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Carnaval 2017 At NHCC Feb. 24-25

on February 4, 2017 - 5:04am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  During Carnaval 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures will turn the Albuquerque Journal Theatre into the set of a television dance show, where the Odara Dance Ensemble and the band PANdemonium will take you on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans, in addition to providing a space to dance and opportunities to win prizes.
 
The show, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, starts at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb.

SFCC Hosts Mathematics Festival Feb. 24

on February 4, 2017 - 4:39am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College is partnering with STEM Santa Fe and Math Circles Collaborative of New Mexico to host New Mexico’s first Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in the Jemez Room at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
One hundred and fifty seventh and eighth graders from around the state will explore the joy and power of mathematics through games, puzzles and activities not typically seen in the classroom.

Fancy Fiddle Fundraiser For LAPS Orchestra Feb. 18

on February 4, 2017 - 4:17am
Fancy Fiddle Auction Feb. 18 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy image
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Dozens of fancifully decorated string instruments will be auctioned at a special event at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge.
 
The Fancy Fiddle Auction, a benefit for the orchestra program in the Los Alamos Public Schools, is the brainchild of a group of volunteers and artists who wanted to save the instruments from being destroyed. 
 
All the instruments were owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools and had been loaned or rented to students in decades past.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Eagle Huntress’

on February 3, 2017 - 6:15pm
Movie Poster for 'Eagle Hunstress'. Courtesy photo

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Eagle Huntress” is a documentary that tells the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who wants to be an eagle hunter like her father and the eleven generations of men before him. The problem is, she is female.

Aisholpan Nurgaiv plays herself in the film, and this is her true story. Her father, Rys Nurgaiv, and his father have been eagle hunting all of Aisholpan’s life. She is really keen to be trained, herself. Her father thinks boys and girls are equal and can do anything.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘La La Land’

on February 3, 2017 - 7:03am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“La La Land” is a pejorative term for “Los Angeles” that is used only by people who don’t live there. I’m sure the name must refer to a supposedly carefree lifestyle, seemingly unending sunshine, and a Hollywood full of starry-eyed dreamers. Having grown up with a very different experience of Los Angeles, I have never resonated with the pejorative term. But one thing the title of this movie tells me is that the filmmakers are intent on a few inside jokes for Angelinos, like me.

Movie poster for 'La La Land'. Courtesy photo

Take the opening scene: a traffic

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 3, 2017 - 6:49am

The Harmaleighs Play Los Alamos Feb. 19

on February 2, 2017 - 9:30am
The Harmaleighs. Courtesy/Facebook.com
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Harmaleighs will perform in Los Alamos Sunday, Feb. 19 at Fuller Lodge.  The Americana duo hails from Nashville, Tenn., and is hard at work on their much-anticipated second album. Their current single, “I Keep Ticking On” continues to garner more fans and has more than a million plays on Spotify. 
 
Doors open for The Harmaleighs at 6 p.m., and the band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Light meals will be available 6-7 p.m., and beer and wine are available throughout the evening.
 
The Harmaleighs (the har-muh- lees) is composed of

The Lensic: Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves Feb. 26

on February 1, 2017 - 7:01am

Dianne Reeves. Courtesy photo
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents legendary jazz and R&B singer Dianne Reeves at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26.

Known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard. Her magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality, and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist.

Mesa Public Library Screens 'Before Sunset' Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 6:10am

Movie poster for 'Before Sunset'. Courtesy image

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Los Alamos

 

Those who love a good conversation, or more specifically, those who love analyzing the way a conversation moves its interlocutors from cautious to intimate, should check out “Before Sunset” (2004, rated R). It will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs meeting room theater.

 

The award-winning film is part two of a trilogy shot over the span of nearly 20 years, beginning with 1995’s “Before Sunrise” and completing with 2013’s “Before Midnight.” Director/screenwriter Richard

Scenes From LAHS's Topper Revue 2017

on January 29, 2017 - 6:40pm
Los Alamos High School students Melina Burnside and Wilbur Wang perform during Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

LAHS's Jenny Lee, Jennifer Esquivel, Malorie Apgar and Lexi Timmermans performing in Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside
Opale Schappert, Daniel Sarrao and Tavo Rogers (emcees) perform Saturday in LAHS's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Fences

on January 29, 2017 - 10:47am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“Fences” is a late 2016 film just nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Directed by Denzel Washington, the film is based almost entirely on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name written by August Wilson. It tells about a period of about ten years in the life of a1950s, African-American, urban family, living in a row house.
 
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, a fifty-something sanitation worker living with his wife and teenage son. Stephen Henderson plays Troy’s best friend and co-worker, Jim Bono, Troy’s conscience and support system.

Brown Bag Performance: Charles Lieou Feb. 1

on January 28, 2017 - 8:06am
Charles Lieou. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:
 
Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge. 
 
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. 
 
Performances are held at 12 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is made possible in part by the County of Los Alamos.
 
The

SGR Joins Los Alamos Students At Roundhouse

on January 27, 2017 - 1:54pm

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 26, 2017 - 4:44pm

Joshua Bell Concert Sold Out - Patrons Urged To Carpool

on January 26, 2017 - 12:46pm
Joshua Bell. Courtesy/LACA
 
LACA News:
 

Parking is expected to be a major issue when violin super-star Joshua Bell performs at 8 p.m.  Feb. 3 in the Smith Auditorium.  The concert is completely sold out so over 940 people will need to park and get into the hall during chilly weather.

Because the parking lot adjacent to the Smith Auditorium is not large enough to handle a sold-out house, the Los Alamos Concert Association strongly urges patrons to carpool. 

Locals who don’t mind a little walk from Sullivan Field could also consider leaving spaces in the Smith lot for those who are less

Espanola Valley Opera Guild: 'Posole Mio' Jan. 28

on January 26, 2017 - 7:37am

Olions Attend State Thespian Society ... Six Qualify For National Competition

on January 24, 2017 - 2:55pm

Olions had a great time at the State levels International Thespian Competition Jan. 12-14. For the first time at State Thespian Competition, these students did a bang up job in competing in categories ranging from solo performances to duets and in categories such as stage management, marketing and costume construction. Six students have qualified for the National Competition: Jessica Erkkila, Lauren Partin, Nora Cullinan, Sarah Russell, Sydney Shelton and Tory Hughes.

CME Jazzes Up Blue Window Saturday Night

on January 24, 2017 - 8:45am

The Craig Martin Experience performed jazz music for a packed house Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

PEEC: Backcountry Film Festival Tickets Sold Out

on January 24, 2017 - 8:11am

The Backcountry Film Festival sells out four days before the screening. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Early planning paid off for those who wanted to see the Backcountry Film Festival this Thursday.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) worked with the Reel Deal Theater and local sponsors to bring the films to Los Alamos, and its popularity exceeded their expectations when it sold out Sunday evening.

To see other upcoming PEEC events and learn more about the Los Alamos Nature Center, visit www.peecnature.org.

LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Cinema Cindy: Hidden Figures

on January 22, 2017 - 9:13am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Hidden Figures” is currently my choice for the best picture of 2016. The film was just released to the public Jan. 6 and surprised everyone by immediately jumping to the top of the charts. The popularity of the film is well deserved!
 
This is a period piece about the American space program in 1961 and about the people behind the scenes whose dedication to the effort made space flight possible for our nation.

Panel Discussion Following 'Dog Sees God' Sunday

on January 19, 2017 - 5:05pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Participating in the panel discussion will

Topper Revue 2017 Jan. 26-28

on January 19, 2017 - 7:30am

TOPPER REVUE News:

Do you like singing, dancing and bad jokes? Then do we have the show for you.

Come to the Topper Revue experience of a lifetime. Watch as dozens of acts from all across the land perform Topper Revue 2017 at the Duane Smith Auditorium Jan. 26-18.

Performances begin with a preview at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, performances at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday Jan. 28.

Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Student tickets for the matinee and all tickets for the preview are $5.

The Olions Thespian Club was created

Science On Tap: Neutron Capture By Hook Or By Crook ... Jan. 19

on January 18, 2017 - 6:23pm
LACDC News:
 
The Laboratory was founded on the science of nuclear reactions—work it continues today.
 
At this month’s Science On Tap, Shea Mosby, with the Lab’s Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), will talk about how a better understanding of nuclear reactions on radioactive materials is progressing using instruments such as the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) and Apollo.
 
This work is allowing scientists to make predictions about how neutrons behave with more accuracy than ever before possible whether you’re talking about weapons, power plants, or

Jazz With CME At Blue Window Saturday Night!

on January 18, 2017 - 4:08pm

Craig Martin Experience plays Blue Window Saturday night. Courtesy photo

ENTERTAINMENT News:

The Blue Window Bistro, at the restaurant’s new location in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, will host an evening of jazz with the Craig Martin Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

“We’re pleased to have CME as the first musical performance at our new location,” owner Melissa Paternoster said. “The band was first music we hosted at our former location, too.”

CME will offer a set of traditional jazz favorites along with a mix of inventive original tunes composed by band members.

“We’re excited

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