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Ali MacGraw Moderates Discussion on Women's Empowerment

on February 13, 2013 - 7:43am

Staff Report

New Mexico PBS (Ch. 5.1), International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe, and The Lensic Performing Arts Center will host a special free screening of a 40-minute-segment of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women,” focusing on women’s economic empowerment.

The screening will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe.

This segment features actress Olivia Wilde visiting Rebecca Lolosoli, Folk Art Market artist, in

Two Works by Los Alamos Playwright Robert Benjamin

on February 10, 2013 - 7:48am
From left, Warren Wilgus (Miguel), Ruben Muller (Reynaldo) and  Kristina Caffrey (Rachel) in  East Mountain Centre for Theatre production of 'Parted Waters.' Courtesy/East Mountain Centre for Theatre

By Bonnie J. Gordon

East Mountain Centre for Theatre is presenting Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin’s Parted Waters at Vista Grande Community Center (just east of Albuquerque) at 7 p.m. Feb 15, as a dinner theatre at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, and as a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Visit www.emct.org. for tickets and information.

Benjamin’s newest play, Salt and Pepper, will premier in

Go ‘Behind the Scenes’ with Viennese Artist

on February 10, 2013 - 7:17am
Scoschi Friedel with her work at the opening reception for 'Behind the Scenes' at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Greg Kendal/ladailypost.com
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon

Artist Susanna “Scoschi” Friedel’s exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Portal Gallery came about because of a happy accident.

Village Arts owner Ken Nebel noticed a number of very interesting works of art coming into the store for framing. They turned out to be the creations of a Viennese artist, the sister of local resident Reiner Friedel.

Paintings from 'The Red Series.' By Scoschi Friedel

Nebel also is the director of

Column: The Versatile Guitar

on February 10, 2013 - 6:42am
The Versatile Guitar
Column by Richard Hannemann
 
I play music on the guitar. I write music for the guitar. I teach the guitar. I've been doing this for a while now.
 
So before you go out and buy a guitar, either for yourself or your child, here are a few things you should know.
 
Andres Segovia once said the guitar is like a small orchestra in the hand. Yep. You've got six strings, each an octave and half; that means you essentially have six instruments.
 
You have a total range of 3 and a half octaves, and you can stretch this to a little over 4 by using harmonics.

Album Release Party for Rumelia at Pyramid Café

on February 10, 2013 - 6:31am
Rumelia band members from left, Nicolle Jensen, Sitara Schauer and Deborah Ungar. Photo by Jennifer Esperanza

Staff Report

Rumelia will celebrate the release of their debut album 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Pyramid Café in Los Aamos. There is a $10 cover. Children are free. 

Rumelia is a band composed of three women who are putting a new spin on music from Eastern Europe, a region generally known as the Balkans.

The music is unique to the western ear in that it uses odd time signatures (think 7/8, 9/8 and 11/8 for starters), as well as eastern scales (maqam) and tonalities.

Juanita Madland Plays 'Adagios Amor' on Valentine's Day

on February 9, 2013 - 7:43am
Pianist Juanita Madland/Courtesy Photo

Staff Report

The Betty Ehart Alamos Senior Center will host a free Valentine’s Day Piano Concert at noon Thursday, Feb. 14 with piano virtuoso Juanita Madland.

The public is invited to Adagios Amor, featuring luscious, mesmerizing pieces that have inspired lovers through the ages.

“The concert is an offering to Los Alamos,” Madland said.

Madland holds a Masters of Music from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with renowned pianist Evelyne Brancart.

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