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Scribble Works Reviews: 'DESPICABLE ME 2'

on July 23, 2013 - 8:23am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
Scribble Works Reviews
By LORENZO VENNERI and NAFTALI BURACOVSKY

DESPICABLE ME 2: Funny, Stupid, and Quite Good

Despicable Me 2, directed by animation heavyweights Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, follows the story of the villain-turned-father Gru (Steve Carell.) Gru’s adventure to defeat a new supervillain and discover love along the way is both hilarious and enjoyable to watch.

Since this is an animated comedy, we can’t look at it as anything more. There is little to criticize, and although Despicable Me 2 is certainly not an excellent

This Week at Mesa Public Library

on July 23, 2013 - 8:10am

LIBRARY News:
  • Adult Summer Reading Program: Read a book, rate a book, put your rating card in the jar at Mesa or White Rock Branch to win great prizes (or just put in your two cents!) The program ends at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26.

  • Game Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Upstairs Rotunda join the staff for games; bring your own or play ours. Children are welcome but not required!

  • Authors Speak: At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the Upstairs Rotunda, Stacia Lewandowski will talk about her book and present a slide show from Light, Landscape, and the Creative Quest: Early Artists of Santa Fe.

Couples Gather at Friday's Summer Concert

on July 22, 2013 - 6:58am

Jeannie Bridge dances with her friend Frank Krawczyk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighter Cari Mace with her boyfriend Jon Shroyer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Merry McIntyre with her friend Louie Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A couple snuggles against the evening breeze. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cindy and John Hollabaugh share a dance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A couple of Paula Nelson fans. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Ron Crotzer dances with his daughter Sarah, 11. Photo by Carol A.

Unleash Your Inner Cowboy on Wild West Weekend

on July 22, 2013 - 6:23am

A young buckaroo gets up close and personal with a lasso. Photo by Cheron Bayna Ryan

NMHM News:

SANTA FE—Immerse yourself in cowboy culture Aug. 9-11 at the New Mexico History Museum’s Wild West Weekend, a special event celebrating the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined.

Cowboy musicians and poets join trick ropers, saddle makers, silversmiths and more to provide three days of hands-on fun for the whole family. The events are free; the exhibition is by regular admission (Sundays free to New Mexico residents, Friday evenings free to everyone, children 16 and under free daily.)

“We’ve

Beer Fiesta Saturday at Pajarito Mountain

on July 21, 2013 - 7:56am

More Photos From Summer Concert

on July 21, 2013 - 7:43am

A large crowd gathered at Friday night's Summer Concert in Mari Mac Plaza to hear Willie Nelson's daughter Paula Nelson and her Paula Nelson Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Concert Promoter Russ Gordon introduces Los Alamos firefighters who were raising money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives in the line of duty while fighting the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Arizona earlier this month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

The Summer Concert Series is presented free of charge to the public by the County of Los Alamos

Hannemann's Music Corner: Ain't Live Performance Fun

on July 21, 2013 - 7:39am
Hannemann's Music Corner: Ain't Live Performance Fun
By RICHARD HANNEMANN

Okay, for a bit of levity ...

In the late 80s to early 90s I was playing a lot in Santa Monica and I worked with some very talented musicians. We were a fairly tight group visiting each other at our various venues regularly during breaks. We traded licks, sat in with one another, borrowed strings ─ “Hey, you got a spare G string?" ─ which in my case was a bit absurd given that I was the only one playing a nylon string guitar and I got to carrying a set of steel strings in my case even though I don't use them.

But

Last Chance to Vote for Renegade Mountain Band!

on July 19, 2013 - 8:32am
Renegade Mountain Band of Los Alamos played in the Clint Black Country Cares Competition at the Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon in Albuquerque July 14. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Online voting for the Clint Black Country Cares Competition is set to end at some point today and a winner will be announced this evening.

The exact cut-off time for voting is unknown, but fans are encouraged to cast their vote as early as possible at the following link: http://www.clintblackopeningact.com/vote-now-2

The Renegade Mountain Band, a Los Alamos country band, performed against three other New

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Paula Nelson Brings Austin to Los Alamos

on July 18, 2013 - 7:53am
Paula Nelson. Courtesy photo

By RUSS GORDON

Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series stage will return to Smith’s Food & Drugs in the Mari Mac Shopping Center in Los Alamos.

Tuesday, July 23, Smith’s will break ground for the new Smith’s Market Place at the Trinity Site. Most of LA has been anxiously waiting for this new shopping center. Folks, it’s coming. It will be the largest supermarket and the only Smith’s Market Place in the state.

I hope you enjoy it, because it should be tremendously beneficial to the town. Let me say this again, shop locally.

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