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Meet Local Author And Storyteller Kimberly Gotches At Her Book Launch At Project Y Cowork Dec. 15

on November 19, 2016 - 10:31pm

Author and storyteller Kimberly Gotches Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

“Stories are not just for kids. I hope teens and adults will take time out during this busy holiday season to hear some stories Dec. 15,” says local author and storyteller Kimberly Gotches.

Project Y Cowork in Los Alamos will host her book launch event, where Gotches will perform stories, including some from her debut book—Under the Branches

“Kimberly Gotches tells a story as if she is giving a person-to-person call from her heart to yours. She doesn’t just share the story; she shares herself.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 19, 2016 - 6:38am

Fifteen Aspiring Los Alamos Piano Students Perform In Recital At Fuller Lodge Sunday Afternoon

on November 18, 2016 - 9:17am

Musicale performers in April 2016. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News: 

This Sunday at 2 p.m., 15 aspiring young pianists in Los Alamos will present a public recital, at Crossroads Bible Church. The Community Recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the teachers of the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). Students from the age of 7 through 15 will present a program that is a vibrant mixture or solos, duets, and an original student composition,with the music spanning all musical style periods from J.S. Bach to the everpopular John Williams.  

The Sunday Musicales are regular

Atomic City Children’s Theater Presents Two Performances Of Disney Peter Pan Jr. Nov. 18-19

on November 18, 2016 - 7:18am

ACCT's cast of Disney Peter Pan Jr. would like to invite the Los Alamos community to this weekend's performances at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’

Culture, Farolitos All Aglow In Jemez Dec. 10

on November 17, 2016 - 9:15am
‘Light Among the Ruins’ returns 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Jemez Historic Site. This FREE annual family event is noted far-and-wide for the thousand plus farolitos outlining the historic ruins of ‘Gisewa’ Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church, for the traditional Jemez song and dance performed between two bonfires (luminarias), and for the delicious Pueblo food and art available for purchase during this event.
 
JEMEZ News:

 

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The historic ruins of the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs will be lit by more than 1,400 farolitos during the unforgettable, “NM

Teatro Paraguas: A Musical Piñata For Christmas IV

on November 16, 2016 - 7:52am
Theatre News:
 
Teatro Paraguas invites the community to its upcoming production, A Musical Piñata for Christmas IV, opening Dec. 9 and running for two weekends. This festive bilingual evening of live music, carols and comedy is the fourth annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.
 
TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed a lively ensemble of musicians, dancers, and actors, ranging in age from 4 to 70. The evening will begin with a traditional Mexican Pastorela, arranged by Thelma Argüello and followed by traditional Christmas carols and villancicos in Spanish and

Holiday Flamenco: Romance De La Luna Dec. 20-21

on November 15, 2016 - 6:58am

Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Hacksaw Ridge'

on November 14, 2016 - 9:57am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“Hacksaw Ridge” is Mel Gibson’s latest film glorifying suffering and canonizing a hero. The gore and realism of the battle scenes may not be tolerable for all viewers, but if you think you can hack it, this film is certainly worth your time.
 
The hero of this true story is Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield, whom we recognize from Spiderman). Doss was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We see him as a young boy tussling with his brother Hal and climbing up a familiar mountainside.

LAHS Hilltalkers Seeking To Raise Funds Through Krispy Creme Donut Sales

on November 14, 2016 - 8:59am

LAHS HILLTALKERS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers invite the community to enjoy a taste of Krispy Kreme Donuts and to help raise funds for the Hilltalkers’ future transportation and travel needs.

Members of the Hilltalkers are selling these famous glazed donuts for $10 per dozen. Pre-sales of these tasty donuts end Wednesday but if you do not get an opportunity to reserve your box of donuts, you may purchase these delectable treats 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Arts and Crafts Fair at Los Alamos Middle School.

The Hilltalkers wish to thank the Los Alamos Arts

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Inferno’

on November 13, 2016 - 7:26am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Inferno” is the latest movie based on a novel by Dan Brown. As with the films made from Brown’s other popular novels, “The DaVinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”, this film is fast paced. In it, we travel from Florence, Italy, to Venice and on to Istanbul, Turkey. One would be hard put to feel bored watching this movie.

Movie poster for 'Inferno'.

Tom Hanks once again plays Dan Brown’s protagonist, Robert Langdon, now professor of religious iconology and symbology at Cambridge University.

Dive-In Movie 'Finding Dory' At Aquatic Center Nov. 18

on November 11, 2016 - 4:04pm
Courtesy/LAC
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The community is invited to a night of fun at the Walkup Aquatic Center Friday, Nov. 18, to watch the newly released movie, “Finding Dory”, on a big screen while floating in a warm pool or sitting in the classroom filled with popcorn and other tasty treats.
 
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts and 7 p.m. This event is limited to 125 participants and advanced tickets are currently available for purchase at the front desk of the Aquatic Center.
 
For more information about the event, visit (

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 11, 2016 - 4:01pm

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Doctor Strange'

on November 8, 2016 - 7:15am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Dr. Strange” is the latest Marvel graphic novel to come to the screen.
 
This one provides the backstory for the hero of the same name. Marvel comic book readers will know, that Dr. Stephen Strange is an egotistical human being, a much cele
brated, though thoroughly arrogant neurosurgeon.
 
As we see in this movie, his hands were permanently damaged in a car accident, one he ought not to have survived at all. Of course, without the skilled hands he once had, his prospects of returning to neurosurgery are dim.
 
Stephen Strange learns from his

Letter To The Editor: The 1940’s Radio Hour --- A Great Veterans Day Weekend Activity

on November 7, 2016 - 5:48pm
By JIM NESMITH
Los Alamos

I was genuinely disturbed and disappointed by Bonnie Gordon’s review of the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of the 1940’s Radio Hour on November 5, 2016. I attended the same opening performance and it was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by every single person in the house with the obvious exception of Bonnie. I agree with Bonnie that she was not the ideal person to review the play and go further in saying she should have recused herself.

Yes, the characters were stereotypes but so what?

'The 1940's Radio Hour' Captures Spirit Of War Years

on November 5, 2016 - 6:32pm
B. J. steps in to perform Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with Connie (Nora Cullinan), left, and Ginger (Joy Reynolds) in the Los Alamos Little Theatre's 'The 1940's Radio Hour'. Courtesy photo
 
Ginger (Joy Reynolds) sizzles while, from left, B. J. (Stuart Rupprecht), Neil (Patrick Webb), Clifton (John Cullinan) and the rest of the cast look on. Courtesy photo
 
The cast on stage performing to a full house during Friday's opening night of 'The 1940's Radio Hour' at the LALT. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Let me say from the get-go,

Local Democrats Create Spirited Video About Voting

on November 4, 2016 - 11:05pm

Members of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County created a short and spirited video to encourage the community to get out the vote in the 2016 General Election. View Video. ScreenShot/LADP

Elves Prepare Annual Festival Of Trees Auction

on November 4, 2016 - 8:48am

Items for the annual Festival of Trees auction at the Betty Ehart Senior Center set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The elves working with the Festival of Trees will be getting ready tonight, Saturday and all of next week for the annual tree auction and to ensure the Betty Ehart Senior Center is in full bloom for the holidays.

Potential bidders may visit the trees throughout the week as they lead up to a 4-hour event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Nov. 8

on November 3, 2016 - 7:20pm

Melissa Mackey

PEEC News:

Tuesday, Nov. 8 is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Enjoy an evening of games, hands-on activities, and music, 6-7 p.m., with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey.  The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.

Mark your calendars: the second Tuesday of every month is Family Night at the nature center. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.

For more information about this and other programs offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), visit

Cinema Cindy: Keeping Up With The Joneses

on November 3, 2016 - 6:42pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Keeping up with the Joneses” is an entertaining, lightweight spy movie. It may be too lightweight for those with affection for great action flicks. But it is lighthearted fun for anyone with a sense of humor about Suburbia and therapeutic intervention.
 
Jeff and Karen Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) are fairly ordinary, upper middle class parents living on a cul de sac. Their boys go off to camp for the summer, allowing us to get to know Jeff and Karen as individuals and a couple.
 
The house next door has just sold and quickly the new

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 3, 2016 - 6:29pm

Scenes From DPLA's Halloween Event

on November 2, 2016 - 8:02am

PEC Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster at the Democratic Party of Los Alamos Halloween event at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at Friday's Halloween event at the local Democratic Headquarters in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from Friday's Halloween event at the local Democratic Headquarters in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

From left, County Clerk candidate Amy Wood, Distric Attorney candidate Marco Serna and County Council candidate Antonio Maggiore at the local Democratic Headquarters Friday in

Scenes From LAMC's Annual Halloween Event

on November 2, 2016 - 7:54am

Staff and family gather at Los Alamos Medical Center Friday for the annual Halloween event open to the entire community. Staff decorate their departments and give treats to trick-or-treaters. Photo by Raphael Edralin

Scene from Friday's annual Halloween event at Los Alamos Medical Center at which doctors and staff dress up and greet the community. Photo by Raphael Edralin

Scene from Friday's annual Halloween event at Los Alamos Medical Center at which doctors and staff dress up and greet the community. Photo by Raphael Edralin

Scene from Friday's annual Halloween event at Los Alamos

‘The 1940’s Radio Hour’ Opens At LALT Friday

on November 1, 2016 - 8:46pm
The cast of ‘1940s Radio Hour’ rehearses for the upcoming show. Courtesy photo
 
Singers rehearse. Courtesy photo

By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Little Theater’s November production, “The 1940’s Radio Hour”, brings audiences a sliver of bygone American life. The radio show offered an escape from hard news during the tragedies of World War II as even in the midst of violence, racism and loss, there was still music.

“‘The 1940’s Radio Hour’ is exciting to me because the ’40s were a time I often heard about from my parents and grandparents,” said Suzy Kroesche, who plays singer

'Born Yesterday' At Library Thursday

on November 1, 2016 - 8:35pm
Movie poster for 'Born Yesterday'.
 
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos
 

If only real life were as satisfyingly ironic as the plot of “Born Yesterday” (1950) screening at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library as part of its Free Film Series.

 

In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” the film features an educated man “remaking” an unrefined woman. However, in this case, it is the woman’s patronizing though even less refined fiance who hires the handsome tutor.

 

The phrase “you have no one to blame but yourself” has never been more apt, as the loud, brash — but also

Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe Dec. 3

on November 1, 2016 - 3:34pm
 
ISC News:
 
The International Shakespeare Center announces its first annual youth shakespeare festival:
  • When: 1-5 p.m., Dec. 3
  • Where: Scottish Rite Temple at 463 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe
The ISC spent the summer working with educators and professional Shakespeareans to create a program to celebrate Shakespeare with high school students and give them access to these life-transforming works. A special guest, Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, will lead a sonnet workshop with students and also will perform at the Festival.
 
Since late August, participating students from New Mexico

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