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Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

Gerry Carthy & Friends To Perform Wednesday

on May 1, 2017 - 10:19am

Star Wars Day ... May The 4th Be With You!

on May 1, 2017 - 9:10am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is very excited to be promoting a variety of fun Star Wars Day events this Thursday, May 4.

Activities include photos with Star Wars Movie Characters, free stickers and temporary tattoos, arts and crafts hosted at Mesa Public Library, the Teen Center and Youth Activity Center 2-5 p.m., and an all ages costume and Lego contest at Ashley Pond (concert stage - must enter by 5:30 p.m.).

Direct questions to the Community Services Department at 505.662.8170 or CSD@lacnm.us.

LAHS Spring Dance Show 2017 Thursday

on May 1, 2017 - 7:32am

LAHS Ballroom Dance Program students and guest performers will dance in the annual Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Andrea Simons

LAHS News:

The community is invited to attend the annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show 2017 at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium.

Students enrolled in the LAHS Ballroom Dance Program and guest performers from local dance studios and school clubs will perform Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Juggling, Bollywood and Modern numbers in this variety dance show. Admission is free.

Classical Music World: Concert Surprises

on April 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Rising star Natasha Paremski will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in the Smith Auditorium ... and her program is spectacular! Courtesy photo
 
Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director
 
The Show Must Go On
 
Presenting a classical concert series always comes with surprises. The Los Alamos Concert Association is dealing with a surprise right now, namely an artist who will not be performing.
 

Pianist Ingrid Fliter has regretfully canceled her May 7 appearance, the final concert of our season.

LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Star Workshop And Phantoms At Planetarium

on April 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is ending the month with a star workshop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and an exciting astronomy film Phantom of the Universe at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.
 
The Friday star workshop is a family-friendly two-hour program that starts by charting the major constellations in the planetarium. Then, weather permitting, participants will practice identifying objects and constellations outside the nature center. Educator Jon Lorenz will weave Greek and Southwest Native American star legends of the visible constellations in view.

Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

Atomic City Children's Theater Presents Disney The Aristocats KIDS At Mountain Tonight & Tomorrow

on April 28, 2017 - 3:43pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present their production of Disney The Aristocats KIDS.
 
All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film are here – Thomas O’Malley, Duchess, the Aristokittens, Madame, Edgar and more!
 
Disney Aristocats Jr. will be presented at 7 p.m., tonight, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Mountain Elementary School.
 
ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 27, 2017 - 5:09pm

Olions ‘Mary Poppins’ Is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

on April 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Mary (Lauren Partin), center,  with Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo) explore the rooftops of London with Bert (Ben Hanlon). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

For those in need of a spoonful of sugar, look no further than the Duane Smith Auditorium, for the Los Alamos High School Olion’s production of  “Mary Poppins”.

Magical nanny Mary Poppins (Lauren Partin) transforms the lives of the Banks family in early 20th century London

Barranca Hosts Bobcat Bonanza Carnival Friday

on April 27, 2017 - 10:15am

Students have fun at a previous Barranca Mesa Elementary School Bobcat Bonanza Carnival. Courtesy photo

BARRANCA SCHOOL News:

Barranca Mesa Elementary School will host the Fourth Annual Bobcat Bonanza Carnival 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday at 57 Loma del Escolar.

The popular dunk tank returns again this year as well as the bouncy castles, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course.

The Hill Stompers band will be on hand to entertain and brighten the atmosphere and of course, there will be lots of games.

Promoter Russ Gordon Announces Final Summer Concert Season

on April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
This Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is the final one for Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is the 28th and final one for concert promoter Russ Gordon. He’s gotten a job offer he can’t refuse.

“We love babysitting our three grandchildren and our grand nieces and nephews,” Gordon said. “Those kids are way too much fun.”

Daughter Annie Rose and her family live in Seattle and Russ and his wife, Deborah Gordon, will be moving there next spring.

Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
By PHILO SHELTON
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at https://www.facebook.com/LAHSOlions/?ref=py_c

It is

Learn Flamenco From Legendary Dancer Carmela Greco June 27 To July 2

on April 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Courtesy of Carmela Greco. Photo by Blindekol
 
MoIFA News:
 
SANTA FE — As the popular exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico draws to a close, the Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is bringing legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music June 27 through July 2 inside the Museum.
 
New Mexicans also will have the rare opportunity to learn Flamenco from a master in classes taught by Carmela Greco.

“Since the mid-20th century, the name Greco has been synonymous with Spanish Dance.

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Thirteen Artists Perform At Spring Musicale Sunday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:55pm
Musicale performers from a Feb. 23 event. Courtesy of UNM-LA
 
UNMLA News:
 
A significant part of the UNM-LA Campus mission is its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service. The campus made a major commitment to that goal in 2016 through its ongoing support of the Sunday Musicale series of concerts presented by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, the UNM-LA Campus will host the final spring piano recital, featuring 13 young pianists between the ages of 8 and 16. The recital is FREE and open to the public, being held in the campus

Taos County Historical Society Announces 2017 Honoree Luncheon May 7

on April 17, 2017 - 6:51am
2017 Honoree Luncheon. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2017 May Honoree Luncheon at noon Sunday, May 7 at the Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.
 
The Society's honorees are Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez Jr., for continuing the tradition of mariachi musicians in the schools. The featured speaker is Nicolasa Chavez, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her presentation is “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico”.
 

Branchal is a retired music teacher from Taos.

Charlie Daniels Band Plays Benefit Concert For Española Valley Humane Society May 19

on April 16, 2017 - 7:02am
EVHS News:
 
ESPANOLA  This year, the Española Valley Humane Society celebrates its 25th anniversary May 19 with a benefit concert featuring Charlie Daniels Band at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.
 
Tickets are on sale now at https://evalleyshelter.org/charlie-daniels-band/. Prior to the concert, ticket holders can enjoy a BBQ dinner at the Resort (not included in the ticket price).
 
“It’s truly been an eventful 25 years,” Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said.

More Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017

on April 15, 2017 - 5:27pm

From left, Matelo Maestas, Matthew Campbell, Demitrius Sisneros, Tristan MacDonald, and Cameron Sisneros organize all their loot collected during the 2017 Elk's Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire event at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jackie and Adrian Njuyen have fun at today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Matthew Slowik, Jack Councel and Helen Slowik check out the eggs they collected during today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Elks B.P.O.E #2083 Members Bill Gregory, disguised as Elroy, and Chris Weaver hand out

Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017 Day

on April 15, 2017 - 5:18pm

A group of young people get ready to take their picture with the Easter Bunny during the 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Connor Hoch

A long line of families wait for their turn in the bouncy houses during today's 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt at Ashley Pond Park. The bouncy houses were free, courtesy of First Baptist Church. Photo by Connor Hoch

Classic Air Medical offers tours of its helicopter during today's Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt. Photo by Connor Hoch

Los Alamos Firefighters distribute bike helmets during the event today at Ashley

Fiesta De La Primavera At Fuller Lodge April 30

on April 15, 2017 - 6:02am

Local Rockers Play Vegas

on April 14, 2017 - 7:04pm
DK Warner, left, and Phil Rocker play recently at Bathtub Row Brewing. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

It’s rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.! The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly extravaganza is the biggest rockabilly event in the U.S.

Front man DK Warner and drummer David Fellenz of the Los Alamos band DK and the Affordables will be joining Phil Rocker on stage at the Orleons Hotel 9:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday as Phil Rocker and the Bad Boys of Boomtown. If you can’t make Vegas, you can hear them tonight at Los Ojos in Jemez Springs. This also is your chance to hear DK play stand up base.

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