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Local Quintet Performs Wednesday's Brown Bag

on March 2, 2014 - 10:26am

Juanita Madland performs with 'The Trout' Quintet at noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series continues at noon, Wednesday at Fuller Lodge with Franz Schubert--Piano Quintet in A major, D.667: Allegro vivace, Andante, Scherzo, Tema, Finale.

The Quintet is nicknamed "The Trout" because the fourth movement has variations on this Lied sung by mezzo soprano Pauline Schneider.

The unusual instrumentation for the quintet is:

  • Violin: Mary Helen Klare
  • Viola: Kathy Gursky
  • Cello: Rebecca Caron
  • Double Bass: Patrick Neher
  • Piano:

Try Drip Painting at Village Arts Today

on February 28, 2014 - 6:35am
Close-up of a part of ‘Full Fathom Five After Pollack’ by Trish Ebbert. Ebbert will conduct a drip painting workshop at Village Arts today on DP Road. Courtesy/FLAC

FLAC News:

This week "Canvas & Cocktails: A Tribute to the Masters" will pay homage to Jackson Pollack with drip painting.

Pairing a good drink with good art has always made for a grand time, and art therapist Trish Ebbert is there to help you get creative, a little messy, and have some fun!

Ebbert has experimented with pouring and dripping paint on a canvas and adding things like beads and other doo-dads to create interesting


Community Winds Present 'Wagner and the Movies' Saturday

on February 27, 2014 - 11:49am
Director Ted Vives conducts the Los Alamos Community Winds in a rehearsal for Saturday's concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will celebrate two anniversaries at their concert Saturday: the bicentennial of Richard Wagner’s birth, and the 75th anniversaries of two of the most beloved Hollywood motion pictures, “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Winds will present “Wagner and the Movies” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert is free.


'Rapture, Blister, Burn' Explores Women’s Lives

on February 26, 2014 - 9:17am
Twenty-year-old Avery (Tatyana Stravrowsky) is sure she know more about men than her teacher. Catherine (Debrianna Mansini). Courtesy photo


The Space at Casweck Galleries in Santa Fe presents For Giving Production's staged reading of Gina Gionfriddo's “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” directed by Janet Davidson.

This fast-paced, witty comedy explores the continuing fallout and evolution of the feminist movement. First opening at Playwright Horizons in 2012, "Rapture, Blister, Burn" recently played to sold out houses at the Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles.

"We are so excited The Space is


Roy Dunlap and Marcus Parsley Bring NYC Jazz to Los Alamos Friday, March 7 at Fuller Lodge

on February 26, 2014 - 9:09am
Roy Dunlap and Marcus Parsley perform in concert last year at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman


New York City Jazz musicians Roy Dunlap (piano) and Marcus Parsley (trumpet) will perform an evening of jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Fuller Lodge. There will be a short opening performance, featuring a Los Alamos Acoustic Swing Trio. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a Master’s Degree in Piano at Queens College in New York City, studying with Sir Roland Hanna.


Albuquerque Novelist Darynda Jones Shares Writing Experiences at Authors Speak Thursday

on February 26, 2014 - 8:01am

Darynda Jones/Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Romance novels get a bum rap. It is argued that the plot lines are silly and always involve an innocent, beautiful girl and a handsome, tortured man. These books, with red and pink-colored covers and titles in swirly fonts, always seem to be tucked in back corners of bookstores or libraries. It seems appropriate, because this genre of fiction is more guilty pleasure than literature.

The thing is no one seems to care. It has been noted that romance novel sales have shot up in recent years.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on February 26, 2014 - 7:49am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL                                 
Reel Deal Theater

This week we are opening Son of God. We are getting a lot of requests, especially for the Sunday matinee, so get your tickets early. The run time for this film is 2:18, so it will not have a late show Friday or Saturday.

Yes, we will be holding Philomena for another week. This week it gets a full schedule every day, every show time. Lego also will hold for another week.

Sunday evening, March 2, the 86th Academy Awards will air. We have room for a one week run, so we are bringing back American Hustle, as we feel it

SF Opera Guild Hosts Breakfast and Briefings

on February 26, 2014 - 7:30am


Atomic City Children's Theater: Disney's Aladdin Jr 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Today at Smith Auditorium

on February 22, 2014 - 9:30am
Scenes from Thursday's dress rehearsal of the Atomic City Children's Theater Production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. The show is provided free of charge to the community at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorium on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
More scenes from Thursday's dress rehearsal of the Atomic City Children's Theater Production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. The show is provided free of charge to the community at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorium on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo