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Pipe Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on August 22, 2016 - 10:05am

The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band's logo on the bass drum. Photo by TK Thompson

MUSIC News:

Weather permitting, The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band is set to perform 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park.

The band is committed to promoting the listening pleasure and ongoing education of bagpipe music and invites the community to attend this free event.

Relay For Life Night At Ashley Pond Park Friday

on August 21, 2016 - 7:36am
Walkers circle Ashley Pond at Friday's Annual Relay for Life, which raises funds to fight cancer. This is the 30th annual event in Los Alamos. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen admires an item at the Silent Auction. Maassen is one of the organizers of the event. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs during Relay for Life Night at Friday's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Two-steppin'. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
Silent auction treasures. Bonnie J.

David King Dunaway On Musicians And The Blacklist

on August 20, 2016 - 7:09am

David King Dunaway. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Noted historian and broadcaster David King Dunaway will speak at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Upstairs Rotunda. His talk is entitled Force and Violins.

Force and Violins was first presented to the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center in 2008, on the subject of systematic persecution of folksingers in the United States in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

Through the Benjamin A.

Jim Lauderdale And Higher Ground Perform Tonight

on August 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
Jim Lauderdale performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

Lauderdale will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Also on the bill is local bluegrass band Higher Ground. The concert is part of the free Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s

Unitarian Church: ‘Songs For A Summer Evening’ Friday

on August 16, 2016 - 5:38pm

UNITARIAN CHURCH News:

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is presenting “Songs for a Summer Evening,” a concert celebrating the grand opening of its new building. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Quartetto Enérgico will play works by Haydn and Mozart. The quartet features Rachel Hixson and Lee Harvey on violins, Kathy Gursky on viola, and Jim Knudson on cello. Sopranos Jess Cullinan and Nora Cullinan will sings works by Mendelssohn, Barber and Gordon, featuring Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Nylea Butler-Moore and Cindy Little accompany on piano.

Admission to

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on August 16, 2016 - 10:40am
Emily Gimble belts out a song at the Summer Concert Friday evening in the Pavillion at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pat Boyer and concert promoter Russ Gordon share a dance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kathy and Steve Boerigter are all smiles as they dance under the stars at Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Passing through. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
What have we here? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LALT Opens Auditions For ‘The 1940’s Radio Hour’

on August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
LALT News:
 
The Los Alamos Little Theater is holding auditions for its November production, The 1940’s Radio Hour, a musical by Walton Jones.
 
Auditions are at the Performing Arts Center 2-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14 and 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Call backs are 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The production is directed by Laurie Tomlinson and the musical director is Gretcehn Amstutz.
 
All but a couple of male roles require strong singing ability. Actors are strongly encouraged to sing something from the 1940’s Big Band era and will be asked to read scenes from the show at the auditions.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Singer Auditions For 2016-2017 Season Are Aug. 1 And 8

on August 1, 2016 - 8:49am

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale invites new members to join its ranks. All voice parts are welcome, with alto 2, tenor and bass singers especially needed.

Auditions are 7-9 p.m., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, Pope Hall, 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.

Auditioning singers are asked to bring a short classical piece, and to be prepared for some sight singing and brief vocalizations.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Performs In Evita

on July 30, 2016 - 10:22pm

Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H., which opened Friday night. Cooper graduated from LAHS in 2013 and is a senior this year at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, second from right, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, NH. Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far

Events Schedule For 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on July 30, 2016 - 8:28am

Mariachis will perform live at the 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!. Photo by Hal Davis

STARS News:

The 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. Last year the event sold out. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced an exciting schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, which takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 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.

Summer Concert Features Blues At Rover Park Tonight

on July 29, 2016 - 8:53am
The Peterson Brothers play the blues at 7 p.m. today at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Clark/Stagelight Productions

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Today's free Summer Concert features “The Peterson Brothers” at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they

Santa Fe Opera Brings Home A New ‘Capriccio’

on July 28, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ben Bliss (Flamand), Craig Verm (The Count), Amanda Majeski (The Countess) and members of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
1. Amanda Majeski (The Countess) in ‘Capriccio’ (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
And CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
High on the list of the world’s most creative accomplishments by an artist working late in life, Richard Strauss’s Capriccio was first produced in 1942, when Strauss was 78. Not seen in Santa Fe since 1992, a rousing new production of Capriccio was welcomed back this week  to the

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Singer Auditions For 2016-17 Season Aug. 1 And 8

on July 26, 2016 - 8:30pm
Auditions are Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 for the Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo
 
SDCC News:
 
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale invites new members to join its ranks. All voice parts are welcome, with alto 2, tenor and bass singers especially needed.
 
Auditions are 7-9 p.m., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, Pope Hall, 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.
 
Auditioning singers are asked to bring a short classical piece, and to be prepared for some sight singing and brief vocalizations.

Tuesdays At The Pond: Canciones Españolas Tonight

on July 26, 2016 - 8:27am

LACDC News:

Tuesdays at the Pond tonight features "Canciones Españolas - with Christina Martos, Carlos Archuleta, Andre Garcia-Nuthman and Franz Vote". The repertoire for this program is classical Spanish Art Song and Zarzuela, featuring music from Spain and various Latin-American countries.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy “Canciones Espanolas”. Tuesdays at the Pond brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening through Aug. 9.

The Los Alamos

Los Alamos Concert Association: 2016-17 Season

on July 24, 2016 - 3:21pm

Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet opens the LACA concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

 

LACA presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

 

Hailed as the greatest American violinist active today, Joshua Bell performs Feb. 3 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Chris Lee

 

LACA News:

 

A violin super star, a Grammy-winning guitar quartet, and a recipient of the piano world’s “genius grant” are just some of the pleasures in store during the upcoming season of the Los

Scenes From Ashley Pond Park Friday

on July 23, 2016 - 9:07am

A crowd fills Ashley Pond Park Friday for the summer concert. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tossing the Frisbee Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene at Ashley Pond Park Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC Director of Support Services Marc Witkowski hosts the Los Alamos Medical Center booth Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene at Ashley Pond Park Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guitarist Diego Figueiredo Plays Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 22, 2016 - 10:03am

Russ Gordon, ‘Diego (Figueiredo) will possibly be the greatest guitarist to play Los Alamos.’ Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Brazilian music, classical and jazz maestro, Diego Figueiredo will play a FREE concert at the Ashley Pond Pavillion in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. today.

The concert is this week's production of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series (www.gordonssummerconcerts.com.) Diego will possibly be the greatest guitarist to play Los Alamos. Check him out on Youtube or his website www.diegofigueiredo.

Santa Fe Opera’s Roméo et Juliette Hits Right Notes

on July 22, 2016 - 8:18am
Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Stephen Costello (Roméo) in ‘Roméo et Juliette’ (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
Susan Vishmid (dancer), Tim Mix (Capulet), and Beth Miller (dancer) in ‘Roméo et Juliette) (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
And CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post

What is not to like about the Santa Fe Opera’s first production of French composer Charles Gounod’s 150-year-old opera, Roméo et Juliette?

Opening night on Saturday introduced a work of passionately clashing circles of romantic love and social hatred, ecstasy and oppression, sunrise and

Guitar Concert Feaures Los Alamos Native July 26

on July 22, 2016 - 7:19am
Classical guitarist Mohit Dubey. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The sounds of classical guitar will waft through Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, as Los Alamos native Mohit Dubey presents a live concert in the Upstairs Rotunda and Art Gallery.

Dubey is a young classical guitarist and physicist-in-the-making. A student of Roberto Capocchi at New Mexico School for the Arts and Stephen Aron at Oberlin Conservatory, Mohit has played concerts across the world - from Santa Fe to Italy to Jordan.

L.A. Junction Performs At Ashley Pond Aug. 2

on July 21, 2016 - 9:22am

Auditioning Tenors & Basses For 2016-17 Coro de Cámara Season

on July 20, 2016 - 10:13am
Coro de Cámara News:
 
Coro de Cámara is a long-standing chamber chorus based in Los Alamos and Santa Fe. It is dedicated to presenting diverse choral programs of high caliber to audiences in both cities.

We are currently auditioning tenors and basses for the upcoming season. If you have excellent pitch, sight-reading skills, and musicality, please consider scheduling an audition.
 
To learn more about Coro de Cámara or auditions, please complete the online inquiry form at www.corodecamara-nm.org or leave a message for Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore at 505.695.6037.

YMCA Camp Performance July 26

on July 20, 2016 - 10:06am
YMCA News:
 
Please join us for an adventure through the past, as we experience the music of the 1920’s up to the 1970’s at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Barranca Elementary School Gym, 57 Loma Del Escolar St. in Los Alamos.
 
RSVP to Ashley Sullivan at 505.412.5218.

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Los Alamos Light Opera Tonight

on July 19, 2016 - 2:36pm

 

LACD News:

This week Tuesdays at the Pond features Los Alamos Light Opera. Join us for a night of Broadway favorites, including some wonderful children performances from Annie and The Sound of Music. Other Broadway numbers include songs from Brigadoon, A Man of No Importance, South Pacific, Pippin, Pete's Dragon, Les Miserables, The Fantasticks, The Music Man, Carousel, and Oklahoma. Sit back and enjoy some Broadway in Los Alamos!

The concert is tonight, Tuesday, July 19 and begins at 7:00 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy the Los Alamos Light Opera!

RUNA Celtic Music Band Plays Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 15, 2016 - 8:46am
RUNA band members from left, Cheryl Prashker, Maggie Estes White, Shannon Lambert-Ryan, David Curley and Fionán de Barra play at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
RUNA wins Best World/Traditional Song Award. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Promoter

RUNA, a Celtic all-star band from the U.S., Ireland and Canada is playing at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos.

This is a FREE CONCERT.

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