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Fiesta At Chimayo Museum Sunday, June 11

on June 5, 2017 - 1:16pm
Celebrate culture, community, and SUMMER! Enjoy live acoustic Northern New Mexico roots music from 1-4 p.m., with Lone Piñon -- plus children's activities, a senior citizens' arts and crafts show, free snacks, and museum tours.
The Chimayó Museum is located behind Ortega’s Weaving Shop off Santa Fe County Road 98 (Juan Medina Road), near the intersection with Highway 76. Presented by Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association, chimayomuseum.com505.351.0945.
We reached out to a group of seniors from our local senior center -- most of whom didn't even know there

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Begins June 6 With The Bus Tapes At 7 p.m. At Ashley Pond Park

on June 5, 2017 - 10:51am

Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo


The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Two time New Mexico Music Award winners, husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner, bring together a range of talented musicians for fun and interactive shows, taking audiences by the hand and leading them

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 5

on June 5, 2017 - 10:34am

South Korean Yekwan Sunwoo impressed with a beautiful performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in the Cliburn semi-final round. Courtesy photo

Canadian Tony Yike Yang, 18, is the youngest Cliburn competitor. Courtesy photo

Italian competitor Leonardo Pierdomenico acknowledges a standing ovation after his performance with the Fort Worth Symphony under the direction of Nicholas McGehan. Courtesy photo
LACA Artistic Director

The audience during the Cliburn Competition has been admirably silent.

Lensic Invites Patrons To Bring Drinks To Seats

on June 5, 2017 - 8:29am


SANTA FE—The Lensic Performing Arts Center now welcomes patrons to bring drinks to their seats during Lensic Presents performances.

“We’re pleased to offer this new option for those who want to enjoy a drink—whether that’s tea, a soft drink or an alcoholic drink—while enjoying a show,” Executive Director Joel Aalberts said. “No more feeling rushed to finish a beverage before show time or during intermission.”


Until now, drinks were permitted only in the Lensic’s lobby area.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 4

on June 4, 2017 - 1:47pm

Bass Performance Hall Dome: Cliburn competitors’ view of the Bass Performance Hall when they take the stage. Courtesy photo

Bass Performance Hall exterior: Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. Courtesy photo


Musical Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

The Cliburn Competition is blessed with a beautiful venue, the Bass Performance Hall. We had a chance to see the hall from the competitor’s point of view during a tour Saturday morning. 

Built in 1998, the hall is modeled along classic European opera house lines, a somewhat unusual design decision given

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on June 4, 2017 - 6:57am
The Coral Creek Band performs at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young dancers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Houdini's serves up popcorn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Summer Concert crowd Friday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young ladies follow a path in Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Lensic Presents 2017/2018 Season

on June 4, 2017 - 6:55am

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SANTA FE—Lensic Executive Director Joel Aalberts has announced the lineup for the 2017/2018 season of the nonprofit performing arts center’s Lensic Presents original programming series.


The season kicks off Aug. 26 with a concert from bluegrass/country legend Ricky Skaggs and his longtime band, Kentucky Thunder, and continues through May 3, 2018, with a diverse and exciting lineup of music, theater, dance and family events.


“We have stars of Latin, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and classical music, plus live theater, two cutting-edge dance companies, and

Choral Creek Band Plays Ashley Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on June 2, 2017 - 6:15am
The Choral Creek Band performs at 7 p.m. today at  Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Elliot Siff Photography
Concert promoter

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the excellent Colorado Front Rage group, The Choral Creek Band today, June 2 at Ashley Pond Park. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free. The weather calls for a clear and nice night. We’re calling for rock and roll!

The Choral Creek Band play high energy shows of bluegrass, newgrass, country-rock, blues, jazz, jamband and unique renditions of traditional and Americana classics. Check them out on

Pub Crawl Makes Its Way Through Los Alamos

on June 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Hill Stompers Los Alamos Pub Crawl is currently underway. The crawlers make their way from Smith's Marketplace  to Unquarked Wine Bar. They'll be there until 9 p.m., then they go on to Bathtub Row Brewing in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

This Week At The Reel Deal

on June 1, 2017 - 5:17pm

Mary Badarak Conducts Final Concert

on May 31, 2017 - 5:13am

Mary Badarak, long-time conductor of the Los Alamos Choral Society, performed her final concert Sunday. She is retiring. Photo by Carl Newton/Courtesy




Sunday, a large crowd of music-lovers and well-wishers were in the United Church of Los Alamos when Mary Badarak, long-time conductor of the Los Alamos Choral Society, directed the Choral Society for the last time.


The concert—14 short songs featuring six that Badarak had arranged and three that she had composed—was a success that brought the crowd to its feet to join in a thundering rendition of

LAAC Offers Sweet Treat At Brown Bag Show June 7

on May 31, 2017 - 4:54am

Members of the Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quartet prepare for their upcoming Brown Bag Show. Courtesy Photo



Los Alamos Daily Post 


Viola musician and member of the Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quintet Brian Newnam describes chamber music as like dessert.


“Musicians love to play chamber music,” he said, explaining there is no conductor and musicians get the opportunity to play with friends. “Amateur musicians play chamber music for their enjoyment.”


The community will be able to enjoy the intimacy of chamber music themselves when the Los Alamos/Santa Fe String

Tuesdays At The Pond Series Returns For 2017 Season

on May 30, 2017 - 5:51pm

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The summer staple “Tuesdays at the Pond” will be returning to the Ashley Pond stage at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning June 6.

This year’s summer entertainment series will feature a wide variety of musical acts, and there’s sure to be something for everyone! Performances will range all the way from a professional wind ensemble to an R&B artist, a folk rock group to a big brass band, and everything in between.

The following acts will be part of the excitement from June to August this year:

  • June 6: The Bus Tapes
  • June 13: Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers
  • June

Big Stars To Perform In Festival Chispa 2017

on May 30, 2017 - 3:13pm

Grammy award-winning artist Gaby Moreno will peform at the Festival Chispa 2017 at 8 p.m., June 24. Courtesy Photo 


Las Cafeterias will peform at the Festival Chispa 2017. Courtesy/

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in partnership with Avokado Artists, presents Festival Chispa 2017.

The event features Latin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and her band, along with the incredibly fresh, multi-faceted Latin alternative and Chicano activist group Las Cafeteras at 8 p.m. June 24 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.

The event

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on May 28, 2017 - 6:35am
Dancers move to Deke Dickerson and his band Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Deke Dickerson sings a rock-a-billy tune. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Concert producer Russ Gordon chats with concert-goers. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Up a tree. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walzing to the music. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Super Girl surveys the crowd. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Close to nature. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Heinrich To Highlight Community-Driven Economic Development, Meet With Veterans In Los Alamos

on May 26, 2017 - 6:47am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • Heinrich to discuss importance of national parks and small businesses, meet with local veteran groups

SANTA FE Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Los Alamos and Española. During his visit, he will make a special announcement about the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and host a discussion on the economic impact of New Mexico’s growing craft beer and wine industries to highlight new ways to diversify the local economy.

Heinrich also will meet with local

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 26, 2017 - 4:58am

Los Alamos Choral Society Concert May 28

on May 24, 2017 - 5:27pm
Mary Badarak
Los Alamos Choral Society

When Mary Badarak steps up to lead the Los Alamos Choral Society's 2017 spring concert Sunday, she will be presenting a showcase of her work—not only as a director, but as a composer and arranger as well.

Badarak will be retiring from Choral Society after this concert, "Broadway to Beatles to Badarak and Beyond," which is scheduled at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the United Church of Los Alamos. (Tickets, $15 for adults and free for students, are available now at CB FOX, and will be available at the door Sunday.)

This year,

HillStrummers Participate In Las Cruces UkeFest

on May 24, 2017 - 8:02am

The Organ Mountains are reflected in the window behind the BESC Hillstrummers Ukulele group photo. Back row from left, Dan Gerth, Sabine Shurter, Jan Littleton, Jowilla Forman, Holly Kenney and Ruth Lier. Front row from left, Doris Ford, Diane Little, Patricia Rathbone, Yvonne Trujillo, Elise Lee and Irene Powell. Attendees not present for photo, Janet Harris, Darlene Potter and retiring instructor Kathleen Galbraith of Chama. Photo by Doris Ford


Fourteen members of the Betty Ehardt Senior Center Hillstrummers Ukulele group and their instructor participated in the three day

Pub Crawl Through Downtown Los Alamos June 1

on May 23, 2017 - 7:41am


The Hill Stompers Band will lead a family-friendly pub crawl through downtown Los Alamos Thursday, June 1. Jeff Favorite, leader of the Hill Stompers, says that this is, as far as he knows, the first-ever Los Alamos pub crawl to be led by a live band.

“People ask me, ‘What, you’re going to both bars?,’” Favorite said. “But there are actually seven or eight bars downtown now.”

The Hill Stompers Band is known for crazy antics, fun performances, and exciting music in Los Alamos and Santa Fe (as well as Durango and Telluride, Colo.). The band has led a Mardi Gras Pub

Scenes From ‘Our Night To Remember’ Event

on May 23, 2017 - 7:03am
All dressed up and looking beautiful for the May 6 Our Night To Remember 2017 Dinner And Dance for the Special Needs Community. Attendees include young adults and volunteers from Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Group Home and Lemonade Living, as well as others in the communities of northern New Mexico. The group posed for a picture at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo
Guests have some photo fun. Organizers would like to thank Tony and Tiffany Hinojosa of Party with TNT for DJing this event.

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Pajarito Mountain Announces Upcoming Events

on May 22, 2017 - 6:39pm


Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has announced several upcoming events:

  • The Pajarito Mountain Cafe re-opens for business 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be open at that time every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on event days throughout the summer.
  • The Bike and Hike event of the season is 1-6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Summerfest is Saturday, June 10, with live music, bike races, a dozen New Mexico craft breweries and more. Details are available at

WalletHub: 2017’s Best Summer Vacation Spots

on May 22, 2017 - 6:52am
With summer approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017's Best Summer Vacation Spots to supplement its Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange studies.

To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 80 largest metro areas across 38 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal.
Top 20 Summer Vacation Spots
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Los Angeles, CA