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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

Coro de Cámara: ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’

on February 17, 2017 - 6:50am
Coro de Cámara. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

“Do you Hear the People Sing?” Coro de Cámara, Northern New Mexico’s premiere chamber chorus, will perform an exciting program featuring some of the best of musical theater and Broadway. As the concert title promises, several selections from the world’s most popular musical, Les Misérables, are a highlight of the program, along with other favorites, such as “My New Philosophy” from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin, and “For Good” from Wicked.  

The chorus also offers a stirring tribute to Stephen Sondheim, who for

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 16, 2017 - 3:51pm

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'A Man Called Ove'

on February 16, 2017 - 8:04am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“A Man Called Ove” is one of the Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film of 2016.
 
If you don’t speak Swedish and don’t like reading subtitles, you’ll just have to read the book by Fredrik Backman. It is terrific! What the film offers are some wonderful character performances, despite the pruned storyline.
 
The story takes place in a community of look-alike, blockhouses. Our hero Ove Lindahl used to be president of the homeowners association and since those glory days everything he sees is going to pot.
 
Every morning Ove still makes the

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Light

on February 15, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: Early morning light wakes up Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Letter To The Editor: Let's All Voice Support For Two Bills Aimed At Protecting New Mexico Wildlife

on February 14, 2017 - 7:39am
By BETTE KORBER
Los Alamos

At 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, New Mexico’s Senate Conservation Committee will hear two bills aimed at protecting wildlife here in New Mexico.

Senate Bill 286, which will ban the use of traps and poisons on our public lands, was introduced by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas) and Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs). Currently, traps and poisons can be left not far from public trails, are random in their damage, and put wildlife, endangered species and even pets at risk.

Senate Bill 268, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces) and Sen.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Jackie

on February 13, 2017 - 8:53am

Cinema Cindy Reviews Moonlight

on February 12, 2017 - 7:31am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Moonlight,” nominated for Best Picture of 2016, as well as seven other Oscars, tells the story of a young boy named Chiron, cowered by the expectations of the world around him. His environment militates against showing any kind of vulnerability. He just isn’t a tough guy, like his peers. He lacks a trusted adult in whom to confide.
 
Poster for Moonlight. Courtesy image
 
Chiron is called “Little” when he’s young, because of his diminutive stature and extreme shyness. Chiron’s mother works as a nurse, but is not home enough to care for the boy.

Fall In Love With Shopping Locally This Valentine’s Day

on February 11, 2017 - 9:53am
Décor, candles, chocolate and more available at CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Purses, soaps, dolls, fabric, yarns and much more available at Warm Hearts Yarn and Atomic City Quilts at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many people are just beginning to think about how to celebrate this special day.

If you are still looking for ideas, consider shopping and celebrating locally.

Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents Calidore String Quartet

on February 11, 2017 - 8:18am
Calidore String Quartet. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Santa Fe Pro Musica continues its 35th season with a concert featuring the Calidore String Quartet performing Mozart’s soulful String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421, a new work by the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer Caroline Shaw, and concluding with Dvořák’s beloved “American” quartet, the String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96. The Calidore String Quartet will also provide a free masterclass for area musicians and music lovers.

The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at the St.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Lion’

on February 11, 2017 - 8:15am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Lion” brings to the screen a memoir entitled “A Long Way Home” written by an Australian writer, Saroo Brierley. The film tells how Saroo, nearly five years old, got lost from his family in northern India and ended up alone, 994 miles away, in Kolkata. Soon after, he is adopted out from an orphanage to an Australian couple.

Movie poster for 'Lion'. Courtesy photo

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) plays Saroo in all but the first third of the film, bringing to bear all the earnestness for which he is known on screen.

UNM-LA Holds Movie Class At Reel Deal

on February 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
O’Donnell shows the class a movie on 35 mm film, which was the industry standard until around 2010. Courtesy photo
 
REEL DEAL News:
 
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, Jim O’Donnell, owner of the Reel Deal Theater, treated UNM-LA’s Intro to Film Studies class (MA210) to a tour of the projection room, then a viewing of the film “La La Land.”  
 
One of the topics for discussion was the transition from film projectors to digital projectors. The students in this semester-long course at UNM-LA have already studied the history of musicals in film. 
 
Follow up projects will address how

Garth Brooks World Tour Hits Las Cruces April 8

on February 8, 2017 - 7:34am

Garth Brooks is set to appear in concert April 8 in Las Cruces at the Pan American Center. Courtesy photo

CONCERT News:

LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in 21 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Las Cruces. The tour is presented by Amazon Music Unlimited. The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Pan American Center. This will be the only New Mexico appearance on the tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 17 with an eight ticket limit per purchase.

Ronald McDonald Visits Local Eatery

on February 5, 2017 - 9:34pm

Ronald McDonald greets patrons as he makes a grand entrance this afternoon at the new McDonald's Restaurant in Smith's Marketplace Shopping Center on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lance Metcalf, right and his younger brother Lane show Ronald McDonald their skills at the hockey game table. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Ronald McDonald paid a visit to the Los Alamos McDonald’s this afternoon to the delight of all that were there.

He entertained the children with magic tricks and jokes.

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