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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/

Hear Western Writer Johnny D. Boggs Thursday

on January 19, 2014 - 8:44am

Johnny D. Boggs. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

Author and journalist Johnny D. Boggs will be the guest at the next “Quotes! Authors Speak Series" event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Johnny D. Boggs has been praised by Booklist magazine as “among the best western writers at work today” and is one of the few authors to have won both the Western Heritage Wrangler Award and Spur Award for his fiction. Mesa Public Library presents Mr. Boggs as the first author in the new 2014 series, now named Quotes: The Authors Speak Series.


'Assemblage Works' by Dirk Wales in Library Gallery

on January 19, 2014 - 8:20am
'Bakery' by Dirk Wales. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

Assemblage and collage have a long history in contemporary art and Mesa Public Library Art Gallery shows a local master of mixed media, Santa Fe artist Dirk Wales.

From densely texted paper juxtaposed with reprinted photographic images, bits and pieces of tickets and paper bric-a-brac, Wales’ works are small worlds contained in one-of-a- kind boxes.

An artist, author, and film maker, the eclectic work of Wales is intriguing and engaging.

A steady influence for this work is the presence of the American artist of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s,


Los Alamos Author's 'Adobe Castle' to become a Movie

on January 19, 2014 - 8:11am

Los Alamos Author Inez Ross and Director Thadd Turner discuss the 'Adobe Castle' screenplay, based on Ross's novel of the same name, at a planning meeting for the film at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe Friday. Tentative plans call for filming to begin this spring. Investment options for the project close at the end of February. An investment meeting is planned. Those interested in attending should email Turner at Courtesy photo