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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview Sept. 28

on September 28, 2012 - 1:11am

This week's preview is sponsored by

United Way Youth Team Talent Show, 7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30. Courtesy

LARSO Candidate Forum 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 28 Betty Ehart Senior Center
County Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the Los Alamos Retiree and Senior Organization.

Hilltopper Football vs. Belen H.S. 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 28 @ Sullivan Field

Family Strengths Network Home Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29

Tour Starts at Ruby K’s
The Home Tour showcases Los Alamos as a beautiful place to live.

Rachel Barton Pine Draws Audience to its Feet Sunday

on September 24, 2012 - 9:55am

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine signs autographs in the lobby at Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday following her performance sponsored by the Los Alamos Concert Association. Pine's performance with pianist Matthew Hagle garnered an encore and two standing ovations from the audience.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A crowd swarms violinist Rachel Barton Pine in the lobby of Duane Smith Auditorium for autographs and to purchase CDs of her music. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A mother encourages her daughter to meet violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Photo by Carol A.

Hill Stompers Party at Ashley Pond Park

on September 24, 2012 - 7:17am

The Hill Stompers were at Ashley Pond Park Sunday preparing for an upcoming performance at Honk! Music Festival in Boston. Photo by Karen Kendall

The Hill Stompers entertained community members at Ashley Pond Park Sunday afternoon. Photo by Karen Kendall

Bass/Baritone Javier Ortiz Joins 'Music of Faith, Grace & Love' Sept. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary

on September 22, 2012 - 2:34pm
IHM News:
"Music of Faith, Grace & Love" will be the theme of an upcoming concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
The program begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and will feature classical, sacred and contemporary Christian music, with special guest artist and bass/baritone Javier Ortiz.
Other performances will spotlight the talents of local vocalists, chamber choirs, pianists, guitarists, violinists and the Black Mesa Brass Quintet.
Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Cathy LeClaire Memorial

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview Sept. 20

on September 20, 2012 - 7:41am

This week's preview is sponsored by

Pajarito Trail Fest on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23

6th annual Pajarito Trail Fest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Trail Runs start at 9 a.m. Saturday with 10 km and 15 mile. Event also features kids fun runs with Toddler 100-yard dash starting at 11:30 a.m. and Big Kid Challenge, which includes run up/down on marked course on Beginner slopes. Dirty Du Duathon starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and includes 4.5 Km Run, 14km bike ride and another 4.5 km run.

Toppers Homecoming

IHM Concert: 'Music of Faith, Grace & Love' on Sept. 30

on September 17, 2012 - 6:12am

IHMC News:

"Music of Faith, Grace & Love" is the theme of an upcoming concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

The public is invoted to attend this musical program, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and will feature classical, sacred and contemporary Christian music.

Performances will spotlight the talents of various vocalists, chamber choirs, pianists, guitarists, violinists and the Black Mesa Brass Quintet.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to benefit the Cathy LeClaire Memorial Organ fund.

Immaculate Heart of

Balloon Glows on Ashley Pond

on September 15, 2012 - 7:27am

A large balloon glowed off and on throughout the first half of the Gordons Concert Friday night across Ashley Pond from the band. Photo by Felicia Orth

Los Alamos Community Winds takes Second in The American Prize Competition

on September 13, 2012 - 11:11am

The Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2012 winners were announced Sept. 11, 2012. The Los Alamos Community Winds achieved second place in the Community Division.

The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by ensembles and individuals each year.

Encore Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond

on September 11, 2012 - 4:50pm

Concert goers pack Ashley Pond this summer. Courtesy Photo

By Russ Gordon

We’re back for a fun-filled weekend. “Ha Ha,” you say. No, it’s the truth! Friday Sept, 14, we have an encore summer concert. LA MainStreet asked us to participate in their Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention & Innovation.

Here’s what we have: 7 p.m. Friday, we’ll be back at Ashley Pond for a concert with Stephanie Hatfield & Hot Mess plus Bill Palmer’s TV Killers, two excellent rock bands from Santa Fe.

Hot Mess is an indie rock band playing mostly original music with a great drummer and loud guitars.

Sept. 29 Fall Fiesta and Mozart on the Rocks: A Big Day at Bandelier

on September 8, 2012 - 9:39am

Reconstructed kiva at Alcove House. Courtesy/BNM


From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29, Bandelier National Monument is reviving the annual Fall Fiesta so visitors may enjoy Pueblo and Hispanic cultural demonstrations, games, traditional dancing and arts at the park.

The Fiesta was not held in 2011 due to recovery efforts from the Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding. This year’s theme is "Celebrating Nature through Art and Culture."

Entry to Bandelier will be free that day, which is National Public Lands Day.

Bandelier National Monument is making an effort to reach people

Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions

on September 7, 2012 - 7:07am


Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is holding auditions for its Elementary School Production of Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr., a two-act musical play based on the hit Broadway musical and full-length movie of the same name.

Auditions will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gymnasium. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the auditions are open to 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other

Jazz on Tap for Fest at Central Park Square

on September 4, 2012 - 8:05am

Los Alamos Concert Association Begins New Season Sept. 23 with World-Class Violinist

on September 2, 2012 - 3:31pm

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association kicks off its 2012-2013 season at 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 23 with a concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine. 

An extraordinary violinist, the Washington Post wrote, “An exciting, boundary-defying performer - Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” 

Barton Pine will be accompanied by pianist Matthew Hagle, who has been praised for the “rare clarity and sweetness” of his playing by Clavier Magazine.

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people.

'Mozart on the Rocks' Opera at Bandelier on Sept. 29

on August 31, 2012 - 9:08am


FREE TO ALL! The Los Alamos Opera Guild (LAOG) The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. and Bandelier National Monument will co-host OPERA AT BANDELIER.

The event will be held on National Public Lands Day, Saturday Sept. 29, at the Bandelier amphitheater. Visitors will be able to enjoy the fall colors at Bandelier while listening to music.

The performance will be "THE THREE SOPRANOS" singing Mozart; coordinated by local Opera singer Alicia Soloman with Jess Cullinan and Heather McCulloch.

Enjoy selections from the Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi fan tutte

Taos School of Music Breaks Attendance Records

on August 28, 2012 - 7:44am

TSM News: 

Opus 50, the Taos School of Music’s special concert season to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the prestigious summer music school brought internationally-known ensembles to Taos including the Shanghai, Jupiter and American String Quartets, plus the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets.

Music world luminaries Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, Christopher Constanza, Thomas Sauer and Robert McDonald also performed and served as faculty.

In addition, 19 young artists, graduates and students of the nation’s leading music conservatories, played an

Hannemann Music Celebrates Five Years in Business

on August 24, 2012 - 7:01am


Richard Hannemann. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

This September, Hannemann Music celebrates its 5th anniversary, carrying on the long tradition of home-based music stores in Los Alamos.

Owner Richard Hannemann is a professional musician who plays the guitar, mandolin and clarinet.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1969 and gained his core musical knowledge through the Los Alamos Public Schools music program.

“I have a great deal of respect for the music program," Hannemann said.

Beatles Tribute Band Plays Pond Friday

on August 23, 2012 - 5:48am

Beatles tribute band, Yellow Dubmarine plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

The Beatles were the most popular and influential rock band of the 20th Century. You can’t argue too much about that and I’m not going to argue that “… we all live in a yellow submarine.”

From 1962 thru 1970, the Beatles had an amazing 54 songs that made it to #1 on the Billboard Music Charts in the U.S. and UK.

Friends of the Summer Concert Series, this Friday, Aug.

Sam Hagan Performs Wednesday at BESC

on August 12, 2012 - 7:26pm


The Los Alamos Retired & Seniors Organization (LARSO) is hosting a wonderful lunch concert for seniors at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Sam Hagan, vocalist from Atlanta will be accompanied by Juantia Madland. 

They performed together last year and were quite a hit.  Sam is in town to attend the opera and offered to do a concert at the senior center. 

Sam Hagan, one of the Southeast's finest tenors, didn't actually plan to be a professional singer.


Fun Ran Rampant at Friday Night Concert!

on August 11, 2012 - 8:01am

State Rep. Jim Hall challenges Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos to a race on the bouncy slide at the County's Summer Concert at Ashey Pond Park. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Jim Hall and Katy Korkos "race for pinks" on the bouncy slide. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Amanda Stoddard waits patiently for her balloon animal, created by Josh Lawyer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Adam Wall draws a cactus with blue sky for a chalk art contest during the Gordon Summer concert. The contest was sponsored by Daniel's Cafe. Photo

Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band

on August 11, 2012 - 6:41am

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band perform several numbers at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church after evening mass Wednesday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/

The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band played several tunes after the Wednesday evening mass, both in the Sanctuary and the Reception Hall. Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/

Stone River Boys Play at Ashley Pond Friday

on August 8, 2012 - 2:14pm

The Stone River Boys play country-soul music at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

It’s Los Alamos County Fair weekend and I’d like to tell you about the Summer Concert Series’ participation.

On Friday night, Aug.10, we’re gonna do a show of country-soul music at Ashley Pond. This means excellent country music played with soul. Sound strange? Not at all.

There’s been Ray Charles with all of his country hits in the early 60’s, Joe South, Joe Tex, Charlie Rich, Flying Burrito Bros., O.C.

Del Norte Sponsors County's Summer Concert Featuring Eddy and the Nomads

on August 5, 2012 - 8:14am

From left, Debbie Acklin, Julie Layton, Tammie Trujillo, Lisa Bakosi, Chelsea Cantrup and Michelle Koller work the Del Norte Booth at the Friday Night Gordon Concert hosted by the credit union. They were selling frito pies and cupcakes to raise money for Making Strides against breast cancer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Kenny's BBQ has been a staple at Los Alamos County's Friday Night Gordon Concerts. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Rains couldn't stop concert goers from dancing to the music of Eddy and the Nomads. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Eddy Partridge of

Eddy and the Nomads Play Friday

on August 1, 2012 - 12:53pm

Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

Familiarity breeds a great time when it comes to the Los Alamos rock band, Eddy & the Nomads.

Los Alamos’ favorite band plays this Friday, Aug. 3 at Del Norte Credit Union. The free concert is presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

Please check out our sponsors, photos from past concerts and info on upcoming shows at

Friday’s show starts at 7 p.m. and it’ll be Del Norte Credit Union Night.

The Nomads have been playing Los Alamos concerts for about 30 years.