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Sangre de Cristo Chorale Performs Carols Of The Southwest At 4 p.m. Sunday At United Church

on December 9, 2016 - 8:49am

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its winter concert Carols of the Southwest, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, is the centerpiece of this performance. This 10-movement work is a magical setting of folk songs from this culturally rich and very broad region.

Beautifully scored for chorus, harp, marimba and guitar, it will feature guest instrumentalists Angela Gabriel, Ross Hamlin and David Glen Ponder.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 8, 2016 - 9:50pm

Casting Call For Feature Film In New Mexico

on December 7, 2016 - 4:46pm

MOVIE News:
 
Several hundred New Mexico residents are needed as background actors for the Jerry Bruckheimer film Horse Soldiers.
 
Horse Soldiers is a retelling of the first group of Special Forces to enter Afghanistan after 9/11. Upon arrival they meet up and partner with a local alliance as they fight side by side to save the mountain villages and communities from the Taliban.
 
Background actors are being sought for this film who are willing to represent the brave Afghan people who fought alongside of American soldiers to defend them from the Taliban, but all types and

North Mesa Luminaria Walk & North Pole Workshop

on December 6, 2016 - 12:39pm

Scen from Sunday's Luminaria Walk and North Pole Workshop hosted by the Los Alamos Posse Lodge and the North Mesa Stables. The event was part of MainStreet’s Winterfest weekend of events. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Annette Preston and her son, Kaius, enjoy the festivities Sunday at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge before embarking on a hay ride through the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Preston family get ready to take a holiday tour Sunday night through the North Mesa Stables.

DOE Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Moab UMTRA TAC Procurement

on December 5, 2016 - 6:39am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC).
 
An Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, utilizing Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) and Time-and-Material task orders, is anticipated. The Draft RFP is established as a total U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program set-aside with a five year ordering period.

Community Invited To Messiah Sing-A-Long Dec. 11

on December 5, 2016 - 6:30am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Oratorio Society invites the community to the 2nd Annual Community Messiah Sing-A-Long.

Come and sing along at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 with orchestra and chorus, the music of Handel's famous oratorio “The Messiah”. Non-singers are invited to come and listen as Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road is filled with the music of this amazing work, which highlights the ever-popular “Hallelujah Chorus”.

Enjoy soloists, Heather Bingham, Olivia Hakel, Gary Aldrich and Rene LeClaire.

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus And NMPhil Perform Handel’s Beloved Messiah At Popejoy Dec. 16

on December 5, 2016 - 6:18am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus’ gift to New Mexicans for the holiday season is Handel’s beloved Messiah in its entirety with the NMPhil and world-class baroque soloists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque.
 
Messiah is a transcendent musical experience enjoyed by audiences around the world for more than 250 years. From his seat at the harpsichord, Roger Melone will conduct the Chorus, the NMPhil and critically acclaimed soloists in this special concert.
 
Messiah soloists will include soprano Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Andrew Rader,

2016 Holiday Light Parade Winners Announced

on December 3, 2016 - 10:26pm

The New Beginnings Fellowship ‘Peace on Earth’ WinterFest Float won first place in tonight's annual Light Parade on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Second place went to Famine to Feast and third place went to Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

The second place award went to the nonprofit Famine to Feast in tonight's annual Light Parade on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs

HillStruumers Ukulele Group To Share Holiday Music

on December 3, 2016 - 8:39am
Ukuleles. Photo by Ruth Lier
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Join the Holiday Fun with the BESC HILLSTRUMMERS Ukukele group playing several December Holiday Singalongs.

The first was enjoyed by diners attending the twoThanksgiving luncheons at the BESC Thursday, Nov. 18.

The following Singalongs are scheduled:  
  • At 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Sombrillo Nursng Home (Day Room)
  • At 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge (Pajarito Room, WinterFest Open House) 
  • At 11 a.m., Friday,  Dec. 9 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby) 
  • At 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Fuller Lodge (Indoor Farmer's Market) 
The

WinterFest Schedule Of Events

on December 3, 2016 - 8:27am

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 3, 2016 - 8:25am

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

WinterFest At Fuller Lodge Activities Schedule

on December 2, 2016 - 1:14pm

Smart Design With Suzette: Holiday Decorating

on December 2, 2016 - 8:43am
Dining room decorated for Hanukkah. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

It’s that time of year…we excitedly stand out in the cold to watch the holiday light parade, marvel at the performance of the Nutcracker ballet and look forward to time spent with family and friends celebrating the holiday season.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope you will enjoy reading this as I share some ideas that might inspire you this season.

We often see holiday decorating ideas that are perfect for the living room and even the tabletop, but what if you’re one of those particularly dedicated folks

Celebrate Holiday Season At Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 2, 2016 - 8:43am

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House Saturday helps kick off the holiday season. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House helps kick off the holiday season as well as the Winterfest festivities.

The  Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos Historical Society are hosting the event Saturday at the Lodge, Los Alamos’ best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center.

The community is welcome to check out Fuller Lodge, which will be fully decked out for the holidays.

LANL Director Charlie McMillan Takes On Oppenheimer Role In 2016 ‘Nutcracker On The Hill’ This Weekend

on November 30, 2016 - 1:57pm

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 ‘Nutcracker on the Hill’. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 “Nutcracker on the Hill” was a smash hit. The classic Tchaikovsky’s score was mixed with Los Alamos’ history, which produced a show completely unique to the community.

“Nutcracker on the Hill” returns this year but continues to add new twists to this popular holiday ballet. The first being Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan will take on the role of Oppenheimer.

“I decided to take a shot in the dark,” DALA Artistic Director Jonathan Guise explained.

Mesa Public Library Shows 'Paper Moon' Thursday

on November 30, 2016 - 12:57pm

Movie poster for 'Paper Moon'. Courtesy image

 

By KELLY DOLEJSI

Los Alamos

 

The more depressing something is, the harder we need to laugh, and “Paper Moon” (1973, rated PG) offers just the right combination of anguish and glee. Check it out at 6:30 p.m., Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs meeting room theater.

 

Director Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era comedy begins in a Kansas cemetery. Nine-year-old Addie Loggins (Tatum O’Neal) has just lost her mother.

Shop Like A Tourist Scavenger Hunt Continues To Dec. 3

on November 30, 2016 - 11:37am

CHAMBER News:

Unable to answer question #10 on the Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt Contest form? The contest is still underway in Los Alamos!

One contest question answer was previously only available at the Kiosk Mall on Small Business Saturday. A second opportunity to obtain the answer to that question is now available. Call Atomic City Tours by Buffalo Tours at 505.662.3965 to learn about the tour company, make a reservation for a tour (optional), and learn the answer to the question.

Residents have until Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Santa Fe Opera: Free Winter Tour Concerts

on November 30, 2016 - 10:39am
 
SFO News:
 
Mark your calendars to spend the Holidays with The Santa Fe Opera.
 
Free Public Concerts with artists from the Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. These one-hour concerts will include popular songs of the season and arias.
 
Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
 
 
Placitas
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio Road
Roswell
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
409 E College Boulevard
Las

Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

on November 29, 2016 - 8:02am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a new film based on the book by J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series. As in those stories, there are in this one magic people, wizards, witches and the like, and then there are the rest of us. We’re called “Muggles” in England, but in the U.S. (this story takes place in New York City), it turns out we are just called “non-maj” for non-magical. 
 
Arriving in New York on a ship from England in 1924 is a magical person by the name of Newt Scamander.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

on November 28, 2016 - 8:52am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a new film based on the book by J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series. As in those stories, there are in this one magic people, wizards, witches and the like, and then there are the rest of us. We’re called “Muggles” in England, but in the U.S. (this story takes place in New York City), it turns out we are just called “non-maj” for non-magical. 

Movie poster for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

Arriving in New York on a ship from England in 1924 is a magical person by the name of Newt

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Moana'

on November 28, 2016 - 8:28am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Moana” is a visual and auditory delight for adults, with a fun plot line for kids. It is an animated story of an adventurous daughter of a Polynesian chief in the pre-contact Pacific region. She defies her cautious parents and takes a large oceangoing, double canoe to find the demi-god Maui to right a wrong and rebalance nature.

Movie poster for 'Moana'. Courtesy image

Visually, the film portrays good detail of daily life in a traditional Polynesian village; the people wear fine mat clothing and live in the same styles of thatched homes that are known to

LALT’s Staged Reading Of ‘After You’ve Gone’ Dec. 3

on November 27, 2016 - 10:11am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a staged reading of “After You’ve Gone,” a new work by Santa Fe-based playwright Mark Dunn.

The staged reading is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Admission is free for this one-time event.

“After You’ve Gone,” which takes its title from a song first published in 1918, introduces the audience to Adele Pike, who has just buried her husband of 36 years, and her two daughters and son-in-law. Amidst the
leftover casseroles, cakes and pigs-in-a-blanket brought by her Southern friends and

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 26, 2016 - 8:24am

Coro de Cámara Presents Christmas Music Dec. 3-4

on November 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Immaculate Heart Chapel. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
As the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches, the 24 auditioned singers of Coro de Cámara are putting the finishing touches on the music for their upcoming performances.
 
The chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore, kicks off its 27 th season of outstanding choral music at 5 p.m., Saturday, December 3, with a short appearance at the County’s Annual Tree Lighting at the Municipal Building.

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