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CB McKenzie Wins 2013 Tony Hillerman Prize

on December 6, 2013 - 7:33am

Anne Hillerman with Tony Hillerman Prize winner CB McKenzie. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

At the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in Santa Fe, Wordharvest Writers Workshops and Thomas Dunne Books/Minotaur Books announced that CB McKenzie’s Bad Country has won the Tony Hillerman Prize.

A native Texan, CB McKenzie has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail without stopping, modeled for Giorgio Armani, worked on an organic farm, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, and currently teaches rhetoric at the City University of New York.

The winning novel, Bad Country, is a plot-driven


Full Day of Activities at Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 6, 2013 - 7:26am
Fuller Lodge in Winter. Photo by TK Thompson
LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House is Saturday, Dec. 7. The Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Historical Society, will kick off the holiday season at the Lodge, Los Alamos' best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center. 

Fuller Lodge is decorated for the holidays. Come by and enjoy the holiday spirit and all of the festivities planned for the Open House.

This year, the festivities begin with the Chamisa SingSations at 10 a.m.

Holiday Sale at Sombrillo Elementary Today

on December 5, 2013 - 11:37am

Topper Choral Presents Winter Concert

on December 5, 2013 - 9:40am

Students rehearse for the upcoming Topper Choral Winter Concert. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The public is invited to a free Topper Choral Concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Duane Smith Auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and holiday treats will be available for sale.

The Topper Choral consists of all the Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School choir classes.

More than 50 student performers competed and qualified for District Honor Choirs and were challenged to an intensive multi-day training and a superb performance in October with elite music


20th Annual Los Alamos Crèche Show: Nativity Scenes From Around the World

on December 5, 2013 - 8:27am
LDS News:
The Los Alamos Crèche show is an annual exhibition featuring nativity scenes collected by members of many churches in Los Alamos.
The event is hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 1967 18th St., and is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments are provided.

The show begins
1-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and ends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Crèche, a French term, is the portrayal of the nativity through figurines of people and animals that often includes the setting of a stable or village scene.
Each year the Los Alamos Crèche Show

Opera Alta Presents 'Amahl & the Night Visitors'

on December 5, 2013 - 7:47am


Check Out Village Arts Annual Holiday Window Display

on December 4, 2013 - 1:30pm

Village Arts holiday window display on DP Road created by Diana Norwood of Truly Yours Diana. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Each year at this time, Diana Norwood of Truly Yours Diana creates a holiday window display for Village Arts at 216 P Road. Owner Ken Nebel invites the community to stop by to see the new display and come in his store for their holiday shopping needs.

Ken Nebel

Village Arts offers art and craft supplies for artists of all levels, plus a variety of school supplies and creative children's gifts.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 4, 2013 - 12:32pm
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, we are opening a couple of films that are not for the kid's but we are holding Frozen, and Hunger Games. Delivery Man, and All is Lost will both leave us this Thursday.

This week we finally got a print of 12 Years a Slave. It will open on Friday for a one week run only. I've had a lot of requests for this film and managed to get it for a week. We're opening it between holidays, as it's not really a holiday film being both brutal, and tragic. The film is getting over-the-top reviews and is sure to get an Oscar nomination.

Local Documentary to Feature Powerful Female Snowboarders and Skiers

on December 4, 2013 - 12:20pm


Staff Report:

A local group is in pre-production for an inspirational short film about female snowboarders and skiers of all ages who have been or currently are involved in:

  • Competitive Freestyle Snowboarding
  • Competitive Snowboard Racing
  • Competitive Alpine Ski Racing
  • Recreational Big Mountain Snowboarding/Skiing
  • Recreational Master Mogul/Bump Skiing

"As a father of two daughters, I believe when daughters of any age see how gracefull and inspiring they are, the fire of their personality, style and grace is emboldened to beautifully impact the world as that fire shines

NM Museum of Art Presents 'Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain'

on December 4, 2013 - 12:01pm
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), Head of a monk, 1625-64. Drawing, 277 x 196 mm. Courtesy phooto

NMMA News:

The New Mexico Museum of Art is the only American venue for the exhibition Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain that is literally rewriting the book on Spanish art. After the British Museum in London, the Prado in Madrid and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia the exhibition opens Dec.14, in Santa Fe and runs through March 9.

It was long assumed that, uniquely among their contemporaries in other countries, Spanish artists did not draw and produced