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'The Gospel of Mark' Returns to TOTH

on March 27, 2014 - 10:08am

Jeff Favorite in his one-man storytelling of the Gospel of Mark. Photo by TK Thompson

TOTH News:

By popular demand, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is bringing back Jeff Favorite’s one-man storytelling of the Gospel of Mark.

The performance is Saturday, March 29. The doors open for refreshments and coffee at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m., in Kelly Hall at 3900 Trinity Dr.

Jeff Favorite perform's in the Gospel of Mark. Photo by TK Thompson

In this performance, Favorite recites the Gospel of Mark verbatim from the New International Version® (NIV®; 2011 version) of

Reading of New Play by Elaine Jarvik and Robert F. Benjamin at Teatro Paraguas Saturday

on March 27, 2014 - 8:56am


Teatro Paraguas presents a free play reading of “Wanting” by Elaine Jarvik and Los Alamos playwright, Robert F. Benjamin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie (near Home Depot) in Santa Fe.

This script-development reading will be directed by Beth Kennedy Jones and performed by Tad Jones, Kat Sawyer, Jenny Gabrielle, David Gabrielle, Barbara Hatch and Chris Dempsey. 

“Wanting” is a contemporary comedic family drama about the struggle to find personal meaning within committed relationships and to figure out what's "enough." Three


This Week at the Reel Deal

on March 26, 2014 - 9:40am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL                               
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This week we are opening the much anticipated and controversial Noah. Muppets Most Wanted, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and Divergent will hold for another week. Non-Stop ends Thursday.  

Movie poster for 'Noah.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The following is an excerpt from Kathleen Parker’s review of Noah for the Washington Post:

“I recently viewed the film and can confidently report the following: If you liked Braveheart, Gladiator, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones or Titanic, you will like Noah. If you

LALT to Hold Reading of Play by Local Playwright

on March 26, 2014 - 9:31am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) will hold a reading of the play "Tower of Magic" by local playwright Tess Light at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

"Tower of Magic" is scheduled to be performed in September as part of the LALT 2014-15 season. Anyone interested in reading from the script or listening to the reading is welcome to attend.

In "Tower of Magic," Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend.


Pianist Keith Porter-Snell and Cellist James Holland To Perform Brown Bag Concert

on March 26, 2014 - 9:08am
Keith Porter-Snell at the piano. Porter-Snell will appear in concert with cellist James Holland Wednesday. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council continues the tradition of offering excellent programs to the public through its free Brown Bag Performance Series at noon Wednesday, April 2 at Fuller Lodge, with pianist Keith Porter-Snell in concert with cellist James Holland.

Porter-Snell is a pianist, piano teacher and writer of educational music for piano students. As a performer, he specializes in piano music written to be played with the left hand alone.



Poets Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson Featured at Quotes: Authors Speak Lecture Thursday

on March 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Veronica Golos. Courtesy/MPL


April is National Poetry Month and to honor the literary art, Mesa Public Library is hosting two poets at the Quotes: Authors Speak lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Veronica Golos and Andrea Watson are more than just published poets. Watson is the founder, publisher and editor of 3: A Taos Press. She is also co-editor of Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined.

Andrea Watson. Courtesy/MPL

Watson designed and curated 18 events across the U.S. that combined visual art with poetry.


Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents 'Baroque Holy Week'

on March 25, 2014 - 7:04am

Soprano Kathryn Mueller joins Santa Fe Pro Musica for 'Baroque Holy Week.' Courtesy/SFPM

SFPM News:

Santa Fe─Baroque Holy Week is the finale of Santa Fe Pro Musica’s 32nd Season. A favorite springtime fixture, these concerts feature works of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Pergolesi, and Corelli performed on period instruments, highlighting the glorious voice of soprano Kathryn Mueller and the talents of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble in the historic Loretto Chapel.

For full details, visit

Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18, and 6 p.m.


Deadline Approaches for Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship

on March 25, 2014 - 7:02am

Sangre de Cristo Chorale News:

Santa Fe ─ The mailing deadline, April 1, is fast approaching for college-bound high school seniors who will graduate this spring and want to apply for a $500 scholarship awarded to students dedicated to singing. 

The Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship is among the musical education opportunities offered by the Santa Fe-based Sangre de Cristo Chorale to enrich the lives of young people in the region.  Begun in 1996, the Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship was established in memory of Hastings Smith, a Sangre de Cristo Chorale singer.

Call for Acts for Got Dance Showcase Extended

on March 25, 2014 - 6:53am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is extending the open call for dance acts for its Friday, April 25, Got Dance Showcase performance.

Currently seven acts will be preforming but the Y has spots for seven other acts to apply and has extended the application date until March 31.

Registration is free and can be done online at, by phone at 505.662.3100, or in person at the Y, 1450 Iris St.

Beer Coop Hoists a Few Pints, Raises Funds at Social

on March 24, 2014 - 10:07am
A good crowd turned out for the Los Alamos Beer Coop Social at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill Sunday. The Beer Coop is raising funds to open a tap room in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Beer Coop Board members Bill Myers, left, and Thad Hahn pose with the thermometer marking their fundraising progress, which is about $125,000 so far. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Singer Lorelei Wohlbier, 10, brought down the house when she joined the Pajarito String Band on stage Sunday and belted out a rendition of 'Summertime.' She is the daughter of mandolin