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Guy Forsyth Plays Summer Concert Friday

on August 1, 2013 - 7:51am

Guy Forsyth

By RUSS GORDON

One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show.

This cat and his band are terrific. They play 7-10 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge for you, your family and friends, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union* LA Schools Credit Union* Zia Credit Union Night.

Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail”. It is a message for us and his new born daughter.

NMSA Launches New School Year

on July 31, 2013 - 8:59am

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) state charter school launches its fourth year Aug. 12 with the largest student body to date: 212 students representing 37 communities throughout New Mexico.

This year, 70 new students will attend NMSA, coming from as far north as Taos and as far south as Las Cruces. The school experienced a surge in inquires and applications this school year from students wanting to attend NMSA.

“New Mexico School for the Arts is an extraordinary opportunity for young New Mexican artists.

Call for Artists for ‘Deep Into That Darkness Peering’

on July 30, 2013 - 10:58am

FLAC News:

Fuller Lodge Art Center announces its autumn show as the shadows lengthen and animals prepare for hibernation.

Consider Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos and all the ghost stories told around a campfire. Where does your personal darkness lead?

The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 30. The Opening Reception is Friday, Oct. 4.

Download the application here.

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'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe' Stars 24 Local Youth Aug. 2-3

on July 29, 2013 - 10:05am

Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy and Cameron Haag, 10, as Tumnus. Photo by Tara Key

Filippo Delzanno, 10, as Edmund; Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy; Lidia Appell, 10, as Susan and Ryan Rushton, 9, as Peter. Photo by Cindy Richard

COMMUNITY News:

"The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe stars 24 local youth who have been rehearsing for the stage play this summer at White Rock Baptist Church.

The production is an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," and the actors range from 6 to 18 years old. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Aug.

Catch Free Community Shuttle to Beer Fiesta

on July 25, 2013 - 8:32am
LABC News:
 
Public invited to attend the first ever Los Alamos Beer Co-op "Beer Fiesta" with five local breweries and a band on the ski lodge deck Saturday.
 
Sponsored by your local beer cooperative. Proceeds benefits efforts to bring a local craft brewery to Los Alamos that is owned by members of the community. http://www.losalamosbeer.coop/
 
Ski Hill will be open for biking and hiking 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as the Cafe. http://www.skipajarito.com/
 
Atomic City Transit will provide a free community shuttle to the Beer Fiesta at Pajarito Mountain this Saturday, July 27. Riders

Tunnel Near Roundabout Gets Makeover

on July 24, 2013 - 4:01pm
Community members repaint the tunnel near the Diamond Drive roundabout after 10 years. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A group of Los Alamos women got together and re-painted the tunnel entrance near the roundabout on Diamond Drive Monday.
 
The tunnel was originally painted about 10 years ago with flowers. But time had taken its toll and the paint was deteriorating. Local resident Amy Storey worked with Perry Rutherford at the County to get the paint and have the wall power-washed.
 
Ericka Becker became involved in the project as the designer.

Fly-Rite with Big Sandy at Ashley Pond Friday

on July 24, 2013 - 12:16pm
Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys bring country boogie to Ashley Pond for this week's Summer Concert. Courtey photo

By RUSS GORDON

The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will be having a fun show at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26 at Ashley Pond. Like all the shows in the Los Alamos Summer Concert series, this one is free. Bring your own chairs.

Coming in from Anaheim, Calif., the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series sponsors presents rockabilly, western swing, country boogie and roots of rock and roll star, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys. They’re on their 25th Anniversary Tour.

In those years,

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Author Stacia Lewandowski Will Discuss the History of the Santa Fe Art Scene

on July 24, 2013 - 12:15pm

Author Stacia Lewandowski will speak Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

The third largest art market in the U.S. isn’t located on the East Coast, the West Coast or even in the Midwest.

It is right outside Los Alamos in Santa Fe. Just how did this city achieve this ranking? Stacia Lewandowski will explain during an Authors Speak lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at Mesa Public Library.

In her book, “Light, Landscape and the Creative Quest,” Lewandowski mainly focuses on the Anglo artists who journeyed to Santa Fe.

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Artist Monika Kaden to Lead ‘Plein Air’ Painting Excursion

on July 24, 2013 - 8:25am
Santa Fe artist Monika Kaden will lead a PEEC-sponsored 'plein air' painting excursion Aug. 3. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Local artist and teacher Monika Kaden has teamed up with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to offer a “plein air” painting excursion on Aug. 3.

This class will allow participants to explore the Los Alamos landscape through art. The emphasis of the class is to have fun painting in a beautiful Los Alamos outside setting, while creating a unique and personal work of art.

“En plein air” is a French expression, which means “in the open air,” and it is used

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