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Atomic City Children’s Theater Holds Auditions

ATOMIC CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, is holding auditions for its Elementary School Production of Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr., a two-act musical play based on the hit Broadway musical and full-length movie of the same name.

Auditions will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gymnasium. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the auditions are open to 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other Read More

UPDATE: Ring in for LALT’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

By Bonnie Gordon

Mild-mannered Jean is calmly eating a bowl of lobster bisque in a café when she’s disturbed by an annoying cell phone at the next table.

She asks the man to turn it off several times before discovering he can’t — because he’s dead.

Sara Ruhl’s dark comedy, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” opens Sept. 21 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Jean starts answering the dead man’s cell phone and is plunged into a black comedy in which she meets Gordon’s larger than life circle of friends and family, including  his wife — and his girlfriend.

As Jean is dragged into Gordon’s world, she makes some Read More

Los Alamos Little Theatre Grand Re-Opening Sept. 14

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council and County staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for the Grand Re-Opening of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Dr. 

Refreshments will be served and community members will be able to view a brief showing of the Performing Art Center’s latest play, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”

Background:  

Several years ago, County staff was approached about replacing the roof due to leaks. The LALT roof and siding were constructed during the 1970’s.

Facilities staff Read More

Reception/Gallery Walk for Physiocartographies Sept. 15

Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies @ Mesa Public Library Art Gallery through Sept. 27.

Started in 2003 in the field with the Land Arts of the American West mobile studio, the physiocartographies series combines the abstraction of cartographic maps with the physical act of walking the surface of the planet to create portraits of place.

Bill Gilbert follows prescribed paths across the landscape using a GPS unit to navigate and record points, a camera to shoot images and a  digital recorder to capture sounds.

The final works appear as reconstructed maps, videos and installations.

Join Read More

Special Poetry Gathering: Film Performance of Beowulf

J. R. Skelton’s illustration in the children’s book ”Stories of Beowulf” (H. E. Marshall). Published in New York in 1908 by E. P. Dutton & Company

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library is pleased to show a film performance of Beowulf, the heroic, epic poem dated from between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon with modern English subtitles featuring Benjamin Bagby.

This special event is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM LA teacher, Jane Lin, which Read More

PAC 8 and Otowi Station Host Amy Goodman Oct. 11

PAC 8 News:

 

During this 2012 election season, Democracy Now!‘s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a national speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.

 

PAC 8 will host Goodman and Moynihan in a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge.

 

Cost of the event is $15, which includes lunch (sandwich supplied by the Los Alamos Co-Op.) Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing Read More

‘The Descendants’ Screens Sept. 6 at Mesa Public Library

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7d/Descendants_film_poster.jpg/215px-Descendants_film_poster.jpg Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Descendants

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

“The Descendants,” screening Thursday at Mesa Public Library, is the kind of film that smart people wish would win awards.

It’s not sensationalistic or gratuitous. It’s not one easy laugh after another, one car chase after another, one famous person after another saying dumb, obvious things with their multi-million-dollar voices.

And in fact, the film did win an Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four others: Best Achievement in Directing Read More

Los Alamos Concert Association Begins New Season Sept. 23 with World-Class Violinist

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association kicks off its 2012-2013 season at 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 23 with a concert featuring Rachel Barton Pine. 

An extraordinary violinist, the Washington Post wrote, “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” 

Barton Pine will be accompanied by pianist Matthew Hagle, who has been praised for the “rare clarity and sweetness” of his playing by Clavier Magazine.

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Read More

Golden Acrobats Perform Sept. 15 in Los Alamos

The Golden Acrobats perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. The event is a fundraiser for the 2013 Gordons’ Summer Concert Series. The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 16. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 at CB FOX, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Del Norte Credit Union offices in Los Alamos, White Rock and Espanola. For more information, visit russ@gordonssummerconcerts.com Courtesy/RG Read More

‘Mozart on the Rocks’ Opera at Bandelier on Sept. 29

CHAMBER News:

FREE TO ALL! The Los Alamos Opera Guild (LAOG) The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. and Bandelier National Monument will co-host OPERA AT BANDELIER.

The event will be held on National Public Lands Day, Saturday Sept. 29, at the Bandelier amphitheater. Visitors will be able to enjoy the fall colors at Bandelier while listening to music.

The performance will be “THE THREE SOPRANOS” singing Mozart; coordinated by local Opera singer Alicia Soloman with Jess Cullinan and Heather McCulloch.

Enjoy selections from the Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi fan tutte Read More

Taos School of Music Breaks Attendance Records

TSM News: 

Opus 50, the Taos School of Music’s special concert season to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the prestigious summer music school brought internationally-known ensembles to Taos including the Shanghai, Jupiter and American String Quartets, plus the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets.

Music world luminaries Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, Christopher Constanza, Thomas Sauer and Robert McDonald also performed and served as faculty.

In addition, 19 young artists, graduates and students of the nation’s leading music conservatories, Read More

‘Trashy’ Fashions That Help Save The Environment

The Envrionmental Steward-ess: Made from the leather of discarded Delta Airlines seat cushions, safety cards, pretzel bags, airline tickets, Sky Magazines and an old pilowcase. Courtesy/ http://recyclerunway.com

By Kirsten Laskey

Flipping through fashion magazines or glancing at those recorded fashion shows in department stores can reveal some pretty wacky-looking clothes.

And while magazine articles and broadcasters will hail these creations as art, they sometimes seem more frivolous than artistic.

One designer, however, takes her unusual creations to the catwalk with a very Read More

White Rock’s Artist & Artisans Market Set for Sunday

The Los Alamos Creative District will host its second outdoor Artist & Artisans Market 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 in the outdoor space at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Stop by to help support the efforts of local artists Jennifer Moss, Therese Lynston, Debra Steinman and several others. 

This is a start-up market and there is room for more artists and artisans. Call Melanie at 505-661-4807, for more information.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District.

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‘The Scale of Justice’ Dedication Held Thursday

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday’s dedication of Williams’ “The Scale of Justice” sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the “The Scale of Justice” dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area Read More

Fuller Lodge Art Center: Susannah Smith Travels in Egypt

Susannah Smith poses next to her favorite piece in the show underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center titled “Look up! Temple at Dendera.”  Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com 

Staff report

Fuller Lodge Art Center describes the themes of its show “Tri, Tri and Tri Again” this way:

  • There are three primary colors and three states of matter.
  • Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.
  • For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes?

Susannah Smith’s photos from her travels in Egypt are Read More

County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy.” Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works Read More

Hannemann Music Celebrates Five Years in Business

 

Richard Hannemann. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

This September, Hannemann Music celebrates its 5th anniversary, carrying on the long tradition of home-based music stores in Los Alamos.

Owner Richard Hannemann is a professional musician who plays the guitar, mandolin and clarinet.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1969 and gained his core musical knowledge through the Los Alamos Public Schools music program.

“I have a great deal of respect for the music program,” Hannemann said. “One of the biggest reasons to have a music store in town is to Read More

Beatles Tribute Band Plays Pond Friday

Beatles tribute band, Yellow Dubmarine plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

The Beatles were the most popular and influential rock band of the 20th Century. You can’t argue too much about that and I’m not going to argue that “… we all live in a yellow submarine.”

From 1962 thru 1970, the Beatles had an amazing 54 songs that made it to #1 on the Billboard Music Charts in the U.S. and UK.

Friends of the Summer Concert Series, this Friday, Aug. 24 we have a fabulous reggae, ska, dub, rock, punk and rocksteady Beatles tribute band, Yellow Dubmarine playing at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Read More

Atomic City Children’s Theater Preps for Busy Year

Courtesy/Atomic City Children’s Theater

By Kirsten Laskey

For the last five years, Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) has given local students an in-depth theater education and the organization shows no signs of slowing down during the 2012-2013 school year.

In fact, this year the program is expanding to include a field trip planned for January to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., and a new program for third and fourth graders called Act II.

Director Daren Savage said ACCT has provided productions for fifth through eighth grade students but it was decided to extend to the younger Read More

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