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Opera And Rainbows

on July 22, 2017 - 7:48am

A pre-opera shower and rainbow show delighted patrons Friday evening before the performance of Lucia de Lammermoor. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mike Hearne With Shake Russell And Jimmy Stadler Play Summer Concert Series At Ashley Pond Tonight!

on July 21, 2017 - 6:08pm
Tonight’s Summer Concert Series features singers/songwriters Mike Hearne, pictured, Shake Russell and Jimmy Stadler at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Music Promoter

Tonight’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series features Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Hearne lives both in Texas and Taos.

Santa Fe Opera Strikes Gold With Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Political Allegory

on July 21, 2017 - 7:50am

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 20​17

Kevin Burdette (General Polkan), Tim Mix (King Dodon), and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Paul Horpedahl/Santa Fe Opera 2017​
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, the Music Director of the Dallas Opera, co-producer of The Golden Cockerel, was in command of some of the most opulent sounds ever heard in the Crosby Theatre.

2017-2018 Season Of The Met Live In HD

on July 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Markus Werba as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
 
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera are proud to present the 2017-2018 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts.
 
The HD season includes ten operas, with five new productions and starry revivals starring the world’s leading opera artists.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcast of Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role; the Met premiere of

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Ronnie Bell July 18

on July 17, 2017 - 9:27am

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesdays At The Pond this week features musician Ronnie Bell at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park.

From inspirational gospel to traditional rhythm and blues to his own distinct and seductive sound, Ronnie “Mr. Cotton Candy” Bell of the Nuclear Process Infrastructure Group (NPI-2) takes personal joy in creating music that touches as many people as possible.

Week 2 Of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

on July 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
MUSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — During Week 2 of its 2017 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — which runs through Aug. 21 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this summer — continues to present a standout lineup of classic and contemporary works as well as a number of Festival premieres. 
 
Between Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, July 29, the Festival features the debut of the acclaimed Variation String Trio, the world premiere of a new work by Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, and a performance of Morton Feldman’s groundbreaking String Quartet No. 2.
 
Week 2 also includes a

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

Scenes From ScienceFest Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 15, 2017 - 7:34pm
DK Warner, lead singer and guitarist of DK and the Affordables, performs at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Three dancers rock to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Cowgirl at the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tractor Brewing serves up suds at ScienceFest.Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Bath Tub Row Brewing was on hand at the beer garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Listeners enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the dance

Scenes From Los Alamos Summer Concert

on July 15, 2017 - 5:54am

A young spectator listens to the music of the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series kicks off the weekend festivities for Sciencefest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The community relaxes by Ashley Pond to enjoy the music performed by the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Penelope and John Johnson cut a rug on the dance floor during the concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The audience boogies to the Peterson Brothers Band.

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events: Saturday July 15

on July 14, 2017 - 7:11pm

ScienceFest News:

ScienceFest Schedule for Saturday July 15:

This major event celebrates the science in everyday life in hands-on, interactive experiences. Great for millennials, families and kids, ScienceFest highlights the groundbreaking science that still happens in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “100th Anniversary of the Ranch School.” Discover Ranch School Days – without the Ranch School, the Manhattan Project would not have been located here.

Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park
10am-3pm

FREE admission

MAIN GATE PARK FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOTH & PHOTO OPP
Main Gate Park
9am-2pm

ASHLEY POND PARK

Summer Concert: Peterson Brothers Band Tonight

on July 14, 2017 - 3:03pm
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Producer

Playing at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos will be the Peterson Brothers Band. It’s another of the free Concert Series presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series (www.gordonssummerconcertseries.com.) The band played last summer at Rover Park in White Rock and were fantastic.

Tonight is the LA Science Fair Night that goes on all weekend. Please check out www.losalamossciencefestival.com for info. Check out www.petersonbrothersband.com and www.youtube.com to listen and read about the Brothers.

Next

ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage
7-10pm

FREE admission

 
FULLER LODGE LAWN FAMILY CAMP OUT
Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
7pm-7am
FREE admission

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

Santa Fe Opera: Lucia’s Ecstasy, Agony, Brokenness And Transcendence

on July 14, 2017 - 4:46am
Lucia (Brenda Rae) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Enrico Ashton (Zachary Nelson) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus.  Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The opening weekend of the Santa Fe Opera followed the ridiculous Die Fledermaus on Saturday night with the sublime bel canto seria Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti directed by Ron Daniels. Daniels had never seen Lucia before the task of directing it was presented to him. He proved more than worthy of the challenge.

Daniels’ modus operandi is to study the

Peterson Brothers Band Plays Ashley Pond Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 5:13pm

The Peterson Brothers Band performs Texas blues rock at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Tuesdays At The Pond: Fox White Performs Tonight!

on July 11, 2017 - 3:16pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues with Fox White at 7 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Park stage, brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District.

Santa Fe-based Fox White brings a fresh vibe that is as unique as the state itself with their Rock, Punk and Opera style. Since the recent release of their 17 song self-titled album, they’ve been rocking the crowds of Wyoming, Colorado, and here at home with an electrifying array of all-original music. Check out Fox White at: http://foxwhitemusic.com/ foxwhite/.

The 2017 Tuesdays at the Pond Summer

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Begins July 16

on July 9, 2017 - 6:47am
SFCM News:
 
SANTA FE  The 2017 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins 6 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art.
 
The Festival — which marks its milestone 45th season this year — runs through Monday, August 21, and includes more than 40 concerts performed in Santa Fe and Albuquerque by more than 80 of the world’s top classical musicians and ensembles. Concerts feature nearly 100 works, which span the 17th through the 21st centuries and include five commissioned premieres.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on July 8, 2017 - 11:13pm
Raindrops couldn't stop fans from coming out Friday for the Summer Concert at which Ian Moore and his band performed at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Lead singer Ian Moore and his band rocked the pond Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rockin' in the rain. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Plateau Properties. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tiny tree hugger. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Concert: Ian Moore Band At Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 7, 2017 - 9:08am

Ian Moore Band performs blues rocker music at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Moore is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied violin as a child but later switched to guitar. The concert is sponsored by Plateau Property Management. Courtesy photo

 

Santa Fe Opera Opens 2017 Season With Snap, Crackle And Pop

on July 7, 2017 - 8:45am

Prince Orlovsky (Susan Graham) and Dr. Falke (Joshua Hopkins). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Adele (Jane Archibald) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

With a drum roll from the pit, the audience rose as one and Maestro Nicholas Carter led the orchestra and more than 2000 voices in the National Anthem. Then began the overture for Johann Stauss’ Die Fledermaus which the “Waltz King” loaded with highlights of the musical numbers from his most successful operetta.

The essence of the story is the notary Dr.

Domingos En Arte: Boleros Al Atardecer Brings Romantic Latin Music To NHCC's Summer Music Series

on July 5, 2017 - 7:50am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, continues its second season in July.
 
We have invited some of our musician friends, from the local community and outside, for lively community get-togethers right next to the beautiful Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting.
 
July 9, Boleros al Atardecer is an evening devoted

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on July 3, 2017 - 9:25pm
Grayson Capps performing Friday at Ashley Pond. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Big hug. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Henna hands. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Hillstrummers To Play Patriotic Programs July 14

on July 3, 2017 - 10:31am

Courtesy photo

BESC News:
 
The Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) Hillstrummers Ukulele Group will play a Patriotic Program at 11:30 a.m. during lunch Friday, July 14 at the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC).
 
The community is invited to attend.
 
For BESC lunch reservations call 662-8924 before 10 a.m.  For WRSC lunch reservations call: 672-2034 before 10 a.m.
 
 

Third Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Aug. 26

on July 1, 2017 - 7:24am

Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico perform Mariachi music at a previous ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Courtesy photo

ROTARY STARS News:

The 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced the schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge. ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! promises to be a fun and magical evening for all ages again this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 p.m. Doors open/Cash bar and Dinner buffet;
  • 5-7 p.m.

Local Youth Attend Santa Fe Opera

on June 28, 2017 - 7:44am

The Espanola Valley Opera Guild hosted local youth and their families at the Santa Fe Opera. Courtesy/EVOG

 

OPERA News:

 

The Espanola Valley Opera Guild hosted more than 60 local youth and their families Monday, June 26 at the Santa Fe Opera.

 

The students were members of the Pojoaque Valley High School Choir and Moving Arts Espanola. They were treated to a dessert tailgate/masquerade party on Twomey Terrace at the Opera and were served gelato made by Daniel’s Café in Los Alamos, homemade cookies and sparkling apple cider.

 

The students received free tickets to attend that

Domingos En Arte: Summer Music And Dance Series

on June 27, 2017 - 12:01pm
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, continues its second season in July.
 
Musicians from the local community and outside have been invited for lively community get-togethers right next to the Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting. 

July 2, Grammy-winning conjunto band Los Texmaniacs is joined by

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