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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.


Roaming Cat Found in White Rock

on December 19, 2013 - 8:28am

This tabby was found roaming in White Rock. Call the Shelter if this is your cat. Courtesy photo


This friendly long-haired orange tabby was found roaming on Joya in White Rock Dec. 16. He is safe at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, where he is charming all visitors.

Learn more about this cat by calling the shelter at 505.662.8179. 

Kay and Brian Newnam, James Knudson and Pat Greathouse Perform Holiday Music

on December 19, 2013 - 7:42am

Violinists Kay and Brian Newnam who is a Rotarian, cellist James Knudson and Violist Pat Greathouse entertain the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday and drew a standing ovation for their performance of holiday music at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Nominations Sought for Best Children's Book by NM Woman

on December 19, 2013 - 7:37am

NMPW: News:

An outstanding New Mexican writer will be honored for her work next spring when her children’s book receives the prestigious Zia Award.

New Mexico women writers are invited to submit their books for consideration for the award, given each year by New Mexico Press Women at the annual spring conference. To be eligible to receive the award, selected winners must commit to reading at the award luncheon during the 2014 conference in April.

The 2014 Zia Award will be given to the author of an outstanding children’s book published in 2011, 2012, or 2013. The contest is open to all


This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 18, 2013 - 8:13am
Reel Deal Theater

The films we are opening this week will continue through Christmas. On Thursday, after much consideration we will open Anchorman 2. On Friday we open Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, and Saving Mr. Banks. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug will continue through Christmas.

Saving Mr. Banks is really our Christmas movie. We originally did not make the cut, as Disney is releasing only 2,000 prints. Because of the small size of our town, we are not usually in the running until there is a 2,500-3,000 print release.

'Nana's Naughty Knickers' Opens New Year's Eve

on December 17, 2013 - 11:31am
The cast of 'Nana's Naughty Knickers. Courtesy/LALT
Holly Robinson as Heather Van Pree and Jes Peach as Bridget Charles rehearse for 'Nana's Naughty Knickers.' Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” opens at t the Los Alamos Little Theatre on New Year’s Eve. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. There’s plenty of time to see the show and then move on to another event or party.

Reservations are required for the New Year’s Eve show. Ticket prices are $20 per person, which includes a light meal after the show that will be provided by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge.