteith) ponder the meaning  of life and death in ‘Rosencranz & Guildenstern are Dead.’ Photo by Larry Gibbons
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s rendition of the absurdist classic “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” opened April 28.

Director John Cullinon asks in the program notes if R&G is the funniest tragedy ever written, or perhaps the saddest comedy.That pretty much sums it up.

The 1966 play about two minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” made Stoppard an overnight sensation.

Aspen School Hosts Australian Arts Night

on May 4, 2017 - 8:23am

Students, families and staff gather for Australian Arts Night at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
 

Students play digeridoos around a campfire during Australian Arts Night in April at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
 
ASPEN SCHOOL News:
 
The students and families of Aspen Elementary School were treated to an Australian Adventure Wednesday night, April 19. 
 
Under the capable direction of Aspen’s specials teachers, Britt Williams (art), Andrea Dowdy (music), Jeff Lloyd (library) and Mark Guider (P.E.), the hallways of the school became an awesome immersion into Australian culture.

Cinema Cindy: The Zookeeper’s Wife

on May 3, 2017 - 8:53am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” is a long-awaited film based on the popular 2007 novel by Diane Ackerman.
 
The story is based on actual events during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, Poland. Not only is the story compelling, it is an important one to learn.
 
Antonina and Jan Zabinski were the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo from 1928 to 1951, he the PhD Zoologist and she the heart of the place. There are heart-warming scenes early in the movie featuring the lovely Antonina (Jessica Chastain), her magic touch with the animals and their apparent devotion to her.

Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

Gerry Carthy & Friends To Perform Wednesday

on May 1, 2017 - 10:19am

Star Wars Day ... May The 4th Be With You!

on May 1, 2017 - 9:10am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is very excited to be promoting a variety of fun Star Wars Day events this Thursday, May 4.

Activities include photos with Star Wars Movie Characters, free stickers and temporary tattoos, arts and crafts hosted at Mesa Public Library, the Teen Center and Youth Activity Center 2-5 p.m., and an all ages costume and Lego contest at Ashley Pond (concert stage - must enter by 5:30 p.m.).

Direct questions to the Community Services Department at 505.662.8170 or CSD@lacnm.us.

LAHS Spring Dance Show 2017 Thursday

on May 1, 2017 - 7:32am

LAHS Ballroom Dance Program students and guest performers will dance in the annual Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Andrea Simons

LAHS News:

The community is invited to attend the annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show 2017 at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium.

Students enrolled in the LAHS Ballroom Dance Program and guest performers from local dance studios and school clubs will perform Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Juggling, Bollywood and Modern numbers in this variety dance show. Admission is free.

Classical Music World: Concert Surprises

on April 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Rising star Natasha Paremski will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in the Smith Auditorium ... and her program is spectacular! Courtesy photo
 
Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director
 
The Show Must Go On
 
Presenting a classical concert series always comes with surprises. The Los Alamos Concert Association is dealing with a surprise right now, namely an artist who will not be performing.
 

Pianist Ingrid Fliter has regretfully canceled her May 7 appearance, the final concert of our season.

LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Star Workshop And Phantoms At Planetarium

on April 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is ending the month with a star workshop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and an exciting astronomy film Phantom of the Universe at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.
 
The Friday star workshop is a family-friendly two-hour program that starts by charting the major constellations in the planetarium. Then, weather permitting, participants will practice identifying objects and constellations outside the nature center. Educator Jon Lorenz will weave Greek and Southwest Native American star legends of the visible constellations in view.

Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

Atomic City Children's Theater Presents Disney The Aristocats KIDS At Mountain Tonight & Tomorrow

on April 28, 2017 - 3:43pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present their production of Disney The Aristocats KIDS.
 
All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film are here – Thomas O’Malley, Duchess, the Aristokittens, Madame, Edgar and more!
 
Disney Aristocats Jr. will be presented at 7 p.m., tonight, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Mountain Elementary School.
 
ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 27, 2017 - 5:09pm

Olions ‘Mary Poppins’ Is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

on April 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Mary (Lauren Partin), center,  with Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo) explore the rooftops of London with Bert (Ben Hanlon). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

For those in need of a spoonful of sugar, look no further than the Duane Smith Auditorium, for the Los Alamos High School Olion’s production of  “Mary Poppins”.

Magical nanny Mary Poppins (Lauren Partin) transforms the lives of the Banks family in early 20th century London

Barranca Hosts Bobcat Bonanza Carnival Friday

on April 27, 2017 - 10:15am

Students have fun at a previous Barranca Mesa Elementary School Bobcat Bonanza Carnival. Courtesy photo

BARRANCA SCHOOL News:

Barranca Mesa Elementary School will host the Fourth Annual Bobcat Bonanza Carnival 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday at 57 Loma del Escolar.

The popular dunk tank returns again this year as well as the bouncy castles, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course.

The Hill Stompers band will be on hand to entertain and brighten the atmosphere and of course, there will be lots of games.

Promoter Russ Gordon Announces Final Summer Concert Season

on April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
This Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is the final one for Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is the 28th and final one for concert promoter Russ Gordon. He’s gotten a job offer he can’t refuse.

“We love babysitting our three grandchildren and our grand nieces and nephews,” Gordon said. “Those kids are way too much fun.”

Daughter Annie Rose and her family live in Seattle and Russ and his wife, Deborah Gordon, will be moving there next spring.

Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
By PHILO SHELTON
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at https://www.facebook.com/LAHSOlions/?ref=py_c

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Learn Flamenco From Legendary Dancer Carmela Greco June 27 To July 2

on April 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Courtesy of Carmela Greco. Photo by Blindekol
 
MoIFA News:
 
SANTA FE — As the popular exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico draws to a close, the Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is bringing legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music June 27 through July 2 inside the Museum.
 
New Mexicans also will have the rare opportunity to learn Flamenco from a master in classes taught by Carmela Greco.

“Since the mid-20th century, the name Greco has been synonymous with Spanish Dance.

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

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