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Hansel & Gretel Set For Next Weekend

on December 2, 2012 - 7:01am

Hansel (Cody Maggiore), Gretel (Sally Grindstaff) and the Witch (Christin Severini) perform in Dance Arts Los Alamos Winterfest Weekend. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

By Lynn Finnegan

When Dance Arts Los Alamos Ballet Director and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Christin Severini was a young child, she would spend many hours choreographing and performing elaborate shows for her parents, with the reluctant participation of her younger brothers. 

The rest is, as they say, history.

'Star Vigilante' Books Signed Saturday

on December 2, 2012 - 6:32am

Science-fiction author T. Jackson King signed his books Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug Center, 31 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

The Los Alamos author introduced his new novel “Star Vigilante,” a science fiction action-adventure that features an interstellar vigilante hired to save a human colony world from an alien strip mining operation.

King, who goes by the name Tom, also signed copies of his other sci-fi and fantasy novels at Saturday's event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

King's Book Signing Today at Smith's

on December 1, 2012 - 7:49am

Author T. Jackson King

Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has a new novel out with the recent publication of “Star Vigilante,” hard science fiction action-adventure that features an interstellar vigilante hired to save a human colony world from an alien strip mining operation.

King will autograph his novel from 1-5 p.m. today, Saturday Dec. 1 at Smith’s Food and Drug Center, 31 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. 

King, who goes by the name Tom, said he also will have his other sci-fi and fantasy novels available for sale and personalized autographing this afternoon.

King, 64, a

UNM-LA Hosts Native American Heritage Day

on December 1, 2012 - 7:08am

Eagle Dance and Buffalo Dance were performed at Native American Heritage Day Thursday, Nov. 29 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. The college hosted the festive event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

A young dancer shows off his colorful clothes lined with feathers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

'Breaking Dawn-Part 2' Offers Sweet Parting

on November 24, 2012 - 8:58am

Bella played by Kristen Stewart. Courtesy photo

Movie Review by Kirsten Laskey

It’s tough to say goodbye to a story that you love. But unlike Bella and Edward, the heroine and hero of the “Twilight” story, it was not love at first sight for me and the Twilight series.

Reading the synopsis of the first book, I thought “Twilight” was juvenile and silly. When my sister lent me her paperback copy of the first book, I grudgingly opened its cover.

Then I tore through the rest book, and then the next one, the one after that and the one after that.

It can’t stand up to the classics of

What Lawmakers Face When They Convene at Roundhouse in January

on November 23, 2012 - 7:34am

New Mexico House Chambers. Photo by Jim Wayne

New Mexico PBS’ Public Affairs Series “NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS” airs at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 23 on Ch. 5.1 - There is no Sunday repeat this week.

Topics:

  • An In-Depth Look At What Lawmakers Face When They Convene At The Roundhouse In January – Plus, Gov. Susana Martinez's Election Year Political Strategy & What It Means For The Next Legislative Session
  • As New Mexico’s Centennial Year Winds Down, David Holtby, Author of “THE 47th STAR,” Talks About Stories & Characters Behind New Mexico's Struggles For Statehood
  • The Film Based on the Novel "THE LIFE OF PI"

What Killed Off The Massive Woolly Mammoth & Reshaped The Earth?

on November 22, 2012 - 8:16am

Woolly Mammoth. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

PBS News:

CONNECT: Inspired thinking, provocative questions … each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to great ideas in science, medicine, arts, and history.

• What Killed Off The Massive Woolly Mammoth & Reshaped The Earth?

• What Are The Basic Forces That Have Shaped Our Universe?

• How Are New Molecules Discovered?

CONNECT airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1, and is hosted by Augusta Meyers.• What Are The Basic Forces That Have Shaped Our Universe Since The Beginning Of Time?

"One of the things my group is interested

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 21

on November 21, 2012 - 10:13am

This week's preview sponsored by www.fyila.com

Community Turkey Meal 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion 1325 Trinity Drive. The meal is a free, but donations are accepted.

Turkey Day Town Tour 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22
Pajarito Complex (starting/ending point) 3400 Arizona Ave. Work up an appetite for the traditional holiday feast with this free, fun, no-commitment, low-stress, pre-feast mountain bike ride for all ages and abilities. The ride will use local trails. Participants can ride as much or as little as they like as there are plenty of bailout points along the way.

Broadway is Calling...

on November 18, 2012 - 6:46am

Students perform the mug dance during "Gaston" at their dessert fundraiser Nov. 16. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Broadway professionals will be on hand to meet Los Alamos theater students attending the Junior Theater Festival (http://www.itheatrics.com) in Atlanta, Ga., this January.

JTF is a conference for youth, teachers and professionals in the field of musical theater.

The Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students also will receive instruction in musical theater and attend a professional performance as part of the program, sponsored by Atomic City Children's Theater,

‘WinterFest’ Kicks Off Holiday Fun Dec. 7-9

on November 17, 2012 - 9:41am

An elaborate Neapolitan presepio. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

COUNTY News:

Winterfest 2012 begins Friday, Dec. 7 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 9.

WinterFest begins with the 19th annual Los Alamos Crèche Show, held annually on the first weekend of December.

“Crèches,” or nativity scenes featuring the Christ child, are prominently displayed by Los Alamos residents for all to see.

Because Los Alamos’ residents come from all over the world, there is always a myriad of beautiful crèches on display.

The show takes place 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and again 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the

DALA's 'Hansel & Gretel' Coming Winterfest Weekend!

on November 17, 2012 - 8:56am

Isaac Gao, 7, trying on his skunk costume is assisted by DALA Director and Choreographer Christin Severini. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) presents an original ballet production, “Hansel & Gretel” Winterfest Weekend in celebration of DALA’s 20th Anniversary.

This playful and spirited version of the beloved fairytale is an enchanting ballet with magical fairies, colorful Lollipops and adorable woodland creatures.

The ballet features world class choreography by former American Ballet Theatre dancer, Christin Severini, who also returns to the stage in a cameo role as

Asterman's Movie Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph, Twilight V - Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall

on November 12, 2012 - 5:25pm

 

The Deal Down Movie Reviews by Rick Asterman
 
(Film score range: +1, 0 or –1)
 
Wreck-It Ralph

+1

Advisory – Since the film stars Sarah Silverman, obviously there are jokes geared for the parents, but parents need not worry, as each one is carefully crafted to miss the impressionable minds.

The kids will likely be far more scared of the insect monsters, but every good kid’s story has a few things to send the shivers.

It’s ­­­downright strange to think a Disney-video game crossover film tapped into my heart more deeply than Pixar’s Celtic phase.

Video game related movies have a worse

‘The Nutcracker’ a Sweet Treat for the Holidays

on November 10, 2012 - 6:42pm

Sarah Dale and Devon McCleskey perform as the sugar plum fairy and Cavalier in "The Nutcracker" Friday night. Photo by Holger Waschinski

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s “The Nutcracker” opened Nov. 9.

Seeing “The Nutcracker” is like visiting an old friend. The music and the story are so comfortable and familiar we fall easily under its spell.

Adding to the homey feeling is the knowledge that this is our very own “Nutcracker.” NMDT-PC is a Los Alamos company. The company is joined on stage by young students from the NMDT School.

Almost all the

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov 9

on November 9, 2012 - 6:58am

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

The Woman in Black: Los Alamos Little Theatre 1670 Nectar St.
7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 / 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Kipps was traumatized by seeing the Woman in Black when he was sent to settle the estate of an old woman in a remote part of England. He has enlisted the services of an actor to help him re-enact the events, and thus exorcise his demons. You may see appearances of The Woman around town. Have you seen "The Woman in Black"? Halloween isn't over yet.

Join PAC 8 for Holiday Wine and Cheese Nov. 16

on November 8, 2012 - 9:50am

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is holding their annual Holiday Wine and Cheese - Silent Auction and Fundraiser at 7 p.m., Nov. 16 at historic Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Do your Holiday shopping in one evening while you taste delicious wines and cheeses from around the world.

Original items such as sushi making lessons with sushi dinner, ski passes from Pajarito Mountain, a 12 lb. organic turkey from Los Alamos Coop, bagels and cream cheese for a year from Ruby K’s, artwork, jewelry, many gift certificates and much, much more will be available for bidding.

Live music will be by Rumelia – a

Festival of Chocolate Coming to Betty Ehart Senior Center Saturday

on November 8, 2012 - 9:12am

The Festival of Chocolate formally launches the weeklong event called, Festival of Trees. This year more than 50 items are available for silent auction. Those attending the Festival of Chocolate get the first glance at the many offerings.Courtesy photo

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA) will host the eighth annual Festival of Chocolate at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Los Alamos MainStreet sponsored event will take place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets are $20.

“The Festival of Chocolate has

PBS Commemorates Native American Heritage Month

on November 8, 2012 - 8:25am

Racing The Rez - a documentary about Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners at two rival Arizona schools. Courtesy/NMPBS

NMPBS News:

New Mexico PBS commemorates Native American Month with programs airing Nov. 8-22.

Many of this month’s programs focus directly on various Native peoples living in New Mexico or the American Southwest. For ease in highlighting, the various shows are profiled below in chronological order.

RACING THE REZ – New!   

7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 8

For the Navajo and Hopi, running is much more than a sport, it is woven into the cultural fabric of their lives.

Swankiest Event of Season Coming to Los Alamos!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:57am

Bronze statue by David Pearson. Courtesy photo

SPEAKEASY SOIREE:

Get ready for the swankiest event of the season! The Speakeasy Soiree, benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico, takes place from 5:30-10 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Come on over and Charleston the night away during the 1920s themed night of dining and dancing at the Dixie Girl restaurant in Los Alamos. 

The Speakeasy Soiree is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s efforts in the

Quidditch Comes to New Mexico This Weekend

on November 6, 2012 - 8:01am

Courtesy/IQA

Special to the Las Alamos Daily Post

Quidditch (the game in the Harry Potter books) comes to New Mexico this weekend.

The West by Southwest Showcase will feature a number of university and mercenary (club) teams in a regional competition sponsored by the IQA, the International Quidditch Association.

Caroline Wurden from Los Alamos will be in New Mexico to be a referee for the games. She is a member of Cal Quidditch (Berkeley) and a former co-captain.

More recently, Wurden has served as a referee.

'Woman in Black' Pays Triumphant Visit to Los Alamos

on November 4, 2012 - 7:40am

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Review By Bonnie Gordon

Do not miss The Woman in Black at Los Alamos Little Theater through Nov. 11.

Not only do I guarantee you’ll be creeped out, this is a play that makes you think, and the production is outstanding.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Don’t think that just because you saw the movie version, you should skip this play. Seeing the story on the stage is an entirely different experience.

The play is a send up of the

Palace’s Front Door to Close for Renovation Project

on November 4, 2012 - 7:09am

PALACE News:

Visitors can still visit via the History Museum and Palace Courtyard

Santa Fe—A long-awaited maintenance project to refinish or replace some of the floors in the entryway of the 400-year-old Palace of the Governors will temporarily inconvenience visitors accustomed to entering themuseum complex through its doors.

As of Friday Nov. 2, the Palace doors facing the Santa Fe Plaza are closed as workers begin deconstruction in the entry and front-desk area.

Visitors are asked to come in through the New Mexico History Museum, just around the corner at 113 Lincoln Ave.

The work is

Game On – Medieval Style – at Mountain Pas and Highland Games

on November 2, 2012 - 8:25am

The ladies of Bryngolau: Althina of the North Storms, Belaset Tintura and Isauda Marchwyle. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) hosted a pas d’arms tournament and games event Oct. 19 at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos.

The local group is currently an “Incipient Shire” while they demonstrate their ability to function as a full Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) branch.

The Shire of Bryngolau encompasses Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties and has more than 20 members.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the

Dive-In Movie at the Aquatic Center Friday

on November 2, 2012 - 8:09am

AQUATIC CENTER News:

Tickets: $5

Location: Walkup Aquatic Center

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Movie starts at 7 p.m.

Maximum: 125 Participants

It’s not too late to get your Dive-In Movie tickets at the Aquatic Center. Tickets include movie popcorn, treats, complementary Coca Cola drinks, swim admission and more.

It’s movie time at the pool! Join the Walkup Aquatic Center for a theater-like movie IN the pool.

We heat the water up, have a bunch of fun treats, put the float toys out, and have a blast with our favorite characters from Madagascar 3.

Fee includes treats, the movie,

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping With LALT’s The Woman in Black

on November 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

Rehearsal scenes from The Woman in Black, which opens Friday at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie Gordon

‘Tis the season to be scary and the new play at Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) will do the job nicely.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Many people have seen the 2012 movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The play opens in a small Victorian theatre.

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