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Community Invited To Help ‘Make A Fuss Over Russ’ During Musical Memories Day-long Celebration

on August 24, 2017 - 7:43pm

‘Russ Gordon Day’ is Friday, Sept. 8 to honor Los Alamos Summer Concert Promoter Russ Gordon shown here during a visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County invites residents to join the County Council and Community Services Department (CSD) in honoring long-time concert producer Russ Gordon for “Russ Gordon Day” Friday, Sept. 8. Gordon is being recognized for his thousands of hours and 28 years of service dedicated to bringing great musical acts to Los Alamos.

LA Arts Council Kicks Off Brown Bag Season Sept. 6

on August 24, 2017 - 4:51pm

Bethany Filer

LAAC News:

The first of the monthly Brown Bag Performances, presented noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 6 at Fuller Lodge, will feature soprano singer Bethany Filer and internationally traveled pianist Nathan Salazar.

The program will present the Romantic Era music of Bellini, Liszt, Schubert, Johann Straus, and Claude Debussy, as well the contemporary music of Ned Rorem. All Brown Bag Series performances are free to the public and bringing your lunch-to-munch during the performance is encouraged.

Enjoy Out-Of-This-World Experience At Outdoor Performance Of Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier

on August 22, 2017 - 4:50pm

COUNTY News:

Take a trip into space and dress the part this fall in Los Alamos. Back for its sixth year, the highly anticipated Opera on the Rocks at Bandelier National Monument will take the audience on an extraordinary galactic trip this year, with the presentation of scenes from Mozart's comic opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, adapted to fit into a futuristic universe similar to that of Star Trek. To add to the fun, attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Trekkie gear.

Presented by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Opera on the Rocks will

‘Big Foot BBQ & Blues Fest’ Jemez Springs Sept. 2

on August 21, 2017 - 3:13pm

Possible Big Foot sighting. Courtesy photo

VILLAGE OF JEMEZ SPRINGS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS—A new event in Jemez Springs is sure to stir up some enthusiasm over Labor Day weekend – the first ever Big Foot Barbecue and Blues Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Area resident Felix Nuñez originated the event. He has been fascinated with the idea of the elusive Bigfoot creature, following several unexplainable sounds he’s heard and documented in the Jemez Mountains over the years.

“Although I don’t want to hang my hat on Bigfoot’s existence, I think there’s been a lot of fascinating audio

Figuerido And Warren Wow Crowd At Friday Concert

on August 20, 2017 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos Summer Concert organizer Russ Gordon checks out Kandice Favorite's groovy shoes during the Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park, which featured Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group of concert goers enjoy the music Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs for the crowd Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Guitarist Diego Figuerido and Drummer Michael Warren jazz it up at Friday's concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Concert Association Unveils 72nd Season!

on August 20, 2017 - 5:33am

LACA's 72nd Season opens with Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/LACA

Wyndsync closes the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

 

LACA News:

One highlight among many in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 72nd season will be the unveiling of a renovation at the Association’s venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Built for the community by the Atomic Energy Commission in the early 1950s, the Smith Auditorium is the second largest concert venue in New Mexico.

Apprentice Singers Back On Main Stage Sunday Night

on August 19, 2017 - 9:57am
The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers. Photo by Robert Godwin
 
By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers will return to entertain us at 8 p.m. Sunday. Twenty-four of this year’s 44 apprentices appeared at least once in last Sunday’s program. Twenty-eight will appear at least once this Sunday, and eight will have performed in both programs.

Scenes for Sunday night’s program come from Stravinsky’s "The Rakes Progress", Verdi’s "Falstaff", Puccini’s "Edgar".and Massenet’s "Werthe"’. After the intermission there are scenes from Strauss’"‘Der

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Guitar Master Diego Figuerido Plays Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Tonight

on August 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Producer

We are really excited to bring back the fantastic Brazilian guitarist, Diego Figuerido to Los Alamos! The show is free and starts at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. We won’t be changing the venue, we’ll wait it out if we have any rain. This is a mountain town and the weather changes often. Bring a chair, some warm clothes and an umbrella. The show is going to be wonderful!

Tonight’s concert will be Los Alamos Medical Center Night.

Menu Announced For 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 17, 2017 - 9:35am

Courtesy/RotarySTARS

ROTARY STARS News:

The Los Alamos Rotary STARS have just released details of the menu for the 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

Blue Window Bistro is providing the food for this popular event that takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge.

Appetizers: Chips and Dip Bar

  • Homemade blue and white corn tortilla chips
  • Charred tomato salsa
  • Queso blanco
  • Roasted tomatillo salsa
  • Citrus ceviche
  • Spicy pineapple salsa
  • Guacamole

Entrees:

  • Green chile chicken enchiladas
  • Pork and red chile stew
  • Authentic Mexican taco bar
    • Tamarind and pineapple shrimp tacos with roasted corn slaw

Students Already Busy With Athletics And Activities

on August 13, 2017 - 3:27pm

LAHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Scrimmage Aug. 8 at Sullivan Field. Courtesy/LAPS

Topper Band Aug. 2 on the practice field. Courtesy/LAPS

Topper Band Aug. 2 on the practice field. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Even though school does not start until Thursday Aug. 17, Los Alamos secondary students are already busy with athletics and activities. This is after a summer filled with camps and clinics. 

The football team and band have completed two full weeks of grueling practice. The ROTC students and Solar Eclipse team are in full production mode.

More Scenes From 2017 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Festivities Saturday At Ashley Pond Park

on August 13, 2017 - 9:25am

Scene from the 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo festivities at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Evelyn Stone, 3, with her sister PJ Stone, 1, ride in a buggy at Saturday's Fair and Rodeo festivities at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Take that! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Your turn! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Jeff Favorite, left, leads the Hill Stompers Band to liven up Saturday's Fair and Rodeo event in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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More Scenes From 2017 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 13, 2017 - 7:09am

Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band drummer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Parade spectators. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NJROTC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Classic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rodeo royalty. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Country Star Dale Watson Takes Selfie With Enthusiastic Fans During Friday Night Summer Concert At The Pond!

on August 12, 2017 - 4:57pm
Country music star Dale Watson of Ausitn, Texas gave an energetic performance the Friday night Summer Concert at Ashley Pond singing a non-stop variety of favorites that seemed to delight the crowd, no matter their musical taste. Not only was Watson a stand-out performer, he also was fun-loving and delighted a couple of enthusiastic local fans, KayLinda Crawford and Marcie Johnson with a group selfie during one of his songs. Watson called the pair to the stage, grabbed a phone and took the picture ... to be treaured for sure! Courtesy photo

Selfie photo from left, KayLinda Crawford and

SF Opera's Apprentice Scene Program Begins Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
A past performance from the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Scene Program. Courtesy/Santa Fe Opera
 
By CARL NEWTON 
Los Alamos 
 

On the path down to the Dapples Pavilion Cantina at the Santa Fe Opera there is a paver with the inscription, “The SFO Apprentice Singers/ May Our Dreamers Become Our Stars." Stardom was in Joyce DiDonato’s future when she was an apprentice in 1995. She speaks with authority when she said, “The wonderful performing opportunities and intensive instructions the young artists receive here are invaluable and could very well be the building blocks to their own

Summer Concert Is On Tonight … Rain Or Shine!

on August 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Dale Watson and the Lonestars perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond regardless of the weather. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert is on tonight regardless of whether it continues to rain!

Country music star Dale Watson and his band the Lonestars from Austin, Texas perform at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Watson has 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.

Family Fun Gets Underway Today At 2017 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo ... Festivities Through Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 9:41am
The 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

 

COUNTY News:
 
As summer vacations begin to wrap up, Los Alamos—the place where discoveries are made and the palce of “100 Aha Moments”—offers one more opportunity for families to get outdoors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend trip with the Annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicking off today and running through Sunday.
 
“The County Fair and Rodeo is always a fun-filled time for families to enjoy right before the start of the school year,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist

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.

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

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.

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

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

More Scenes From July 29 Summer Concert

on August 3, 2017 - 7:35am

DK & The Affordables performed during Los Alamos County Summer Concert held July 28 at Ashley Pond. In the middle, DK's daughter, Ariel, joins her father on the stage. Courtesy photo by Eliott Schultz 

Wearing a sequined jacket, DK was dressed to the nines for the summer concert on July 28. Courtesy photo by Eliott Schultz 

DK and the Affordables performed July 28 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo by Eliott Schultz

Another scene from the July 28 concert. Courtesy photo by Eliott Schultz

Another scene from the July 28 concert. Courtesy photo by Eliott Schultz

Another scene from the July 28

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