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Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on June 13, 2016 - 5:28pm
The Honey Island Swamp Band performed Friday for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Sam Price of Honey Island Swamp Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Aaron Wilkinson on acoustic guitar. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Check it out kids! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Concert picnic. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New to the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Daily Postcard: Honey Island Swamp Band Plays Pond

on June 12, 2016 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: The Honey Island Swamp Band performing Friday Night At Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Open The Door To Understanding Opera

on June 10, 2016 - 3:03pm

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos will offer an Introduction to Opera class starting 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 13 and taught by Dennis Davies-Wilson and Greg Schneider.

For those who are curious about opera, or wishing to understand the allure of the world famous Santa Fe Opera or Bandelier National Monument’s annual Opera on the Rocks, this is the perfect learning opportunity. The initial class will provide an overview of the subject, then each subsequent class will focus on one of the operas of the 2016 Santa Fe Opera season. There will be two opportunities to attend dress rehearsals as well.

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Begins With Los Alamos Community Winds

on June 6, 2016 - 10:20am

Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy photo



The Los Alamos Community Winds is opening the 2016 Tuesdays at the Pond, June 7, with a mix of popular music of today and yesteryear, marches and patriotic tunes.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. so bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoys some great music with the Los Alamos Community Winds.

Los Alamos Community Winds is a wind ensemble made up of members of the Los Alamos community. It is comprised of both amateur and professional musicians of all ages and backgrounds from middle and high school students to retirees.


Aaron Lee Tasjan Band Plays Ashley Pond Tonight

on June 3, 2016 - 6:51am

Aaron Lee Tasjan Band plays the pond at 7 tonight. Courtesy photo


Tonight at 7 p.m., the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents a very special concert starring the fantastic Aaron Lee Tasjan Band. Not only is he a fantastic singer-songwriter but he’s playing at the gorgeous Ashley Pond Park with a hot, hot band AND the show is FREE!

His early inspiration came from the Beatles and seeing Ted Nugent in concert at an early age but wait… after expanding his musical horizons he grew to love the great Texas outlaw singers.

Coro de Camara Presents ‘Circle Of Life’

on June 2, 2016 - 4:01pm
Coro de Camara. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The final Coro de Camara concerts of the season will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe and at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the United Church in Los Alamos.  

The program, called “Circle of Life,” is a celebration in sung and spoken word.  It touches upon the complexities, cycles, and ebb and flow that we experience on our journey through life.  

Eric Whitacre’s lovely Five Hebrew Songs will be presented, along with stirring musical selections that deal with aspects of the human condition such as birth,

Pajarito’s Biggest Summer Event Saturday

on May 31, 2016 - 9:24am

Scene from Summerfest 2015. Courtesy photo


  • Beer Festival, Live Music and Mountain Bike Race

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will kick off its summer season this Saturday with Summerfest, one of the mountain’s biggest events of the year.

The festival includes the New Mexico Craft BrewFest, two concerts, a downhill bike race, lift-served hiking and biking, a disc golf tournament and more. Summerfest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer.

The June 4 event begins at 9 a.m. with the downhill bike race and lift-served hiking and biking.

Introducing The Los Alamos Early Music Ensemble

on May 29, 2016 - 11:32am

Hear Russ Gordon Lay Out Summer Concert Band Lineup On Voice Of Los Alamos At Noon Today

on May 27, 2016 - 9:06am

Concert promoter Russ Gordon. File photo


Tune in to The Voice of Los Alamos at noon today on 101.5 FM to hear Bonnie Gordon of the Los Alamos Daily Post interview longtime Los Alamos concert promoter Russ Gordon.

Gordon details his band lineup including the blues and rock band “Slick” Nick Schnebelen from Kansas City, which plays at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park.

HillStrummers Ukulele Singalong Friday May 27

on May 27, 2016 - 7:00am
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The HillStrummers Ukulele group will hold "The Doug Lier Memorial Day Singalong" of patriotic songs at 11 a.m. today on the Smith's Marketplace Terrace (or the "Produce " Lobby, weather dependent).

The community is invited to join us in this unique Memorial Day Weekend event. Song sheets will be available.

Captain Douglas W. Lier USNR-Ret.:
In 1955 US Navy Ensign Doug Lier was sent to Los Alamos after sea duty in the Korean War Conflict.

LAHS's Nora Scott Gives Senior Voice Recital At Fuller Lodge Friday, May 27

on May 26, 2016 - 11:46pm


Nora Scott, graduating with the 2016 senior class of Los Alamos High School, will perform a voice recital at 1 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge. 

Scott was a member of Los Alamos High School premier choir Schola Cantorum that has performed at the Lincoln Center and throughout Europe. She also has taken voice lessons from Alicia Solomon for the past two years.

Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Events And Shows For 2016-17 Season

on May 24, 2016 - 7:23am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2016-17 season.

ACCT Summer Workshops

ACCT's jam-packed season begins in August with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops are 9-11 a.m., Aug. 1-5 in two locations at the high school. The Dance, Acting and Music workshops are in the Topper Theater Monday-Wednesday. The workshops will then move to Smith Auditorium Thursday-Friday for the Stagecraft/Prop and Makeup workshops.

ACCT Director

Poetry In Song On Memorial Day At United Church

on May 23, 2016 - 10:43am

Rotary's Deborah Beene Music Award Winners 2016

on May 23, 2016 - 7:44am

The Rotary – Deborah Beene Music Award Competition winners. from left, Theodore Warner, Irene Kwon, Jamie Philp, Grace Kim and Brian Johnson. Photo by Ed Van Eeckhout


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently held auditions for the annual Deborah Beene Music Award competition. 

The award was established in the memory of Deborah Beene, daughter of Donald and Sara Beene, a violin and piano student who died while enrolled in school here in December 1973. 

The award is intended to assist 9th-12th grade Los Alamos High School students in their musical growth.

Community Winds Presents 'The Planets' Tonight In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 12:54pm
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Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will take the audience on an interplanetary adventure at tonight’s concert. The centerpiece of the concert is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op 39 (1918).

The work is based on astrology, rather than astronomy.

A short book by Alan Leo called “What is a Horoscope?” suggested to Holst the possibilities for musically interpreting the influences of each planet.

Kite Festival Underway Noon-5 p.m. Today & Sunday

on May 21, 2016 - 7:37am
Scene from a previous kite building workshop. File photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Kite Festival launches this weekend. The festival is a 19-year tradition, which showcases expert flyers who perform dizzy aerial acrobatic moves with sophisticatedly constructed kites as well as simple, hand-made paper kites piloted enthusiastically by young children.


A kite flyer gets creative during a previous kite building workshop. File photo
The festival welcomes and embraces anyone and everyone who enjoys this classic summertime activity.

Los Alamos Olions Clean Up At Popejoy Awards!

on May 8, 2016 - 11:28pm

Los Alamos High School Olion Devon Mccleskey wins Best Actor at this evening's Popejoy Awards in Albuquerque. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS drama teacher David Daniel dedicated his Best Director win to Rachel Saxton, the previous LAHS drama teacher. Best Actor winner Devon Mccleskey moves on to the Jimmy Awards (high school Tony's) on Broadway in New York. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS Drama teacher David Daniel wins Best Director at this evening's Popejoy Awards. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Josh Vigil and Lauren Partin win Directors Choice Choir. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Staff Report

The Los Alamos

Opera Announces 2017 Season And Prepares For 60th Anniversary

on May 6, 2016 - 6:39pm
Music critic and former Los Alamos Public Schools orchestra teacher, Mary Helen F. Klare, right, does a selfie with Patricia Racette, who plays Minnie, the golden girl, in Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West that opens the Santa Fe Opera season July 1. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

Los Alamos Daily Post

“Three hundred years of opera, five new productions, three new to Santa Fe, including a world premiere, and two beloved works returning to our stage.”

That in a nutshell is the repertoire for the 2017 season announced by Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles

Brown Bag Concert: Trio de Los Alamos Noon Today

on May 4, 2016 - 5:57am

Trio de Los Alamos with violinist Brian Newnam, pianist Cindy Little and cellist Shanalyn Kemme, performs at noon today in the sanctuary of the United Church. File photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council continues its 2015-2016 Brown Bag Performance Series with the Trio de Los Alamos at noon today in the sanctuary of the United Church. They will perform  works by composers Aarre Merikanto and Camille Saint-Saens.

The Trio, whose members are violinist Brian Newnam, pianist Cindy Little and cellist Shanalyn Kemme, have been playing together for 13 years.


LAHS's Presley Gao Performs Schumann Piano Concerto With New Mexico Philharmonic In Albuquerque

on May 3, 2016 - 12:05pm

Los Alamos High School freshman and pianist Presley Gao on stage to perform with the New Mexico Philharmonic April 24 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Pianist Presley Gao of Los Alamos, left, with conductor Dr. Daniel Cummings at the reception after the concert. Courtesy photo

Pianist Presley Gao of Los Alamos with Jackie McGehee, left, founder of the competition, and his teacher Dr. Jacquelyn Helin at the reception after the concert. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 9th grade student Presley Gao took the stage April 24 in the First United Methodist Church of Albuquerque

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents Spring Concert

on May 2, 2016 - 8:18am

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo


The Sangre de Cristo Chorale has been exciting audiences with performances in Santa Fe and Los Alamos for 38 years.

This year the singers in the Chorale welcomed eight apprentices from three high schools – Santa Fe High, Pojoaque High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts – to sing as full members of the chorale. An important element of the chorale’s mission is helping young singers learn that singing a diverse classical repertoire can enrich their lives and create community through song. 

With Andrew Schmidt as the new

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents 'Radiant Spring' Concert May 7-8

on April 30, 2016 - 7:31am
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Photo by Richard Huelster
SDCC News:
Capping its first year with music director Andrew Schmidt, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its spring concert, “Radiant Spring,” over Mother’s Day weekend.
The 38-year-old chorale will perform at 7 p.m., May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, in Los Alamos, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, in Santa Fe.
The concert’s pieces will celebrate light, love and passion.

Atomic City Children's Theater presents Disney The Lion King KIDS At Pinon This Weekend!

on April 29, 2016 - 3:05pm


ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater are proud to present their production of Disney The Lion King KIDS. All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film and hit Broadway musical are here – Simba, Nala, Scar, Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu, and of course, the Rafikis!

Disney The Lion King Jr. will be presented this Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

LASO Presents All Russian Concert With Guest Soloist Cármelo de los Santos

on April 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
Cármelo de los Santos performs tonight with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Leko Machado
Conductor David Chavez leads the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal Monday evening in the LAHS Band Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an All-Russian concert this evening at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

Conductor David Chavez has chosen an exciting all-Russian program with the Festive Overture of Dimitri Shostakovich, the Violin Concerto in D Minor of Aram Khachaturian

UNM-LA Hosts Free Jazz Concert Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 11:54am
Lenny Tischler stands in front of a mural on the UNM-LA campus. Tischler is an adjunct lecturer at the college. He also teaches jazz in Santa Fe. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
Lenny Tischler will perform “Freedom Work: Folk Forms and Variations” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Student Center (Building 2) at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
The public is invited to attend this free performance, which serves as the culmination of UNM-LA’s “April is for the Arts” celebration.
“Freedom Work” evolved from a single piece to a 5-part suite over the course of two decades.