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Local Dancers Rank Well at Ireland Competition

on June 5, 2012 - 8:28am

Los Alamos dancers Maria Jones and Natalie Smith both placed at the CRN World Open Championships in Wexford, Ireland last weekend.

Facing extremely tough competition from some of the world's best Irish dancers, Maria placed 7th in the under-16 age group and Natalie placed 8th in the under-18 age group.

Santa Fe dancer Shannon Kossmann placed 9th in her age group. Maria's dress (at right) was made by Los Alamos dance mom Carolyn Bossert.

The girls dance with Belisma Irish Dance, under the direction of Adrienne Bellis.

For information on the group, go to www.belisamairishdance.com

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 31, 2012

on May 31, 2012 - 4:07pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

Here is our raw calendar information:

Friday, June 1st Bluegrass at Ashley Pond - 7pm - FREE 2012 Los Alamos

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 24, 2012

on May 25, 2012 - 8:18am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond. To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

The RAW list:

The Red Elvises - Los Alamos Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 25th @ 7 pm @ Ashley Pond

DALA's Dazzling Dress Rehearsal

on May 19, 2012 - 9:24am
Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) held its dress rehearsal Thursday night for its annual Spring Show Performance. DALA’s older dancers performed Friday evening and will perform again at 7 p.m. this evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. DALA’s younger dancers will have their own matinee performance at 2 p.m. today. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kiwanis Club 4th of July Celebration Line Up

on May 17, 2012 - 11:55am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club and Los Alamos County have announced the tentative schedule for the annual Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Expect fireworks, food, kid’s activities, skydivers and a much more.

Courtesy photo

Everything kicks off at 2 p.m., Wednesday July 4 at the park. New this year is your chance to win the Best Seat in the House!  Tickets will go on sale mid-June at local businesses around Los Alamos and will also be available the night of the fireworks.

15th Annual Los Alamos Kite Festival Begins Friday

on May 17, 2012 - 11:44am

LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL News

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 16, 2012

on May 17, 2012 - 10:06am

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

Things that didn't make the webcast: (Let us know if we missed something!):  <nothing yet>

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 10, 2012

on May 10, 2012 - 4:11pm

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 23 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid

From Nazi Germany to the Manhattan Project: A Love Story

on May 8, 2012 - 10:56pm

In a chilling story of her parents’ escape from Hitler’s reign of terror, Bettina Hoerlin reveals the depth and breadth of Nazism in pre-war Germany at a reading and signing at Otowi Station Bookstore on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

Hoerlin’s book, Steps of Courage, is a unique blend of historical and personal facts that documents how her parents overcome obstacles to their romance, one between an Aryan and Jew, and fight the nazification of culture, science and mountaineering.

In Her Own Voice: Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche Takes on the Spanish Inquisition

on May 8, 2012 - 8:22pm
MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News
 
Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine speaking on a fascinating topic of  colonial New Mexico’s history. In this New Mexico Centennial year, Dr. Levine will touch briefly on the one hundred years of New Mexico’s statehood and then explore Governor’s wife Doña Teresa’s role in the state’s colonial past. New Mexicans and visitors alike will be sure to find the topic engaging and intriguing. The Authors Speak is on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.
 
About Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche:

NMDT SPRING RECITAL “The Sky’s the Limit”

on May 8, 2012 - 6:46pm

NEW MEXICO DANCE THEATER News

New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents it’s eighth annual spring recital, “The Sky’s the Limit,” this weekend. “Spring recitals are a chance for each student to shine and perform for their families and friends,” said Baker-Dillingham. “We usually have a theme for our recitals, but this year I wanted to give the faculty free reign in choosing a theme for each of their classes; hence, the sky was the limit.”

This year 209 of the 225 students enrolled at NMDT will perform in dances choreographed by NMDT faculty members

LALT’s Cowboy Poet a Rip-Snorting Good Time

on May 5, 2012 - 6:50pm

Grace (Christina Martos) and Wyatt (Bruce Lamartine) share a song.  Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

Los Alamos Little Theatre's production of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid, opened May 4 to an enthusiastic audience.

Toe tapping music, comedy and a dash of pathos combine to make Cowboy Poet a great evening at the theatre.

Cowboy Poet is set in Pojoaque and Santa Fe, and is all about New Mexico.

Wyatt Rugosa (Bruce Lamartine) is the Cowboy Poet Laureate of New Mexico.

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

LALT performs the world premier of the original musical Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical

on May 3, 2012 - 11:25am

Cast of "Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical Photo by Minesh Bacrania 

By Bonnie Gordon

What happens when a Cowboy Poet, an impoverished socialite and an ex-con  throw a Gala to benefit Adult Literacy in New Mexico?

What happens when a man must choose between keeping his word and saving face? You’ll find out at the world premiere of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The production features a band headed up by Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz on keyboards, along with guitar, banjo,

An 11-Year-Old Protagonist in a Little Known Chapter in American History

on May 2, 2012 - 10:51pm

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News

Barbara Wright, author of the critically acclaimed novel for middle readers, Crow, will sign her book Friday, May 4, at 5:30 at Otowi Station Bookstore. She will visit Mountain and Barranca Elementary Schools and Los Alamos Middle School earlier that day.

The thought-provoking novel and its memorable cast present an unflinching and fresh take on race relations, injustice, and a fascinating, little-known chapter in American history, the race riots of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina,through the eyes of the 11-year-old narrator, Moses, a likeable, credible young

Sierra Club Presents "Revenge of the Electric Car"

on May 1, 2012 - 9:22pm
SIERRA CLUB News
 
Movie Night at an open meeting of the Sierra Club on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. (earlier starting time) at Mesa Public Library. The movie is "Revenge of the Electric Car"

Everyone is invited to come watch the sequel to "Who Killed the Electric Car" and get jazzed up for plugging in and kicking the oil habit.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station the week of April 15-22, 2012

on April 29, 2012 - 10:32pm
 
  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  2. Travels, Michael Crichton
  3. Fire Gate Poems: a Journey of Spiritual Healing, Henry C. Finney*
  4. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
*local or regional author

"Chungking Express" Screening at Mesa Public Library

on April 29, 2012 - 10:18pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

On Thursday, the library will screen writer/director Kar Wei Wong's "Chungking Express," a nineties movie that feels like a nineties movie. Having "come of age" in the nineties, I mean that as a compliment. I like flannel shirts mixed with impressionistic psychotic love. And, it turns out - no offense to my Seattle-born (go figure) Anglo husband - I sometimes like Chinese men.

This is a great movie, but to be honest, it took me a long time to realize it. I was well into the film before I started to understand and care about its very messed up characters.

In some

Local Events Occurring Tonight and Tomorrow

on April 26, 2012 - 2:57pm

Clark & Kendall will have the "Weekend Preview" Audio Webcast available tomorrow evening.

Events taking place tonight and tomorrow include:

Tonight & Friday, April 27  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Blood Drive -

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr., – Call United Blood Services @ (505) 246-1457 to schedule an appointment, or log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free Cholesterol testing with every donation.

 

Wed.-Sat., April 25, 26, 27 and 28 Rags: The Musical
7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian

LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents 'RAGS'

on April 24, 2012 - 10:37am
LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical "RAGS"opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It's a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg Henderson and Bruce Letellier and

Haunting Melodies From ¡Fiesta Primavera, Que Alegria! Fill Fuller Lodge

on April 19, 2012 - 1:00pm

Director Ellen Walton of Los Alamos directed last weekend's Fiesta Primavera, !Que Alegria! extravaganza at Fuller Lodge and preformed a solo number with castanets. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The historic building rocked out with haunting Spanish melodies and the sound of stamping feet and clapping hands amid words of encouragement for the dancers as the full Company preformed the opening number "Sevillanas." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The action was mostly fast and furious! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The entire Company in the Grand Finale.

Scenes From "Petra & the Jay"

on April 19, 2012 - 11:54am

The sci-fi musical "Petra & the Jay" was performed at Crossroads Bible Church April 13 and April 14 with music by Alice (Bonnie) Kellogg and book and lyrics by Carolyn (Cary) Neeper. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Alicia Solomon in action as she directs the final dress rehearsal for "Petra & the Jay." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Petra (Maura Taylor, LAHS senior) with Kayll (Rose Click, 12 year old Middle Schooler.) Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Costume designer, Joy Drake, with her alien friends. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Mean Barb (Juli Mackenzie ),

LAHS Graduate Makes Good in Hollywood: Catch his Film Tonight at the Reel Deal

on April 12, 2012 - 9:18pm

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Courtesy/IMDb

By Carol A. Clark

Drew Goddard is a writer and director in Hollywood who was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

His latest film, The Cabin in the Woods launches in theaters around the country Friday April 13 – including the local Reel Deal Theater.

Goddard’s mother, Colleen Goddard, will introduce the film at 6:50 p.m.

¡Fiesta Primavera! A recital of Spanish Dance and Music is Coming to Town

on April 10, 2012 - 7:35am

Flamenco dancers during a recital last year at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy Photo

Prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and passion of flamenco music and dance in the historic beauty of Fuller Lodge at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 as the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance presents its annual recital, ¡Fiesta Primavera!.

This year’s subtitle, “¡Qué Alegría!” reflects the joy of living life through song. 

The company is directed by Ellen Walton and includes artists from the larger Northern New Mexico area.

Film Review: The Snapper

on April 7, 2012 - 11:26pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?

Or even, sometimes: Who's the father?

In "The Snapper," a sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American megahit "Knocked Up" in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love but rather from booze, 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

Her co-workers, friends, parents  -- everyone has their outspoken, sometimes

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