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LAAC’s Free Brown Bag Performance Series Presents Black Mesa Brass Quintet

on January 1, 2014 - 8:33am

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performs at noon Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s kicks off its 2014 Brown Bag Performance Series with the Black Mesa Brass Quintet noon Wednesday, Jan. 8 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of classical, modern, pop, and jazz tunes. They play a variety of venues including concerts, educational performances at schools, weddings and other special occasions.

‘Amelie’ Wins You Over With Whimsical Sweetness

on December 31, 2013 - 9:57am

Movie poster for 'Amelie.'


The next film in the library’s Free Film Series, while not technically holiday themed, is so buttery rich and honeyed that it belongs in The Nutcracker’s Land of Sweets.

“Amelie” (2001, rated R for sexuality) tells the life story of Amelie Poulain, beginning with her conception and building to her first cutely quixotic attempt at romantic love.

Amelie has a horrible, but hilariously summarized, childhood.

Taos School of Music Application Deadline Jan. 17

on December 31, 2013 - 9:34am

TSM News:

Taos School of Music Executive Director Kathleen Anderson Knox has announced auditions for Young Artist positions in the prestigious summer chamber music program. 

Approximately 150 of the most accomplished young classically trained musicians will audition for the coveted 19 slots. Robert McDonald will conduct piano interviews in New York City Jan. 25-26; Borromeo String Quartet hears string auditions in New York City Jan. 29-30 and Boston Jan. 27. Applicants will be notified no later than March 15.

This year’s season will run June 22-Aug. 10. Guest artists include the Borromeo


CAT's Café Replacing 50s Diner in Los Alamos

on December 28, 2013 - 11:58am

Charlie Bracken, left, with artist Danne DeBacker whose paintings will decorate the new CAT’s Café in the American Legion Building on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/

One of the paintings by artist Danne DeBacker that will hang on a wall in the new CAT’s Café in the American Legion Building on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Exit the Fabulous 50’s Diner and enter CAT’s Café!  New owner, Charlie Bracken is hoping to open next week if permits can be secured by then.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 27

on December 27, 2013 - 6:53pm

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Friday, Dec. 27

A Christmas Dance with the Los Alamos Big Band
7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road. Admission is by donation. Proceeds benefit NPH Orphanage in Honduras and IHM youth mission work.

Sunday, Dec. 29

We’ve Got the Power: A Special Screening
7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 at Reel Deal Theater. PEEC is pleased to sponsor a special screening of Brad Marshland’s new documentary, We’ve Got the Power.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 25, 2013 - 10:51am
Reel Deal Theater

This week through Jan. 1, we are holding Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Saving Mr. Banks, Anchorman 2 and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

Jan. 2, we hope to open The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle. The studios have not totally confirmed these bookings for us but hopefully they’ll consider our small town, especially after our constant badgering.

Both of these films will be Academy Award considerations, so the studios are not releasing these films in one huge distribution.

PEEC to Sponsor 'We’ve Got the Power' at Reel Deal Theater Dec. 29

on December 24, 2013 - 1:23pm

We’ve Got the Power. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

On Sunday, Dec. 29 at 4 p.m., the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) brings you a new movie that will open your eyes to creative uses of renewable energy and will challenge you to reconsider your own daily energy use. From the Emmy® award-winning producers of The Next Frontier, We’ve Got the Power is a new documentary on the economics of renewable energy. Filmmaker Brad Marshland will be in attendance at the film, to introduce it and answer questions afterward.

Sure, wind and solar are cleaner and safer than fossil fuels, but how

Play Me Piano Inauguration Will Help Fund Students Musical Adventure in Ghana

on December 19, 2013 - 11:53am
Students involved in the Play Me Piano Project display the newly painted piano. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

From Santa Fe to West Africa to the rest of the globe, Wanderlust Edventures is dedicated to bringing joy and human connection through music.

This summer, seven students from the Santa Fe area alongside mentor, Melinda Russial, have the opportunity to inaugurate this program and bring this message to Ghana. Through an immersive reciprocal education experience, they will begin their effort of global community building.

A fundraiser for the project, Santa Fe "Play Me Piano

Christmas Tubas Will Perform Carols

on December 19, 2013 - 9:06am

Members of Christmas Tubas prepare for their upcoming concert. Courtesy photo

Music News:

Nothing says Christmas quite like the sound of a brass choir performing carols. This choir happens to be composed of tubas, large and small, and is called Christmas Tubas.

The group was formed in 2002 by local musician Jerry Morzinski, who gathered other local musicians, including accomplished high school students. They play an eclectic mix of arrangements specifically created for a tuba choir. The first performance was in the Los Alamos library.

This year’s concert will be held at 7:30 p.m.