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Get Funky with the Craig Martin Experience

The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

It’s swingin’ on Arizona Street in Los Alamos every Thursday night when the Craig Martin Experience (CME) gets together to jam. The seven-piece jazz combo has been together since December 2010. CME is Craig Martin on tenor saxophone, Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, John Frary on drums and Rob Heineman on bass.

The group emphasizes a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can develop their skills and have a great time doing it. Read More

The Los Alamos Community Winds Presents ‘Toys and Stories’ March 17

By Bonnie Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a fun family concert, “Toys and Stories,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos. 

Like all Winds concerts, it is offered free of charge to the community.

“The music is particularly geared to the young and the young at heart,” Musical Director T. Edward (Ted) Vives said. “This is a concert for every member of the family, including the very young.”

The concert will feature special guest, Melissa Mackey, as the narrator in a performance of Serge Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Mackey presents story time Read More

Choral Music Fit for Kings Fills the House at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday Night

Review by Bonnie Gordon

 

The King’s Singers drew a full house at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night. Patrons lined up in the lobby to purchase the ensamble’s latest CD. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The world-famous ensemble, The King’s Singers, enchanted a full house at the Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night in a concert that was both sophisticated and fun.

The six man ensemble charmed the audience from the start with their engaging “Brit wit” and went on to enthrall them with an evening of incredible choral music.

The special night began with compositions Read More

Second Strange Being Sighted in Los Alamos!

The second weird creature has been sighted in Los Alamos in as many weeks. “It” was sighted lurking around the Los Alamos Little Theater attempting to enter through a side door. “It” appeared to be a “Lovable Creature” but seemed to find English difficult. “It” appears to be a carrodactyl flying-carrot-type radiculose from the planet Radicule by the name of Ramseed. People are beginning to question whether Los Alamos is being invaded. Contact the Los Alamos Daily Post if you observe any unusual creatures roaming about town. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

Arts in Public Places to Discuss Art for White Rock Visitor Center

County News:

A meeting of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is set for 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library.

 

 

Members will discuss potential art for the White Rock Visitor Center.

Among other items on the agenda is an update of information regarding the re-location of “Strange Trio,” a brief update on the “Call for Artists” for the Animal Shelter and a discussion of the remaining work needed to develop a 5-Year Strategic Plan.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The mission of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is to encourage the integration of art into Read More

A Sneak Peak @ PEEC’s Upcoming Events

PEEC News:

 

Planetary Alignment Viewing

March 12, 7:30 p.m. @ PEEC. A rare close conjunction of two very bright planets, Jupiter and Venus, is occuring. Chick Keller and Steve Becker will have telescopes at PEEC to view the planets and discuss what is happening. Public is invited, admission is free.

YOUR Sustainable Home, Sustainable Los Alamos Series

March 14, 7 p.m. @ PEEC. so you’ve heard from the experts about how to make your home more sustainable. Now we want to hear from you! Join us for a fun, world-cafe style evening of learning and sharing ideas/actions we do to live more sustainably. Read More

Beautiful Bowls Available at the March 17 Empty Bowl Event

KRSN 1490 News:

The annual Empty Bowls event draws volunteers from across the community who create colorful bowls for sale to raise money for Self Help, Inc. Courtesy/KRSN

The 18th annual Empty Bowl event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

For a donation of $10 or more, community members can choose a hand painted bowl and enjoy a delicious soup and bread lunch with live entertainment. 

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc. assists Northern New Mexico families in need of immediate Read More

Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery to Represent Ceramic Artist Marc Hudson

By Mandy Marksteiner

 

Artist Marc Hudson at work in his studio. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

When I first visited Hudson’s garage studio he immediately plopped a six-pound lump of clay onto his wheel and leaned into the amorphous blob with his whole body until it took shape. First it became a tall cylinder, and as he coaxed the walls to expand, it became what he called a “rumptious round.”

As Hudson described it, “The clay doesn’t have any opinions about its final destiny. It’s the byproduct of erosion and it doesn’t mind that. When people see clay (or a blank sheet of paper or an empty canvas) they Read More

LACA to Present One of the World’s Most Celebrated Vocal Ensembles: The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers at St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, Britain. From left, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Jonathan Howard, Christopher Bruerton, David Hurley, Paul Phoenix and Christopher Gabbitas. Photo by Alex MacNaughton

 

On March 10, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, as the fourth concert in LACA’s 65th anniversary season. Describing their appearance at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Alexandra Coghlan wrote “with a flawless blend and a balance of playful showmanship and sophisticated Read More

Beauty in the Beast Opening Reception Featured Unique Perspectives

The beauty of a beast shines in the eye of the beholder. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

Friday night’s opening reception drew 150 people to view the Beauty in the Beast show at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show revealed the wild side of beauty. It runs through March 31.

Works by local artist Thelma Hahn are on display in the Portal. The Art Center at 2132 Central Ave. is in the historic Fuller Lodge and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke greets patrons during Friday’s opening reception of Beauty in the Beast. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School. Read More

‘Leap Into Opera’ event Set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday

Zachary Dreicer-Griego

 

The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a “Leap Into Opera” event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road in White Rock. Light refreshments wi1 be served.

The program features a concert by the remarkable young pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, NM.

Dreicer-Griego is an amazing young man who has developed his talent without reading music. He is blind and learns even the most difficult pieces by listening to music.

Dreicer-Griego has studied piano since he was four Read More

Fuller Lodge Art Center takes on the Beautiful and Beastly

Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel examines Thelma Hahn’s work through 3-D glasses. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

Receiving the entries for the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Beauty and the Beast” was similar to awarding homework an A+, Director Ken Nebel said. Every piece made the grade.

From a bronze sculpture of a whimsical pig, “Petal” to delicate jewelry pieces made from glass and watch parts, the show reveals the artists’ creativity and imagination as they interpreted this unique topic.

Beauty in the Beast caught Read More

What Otowi Station Bookstore Shoppers are Reading

 

The Otowi Station Bookstore Best Sellers List for the week of Feb. 14-20:
 
     1. Mal and Chad: Food Fight!, Stephan McCranie
     2. People Code, Taylor Hartman
     3. Awakening, Kate Chopin
     4. Balzac and the Little Chinese, Sijie Dai
     5. Making of the Atomic Bomb,  Richard Rhodes
     6. Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
     7. Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
     8. Sound of
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Los Alamos Little Theatre Changes Opening of ‘The Giver’ to March 2

Grady Hughes performs in “The Giver” beginning March 2 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Pacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

 

The Los Alamos Little Theatre will present “The Giver” by Eric Coble, adapted from the Newbery Medal winning book for young people by Lois Lowry. Originally scheduled to open this Friday,  the play will now open Friday March 2 and run through March 17. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at CB Fox and at the door. Read More

Scenes From LA Winds Concert Rehearsal

Tubas emerge from a palm tree. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

“Me and my shadow” – Caeeiw Neeper on the Bass Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Six Trumpets all in a row. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Community Winds in full rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

One Alone is not Enough…

A scene from “Mulan, Jr.” performed in 2011. Courtesy/Daren Savage

One alone is not enough … Atomic City Children’s Theater proudly presents Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and 3 p.m.Saturday,  Feb. 25 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Disney “Mulan, Jr.” is based upon the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

This production features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Julia Fair and Daren Savage were both very pleased with the level of talent that tried Read More

Get Bitten by NMDT’s Eerie and Elegant ‘Dracula’

Alicia Bowyer and Gary Cooper, Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

Review By Bonnie Gordon

You have one last chance to catch the stunning original ballet “Dracula” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Don’t miss it. New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brings the iconic story of the master vampire to life in a production that, much like the Count himself, is elegant yet eerie, thrilling yet poignant.

Director and choreographer Susan Baker-Dillingham’s original ballets always achieve high emotional impact, and “Dracula” is no exception. The elements Read More

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