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Teatro Paraguas: A Musical Piñata For Christmas IV

on November 16, 2016 - 7:52am
Theatre News:
 
Teatro Paraguas invites the community to its upcoming production, A Musical Piñata for Christmas IV, opening Dec. 9 and running for two weekends. This festive bilingual evening of live music, carols and comedy is the fourth annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.
 
TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed a lively ensemble of musicians, dancers, and actors, ranging in age from 4 to 70. The evening will begin with a traditional Mexican Pastorela, arranged by Thelma Argüello and followed by traditional Christmas carols and villancicos in Spanish and

Los Alamos Young Pianists Sweep State Competition

on November 15, 2016 - 3:17pm

From left, Music Teacher Dr. Madeline Williamson, pianist Sruthi Garimella, pianist Jennifer Wang, pianist Yunseo Kim and Music Teacher Janna Warren. Photo by Douglas Bailey/Albuquerque

PMTNM News:

The Annual Piano Competition for the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) was held Saturday, Nov. 12, on the campus of the Albuquerque Academy.

Out of five levels of pre-collegiate performance determined by age, three young Los Alamos pianists emerged victorious by winning the highest awards:

  • Yunseo Kim;
  • Sruthi Garimella; and
  • Jennifer Wang.

The three young pianists were awarded First

Harold Fishbine Founded Town’s First Big Band

on November 11, 2016 - 7:39am
Local resident Harold Fishbine started the first big band in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Keynotes on stage during the Manhattan Project. Harold Fishbine and his bass are at top left. Courtesy/Harold Fishbine

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Soldier Harold Fishbine was with the rest of his unit in California in the early 1940s, expecting to be sent to the Pacific. Then, out of the blue, he received orders to report to Santa Fe. He had no idea what it meant.

When he arrived at 109 East Palace in Santa Fe and was greeted

'The 1940's Radio Hour' Captures Spirit Of War Years

on November 5, 2016 - 6:32pm
B. J. steps in to perform Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with Connie (Nora Cullinan), left, and Ginger (Joy Reynolds) in the Los Alamos Little Theatre's 'The 1940's Radio Hour'. Courtesy photo
 
Ginger (Joy Reynolds) sizzles while, from left, B. J. (Stuart Rupprecht), Neil (Patrick Webb), Clifton (John Cullinan) and the rest of the cast look on. Courtesy photo
 
The cast on stage performing to a full house during Friday's opening night of 'The 1940's Radio Hour' at the LALT. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Let me say from the get-go,

LAMA: Upcoming Events And Developments

on November 1, 2016 - 3:48pm
LAMA News:
 
With a couple weeks of lessons under our belts, we reflect on the whirlwind that starting Los Alamos Music Academy (LAMA) has been.
 
Wasn’t it just this past July that the idea was formed? In 3 months, we’ve taken that idea, turned two empty conference rooms in an underutilized building into lesson labs and a retail space, and enrolled over 20 students. Thank you to everyone who has joined us and supported us in this musical adventure!
 
That said, we have room for more students on all instruments. So, in order to fill our classes, we are hosting an Open House 2-4 p.m.

Barbershop Harmony Show With Guests The Newfangled Four Nov. 4-5

on October 30, 2016 - 10:06pm
The Annual Barbershop Harmony Show’s Special Guest Quartet headliner is a talented, up-and-coming quartet from California, The Newfangled Four (TNF). Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

The Lads of Enchantment (LOE) and The Santa Fe Harmonizers (SFH) barbershop choruses will jointly present the 2016 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

The first part of the show, “Let There Be Peace”, will feature the “Lads” and the “Harmonizers”, and the second part will feature the Barbershop Harmony Society’s (BHS) 2013 International

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Scenes From LAMTA's Annual Masquerade Recital

on October 30, 2016 - 11:34am
Matthea Fung performs ‘The One-Eyed Witch’ by Walter Noona during the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association’s annual Masquerade Recital Saturday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Music Teacher Madeline Williamson gets into the spirit of Halloween during Saturday's LAMTA's Masquerade Recital at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A crowd of young, costumed children wait their turn to perform a Halloween-themed piece during Saturday's Masquerade Recital at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAMTA Hosts Annual Masquerade Recital

on October 29, 2016 - 2:55pm

LAMTA News:

The Los Alamos Music Teachers Association hosts is Annual Masquerade Recital 4-5 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

Everyone is invited to listen to these fine young musicians as they perform in their Masquerade costumes.

Solos:  Irene Abfalterer,  Jack Ammerman, Charles Cai, Sophia Feldman, Matthea Fung, Pippa Fung, Henry Gans, Benjamin Guo, Betty Kang,  John Kang, Olivia Leirmo, Ming-Yuan Lo, Troy Makela, Gala Nelson, Andrey Pavlenko, Tate Plohr, Altai Prechtel, Anna Simakov, Evan Strohmeyer, Julianna Tang, Lilia Vitev, Adalee Witt, Annie Xie and Emily Xu.

Ensemble:  Maria and

LAHS Choir Students Hope To Sell All Pumpkins

on October 29, 2016 - 8:38am

Los Alamos High School Choir students are hoping to sell every one of their pumpkins by Monday, Oct. 31 as part of their annual fundraiser. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Lads Of Enchantment & Santa Fe Harmonizers Nov. 4-5

on October 29, 2016 - 8:38am

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Discusses Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio On Voice Of Los Alamos

on October 27, 2016 - 8:45pm

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin speaks about the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio perfroming at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium, during a taping of the Voice of Los Alamos radio show, which broadcasts noon to 1 p.m. Friday on 101.5 FM., streaming live on santa.fe.com. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LA Symphony Orchestra Presents Fall Concert Friday

on October 27, 2016 - 4:34pm
Conductor David Chavez directs LASO during a rehearsal for the upcoming Fall Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra flute section, from left, Laura Taylor, Kay Dun and Deanna Teague. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

LASO is celebrating its 70th season in 2016-2017. Fifty six musicians will be performing (36 strings

Dixon Community Players Presents Back To The 60s – A Musical Tribute To The Grooviest Decade

on October 27, 2016 - 4:32pm
Gypsy fortune teller Holly Haas transports the audience to the 1960s. Courtesy photo
 
Rocker David Daniel wows Claire Singleton.Courtesy photo
 

Theater News:

The Dixon Players are back in action again with a fabulous, fun, fantastic musical tribute to the grooviest decade... the 60s this weekend only.

Join the Dixon Players for this journey back to the 60s in song and history, featuring 25 singers and dancers. The show will be perfored at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Tooldshed, #68 HWY 75 in Dixon.

Based on the successful Sunday night

LAMTA’s Annual Masquerade Recital Saturday

on October 26, 2016 - 9:20am
LAMTA News:
 
Los Alamos Music Teachers’ Association presents its Annual Masquerade Recital, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Fuller Lodge. 
 
Come, Everyone. Join us Saturday as we gather to enjoy the musical fun and delightful costumes that our young Los Alamos musicians are eager to share. Thirty-three students of all ages will be showing their skills and talents.
 
The musical sounds of The Horseman, Op. 68, No.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale In Los Alamos Today!

on October 23, 2016 - 9:27am

Courtesy image

COMMUNITY News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale begins its 39th season this weekend and today is performing in Los Alamos with Earth Songs at the United Church of Los Alamos. This concert is an exploration of the human condition, both on a global and intimate level. 

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes. Photo by Steven Noreyko

Fern Hill, John Corigliano’s masterpiece, is at the heart of this concert.

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes –well known to local audiences – will help Director Andrew Schmidt and his 40-member ensemble heighten the work’s impact.

Daily Postcard: Scarecrow Makes Community Plea

on October 22, 2016 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: This scarecrow is appealing to the community to come out and shop at the Los Alamos High School Choir's Pumpkin Patch. The choir really needs your support so please show them you care by purchasing a pumpkin this weekend!’ The Patch is at 1100 4th St., in the Canyon School parking lot where Trinity Drive, East Road and Central Avenue meet. The Patch is open 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays/Tuesdays/ Thursdays/Fridays, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Come out and meet the choir students and buy a pumpkin to help their group.

LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch Has New Hours

on October 19, 2016 - 8:49am

Shoppers search for just the right pumpkins Sunday at the LAHS Choirs Pumpkin Patch at 1100 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

With the days getting dark earlier, the Los Alamos Choir's Pumpkin Patch at 1100 Canyon Road, in the old Canyon School parking lot, has news hours.

The Patch now closes at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Proceeds from this annual community fundraiser benefit the LAHS Choir.

Also, the Patch opens at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and is able to take credit cards during most shifts.

See you at

SFWO Presents ‘Dance Sequences’ Sunday

on October 18, 2016 - 8:34am

‘First Lady Of Cumbia’ La Yegros Performs Nov. 5

on October 18, 2016 - 8:20am

Argentine singer, rapper and songwriter La Yegros. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Argentine singer, rapper and songwriter La Yegros will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.

Tickets are $12, $17 and $22, with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505.724.4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.

The event, part of the Center's New Latin Music Series and Festival Chispa, is presented in partnership with Avokado Artists.

While La Yegros now lives in Buenos

Community Winds Presents 100th Concert

on October 13, 2016 - 3:47pm

MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Winds  will present its 100th concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible  Church.

“It’s really gratifying to be 16 years down the road with one fourth of the original members still with us,” Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vivas said. “A special sense of community develops when people oplay music together.”

This concert features pianist Julian Chen, performing Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.

“It’s going to be outstanding,” Vivas said.
Julian is a scientist who is also a wonderful musician, and I wanted an opportunity to feature him”

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Spaghetti Fundraiser & Band For Arleigh Huff

on October 5, 2016 - 6:23pm

The Lensic Presents Rita Moreno: My Life With Words And Music Oct. 27

on October 5, 2016 - 7:26am
Rita Moreno. Credit/Mark Hill
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Lensic presents stage, film and television treasure Rita Moreno in Rita Moreno: My Life with Words and Music at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. Tickets start at $25 (TicketsSantaFe.org).
 
With her quick wit, deep insight and earthy candor, Moreno will share fascinating stories and songs from her childhood in Puerto Rico and her seven-decades-long career, including encounters with some of show businesses’ biggest names.
 
She is one of only 12 living performers who have the distinct honor of winning all of the industry’s most

LAAC's Brown Bag Performance Features Hawaiian Music With Hot Jazz By Blonde Aloha Noon Wednesday

on October 4, 2016 - 6:52pm

Eve West Bessier and Patrick Markham of Blonde Aloha perform at noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The days are getting shorter and cooler but the Los Alamos Arts Council is offering an escape to warmer air, sunnier skies and rolling ocean waves in Wednesday's noontime Brown Bag Show at Fuller Lodge.

The show features Blonde Aloha, a duo made up of Patrick Markham and Eve West Bessier. The performers will sing and perform traditional Hawaiian music. They blend traditional Hawaiian music with hot jazz from the 1920s and 1930s as well as Beatles tunes.

Markham is a

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus Celebrates Autumn With ‘Choral Colors’ Concert Oct. 16

on October 3, 2016 - 8:13am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  For the first concert of its 2016-17 season, the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus will celebrate autumn with beautiful and exuberant music from composers Bartók, Effinger, Pinkham, Ginastera and Thompson in the “Choral Colors – Fall Festival” concert.
 
The 70-member Chorus is led by Roger Melone at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Also on the program is a guest chorus, the award-winning Eldorado High School Concert Choir directed by Megan Rader.
 
“This concert program will bring joy to our audience.

ULLR Fest 2016 Rocks Pajarito Mountain!

on October 2, 2016 - 10:08am

People of all ages display their ULLR Fest spirit at Saturday's annual event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

ULLR Fest is by far the most popular fall festival and draws a large crowd to Saturday's event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

JJ and the Hooligans perform at Saturday's ULLR Fest on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

COMMUNITY News:

ULLR Fest, Pajarito's most popular fall festival drew a large crowd Saturday to the mountain.

This year's event featured New Mexico Brewersfest with local craft beers, live music by JJ and the Hooligans and Bronach Celtic

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