Local artist and teacher Monika Kaden has teamed up with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to offer a “plein air” painting excursion on Aug. 3.
This class will allow participants to explore the Los Alamos landscape through art. The emphasis of the class is to have fun painting in a beautiful Los Alamos outside setting, while creating a unique and personal work of art.
“En plein air” is a French expression, which means “in the open air,” and it is Read More
Charlotte Keefe as Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in the Presidential Cabinet. Courtesy photo
“If A Door Opens, A Journey With Frances Perkins,” written and performed by Charlotte Keefe will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Toolshed Theatre in Dixon.
The play is a tribute to one of the most important and influential women in the United States. Despite her incredible legacy of accomplishments, she is little known. That is why “If A Door Opens” is such an important play.
The play gives insight into this incredible woman through a series of stories that informs Read More
Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
DESPICABLE ME 2: Funny, Stupid, and Quite Good
Despicable Me 2, directed by animation heavyweights Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, follows the story of the villain-turned-father Gru (Steve Carell.) Gru’s adventure to defeat a new supervillain and discover love along the way is both hilarious and enjoyable to watch.
Since this is an animated comedy, we can’t look at it as anything more. There is little to criticize, and although Despicable Me 2 is certainly not an excellent addition Read More
Adult Summer Reading Program: Read a book, rate a book, put your rating card in the jar at Mesa or White Rock Branch to win great prizes (or just put in your two cents!) The program ends at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26.
Game Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Upstairs Rotunda join the staff for games; bring your own or play ours. Children are welcome but not required!
Authors Speak: At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the Upstairs Rotunda, Stacia Lewandowski will talk about her book and present a slide show from Light, Landscape, and the Creative Quest: Early Artists of Santa Fe. How
Jeannie Bridge dances with her friend Frank Krawczyk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Firefighter Cari Mace with her boyfriend Jon Shroyer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Dr. Merry McIntyre with her friend Louie Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A couple snuggles against the evening breeze. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Cindy and John Hollabaugh share a dance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A couple of Paula Nelson fans. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Ron Crotzer dances with his daughter Sarah, 11. Photo by Carol Read More
A young buckaroo gets up close and personal with a lasso. Photo by Cheron Bayna Ryan
SANTA FE—Immerse yourself in cowboy culture Aug. 9-11 at the New Mexico History Museum’s Wild West Weekend, a special event celebrating the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined.
Cowboy musicians and poets join trick ropers, saddle makers, silversmiths and more to provide three days of hands-on fun for the whole family. The events are free; the exhibition is by regular admission (Sundays free to New Mexico residents, Friday evenings free to everyone, children 16 and under free daily.)
“We’ve seen Read More
A large crowd gathered at Friday night’s Summer Concert in Mari Mac Plaza to hear Willie Nelson’s daughter Paula Nelson and her Paula Nelson Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon introduces Los Alamos firefighters who were raising money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives in the line of duty while fighting the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Arizona earlier this month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The Summer Concert Series is presented free of charge to the public by the County of Los Read More
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