Okay, for a bit of levity …
In the late 80s to early 90s I was playing a lot in Santa Monica and I worked with some very talented musicians. We were a fairly tight group visiting each other at our various venues regularly during breaks. We traded licks, sat in with one another, borrowed strings ─ “Hey, you got a spare G string?” ─ which in my case was a bit absurd given that I was the only one playing a nylon string guitar and I got to carrying a set of steel strings in my case even though I don’t use them. Read More
Online voting for the Clint Black Country Cares Competition is set to end at some point today and a winner will be announced this evening.
The exact cut-off time for voting is unknown, but fans are encouraged to cast their vote as early as possible at the following link: http://www.clintblackopeningact.com/vote-now-2
The Renegade Mountain Band, a Los Alamos country band, performed against three other New Mexico Read More
By RUSS GORDON
Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series stage will return to Smith’s Food & Drugs in the Mari Mac Shopping Center in Los Alamos.
Tuesday, July 23, Smith’s will break ground for the new Smith’s Market Place at the Trinity Site. Most of LA has been anxiously waiting for this new shopping center. Folks, it’s coming. It will be the largest supermarket and the only Smith’s Market Place in the state.
I hope you enjoy it, because it should be tremendously beneficial to the town. Let me say this again, shop locally. It’s so tremendously important Read More
Missoula Children’s Theatre is holding a casting call at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 22 at Crossroads Bible Church for The Tortoise Versus The Hare.
More than 50 roles will be cast for students entering first through twelfth grades. A parent/guardian must be with each child when registering in order to sign the permission form.
All auditioners should plan to attend the entire morning audition and, if selected, have an open calendar for the week of July 22-26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all day and evening Saturday, July 27. Audition is free. Cost is $35 per child who is cast for the
TAOS— A new book celebrating the remarkable women of Taos – the focus of Taos’ 2012 educational theme – will launch July 25, starting with a 5-8 p.m. autograph party free and open to the public.
Remarkable Women of Taos, published by Taos-based Nighthawk Press, contains profiles of 167 historic and contemporary women of Taos. The profiles were based on the questions of why there are so many remarkable women in Taos, and what it is about Taos that attracts and sustains so many women. The 316-page book is a compilation of content from the taos.org/women profiles written Read More
ForeWord Reviews has announced the winners of the 2012 Book of the Year Awards.
Representing more than 600 publishers, the winners were selected after months of deliberation from 1,300 entries in 62 categories. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent, academic, and small press communities.
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers and announced at a special program Read More
Children in costume for Fiestas de Taos. Courtesy photo
TAOS—Voted by locals as Taos News’ 2013 “best annual event in Taos County,” Fiestas de Taos revives a centuries-old celebration of Taos, New Mexico’s culture, history and traditions with weekend long events July 19–21 in Taos Plaza.
Known originally as Fiesta de Santa Ana y Santiago, Fiestas de Taos (Taos Fiestas) is a community celebration honoring the two Catholic patron saints of Taos – St. Anne (Santa Ana) and St. Yago (Santiago), celebrated in Taos since the 1600s.
One of the biggest annual summer events in Taos, Fiestas Read More
The Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo
Online voting has begun for the Clint Black Country Cares Competition.
Local country band The Renegade Mountain Band, is set to battle it out against three other New Mexico bands in the live finals of the competition at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon in Albuquerque.
The winner will open for Clint Black Aug. 3 at Sandia Resort. In addition to crowd applause the night of the competition, an online voting component will help determine the winner. Fans wishing to cast their support for the local band can vote once Read More
Cary Neeper signs copies of ‘The Webs of Varok’ at the ALA Conference. Courtesy photo
By CARY NEEPER
About 26,000 people attended the June 28-July 1 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
At this huge gathering of librarians and teachers, book publishers and authors saw many roller carts filled with books pack the checkout stand near the front entrance of McCormick Place before the weekend came to a close. Some were giveaways, some half price and most probably destined for community and school libraries.
Out of hundreds of Read More
New Mexico is fortunate to attract and foster many artists of all kinds.
In her intriguing book on some of the visual artists who found the high desert light and landscape of Santa Fe irrestible and inspiring, Stacia Lewandowski explores their lives and art through photographs and personal stories. The book is actually a two volume set which includes a separate walking tour booklet of many artists’ homes and sites in Santa Fe.
As July’s Read More
The Hive is holding its first ever Mini-Sumo Robot Rumble starting at noon Saturday, July 13 and continuing until there is a winner. The public is invited to visit the Hive and watch the competition. The Hive is at 134 N.M. 4, in White Rock just east of Metzger's Do it Best Hardware.
Mini-Sumo Robots are electronic gadgets that are fun to build and program without extensive technical knowledge. The Hive plans to offer more Mini-Sumo Robot building classes along with Arduino Microprocessor instruction. The Hive will periodically hold Mini-Sumo Robot battle competitions, Read More
The Renegade Mountain Band, a local country band, is set to battle it out against three other New Mexico bands in the finals of the Country Cares Competition at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at the Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon in Albuquerque.
The winner will open for Clint Black at Sandia Resort Aug. 3.
Los Alamos locals James Carothers (lead vocal, guitar), Dave Hemsing (vocal, bass) and Trent McCuistian (drums), as well as Albuquerque musicians JR Ross (steel guitar), and Dean Rimmer (banjo, guitar) will perform at approximately Read More
By RUSS GORDON
The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will be back at Ashley Pond with the West African Highlife Band at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12.
“Highlife music” is the music from the western African club scene of the 50s, 60s and 70s. In those years when young African musicians and students would go to college in Europe, they’d return with a love of the fusion of the music of the cultures. The young people would go to the clubs of their homeland and celebrate the “highlife,” the good times and the parties, Read More
What could be better than spending an evening listening to beautiful chamber music? How about if desserts were thrown into the mix? Now that is one sweet deal!
The Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Summertime Coffeehouse July 20 at Fuller Lodge. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at CB FOX.
Seating is limited so people are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.
Violinist and viola player Kay Read More
Changing of the Guard. Photo by Jason Frazier
LONDON IN RED
Introduction by Teralene Foxx of Los Alamos
It has been six and a half months since our daughter, husband, and 8-year-old child (Kerri, Jason, and Sydney Frazier) left to travel the world. Their travels have had ups and downs, but overall has been as good, or better than their expectations.
They have met interesting people, seen amazing sites, and experienced different cultures. To date they have spent a month in each of the following places: Paris and Arles, France; Denia, Spain; Rabat, Morocco; Bantry, Ireland; Bath and London, England. Read More
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Climate does not just pertain to the weather. It reaches beyond the weather forecast and touches on emotional states and political situations.
These many different forms of atmospheric conditions are the subject of artists Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall’s exhibit, titled, “Mostly Clear and Partly Cloudy,” currently on display at Mesa Public Library Gallery.
The show was opened to the public last week, but Read More
SANTA FE — New Mexico School for the Arts is proud to announce the appointment of the new Music Department Chair Neil Swapp.
“Not only does Neil bring to NMSA a distinguished career of 24 years as a professional music educator,” says NMSA-Art Institute Director, Riis Gonzales, “his life history mirrors our charter school initiative to provide young students from around the state an opportunity to develop their artistic talents – an opportunity many of them, especially those from smaller New Mexico towns, might not otherwise have.”
“Being a native of New Mexico and growing up Read More