Bass/Baritone Javier Ortiz Joins ‘Music of Faith, Grace & Love’ Sept. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary

IHM News:
“Music of Faith, Grace & Love” will be the theme of an upcoming concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
The program begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and will feature classical, sacred and contemporary Christian music, with special guest artist and bass/baritone Javier Ortiz.
Other performances will spotlight the talents of local vocalists, chamber choirs, pianists, guitarists, violinists and the Black Mesa Brass Quintet.
Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted
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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview Sept. 20

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

Pajarito Trail Fest on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23

6th annual Pajarito Trail Fest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Trail Runs start at 9 a.m. Saturday with 10 km and 15 mile. Event also features kids fun runs with Toddler 100-yard dash starting at 11:30 a.m. and Big Kid Challenge, which includes run up/down on marked course on Beginner slopes. Dirty Du Duathon starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and includes 4.5 Km Run, 14km bike ride and another 4.5 km run. http://www.fitfunfeminine.com/pajaritotrailfest/

Toppers Homecoming
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Stolen Renoir Makes FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes List

A private insurer is offering up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of Renior’s painting, “Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair” stolen during an armed robbery Sept. 8, 2011. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

An oil painting by French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir stolen from a Houston home last year—and estimated to be worth $1 million—is the newest addition to the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes list.

The painting, Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair, was stolen during an armed robbery Sept. 8, 2011.

The homeowner was watching Read More

Art it Up!


Fall art classes are starting at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Wednesday afternoon art classes for children in grade 1-6 joyfully continue! Most classes are one week only.

There are a variety of classes for adults and teens, offered both in multi-week formats and single day workshops. Nurture your creativity!

A sampling of classes:

  • Latex Masks–Alison Chilen
  • Sculpture Basics–Cruz Lopez
  • Foundation Drawing–Lisa Coddington
  • Write On! Calligraphy — Thelma Hahn
  • Botanical Drawing and Watercolor–Lisa Coddington
  • Animal Textures
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LALT’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Opens Friday

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” producer David Schiferl works out the sound scheme on a notebook computer during SUnday’s dress rehearsal for Sara Ruhl’s dark comedy, which opens Friday, Sept. 21 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee, Sept. 23. Tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 Students & Seniors. Tickets are available at C.B. FOX or at the door. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Director Gwen Lewis adjusts the headband of Jean Adkins who Read More

Council Recommends Formation of Creative District Committee

  Los Alamos County Council members hear input from the public involved in existing cultural organizations in Los Alamos and members of the Creative District Steering Committee regarding how to move forward with the implementation plan for the new Creative District Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting, but the Council did provide direction to County Administrator Harry Burgess. Council recommended that Burgess return to Council in approximately 60 days with a plan for governance and a list of people interested in being on a Creative District Read More

IHM Concert: ‘Music of Faith, Grace & Love’ on Sept. 30

IHMC News:

“Music of Faith, Grace & Love” is the theme of an upcoming concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

The public is invoted to attend this musical program, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and will feature classical, sacred and contemporary Christian music.

Performances will spotlight the talents of various vocalists, chamber choirs, pianists, guitarists, violinists and the Black Mesa Brass Quintet.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to benefit the Cathy LeClaire Memorial Organ fund.

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Little Theatre Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover, center, high fives Los Alamos Little Theatre Board President John Gustafson following Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of the building at 1670 Nectar St. Stover and Gustafson are surrounded by the many people who played a part in the facility’s recent renovation. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

For more information on the Little Theater renovation, see prior story http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-little-theatre-grand-re-opening-sept-14.


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Balloon Glows on Ashley Pond

A large balloon glowed off and on throughout the first half of the Gordons Concert Friday night across Ashley Pond from the band. Photo by Felicia Orth Read More

Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery Invention and Innovation Set for Saturday



The September edition of New Mexico Centennial eNewsletter features Los Alamos’ own Next Big Idea Festival.

The Next Big Idea Festival Day runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Fuller Lodge and around downtown Los Alamos.

The annual festival is a family-friendly event, highlighting Los Alamos’ unique, creative and scientific heritage.

Designed to inspire, illuminate and educate through science, technology, arts, food and music, the event is FREE!

In addition to exhibitors, this year we have also designated a Kid’s Activity Area with hands-on science Read More

Downtown Banners Display Leslie Bucklin Photos

By Leslie Bucklin


New seasonal and Los Alamos welcome banners are being hung downtown on the Central Avenue streetlights.

The old banners were several years old, worn out, and in need of replacing.

A state funded MainStreet grant has helped the County update the banners.

Designed and featuring photographs by Leslie Bucklin, the new banners feature some of Los Alamos’ most notable attractions – summer outdoor activities, historic district, skiing, and community events, as well as stunning area scenery.

By Leslie Bucklin

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Los Alamos Community Winds takes Second in The American Prize Competition

The Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2012 winners were announced Sept. 11, 2012. The Los Alamos Community Winds achieved second place in the Community Division.

The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by ensembles and individuals each year. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview Sept. 14, 2012

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

Beowulf: Special film presentation of the heroic, epic poem 
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library

STEM Student Day 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
Kids 13–17 years old
4 p.m. at Little Theater Madame Curie Performance
5 p.m. at Bradbury Science Museum (pizza for all! Presentation from Mars Rover Scientists, Fire
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Encore Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond

Concert goers pack Ashley Pond this summer. Courtesy Photo

By Russ Gordon

We’re back for a fun-filled weekend. “Ha Ha,” you say. No, it’s the truth! Friday Sept, 14, we have an encore summer concert. LA MainStreet asked us to participate in their Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention & Innovation.

Here’s what we have: 7 p.m. Friday, we’ll be back at Ashley Pond for a concert with Stephanie Hatfield & Hot Mess plus Bill Palmer’s TV Killers, two excellent rock bands from Santa Fe.

Hot Mess is an indie rock band playing mostly original music with a great drummer and loud guitars. Stephanie’s Read More

Local “Tower of Magic” Performs at Santa Fe Playhouse


The community is invited to a staged reading of “Tower of Magic,” a comedy by Los Alamos playwright, Tess Light, directed by Mish Schneider, and featuring an all-star cast of local film and Broadway actors. 

This quirky, award-winning comedy follows the ordinary Felix as he tries to fit in with an obsessive ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo soprano, a murderous chef, an occasionally-mute savant and a dual-personality linguist. 

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 East DeVargas Read More

Storytelling Jamboree in Jemez Springs


Scenic Jemez Springs is the scene for the Storytelling Jamboree at Jemez Springs Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Hear stories, play games, eat, and support vendors.

Storytellers are fine-tuning their yarns and will be coming from:

Corrales – Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis;

Albuquerque – Elaine Maury and Steven Pla;

Santa Fe – Cynthia Dobson;

White Rock/Los Alamos – Terry Foxx;

Jemez Springs – Shefa Gold; and

Edgewood – Sarah Malone.

There will be a great mix of food vendors and a super group of arts and crafts Read More

Arts in Public Places Board Meets Wednesday

4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3


II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to four minutes each.)

A. Approval of Minutes from Aug. 8

A. Discussion and Possible Selection of Animal Shelter Artwork (Nebel and Bossert)
B. Discuss the Content, Format and Publicity for the
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White Rock Artists Paint From Anderson Overlook

White Rock artists Petr and Louise Jandacek set up their easels at Anderson Overlook on the Front Hill Road Friday to record another magnificent New Mexico evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Louise Jandacek works on the painting she started last winter as evidenced by the snow on the Sange de Christo peaks on her canvas. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Petr Jandacek lays on more paint. He says he is primarily a sculptor and his wife Louise is the painter in the family. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is Sept. 15


LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host the third Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Sept. 15, “where the sidewalk ends … and your imagination begins.

The event is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.

Join the LAAC for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. 

Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by Read More

Sept. 29 Fall Fiesta and Mozart on the Rocks: A Big Day at Bandelier

Reconstructed kiva at Alcove House. Courtesy/BNM


From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29, Bandelier National Monument is reviving the annual Fall Fiesta so visitors may enjoy Pueblo and Hispanic cultural demonstrations, games, traditional dancing and arts at the park.

The Fiesta was not held in 2011 due to recovery efforts from the Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Nature through Art and Culture.”

Entry to Bandelier will be free that day, which is National Public Lands Day.

Bandelier National Monument is making an effort to Read More


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