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Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Presents Dale Watson And The Lonestars At Pond Tonight!

on August 11, 2017 - 7:43am

Outlaw country music star Dale Watson performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the Austin, Texas King of Honky-tonk and tremendous outlaw country music star, Dale Watson at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park.

Even if you think you don’t like country, let me tell you about Dale Watson and the Lonestars. Dale’s been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 10, 2017 - 4:24pm

Hillstrummers Perform At Smith's Marketplace

on August 9, 2017 - 4:55pm

The Hillstrummers Ukulele group playing Western Songs today at Smith's Marketplace. Customers sang along to get in the mood for this weekend's 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

STATE News:
  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Sotto Voce Sept. 29

on August 9, 2017 - 11:05am
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present Sotto Voce, the latest play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, which premiered under the direction of the playwright at the Theatre for the New City in New York on Feb. 15, 2016. Sotto Voce is written and performed in English.
 
In this exquisite, dreamlike sonata of a play, Cruz examines the resiliency of true love and the indelible power of memories. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn, now in her eighties and living in New York, lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S.

Celebrate National S'Mores Day Thursday

on August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos Young Thespians Audition For 'Aladdin'

on August 8, 2017 - 6:32am

Missoula Children's Theater Directors Ryan Jacob Pierce, middle, and Julia Bourland, right, assign roles to a group of aspiring thespians for the upcoming production of 'Aladdin'. Auditions for the show were held Monday morning at Crossroads Bible Church. Pierce and Bourland will direct the group of young actors before the show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Doors for the production will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

What's At The End Of The Rainbow? Sipapu

on August 7, 2017 - 2:51pm

A rainbow fills the sky over Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Photo by Albert Graves/Sipapu

Aerial view of Sipapu. Photo by Albert Graves/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

Rainbows and beautiful green slopes color Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. And visiotrs get a sneak peek of the Lodge addition, which will open this winter.

Sipapu offers fun adventures this summer, including a great trout fishing pond, fly fishing on the Rio Pueblo River with free casting clinics Saturdays, as well as disc golf and hiking trails.

 
This weekend, Aug.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 25

on August 7, 2017 - 1:16pm

Students at a robotics event. Courtesy/BSM

BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM News:

  • Stop by for fun with robotics teams of all kinds and their programmable friends

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their remote-manipulation abilities at a Robotics Night open to all at the Bradbury Science Museum. The event is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 and some of the teams will even provide an opportunity for visitors to manipulate the robots themselves.

Brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust, visitors also will  have an

Cowboy Dinner Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2017 - 1:01pm

LALT: Open Reading Of 'Rocky Horror Show' Aug. 8

on August 5, 2017 - 5:03pm

LALT News:

Join Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 to read or listen to the stage version of what became "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Light refreshments will be served.

Director Deborah Magid along with producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and Costumer Sarah Preteska will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.

"The Rocky Horror Show" was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler in March 1975 at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. It quickly became a cult classic.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on August 5, 2017 - 7:06am
The Summer Concert moved to Fuller Lodge Friday to avoid a thunderstorm. The crowd listens as Jim Lauderdale performs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs one of his songs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local bluegrass band Higher Ground traded sets with Jim Lauderdale Friday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from LANB hands out glowing armbands. LANB sponsored Friday's Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Jim Lauderdale Performs Summer Concert In Fuller Lodge

on August 4, 2017 - 4:06pm

Jim Lauderdale performs tonight at the Summer Concert. Courtesy photo
 
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. 

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The great singer-songwriter-performer Jim Lauderdale returns to Los Alamos for tonight's Summer Concert at 7 p.m. sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

Lauderdale performs country, bluegrass, roots rock and R&B. He is the winner of the Americana Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and host of the Music City Roots TV show.
 

Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

New Play By Robert Benjamin Opens Aug. 10

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01am
Paula, a young motorcyle cop (Alix Hudson), offers David, (Jim McGiffin) a rose. Photo by Cameron Gay
 
Sweethearts Ruby (Marguerite Scott) and David (Jim McGiffin) share a moment, while David’s daughter Dawn (Juliet Salazar) looks on in disapproval. Photo by Cameron Gay
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s latest full-length play, Still in the Game, opens Aug. 10 at Teatro Pajaguas in Santa Fe.

Benjamin is a late-blooming playwright.

Scenes From Final Movie In The Park For 2017

on August 3, 2017 - 11:03am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents a prize to 3-year-old Hendricks Deschamp at Wednesday night's final Movie in the Park of this season at Ashley Pond Park, which was sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Safety Association. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Kenny Anderson helps Rebecca Jiang operate a fire hose. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Dispatchers Seth Martinez and Andrea Garcia hand out free popcorn and other items at Wednesday's Movie in the Park. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from Wednesday night's Movie

Lensic: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Aug. 26

on August 3, 2017 - 9:25am

Ricky Skaggs
 
LPAC News:
 
Bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs—winner of 14 Grammy awards and 8 Country Music Awards—performs with his band, Kentucky Thunder at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 26, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.
 
TICKETS: $46-$75. Available at Lensic.org, TicketsSantaFe.org505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic. 
 
Ricky Skaggs—born in 1954 in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky—has been playing mandolin and performing since he was a 6. With Bill Monroe as a mentor and a family who

Hillstrummers To Play Western Music Aug. 9

on August 3, 2017 - 9:24am

The BESC HILLSTRUMMERS Ukulele group will play your favorite Western Songs at 12 p.m. (high noon) Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby). Come and sing-a-long. Get in the mood for the upcoming Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Dan Gerth

Evening Programs At Bandelier Aug. 3-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:36am
Courtesy photo
 
BNM News:
 
In between thunderstorms, it's great to be out under the stars on August evenings, and Bandelier will be offering many evening programs over the next two weeks. 
 
They're presented at the amphitheater at Juniper Campground, weather permitting, and both campers and non-campers are welcome.  
 
Upcoming topics include: 
  • 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/3  Night Sky – talk and telescope viewing 
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8/4  Leaping Lizards!  (reptiles)  
  • 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/5  Imagining Wilderness    
  • 8 p.m. Sunday 8/6  Songs of the Night (night sounds)  
  • 8 p.m.

Come See Las Vegas Artist Justin Favela Install His Piece In The Piñata Exhibit Aug. 14-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:32am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Las Vegas artist Justin Favela will be installing his latest piñata piece in The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum from Aug. 14-20.
 
Working in the media of painting, sculpture, performance, and, most importantly, piñatas, Favela draws from art history, popular culture, and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 3, 2017 - 6:29am

New Mexico Film Office: ‘t@gged’ Enters Third Season

on August 2, 2017 - 2:28pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that AwesomenessTV’s premium series t@agged, will start production on Season 3 in early August. Production will wrap mid-September in Albuquerque and the Jemez.

“When you get picked up for another season, you know you’re doing something right,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “Our homegrown talent and our incredible landscapes are catalysts for bringing back another season to New Mexico.”

The production will employ approximately 55 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico principal

Los Alamos Natives Return Home To Perform

on August 1, 2017 - 6:33am
Kristen Annalize Sussman
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Music and performing have always been a part of Los Alamos natives Kristen Annalize Sussman’s and Nathan Salazar’s lives. Although the arts have taken Sussman and Salazar throughout the country and the world, they are returning to their hometown to host a concert.

Nathan Salazar

The Taos Opera Institute is presenting the concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Admission is free.

Sussman, a soprano, and Salazar, a pianist, will perform a number of pieces from several operas and as well as several

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With Events Statewide

on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am
WBW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Sustaining Breastfeeding Together will take place Aug. 1–7 and is a collaborations of advocates, activists and those with decision-making power to promote and protect breastfeeding for anyone and everyone.
 
In New Mexico, the week will be celebrated with special events hosted by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) across the state.
 
“Our goal is to continue to advocate for and raise awareness for breastfeeding to cultivate communities that are supportive, and to protect the rights of New Mexico’s mothers and children,” said Erin Marshall,

Latin Legends Alejandra Guzman And Gloria Trevi Perform At Santa Ana Star Center Aug. 31

on July 31, 2017 - 10:26am
Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi. Courtesy photo
 
CONCERT News:
 
RIO RANCHO  The first leg of the Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman tour has been such a huge success that the tour returns for a second leg in the USA and all over Latin America.
 
Latin rock pop legends continue to break record ticket sales, demonstrating their legacy and power and will bring their tour Aug. 31 to the Santa Ana Star Center.
 
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, online at www.santaanastarcenter.com or by phone at 888.694.4849.
 
Groups of 15 or more

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