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DALA's Dazzling Dress Rehearsal

on May 19, 2012 - 9:24am
Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) held its dress rehearsal Thursday night for its annual Spring Show Performance. DALA’s older dancers performed Friday evening and will perform again at 7 p.m. this evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. DALA’s younger dancers will have their own matinee performance at 2 p.m. today. Photo by TK Thompson/
Photo by TK Thompson/
Photo by TK Thompson/
Photo by TK Thompson/
Photo by TK Thompson/

Kiwanis Club 4th of July Celebration Line Up

on May 17, 2012 - 11:55am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club and Los Alamos County have announced the tentative schedule for the annual Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Expect fireworks, food, kid’s activities, skydivers and a much more.

Courtesy photo

Everything kicks off at 2 p.m., Wednesday July 4 at the park. New this year is your chance to win the Best Seat in the House!  Tickets will go on sale mid-June at local businesses around Los Alamos and will also be available the night of the fireworks.

15th Annual Los Alamos Kite Festival Begins Friday

on May 17, 2012 - 11:44am


Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 16, 2012

on May 17, 2012 - 10:06am


The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

Things that didn't make the webcast: (Let us know if we missed something!):  <nothing yet>

Los Alamos Choral Society Performs Songs of Love and Romance at 3 p.m. Sunday

on May 17, 2012 - 8:06am
Los Alamos Choral Society Director Dr. Mary Badarak checks the music before the start of Tuesday's rehearsal to determine which songs will pratice. Photo by TK Thompson/
By Mandy Marksteiner

The Los Alamos Choral Society presents their spring concert, entitled “Love In Bloom,” at 3 p.m., this Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos.

There will be a second performance at Cochiti Lake on Memorial Day.

They will perform, “How to Talk to Turtles, (a love song),” by Mary Badarak, LACS’s director. It opens with the lines:

Turtles truly love to talk

In voices low and sweet…



Dance Arts Los Alamos to Feature Graduating Seniors

on May 17, 2012 - 12:28am


Erin Burr (Odile) and Megan Kelley (Odette) in DALA's production of Swan Lake. Photo and design by Paulo T. Photography.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is celebrating 20 years of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, three distinct programs will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages 3 through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty.

Intermediate and advanced level ballet students will present an abridged version of Swan Lake at 7 p.m., May 18 and 19. All performances will take

Summer in Taos is Chamber Music Heaven

on May 17, 2012 - 12:08am
The Smithsonian calls it the #2 “Best Small Town” in America. Forbes says the “stunningly beautiful mountain community north of Santa Fe” is the #3 “Prettiest Town in America.” 
And we’re here to tell you when it comes to experiencing exquisite chamber music, Taos, New Mexico is #1 by far.
This summer, 19 talented young performers, students from the nation’s leading conservatories, will be in residence for eight weeks.

Art Center gets 'Naked' in New Show

on May 16, 2012 - 9:11am

"Tomorrow's Excuse" by Los Alamos Artist Amy Bjarke

By Kirsten Laskey

There is not just one way to interpret a theme. Finding an interpretation, in fact, can be an art form.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has challenged artists with a real hefty theme to illustrate. Eighty artists responded to the challenge and their work will be unveiled to the public starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Art Center.

The Art Center’s newest show, “Naked,” reveals numerous ways artists envision this theme.

Some saw “naked” as being the human figure.

Local Teens Heading to World Championships

on May 16, 2012 - 8:36am

Los Alamos teens Natalie Smith and Maria Jones are traveling to Wexford, Ireland to compete in the CRN World Open Championships June 2-3. The girls are students at the Belisama Irish Dance, founded in 2006 in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Smith won the Regional Championships in the under-19 category this spring, and Jones was the 2010 North American Champion in the under-14 category. Both are Craobh Grad dancers, the highest level of dance in the CRN organization.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Hosting 'Naked' Reception

on May 14, 2012 - 6:50pm

"Eve, God's Creation" done in conte crayon by Ron Barsano from Arroyo Hondo. Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center