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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/
Aaron Anderson, keyboards; Rob Heineman, bass; John Frary, drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Carl Hagelberg blows.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mike Rogers, guitar, Quinn Marksteiner, alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg, trumpet; Craig Martin, tenor saxophone.
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‘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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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


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
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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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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


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



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.

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
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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.