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A White Rock 4th ... LACW Performs The Stars & Stripes Forever ... Then Rain Cuts Loose on Overlook Park!

on July 5, 2012 - 8:20am

The patriotic face of the White Rock rock greeted locals and out of towners turning the corner at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard on their way to the Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Photo by Glen Wurden

A sky diver jumps from a plane and glides through the air above Overlook Park on July 4th as part of the day's entertainment. Photo by Glen Wurden

The Los Alamos Community Winds performed The Stars & Stripes Forever as a sky diver parachutes toward the lawn at Overlook Park before an intense cloud burst sent everyone fleeing for shelter - effectively ending the holiday event.

Prophet Headlines County's Pajarito Mountain Concert

on June 30, 2012 - 9:45am

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain Friday night as part of Gordons Summer Concert Series sponsored by Los Alamos County. Friday's concert was "KTAOS Night." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Guitarist James DePrato of Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain as part of the Gordon Summer Concert Series. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express in concert Friday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bassist Kevin White of Chuck

Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet Fills Fuller Lodge

on June 30, 2012 - 9:19am

Fuller Lodge was jammed Friday night with concert goers eager to hear the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlene Hamilton introduces the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet played a mixture of New Orleans Jazz, Caribbean, and Brazilian music at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

Friday Night Features Art and Music

on June 29, 2012 - 7:38am

“Rhapsody in Blue” is the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

It’s a commonly asked question – what is there to do in Los Alamos? As it turns out – lots.

Friday, artistic endeavors will burst at the seams. It begins with the opening reception of “Rhapsody in Blue,” the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. and the show runs through Aug. 4.

About 40 artists, including one participant from Canada, have revealed their interpretations of this theme.

In addition, local photographer TK

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County's Summer Concert Series Features Chuck Prophet Friday at the Pajarito Ski Area

on June 27, 2012 - 4:02pm

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express play Friday night at Pajarito Ski Area for the County's Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

You should catch the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at the Pajarito Ski Area this Friday, June 29.

We’ve had some fabulous concerts this season and this week we’re not backing down.

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express from San Francisco is an amazing band!

I believe almost everyone will enjoy this show.

LAAC Presents Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet

on June 24, 2012 - 8:19am

LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL News:

As part of FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LOS ALAMOS, the Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet with Very Special Guests:

Massive Crowd Attends County's Summer Concert

on June 23, 2012 - 9:55am
Not only does Guy Forsyth sing and play guitar, he also played a musical saw on the "Summertime" ballad for nearly 3,000 people who packed Ashley Pond for the County's Summer Concert Series with Russ Gordon Friday Night. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Guy Forsyth Trio from Austin, Texas entertained the crowd with their cowboy blues style music Friday. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Friday's summer concert was sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com
Victoria Rygh of Los Alamos shows off her new ballon pet at Friday's concert at Ashley

Jazz Night at the Blue Window on Saturday

on June 22, 2012 - 12:58am
 
The Blue Window will host a Jazz Night featuring the Ryan Finn Jazz Trio 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 23.   
 
Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.   
 
Finn recently moved back to Northern New Mexico after seven years teaching and performing music on the island nation of St. Lucia in the West Indies.
 
He plays trombone, Andy Zadrozny will play upright bass, and Loren Bienvenue will play th drums. 
 
Finn has performed with St. Lucian jazz icons Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Allison Marquis, Richardo Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald "Boo' Hinkson.

Friday is Los Alamos Daily Post Night at Los Alamos County Concert Series at Ashley Pond!

on June 21, 2012 - 11:19am
By Russ Gordon
 
This Friday night, June 22 is Los Alamos Daily Post Night. This fantastic new website that specializes in local news is a new sponsor to our Series.
 
Please check out their site www.ladailypost.com and come and meet their staff Friday.
 
This Friday we’ll be at Ashley Pond with one of the great Texas entertainers of our time. Guy Forsyth is known for his great live shows.
 
He’s outrageously funny, as well as raucous, rowdy, gritty and full of hope. Guy plays folk, country, rock, blues, Americana and Tin Pan Alley.
 
Check out his website at www.guyforsyth.com

Rotary Club Sponsors Sunday's Deborah Beene Memorial Award-Winners Concert

on June 18, 2012 - 7:10am

Jin Park, left, and Dalton Smith wait for the Deborah Beene Memorial Award-Winners Concert to begin Sunday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos hosted the annual concert. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

David Li plays a piece by Samuel Barber. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bryant Letellier plays Sontata in A Minor on his trombone. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Jin Park plays a piece by Maria Theresa Von Paradis. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Susan Hargreaves, a soprano, sings In dem Shatten. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Concert Series Entertains Community for 22 Years

on June 17, 2012 - 12:20pm

Concert Promoter Russ Gordon of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Friday's concert featuring The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Summer’s here and every Friday night, big hunks of the population of Los Alamos can be found at the current Los Alamos Summer Concert Series show of the week, also known as the Gordon’s Concert.

Russ Gordon, father of the Concert Series, has been providing great free concerts in Los Alamos for 22 years.

Gordon didn’t start out to be a concert promoter. It just sort of happened.

Gordon was exercising his fanatical

Gordons Concert Draws Record Crowd

on June 16, 2012 - 1:14pm

The Police Experience play Ashley Pond as part of the Friday Night Concert Series where an esitmated 2,500 people turned out to hear the band play. Many people also participated in the Relay for Life walk around Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

The Police Experience start their first set for the Friday Night Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

Pat Cherry, guitarist for The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

DJ Paddy Mac mans the KTAO table at the Friday Night Concert series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador

Public Invited to 2012 Opera Season Preview

on June 12, 2012 - 1:35pm

SFO News:

Well known soloist Alicia Solomon of Los Alamos will present highlights of the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season at 7 p.m., Thursday June 14 at Mesa Public Library.

The 2012 season runs June 29 - Aug. 25 and will feature five new productions, including three new to the Santa Fe Opera's repertoire.

The season opens with Tosca, featuring the American debut of renowned soprano Amanda Echalaz.

Bizet's stunning opera The Pearl Fishers will be performed for the first time in Santa Fe.

The season also features the world premiere of the new critical edition of Rossini's Maometto II with

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Police Fans Will Love Friday's Summer Concert

on June 12, 2012 - 7:21am

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on www.policeexperience.com or on youtube and you’ll agree

Community Winds in Semi-Finals for American Prize

on June 11, 2012 - 11:41pm

The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as one of two semi-finalists for the 2012 American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert band Performance - Community Division.

"This is a tremendous honor and one which would not have been possible if it weren't for your dedication and musicianship and that of many former members over the past 12 years," Director Ted Vives said.

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

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Celebrity Models and Vocalists Entertain Sold Out Crowd during Opera Guild Fashion Show at Blue Window Bistro Sunday

on June 11, 2012 - 3:20pm

Anna Caspersen, left, her celebrity model husband Roland Caspersen and Opera Guild President Mary Cummings at The Blue Window Bistro during Sunday's musical fashion show. Julia Fair, Alicia Solomon and Jess Cullinan performed at the elegant event at which 11 local celebrities modeled fashions by Uli's. The Blue Window Bistro partnered with the Los Alamos Opera Guild and the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera on this event, providing savory hor d'oeuvres, desserts and a variety of wines. Proceeds from the sold out event benefit the Opera Guilds. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Jin Park Hosts Concert for Charity at 6:30 p.m. Friday

on June 11, 2012 - 10:11am

Jin Park performs Friday evening at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Photo by Don Taylor

By Carol A. Clark

Jin Park will perform in his senior recital at 6:30 p.m., Friday June 15 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. 

The well-known local musician is hoping many people will turn out for this very special event.

"Music has been such an influence in my life. Before leaving for school in the fall, I wanted to share what music has come to mean to me after all these years," Park said.

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Scenes from Saturday's 'Bagpipes in the Park Concert'

on June 10, 2012 - 12:31pm

The Order of the Thistle Pipes and Drums performed in Santa Fe Saturday at the annual "Bagpipes in the Park Concert" on the lawn of the Federal Court House in Santa Fe. The band is sponsored by the Scottish Rite of Santa Fe. Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Submitted by Joel M. Williams

In honor of the bagpipers' pride, I offer:
 
"The Bagpiper's Tale; a Personal Testimony*

As a bagpiper, I’m often called upon to play at weddings, military events, and funerals.
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Downtown Concert Kicks Off ChamberFest

on June 10, 2012 - 6:01am

Greg Abate (saxophone) and the Pete Amahl Trio play jazz for Los Alamos County's Gordons Concert Series Friday night in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Concert goers listen to the bebop of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Andrew Justus and Ronnie Bell take in the smooth sounds of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Greg Abate takes a brief pause from playing his saxophone. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Denise Lane, owner of Dixie Girl, passes out sample menus to concert goers from the window sill of her restaurant.

Rotary Club Concert to Feature Beene Memorial Music Competition Winners June 17 at Fuller Lodge

on June 9, 2012 - 7:14am

ROTARY News:

Monica Poston (First Prize 2012)

Fuller Lodge will resonate with music on June 17 when the Los Alamos Rotary Club presents a Fathers’ Day concert performed by 12 award winners of the annual Deborah Beene Memorial Music Competitions.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.

These popular annual concerts showcase the superb musical talents developed by young Los Alamos musicians, a number of whom pursue professional careers in music.

Dalton Smith (Second Prize 2012)

The June 17 concert will include performances by the three winners of the 2012 Beene Music

Musical Fashion Show At Blue Window Sunday

on June 8, 2012 - 1:14am

A Musical Fashion Show: Putting on the Glitz: Guys, Gals, and Musical Divas is set for 3 p.m., Sunday June 10 at the Blue Window Bistro.

Celebrity Models include: Superintendent Gene Schmidt (Los Alamos Public Schools), Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Paul Cook (LANB), Denise McCoy (Aquatic Center), Samara Fellows (ENMU Student), Anny Huysman (Bethlehem Lutheran Church), Janet McMillian (LANL), Janet Bettinger (Los Alamos County Departmet of Public Utilities) and Samantha Fenner.

Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 per couple for special hors

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Pete Amahl Trio Plays Downtown Friday

on June 6, 2012 - 11:43am

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer. Courtesy

By Russ Gordon

Things are happening this summer in Los Alamos. You haven’t noticed? Well, just follow me a minute.

The Friday night concerts have been having great crowds. Our first show was May 18 at the Kite Fest and we had about 600 folks out there.

The Red Elvises concert on May 25 drew around 2,500 people and last week’s Laurie Lewis bluegrass/folk concert drew about 1,500 folks. OK? We got more.

Last Friday was the start of what is called on Facebook as “Los Alamos Friday Night.” Check out the site.

Some businesses are

In Honor of Today's Transit of Venus...

on June 5, 2012 - 11:43am

Bananarama from the 80s: Venus

Don't forget to vote today. Join the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening for up to the minute election results and live (well, nearly live) candidate and news-maker interviews from the Los Alamos County Justice Center.

View the Transit of Venus starting at 4:30 p.m. from the Bradbury Museum, UNM-Los Alamos and PEEC. 

Special protective sunglasses may be purchased to view the Sun from Otowi Station Bookstore and PEEC. 

Missing today's event means waiting 100 plus years for the next one ... that's a long wait.

Craig Martin Experience Jazzes Up Mission Fundraiser

on June 5, 2012 - 11:11am
Even the youngest set grooves on good jazz. Gloria Marksteiner watches her dad, Quinn Marksteiner, left, of the Craig Martin Experience, take a solo during a jazz concert Saturday night at White Rock Baptist Church. Carl Hagelberg, center, and Craig Martin perform along with, not in photo: John Frary, Rob Heineman and Mike Rogers. The event was a fundraiser for the Church's mission work with the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon area in Mexico. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost
John Frary on the drums. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost
Rob Heineman on bass.

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