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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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Five Local Bands Play Wedding Expo

Andy Z out-frout with the Andy Zandrozny Jazz Ensemble. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Big Band at the Expo. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

The Los Alamos Big Band, Jeff Seay and the Pickup Artists, The Craig Martin Experience, The Andy Zandrozny Jazz Ensemble and Richard Hannemann performed in the Tewa Grand Ballroom at the Northern New Mexico Wedding Expo at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino Feb. 23.

The Wedding Expo was organized so that brides can plan every part of their wedding, including music. The bands set the mood for the event and the Read More

Magnificence of Pajarito Mountain

Snow left on the mountain after last week’s snow storm shot from the middle road (truck route) looking up to Pajarito Mountain to the west just past the shooting range. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

Join the Puzzle Platoon in LALT’s ‘Van Choc Straw’

From left, Stephen Fasel, Gwen Lewis and Pat Beck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The world premiere of the full-length version of Van Choc Straw by Marc Dunn took place Friday, March 1 at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

A shorter version of Van Choc Straw was produced as a radio play on KUNM Radio a year ago. The shorter version will be LALT’s entry in the New Mexico AACTFest March 21-24.

Van Choc Straw takes place in the basement of Althea Witlin’s (Pat Beck) home. Because of her age, Althea is being forced to sell her home and Read More

‘Never Cry Wolf’ with Anthropologist Paula Sabloff March 13

Anthropologist Paula Sablouff. Courtesy/SFI

SFI News:

The popular Science On Screen series at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with anthropologist  Paula Sabloff’s take on Never Cry Wolf.

Dropped alone into the Arctic Circle to study the hunting patterns of wolves, a biologist discovers the deeper mysteries of the wild.

Sabloff, a Santa Fe Institute (SFI) professor and anthropologist, brings a natural science perspective, gleaned from years of field work, to Carroll Ballard’s 1983 Oscar-nominated Read More

Paradox at Coffee House Tonight

Jazz News
 
The jazz trio Paradox, consisting of Carl Greef, Jim Ziomek and Jim Gattiker, will play 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Coffee House Cafe, 723 Central, thecoffeebooth.com, 662-CAFE.
 
The Paradox Trio of performs acoustic jazz and blues on piano, guitar and saxophone.
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March is Youth Art Month … See Local Creations on Display at Mesa Public Library

Student artwork from Los Alamos Public Schools is on display in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAPS

Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

In Honor of Youth Art Month, the Los Alamos Public Schools Art Team has hung a show of student artwork in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library.

Come celebrate creativity and imagination with our amazing students. You may even be inspired to create something of your own!

The show will hang through the month of March. Questions can be directed to LAPS Art Team Leader Stephanie Rittner at S.Rittner@LaSchools.Net.

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PAC 8 Will Offer Spring Music Video Classes

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is offering Spring Music Video Classes. Classes will be held in two sessions.

One session is March 6, 13, 20, and 27. The next session will be held April 8-11, during Spring Break.

All classes are 2-4 p.m. and taught at PAC 8. Classes are for students ages 8-14.

Students will learn the process of making a music video. During this process, they will learn to record audio, operate a camera, basic lighting techniques, basic editing and mixing.

All classes will be taught by Eric Heithaus of Santa Fe Music Videos, who is a recipient of the AMC Best Music Video Award.

He is also the music video Read More

David Mills as Langston Hughes a Dramatic Treat

David Mills performing as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo

By JANE LIN

Los Alamos is in for a dramatic treat when actor/writer David Mills performs an excerpt from his show, “Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at UNM-LA in the Student Center Lecture Hall (Bldg. 2.)

The event is free and open to the public. The event is funded by the Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series Fund, established in honour of the writer Jim Sagel who taught creative writing at UNM-LA for many years.

I experienced the full show when David Mills performed it at The Lensic in Santa Fe on Read More

Get Ready for Re-Art

PEEC News:

Saturday, March 23 the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, area arts organizations and galleries are teaming up to bring a new recycled art event to Los Alamos. 

Re-Art will be held at PEEC from 10 a.m.-noon and will feature an art supplies swap, a recycled crafts fair and tons of fun hands-on recycled art activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Re-Art will be followed by the film Waste Land, which will be shown at the Reel Deal Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

There are lots of ways to get involved in this event. Have a closet full of art supplies that you thought you might use, Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Feb. 28

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

Author Speak Series features Slim Randles 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Mesa Public Library
Slim Randles is a veteran newspaperman and outdoorsman, and was a registered outfitter and guide until someone made the mountains steeper. Both his novels and non-fiction books are based on rural living, and he has also been an award-winning columnist for the largest daily newspapers in Alaska and New Mexico.

First Friday Forts 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1
Come to PEEC and get building! On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who like building
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Open Mic at De Colores Kicks Off Friday

Jonathan Dowell with his dulcimer. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Blues & Brews Open Mic Night at De Colores kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1.

Your host is Jonathan Dowell and his Magic Mountain Dulcimer.

All the regulars will be there and new musicians are always welcome to jam. Everyone is invited to join the fun and hear the music.

De Colores Restaurant is located at the entrance to Los Alamos on the Main Hill Road.

For more information, call De Colores at (505) 662-6855. Read More

ACCT’s ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ Raised Nearly $1,000 for Student Actors

Chef Louis (Nic Gonzales) and his helpers prepare to cook Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao.) Courtesy photo

Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao) left, Ariel ( Kim McKinley) and Flounder (Jordan Bailey) contemplate ‘human stuff.’ Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater and Los Alamos Public Schools’ Middle Schoolers presented “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.” last  weekend.

The students had been working on this play since before Christmas. Many current 8th grade students have been participating in ACCT since 5th grade, so Read More

Hannemann’s Music Corner: Baiting the Hook

Baiting the Hook
 
Column by RICHARD HANNEMANN
Los Alamos
 
There is an old gag: on a piece of paper write, “how do you drive someone bonkers all day (over).” On the other side you write, “how do you drive someone bonkers all day (over).”
 
There are wonderfully fun variations on this, e.g. “Pete and repete went fishing. Pete fell out of the boat. Who was left?”
 
When you get the answer, “repeat” you say, “Pete and repete went fishing …” You get the drift. Shaggy dog stories are of similar nature.
 
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Try a Taste of ‘Van Choc Straw’ at LALT Friday

Maddie ((Gwen Lewis) and Leif (Steve Fasel) share a moment over the puzzle in LALT’s upcoming production of ‘Van Choc Straw.’ Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Producer John Gustafson, left, and Jake Turin run the control room during Sunday’s rehearsal of ‘Van Choc Straw.’ Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rehearsal was in full throttle Sunday for the upcoming Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) production of “Van Choc Straw” by Marc Dunn.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Black Mesa Brass Quintet to Perform Brown Bag Concert

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performing at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet will perform as part of the Brown Bag Performance series at noon Wednesday, March 6 at Fuller Lodge.

Since 1973, Brown Bag Performances have entertained Los Alamos music lovers with a wide variety of music. Concerts are usually at noon on the first Wednesday of the month.

Brown Bag Performances are sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) and funded in part by the County of Los Alamos.

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Read More

New York City Jazz Will Heat Up Fuller Lodge

Staff Report

Two NYC jazz musicians will perform on piano and trumpet at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Fuller Lodge.

Roy Dunlap (piano) and Marcus Parsley (trumpet) are world-class musicians and Saturday’s concert will be a real treat for jazz lovers.

Local jazz musicians will open the show. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at http://tickethookups.com/NYCJazzFullerLodge or at the door.

Roy Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a Master’s in Piano at Queens College in New York City, studying with Sir Roland Hanna.

Dunlap has toured throughout Read More

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