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Meow Wolf Releases New Film And Plans Grand Finale Weekend For Summer In The Multiverse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
New film and special weekend celebrates summer success. Courtesy photo
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has announced a grand finale weekend Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20 for their wildly popular Summer In The Multiverse program that features a cavalcade of more than 100 live performers at random in the House of Eternal Return.
 
The final weekend will include an amplified roster of aerialists, acrobats, musicians, magicians, storytellers, alien characters and more, along with DJ’s in the parking lot, free hands-on activities for kids in the David Loughridge Learning

See Distant Worlds At Nature Center Aug. 18-19

on August 15, 2017 - 7:20am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The new film Distant Worlds – Alien Life, which premiered last month, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. 
 
There will not be a show Friday, Aug. 18, but the astronomy shows will return the following Friday with an eclipse update and night sky show by Dr. Galen Gisler at 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
 
Not only does Distant Worlds – Alien Life investigate the conditions required for life, beginning with the planets and moons in our Solar System, but it also ventures out to some of the newly-discovered and

2017 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo: Brewer Arena

on August 13, 2017 - 4:22pm

The 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Arena Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Arena Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena.

More Scenes From 2017 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Festivities Saturday At Ashley Pond Park

on August 13, 2017 - 9:25am

Scene from the 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo festivities at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Evelyn Stone, 3, with her sister PJ Stone, 1, ride in a buggy at Saturday's Fair and Rodeo festivities at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Take that! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Your turn! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Jeff Favorite, left, leads the Hill Stompers Band to liven up Saturday's Fair and Rodeo event in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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More Scenes From 2017 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 13, 2017 - 7:09am

Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band drummer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Parade spectators. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NJROTC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Classic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rodeo royalty. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Country Star Dale Watson Takes Selfie With Enthusiastic Fans During Friday Night Summer Concert At The Pond!

on August 12, 2017 - 4:57pm
Country music star Dale Watson of Ausitn, Texas gave an energetic performance the Friday night Summer Concert at Ashley Pond singing a non-stop variety of favorites that seemed to delight the crowd, no matter their musical taste. Not only was Watson a stand-out performer, he also was fun-loving and delighted a couple of enthusiastic local fans, KayLinda Crawford and Marcie Johnson with a group selfie during one of his songs. Watson called the pair to the stage, grabbed a phone and took the picture ... to be treaured for sure! Courtesy photo

Selfie photo from left, KayLinda Crawford and

SF Opera's Apprentice Scene Program Begins Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
A past performance from the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Scene Program. Courtesy/Santa Fe Opera
 
By CARL NEWTON 
Los Alamos 
 

On the path down to the Dapples Pavilion Cantina at the Santa Fe Opera there is a paver with the inscription, “The SFO Apprentice Singers/ May Our Dreamers Become Our Stars." Stardom was in Joyce DiDonato’s future when she was an apprentice in 1995. She speaks with authority when she said, “The wonderful performing opportunities and intensive instructions the young artists receive here are invaluable and could very well be the building blocks to their own

Summer Concert Is On Tonight … Rain Or Shine!

on August 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Dale Watson and the Lonestars perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond regardless of the weather. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert is on tonight regardless of whether it continues to rain!

Country music star Dale Watson and his band the Lonestars from Austin, Texas perform at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Watson has been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

Family Fun Gets Underway Today At 2017 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo ... Festivities Through Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 9:41am
The 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

 

COUNTY News:
 
As summer vacations begin to wrap up, Los Alamos—the place where discoveries are made and the palce of “100 Aha Moments”—offers one more opportunity for families to get outdoors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend trip with the Annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicking off today and running through Sunday.
 
“The County Fair and Rodeo is always a fun-filled time for families to enjoy right before the start of the school year,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist

Performers Rehearse For 'Aladdin'

on August 11, 2017 - 8:03am

Cast members of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' rehearse for the big show earlier this week. The performance is 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 or $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets cost $10 or $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors Missoula Children's Theater. Courtesy/Patrick Neher 

Rehearsals for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' have been held throughout the week at Crossroads Bible Church.

Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Presents Dale Watson And The Lonestars At Pond Tonight!

on August 11, 2017 - 7:43am

Outlaw country music star Dale Watson performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the Austin, Texas King of Honky-tonk and tremendous outlaw country music star, Dale Watson at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park.

Even if you think you don’t like country, let me tell you about Dale Watson and the Lonestars. Dale’s been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 10, 2017 - 4:24pm

Hillstrummers Perform At Smith's Marketplace

on August 9, 2017 - 4:55pm

The Hillstrummers Ukulele group playing Western Songs today at Smith's Marketplace. Customers sang along to get in the mood for this weekend's 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

STATE News:
  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Sotto Voce Sept. 29

on August 9, 2017 - 11:05am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present Sotto Voce, the latest play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, which premiered under the direction of the playwright at the Theatre for the New City in New York on Feb. 15, 2016. Sotto Voce is written and performed in English.
 
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Cruz examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn, now in her eighties and living in New York, lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S.

Celebrate National S'Mores Day Thursday

on August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos Young Thespians Audition For 'Aladdin'

on August 8, 2017 - 6:32am

Missoula Children's Theater Directors Ryan Jacob Pierce, middle, and Julia Bourland, right, assign roles to a group of aspiring thespians for the upcoming production of 'Aladdin'. Auditions for the show were held Monday morning at Crossroads Bible Church. Pierce and Bourland will direct the group of young actors before the show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Doors for the production will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

What's At The End Of The Rainbow? Sipapu

on August 7, 2017 - 2:51pm

A rainbow fills the sky over Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Photo by Albert Graves/Sipapu

Aerial view of Sipapu. Photo by Albert Graves/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

Rainbows and beautiful green slopes color Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. And visiotrs get a sneak peek of the Lodge addition, which will open this winter.

Sipapu offers fun adventures this summer, including a great trout fishing pond, fly fishing on the Rio Pueblo River with free casting clinics Saturdays, as well as disc golf and hiking trails.

 
This weekend, Aug.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 25

on August 7, 2017 - 1:16pm

Students at a robotics event. Courtesy/BSM

BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM News:

  • Stop by for fun with robotics teams of all kinds and their programmable friends

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their remote-manipulation abilities at a Robotics Night open to all at the Bradbury Science Museum. The event is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 and some of the teams will even provide an opportunity for visitors to manipulate the robots themselves.

Brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust, visitors also will  have an

Cowboy Dinner Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2017 - 1:01pm

LALT: Open Reading Of 'Rocky Horror Show' Aug. 8

on August 5, 2017 - 5:03pm

LALT News:

Join Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 to read or listen to the stage version of what became "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Light refreshments will be served.

Director Deborah Magid along with producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and Costumer Sarah Preteska will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.

"The Rocky Horror Show" was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler in March 1975 at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. It quickly became a cult classic.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on August 5, 2017 - 7:06am
The Summer Concert moved to Fuller Lodge Friday to avoid a thunderstorm. The crowd listens as Jim Lauderdale performs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs one of his songs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local bluegrass band Higher Ground traded sets with Jim Lauderdale Friday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from LANB hands out glowing armbands. LANB sponsored Friday's Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Jim Lauderdale Performs Summer Concert In Fuller Lodge

on August 4, 2017 - 4:06pm

Jim Lauderdale performs tonight at the Summer Concert. Courtesy photo
 
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. 

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The great singer-songwriter-performer Jim Lauderdale returns to Los Alamos for tonight's Summer Concert at 7 p.m. sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

Lauderdale performs country, bluegrass, roots rock and R&B. He is the winner of the Americana Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and host of the Music City Roots TV show.
 

Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

New Play By Robert Benjamin Opens Aug. 10

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01am
Paula, a young motorcyle cop (Alix Hudson), offers David, (Jim McGiffin) a rose. Photo by Cameron Gay
 
Sweethearts Ruby (Marguerite Scott) and David (Jim McGiffin) share a moment, while David’s daughter Dawn (Juliet Salazar) looks on in disapproval. Photo by Cameron Gay
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s latest full-length play, Still in the Game, opens Aug. 10 at Teatro Pajaguas in Santa Fe.

Benjamin is a late-blooming playwright.

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