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Unleash Your Inner Cowboy on Wild West Weekend

on July 22, 2013 - 6:23am

A young buckaroo gets up close and personal with a lasso. Photo by Cheron Bayna Ryan

NMHM News:

SANTA FE—Immerse yourself in cowboy culture Aug. 9-11 at the New Mexico History Museum’s Wild West Weekend, a special event celebrating the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined.

Cowboy musicians and poets join trick ropers, saddle makers, silversmiths and more to provide three days of hands-on fun for the whole family. The events are free; the exhibition is by regular admission (Sundays free to New Mexico residents, Friday evenings free to everyone, children 16 and under free daily.)


Beer Fiesta Saturday at Pajarito Mountain

on July 21, 2013 - 7:56am

More Photos From Summer Concert

on July 21, 2013 - 7:43am

A large crowd gathered at Friday night's Summer Concert in Mari Mac Plaza to hear Willie Nelson's daughter Paula Nelson and her Paula Nelson Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Concert Promoter Russ Gordon introduces Los Alamos firefighters who were raising money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives in the line of duty while fighting the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Arizona earlier this month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

The Summer Concert Series is presented free of charge to the public by the County of Los Alamos

Hannemann's Music Corner: Ain't Live Performance Fun

on July 21, 2013 - 7:39am
Hannemann's Music Corner: Ain't Live Performance Fun

Okay, for a bit of levity ...

In the late 80s to early 90s I was playing a lot in Santa Monica and I worked with some very talented musicians. We were a fairly tight group visiting each other at our various venues regularly during breaks. We traded licks, sat in with one another, borrowed strings ─ “Hey, you got a spare G string?" ─ which in my case was a bit absurd given that I was the only one playing a nylon string guitar and I got to carrying a set of steel strings in my case even though I don't use them.


Last Chance to Vote for Renegade Mountain Band!

on July 19, 2013 - 8:32am
Renegade Mountain Band of Los Alamos played in the Clint Black Country Cares Competition at the Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon in Albuquerque July 14. Courtesy photo


Online voting for the Clint Black Country Cares Competition is set to end at some point today and a winner will be announced this evening.

The exact cut-off time for voting is unknown, but fans are encouraged to cast their vote as early as possible at the following link:

The Renegade Mountain Band, a Los Alamos country band, performed against three other New


Paula Nelson Brings Austin to Los Alamos

on July 18, 2013 - 7:53am
Paula Nelson. Courtesy photo


Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series stage will return to Smith’s Food & Drugs in the Mari Mac Shopping Center in Los Alamos.

Tuesday, July 23, Smith’s will break ground for the new Smith’s Market Place at the Trinity Site. Most of LA has been anxiously waiting for this new shopping center. Folks, it’s coming. It will be the largest supermarket and the only Smith’s Market Place in the state.

I hope you enjoy it, because it should be tremendously beneficial to the town. Let me say this again, shop locally.


Missoula Children's Theatre Casting Call: 'The Tortoise Versus The Hare'

on July 16, 2013 - 11:28am

LAAC News:

Missoula Children's Theatre is holding a casting call at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 22 at Crossroads Bible Church for The Tortoise Versus The Hare.

More than 50 roles will be cast for students entering first through twelfth grades. A parent/guardian must be with each child when registering in order to sign the permission form.

All auditioners should plan to attend the entire morning audition and, if selected, have an open calendar for the week of July 22-26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all day and evening Saturday, July 27. Audition is free.

'Canes of Power' Showing at Bandelier July 20

on July 16, 2013 - 9:58am
Three Laguna Canes. Photo by Silver Bullet Productions at Laguna Pueblo


Saturday, July 20 at noon, Bandelier will present the very special documentary, "Canes of Power" in the theater at the park Visitor Center.

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln presented silver-headed ebony canes to the Governors of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos to recognize their authority, sovereignty, and relationship with the Federal government. Similar canes had been presented by the government of Spain in 1620 and that of Mexico in 1821.

Narrated by actor Wes Studi, the Silver Bullet Productions film "Canes of

New Book Honors Remarkable Women of Taos

on July 16, 2013 - 8:53am


TAOS— A new book celebrating the remarkable women of Taos – the focus of Taos' 2012 educational theme – will launch July 25, starting with a 5-8 p.m. autograph party free and open to the public.

Remarkable Women of Taos, published by Taos-based Nighthawk Press, contains profiles of 167 historic and contemporary women of Taos. The profiles were based on the questions of why there are so many remarkable women in Taos, and what it is about Taos that attracts and sustains so many women. The 316-page book is a compilation of content from the profiles written by


Book of the Year: 'Sun, Sticks and Mud'

on July 15, 2013 - 11:42am
Photograph from 'Sun, Sticks and Mud.' Photo by Steve Fitch

Staff Report:

ForeWord Reviews has announced the winners of the 2012 Book of the Year Awards.

Representing more than 600 publishers, the winners were selected after months of deliberation from 1,300 entries in 62 categories. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent, academic, and small press communities.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers and announced at a special program at the American