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Art on Tap: Bird In Space Controversy Thursday

on May 7, 2014 - 8:16pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Tap into a great conversation, fellowship, and, of course, food and drink tomorrow 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project Restaurant on Central Avenue.  
 
Ever heard of the Bird in Space Controversy? Let’s just say it rocked the art world of the 1920’s and sparked a very real conversation about art and what art is. 
 
Sound intriguing? It is! Come find out more, and play the “Is This Art?” flash card game! What is art to you? A thing of beauty? Therapy? A way to communicate? Is it really worth 1,000 words?
 
Come join in the conversation, and let’s talk art! Space

This Week at the Reel Deal

on May 7, 2014 - 7:51am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL 
Reel Deal Theater                

This week we are opening Heaven is for Real, and Neighbors. We will hold Bears andThe Amazing Spiderman 2 for another week. Draft Day and The Other Woman will end this Thursday.

Movie poster for 'Heaven is for Real.' Courtesy/Real Deal Theater

Heaven is for Real: Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Heaven is for Realbrings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

Handel, Bach Light Up Sangre de Cristo Chorale’s Baroque Fireworks! Concert

on May 7, 2014 - 7:49am
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

SANGRE DE CRISTO CHORALE News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale completes its 36th season with spring concert Baroque Fireworks! at 7 p.m.  Friday, May 9 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

Dr. Maxine Thévenot will direct the chorale’s performance of Bach’s Cantata # 78, and Part Three of Handel’s Messiah, together with movements from Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems. Featured soloists are soprano Kate Winchester, alto Drea Pressley, tenor Jason Vest and baritone Edmund Connolly.

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Free Brass Concert at Fuller Lodge @ Noon Today

on May 7, 2014 - 7:38am
The Ad Hoc Octet, a brass ensemble made up of members of the Brave New Brass and the Black Mesa Brass quintets, will perform a Brown Bag Recital at noon today at Fuller Lodge. Ad Hoc Octet members include Dave Korzekwa, Bruce Letellier and Mandy Marksteiner on trumpet; Deniece Korzekwa on tuba; Larry Bronisz and Jerry Morzinski on trombone, Elizabeth Hunke and John Hargreaves on French horn; and Leonard Stoval on percussion.The concert is free. Courtesy photo
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DALA Presents 'Neverland' May 16-18

on May 6, 2014 - 10:26am

DALA Director Jonathan Guise. Photo by Rhiana Guise

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Dance Arts Los Alamos will present “Neverland” May 16-18 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Director Jonathan Guise has written a one act ballet based on the novel "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie. Guise became the new director of DALA this year.

“I began dancing professionally when I was 18 year old upon graduating from the Harid Conservatory, an accredited dance arts school located in Boca Raton Fla.,” Guise said.

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Los Alamos Students Show Artwork at Fuller Lodge

on May 6, 2014 - 9:47am
Pinon kindergartener Ariela Rittner shows off her artwork. Photo by Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner.
 
Chamisa Elementary School artwork. Photo by Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School art teachers show work from their programs each year in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge during the Spring Arts and Crafts Fair.

The teachers choose work that represents their programs well, Pinon art teacher Stephanie Rittner said.

The art teachers include:

  • Pinon Elementary: Stephanie Rittner
  • Chamisa Elementary: Renee Mitsunaga
  • Aspen Elementary: Britt Williams
  • Mountain

LALT Auditions for 'Tower of Magic' May 10-11

on May 5, 2014 - 9:52am

LALT Theater News:

Auditions for the Los Alamos Little Theater production of  "Tower of Magic" are 2 p.m. May 10 and 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the LALT Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Scripts and audition sides are available at Mesa Public Library. Roles for four men and three women are available. Auditioners for the role of Capella should come prepared to sing a short song.

The show will be performed in September.

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Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Ushers in the Season

on May 4, 2014 - 12:38pm
Shoppers examine the wares at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. The event is organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Mom and son check out gleaming metal sculptures. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Cool digs for feathered friends. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A bouncy house entertains kids at Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Dress up finery. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A young fair-goer gets a new look. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Take a Rollicking Ride Down the Romance Highway With 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

on May 3, 2014 - 10:25am
From left, Ken Milder, Julia Mundt, Elisa Enriquez and Bruce Lamartine, as mom, daughter and pizza guys, belt out 'He Called Me.' Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
 
Jim Jenkins and Kate Ramsey try to impress on a date. Photo by Steve Wolfel and Larry Gibbons
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change took theatre-goers for a rollicking ride down the highway of love at the opening performance Friday at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The show is a series of 20, mostly musical, vignettes about romantic love, during which various couples

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NMPW Announces 2014 Zia Book Winners

on May 3, 2014 - 8:17am

NMPW News:

New Mexico Press Women’s 2014 Zia Book Awards honored four writers at the organization’s annual meeting April 26 in Las Cruces. Their books rose to the top of the pool of 14 submissions entered this year for children’s books by female New Mexico authors.

The 2014 Zia Award judges selected one winner and one honorable mention in each of two categories: Picture Books and Youth Books.

Winning Books and their Authors:

Kitten Caboodle by Paige Grant (illustrated by Lisa Williams; Azro Press)

After retiring as a hydrologist, Paige Grant, along with her husband, became an active

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