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Dinner and Jazz at Dixie Girl Saturday Night

on January 23, 2014 - 10:16am
The Craig Martin Experience will perform Saturday night at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos jazz moves to the Dixie Girl Restaurant this weekend as the Craig Martin Experience (CME) brings its blend of smooth horns and a swinging rhythm section to the town’s newest music venue.

“We were ready to groove the afternoon crowd at Beer and Band on Pajarito Mountain, but the lack of snow nixed that," band leader Craig Martin said.

Fourth Annual UNM-LA Music Marathon Raises Money for Scholarships

on January 23, 2014 - 9:57am

UNM-LA News:

The results are in and the Fourth Annual UNM-LA Music Marathon, held Sunday Jan. 19, raised nearly $900 to benefit the student scholarship fund at the community college. Fifty-four performers from both in and out of town entertained an audience of over one hundred who attended the 7-hour event in the Student Center on the UNM-LA campus.

Juanita Madland and Rheta Moazzami organized the music marathon with the help of The Los Alamos Music Teachers Association who paid for piano tuning by James Beinke. Robin Gurule provided 8 gallons of green chile stew, and Drs.

Sunset at the Ski Hill

on January 23, 2014 - 6:31am
Pajarito Mountain sunset Wednesday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Test Drive a Class at Karen Wray Fine Art Saturday

on January 22, 2014 - 10:25am
Karen Wray in her new studio at 166 East Gate Dr. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Karen Wray Fine Art has a new home at 166 East Gate Dr. in Los Alamos. Wray closed her Gallery on Central Avenue in October. “It was just not economically viable,” Wray said. “The number of art buyers in town is too small and tourism just isn’t off the ground yet.”

Student works on oil painting in Karen Wray art class. Courtesy/Karen Wray Fine Art

Wray decided to change direction and move away from the retail side to a space where she could offer her popular classes and

This Week at the Reel Deal

on January 22, 2014 - 7:21am
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, Jan. 24, we will be opening Lone Survivor. Sorry you’ve had to wait for it, but as much as we tried, Universal wouldn’t give it to us on the break. As I’ve said before, if it’s a great movie it may take some time but there’s no need to go off the hill. We will bring the films to you. 

Also opening this Friday is Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern. It’s directed by Alexander Payne who also directed two of my favorite movies: Sideways and The Descendants.

It opened in a very limited way in four screenings in November, but has gained momentum and

‘Backcountry Film Fest’ in Los Alamos Jan. 30

on January 21, 2014 - 7:17am
Scene from the film 'Valhalla.' Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

For the third year, the Winter Wildlands Alliance in coordination with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal will bring 10 independent films to Los Alamos, aimed at inspiring the spirit of outdoor adventure during the third annual Backcountry Film Festival.

The films will be shown 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival aims at entertaining while raising funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands Alliance – a nonprofit organization,

PBS Live Streaming Gov's State of the State Address

on January 19, 2014 - 9:38am
Governor Susana Martinez

PBS News:

New Mexico PBS (KNME) Ch.5.1 is broadcasting live video of the 2014 New Mexico State of the State Address at 1 p.m. Tuesday (time is approximate) on Ch.5.1, as well as live streaming the speech and the follow-up panel discussion. Viewers can watch the Governor’s address again, in its entirety, at 10 p.m. on Ch.5.1.

Log in to watch and join the conversation.

2014 New Mexico State of the State Address:

The Roundtable Panel Discussion immediately following the Governor’s speech with Moderator Gene

Rising Star Cellist Joshua Roman Performs in Los Alamos Jan. 24

on January 19, 2014 - 9:36am
Joshua Roman, cellist. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association will present the New Mexico debut of Joshua Roman, cellist, performing with pianist Andrius Zlabys at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Duane Smith Auitorium in Los Alamos.

Described by Yo Yo Ma as a “fearless explorer of our world” and one of the “great exemplars of the ideal 20th century musician,” Roman has earned national renown as a cellist for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level.

Driven to make music accessible


Square Peg Plays at Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band at Dixie Girl

on January 19, 2014 - 9:35am
Square Peg from Taos played the Pajairto Mountain Beer and Band event at the Dixie Girl Saturday. Beer and Band moved to the restaurant from the ski hill due to lack of snow, which closed down Pajarito Mountain this weekend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The crowd samples beer from Taos Mesa Brewing at Beer and Band Saturday at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/