David Frost (Don Monteith) and President Richard M. Nixon (Grady Hughes) share a moment. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Review by Bonnie J. Gordon
Frost/Nixon is a trip down memory lane for those of us who were there, but maybe it’s more important that those who weren’t there see this play.
If you want to understand the 1970s, certainly a pivotal time in American history, there’s no better way to get a feel for the period than to see Front/Nixon.
The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting an excellent production of Peter Morgan’s play this month. The show portrays the 1977 television interviews Read More
Pianist Jeremy Denk
New Mexico native Jeremy Denk will be the featured artist as the Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season Jan. 12.
Pianist Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation as an unusual and compelling artist, with a broad and thought-provoking repertoire.
He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London.
He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and Read More
Registration is underway for the 2013 Winter Art Classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio.
Community members are invited to join in the fun by participating in one of the classes, all of which will be held at the Gallery’s new location, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125.
“Creative Color and Dynamic Design,” is a new evening class taught by award-winning local artist Melissa Bartlett.
Bartlett will teach participants how color theory and design are essential elements of painting. Class starts Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. and runs six weeks.
The Karen Wray Fine Read More
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Courtesy/movies.yahoo.com
Review by Kirsten Laskey
Who doesn’t want to go on an adventure? There something thrilling and romantic about leaving the comfort and security of home in exchange for the great unknown that lies in the far corners of the map.
This is what “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” provides moviegoers – the opportunity to tag along on a great adventure.
Let me tell you, it is a wonderful ride although be prepared for long pauses on this epic journey because apparently this story is being spread out into three films.
The first film educates Read More
Members of the Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra perform during a January 2011 concert. Photo by Bill Goodwin
The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present Messiah by George Frederick Handel from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr.
Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at CB FOX or at the door. Student admission is free.
Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. The chorus of about 90 singers and the orchestra ensemble of about 40 musicians are Read More
Local artist Richard Swenson with his larger than life ‘running man’ piece at Audobon Park in New Orleans. Courtesy/MPL
Metal Menagerie: Scrap Metal Sculpture by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo
Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Jan. 16-Feb. 27
Public Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
Metal artisits Richard Swenson and David Trujillo are Los Alamos neighbors, friends and fellow sculptors of fantastic forms.
Their delightful rabbits; prancing, stylized horses; plunging and cavorting wild hogs; giraffes; whales; sinuous dragons; armadillos; porcupines, not to Read More
The movie Jack Reacher delivers what I expected after seeing the trailer on TV: Action. Don’t expect too much more than that, or anything too complicated here, and there are some definite holes in the plot development.
But we see the usual Mission Impossible Tom Cruise, intense and serious. Despite showing his age, Tom can still deliver in the fight scenes.
We have some hand-to-hand Read More
LOS ALAMOS FRIENDS News:
Celia Browne will be hosting a New Year’s Eve open house for the new social club, Los Alamos Friends, at her home on Arizona Avenue.
The event starts at 6 p.m. and will run until midnight or later. There will be food, wine, punch and treats; anyone attending can bring a bottle of wine or a dish to pass but it’s not required.
Anyone interested in Los Alamos Friends is welcome to join … for information on the group, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/los_alamos_friends/ or call Celia Browne at 695-5788.
About Los Alamos Friends: Read More
‘Cloud Dance’ by Pablita Velarde at Golden Dawn Gallery. Courtesy/UNM-LA
By Bonnie J. Gordon
For students in American Studies 252, “The Native American Experience,” the emphasis really was on experience. The class included four all-day field trips as well as film, Internet and printed materials, and classroom discussion.
“Our first field trip was to the Tewa Basin pueblos and was led by Porter Swentzel from Santa Clara Pueblo,” Instructor Carol Noones said.
The group visited Santa Clara Pueblo, then San Ildefonso Pueblo where they Read More
This is at the very start of scene one. Richard Nixon (Grady Hughes) is preparing to give his resignation speech. Behind and to the right of Nixon is Manolo Sanchez (John Phillips), Nixon’s loyal personal aide, helping to give light readings. To the left of Nixon is a makeup assistant (Claire Singleton) touching up the president so as to mask his ever-present perspiration. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
By Kate Ramsey
What makes Los Alamos Little Theatre so special? Why spend an evening at the theatre? There are two reasons: family and tradition.
The New Year’s Eve performance is Read More
Santa Claus takes off on his annual global trek to spread joy to children everywhere. Courtesy/LANL
- Efforts will help ensure Magical Elf’s safe passage across the globe
Los Alamos trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken this year by Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer during the Jolly Elf’s annual mission to spread joy to all the children of the world.
Visit http://santa.lanl.gov beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 24 to see St. Nick’s whirlwind journey.
Dec. 21 marked the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere and also the eve of the completion of the 13th Read More
‘Dancing Poppies’ painting by Kate O’Donnell.
‘Sitting Still’ painting by Kate O’Donnell.
By Mandy Marksteiner
Kate O’Donnell, producer of the Reel Deal Theater preshow, has lived in a beautiful home on Bathtub Row for seven years. She and her husband Jim O’Donnell have restored that home to regain its historic integrity and be an inspiring place to live.
Their guiding principle for the remodel has been “Everything needs to touch you in some way.”
Before World War II, the house was the arts and craft building for the Boy’s ranch. Since then, famous people Read More
The Los Alamos Big Band (LABB) will be presenting their annual Christmas Dance 7:30–10:30 p.m., Dec. 27 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.
The dance will be a special performance to honor the memory of Cathy LeClaire, a former member of the Big Band vocal quartet “The Mountainaires.”
Cathy, her husband Rene with Steve and Terry Coggeshall sang for many years with LABB in the style of the famous Glenn Miller quartet “The Modernaires.”
Rene will be the guest vocalist for the upcoming dance. All are welcome to come and Read More
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