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Tuesdays At The Pond Features Wise Fool Tonight

on July 12, 2016 - 10:52am

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CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

This week Tuesdays at the Pond features Wise Fool. Tightrope walking, clowning, acrobatics, puppets, and of course a bit of magic will delight and tickle everyone at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 12 at Ashley Pond Park.

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy the antics of Wise Fool!

Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through Aug. 9. It brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening.

The Los Alamos Creative District directs a variety of programs that

PEEC: New Laser Light Shows July 31 - Aug. 7

on July 11, 2016 - 10:01am
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing all new Laser Light Shows to the Los Alamos Nature Center July 31 through Aug. 7.
 
Choose from up to four different shows each day. Enjoy laser shows choreographed to music as a full-dome experience in the nature center planetarium.
 
With 14 unique laser light shows, there is truly something for everyone. Music fans will love to see how laser light transforms their favorite bands in Laser Rock, Laser Retro, and Laser Viny.

Back With A Vengeance … Don Giovanni Scores At Santa Fe Opera

on July 10, 2016 - 7:35am
A goreous sunset posed for the opening of Don Giovanni at the Santa Fe Opera July 3. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
Daniel Okulitch (Don Giovanni) and Solomoan Howard (Commendatore) in 'Don Giovanni'. (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS and CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Brazilian-born Ron Daniels’ bold staging and direction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni takes a great work and makes it greater.

The Good, The Bad And The Sbagliato*

on July 7, 2016 - 7:31pm
Patricia Racette (Minnie), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Dick Johnson) and ensemble cast in ‘The Girl of the Golden West’. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
Gwyn Hughes Jones (Dick Johnson) and Patricia Racette (Minnie) in ‘The Girl of the Golden West’  Photo by  Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016

 

BY ROGER SNODGRASS AND CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post

  • For its Diamond (60th) Anniversary Santa Fe Opera goes for the gold

One of the great all-time Italian comic operas, Giacomo Puccini’s Fanciulla del West takes place in a small-mining camp during the early days of the California gold

Pajarito And Gordon's Concert Series Features Grayson Capps 7 p.m. Friday

on July 7, 2016 - 3:23pm

Songwriter and musician Grayson Capps takes center stage this Friday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy photo

CONCERT News:

  • FREE Concert Begins at 7 p.m.

American songwriter and musician Grayson Capps will take center stage this Friday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area as part of the popular Gordon's Summer Concert Series. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

Capps' music, which has been described as "soulful," "gritty" and "swampy" was inspired by Capps' experiences in the South, where he grew up. Friday's concert will mark the first time the rock 'n roller has been to

Unitarian Church Presents Jim Scott In Concert

on July 5, 2016 - 7:55pm

Singer-songwriter Jim Scott

UNITARIAN CHURCH News:

Singer-songwriter Jim Scott brings his “Pete Seeger Songfest” to the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15 at 1738 N. Sage St. Admission is $15 at the door.

Scott’s concert in Los Alamos will focus on the music of the late folk legend, Pete Seeger. Scott collaborated on many projects with Seeger, and leads a celebration of Seeger's and his own songs of earth, justice and peace. A prolific composer in his own right, Scott's guitar skill and infectious manner brought Seeger to call him “some kind of magician.”

Formerly a

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Undercover Gangsta & The Soft Vatos 7 p.m. Today!

on July 5, 2016 - 11:53am

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CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

This week Tuesdays at the Pond features Undercover Gangsta & the Soft Vatos. Collin McClenahan and Jake Bonn and are both from Los Alamos and play acoustic versions of rock and punk songs.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy Undercover Gangsta & the Soft Vatos.

Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through Aug. 9. It brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening.

The Los Alamos Creative District directs a

Hilltopper Marching Band Performs In National Parade

on July 3, 2016 - 9:28am

Los Alamos Hilltopper Marching Band. File photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Marching Band is set to perform at noon, July 4, in the National Independence Day Parade on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The Hilltopper Marching Band, which left for the nation’s capital Friday, was selected by Gov. Susana Martinez to represent the State of New Mexico in the National Independence Day Parade. More than 50 student-performers in the Hilltopper Marching Band are making the trip to Washington, D.C.

The Los Alamos students’ appearance in the National Independence Day Parade is one

LAHS’s Devon McCleskey Wins 2016 Jimmy Award!

on July 3, 2016 - 8:20am

2016 Jimmy Award winner Devon McCleskey, front row at right. Courtesy/Terry S. Davis

Devon McCleskey, center, performs in New York. Courtesy/Terry S. Davis

COMMUNITY News:

Actor Devon McCleskey of Los Alamos High School has won a 2016 Jimmy Award.

The eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards were held Monday at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York. McCleskey won for ‘Best Performance in the Ensemble’. 

McCleskey competed at the Jimmys following his win as Best Actor at the Popejoy Awards in May in Albuquerque.

The Jimmy™ Award is named in honor of James M.

Hill Strummers Kick Off Patriotic Holiday At Sombrillo

on July 2, 2016 - 8:17am

Strumming fun kicks off the 4th of July holiday weekend Friday morning and some of the BESC Hill Strummers Ukulele group enjoy a Patriotic Singalong with residents of the Sombrillo Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. Members of the group include, front row from left, Jeanette Mortensen, Jan Littleton, Patricia Rathbone, Janet Harris and Doris Ford, standing. Back row from left, Ruth Lier, Elise Lee, Linnea Ohlsen and Gerry Ohlsen. Courtesy photo

 

Two Local Bands At Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 1, 2016 - 2:02pm
DK Warner, left, and Eddy Partridge will play tonight at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo
 

Music News:

Go local tonight with DK & the Affordables and Eddy & the Nomads at 7 p.m. tonight at Ashley Pond. It's the next Los Alamos Summer Concert, sponsored by KBAC FM/Hutton Broadcasting/www.santafe.com.

DK Warner and the Affordables play roots rock and rockabilly. Eddy Partridge and the Nomads play roots rock and classic rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

"Both bands are from Los Alamos and are two of the best and most fun groups in town," Promoter Russ Gordon said.

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U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Sends Letter To Topper Band

on June 30, 2016 - 12:01pm

Tuesdays At The Pond Features An Evening Of Opera

on June 27, 2016 - 1:23pm
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COMMUNITY News:

 

 

 

This week Tuesdays at the Pond features An Evening of Opera presented by Opera Singers, Soprano, Heather Bingham with Baritone, Tyler Oliphant and Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Morris, accompanied by Sarah Frogget.
 
The concert begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 at Ashley Pond. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoys opera favorites by Bizet, Mozart, Delibes, Floyd, Meyerbeer, and musical theater favorites from South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and others.
 
Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through August 9. It

SFOG: Meet A 21st Century Diva July 17

on June 27, 2016 - 8:56am

It Was A Craig Martin Experience At The Pond Tuesday

on June 24, 2016 - 12:41pm
Craig Martin Experience played the Pond Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Aaron Anderson, keyboards; Rob Heineman, bass; John Frary, drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Carl Hagelberg blows.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mike Rogers, guitar, Quinn Marksteiner, alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg, trumpet; Craig Martin, tenor saxophone.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on June 24, 2016 - 12:04pm
‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today! Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON, Promoter
Summer Concert Series

A traveling jazz master, Greg Abate returns to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today.

Greg plays around about 225 shows a year, all over the world. He’s been dubbed the “Prince of bebop” by the Washington Post and is one of the top saxophonists in the world. His music is mostly bebop and modern jazz fusion; the sound made famous by his early influences, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Paul Desmond.

After high school in Rhode Island, Greg studied and graduated from the famed

Tuesdays At The Pond: Craig Martin Experience Tonight

on June 21, 2016 - 5:08pm

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CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Tuesdays at the Pond continues tonight with the Craig Martin Experience under the pavillion at Ashley Pond Park.

CME celebrates the start of summer with a night of upbeat jazz at the Pond. Two hours of funky, swinging jazz from the septet including jazz classics and original tunes by band members. The concert begins at 7  p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoys some great music!

Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through Aug.

Opera Tailgate With A Jewish Twist

on June 20, 2016 - 6:59am

Rabbi Jack Shlachter is offering a brief Jewish teaching inspired by the evening's opera each Wednesday this summer. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Heading to the opera on Wednesday evenings this summer? From July 6 through Aug. 3, Rabbi Jack Shlachter of HaMakom: The Place for Passionate and Progressive Judaism in Santa Fe is offering a brief Jewish teaching inspired by the evening's opera, followed by a recitation of the traditional mourner's prayer (mourner's kaddish) in the lower parking lot of the Santa Fe Opera.

A quorum of 10 Jewish adults is required in order to say certain Jewish

CME Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion 7 p.m. Tuesday

on June 19, 2016 - 9:28pm
At 7 p.m. this Tuesday, June 21, Super Summer Solstice Spectacular with ‘SeeME’ at the Ashley Pond Pavilion! CME takes the stage for two hours of uptempo and funky jazz. It's a free concert that is part of the Tuesdays at the Pond series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. Bring dinner, a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy some cool jazz to herald the arrival of summer. Photo by Skip Wecksung
 
About CME:

A solid rhythm section, powerful horns, innovative harmonies, and a ripping repertoire...

CME is an informal group of musicians who have been playing jazz together since

Scenes From Igor & Red Elvises Rocking Ashley Pond

on June 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Mystery Man Rocks Red Elvises Concert

on June 18, 2016 - 6:33am

This mystery man is stylin' it Friday night at the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Stephanie Garcia Richard

Documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ Airs At Library Monday

on June 17, 2016 - 6:40pm

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LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library will show the music documentary Muscle Shoals at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The film is rated PG.

The Library is showing a series of music-themed movies all summer long as part of the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. All of the movies are free and open to the public. Upcoming films include Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Get On Up and Labyrinth.

You may never have heard of the Muscle Shoals recording studio, but everyone has certainly heard music that was created there. Major hits from Wilson Pickett,

SFO Apprentice Concert In Los Alamos June 26

on June 17, 2016 - 7:33am
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SFO News:
 
The Los Alamos and Espanola Valley Opera Guilds invites the community to The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Concert. This Community Concert starts at 3 p.m., Sunday June 26, at The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. 
 
Community members and friends are welcome for this free concert. Chapter guild memberships will be available. The Santa Fe Opera’s performer will be soprano Rebecca Kynski and bass-baritone Adrian Smith with pianist James Lesniak. come enjoy a sneak peak of the talent before the Festive 2016 Season Opera opens on Friday, July 1.
 

Igor & Red Elvises Bring Russian Rokenroll To Pond!

on June 16, 2016 - 9:21pm

Igor and Red Elvises play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday. Photo by Johannes Andersen

MUSIC News:

The Summer Concert Series continues with Igor and Red Elvises at 7 p.m., Friday at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring the concert.

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving.

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Continues With Savage Wizdom And Future Scars 7 p.m. Today!

on June 14, 2016 - 6:10pm

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LACDC News:

This week Savage Wizdom and Future Scars are headlining Tuesdays at the Pond at 7 p.m. today.

For those that love metal, Savage Wizdom delivers!  Inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Manowar, Savage Wizdom brings their unique and heavy sound to the masses.  Founded in 2004, surviving many lineup changes they have become a pillar of the metal scene in Santa Fe, NM. 

First releasing No Time For Mercy in 2007 and their latest highly reviewed epic, A New Beginning in 2014, they have grown into a powerhouse of a band.

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