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In And Around Town: Jan. 24, 2020

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The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements

FRIDAY Jan 24

6-Word Story Slam — Unique & Connected:

Friday, Jan. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. How would you describe your unique and connected life in a 6-word story? The 6-word story was inspired by Ernest Hemingway taking up a bar bet to write a novel in 6 words. Hemingway’s response: “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” Besides making the telling of your journey easier, this six-word challenge helps people


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Los Alamos Choral Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary Concert At The Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. 

The chorus was founded informally in 1943 by Manhattan Project scientists, and will be giving this gala anniversary concert in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $15 for adults, and students are free. The Conductor is Steven Paxton, Kay


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Los Alamos High School Bel Canto Treble Choir Performs At 2020 All-State Honors Choir At Popejoy Hall

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS

By CELINA LONG

LAHS Choir Booster Member

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir, under the direction of Jason Rutledge, had the privilege of performing by invitation as the 2020 All-State Honors Choir at Popejoy Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, in Albuquerque before a full audience of their peers and music educators.

Equally significant and meaningful was the fact that this was the first all female Honors Choir invited to perform at this event in more than 30 years. The theme of the concert


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Play With Clay At Fuller Lodge Beginning Jan. 31

 

Courtesy photo

ART News:

Play with Clay is a new five-week clay art and wellness experience open to everyone age 14 and older.

The classes begin 3-6 p.m., Jan 31 at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

The Art Center Clay Studio will allow participants the opportunity to learn about wellness, coping skills and the benefits of art making, while being creative in the clay studio.

Sessions include mental health wellness education and clay instruction led by local art therapy interns Jane McConnell and Lauren Sherwood. New participants are welcome every week but must reserve


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The Lensic: International Guitar Night Feb. 7

Master guitarist Mike Dawes. Photo by Larry Dimarzio

LPAC News:

SANTA FE — The Lensic presents International Guitar Night Friday, Feb. 7, an evening of acoustic music by four guitar masters:

  • Mike Dawes – England – contemporary guitar virtuoso, known for performing multiple parts simultaneously on one guitar using unique extended and micro-techniques.
  • Cenk Erdogan – Turkey – master of the fretless guitar, known for his intriguing, exotic style and engaging on-stage personality.
  • Olli Soikkeli – Finland – soulful, dexterous jazz guitarist called one of the “worthiest current-day successors

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Watch ‘These Are the Voyages’ At Nature Center Tonight!

PEEC News:
The community is invited to watch “These Are the Voyages” at 7 p.m. today in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin, or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. We will highlight three such endeavors with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience, and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation at this event. Join Peter Polko for an introduction to these


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Plan 4 Jazz Quartet At Bathtub Row Saturday

MUSIC News:

The Plan 4 jazz quartet performs 7-10 p.m., Saturday at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

The Plan 4 jazz quartet plays a range from jazz standards to contemporary compositions, arrangements and interpretations.

Plan 4 is comprised of Los Alamos musicians Jim Gattiker (sax), John Frary (drums) Carl Greeff (Guitar) and Dave Rogers (bass). 


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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $850,000 In Grants To GallupARTS And Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), announced Tuesday that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $100,000 to gallupARTS to support a digital project to increase public engagement and $750,000 to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for a grant-matching fund to encourage private support for a humanities project.

These grants will support New Mexico’s creative economy.

“New Mexico’s unique landscapes and rich history has inspired artists for generations—from trailblazers


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Kehar Koslowsky And Robert Tweeten Perform Feb. 28

Mezzo soprano Kehar Koslowsky and pianist Robert Tweeten perform Feb. 28 at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Mezzo soprano Kehar Koslowsky and pianist Robert Tweeten perform 5:30-6:15 p.m., Feb. 28 for the TGIF Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave.

Admission is free and open to all; a freewill offering will be accepted.

Program:

A Unconventional Cabaret

  • Sweeter Than Roses – Henry Purcell
  • Music for a While – Henry Purcell
  • Dear Pretty Youth – Henry Purcell
  • Les Chemins de L’Amour – Francis Poulenc

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NHCC Launches History Festival: ‘Mundos de Mestizaje’

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present its first History Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22.

This multigenerational event will include workshops, lectures, temporary murals, middle and high school contests and other events for all ages. 

All events are inspired by the theme of mundos de mestizaje and the famous buon fresco of the same name, by artist Frederico Vigil. “Mundos de Mestizaje,” one of the largest concave murals in North America, depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history, from Europe to Mesoamerica to the U.S. Southwest, illustrating


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Community Invited To Diversity Week Events Jan. 19-24

International dances will be performed during Diversity Week Jan. 19-24. Courtesy photo

Book Club readings 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

One Los Alamos News:

One Los Alamos invites the community to celebrate Diversity Week Jan. 19-24, 2020, proclaimed by the County, with a series of art and cultural events.

All events are free and open to all.

One Los Alamos Books by Women of Color Book Club:

  • 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, Rooms 2&3, 3rd floor

This is an ongoing book club open to all. Can’t always commit to a book club? You


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‘The Neverending Story’ Is Truly Magical At LALT

Ygamul the Many and her children are menacing but somehow adorable in ‘The Neverending Story’. Photo by Zachery Baker

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON

Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Adults, bring every available kid. Kids, drag your adults to this show. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story,” opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center and it’s truly magical.

The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by Mimi Adams. Adams has a lot of experience directing kids and it really pays off in this production.

A huge cast of around 30,


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PEEC: Evening Of Family Fun Jan. 14

PEEC hosts its monthly Family Star Party and Family Night are Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Jan. 14 for an evening of family fun.

The night will kick off with a Family Star Party in the planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night. Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s sponsors: New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

At the Family


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Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 

Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic


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