House Bill 8: Unleashing Opportunity From The Heart And Soul Of New Mexico

House Bill 8 supporters from across New Mexico gathered Thursday with House Majority Whip Reena Szczepanski and Sen. Jeff Steinborn in the Rotunda at the Roundhouse. Courtesy/NMHD

New Mexico House Democrats News:

SANTA FE — Artists, creatives, craftspeople and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico Thursday joined House Majority Whip Reena Szczepanski (D-Santa Fe) and Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Doña Ana) in support of House Bill 8, legislation just introduced to establish a Division of Creative Industries within the State Economic Development Department to support the growth of economic Read More

Adam Hood Performs Red River Songwriters Festival Feb. 2

Singer Adam Hood


Country music artist Adam Hood is performing in the Red River Songwriters Festival in Red River starting Feb. 2, 2023.

About Adam Hood

          • Debuted at the Grand Ole Opry Oct. 22
          • Latest album – Bad Days Better album released Sept. 16
          • Peaked in the top #10 on the Americana chart
  • “Harder Stuff” ft. Miranda Lambert out now!
  • Recorded this album music at Capricorn Studios with Charlie Starr, Brit and Richard Turner from Blackberry Smoke as the band and Brent Cobb as producer. 
  • Co-wrote “Front Porch Thing” with Chris Stapleton for Little Big Town’s platinum album, Tornado. 
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Daily Postcard: Red-tailed Hawk Sits Atop Tree At Bandelier

Daily Postcard: Driving to or from Bandelier National Monument, it is not unusual to see a large bird sitting upon a telephone pole or at the top of a tree such as this Red-tailed Hawk spotted Saturday. If the bird’s head is a rich chocolatey brown, the wings a dark mottled brown, and the belly pale with a darker band, the bird you see is almost certainly a Red-tailed. Should that bird take flight while you pass by the identification could be confirmed by the bird spreading its distinctive red tail. Red-tails are among the biggest Buteo hawks in North America, second only to the Ferruginous Hawk. They’re Read More

Adobe Theater Presents ‘Inherit The Wind’ Opening March 3

Courtesy/The Adobe Theater

The Adobe Theater News:

Who hasn’t heard of the movie starring Spencer Tracy and Frederick March? And the sequel starring Michael Douglas and Jason Robards?

The Adobe Theater will present the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play, which premiered in 1955 and they are thrilled to bring 28 actors to its stage – it will be quite a feat for director James Cady. Philip J. Shortell and Paul Ford, two of Albuquerque’s finest actors, play the roles of Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan) respectively.

Joining Read More

Patrick Lysaght Kicks Off SciArt 2023 LASER Series With ‘Come Closer. Look Deeper.’ Talk & Art Experience Feb. 25

Courtesy/Patrick Lysaght

ART News:

SciArt Santa Fe is starting its 2023 LASER series with a talk and art experience by artist/engineer Patrick Lysaght entitled “Come closer. Look deeper: Fluid Flow & Crystal Growth” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Lysaght captures lyrical portraits of entropy, the paradox of exquisite structure spontaneously emerging in the world of increasing randomness and disorder.

\The event will take place at his new gallery, Entropy, where the audience will be able to see exquisite large format images of the fluid flow and crystal growth concepts described in the Read More

Museum Of Indian Arts & Culture Announces 2023 Living Treasure & Legacy Award Recipients

Anthony Lovato of Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo is the 2023 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure Award. Lovato is a master of tufa metal casting is known for his corn design jewelry and canteens. Courtesy/Lillia McEnaney

MIAC News:

SANTA FE — Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) has announced its 2023 Living Treasure and Legacy Award recipients.

These awards are part of the annual MIAC Native Treasures Art Market and honor Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture. 

Anthony Lovato (Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo) Read More

Art Opening At Los Alamos Co+op Market Jan. 28

A painting created by Artist Imelda Klingler who will be featured at the art opening in the café of the Los Alamos Co+op Market noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Courtesy/LACM

LACM News:

Artist Imelda Klingler is featured at the art opening in the café of the Los Alamos Co+op Market noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

Using pallet knives on her acrylic pieces gives Klingler’s work a textured, sculptural feel. All pieces are original, one-of-a-kind artworks, and are available for sale. Klingler’s show will be up at the Co+op Cafe through late February.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Co+op’s Read More

Deadline Approaches For New Mexico Arts Artist Residencies At Bosque Redondo Memorial Jan. 27


New Mexico Arts will sponsor two artist residencies at Bosque Redondo Memorial (BRM) in 2023. Artists who participate will receive $14,000 in two payments, covering living expenses and project-related materials, and a one-bedroom lodging onsite at BRM.

The Memorial’s Resource Room also will be made available as a studio and exhibition, performance and gathering space.

New Mexico Arts will be seeking the artist proposal that best responds to the history and culture of Bosque Redondo Memorial. When the project reaches the public, the hope is that it will encourage meaningful, Read More

Behind The Scenes With LALO-Making Music Come Alive

Scene from rehearsal recently at the United Church. Courtesy/Elisa Enriquez

Scene from recent Matilda rehearsal with Amstutz and Scot Johnson who plays ‘Mr. Wormwood’. Courtesy/Elisa Enriquez

Scene from a recent Matilda rehearsal with Amstutz, left, and Holly Robinson who plays ‘Mrs. Wormwood’. Courtesy/Elisa Enriquez


What is a musical without its musical director? When it comes to musical productions, it is impossible without the time and talents of the musicians, and especially a dedicated music director. 

This week we asked some questions of Gretchen Amstutz, Read More

Teatro Paraguas: Entre La Nieve Y La Lluvia Feb. 17-29

Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas


Teatro Paraguas will present Entre la nieve y la lluvia (Between snow and rain), a bilingual medley of music, dance, poetry and short plays celebrating the imminent arrival of Spring. Among the offerings is a one-act play by Joey Chavez entitled Back Row, which features popcorn, an aging movie star, and a movie theatre soda jerk.

The evening includes two bilingual cuentos (folktales), Encaje y Espuma, and Pulgas en las orejas. original choreography by Xochitl Ehrl, Jesús Coll, and Adan Mendez, and seasonal poetry selected and performed by James Read More

ECECD Announces Online Series To Help New Mexico Families With Young Children


SANTA FE — Thursday, Jan. 26 the Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD) will premiere The Early Show with Alax, a playful, informative online series for families with young children.

The show’s host, Alax, is a live-action Galactic character from another solar system who wants to learn the important elements of caring for “little humans” without judgment or prior caregiving knowledge. The show uses lighthearted humor to educate adults about healthy growth and development, answering the questions they may be apprehensive about asking. 
“How do I create a Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2023

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center is available for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing, live streaming and drone photography and videography.

For information, email pac8@losalamos.com, call 505.662.7228 or visit pac8cmc.com.

PAC 8 Television schedule for Jan. 27-Feb. 2:

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

  • 6 a.m. Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. The Thom Hartmann Program
  • 11 a.m. County Council Replay – 1-24-23
  • 3 p.m. Democracy Now!
  • 5 p.m. PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. PAC 8 Summer Media Classes
  • 7 p.m. The Whitehouse Chronicles
  • 7:30 p.m. Lost
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Los Alamos High School Choir Winter Gala Benefit Jan. 28

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Choir Winter Gala, an evening of dinner and entertainment featuring Christina Martos and Carlos Archuleta, is Saturday, Jan. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. along with entertainment and a Silent Auction.

Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased in advance by using the QR code on the Los Alamos Choirs’ Facebook page.

Martos and Archuleta are accomplished opera singers who enjoy varied and full singing careers. The Los Alamos High School Choirs are indeed fortunate to have such a talented Read More

Last Chance For Tickets To PEEC’s Backcountry Film Festival Sponsored By Century Bank

PEEC News:

This week is the last chance to get tickets for the Backcountry Film Festival, sponsored by Century Bank.  Join PEEC and the SALA Event Center as they team up to host the Backcountry Film Festival. Watch the films LIVE for the first time in three years at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. Pajarito Brewpub and Grill will sell beer and wine before and during the show. Thanks to headline sponsor Century Bank for making this event possible.

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the movies and drinks, PEEC is back with its great, big, exciting raffle! Some of this year’s awesome prizes include Read More


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