LAHS National Art Honor Society members Geoff Phillips, left, and Sam McIntyre use their artistic talents to draw on the paper tablecloths provided for that purpose. Courtesy photo
By Maire O’Neill
Jemez Valley artist Betsie Miller-Kusz was the guest speaker at an induction ceremony Dec. 7 for 34 new Los Alamos High School members of the National Art Honor Society.
Miller-Kusz was born in Los Alamos and lived and painted in San Francisco, Calif., for many years. She has exhibited internationally and painted many public murals.
The society is designed specifically for high school students Read More
The Christmas Tubas are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at IHMC. Players from a 2006 performance include from left, Christopher Alme, Ricky Korzekwa, Laurel Webb, Steve Coggeshall, Jerry Morzinski, Larry Cox, Deniece Korekwa and Pete Forman. Courtesy photo
CHRISTMAS TUBAS News:
The sound of a choir performing Christmas Carols is a sure sign that Christmas is near. This choir happens to be composed of instrumentalists – tubas and euphoniums (which can be thought of as small tubas.)
The group, aptly named the Christmas Tubas, was formed in 2002 by local musician Jerry Morzinski, Read More
Dancers from Los Alamos High School’s 2012 Winter Dance show. Courtesy photo
Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School is the venue for two arts department events Monday, Dec. 17.
The closing reception for a collection of fall semester artwork by visual arts students is slated from 3:30 p.m. in the foyer area and at 7 p.m., the 2012 Winter Dance show begins.
“We are very excited about displaying the fall semester artwork during the winter concerts. We hope dancers and their parents will join us for this closing reception,” said Mary Grace, visual arts instructor Read More
Wendy Songe, Jonathan Dowell and Tessa Dowell perform at the Celtic Christmas Showdown concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame recently in Tulsa Oklahoma. Songe and Dowell are playing Irish drums called Bodhrans. Courtesy photo
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Dulcimer champions Wendy Songe and Jonathan Dowell will face off in a Celtic Christmas Showdown in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Crossroads Bible Church.
It’s all in fun of course. Songe and Dowell play together as “Dually Noted” and are good friends. They also share the distinction of being First Place winners of both the Texas State Read More
- High school wrestling at Capital canceled on Saturday.
- Mid school wrestling canceled at Las Vegas on Saturday.
- Boys varsity basketball will not play today or tomorrow in Academy tournament.
- Girls spent the night and will play tomorrow.
- Mid school girls basketball tournament is canceled today and tomorrow.
Also, tonight’s Read More
Rotarian Mike Lippiatt has been on the road promoting local musicians in the Celtic Christmas Showdown. He spoke to the Los Alamos Rotary Club Tuesday inviting members to attend the upcoming performance at 7 p.m., Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Proceeds from the event benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More
Front row from left, Nayeli Marquez, Neha Sadasivan and Rebekah Lockhart. Back row from left, Kezia Tripp (Flounder), Carley Sorenen, Marcie Lee, Joseph Sarrao (Sebastian), Hannah Clegg, Katie Hermmann and Tayra Eidenbnz. Courtesy photo
Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) invites the community to its premiere performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Duane Smith Auditorium.
Dive into the sea and meet Ariel (Evelyn Wolbier) who wants to be human. Torn between her love Read More
Local cartoonist Stephen McCranie will be hosting a release party for his new book at the Los Alamos County Library 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.
The new book, Belly Flop!, is the third volume of an all-ages graphic novel series called Mal and Chad. McCranie will give a short talk and will be available afterwards to chat and sign books.
Books can be purchased for $10.
McCranie graduated from Los Alamos High School and attended the University of New Mexico. While there, he began working on a comic strip called Mal and Chad about a boy genius and his talking dog for the UNM school newspaper.
An editor from Penguin Read More
Los Alamos Little Theatre will host “The Truth About Santa,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22
“The Truth About Santa” is a PG-13 melodrama about troubles at the North Pole and will be performed by the Southwest Rural Theatre Project.
Anastasia (Haley Henson) and policewoman (Rebecca Varjebedian) discuss the baby in “Nothing Is What It Seems” written and directed by senior Alexandria L’Esperance. Courtesy/Olions
Review by Maire O’Neill
The Los Alamos High School Olions presented this year’s student-directed one act plays in the new Topper Theater Dec. 6-9.
As always, this year’s plays, which ranged from heart-breaking to mind-twisting to bully-breaking, showcased the multiple talents of the Olions.
“Nothing Is What It Seems” written and directed by Alexandria Read More
If you’re looking for a mature adult film … this is it. I’m a fan of Denzel Washington. Never met him but his acting is always there and he seems to pick the right movies to be in. Flight is no exception.
You’ve probably seen the trailers where he Read More
Los Alamos Geological Society member Lisa Kratzer, right, assists a group of young people to create sand art, inspired by artist Robert Stoufer’s work, during the society’s Earth Treasure Show Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Martha Zumbro and Dave Bowman check out a display case Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society’s Earth Treasure Show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Mary Thompson and Jan Studebaker admire some of the geological treasures on display Saturday at the Los Alamos Geological Society’s Read More
Carol Neal’s creche is on display at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos Ward’s creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Bryan and Ellen Spaulding check out the creche festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Mary Barrus looks at the nativity scenes displayed at the Los Alamos Ward. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Sally Cassil donated her nativity scene for the creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Lawry and Alice Mann donated their creche for the festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Read More
Arctic bear by Jean Balagna is on display at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
The Art in Public Places Board is set to meet 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Mesa Public Library in Upstairs Meeting Room #3.
The meeting is open to the public.
I. CALL TO ORDER
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 4 minutes each.)
III. APP BOARD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes from Nov. 14, 2012
B. Welcome to new APPB Member(s)
C. Farewell to long-time APPB Read More
“Hansel and Gretel” performed by Cody Maggiore and Sally Grindstaff. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Ballerinas glide through the air. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Review by Bonnie J. Gordon
Dance Arts Los Alamos brings the magical world of “Hansel and Gretel” to the Duane Smith Auditorium for three performances this weekend. I saw the production’s dress rehearsal on Dec. 6.
The original ballet is directed and choreographed by Dance Arts Los Alamos Ballet Director Christin Severini, with additional choreography by DALA’s Executive Director Valerie Silks and ballet instructor Read More
White Rock homeowners John and Cindy Hollabaugh have transformed their home at 334 Garver Lane into a neighborhood sensation. Driver’s pull up to the home and tune their car radio to 93.7 FM to watch the colorful Christmas light show as the lights dance on and off in rhythm to 10 holiday songs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
As a favorite holiday, John and Cindy Hollabaugh have gone all out to celebrate the Christmas season at their White Rock home, 334 Garver Lane, with festive sights and sounds. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos residents from left, Tessa Dowell, Jonathan Dowell and Wende Songe during a sound check Thursday in Tulsa, Okla., began their two-week concert tour called “Celtic Christmas Showdown” at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. The tour wraps up with a concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 15 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos and a final concert in Santa Fe Dec. 16. Photo by Mike Lippiatt Read More
Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Courtesy/LAHS
By Maire O’Neill
The Los Alamos High School Topper Band has been selected to perform at Disneyland in a coveted spot in the “Mainstreet USA” parade on Sunday, April 7, 2013, Director of Bands Zane Meek said.
Bands are selected by audition to perform in the parade. Additionally, the band will be working with Disney musicians and clinicians in a “Soundtrack Session” where they will learn what it is to record a music track for a movie scene.
“What a great honor it is to be chosen for this event,” Meek Read More
COFFEE HOUSE News:
The Coffee House in Los Alamos is joining a national trend by inviting local artists to showcase and sell their work at the restaurant in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.
“We are delighted to have local work at the Coffee House,” owner Brian Booth said. “We have had a potter and a photographer here already and have a jewelry and a knitter this week.”
Jeweler Patty Kokesh and knitter Maire O’Neill will be at the Coffee House from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Kokesh began working with leather craft at the age of 10 and expanded into other creative Read More
The community is invited to the Fuller Lodge Art Center Affordable Arts 2012 Holiday Open House this weekend.
We will be serving hot cider and cookies all day.
If you love to bake, consider dropping off some of your home made cookies at the Art Center this week, so we can share them with the shoppers on Saturday!
‘Tis the season to go shopping! At many stores you can expect to see the same kinds of things year after year, increasing the challenge of finding the perfect gift. Things are different