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Council Tables Withdrawal of Historic Sculptures Master Plan ... Will Revisit In June Time Frame

on April 4, 2014 - 2:20pm

The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 during today's noon-time meeting to table the motion that Council withdraw the Historic Sculptures Master Plan as an official document that guides the work of County boards, commission and staff. Concern was expressed with how the County could fund the plan and other types of public art while ensuring the collection includes a wide variety spread throughout the community. Council likely will revisit the issue at a meeting in June. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society Board of Directors
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Want To Be A Movie Extra in Los Alamos?

on April 4, 2014 - 9:25am

COUNTY News:

Members of the public who are interested in auditioning to be an extra in the Lifetime made-for-television movie being filmed in White Rock (working title: "Jubilee”), are encouraged to send an e-mail to the casting director at extras@whiteturtlecasting.com and include a current photo, contact phone number, height, weight and the year, make, model and color of your vehicle. 

Filming in White Rock is scheduled for March 31 and April 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 22, however, other portions of the film will be shot in other New Mexico locations through to the end of April.

Please submit

Summer Concert Series Fundraiser Tonight!

on April 4, 2014 - 8:14am
Dk and the Affordables, from left, Rob Heineman, Scott Beguin and DK Warner entertained an enthusiastic crowd Feb. 16 at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Russ Gordon celebrates concert series' 25-year anniversary

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Tonight’s fundraiser for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will get going at 7 p.m. at the Posse Lodge.

Music is DK & the Affordables. Special guest musicians include Eddy Partridge of the Nomads fame and James Carothers of the Renegade Mountain Band. Tickets are $15 or $25 for couples.

At 8:30 p.m., the live

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Noah'

on April 3, 2014 - 9:53am
'Noah'
Review by CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

Movie poster for 'Noah.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

"Noah", the new film by Darren Aronofsky, is a fantasy that uses 21st century psychological insights within the framework of an ancient biblical story, ending with mixed results. 

Those who, like us, re-read Genesis 6 through 9 before going to see the film, may find themselves disappointed that more of the details of the story from the Hebrew Bible didn't make the cut in this story. (Really? There aren't three wives for the sons?

Spanish photographer Janire Najera Discovers Another Side of New Mexico’s Nuclear History

on April 3, 2014 - 8:00am

Janire Najera

This week's local and national art series ¡COLORES! features Spanish photographer Janire Najera and her discoveries of another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

Najera is a Spanish photojournalist and curator based between Cardiff (Wales), Bilbao (Basque Country) and Santa Fe. She studied journalism in Madrid and documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport.

Since graduating, she has undertaken artistic residencies and exhibited internationally.

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This Week at the Reel Deal

on April 2, 2014 - 8:17am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL 
Reel Deal Theater                  

Happy Spring Break! We will be open every day, every showtime to accommodate all.

Movie poster for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

This week, we are opening Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Muppets Most Wanted, Noah, and Divergent will hold for another week. Mr. Peabody and Sherman ends this Thursday.  

Critic Randy Myers of San Jose Mercury News calls Captain America: The Winter Soldier one of the best superhero movies ever made. Read his review here.

Coming attractions include:

Rumors Swirl Around True Identity of Movie Being Shot in Pajarito Acres

on April 1, 2014 - 3:21pm
The movie crew takes a break this afternoon, on the set of a film being shot at a home in S. Monte Rey in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A worker constructs a wall in front of the home where the movie is being shot in Pajarito Acres this week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

Speculation sourrounds the movie being shot this week at a Pajarito Acres home.

LAHS Choir Sings At Lincoln Center

on April 1, 2014 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School Choir students gather for a photo prior to their performance at Lincoln Center. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAHS Choir touring NYC in between rehearsals. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Staff Report
 
Eighteen students from the Los Alamos High School Choir sojourned to New York City to join other high school musicians from around the country to form a 150 member National Festival Chorus and perform at the Lincoln Center.
 
The local LAHS Choir Parent Booster Club organized and sponsored the five-day trip where the singers rehearsed under Karen Kennedy, a Master

'Ruby Sparks' Explores Love, Real and Imaginary

on April 1, 2014 - 8:04am

'Ruby Sparks' movie poster. Courtesy www.cultureslap.com

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

"Ruby Sparks" (2012, rated R) screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Free Film Series.

It tells the story of young novelist Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) who has not recovered from his early success. Nor has the acclaimed "genius" recovered from his father's death or his break-up with his first serious girlfriend. He cannot write, he cannot maintain friendships and he can barely be kind to his dog.

From this nadir, he begins to dream.

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