Hannemann’s Music Corner: The Hook

Hannemann’s Music Corner: The Hook
A chord is any three or more different letter notes, either in a stack or in melodic sequence. This definition reflects modern usages and spellings.
Certainly Bach would not have been quite so liberal in his definition. In the Common Practice period – appx. 1700-1900, Bach to Wagner, a chord would have been specifically a triad with, or without, the addition of the 7th (and, later, the 9th and the 11th.)
Other than the 7th, any note which was not part of a triad would have been considered a non-chord tone.
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Craig Martin Experience Jazzing Up Final Beer and Band Event

The Craig Martin Experience playing at the Dixie Girl in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall

Staff report

The final Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band event of this season will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be from Marble Brewery and the band will be the Craig Martin Experience.

The Craig Martin Experience (CME) came together in late 2010 as a loose assemblage of musicians interested in sharing ideas on jazz performance.

CME’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of about 60 tunes from the 1930s to the present.

“We like to play a mix of songs that the audience Read More

Los Alamos Community Winds Announces Scholarship

LACW News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds is pleased to announce the 2013 Music-Filled Life Scholarship.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is enrolled in the instrumental music program at Los Alamos High School as a wind, brass, or percussion student, or if home-schooled can provide evidence of substantial musical activity.

This may include, but is not limited to private lessons, or participation in community music ensembles.

In addition to a  formal application, a performance audition will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Betty Ehart Read More

ACCT II Presents ‘Disney The Jungle Book KIDS’

ACCT II students at the conclusion of the Battle scene (That’s What Friends Are For.) Courtesy photo
ACCT II students in rehearsal for Disney The Jungle Book KIDS. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

The Jungle is jumpin’ with jazz and colorful characters. Students are in their final week of rehearsals for ACCT II’s production of Disney The Jungle Book KIDS.

The talented cast is made up of 34 third and fourth grade students from all five elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock.

ACCT II will present two performances of Disney The Jungle Book KIDS in the Mountain Elementary School Read More

LAHS Teacher Wins Pasatiempo Poetry Contest

Los Alamos Public Schools teacher Michelle Holland, winner of the Pasatiempo Poetry Contest. Photo by Alex Traube
LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School English instructor Michelle Holland was selected by editors of Pasatiempo as the first place winner in the poem category written by adults in their recent contest.

Her entry entitled, “It Wasn’t the Laundry on the Line,” was featured in the Dec. 28, 2012, edition of The New Mexican’s weekly magazine of arts, entertainment and culture.

Holland said she rarely enters contests, but entered this one to encourage her students to publish their Read More

Help Plan Senior Appreciation Night

Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, fun-filled, drug free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) planning meeting set for 1-2 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. 
Parents, organization representatives, community service groups and business owners are especially invited to attend.
SAN is a cooperative effort between parent volunteers, Los Alamos County Recreation Division, The Family YMCA, and approximately
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Belisama Irish Dance Company to Perform at The Lensic

Belisama Irish Dance Company will perform its annual “Rhythm of Fire” St. Patrick’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. This year’s show will feature guest artist Michael Patrick Gallagher, a two-time World Champion and former lead of Riverdance, as well as traditional live music performed by Jono Manson (vocals/guitar), Mark Clark (percussion), Maria Jones (fiddle), and vocalist Adrienne Bellis (also Artistic Director of Belisama.) The Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, including a number of National, Regional and Open champions. Most recently, Read More

Hannemann’s Music Corner: The Romance

Hannemann’s Music Corner: The Romance
Los Alamos
There are a variety of difficult and challenging pieces for the guitar – Recuerdos de Alhambra, Malaguena, Concierto de Aranjuez all come to mind (oh, and one I wrote “La Vida en Plaza”.)
But, oddly enough, one piece is much more challenging than you might expect: The Romance.
The Romance is not a particularly technically difficult piece. Nor is it particularly fast. But there are other reasons why it, and similar pieces, can be a real challenge.
First, the thing is ubiquitous.
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Black Mesa Brass’ Combined Musical Experience Exceeds 250 Years

The Black Mesa Brass played a Brown Bag Concert Wednesday, March 6 at Fuller Lodge. The free Brown Bag Concerts are presented  on the first Wednesday of the month at Fuller Lodge. The Brown Bag Concert Series is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Quintet members (left to right) and their instruments: Bruce Letellier, trumpet; Larry Bronisz, trombone; Jerry Morzinsky, tuba;  John Hargreaves, french horn; and Jan McDonald, trumpet. All are well known in Los Alamos and have a combined musical experience exceeding 250 years. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Which Norris and Lois Bradbury Sculpture Should Be Placed at New Municipal Building?

See all three sculpture proposal options below:


The Art in Public Places Advisory Board has posted a new question on the County’s “Open Forum” webpage: Which Norris and Lois Bradbury sculpture should be recommended to the County Council for fabrication and installation at the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building?

The Board is seeking public comment on proposals received for this next set of historical sculptures. These sculptures of the Bradburys, the third and fourth in the series after Oppenheimer and Groves, represent the Cold War Era, and will be located in front of the Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: March 6

This week’s preview sponsored by www.fyila.com

Vegetable ABCs 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at PEEC
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.” This talk is free and open to the public. PEEC is at 3540 Orange St. behind the High School.

The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at CrossFit Los Alamos (278-A DP Road)
Welcome to week one: Constantly varied … high intensity … functional movement – CrossFit. The public is invited to attend the local competition.
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Movie Review: ‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

Movie poster for ‘The Quartet.’ Courtesy
‘Quartet’ Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

Time can be a real enemy to a person. It will rob people of their health, mental faculties and loved ones.

But what “The Quartet” also proves is that time can be a friend. It can provide opportunity for second chances and new discoveries.

The film reveals it is never too late to live life fully.

The plot of “The Quartet” is pretty simple. A group of friends living in a retirement home for musicians prepare for an upcoming concert that celebrates Verdi’s Read More

Picture Perfect Photo Show at Mesa Public Library

A large crowd gathered Monday for the Los Alamos Photographers’ Show at Mesa Public Library Gallery. Photographs will remain on exhibit through March 29. The Photo Club meets 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the upstairs meeting room of Fuller Lodge Art Center. Meetings offer photo-sharing on optional themes by attendees. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Co-Chair of the Los Alamos Photography Club Doug Coombs shows his photos of Bosque del Apache. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer Greg Kendall shows his photo, ‘Sunset at Wahweap Read More

Belisama Irish Dancers Shine at North American Championships

Kyle Partin, center, wins the Mean Ghrad Award. Belisama Artistic Director Adrienne Bellis is at far right. Courtesy photo
Deena Rice, left), Elaina Bossert, center, wins the Ard Ghrad Award. Belisama Artistic Director Adrienne Bellis is at far right. Courtesy photo

BID News:

Belisama Irish Dance traveled to Washington, DC in February to compete in the CRN North American Irish Dance Championships.

Fifteen Belisama dancers competed over three days, and all 15 won or placed in their solo dances.

Top awardees include Kyle Partin, who won the first-place award at Mean Ghrad, and Shannon Read More

LALT Issues Casting Call for ‘Stones in His Pockets’

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for “Stones in His Pockets” by Marie Jones, directed by Chris Monteith and produced by Jess Cullinan.

Auditions are 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the Green Room at the LALT Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

While the play is written for two men to perform all 15 characters, the director is not ruling out the possibility of casting a woman in one of these slots.

So, if you want to audition, you are welcome to do so. LALT needs versatile actors who can do American, British, Cockney, Scottish and most importantly Read More

Pajarito Reads: ‘Blaize Castle’ a Fun Read in the Style of Jane Austen

Los Alamso Daily Post

“This hat sells books,” said local author Inez Ross when I admired her bright red fedora.

Ross, who has a life-long love affair with trains and rides often, finds her hat is a great conversation starter onboard the train.

“People ask me if I’m in the Red Hat Society and I say I belong to the Black Feather Authors’ Society,” Ross said. This often leads directly to a sale.

The other secret of Ross’ success in selling her books on the train is the size. Smaller than an average paperback, her books are the perfect size for a pocket or purse and just the right length Read More

Thoughts From the Big Chair: The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN (Twitter @RalphEChapman)
©2013, Ralph E. Chapman
The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Hey gang! Let me first mention that today is the first anniversary of the entrance into our (My Lovely Bride and I) lives of Lola, our beautiful brindle Chihuahua, that we adopted from the Los Alamos shelter.

Adding her to family – along with our cats Ray and Lena  (from the Española shelter) – has completed our family. I can highly recommend that, if you have room Read More

Jeff Favorite Brings ‘The Gospel of Mark’ to the Stage

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m. March 8-9 at Trinity on the Hill

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Pajarito Brew Pub Hosted Bluesman Ryan McGarvey Saturday

It was standing-room only Saturday night at the Pajarito Brew Pub when Ryan McGarvey played an acoustic set following his gig at the Ski Hill for Skiesta. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
After performing with his band at Skiesta Saturday, Albuquerque bluesman Ryan McGarvey gave a solo acoustic performance at Pajarito Brew Pub Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Community Members Crowd into Skiesta Event

Members of  the Los Alamos Beer Coop enjoy their favorite beverage at Skiesta on Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Beer vendors dispense their wares at Skiesta. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Skiesta crowd enjoys an unseasonably warm day on the ski hill Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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