Artists Meet Patrons at Friday’s Opening Reception

Artists greeted patrons and showed off their work during Friday’s opening night reception of ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Fuller Lodge Art Center including Schoschi Friedel whose work is on display in the Portal Gallery. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Artist Eileen G. Gorman with her clay sculpure and behind the scenes photos portraying her creative process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Many artists were on hand to talk about their work at Friday’s opening reception of “Behind the Scenes” at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show, which runs Read More

‘Meetup’ at Dixie Girl Every Friday Night

Several people gathered Friday night for a ‘Meetup’ event during Happy Hour at the Dixie Girl, 1789 Central Ave. Community members are invited to join the group or simply drop in around 5:30 p.m. each Friday, during which time the restaurant bar will offer $3 beers, $5 well drinks, $7 martinis, peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell and other bar food. Anna Dillane will be facilitating the weekly Meetups, which officially start at 5:30 p.m., but don’t hesitate to stop by as early as 4:30 p.m., when the bar’s Happy Hour specials begin. For more information, visit
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Los Alamos Photography Club Show Call For Entries

Poster from the 2012 Los Alamos Photography Club Show. Courtesy/LAPC

LAPC News:

The Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) will be hosting its annual photography show for 2013 at the Mesa Public Library from Monday, March 4 through Friday March 29.

Photos should be dropped off at the Library Saturday, March 2. Non-club members are encouraged to limit their entries to no more than three photos.

There will be LAPC representatives present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 to receive them. Participants should pick up their entries Saturday, March 30.

All photos should have a wire across the back for hanging Read More

SFI Professor Provides Scientific Window into Cult Film

SFI News:

The popular “Science On Screen” series at the Center for Contemporary Arts continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

 Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505.982.1338.

Professor Dr. Cris Moore of the Santa Fe Institute, a physicist, mathematician, computer scientist and author provides a window into Shane Carruth’s twisty and unforgettable 2004 cult film Primer, in which two young inventors, working after hours in a garage, craft a machine that opens up a universe of possibility … and consequences. Read More

Paradox Plays Jazz Tonight

CHC News:

The jazz trio Paradox, with Carl Greef, Jim Ziomek, Jim Gattiker, will be playing at the Coffee House Cafe (723 Central, thecoffeebooth.com, 662-CAFE) 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 1.

The Paradox Trio of piano, guitar, and saxophone, performs acoustic jazz standards and classic tunes.

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Topper Revue Opens Today!

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Olions will kick off the 2013 Topper Revue at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium.

Topper Revue is the annual talent and variety show at the high school. Topper Revue showcases the talents of student performers in a madcap variety show atmosphere.

Six student MCs from the Olions Thespian Club keep things lively with comedy skits and hijinks.

“I am thrilled with the variety and caliber of talent being presented by LAHS students this year,” said Olions’ sponsor and show producer Rachel Peck. “We have everything Read More

Go ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Fuller Lodge Art Center

Kim Aeby’s scale model of a stage set for a production of ‘It Is So If You Think It Is So’ by Luigi Pirandello. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

By Bonnie J. Gordon

We’ve all wondered what inspired a particular work of art. Or maybe we’re curious about the process that an artist used to create a particular piece.

The new show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center will take us “Behind the Scenes.” The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and will be up through March 9.

Knitted hat by Melissa Alexander. Courtesy photo

Many of the artists will be on hand Feb. 1 to talk about Read More

Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band Resumes Saturday

The Squash Mountain Boys. Courtesy photo

Staff report:

The popular Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band is back! The next event will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be offered by the Santa Fe Brewing Company and from 3-5 p.m., the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque will provide the music.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.

Beginning as a garage rock band, the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque have played everything Read More

Aspen Art Teacher Receives LAPSF Grant

Britt Williams


Britt Williams, art teacher at Aspen Elementary School, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. 

Williams’ grant will impact 55 6th grade students. The students will learn about the Empty Bowls events from Gillian Sutton. 

Then, they will learn about clay process, see examples from other artists and do the preliminary sketches of their bowls. 

After constructing their bowls using slabs and forms, the students can add texture to their bowls or build up features on the bowl’s surface. 

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Free Piano Recital by Beau Gerard Sunday


This is the final in a series of Beau Gerard’s Piano Recitals and Compositions hosted by Los Alamos Friends. Gerard is back from the first round of eliminations for America’s Got Talent and is expected to make it to round II. 

Gerard will play his compositions on his Yamaha Grand Conservatory Piano in his living room at 3711 Trinity Ave. in Los Alamos, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The event is free.

Light refreshments and wine will be served at 3 p.m. The piano recital will commence at 3:30 p.m. 

Drop-ins are okay until 3:30 p.m., after which there will be Read More

Brown Bag Concert Features Lads of Enchantment; Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet

The Lads of Enchantment perform a Christmas Concert in Espanola. Courtesy photo

By Maxine Schmidt

The Los Alamos Arts Council will present The Lads of Enchantment Chorus and The Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet at the February Brown Bag concert.

The concert will begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. The Brown Bag Series is free and open to the public.

The Hot Flashes. Courtesy photo

The Lads of Enchantment Chorus is the Los Alamos Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The Los Alamos Area Chapter was granted a charter in 1993.

The founding group, of which Read More

Hopi Artist Presents Kachina Doll Talk to Rotary

Hopi artist Glenn Fred, an accomplished kachina doll carver, presented a program about kachina doll traditions and carving during the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kachina dolls and carving tools used by Hopi artist Glenn Fred to create his art was on display at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Tom Rheam Trio Jazzes Up Blue Window Bistro

The Tom Rheam Trio plays Jazz Night Saturday at the Blue Window Restaurant. Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Jazz Night came back to the Blue Window Bistro Saturday night when a full house enjoyed the Tom Rheam Trio from Santa Fe.

The Blue Window is a great place to hear jazz. The lights are low, the space is intimate and the conversations are muted during the music.

In addition, the food is great. There’s even room to dance. There is always a special menu for Jazz Night. This time it included “The Captain’s Plate.” Two lobster tails, scallops, and shrimp served with gourmet mac and cheese—bliss. Read More

Handel’s Messiah Brings Local Audience to its Feet

Los Alamos audience members stand for the traditional Hallelujah chorus at the presentation of Handel’s Messiah by the Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mary Badarak Sunday night at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com  Read More

Calling Creative Young Artists for Dog Jog Logo Contest


Tails are wagging all over Los Alamos in anticipation of the 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog, to be held on the morning of Saturday, April 27. 

The Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Shelter, who provide medical services and needed items for animals housed at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

The Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put your imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2013 Dog Jog Logo Contest!

The Logo Contest is open to youngsters in grades 3 through 6 whose families live or work in Los Alamos County.

The winning

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Column: Just Trust Me on This, Go to a Poetry Reading

Just Trust Me on This, Go to a Poetry Reading
By Bonnie Gordon
Last night I went to a poetry reading. The poet was Jon Davis, Santa Fe’s newest poet laureate.

Jon was reading at Mesa Public Library as part of Authors Speak series. I love poetry readings but I hadn’t made it to one for a couple of years.

Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

I should go to more poetry readings and you should too. Here’s why.

Poetry reveals the inner workings of another person’s mind and how they perceive the world as no other medium can.  

Most people process things through language. Even if Read More

Movie Review: ‘Les Miserables’ – a Story that Stands the Test of Time

Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables.’ Courtesy/Universal
Les Miserables – a Story that Stands the Test of Time
Review by Kirsten Laskey

A truly great story contains a special quality. It can be revisited again and again and never become dull or tired. Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” is one of these stories.

The French writer wrote the story in 1862. It transferred from paper to stage in 1985 and became the second longest-running musical in the world.

Then in 2013, “Les Miz” transformed again, this time as a movie. And that special quality has never faded.

The musical, which Read More

‘Music on Barcelona’ 5:30 p.m. Today in Santa Fe

Brian Newnam with the microphone, Cindy at the Piano, and Shanalyn Kemme with her cello. Courtesy/Carl Newton

Music on Barcelona:

The Los Alamos piano trio of Brian Newman, violin; Shanalyn Kemme, cello; and Cindy Little, piano is returning to Music on Barcelona at 5:30 p.m. today, Jan. 25.

Music on Barcelona is the last Friday of the month musicale at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 West Barcelona Road.

The Newman-Kemme-Little Trio appeared there last February, performing a Shostakovich trio. Today they will perform Joaquin Turina’s Piano Trio No. 1.

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Atomic City Children’s Theater Brings Home Gold!

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) students, staff and parents from Los Alamos traveled to Atlanta, Ga., last weekend and brought home the “Excellence in Ensemble Work” award. Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Seventeen Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) students and nine staff and parents from Los Alamos traveled to Atlanta, Ga., over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend to attend the 2013 Junior Theater Festival (JTF) and brought home the gold.

The young actors received the “Excellence in Ensemble Work” award.

In addition to winning this award, Read More


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