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Unitarian Forum Explores Interracial Relationships

on January 16, 2014 - 7:16am


As part of the continuing forum presentations at the Unitarian Church, Dean Carstens will present a forum topic exploring the portrayal of interracial relationships in movies and books. 

The forum will take place at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.

Movie clips will be included and some of the movies discussed will be: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “In the Heat of the Night,” and “Island in the Sun.” The book version of “Island in the Sun” will also be reviewed.

This Week at The Reel Deal

on January 15, 2014 - 7:44am
Reel Deal Theater

Friday, Jan. 17 the Reel Deal will be opening Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. This action thriller is getting very good preliminary reviews and will probably be the basis for a trilogy or series if it does well. Paramount Studios is looking for Chris Pine to continue as the new and permanent Jack Ryan if things go as planned.

We will hold Frozen, Her, American Hustle, andThe Wolf of Wall St. All of these films or actors garnered a Golden Globe Award this past weekend.

Science on Screen Presents 'The Road' With Ole Peters

on January 15, 2014 - 7:31am

Movie poster for 'The Road.'

SFI News:

The popular Science On Screen series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Institute (SFI) External Professor Ole Peters presents The Road, directed by John Hillcoat and adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.

McCarthy’s heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic tale is translated to the screen in unforgettable fashion. Viggo Mortenson, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee play members of a family in a world where survival can be the only goal.

Los Alamos Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall

on January 14, 2014 - 1:51pm

Alice Shao

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School student Alice Shao has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform at Carnegie Hall in February with the band as a B flat clarinet. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.

Shao auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board.

Craig Martin Experience Jazzes Up Saturday Night Crowd at Blue Window Bistro

on January 12, 2014 - 10:39am

Patrons at the Blue Window Bistro Saturday night couldn't get enough of the Craig Martin Experience and called for an encore following their two hour jazz performance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Craig Martin Experience performing at the Blue Window Bistro Saturday night. Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Craig Martin Experience helped audience members bop into 2014 at Blue Window Bistro Jazz Night Saturday. Los Alamos’ own seven piece jazz ensemble just gets better and better. CME has been swinging together for two years.

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Melissa Bartlett Juried into Pastel Society of America

on January 11, 2014 - 9:19am
'Alert!' pastel painting of impala by Melissa Bartlett. Courtesy photo
'Watching Their Watchful Eyes' pastel painting by Melissa Bartlett. Courtesy photo
'Resting Cape Buffalo' pastel painting by Melissa  Bartlett. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Local artist, Melissa Bartlett, has been juried into the Pastel Society of America as an Associate Member. This prestigious award from the national society was based on an appraisal of her work by a panel of experts.

Her winning entry was composed of paintings of African animals, which she had observed and photographed while on a safari to Kenya


Alvaro Cardona-Hine Reads From His New Novel

on January 11, 2014 - 8:29am

'Phantom Buddha' by Alvaro Cardona-Hine/Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Alvaro Cardona-Hine is an artist whose creativity spans three disciplines: musical composition, writing (especially poetry) and painting.

In these last two, he is internationally well-known. Now in his seventh decade, Cardona-Hine lives in Truchas, N.M.

Poet Joan Logghe will introduce Cardona-Hine as he reads from his new novel “Phantom Buddha,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe (corner of Galisteo and Water.)

"Phantom Buddha" is a portrait of the experiences of a man not quite made for


Last Chance to See 'Nana's Naughty Knickers'

on January 10, 2014 - 5:49am