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Cowboy Dinner and Dance Saturday

on August 6, 2013 - 7:47am

'Mud' Portrays Life on Arkansas Delta

on August 5, 2013 - 8:49am

Matthew McConaughey. Courtesy

Movie Review by KIRSTEN LASKEY

“Mud” requires patience. The film takes its time reaching the climax but don’t get antsy and walk out of the theater. You’ll be glad you didn’t.

The movie centers on two young teenage boys – Ellis and his friend, Neckbone – who live in a rural area of Mississippi. While exploring a small island in the Mississippi River, they come upon a boat that mysteriously wound up in a tree’s branches. They consider this to be the perfect hideout until the friends discover someone already inhabits it.

The boat’s inhabitant, Mud, is a

Smith’s Brings Renegade Mountain Band to County Fair

on August 5, 2013 - 8:32am
The Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo


Smith’s Food and Drug is sponsoring live music at the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Ashley Pond Park. The store is sponsoring an appearance by the Renegade Mountain Band from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday, Aug. 10.

The Renegade Mountain Band (RMB) is a northern New Mexico country band that specializes in representations of classic country artists such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, up-tempo interpretations of dance classics like those performed by Dwight Yokum and Brooks & Dunn, and original country rock.


Scribble Works Reviews: 'R.I.P.D.'

on August 5, 2013 - 8:22am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
Scribble Works Reviews

R.I.P.D. Should Rest in Peace

To be honest, we expected director Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D (Omega) to be terrible just from watching the trailers. But we walked into it with an open mind and not expecting too much. We just wanted a fun summer blockbuster and this film seemed to have the necessary ingredients: comedy, grand action, famous actors, and the undead.

This hope vanished instantly. Almost every aspect of the film was a failure.

Opera Insider Presents Talk Today

on August 5, 2013 - 7:57am


Carl Newton, now in his 18th year as a docent volunteer for the Santa Fe Opera, will present a program on the Opera’s 57th Season at 10 a.m. today, Monday Aug. 5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (downstairs classroom.)

“Telling stories through opera performances in ways that capture the emotional imagination of each audience member is an art requiring many artistic skills,” Newton said. “From the creators of an opera through the team that produces the realization on stage, and the performing artists that the audience hears, each of this season’s operas will be examined.”



Peace's New Century Project Opens in Two Locations

on August 2, 2013 - 6:29am
Image from Peace's New Century Project by Masaru Tanaka and Betsie Miler-Kusz. Courtesy photo

FLAC News:

The Peace’s New Century Project will be exhibited in two locations during early August.

At Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, the exhibit is Aug. 5-10, with a reconciliation ceremony and reception Aug. 6. The ceremony is 4 p.m. followed by a 5-7 p.m. reception. At the Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs, the exhibit is Aug. 2-8, with a 1-4 p.m. reception Aug. 4.

The Peace’s New Century Project is a collaboration between Betsie Miller-Kusz of the Jemez Valley and


Guy Forsyth Plays Summer Concert Friday

on August 1, 2013 - 7:51am

Guy Forsyth


One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show.

This cat and his band are terrific. They play 7-10 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge for you, your family and friends, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union* LA Schools Credit Union* Zia Credit Union Night.

Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail”. It is a message for us and his new born daughter.

NMSA Launches New School Year

on July 31, 2013 - 8:59am

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) state charter school launches its fourth year Aug. 12 with the largest student body to date: 212 students representing 37 communities throughout New Mexico.

This year, 70 new students will attend NMSA, coming from as far north as Taos and as far south as Las Cruces. The school experienced a surge in inquires and applications this school year from students wanting to attend NMSA.

“New Mexico School for the Arts is an extraordinary opportunity for young New Mexican artists.