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Red Cloud Sunrise Captured Over Los Alamos

on June 13, 2014 - 9:39am

A beautiful sunrise featuring high clouds with reddish hues was captured on camera Wednesday by a Los Alamos resident and shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by James Foley

 

Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Perform Free June 19

on June 13, 2014 - 6:44am
The Santa Fe Opera apprentices. Photo by Bob Godwin. Courtesy/SFO

SFO News:

Everyone is welcome to come to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 19 to listen to and mingle with four talented apprentice singers from The Santa Fe Opera.

The program is 45 minutes of varied music – from favorite opera arias to musical theater and ensembles. The performers are Hailey Clark, soprano; Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano; Yoni Rose, tenor; Joshua Conyers, baritone and James Lesniak accompanying on piano. 

Linger after the concert and take advantage of the amenities that

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Craig Martin Experience Brings a Different Kind of Jazz to Ashley Pond

on June 12, 2014 - 8:17am

Craig Martin Experience in their natural habitat. Courtesy/CME

MUSIC News:

Jazz. It isn’t just swing anymore.

In a concert at the Ashley Pond Pavilion Tuesday, June 17 the Craig Martin Experience (CME) will perform two hours of jazz with a modern focus.

“Over the last 50 years what we call jazz has borrowed rhythms from the pop charts and incorporated soul, funk, Latin and rock beats,” band leader Craig Martin said.

That’s what the group will bring to the new venue at the Pond.

“A warm summer evening, outdoors, the Jemez sunset ─ we thought we’d play a couple of high-energy sets that we

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'Your Favorite Band' The Red Elvises Play Pond Friday

on June 12, 2014 - 7:09am
Igor and the Red Elvises in concert. Courtesy/http://www.redelvises.com
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Producer

Igor and the Red Elvises, your favorite band, return to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13 for a free concert presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

“Your favorite band?” This band from Russia asked me if they could play at the old Central Avenue Grill one winter night about nine years ago. I checked them out on the net and we agreed on a date. They said a number of times at the show that they were our favorite band.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on June 11, 2014 - 7:52am
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Reel Deal Theater         

This week we are opening The Fault in our Stars and How to Train your Dragon 2. We will hold Edge of Tomorrow,and Maleficent. X-Men, and A Million Ways to Die in the West will end this Thursday.

We had so many requests for The Fault in our Stars we managed to get a second-week print which is almost impossible, so here it is. Come and see it. Unfortunately, we had to pass on 22 Jump St. for now, but hope to open it in a couple of weeks if we have room. It was a difficult decision.

"The Fault in our Stars' movie poster.

Summerfest Crowd Blankets Pajarito Mountain

on June 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Pajarito Mountain Summerfest drew a big crowd to the Ski Hill Saturday. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
 
Nosotros entertains at Summerfest. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
 
Happy guys sample New Mexico brewed beer at Summerfest. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
 

Photo Essay by JIM O'DONNELL

In celebration of the summer season, Ski Pajarito in Los Alamos hosted the ninth annual Summerfest Saturday June 7, featuring live music by Nosotros, New Mexico Brewer’s Fest and Pajarito Punishment Downhill Bike Race, among other activities.

A big crowd turned out for fun in the sun on a perfect day at the Ski Hill.

Artists and Organizations Turn Out For Summer Concerts

on June 8, 2014 - 2:15pm

Mary Beth Mason of Los Alamos Medical Center chats with concertgoers who stop by her booth at Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artists Juan Rivera and Sandra Quintana own San-Juan Styles and displayed their artwork at the Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. River of Taos and Quintana of Espanola will return with their creations available for purchase during Friday night concert played at the pond throughout the summer. They also will show their work the first saturday of each month at the White Rock Visitor Center Art Market on N.M.

Authors Speak Series Presents Author Tom Harmer

on June 8, 2014 - 8:59am

Tom Harmer on a backpacking adventure. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Quotes: The Authors Speak Series presents Tom Harmer, an author who describes himself as a “lifelong student of natural history, outdoor survival and Native practices in the wild.”

The event is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Harmer’s most recent book is A Walk Around the Horizon: Discovering New Mexico’s Mountains of the Four Directions (2013).

Near Santa Fe, the New Mexico landscape is framed by four high mountains ─ Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north,

Tourists and Locals Check Out Saturday's Artist Market

on June 8, 2014 - 8:19am

Tourists and locals alike check out the wares at Saturday's first Artist Market of the season at the Visitor Center on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The first market included 10 artists and crafters from Los Alamos and White Rock. The artists sold paintings, photography, hand crafted jewelry, natural beauty products, hand painted wood pieces, tie dye clothes, yarn works and more. Chuck's Wagon provided food for sale during the event. To participate in the market, contact Melanie Peña at 505.661.4807 or melanie@losalamos.org

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