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Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Thirteen Artists Perform At Spring Musicale Sunday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:55pm
Musicale performers from a Feb. 23 event. Courtesy of UNM-LA
 
UNMLA News:
 
A significant part of the UNM-LA Campus mission is its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service. The campus made a major commitment to that goal in 2016 through its ongoing support of the Sunday Musicale series of concerts presented by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, the UNM-LA Campus will host the final spring piano recital, featuring 13 young pianists between the ages of 8 and 16. The recital is FREE and open to the public, being held in the campus

Taos County Historical Society Announces 2017 Honoree Luncheon May 7

on April 17, 2017 - 6:51am
2017 Honoree Luncheon. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2017 May Honoree Luncheon at noon Sunday, May 7 at the Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.
 
The Society's honorees are Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez Jr., for continuing the tradition of mariachi musicians in the schools. The featured speaker is Nicolasa Chavez, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her presentation is “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico”.
 

Branchal is a retired music teacher from Taos.

Charlie Daniels Band Plays Benefit Concert For Española Valley Humane Society May 19

on April 16, 2017 - 7:02am
EVHS News:
 
ESPANOLA  This year, the Española Valley Humane Society celebrates its 25th anniversary May 19 with a benefit concert featuring Charlie Daniels Band at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.
 
Tickets are on sale now at https://evalleyshelter.org/charlie-daniels-band/. Prior to the concert, ticket holders can enjoy a BBQ dinner at the Resort (not included in the ticket price).
 
“It’s truly been an eventful 25 years,” Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said.

More Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017

on April 15, 2017 - 5:27pm

From left, Matelo Maestas, Matthew Campbell, Demitrius Sisneros, Tristan MacDonald, and Cameron Sisneros organize all their loot collected during the 2017 Elk's Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire event at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jackie and Adrian Njuyen have fun at today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Matthew Slowik, Jack Councel and Helen Slowik check out the eggs they collected during today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Elks B.P.O.E #2083 Members Bill Gregory, disguised as Elroy, and Chris Weaver hand out

Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017 Day

on April 15, 2017 - 5:18pm

A group of young people get ready to take their picture with the Easter Bunny during the 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Connor Hoch

A long line of families wait for their turn in the bouncy houses during today's 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt at Ashley Pond Park. The bouncy houses were free, courtesy of First Baptist Church. Photo by Connor Hoch

Classic Air Medical offers tours of its helicopter during today's Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt. Photo by Connor Hoch

Los Alamos Firefighters distribute bike helmets during the event today at Ashley

Fiesta De La Primavera At Fuller Lodge April 30

on April 15, 2017 - 6:02am

Local Rockers Play Vegas

on April 14, 2017 - 7:04pm
DK Warner, left, and Phil Rocker play recently at Bathtub Row Brewing. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

It’s rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.! The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly extravaganza is the biggest rockabilly event in the U.S.

Front man DK Warner and drummer David Fellenz of the Los Alamos band DK and the Affordables will be joining Phil Rocker on stage at the Orleons Hotel 9:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday as Phil Rocker and the Bad Boys of Boomtown. If you can’t make Vegas, you can hear them tonight at Los Ojos in Jemez Springs. This also is your chance to hear DK play stand up base.

Warner met

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 14, 2017 - 7:20am

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’

on April 12, 2017 - 6:07pm

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’ at the Chamber Gala Saturday night, April 22. Courtes/LACC

CHAMBER News:

Fifty-Five Chamber Members were nominated by their peers for recognition as the best business in their field in 2017. Categories include Financial Institution of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Service Business of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Media Outlet of the Year, and Overall Business of the Year. As Frank Sinatra said, “It Was a Very Good Year”.

The awards will be presented at the Chamber Gala on

LAHS Olions Thespian Society Presents Mary Poppins

on April 12, 2017 - 3:26pm
LAHS News:
 
Are you in need of a jolly holiday? Well you’re in luck since the LAHS Olions Thespian Society’s production of Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way.
 
The cast and crew have been working tirelessly to make this show as sweet as a spoonful of sugar. We would like to invite you to come review our preview showing at 7 p.m., April 20 (admission will be free with a press pass or $7 for all).
 
Additional showings will be at 7 p.m., April 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29, and at 2 p.m., April 29 and 30. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children under

Los Alamos Nature Center Features Weekend Films

on April 12, 2017 - 7:11am
 
PEEC News:
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the stories behind star colors at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sea Monsters, a film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play in planetarium. The film follows fossil hunters to remote locations as the hunters excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month: 10 a.m.

Kathak Dance Recital At Y Express April 15

on April 9, 2017 - 6:48am

Max Gomez Returns To Los Alamos Saturday

on April 7, 2017 - 7:19am
Singer/songwriter Max Gomez will be in concert Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

A Los Alamos favorite and Taos native Max Gomez returns Saturday, April 8 to play Fuller Lodge.

Gomez is fresh off a European tour and comes ready to share tunes of his forthcoming album, due out this spring. The album is his second and has been long anticipated by his fans. Gomez’s debut album, Rule the World, was released in 2013.

An artist in the tradition of Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson, Gomez has a sweet smoky vocal style and his heart-felt lyrics have brought him acclaim

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 6, 2017 - 5:09pm

Library Screens 'In The Mood For Love'

on April 5, 2017 - 4:05pm
Movie poster for 'In the Mood for Love'
 
Review by KELLY DOLEJSI
 
Fidelity and appearances take center stage in “In the Mood for Love” (2000, rated PG, subtitled), showing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs meeting room theater. The free screening is part of the Mesa Public Library Free Film Series.
 
Writer/director Kar-Wai Wong’s internationally award-winning film — including Best Actor (Tony Chiu-Wai Leung) and Technical Grand Prize at Cannes — delights in the styles and cultural shifts of 1962 Hong Kong, and delights in fomenting questions about loyalty,

Juanita Madland Presents Piano Concert April 5

on April 1, 2017 - 6:10am
Local piano virtuoso Juanita Lash Madland will present a piano concert for the Arts Council Brown Bag series at noon April 5 in Fuller Lodge. Included will be compositions by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Ginastera, and an original piece by the pianist. This concert also will be presented in May in Minneapolis. This spring Madland will play her 5th harpsichord concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Little Theatre Announces Cast Of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

on March 31, 2017 - 11:00am

The cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Courtesy photo

 

Cast members in a clown workshop scene, from left, Alexis Perry, Stuart Rupprecht, Zachary Brounstein, Zachary Brounstein and Jess Cullinan. Courtesy photo

 

Cast members Trisha Werner as Guildenstern and Don Monteith as Rosencrantz in a box. Courtesy photo

 

LALT News:

 

Rehearsals for Los Alamos Little Theatre’s spring production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead are now underway.

 

This production of Tom Stoppard’s modern masterpiece features Don Monteith as Rosencrantz, Trisha Werner as Guildenstern,

Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘Kedi’

on March 31, 2017 - 10:09am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

Editor's note: Kedi is showing at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Visit https://www.ccasantafe.org/ for showtimes.

“Kedi” is a film for anyone who loves animals, especially people with an affinity for domestic cats. We are challenged by the film to extend that same fondness and respect to the street cats of Istanbul.

Turkish-born director Ceyda Torun has taken a close look at a unique feature of urban living in her home city of Istanbul, the high prevalence of stray cats and their acceptance in the daily life of the humans around them.

NHCC: César Chávez Day March And Fiesta April 1

on March 27, 2017 - 10:25am
Labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez in 1974. Courtesy/wikipedia
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is again the location for the 24th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta April 1, featuring musical and dance acts as well as poetry, community exhibits, children's activities and games, food, and a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta.
 
This is a free family event that will take place at noon on the NHCC's Plaza Mayor.
 
One of the headlining acts at the fiesta will be Kiko Villamizar, who was born in Miami and raised in Colombia.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Shack’

on March 27, 2017 - 8:41am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“The Shack” is the long-awaited film version of the 2007 novel of the same name, written by Canadian author William P. Young. If you have read the book, you will know to bring plenty of tissues to the film. This is a story of bad things happening to good people and of the Holy Trinity intervening to teach love and forgiveness. As a result, the IMDB website categorizes the film as “drama/fantasy.”
 
The Shack in question is where hard evidence was found that Mackenzie Philip’s youngest daughter was indeed murdered.

SFCC Celebrates Native American Week March 27-31

on March 27, 2017 - 8:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will celebrate the third annual Native American Week March 27 through March 31.
 
SFCC’s Native American Student Outreach Coordinator Valerie Grimley, Ph.D. said, “We’ve got an exciting program this year that celebrates our increased enrollment of Native American students.” There are 462 Native American students enrolled at the college in Academic Year 2016-2017. The current number represents a 34.4 percent increase since Academic Year 2013-14, when there were 344 Native American students attending SFCC.
 
Festivities begin Monday,

Donors Help Support Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on March 26, 2017 - 6:43am

​Morning Glory Bakery Company donates weekly donuts as an auction item for the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

 

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert organizers are looking for donors who want to be part of the event's silent auction.

Organizers are excited by what they have received so far from businesses and independent donors in the community including two gift certificates for a dozen donuts a week for six months from Morning Glory Bakery Company. Other donated items have been shared on the Facebook page, @zeebenefit.

Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Shack’

on March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm
Movie poster for 'The Shack'. Courtesy photo

 

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Shack” is the long-awaited film version of the 2007 novel of the same name, written by Canadian author William P. Young. If you have read the book, you will know to bring plenty of tissues to the film. This is a story of bad things happening to good people and of the Holy Trinity intervening to teach love and forgiveness. As a result, the IMDB website categorizes the film as “drama/fantasy.”

The Shack in question is where hard evidence was found that Mackenzie Philip’s youngest daughter was indeed

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